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, 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 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 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 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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