Hot August Nights Show-n-Shine Competitions

Collectively Totaling Over $150,000 Up For Grabs

Classic Car Pinstripe

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.

Spring Fever Revival - Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: Saturday, May 19th

Location: Virginia St.

Time: 8am to 4pm

  • 10 cars will be selected
  • Judging times are 10am to 2pm
  • Trophies and ribbons on Saturday, at 4th & Virginia at 4pm

Hot August Nights Show-n-Shine at Squaw Valley

Date: Saturday, June 9th

Location: The Village at Squaw Valley

Time: 9am to 3pm

  • 3 cars will be selected
  • Ribbons on Saturday, at location at 3pm

Virginia City – Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: Friday, August 3rd & Saturday, August 4th

Location: Main C. St.

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Celebrity Choice Judging on Saturday, August 4th
  • six (6) cars will be selected
  • Trophies and ribbons presented at approximately 3:30pm at Delta Saloon stage

Hot August Nights Show-n-Shine at Rancho San Rafael Park

Date: Sunday, August 5th

Location: Washoe County Rancho San Rafael Park

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • 1 Best of Show
  • 20 Misc. Categories
  • Trophies and ribbons presented at 4pm

Peppermill Mill Mile Show-n-Shine

Date: Monday, August 6th thru Saturday, August 11th

Location: Peppermill Resort Casino

Time: 4pm to 8pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2018 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 nightly at 10:00pm on the Cabaret Stage
  • Saturday, Aug. 11th 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 6th thru Saturday, August 11th

Location: Atlantis Casino Resort

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

  • Monday, August 6th is for locals only.
  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2018 Car Participant.
  • Judging starts each night at 5pm as part of the Cruise of Champions.
  • Participants will receive a free Party Pack
  • Nightly winners will be chosen Mon. – Through Sat. at 10:15pm at the indoor Cabaret Stage
  • Total Show-n-Shine Cash and Trophies Giveaway = $25,000

Summit Racing Equipment

Date: Tuesday, August 7th

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

Time: 2pm to 6pm

  • Show-n-Shine only

Grand Sierra Resort Classic Cherry Show-n-Shine

Date: August 7th thru Saturday, August 11th

Location: Grand Sierra Resort Parking Lot

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2018 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 Show-n-Shine Cash and Trophies Prize Value=$10,900

Summit Racing Equipment presents the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine Competition

Date: Wednesday, August 8th – Friday, August 10th

Location: Downtown Reno

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2018 Car Participant
  • Summit Racing Equipment presents the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine Competition with Judging & Awards
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:
    • 2 daily “Finalists” – invited back on Saturday
    • 3 daily “Runner Up’s”
    • Awards Presented Daily at 4pm on 4th & Virginia Street
  • Saturday, August 11th
    • Time: 9am to 2pm
    • 6 Daily Finalists on display in a designated area
    • Awards Presented at 2pm on 4th & Virginia Street
  • Prize Purse:
    • Daily Finalists to receive $500 gift cards
    • Runner Ups to receive $100 gift cards
  • Saturday Prizes
    • Best of Show – $1,000
    • 2nd Place – $500
    • 3rd Place – $250
  • Total Shown-n-Shine Cash, Trophies & Ribbons Value: $6,450

Ultimate Classic Car Competition Presented by the Nugget Casino Resort

Date: Wednesday, August 8th thru Saturday, August 11th

Location: Victorian Square, Sparks

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2018 Car Participant
  • Judging days: Wednesday 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
    • Wednesday: All Chrysler/Mopar Products (5 winners) & All Other Misc. Manufactured Brands (5 winners)
    • 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 3 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:
    • Each of the five Runner Ups will receive a ribbon and $100
    • The daily Best of Show Brand will get a trophy and $250
    • The Saturday Ultimate Classic Car will get a trophy and $1,500
  • Total Show-n-Shine Cash & Trophies Value = $5,700

Tomorrow’s Classics Show-n-Shine

Date: Wednesday, August 8th – Saturday, August 11th

Location: Reno Livestock Events Center

Time: 9am to 9pm

  • Judging times from 12 – 4pm
  • All vehicles 1977 and newer are eligible to enter
  • $20.00 entrance fee per day, included vehicle and 1 entrance for participant (all other persons in vehicle must pay $15.00 admission fee)
  • 3 daily winners to receive ribbon
  • All winners will be asked to return and complete on Saturday for Best of Show

Hot August Nights Cup presented by Downtown Reno

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

Show-n-Shine 

Date: Thursday, August 9th & Friday, August 10th

Location: Parked daily inside the Reno Ballroom (corner of 4th & Virginia)

Time: 9am to 4pm

The Reno 5 qualifiers will receive a ribbon and an invitation to display their cars at 4th and Virginia on Saturday evening at 4:30 pm for the final awards ceremony.

Date: Saturday, August 11th

Location: 4th and Virginia

Time: 9am to noon with award ceremony at 4:30pm

ONLY 40 APPLICANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO ENTER INTO THIS COMPETITION

  • Ultimate Best of Show Winner:
    • $25,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2019
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Painless Performance
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Dakota Digital Product
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
  • 2nd Place:
    • $15,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2019
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Painless Performance
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Dakota Digital Product
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
  • 3rd Place:
    • $10,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2019
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Painless Performance
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Dakota Digital Product
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL
    • Product 3rd Place Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
  • 4th Place:
    • $1,000.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2019
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Painless Performance
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Dakota Digital Product
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • 4th Place Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket
  • 5th Place:
    • $500.00 cash
    • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2019
    • $1,000.00 worth of Adam’s Premium Car Care Products
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Painless Performance
    • $1,000.00 certificate from Dakota Digital Product
    • $500.00 in AMSOIL Product
    • 5th Place Hot August Nights Cup Trophy
    • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

  • All Hot August Nights registered car participants desiring to be a part of the Hot August Nights Cup must sign up at HERE or at check-in located at the Grand Sierra Resort. We will only be accepting 40 Cup applicants!
  • A packet of instructions will be provided at the time of sign up.
  • The Grand version of the trophy will be on display at the Hot August Nights office.
  • Hot August Nights Cup Sponsors:
    • Adams Premium Car Care Products
    • AMSOIL
    • Circus Circus Reno
    • Eldorado Casino Resort
    • Painless Performances
    • Silver Legacy Resort Casino
    • VisitRenoTahoe.com
  • Total Show-n-Shine Cash and Prize Purse: $82,250 

Vintage Trailer Revival - Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: Friday, August 10th

Location: Washoe County Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

Time: 10am to 4pm

  • All 2018 registered trailers will be judged; no sign up required.
  • Ribbons will be awarded on Friday to 4 trailers
  • Categories are:
    • Best Restomod
    • Best Barn Find
    • Best Combo
    • Best of Show
  • Trophies will be awarded on Sunday during the awards ceremony at 8:30am in downtown Reno n the corner of 4th & Virginia just prior to the Grand Finale Parade concluding Hot August Nights 2018 event.

Nugget Casino Resort Best Stock Original & Best Stock Resorted Competition

Date: Friday, August 10th

Location: Sparks Victorian Square venue

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a Hot August Nights 2018 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 Cash & Trophies Prize Value: $1,300

Celebrity Choice

Date: Saturday, August 11th

Location: Downtown Reno, Sparks & Grand Sierra Resort

Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2018 Car Participant
  • 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.
  • 32 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 2018 event.

Fall Frenzy Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Location: Baldini’s Casino Parking lot

Time: 9am to 2pm

  • 5 cars selected, to receive ribbons