Hot August Nights kickoff party goes on despite rain

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Updated: 7/28/2014 11:29 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Although sunshine is always a nice addition to the hot summer nights we have here in northern Nevada, the lack of sun and some inclement weather didn’t stop the party at the Hot August Nights Official Kick-Off Party.

Classic car owners are still revving their engines and gearing up to drive their beautiful rides through the Biggest Little City.
“No, not going to stop us,” said Reed Mcnulty, who traveled all the way from Seattle to attend Hot August Nights. “We are having a great time. It’s our first time down here for Hot August Nights.”

Truth be told not everyone was able to put on a happy face as the winds kicked up and the rain began to fall.

Keith Smith, who drove his restored classic car from Victoria B.C, Canada for Hot August Nights said he was rather surprised by the clouds, lightning and thunder.

“It wasn’t like this during the drive down,” he said. “It was hot and dry.”

The Hot August Nights fun continues tomorrow and throughout the week:

•Summit Racing Equipment Show-n-Shine, Summit Racing Equipment
Tuesday, July 29, Ribbons awarded
•Ultimate Classic Car Competition, Sparks Nugget
Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday, Aug. 2
$4,500 in cash prizes awarded
•Under 21 Show-n-Shine, Summit Racing Equipment
Wednesday, July 30
Ribbons and Summit Racing gift cards awarded
•Summit Racing Equipment Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine, Downtown Reno
Wednesday, July 30 – Saturday, Aug. 2
$5,000 in Summit Racing Equipment gift cards awarded
•Barrett-Jackson Cup, Downtown Reno
Wednesday, July 30 – Saturday, Aug. 2
$113,250 in cash and prizes awarded
•Best Stock Restored and Best Stock Original, Sparks Nugget
Friday, Aug. 1
$500 prize for each category awarded
•People’s Choice Award, Sparks Nugget
Saturday, Aug. 2
$500 gift card for Sparks Nugget awarded
•Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine, Reno
Saturday, Aug. 2, trophies awarded on Sunday
•Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine, Sparks
Saturday, Aug. 2, trophies awarded on Sunday
•Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine, Grand Sierra Resort
Saturday, Aug. 2, trophies awarded on Sunday

For more information or to register, call (775) 356-1956 or visit For the latest updates on Hot August Nights, find us at or follow them on Twitter @HotAugustNights.

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Kramer - 7/29/2014 2:56 PM
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"jump start"

Kramer - 7/29/2014 2:55 PM
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"hot summer nights here" is a misconception. at altitude or near a water body it's quite mild; where it's hot is in the East, Midwest, and South and Lost wages. poor excuse for a promo "reporting". U forgot to say: they 'showed', but no "shine" / does the local car wash issue "rain checks"? "kick (tires) off" party. Y not "faceoff, tipoff, RIPoff? or even warm-up

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