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Hot August Nights Event Series

Join Hot August Nights Event Series

There can be only one.

Compete for the award you can't buy.
Hot August Nights' 2025 Featured Vehicle.

Presented by

Champion Chevrolet

About the Event Series

Hot August Nights 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 August 10, 2024.

Qualifying classic vehicles receive an invitation to the HAN Event Series Grand Finale taking place August 11, 2024, at Reno-Sparks Convention Center starting after the Grand Finale Parade.

Event Series Grand Finale
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This is THE ONE.

congratulations to The 2023 HAN Event Series winner and showcase vehicle for 2024.

The 2023 Grand Champion winner is Greg B. for his 1956 Chevy Nomad. He qualified at the Townsmen presents the 19th Annual car Show May 20, 2023 in Loomis, California.

Hot August Nights Event Series Grand Champion 2023
Hot August Nights Event Series Grand Champion 2023
Catch our 2023 grand champion at the following locations:

spring fever revival – may 17 and 18:

At the Insider’s Club next to the merchandise tent

Reno-Sparks Main Event – August 5 to August 11:

  • Monday, August 5: Participant check-in, Grand Sierra Resort
  • Tuesday, August 6: Participant check-in, Grand Sierra Resort
  • Wednesday, August 7: Downtown Reno (4th Street), next to the merchandise tent
  • Friday, August 9: Nugget Event Center at the Insider’s Club, Downtown Sparks
  • Saturday, August 10: Grand Sierra Resort
  • Sunday, August 11: Leading the Grand Finale Parade from Downtown Reno to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center for the HAN Event Series Grand Finale

To participate in the HAN Event Series, presented by Champion Chevrolet, car clubs and promoters need to register and pay an annual $40 fee. Individual participating vehicles then purchase a $5 decal to display in their window.

You only need to qualify once to receive the coveted invite. Event qualifiers receive an invite to participate in the HAN Event Series Grand Finale event taking place Sunday, August 11, 2024, where all the winners from various car shows throughout the year will converge with one winning vehicle crowned as the Grand Champion.

Award Categories and Judging Criteria
Grand Champion presented by Champion Chevrolet – 1979 or Older
Winner Receives:
  • Name on a rotating Grand Champion Trophy
  • Custom Trophy
  • $5,000 in cash
  • Grand Champion Winners’ Jacket
  • HAN vehicle registration for the 2025 Reno-Sparks event with #0001
  • HAN vehicle registration for 2025 Virginia City and the HAN Spring Autorama
  • Insiders Club parking at Grand Sierra Resort for the Reno-Sparks main event and the HAN Spring Autorama
  • Featured vehicle for the 2025 Hot August Nights event, poster, program, website and apparel with photoshoot
     
Stock or Restored Classic Award, sponsored by Summit Racing – 1979 or Older
Winner Receives:
  • Custom Trophy
  • $1,000 in cash
  • Event Series Winner’s Jacket
  • HAN vehicle registration for the 2025 including Reno-Sparks main event, Virginia City and the HAN Spring Autorama
  • Insiders Club parking at Grand Sierra Resort and HAN Spring Autorama
  • Photoshoot with the Grand Champion
Custom Classic Award, sponsored by Big Daddy’s Motor Cars – 1979 or Older


Winner Receives:

  • Custom Trophy
  • $1,000 in cash
  • Event Series Winner’s Jacket
  • HAN vehicle registration for the 2025 including Reno-Sparks main event, Virginia City and the HAN Spring Autorama
  • Insiders Club parking at Grand Sierra Resort and HAN Spring Autorama
  • Photoshoot with the Grand Champion
Classic Truck Award, sponsored by Quick Space – 1979 or Older
 

Winner Receives:

  • Custom Trophy
  • $1,000 in cash
  • Event Series Winner’s Jacket
  • HAN vehicle registration for the 2025 including Reno-Sparks main event, Virginia City and the HAN Spring Autorama
  • Insiders Club parking at Grand Sierra Resort and HAN Spring Autorama
  • Photoshoot with the Grand Champion
Member’s Choice Award, sponsored by The Row
 
Winner Receives:
  • Custom Trophy
  • $1,000 in cash
  • Event Series Winner’s Jacket
  • HAN vehicle registration for the 2025 including Reno-Sparks main event, Virginia City and the HAN Spring Autorama
  • Insiders Club parking at Grand Sierra Resort and HAN Spring Autorama
  • Photoshoot with the Grand Champion
Event Organizer Application
Event Series Participant
Event Series Calendar
2024 Event
Series Qualifiers
About the Event Series

Hot August Nights 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 August 10, 2024. Qualifying classic vehicles receive an invitation to the HAN Event Series Finale taking place August 11, 2024, at Champion Chevrolet where the Champion and award winners are selected.

Event Series Show-n-Shine Competition