Hot August Nights Show-n-Shine Competitions

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Hot August Nights Show-n-Shines are the definition of our soul. Participants come from all over the world to show off their rides. Two Cities will fill up their streets and venue parking lots with vehicles from the past. 1976 and older cars, pickup size trucks, and emergency vehicles of all different makes and models will be shined-up and ready to be adored. Below you will find a list of venues that will have these marvelous pieces of art for you to swoon over.

Virginia City Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: Friday, August 4th & Saturday, August 5th 

Location: Main C. St.

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Celebrity Choice Judging on Saturday, August 5th
  • six (6) cars will be selected

Trophies and ribbons presented at approximately 3:30pm at Delta Saloon stage

Bonanza Show-n-Shine

Date: Sunday, August 6th 

Location: Bonanza Casino

Time: 10am to 4pm

  • Six (6) Best of Show and One (1) People’s Choice will be selected
  • Trophies and ribbons presented at 4pm

Peppermill Mill Mile Show-n-Shine

Date: Monday, August 7th thru Saturday, August 12th

Location: Peppermill Resort Casino

Time: 4pm to 8pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2017 Car Participant
  • 5 finalists are chosen Mon. thru Fri. with each finalist receiving a $200 cash prize; finalist qualify for the Final Showcase on Saturday
  • Mill Mile Show-n-Shine Finalist Awards will be presented at 10:00pm on the Cabaret Stage
  • Saturday, Aug. 12th from 8:00pm – 9:00pm – 25 finalists will compete for the Mill Mile Show-n-Shine Audience Choice for a share of $10,000 Cash
  • Saturday, Audience Choice Prize Breakdown:
    • 1st Place – $3,000
    • 2nd Place – $1,000
    • 3rd Place – $1,000

Total Show-n-Shine Cash Prize Giveaway = $10,000!

Atlantis Acres of Champions Show-n-Shine

Date: Monday, August 7th thru Saturday, August 12th

Location: Atlantis Casino Resort

Time: Mon – 4pm to 10pm; Tues – Sat – 10am – 10pm

  • Monday, August 7th Show-n-Shine is for locals only.
  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2017 Car Participant.
  • Judging starts each night at 5pm as part of the Cruise of Champions.
  • Participants will receive a free party pak & t-shirt. Commemorative photo is available.
  • Nightly winners will be chosen Mon. – Through Sat.

Total Show-n-Shine Cash and Trophies Giveaway = $25,000!

Summit Racing Equipment Show-n-Shine

Date: Tuesday, August 8th

Location: Summit Racing Equipment, 960 E. Glendale Ave., Sparks

Time: 2pm to 6pm

  • Show-n-Shine only

Ultimate Classic Car Competition Presented by the Nugget Casino Resort

Date: Tuesday, August 8th thru Saturday, August 12th

Location: Victorian Square, Sparks

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2017 Car Participant
  • Judging days: Tuesday through Friday with the grand prize winner selected on Saturday.
  • Awards will be presented at 6 PM from the entertainment stage on Victorian Avenue.
  • Judging Categories/Manufactured Brands

Tuesday: All Other Manufactured Car Brands

Wednesday: All Chrysler/Mopar Products

Thursday: All Ford Products

Friday: All General Motors Products

  • Judging Criteria: Each day the top five cars of the specific brand will be selected. In addition to the five, one other car will be selected as the Daily Best of Show Brand.
  • On Saturday, the winners from the previous 4 days (Daily Best of Show Brand) will be parked in front of the stage on Victorian where the “Nugget Casino Resort Ultimate Classic Car” winner will be chosen.
  • Cash and Ribbon awards will be presented daily.
  • Daily Cash Prize Awards:
    1. Each of the five Runner Ups will receive a ribbon and $100
    2. The daily Best of Show Brand will get a trophy and $250
    3. The Saturday Ultimate Classic Car will get a trophy and $1,500

Total Show-n-Shine Cash Prize Giveaway = $4,500 plus ribbons and trophies

Grand Sierra Resort Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine

Date: Tuesday, August 8th thru Saturday, August 12th

Location: Grand Sierra Resort parking lot

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2017 Car Participant
  • Awards presented by GSR from outdoor stage at 7pm
  • 4 Runners up and 1 daily Best of Show winner
  • Each runner up to receive $250 cash and a ribbon; Best of Show to receive $500 cash and ribbon
  • On Saturday, the four previous daily Best of Show winners to return to be judged for “Grand Overall Best of Show” winner will receive $4,000 and a trophy

Total prize purse $10,000!

Summit Racing Equipment Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine

Date: Wednesday, August 9th thru Saturday, August 12th

Location: Downtown Reno

Time: advertised time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2017 Car Participant
  • Summit Racing Equipment presents the downtown Reno Show-n-Shine Competition with judging & awards
  • Wednesday – Friday:
    • 2 daily finalists with invite back on Saturday
    • 3 daily runner-ups
    • Awards presented daily at 4pm on 4th & Virginia Street
  • Saturday:
    • Time: 9am to 2pm
    • The 6 daily finalists will be on display at a designated area
    • Awards will be presented at 2pm on 4th & Virginia Street
  • Total Prize Purse: $3,900 in Summit Racing Equipment Gift Cards
    • Daily Finalists to receive $500 gift cards
    • Runner Ups to receive $100 gift cards
  • $1,750 Cash – Saturday Prizes:
    • Best of Show $1,000
    • 2nd Place $500
    • 3rd Place – $250

Total Prize Purse of $5,650.00 in Summit Racing Gift Cards & Cash!

Hot August Nights Cup presented by Downtown Reno

Hot August Nights Cup event participants will compete in the downtown Reno daily competition for over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Details are as follows:

Dates/Locations/Times:

Wednesday, August 9th thru Friday, August 11th

Location #1: 50 Applicants will be parked daily on 4th St. in downtown Reno between N. Virginia and Sierra street.

Time: 9am – 4pm

TOP 10 WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH AT 3:30PM AT 4TH & VIRGINIA ST.

Location #2: Saturday, August 12th -The top 10 qualifiers will be displayed at the Reno Sparks Convention Center during the Hot August Nights Auction presented by Motorsport Auction Group from 9am – 4pm. The top 10 will then return to downtown Reno for the awards presentation at 6:00pm.

ONLY 50 APPLICANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO ENTER/REGISTER INTO THIS COMPETITION

  • Ultimate Best of Show Winner:
    • $30,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay For 2018
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from ididit Incorprated
    • $500.00 certificate from Painless Performance Parts
    • $500.00 in OPTIMA Batteries
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy – Owner
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy – Builder
  • 2nd Place:
    • $18,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay For 2018
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from ididit Incorprated
    • $500.00 certificate from Painless Performance Parts
    • $500.00 in OPTIMA Batteries
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
  • 3rd Place:
    • $10,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay For 2018
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from ididit Incorprated
    • $500.00 certificate from Painless Performance Parts
    • $500.00 in OPTIMA Batteries
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
  • 4th Place:
    • $7,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay For 2018
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from ididit Incorprated
    • $500.00 certificate from Painless Performance Parts
    • $500.00 in OPTIMA Batteries
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
  • 5th Place:
    • $5,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Hotel 5 Night Stay For 2018
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from ididit Incorprated
    • $500.00 certificate from Painless Performance Parts
    • $500.00 in OPTIMA Batteries
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
  • Finalist 6-10:
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
    • Hot August Nights Trophy

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • All 2017 Hot August Nights registered car participants desiring to be a part of the Hot August Nights Cup must sign up NOW by sending in the HAN Cup application or at check-in located at the Grand Sierra Resort. We will only be accepting 50 Cup applicants.
  • A packet of instructions will be provided at time of sign up.
  • All Cup participants will be parked daily on 4th Street in downtown Reno between N. Virginia and Sierra streets.
  • Top 10 Qualifiers will receive a jacket, a trophy and an invitation to return on Sat., Aug 12th for the FINALS to be staged at the Hot August Nights Auction presented by Motorsport Auction Group located at the Convention Center from 9am – 4pm.
  • All 10 finalists will return to downtown Reno for the awards presentation at 6:00pm
  • From these ten (10) Finalists the top five (5) vehicles will be selected and will be known as “The Reno 5”
  • The Grand version of the trophy will be on display at the Hot August Nights office.

Vintage Trailer Revival - Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: Friday, August 11th

Location: County of Washoe Rancho San Rafael Park

Time: 10am to 2pm

  • All 2017 Hot August Nights VTR registered trailers will be judged; no sign up is required.
  • Ribbons will be awarded on Friday to 3 Trailers.
  • Trophies are awarded on Sunday during awards ceremony at 8:30am in downtown Reno on the corner of 4th & Virginia St. just prior to the Grand Finale Parade concluding the Hot August Nights 2017 event.
  • Judges: Flyte Camp, Airstream, Pink Flamingo RV Radio

Nugget Casino Resort Best Stock Original & Best Stock Resorted Competition

Date: Friday, August 11th

Location: Sparks Victorian Square venue

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • To participate you must be a Hot August Nights 2017 registered car participant.
  • There is no additional registration fee for entry into the “Best Stock Original” and “Best Stock Restored”
  • Participants will receive a separate window sticker in their primary registration packet. Window sticker is to be displayed above their Hot August Nights registration sticker.
  • Awards will be presented at 6 PM from the entertainment stage on Victorian Avenue.
  • Prizes will be a trophy and $500 per each of the above two categories.

Total prize purse $1,000

Celebrity Choice

Date: Saturday, August 11th

Location: Downtown Reno, Sparks & Grand Sierra Resort

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Cars will be judged by local celebrities and is a personal preference competition
  • There is no criteria; judges select their winner based on a desire to own that particular vehicle, had their first date in it, first kiss, learned to drive in it, because of the story or just because of the beauty and splendor of a particular vehicle.
  • Winners are awarded a ribbon on Saturday by the judge once the individual selection has been made.
  • Trophies are awarded on Sunday during the awards ceremony at 8:30 am in downtown Reno on the corner of 4th & Virginia just prior to the Grand Finale Parade concluding the Hot August Nights 2017 event.

Fall Frenzy Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: October 7th, 2017

Location: Baldini’s Casino Parking lot

Advertised Time: 9am – 2pm