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.

SATURDAY CELEBRITY CHOICE SHOW-N-SHINE DETAIL

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 8:30 AM

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

 

Virginia City – Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: Friday, August 2nd & Saturday, August 3rd
Location: Main C. St.
Time: 9am to 4pm

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

Peppermill Mill Mile Show-n-Shine

Date: Monday, August 5th through Friday, August 9th
Show-n- Shine; Finals on Saturday, August 10th
Location: Peppermill Resort Casino
Time: 4pm to 8pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2019 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. 10th 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 5th thru Saturday, August 10th
Location: Atlantis Casino Resort
Time: 5pm – 10pm

  • Tuesday, August 6th is for Locals Night
  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2019 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 10pm at the indoor Cabaret Stage

Summit Racing Equipment

Date: Tuesday, August 6th
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 6th thru Saturday, August 10th
Location: Grand Sierra Resort parking lot
Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2019 Car Participant
  • Awards presented by GSR from outdoor stage at 7pm
  • 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

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

Date: Wednesday, August 7th – Saturday, August 10th
Location: Downtown Reno
Times: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2019 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 11th – 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

Ultimate Classic Car Competition Presented by the Nugget Casino Resort

Date: Wednesday, August 7th thru Saturday, August 10th
Location: Victorian Square, Sparks
Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2019 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

Hot August Nights Cup presented by The ROW

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

Date: Wednesday, August 7th thru Friday, August 9th
Location: Parked daily OUTSIDE on 4th St. between N. Virginia and Sierra St.
Time: 9am – 4pm
Details: Friday, August 9th the top 5 qualifiers will receive a ribbon and an invitation to return on Saturday for the Finals. Saturday, August 10th staged from 9am – 4pm with awards presentation at 4:30pm

ONLY 40 APPLICANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO ENTER INTO THIS COMPETITION

Ultimate Best of Show Winner

  • $15,000.00 cash
  • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2020
  • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy – Owner
  • Hot August Nights Cup Trophy – Builder
  • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket

2nd Place

  • $8,000.00 cash
  • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2020
  • Hot August Nights Cup trophy
  • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket

3rd Place

  • $4,000 cash
  • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2020
  • Hot August Nights Cup trophy
  • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket

4th Place

  • $2,000.00 cash
  • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2020
  • Hot August Nights Cup trophy
  • Hot August Nights Cup Jacket

5th Place

  • $1,000.00 cash
  • Eldorado Resorts 5 Night Stay for 2020
  • 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 HotAugustNights.net 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.

Total Prize Purse Value: $43,250

HOT AUGUST NIGHTS CUP SPONSORS:

The Row

Women with Wheelz

Date: Thursday, August 8th
Location: Grand Sierra Resort, Lot 2
Advertised Time: 9am – 4pm, judging from 11am -1pm

  • Open to all female Hot August Nights 2019 registered car participants
  • Ribbons/ trophies will be awarded at 3pm
  • Categories are:
    • Best Classy Chassis
    • Best Bling
    • Best Rear End
    • Best Back Seat

Vintage Trailer Revival – Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: Friday, August 9th
Location: County of Washoe Rancho San Rafael Park
Advertised Time: 10am – 4pm

  • All 2019 registered trailers will be judged; no sign up is required.
  • Ribbons will be awarded on Friday to 4 Trailers
  • Categories are:
    • Best Restomod
    • Best Barn Find
    • Best Combo
    • Best of Show
  • 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 2019 event.
  • Judges: TBD

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

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

  • Must be a Hot August Nights 2019 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

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

Date: Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th
Location: Sands Regency Hotel Casino
Time: 8am – 10pm

  • PUBLIC WELCOME TO ALL EVENTS
  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2019 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

Tomorrow’s Classics Show-n-Shine

Date: Saturday, August 10th
Location: Sands Hotel Casino, South Parking Lot
Time: 10am – 8pm

  • All vehicles 1980 and newer are eligible to enter
  • $10.00 to participate, 100 vehicle cap
  • Show-n-Shine Only

Celebrity Choice

Date: Saturday, August 10th
Location: Downtown Reno, Sparks & Grand Sierra Resort
Time: 9am to 4pm

  • Must be a registered Hot August Nights 2019 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 2019 event.

Fall Frenzy Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine

Date: October 5, 2019

Location: Baldini’s Sports Casino

9a.m. – 2p.m.

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