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

 

Winners:

Grand Sierra Resort

  • Washoe County Manager
    1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1, Blue
    Rick S. of American Canyon, CA
  • Grand Sierra Resort
    1959 Chevrolet Corvette, Black
    David H. of Campbell, CA
  • Granite Construction
    1961 Chevrolet Impala, Rootbeer Brown
    Stevew Y. of Shawn Ambler, CA
  • Amsoil Inc.
    1960 Chevrolet Corvette, Orange
    John F. of Valencia, CA
  • KRNV News 4
    1954 Mercury Sport Coupe, Green/Beige
    Dan E. of Berry Creek, CA
  • News Talk 780 KOH
    1951 Ford F1, Alpine Blue
    Jon L. of Napa, CA
  • NV Highway Patrol
    1951 Mercury Coupe, Black
    Nick S. of Manteca, CA
  • Swire Coca Cola
    1955 Chevrolet Pickup, Orange
    Shawn A. of Sonora, CA
  • NV Energy
    1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Black
    Bill C. of Roseville, CA
  • AT&T
    1967 Chevrolet Camaro, Red
    Keith D. of Sparks, NV

Sparks

  • KTVN Channel 2
    1932 Ford Roadster, Red /w flames
    R. Diane S. of Quicy, CA
  • Sani-Hut Company
    1971 Volkswagen Beetle, Silver
    Todd F. of Sparks, NV
  • City of Sparks
    1937 Chevy Deluxe Coupe, Tanello
    Jay K. of Chico, CA
  • District Attorney
    1962 Austin Healy Model 300, Blue/White
    Guy B. of Boise, ID
  • Champion Chevrolet
    1957 Chevy Bel air, Red
    Carlos H. of Washoe Valley, NV
  • County Sheriff
    1948 Dodge Power Wagon, Blue/Black
    Ron I. of Redding, CA
  • Sparks Police
    1960 Chevy Corvette, Black/Silver
    Donald G. of Hercules, CA
  • Port of Subs
    1955 Ford F250, White
    Dennis M. of Sun Valley, NV
  • Sparks Fire
    1947 Ford Coupe, Black
    Dan S. of Elk Grove, CA
  • Boys & Girls Club
    1956 GMC Suburban, White/Teal
    Duane S. of Torrence, CA

Reno

  • Summit Racing Equipment
    1967 Chevrolet Camero, Red
    Kevin F. of Roseville, CA
  • Reno Police
    1937 Dodge Ram, Red
    Ed & Jackie T. of Walla Walla, WA
  • Reno Fire
    1964 Chevrolet Impala S/S, Blue
    John C. of Sacramento, CA
  • HAN Board of Directors President
    1959 Chevrolet Corvette, Red/White
    John C. of ElDorado Hills, CA
  • National Automobile Museum, The Harrahs Collection
    1940 Ford Pickup, Grey
    Adrienne W. of Paradise Valley, AZ
  • City of Reno
    1950 Ford F-1 Pickup, Metallic Navy Blue
    Russ & Margo S. of Reno, NV
  • Virginia City
    1954 Chevrolet Corvette/Nomad, Blue/White
    Roy C. of S. San Francisco, CA
  • Grand Marshall
    1959 Cadilac, Black
    Steve D. of Los Gatos, CA
  • KOLO News Channel 8
    1959 Nash Metropolitan, Pink
    Holly M. of Reno, NV

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

Winners:

Tuesday

  • Runner Up
    1970 Dodge Charger, Green
    Greg M. of Verdi, NV
  • Runner Up
    1953 Willys Aerocoupe, Green
    Ronald G. of Shasta, CA
  • Runner Up
    1959 Chevy Pick Up, Turquoise
    Wally C. of Seattle, WA
  • Runner Up
    1933 Ford Sedan, 2 Tone Gray
    Frances S. of Yorkville, IL
  • Best of Show
    1970 Plymouth Satelite, Green
    Randy W. of Sandy, UT

Wednesday

  • Best of Show
    1970 Plymouth Roadrunner, Pink & Black
    Ron L. of Redding, CA
  • Runner Up
    1961 VW Bumper Car, Red & White
    Tom S. of Minden, NV
  • Runner Up
    1965 Ford Mustang, Black
    Al B. of Sparks, NV
  • Runner Up
    1950 Ford Club Coupe, Yellow
    Zack B. of Ashland, OR
  • Runner Up
    1961 Chevy Impala, Red
    Mike S. of Yorba Linda, CA

Thursday

  • Best of Show
    1950 Ford  Convertible, Blue & Gray
    Brian F. of Tracy, CA
  • Runner Up
    1955 Ford Tbird, Cobalt Blue
    Glen M. of LeVern, CA
  • Runner Up
    1965 Ford Mustang, Red
    Mario P. of Lincoln, CA
  • Runner Up
    1955 Chevy Bel Air, Red & White
    David R. of Palmdale, CA
  • Runner Up
    1972 Chevy Nova, Beige & Green
    Bill L. of Newman Lake, WA

Friday

  • Best of Show
    1955 Chevy Panel Truck, Orange
    Eduardo G. of Fresno, CA
  • Runner Up
    1931 Ford Hot Rod, Black
    Alan L. of Prineville
  • Runner Up
    1932 Ford 3-window, Black
    Bret S. of Montesano, WA
  • Runner Up
    1958 Lincoln Continental, Blue
    Edward L. of Coeur D’ Alene, ID
  • Runner Up
    1940 Ford Delux, Purple
    Kevin C. of Reno, NV

Saturday

  • Grand Overall Best of Show
    1970 Plymouth Plymouth Satelite, Green
    Randy W. of Sandy, UT

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

Winners:

Wednesday

  • Runner Up
    1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, Brandywine
    Ron M. of Yorba Linda, CA
  • Runner Up
    1955 Chevrolet Nomad, Orange/Pearl
    Ron P. of Castro Valley, CA
  • Runner Up
    1953 Willys Aero Eagle, Green
    Ronald G. of Shasta, CA
  • Finalist
    1955 Chevrolet 3100 Pick Up, Orange
    Bruce S. of Middleton, ID
  • Finalist
    1926 Ford 2 Door, Root Beer
    James G. of Fresno, CA

Thursday

  • Runner Up
    1946 Ford Woodie, Monsoon Maroon
    Ron K. of Pleasonton, CA
  • Runner Up
    1932 Chevrolet Sedan, Rootbeer/cream
    Kenneth R. of Tranquility, CA
  • Runner Up
    1932 Ford 3 Window, Black
    Bret S. of Montesano, WA
  • Finalist
    1932 Ford Coupe, Black
    Pat & Marsha T. of Boise, ID
  • Finalist
    1961 Chevrolet Impala, Red
    Mike S. of Yorba Linda, CA

Friday

  • Runner Up
    1933 Ford C400, Burgundy/Black
    Steve M. of Ripon, CA
  • Runner Up
    1955 Chevrolet Nomad, Blue/Champaign
    Glen J. of Gold Hill, NV
  • Runner Up
    1954 Chevrolet BelAIr Sport Coupe, Blue/Ivory
    Denis G. of Tacoma, WA
  • Finalist
    1964 Chevrolet Suburban, Orange
    Warren W. of Grand Junction, CO
  • Finalist
    1946 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup, Green/Black
    Jerry S. of Citrus Heights, CA

Saturday

  • Overall Champion
    1961 Chevrolet Impala, Red
    Mike S. of Yorba Linda, CA
  • 2nd Place
    1964 Chevrolet Suburban, Orange
    Warren W. of Grand Junction, CO
  • 3rd Place
    1946 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup, Green/Black
    Jerry S. of Citrus Heights, CA

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

Winners:

Manufactured

  • BEST OF SHOW
    1940 Willys Coup, Red
    Rocky W. of Reno, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1959 Nash Metropolitan, Pink/White
    Holly M. of Reno, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1941 Willys, Tangle Pearl
    John M. of Reno, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1951 Studebaker Champion Busines, Blue
    Sam B. of Gardnerville, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1962 Austin Healy, Blue/White
    Guy B. of Bosie, ID
  • RUNNER UP
    1961 Morris Miner Pickup, Grey
    Walter N. of Benson, AZ

CHRYSLER/MOPAR

  • BEST OF SHOW
    1970 Dodge Charger, Sublime Green
    Greg M. of Verdi, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1936 Chrysler Streamline, Yellow
    Greg F. of Incline Village, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1968 Dodge Dartr Hemi, Blue
    Jim W. of Phoenix, AZ
  • RUNNER UP
    1970 Dodge Challenger, Blue
    Gilbert J. of Turlock, CA
  • RUNNER UP
    1952 Dodge PW, Siver/Black
    Melvin S. of Benica, CA
  • RUNNER UP
    1941 Plymouth Sedan Delivery, Brown
    Gary W. of Granite Bay, CA

FORD

  • RUNNER UP
    1932 Ford Roadster, Copper
    Richard K. of Reno, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1928 Ford Sedan Delivery, Purple/Silver
    Dale B. of Masa, AZ
  • RUNNER UP
    1932 Ford Pickup, Green
    Mike R. of Springfield, OR
  • RUNNER UP
    1965 Ford Mustang, Dynasty Green
    Terry M. of Sparks, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1964 Mercury Marauder, Blue
    Richard U. of Clarkston, WA
  • BEST OF SHOW
    1966 Ford Shelby Mustang GT, Blue/Gold stripe
    Jason D. of Santa Ana, CA

GENERAL MOTORS

  • RUNNER UP
    1967 Chevy Camero, Red
    Kevin F. of Roseville, CA
  • RUNNER UP
    1955 Chevy 3100 Pick up, Orange
    Bruce S. of Middleton, ID
  • RUNNER UP
    1966 Chevy Chevelle, Amber
    William N. of Central Point, OR
  • RUNNER UP
    1958 Pontiac Bonneville, Green/White
    Micheal M. of  Reno, NV
  • RUNNER UP
    1961 Chevy Impala, Red
    Mike S. of Yorbalinda, CA
  • BEST OF SHOW
    1955 Chevy Nomad, Orange/Pearl
    Ron P. of Castro Valley, CA

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

Winners:

Best Stock Original

  • WINNER
    1966 Plymouth Satellite, Yellow
    Joseph K. of Sparks, NV

Best Stock Restored

  • WINNER
    1957 Ford Thunderbird, Gray
    Bob M. of Newport, CA

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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