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Main Event in Reno-Sparks

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Reno-Sparks Main Event

Nostalgia returns to the Reno-Sparks for the 37th Hot August Nights bringing with it a full schedule of Show-n-Shines, cruises, car enthusiast events, live entertainment, drag races and a whole lotta fun.

It all starts in Virginia City, Nevada, with the official kick-off starting 10 days of events.

Moving to Reno-Sparks classic car enthusiasts will find free nightly entertainment, Show-in-Shines, the Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) Auction, drag races, a swap meet and more.

Since 1986 thousands of car enthusiasts from near and far have come to the Reno-Tahoe region to participate in one of the largest annual classic car events in the world with 6,000 officially registered vehicles 1979 or older.

Hot August Nights, a nonprofit organization, began as a way to drive tourism to the area during August. Now, it’s considered an iconic special event for attendees and participants to relive and celebrate the nostalgic times of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

2024 Main Event Registration
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Show off all your hard work to more than 500,000 attendees at the largest nostalgic classic car show in the country. Registration is capped at 6,000 vehicles 1979 or older so register today.

Pricing tiers:

  • $155 for first 2,000 vehicle registrations
  • $185 for registrations from 2,001 to 5,000 vehicles or until May 31, 2024
  • $260 starting June 1 until sell out (no guarantee of t-shirt size)

Click the image or here to purchase your registration today.

No refunds after July 1, 2024.

Hot August Nights office is open for walk-in registration assistance daily Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

2024 Main Event Registration

Show off all your hard work to more than 500,000 attendees at the largest nostalgic classic car show in the country. Registration is capped at 6,000 vehicles 1979 or older so register today.

Pricing tiers:

  • $155 for first 2,000 vehicle registrations
  • $185 for registrations from 2,001 to 5,000 vehicles or until May 31, 2024
  • $260 starting June 1 until sell out (no guarantee of t-shirt size)

Click the image or here to purchase your registration today.

No refunds after July 1, 2024.

Hot August Nights office is open for walk-in registration assistance daily Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

AUGUST 2 – 3, 2024
Virginia City Official Kickoff Event

Official kick-off to Hot August Nights starts in Virginia City with 400 classics lining the main street of this historic mining town that dates back to the late 1800s.

AUGUST 4, 2024
Pre-Kickoff Car Show

Bonanza Casino’s Cruisin’ for the Cure car show benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation with classic cars, live music, food trucks and more.

AUGUST 4 – 11, 2024
Reno-Sparks Main Event

The main event with 6,000 officially registered classics taking over the streets of Reno-Sparks for a week of events.

AUGUST 7 – 10, 2024
Big Boys Toy Store and Indoor Classic Showcase

Big Boys Toy Store offers over 55,000 square feet of space filled with more than 300 booths boasting the latest in parts, accessories and technology for your hot rod, street rod and muscle car. NEW this year, a showcase of national award-winning classics on display.

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August 7-10, 2024

AUGUST 8, 2024
Women with Wheelz

Women with Wheelz is designed exclusively for women and is limited to the first 100 registrations. Registration is FREE. Must be a 2024 Hot August Nights officially registered participant. Open to vehicles 1979 and older. This is a HAN Event Series qualifying event.

AUGUST 8 – 10, 2024
MAG Auctions

MAG Auctions offers an opportunity to purchase the vehicle of your dreams – old, new and everything in between.

AUGUST 8 – 10, 2024
Swap Meet

Swap Meet has a new location at the J Resort in Downtown Reno. Find classic cars, hard-to-find parts, tools, memorabilia, antiques, collectibles, vintage and nostalgic items and much more by hundreds of vendors.

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August 8-10, 2024

AUGUST 8 – 10, 2024
Outdoor Car Corral

The Outdoor Car Corral is the only location during Hot August Nights where you can sell your private party car. View collector vehicles at all stages.

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August 8-10, 2024

AUGUST 8 – 10, 2024
Youth Automotive Challenge

The Hot August Nights Foundation and J Resort, with automotive industry partners, invite youth (21 & under) to showcase their vehicle expertise in a team competition. Teams will have their automotive projects judged on design, functionality, creativity, originality, and presentation, with vocational scholarships and prizes awarded to winners.

August 9-11, 2024

AUGUST 11, 2024
GRAND FINALE ROAD RALLY

NEW Grand Finale Road Rally starts at 8 AM

Hot August Nights Grand Finale Rules of the Road Cruise presented by Bonanza Casino starts at the University of Nevada, Reno and ends at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center for the Grand Finale.

HAN Parade
August 11, 2024

AUGUST 11, 2024
Grand Finale

Starts at 9 AM with HAN Event Series Judging
10 AM Awards

Hot August Nights Grand Finale takes place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center with judging starting at 9 AM and awards beginning at 10 AM. The program includes Celebrity Choice Awards, Best of Show Awards, Youth Automotive Challenge Scholarship Awards and the crowning of the 2024 HAN Event Series, presented by Champion Chevrolet, category winners and the Grand Champion.

The main event with 5,500 officially registered classics taking over the streets of Reno-Sparks for a week of events.