Fifty elite vehicles registered to compete for top honors during the second annual Hot August Nights Cup presented by Downtown Reno. Competitors came from across all corners of the country for the chance to win a piece of the largest prize purse of any collector car competition.
“With the support of our sponsors, the Hot August NIghts Cup offers more than $100,000 in cash and prizes making it the most sought-after Show-n-Shine in the country,” said Hot August Nights Executive Director Mike Whan.
Sponsors include Eldorado Resorts, Inc.’s Reno properties, ididit, Painless Performance Products, Optima Batteries, AMSOIL, Whitney Peak Hotel, Motorsport Auction Group, Visit Reno Tahoe, Adam’s Premium Car Care Products, Club Cal Neva and Siri’s Casino.
During the three-day competition, Hot August Nights welcomed back esteemed judges including the builder of automobiles seen on movies like “Knight Rider” and “A-Team,” Steve Mank; alongside judge and manager of 33 automotive events Reggie Tibbetts; and on-camera personality of Search and Restore Eddie Potestio narrowed down the 50 entrants to the Top Ten.
On Aug. 12, 2017, Dennis Gage of “My Classic Car” announced the Reno Five in downtown Reno from 4th and Virginia Streets. Top Ten Cup winners are as follows:
Best of Show:
Owner: Bruce & Peggy Wanta From Bellevue, Washington
Builder: Troy & Davida Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods
Year/Make/Model: 1936 Packard, Speedster
Owner: Bruce Leven From Mercer Island, Washington
Builder: Craig Wick of Wicked Fabrication
Year/Make/Model: 1951 Ford, Coupe
Owner: Ron and Dianna Maier From Hillsboro, Oregon
Builder: Aaron Atnip & Mark Spurlock of A&M Deluxe Customs, Inc.
Year/Make/Model: 1957 Chevy Nomad
Owner: Rob and Julie Freeman From Watertown, New York
Builder: Gary Brown of Brown’s Metal Mods
Year/Make/Model: 1956 Volkswagen Beetle
Owner: John and Sheila Emacio From Chattaroy, Washington
Builder: Tyler Nelson of G3 Rods
Year/Make/Model: 1956 Chevy Nomad
Owner: Ted and Colleen Hubbard From South Bend, Nebraska
Builder: Andy and Annali Leach of Cal Auto Creations
Year/Make/Model: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
Owner: Josh and Tamara Hodges From Bakersfield, California
Builder: HED Industries Speed Shop
Year/Make/Model: 1969 Chevy Camaro
Owner: Kenneth Rathmann From Tranquillity, California
Builder: Steve Chapman of RSI
Year/Make/Model: 1932 Chevy Sedan
Owner: Adam Simms From Napa, California
Builder: Phil Ferrari of Phil Ferrari Hot Rods
Year/Make/Model: 1953 Chevy 5 Window Pickup
Owner: Jerry Logan From Salt Lake City, Utah
Co-owner/Builder: Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Design Inc.
Year/Make/Model: 1960 Cadillac DeVille
Click here to download high-res photos of the winning cars. Photo credit must be given to Marcello Rostagni.