HAN Cup presented by The ROW

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Thank you for your interest in the Hot August Nights Cup presented by The ROW. At this time, due to the complexity of this Show-n-Shine, it has been mutually agreed upon by all parties to cancel this Show-n-Shine for the 2020 event year.
Don’t despair, there are still multiple Show-n-Shines that will be happening throughout Reno/Sparks during the event with over $65,000 up for grabs in cash and prizes
We thank you for your understanding and wish you much luck in the other competitions. For a full list of our Show-n-Shines, click here
Registration is closed. No onsite registration.

Only an elite 40 will be able to enter and compete for this prestigious award.

The application is all inclusive, no need to fill out a separate car registration.

2019 Sponsors

The Row

2019 Elite Reno Five

Best of Show

HAN Cup Best of Show 2019

Owner: Sonny & Debbie Freeman of Lafayette Louisiana
Builder: Talbert Goldman of Mike Goldman Customs
Year/Make/Model: Blue 1965 Chevy Chevelle

Second Place

HAN Cup 2nd Place 2019

Owner: Danny Jadresko of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Builder: JF Launier of JF Kustoms
Year/Make/Model: White 1964 Pontiac Acadian Conso

Third Place

HAN Cup 3rd Place 2019

Owner: Scott & Sherrie Cooper of Orland, California
Builder: Cam Miller of H.S. Customs
Year/Make/Model: Brown 1970 Chevy El Camino

Forth Place

HAN Cup 4th Place 2019

Owner: Harold & Tracy Chapman of Florence, Texas
Builder: Harold Chapman & Michael Kaiser of Custom Hot Rods Of Andice
Year/Make/Model: Copper 1933 Ford Roadster

Fifth Place

HAN Cup 5th Place 2019

Owner: Mike Dennison of Boise Idaho
Builder: Kenny Welch of Kenny’s Rod Shop
Year/Make/Model: Black 1951 Hudson Wasp

Over $42,250 in cash and prizes.

Ultimate Best of Show Winner:
  • $15,000.00 Cash
  • 2020 Eldorado Hotel Stay
  • Best of Show Hot August Nights Cup Trophy – Owner
  • Best of Show Hot August Nights Cup Trophy – Builder
  • Hot August Nights Jacket
Second Place:
  • $8,000.00 Cash
  • 2020 Eldorado Hotel Stay
  • 2nd Place Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
  • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
Third Place:
  • $4,000.00 Cash
  • 2020 Eldorado Hotel Stay
  • 3rd Place Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
  • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
Fourth Place:
  • $2,000 Cash
  • 2020 Eldorado Hotel Stay
  • 4th Place Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
  • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
Fifth Place:
  • $1,000 Cash
  • 2020 Eldorado Hotel Stay
  • 5th Place Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
  • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
2018 Elite Reno Five

Best of Show


Owner: Buddy & Nancy Jordan from Spring Branch, Texas
Builder: Steve Frisbee, of Steve’s Auto Restorations
Year/Make/Model: Red/Black – 1933 Ford Roaster

Second Place


Owner: Chris & Greg Allen, from Selbyville, Delaware
Builder: Ed Denkenberger, of Superior Auto Works
Year/Make/Model: Sandstone Metallic – 1967 Chevy Camaro SS

Third Place


Owner: Gary McKay, from Tacoma, Washingtion
Builder: Craig Wick, of Wicked Fabrication
Year/Make/Model: Green – 1957 Ford Custom 300

Forth Place


Owner: Edward “Tad” & Sue Leach, from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Builder: Dave Kindig, of Kindig-It Design
Year/Make/Model: Blue – 1958 Continental MK111

Fifth Place


Owner: Robert & Peggy Anderson, from Savannah, Georgia
Builder: Steve Legens, of Legends Hot Rod Shop
Year/Make/Model: White – 1936 Pontiac Pindian

2017 Top Ten Finalists and Elite Reno Five
Best of Show

Owner: Bruce & Peggy Wanta From Bellevue, Washington
Builder: Troy & Davida Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods
Year/Make/Model: 1936 Packard, Speedster

Second Place

Owner: Bruce Leven From Mercer Island, Washington
Builder: Craig Wick of Wicked Fabrication
Year/Make/Model: 1951 Ford, Coupe

Third Place

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

Forth Place

Owner: Rob and Julie Freeman From Watertown, New York
Builder: Gary Brown of Brown’s Metal Mods
Year/Make/Model: 1956 Volkswagen Beetle

Fifth Place

Owner: John and Sheila Emacio From Chattaroy, Washington
Builder: Tyler Nelson of G3 Rods
Year/Make/Model: 1956 Chevy Nomad

Sixth Place

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

Seventh Place

Owner: Josh and Tamara Hodges From Bakersfield, California
Builder: HED Industries Speed Shop
Year/Make/Model: 1969 Chevy Camaro

Eighth Place

Owner: Kenneth Rathmann From Tranquillity, California
Builder: Steve Chapman of RSI
Year/Make/Model: 1932 Chevy Sedan

Nineth Place

Owner: Adam Simms From Napa, California
Builder: Phil Ferrari of Phil Ferrari Hot Rods
Year/Make/Model: 1953 Chevy 5 Window Pickup

Tenth Place

Owner: Jerry Logan From Salt Lake City, Utah
Co-owner/Builder: Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Design Inc.
Year/Make/Model: 1960 Cadillac DeVille

Meet the Judges
Steve Mank

steve-mankSteve has been working on cars since he was 15/16 years of age inheriting his love of car building from his father. Steve had the honor to be involved in building, transporting, showing, etc. ALL the GREAT TV cars such as General Lee, Knight Rider, A-Team & others. Then in 1989, what Steve called his “dream job” came along. He was asked to be one of the builders on the team for Hollywood Productions for the “Batman” & “Batman Returns” movie cars.  Steve has recently joined as co-host of a TV show on SpikeTV called Musclecar, owned by RTM Productions, the Power-block home to many Great Automotive shows.  Along with Musclecar, Steve was a builder on, “Search & Restore” TV show with Tim Strange. Steve has judged I.S.C.A., Super Chevy shows along with many others up until the early 2000’s and continues to judge several shows nationwide for many different associations today. He looks forward to judging the Hot August Nights Cup presented by Downtown Reno this August.

Reggie Tibbetts

reggie-tibbettsReggie has owned and built over 150 vehicles over the years to include Street Rods, Trucks, Corvettes, Chevelles, Novas and VWs. Being a tradesman in his early days, Reggie was trained in welding, woodworking and millwright work which gave him the skills to fabricate and use almost any type of equipment and materials on the cars he built.  In the early 1970’s he built and showed a Tubular Sand Buggy with his wife Margret, named “Good Vibrations” winning 89 Best of Shows in 15 years before retiring the vehicle. Reggie has stayed heavily involved in building classic and custom cars, and has judged or managed over 33 automotive events each year for over 30 years all over the Nation. He is the co-owner of a nationally recognized event, thesupernationals.com in Albuquerque New Mexico celebrating its 25th Anniversary.  He has officiated for Super Chevy Magazine, the International Show Car Association (ISCA) and the National Rod & Custom Association (NRCA) as well as many independent promoters, adding Hot August Nights to his resume this year.

Ray Jump

Ray Jump has been building Hot Rods his entire life. With an engineering background, this came easy to him. Owning his own engine and machine performance shop has given him the access to do this. Ray started his career at General Mills and worked there for many years. When it shut down, he decided to start judging car shows since cars were the next closest thing to him. He gained experience by judging many different shows when he started. Now, a professional judge for 25 years, Ray has judged over 16 different car show venues including Super Chevy Shows, Street Machine Nationals, International Show Car Association and the Ridler Award. He found what he loved and wanted to do it for the rest of his life. You can find Ray supervising other car shows and still judging the ones he is called upon for. Ray will be judging the Hot August Nights Cup for the first time this year and he is excited to gain a new experience.

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