SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – Famed car auction company Barrett-Jackson and Hot August Night announced they'll be partnering to bring "The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions" to Hot August Nights. The inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson will take place in Reno Tahoe, Aug. 8-10, 2013.
The new partnership between Barrett-Jackson and Hot August Nights will offer fans and customers of both the classic car event and collector car auctions a weeklong opportunity to celebrate and revel in some of the most recognizable and historic automobiles in the world.
Buyers will be able to bid on and purchase from Barrett-Jackson’s famous selection of collector cars and take them right from the auction block to participate in one of Hot August Nights’ cruises or show-n-shines.
"The only missing piece in Hot August Nights’ successful puzzle was a Barrett-Jackson Auction,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. He added, "Our collectors in Canada, Seattle, San Francisco and the Silicon Valley have been asking — for decades — for an auction in their region. The partnership with Hot August Nights provides the perfect atmosphere of automotive passion to make that happen."
Barrett-Jackson is moving its Orange County Fairgrounds auction to Reno in part because it the auction became too big for both the site and the tent that the company had to bring in. The move is also extends car culture and convenience to Barrett-Jackson fans and bidders attending the auction at Hot August Nights.
Hot August Nights executive director Tony Marini said, "Over the past two years we’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the businesses and companies we admire most in the automobile industry to take this event to the next level. Bringing Barrett-Jackson and its loyal fan base to Hot August Nights creates a long-term partnership that will further establish both brands as the leaders in their respected fields.”
Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, who also serves on the board of directors for Hot August Nights, said "To bring a highly reputable name like Barrett-Jackson to our community, further establishes Hot August Nights and Reno Tahoe as a top destination for car enthusiasts and leisure travelers alike."
Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett Jackson will be held Aug. 8-10, 2013 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Consignments are being accepted now and tickets will be available in Spring 2013. For more information about Barrett-Jackson and to purchase tickets to the event, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694. For more information on Hot August Nights and to register for the event, visit www.hotaugustnights.net or call (775) 356-1956.