Classic Car Auction Comes to Hot August Nights with the Return of Motorsport Auction Group

MAG continues to give back with $500,000 raised for local non-profits since 2016

Hot August Nights is once again teaming up with Motorsport Auction Group (MAG Auctions) for the annual Collector Car Auction, Aug. 3– 5, 2023,at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as part of the annual gathering of more than 5,500 classic cars. This action-packed, three-day event held during the event week has raised more than $500,000 for Reno-area organizations since 2016. The auction brings more than 500 items including classic cars, vintage cars, street rods, muscle cars and an extensive selection of memorabilia to bidders from across the country. Car aficionados, those looking to add to their collection or anyone looking to experience a live, energetic auction attend MAG Auctions eighth year at Hot August Nights.  

Generously, MAG Auctions supports the Hot August Nights Foundation by auctioning off a vehicle with proceeds benefiting the organization’s mission to provide children in-need or at-risk in the Reno-Sparks area with a more meaningful and productive life. This year’s Foundation car is a 1957 Ford Country Squire 9-passenger wagon with a light green exterior, dark green interion and powered by a Thunderbird special Y block and equipped with power steering and power 4-wheel drum brakes that have recently been overhauled.

“The Hot August Nights Foundation is fortunate to have two donors that alternate each year in providing us with a car for the auction,” said Deny Dotson, executive director for Hot August Nights and Hot August Nights Foundation. “When we received word this was the vehicle for 2023, we were so excited to offer up this cruiser. This is a great car and is ready to roll from the auction block, right into the streets of Reno-Sparks.”

Since 2007, the Hot August Nights Foundation has helped more than 80 different organizations by distributing over $1.3 million in cash, merchandise and scholarships. Learn more about it and watch a video here. For the exact date and time this car will be auctioned, visit MAG Auctions online.

“We live and work in this community, too, so we feel it’s important for us to help raise awareness and funds for the organizations that work so hard to make this a beautiful place for everyone,” Mike Oberle, co-owner of MAG, said. “A big portion of our fundraising helps children in need and it’s the generosity of our donors and attendees that makes this possible. We are honored to present this auction and support our community in the process.” In addition to the Hot August Nights Foundation, MAG Auction helps raise money for other Reno-Sparks area non-profits. Last year, Make-a-Wish, the Humane Society and the City of Reno K9 Unit were among the other recipients. Reno Police Department’s K9 Unit will again be involved in the 2023 auction, with their highly trained dogs performing exercises and added security. In recognition, MAG will auction an item to benefit their unit.

The MAG Hot August Nights Collector Car Auction is Aug. 3 – 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $20 for a single day pass, or $45 for a three-day pass. Kids 12 and under free and military and first responders receive a discount. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, to pre-register as a bidder, or to preview cars and items going on the block, visit MAG Auctions online at MotorsportAuctionGroup.com.

To view the complete Hot August Nights 2023 schedule, or to learn more about Hot August Nights Foundation, visit HotAugustNights.net

About Motorsports Auction Group

MAG Auctions is a collector car auction featuring muscle cars, street rods, classic cars, vintage cars, and leading automobile products.  MAG is headquartered in Sparks, Nevada.

Boogie Fever – Hot August Nights Brings All New VIP Options to the 2023 Entertainment Lineup

VIP Reserved Tables Bring Front-Row Access to Classic Cars, Rock and Roll and Live Entertainment This July 28 – Aug. 6, 2023, in Reno, Nevada

Known as America’s largest classic car show, Hot August Nightscompletes the nostalgic experience by bringing free, legendary entertainment to the weeklong event in Reno, Sparks and Virginia City, Nevada, July 28-29 and Aug. 1 – 6, 2023. Several new VIP offerings available in 2023 give lovers of all things rock ‘n roll unprecedented access to nightly entertainment. A fan-favorite, The Garage at the Grand Sierra Resort has a new sister location at the expanded venue in downtown Sparks with The Garage at Sparks, offering an enhanced VIP experience. A new front-of-stage table seating option is available at the Grand Sierra Resort main stage presented by Lucas Oil Products, Inc., to not miss a beat from the lineup that features THE ROCKET MAN SHOW, WAR, 38 SPECIAL, AMERICA and FOGHAT.

The entertainment at the Grand Sierra Resort venue kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 1 with THE ROCKETMAN SHOW. Rus Anderson is Elton John’s official body double for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour. Picked by the man himself, Rus performs as a young Elton John in The Rocket Man Show driving Elton’s greatest hits.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 features WAR, the first and most successful musical crossover phenomenon that forever fused rock, jazz, Latin and R&B while transcending racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic, musical melting pot that has sold nearly 50 million records to date.

With more than four decades together, 38 SPECIAL brings their signature sounds of Southern Rock to the stage Thursday, Aug. 3. Known for its explosive power and chart-topping hits like, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more are timeless and recognizable from the first opening chord.

AMERICA, the perennial classic-rock favorite, takes the stage Friday, Aug. 4. With hits like “A Horse With No Name,” America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Nearly five decades later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and entertaining audiences with their timeless sound.

FOGHAT closes out the 36th year Saturday, Aug. 5. This English rock band started in London in 1971 and made a mark for the use of an electric slide guitar in their music. Best known for “Slow Ride,” the band has eight gold records, one platinum and one double-platinum.

“We’re proud to be able to bring such stellar musical performances to our attendees, all for free,” Deny Dotson, executive director for Hot August Nights, said. “Our new VIP options allow die-hard music fans to get a little something extra, and it helps keep the event free for everyone else. The music is a huge part of what makes this event what it is – and it’s in a big part thanks to our sponsors who make this possible. We hope everyone comes out to have some fun and dance along with us.”

The new downtown Sparks stage venue, located in the east parking area of the Nugget Resort Casino focuses on the tribute bands belting out tunes to cap off each day. Performances include:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 2: DECOY performing hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s
  • Thursday, Aug. 3: NEIL DIAMOND – “THE TRIBUTE FEATURING ROB GARRETT”
  • Friday, Aug. 4: SPICE WANNABE – THE SPICE GIRLS TRIBUTE
  • Saturday, Aug. 5: LONG TIME – A TRIBUTE TO THE BAND BOSTON

More entertainment is available at other venues including in Virginia City with live music from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. kicking off with DJ’s Steve West and Rich West in the Delta Lot. The music continues at the Atlantis Resort Casino, Downtown Reno and the Peppermill Resort Casino. A complete entertainment schedule is available online at HotAugustNights.net/entertainment.

New this year, The Garage at Grand Sierra Resort presented by D&S Towing, offers reserved tables for premium viewing. This 21+ area includes unlimited complimentary drinks, pub snacks and plenty of room to enjoy the nightly performances in comfort and style. For true music lovers, the all-new Headlight Lounge is front and center, just in front of the stage and offers the same amenities as The Garage.

In Downtown Sparks, the all-new Garage offers VIP tables available for reservation in front of the main stage and with unbeatable views of the Sparks Cruise along Victorian Avenue. Guests can enjoy the live music and watch the classics roll by, and have access to complimentary drinks, pub snacks and more.

Tables for both The Garage and Headlight Lounge can be reserved online at HotAugustNights.net. Just a few tables remain available.

Beyond free nightly entertainment, America’s largest classic car show brings show-in-shines, Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) Auctions, drag races and burnouts, a swap meet and more. Since 1986 thousands of car enthusiasts from near and far have come to the Reno-Tahoe region to participate in one of the largest annual classic car events in the world. For information about the annual event, visit HotAugustNights.net.

Show Your Support for the Largest Nostalgic Classic Car Event in the Country with a Business Supporter Membership

$500 Annual Fee Puts Businesses in the Driver’s Seat

Calling all business owners. Hot August Nights offers an entry-level sponsorship opportunity just for small businesses in the Reno-Tahoe region. For $500 businesses can show their support for Hot August Nights, the largest nostalgic classic car event in the county, and receive special access to some of the most popular events including the featured entertainment at the Grand Sierra Resort and the Drag Races presented by AMSOIL.

“This program was created especially for local businesses to get involved, receive recognition and be able to participate in the event,” said Deny Dotson, executive director for Hot August Nights. “There are so many businesses that believe in our event and the economic shot in the arm it provides the community. Our business supporter program gives businesses that aren’t looking for a large commitment a way to get involved and show their support. We’d really like to see as many businesses as possible join us and truly roll out the red carpet for the more than 300,000 annual attendees to the region.”

For $500, businesses receive:

  • A plaque for the business with an annual year nameplate
  • Two wristbands for The Garage Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, that includes admission to the reserved concert seating area at the Grand Sierra Resort venue across from the Entertainment Stage presented by Lucas Oil offering complimentary beverages and pub snacks 
  • Entry for two to the Drag Races Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023
  • Two Hot August Nights posters
  • One Hot August Nights Supporter window decal to display at the business
  • Company name listed in the “Owner’s Manual” program and on HotAugustNights.net as a Business Supporter

To register as a Hot August Nights Business Supporter, complete the online application at HotAugustNights.net/business-supporter-program. For registration or event information, visit online at HotAugustNights.net or call 775-356-1956.

Hot August Nights Kicks Off National Volunteer Week with a Volunteer Recruitment Event

Friday, April 14 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the National Automobile Museum

The ability to support the 5,500 officially registered vehicles and the more than 300,000 attendees can only happen with the fuel that makes the 10-day Hot August Nights event run – volunteer members. The nearly 400 volunteer members are responsible for ensuring that each event over the 10 days happens – from the Show-n-Shines, nightly cruises, entertainment and everything in between. In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Hot August Nights invites anyone interested in becoming a part of the Hot August Nights volunteer team to attend a Volunteer Recruitment Event taking place Friday, April 14, 2023, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the National Automobile Museum, located at 1 Museum Dr. in Reno.

Attendees will learn more about the organization, talk about committee involvement and sign up for 2023 while hearing from current volunteers about the benefits of being involved. Annually, nearly 200 volunteer members support Hot August Nights and Hot August Nights Foundation. Membership is required at an annual contribution of $40 to cover the costs of incentives like parties and dinners, as well as materials provided including a polo, hat and other supplies.

“The benefits far outweigh the membership cost, after all that’s about what it takes for two people to go out to dinner,” said Deny Dotson, executive director for Hot August Nights. “Hands down, we couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. They are the first to be there and the last to leave. This is their event. Our volunteers also keep things moving year-round by supporting our five-member staff team in areas such as administration, the Hot August Nights Foundation community outreach programs and the support we lend through the year to other organizations and groups.”

National Volunteer Week takes place April 16 – 22, 2023 and is designed to generate awareness about the positive impacts of volunteering in your local communities and to say, “thank you,” for putting others first.

“I didn’t think that when I signed up as a volunteer that I would receive much more than the t-shirt and goodies,” said Corrinne Carmignani, a Hot August Nights volunteer since 2010. “I was new to the area and thought it would be a great way to get connected. Through volunteering, I was rewarded with much more including friendships and supporting a community event that gives back in so many ways. Plus, it’s incredibly fun and rewarding work that I look forward to. I’m the true winner through all of it.”

Information on becoming a volunteer is available online at HotAugustNights.net/volunteer-member including membership benefits and an application for 2023. Hot August Nights’ main event returns to Reno for its 36th annual event, Aug. 1 – 6, 2023, with the official kickoff July 28 – 29 in Virginia City. Registration is open now at HotAugustNights.net. Car registration remains open until the limit is reached. For registration or event information, visit online at HotAugustNights.net or call 775-356-1956.

Heat up those Hot Rods for the Season – Hot August Nights Spring Fever Revival is Back with New Events

Show-n-Shine, Sock Hop, 2023 Poster Unveil and More – May 19-20, 2023

With the official start to spring, it’s time to unleash those steel ponies from the garage and jumpstart the Reno-Sparks event season with Hot August Nights Spring Fever Revival this May 19 and 20, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Limited to the first 300 registered vehicles, the event is the perfect excuse to shine up those beauties for a Show-n-Shine, Celebrity Choice Awards, HAN Event Series qualifying event along with three new 2023 events – a nightly Sock Hop, a GSR shops Poker Walk and the official unveiling of the 2023 event poster.

While you’re de-winterizing those classic cars bust out those poodle skirts, letterman jackets and bobby socks for the Spring Revival Sock Hop taking place Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Silver State Pavilion.

Join in a Poker Walk of the shops at the GSR. Prizes are awarded daily. Poker Walks are open to all registered car participants and attendees.

Looking ahead to the main event kicking off July 28 in Virginia City and moving down to Reno July 30 and continuing through to Aug. 6, the 2023 official poster will be available for purchase along with a display of the featured vehicle, courtesy of the National Automobile Museum. Posters will be available for purchase.

Live DJ entertainment during the day, merchandise and memorabilia, Hot August Nights Foundation 50/50 Raffle and a Poker Walk through shops at the Grand Sierra Resort, round out the activities.

The 2023 Spring Fever Revival takes place at the Grand Sierra Resort near the Grand Bay Driving Range and at the Silver State Pavilion.

Participation in Spring Fever Revival:

  • Open to all 1979 and older cars, pickup-size trucks, and emergency vehicles
  • Admission for all 2023 Hot August Nights registered car participants is free
  • $40 fee for non-registered participants or waive the registration fee by signing up for the main event at Spring Fever Revival for $175

Applications are now available online until May 12 at 5.pm. or in person at the Hot August Nights office, located at 1425 E. Greg St., Sparks, NV, 89431. Onsite registration is available at the main Check-In at Grand Sierra Resort starting Friday, May 19 at 8 a.m. Hot August Nights’ main event returns for its 36th annual event, July 28 – Aug. 6, 2023. Registration is open now at HotAugustNights.net. Car registration remains open until the limit of 5,500 is reached. For registration or event information, visit online at HotAugustNights.net or call 775-356-1956.

Hot August Nights Foundation Annual Fundraising Dinner Raises Funds for Local Youth

Annual Fundraiser Dinner Takes Place Saturday, April 29, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

The Hot August Nights Foundation, which supports the community’s at-risk or in-need children through various outreach programs, hosts its annual fundraiser dinner, Classics & Cocktails, Saturday, April 29, 2023, hosted by the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Under the theme Starry Starry Night, the event aims to raise funds to support building a library for the organization’s partner school, Jessie Hall Elementary School. The Hot August Nights Foundation mission is to impact the lives of in-need or at-risk children by providing vital resources in an increasingly challenging world.

Classics & Cocktails is one of two annual fundraising events for the Foundation. The other takes place during the annual Hot August Night event with the auctioning of a donated vehicle. Funds raised support programs for which support is either limited or not available and can include scholarships for secondary education, supporting primary education and its students in areas of economic hardship, and promoting other worthy assistance programs for those in-need and at-risk children in the community. The evening includes dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions and special guests.

“Classics & Cocktails is our way of engaging with the local community with a focus on furthering our mission,” said Deny Dotson, Hot August Nights executive director. “All of the funds raised at this event go back to the community to help fund programs and provide scholarships to benefit children at risk, demonstrating that we are more than just a car show.”

Since its inception in 2007, the Hot August Nights Foundation has helped more than 80 different organizations, distributing more than $1.3 million in cash, merchandise and scholarships. During the 2022 Hot August Nights event, the Foundation raised $45,000 during the Foundation Car Auction.

Seats and table sponsorships are available online at HotAugustNightsFoundation.org. Table sponsor packages start at $800 and individual seats are available for $100 each. Visit here to view and purchase all options.

Auction items are also requested and can be provided directly to the Foundation. As an active foundation, donations are accepted year-round. Visit online at HotAugustNightsFoundation.org or call 775-356-1956.

About Hot August Nights Foundation:

A separate entity of Hot August Nights, the Hot August Nights Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3), creates an instrument for individuals and businesses who share the Foundation’s mission to work together, providing in-need or at-risk children with a more meaningful and productive life through the availability of continuing and higher education. The Hot August Nights Foundation members volunteer their time to provide vital resources, including scholarships and volunteer needs while supporting a variety of educational and assistance programs. For more information, call 775-356-1956 or visit www.hotaugustnights.net/Foundation.

Hot August Nights’ New Event Series Takes the Competition Beyond the Main Event to Car Clubs Locally, Regionally and Nationally

Presented by Champion Chevrolet the series culminates Aug. 26, 2023, with the crowning of the Event Series Champion

Hot August Nights, the largest nostalgic classic car show in the country, is elevating the competition factor to crown an annual best of the best winner as part of the new HAN Event Series, presented by Champion Chevrolet. The Event Series is open to any car club or promoter for local, regional, or national shows taking place now through Aug. 20, 2023, with qualifying classic vehicles 1979 or older, receiving an invitation to the HAN Event Series Finale taking place Aug. 26, 2023, at Champion Chevrolet where the Champion is selected.

The HAN Event Series winner receives their name on a rotating Grand Champion Trophy, a Champion winners’ jacket, $5,000 in cash, a HAN vehicle registration for the 2024 event, vehicle photo featured on the cover of HotAugustNights.net, featured as the cover photo of the annual Hot August Nights official program titled the “Owner’s Manual” and as the featured vehicle for the 2024 Hot August Nights main event poster.

“Reno has a large and passionate following when it comes to all things cars,” Deny Dotson, executive director for Hot August Nights, said. “Just locally, there are several car clubs and promoters holding events throughout the year and the new HAN Events Series is a way to collaborate annually with classic enthusiasts – and they don’t have to be registered as part of our August Hot August Nights’ main event to qualify. This is about crowning the best of the best classic really anywhere – here, at a regional show, or even nationally. We couldn’t do this without the strong support we’ve already received and that of our presenting and long-time Hot August Nights sponsor Champion Chevrolet.”

To participate in the HAN Event Series, presented by Champion Chevrolet, car clubs and promoters need to register and pay an annual $20 fee. Individual participating vehicles then purchase a $10 decal to display in their window. Winning vehicles with the decal automatically receive an invite to participate in the HAN Event Series Finale event where all the winners from various car shows throughout the year will converge and one winning vehicle will be crowned as Grand Champion.

Individual HAN Event Series qualifiers receive a trophy and will be listed on the Hot August Night website as well as being eligible to win raffle prizes including Hot August Night main event registration, a private event at the National Automobile Museum’s 150-person movie theater, a photo shoot and more.

HAN Event Series decals are available for purchase online at HotAugustNights.net or in person at the Hot August Nights office on East Greg Street or from any participating car club.

For more information or to get involved, contact Hot August Nights at haneventseries@hotaugustnights.net or call 775-356-1956.

Hot August Nights’ main event returns to Reno for its 36th annual event, Aug. 1 – 6, 2023, with the official kickoff July 28-29 in Virginia City. Registration is open now at HotAugustNights.net. Car registration remains open until the limit is reached. For registration or event information, visit online at HotAugustNights.net or call 775-356-1956.

Bringing the Heat – Hot August Nights Announces 2023 Dates

Classic cars, rock and roll and live entertainment returns to Reno Region July 28 – Aug. 6, 2023

Mark your calendar now as America’s love affair with classic cars, rock and roll and nights filled with nostalgia returns in 2023 to the Reno, Nevada region for Hot August Nights 36th annual event, Aug. 1 – 6, 2022, with the official kickoff July 28-29 in Virginia City.

America’s largest classic car show brings free nightly entertainment, show-in-shines, Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) Auctions, drag races and burnouts, a swap meet and more. Since 1986 thousands of car enthusiasts from near and far have come to the Reno-Tahoe region to participate in one of the largest annual classic car events in the world.

About 40 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the historic mining town of Virginia City epitomizes vintage cars meets a vintage town. Taking place Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, the town transforms into a show-n-shine with 400 registered cars lining the main street followed by a late afternoon cruise and celebrity awards.

The 2023 main event in Reno-Sparks officially begins Tuesday, Aug. 1 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 6 capping off with a grand finale parade in downtown Reno. Throughout the week enjoy nightly cruises, live entertainment, drag races and burnouts along with opportunities to pick up gear and swag at the swap meet, Big Boy’s Toy Store, Dazzling Diva’s and more.

“We’re already rolling and looking at creating an enhanced visitor and participant experience for one of our region’s vital special events,” Deny Dotson, executive director of Hot August Night, said. “We’re bringing out our best this year with our incredible staff and volunteers, along with up-close visitor experiences, some killer entertainment, show-n-shines, auctions, and of course Drag Races and Burnouts, as well as many more activities throughout the week. We can’t wait to show you all what’s in store for 2023.”

Official registered cars are capped at 5,500 for the main Reno-Sparks event. Registration is open now at HotAugustNights.net. Car registration remains open until the limit is reached. Pending availability, onsite registration takes place at the Silver State Pavilion located inside the Grand Sierra Resort starting Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Hot August Nights, a nonprofit organization, began as a way to drive tourism to the area during August. Now, it’s considered an iconic special event for attendees and participants to relive and celebrate the nostalgic times of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

For registration or information, visit online at HotAugustNights.net or call 775-356-1956. Keep up to date with the latest by following on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Hot August Nights Brings On New Leadership

Deny Dotson, Hot August Nights Executive Director

Deny Dotson Selected as Executive Director

RENO, Nevada (Oct. 10, 2022) – Hot August Nights has new leadership at the helm with the appointment of Deny Dotson as the Executive Director responsible for the organization’s region-wide economic infusion of more than $81 million annually. Dotson previously served as Tourism Director for Virginia City, a position he held for more than 10 years.

“The Hot August Nights Board was impressed with the numerous qualifications that Deny brings including strong operational, marketing and relationship-building expertise,” said James Herr, president of the Hot August Nights Board of Directors. “We’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Deny during his prior role with Virginia City, and his qualifications, experience and drive are going to position the event and our Hot August Nights Foundation for success.”

Dotson led the reorganization of the tourism authority to a fair and recreation board and thereby established a new way to market the town under the Virginia City Tourism Commission. During his tenure, he increased the operating budget fourfold. This was accomplished through efforts focused on driving visitation through events and marketing campaigns, including the Below the Surface video series and the pandemic-developed “Everyone Is A Local” program focused on recovery efforts. He led the acquisition, development and management of the Virginia City Arena & Fairgrounds, the host location for the annual International Camel & Ostrich Races and large venue for other events, developed of the town’s branded Cemetery Gin spirit, secured the agreement with Hot August Nights as the official kickoff location, brought the return of Street Vibrations Fall Rally to the town and developed, grew and provided event oversight of all Virginia City special events.

“I feel humbled to walk in the footsteps of those that have led Hot August Nights before me,” said Dotson. “The charge of leading the team of dedicated staff, passionate volunteers, partners and sponsors for the largest classic car show in the world is one, I feel, I’ve been preparing for. It’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly. I’m appreciative of the trust of the Board of Directors and now, it’s time to roll.”

For information about the annual event, visit HotAugustNights.net. Keep up to date with the latest by following on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Hot August Nights, a nonprofit organization, is the world’s premier classic car event, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the 50s, 60s and 70s and participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises, an auction, drag races and more.

Hot August Nights Offers One Last Time to Show-n-Shine

Hot August Nights Fall Frenzy 2022

Fall Frenzy and Coat Drive set for Oct. 1, 2022, at Baldini’s Casino

RENO, Nevada (Sept. 13, 2022) – Hot August Nights closes out its 35th year with the Fall Frenzy Show-n-Shine taking place Oct. 1 at Baldini’s Casino from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The beloved event gives car enthusiasts and Hot August Nights participants the opportunity to showcase their classic vehicles one last time before the close of 2022 and while donating to a fall coat drive.

Limited to the first 250 classic vehicles 1979 and older, this show is free to all 2021 and 2022 official registered car participants. A $10 fee will apply to any non-registrants. Spectators can enjoy an array of beautiful classic cars, food trucks, live entertainment, Hot August Nights merchandise booths, a 50/50 Foundation raffle, celebrity judging and more.

Fall Frenzy also incorporates the annual Hot August Nights Foundation Coat Drive. Participants and attendees are encouraged to bring a new or gently used coat to donate. All coats are given to the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows to distribute to local youth in need.

“Our Hot August Nights participants put a lot of effort and work into these cars, so one final Show-n-Shine is a great way to close the season,” said James Herr, president of the Hot August Nights Board of Directors. “Plus the Coat Drive element is a perfect way for our participants, volunteers and spectators to enjoy the classic cars and to donate a coat or jacket to someone in need. We love being able to work with our wonderful sponsors like Baldini’s Casino to host this event, which gives back to our community while enjoying what we love… classic cars.”

Additionally, registration is now open for the 2023 Hot August Nights main event. Visit HotAugustNight.net applications page to register.

For information on all our events, visit HotAugustNights.net or call 775-356-1956. Keep up to date with the latest by following on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Hot August Nights, a nonprofit organization, is the world’s premier classic car event, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s and participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises, an auction, drag races and more.