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. 1979 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.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event has been postponed until 2021. Please check back in the Spring for the 2021 Show-n-Shine event schedule and more information.

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. 1979 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, July 29th & Saturday, July 30th, 2022
Location: Main C. St.
Time: 9am to 4pm

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

Virginia City 2022 Winners:

  • Red Dog Saloon
  • Mark Twain
  • The Comstock
  • Bucket of Blood
  • Step Back In Time

Peppermill Mill Mile Show-n-Shine

Date: Monday, August 1st through Friday, August 5th, 2022
Show-n- Shine; Finals on Saturday, August 6th
Location: Peppermill Resort Casino
Time: 4pm to 8pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2022 Car Participant
  • 5 finalists are chosen daily 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 9pm at the Casino Lounge (located next to table games)
  • Saturday, Aug. 6th from 8pm – 9pm – 25 finalists will be showcased and 3 finalists will compete for the Mill Mile Show-n-Shine Audience Choice.

Saturday, Audience Choice Prize Breakdown:

  • 1st Place – $3,000
  • 2nd Place – $1,000
  • 3rd Place – $1,000

Total Prize Purse Value: $10,000

Atlantis Cruises of Champions Show-n-Shine

Date: Monday, August 1st through Saturday, August 6th, 2022
Location: Atlantis Casino Resort
Time: 5pm – 10pm

  • Monday, August 1st is for Locals Night
  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2022 Car Participant
  • Judging starts each night at 5pm as part of the Cruise of Champions
  • Car Participants will receive a free Atlantis Party Pack
  • Nightly winners will be chosen Mon. – Sat. at 9pm at the indoor Cabaret Stage

Total Prize Purse Value = $25,000  

Summit Racing Equipment

Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
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: Tuesday, August 2nd through Saturday, August 6th, 2022
Location: Grand Sierra Resort parking lot
Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2022 Car Participant
  • Awards presented by GSR from outdoor stage at 6pm
  • 4 Runner Ups 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 Value: $10,900

Grand Sierra Resort Classic Cherry 2022 Winners:

Tuesday

  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Best of Show

Wednesday

  • Best of Show
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up

Thursday

  • Best of Show
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up

Friday

  • Best of Show
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up

Saturday

  • Grand Overall Best of Show

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

Date: Wednesday, August 3rd – Saturday, August 6th, 2022
Location: Downtown Reno
Times: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2022 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 Ups”
  • Awards Presented Daily at 4pm on 4th & Virginia Street

Saturday, August 6th – 9am to 2pm

  • 6 Daily Finalists on display in a designated area
  • Awards Presented at 2pm on 4th & Virginia Street

Wed – Fri Prize Purse: $3,900 Summit Racing Gift Cards

  • Daily Finalists to receive $500 gift cards
  • Runner Ups to receive $100 gift cards
  • Ribbons will be awarded to all winners & runner ups

$1,750 Cash – Saturday Prizes

  • Best of Show – $1,000
  • 2nd Place – $500
  • 3rd Place – $250

Total Prize Purse Value: $6,450

Summit Racing Equipment 2022 Winners:

Wednesday

  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Finalist
  • Finalist

Thursday

  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Finalist
  • Finalist

Friday

  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Runner Up
  • Finalist
  • Finalist

Saturday

  • Overall Champion
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place

Ultimate Classic Car Competition Presented by the Nugget Casino Resort

Date: Wednesday, August 3rd thru Saturday, August 6th,
Location: Victorian Square, Sparks
Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2022 Car Participant
  • Judging days: Wednesday through Friday with the grand prize winner selected on Saturday.
  • Awards will be presented at 6pm from the Nugget Entertainment Center.
  • 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 Prize Purse Value: $5,700

Nugget Classic Car 2022 Winners:

Manufactured

  • BEST OF SHOW
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP

CHRYSLER/MOPAR

  • BEST OF SHOW
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP

FORD

  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • BEST OF SHOW

GENERAL MOTORS

  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • RUNNER UP
  • BEST OF SHOW

Women with Wheelz

Date: Wednesday, August 3rd & Thursday, August 4th, 2022
Location: Nugget East Side Parking Lot
Advertised Time: 9am – 4pm

  • Open to all female Hot August Nights 2022 registered car participants
  • Awards on August 5th at 3pm

Nugget Casino Resort Best Stock Original & Best Stock Resorted Competition:

Date: Friday, August 5th, 2022
Location: Sparks Victorian Square venue
Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a Hot August Nights 2022 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 6pm from the Nugget Entertainment Center.
  • Prizes will be a trophy and $500 per each of the above two categories.

Total Prize Purse Value: $1,300

Nugget 2022 Winners:

Best Stock Original

  • WINNER

Best Stock Restored

  • WINNER

Sands Regency’s Sierra Nevada European Car Festival
Show-n-Shine

Date: Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th, 2020
Location: Sands Regency Hotel Casino
Time: 8am – 10pm

  • PUBLIC WELCOME TO ALL EVENTS
  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2020 Car Participant
  • 7 Categories of European vintage cars including:
    • Children’s Choice
    • People’s Choice
    • Outstanding Coupe
    • Outstanding Convertible
    • Outstanding Preserved Condition
    • MG1 Motor Sports Future Collector Car
    • Best in Show
  • Car participants will receive a free Sierra Nevada Entrants Gift Bag
  • Winners will be awarded a trophy from all categories, chosen Sat. at 8pm at the Pavilion

SATURDAY CELEBRITY CHOICE SHOW-N-SHINE DETAIL

Date: Saturday, August 6th, 2022
Location: Downtown Reno, Sparks & Grand Sierra Resort
Time: 9am to 4pm

Hot August Nights offers various Show-n-Shine competitions throughout the week. However, Saturday’s Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine is our traditional competition where local and national dignitaries are escorted through downtown Reno, downtown Sparks and the Grand Sierra Resort to select their winner. There is no criteria for this judging. The Judges make their selection based purely on their individual taste. No cash prizes are awarded for this competition. Trophies will be presented on Sunday morning at 8:30am

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2022 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.
  • 30 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 8:30am in downtown Reno on the corner of 4th & Virginia just prior to the Grand Finale Parade concluding the Hot August Nights 2022 event.

Locations:

  • Reno/Casino Area: cars are parked along exciting “Casino Row” in downtown Reno
  • Grand Sierra Resort: cars are displayed at Grand Sierra Resort
  • Downtown Sparks: cars park along Victorian Square

Total Prize Purse Value = $5,000

 

Saturday, Celebrity Choice 2019 Winners:

Grand Sierra Resort

  • Washoe County Manager
  • Grand Sierra Resort
  • Granite Construction
  • Amsoil Inc.
  • KRNV News 4
  • News Talk 780 KOH
  • NV Highway Patrol
  • Swire Coca Cola
  • NV Energy
  • AT&T

Sparks

  • KTVN Channel 2
  • Sani-Hut Company
  • City of Sparks
  • District Attorney
  • Champion Chevrolet
  • County Sheriff
  • Sparks Police
  • Port of Subs
  • Sparks Fire
  • Boys & Girls Club

Reno

  • Summit Racing Equipment
  • Reno Police
  • Reno Fire
  • HAN Board of Directors President
  • National Automobile Museum, The Harrahs Collection
  • City of Reno
  • Virginia City
  • Grand Marshall
  • KOLO News Channel 8

Fall Frenzy Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: October 1st, 2022

Location: Baldini’s Sports Casino

9am – 2pm

Fall Frenzy 2022 Winners:

  • Executive Directors Award
  • Summit Racing Award
  • Presidents Award
  • Baldini’s Casino Award
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