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RENO, Nevada (Feb. 20, 2024) – In 2023, the largest nostalgic classic car event in the country, Hot August Nights, elevated the competition by inviting any car club promoter in the country to become a qualifying event for an award that can’t be bought – HAN Event Series Grand Champion. The HAN Event Series crowns the best of the best, a Grand Champion, as well as winners in another three categories. In its first year, the HAN Event Series had 56 participating shows in three states, sending 56 qualifying winners to the HAN Event Series Finale where the 2023 Grand Champion was selected – a 1956 Chevy Nomad owned by Greg B. The Grand Champion serves as THE car in all promotional marketing for the 2024 event.

As the HAN Event Series quickly catches on, the time to sign up for the 2024 competition is now. The Series is open to any car club or promoters with shows now through August 10, including awards held during the 2024 Hot August Nights event taking place in Reno, Nevada, August 2 through August 11,

2024. Winners from each participating show receive a coveted invite to the HAN Event Series Finale, taking place Aug. 11 as part of the Hot August Nights event finale.

“The HAN Event Series is not a local competition; it’s designed to find the best of the best in the U.S., bringing together the entirety of the car community for a competition money can’t buy,” Deny Dotson, executive director for Hot August Nights, said. “This level of competition brings out the competitive nature of the car community, showing off the blood, sweat and tears that goes into these incredible vehicles. Whether it’s here in Reno or somewhere on the East Coast or anywhere in between, any qualifying classic vehicle 1979 or older has an opportunity to be our next Grand Champion. As we say, ‘there can be only one.’”

The 2023 Grand Champion, Greg B., won over the judges with his 1956 Chevy Nomad. Hot August Nights fans will see his vehicle staring as the 2024 poster car. His vehicle is also featured on throughout this year, it will be showcased on the cover of the official program titled, “Owner’s Manual,” as well as other award accolades including his name on the rotating Grand Champion trophy, a Champion winners’ jacket, $5,000 in cash, HAN vehicle registration #0001 for the 2024 event and more. The 2024 Grand Champion will receive the same recognition for the 2025 Hot August Nights event.

To participate in the HAN Event Series, presented by Champion Chevrolet, car clubs and promoters must register and pay an annual fee of just $20. Individual participating vehicles must then purchase a $10 decal to display in their window; decal is good for the entire 2024 event year through Aug. 10, 2024. 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.

HAN Event Series decals are available for purchase online at or from any participating car show. To learn more about the HAN Event Series, visit online. For more information or to get involved, contact Hot August Nights at or call 775-356-1956.

Hot August Nights’ main event returns to Reno and Sparks for its 37th annual event, Aug.4-11, with the official kickoff Aug. 2-3 in Virginia City. Registration is open now at Car registration remains open until the limit is reached. For registration or event information, visit online at or call 775-356-1956.

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