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Reno-Sparks Main Event
Features free nightly entertainment, show-in-shines, Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) Auctions, drag races and burnouts, a swap meet and more for 10 days. 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 5,500 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.
Show off all your hard work to more than 250,000 attendees at the largest nostalgic classic car show in the country. Registration is capped at 5,500 vehicles 1979 or older so register today.
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Hot August Nights office is open for walk-in registration assistance each Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 4pm.
Bonanza Casino’s Cruisin’ for the Cure car show benefits the Prostate Cancer Foundation with classic cars, live music, food trucks and more.
The main event with 5,500 officially registered classics taking over the streets of Reno-Sparks for a week of events.
Offering over 55,000 square feet and over 320 booths of the latest in parts, accessories and technology for your hot rod, street rod and muscle car.
A tantalizing showcase with ladies’ clothing, accessories, purses and handbags, jewelry, cosmetics, specialty items, handmade arts ‘n crafts and more.
This show is designed exclusively for women and is limited to the first 100 registrations. Vehicle must be a 2024 Hot August Nights Registered Vehicle. Open to vehicles 1979 and older. This is a HAN Event Series qualifying event.
An auction like no other offering an opportunity to purchase the vehicle of your dreams – old, new and everything in between.
Find classic cars, hard-to-find parts, tools, memorabilia, antiques, collectibles, vintage and nostalgic items and much more by hundreds of vendors.
View collector vehicles ready for sale and available to be taken home by a new owner.
There can be only one. Compete for the award you can’t buy – Hot August Nights’ 2025 featured vehicle – and the ultimate bragging rights.