More than $450k raised for local organizations
RENO, Nevada (July 25, 2022) — Hot August Nights is once again teaming up with Motorsport Auction Group (MAG Auctions) for the annual Collector Car Auction, Aug. 4-6 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. This action-packed, three-day event features more than 500 items to be auctioned including classic cars, vintage cars, street rods, muscle cars, and an extensive selection of memorabilia. Open to the public, car aficionados, those looking to add to their collection or anyone looking to experience a live, energetic auction are welcome to attend; tickets are available at the door.
Each year, MAG Auctions raises money for Reno-Sparks area non-profits by auctioning off items specifically earmarked for this purpose. This year, five of the cars up for auction will be sold with proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish, the Nevada Humane Society, and the Hot August Nights Foundation. To date, MAG Auctions has raised over $450,000 for these and other local organizations.
Reno Police Department’s K9 Unit will also be involved in the auction, using it for animal training exercises while providing added security. In recognition, MAG Auctions will auction an item to benefit their unit.
“MAG’s auction helps raise awareness and funds for organizations that work hard for this community,” says Mike Oberle, co-owner of MAG. “Last year, $20,000 was donated specifically to the K9 Unit—enough to purchase a new dog. A big portion of our fundraising helps children in need through the Hot August Nights Foundation which has given over $1.2 million dollars to more than 80 local organizations over the past decade. The generosity of our donors and attendees makes this possible, and we are honored to present this auction and support our community in the process.”
The MAG Hot August Nights Collector Car Auction is Aug. 4-6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $20 for a single day pass, or $45 for a three-day pass. Kids 12 and under free and military and first responders receive a discount. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, to pre-register as a bidder, or to preview cars and items going on the block, visit MAG Auctions online at MotorsportAuctionGroup.com.
To view the complete Hot August Nights 2022 schedule, or to learn more about Hot August Nights Foundation, visit HotAugustNights.net.
About Motorsports Auction Group: MAG Auctions is a collector car auction featuring muscle cars, street rods, classic cars, vintage cars, and leading automobile products. MAG is headquartered in Sparks, Nevada.
About Hot August Nights: Hot August Nights, a nonprofit organization, is the world’s premier classic car event, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s and participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises, an auction, drag races, and more.