The Biggest Show-n-Shines in the Biggest Little City

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Updated: 7/18/2014 1:11 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- Show-n-Shines give the classic car enthusiasts a chance to show off their ride and win big. This year for the 28th annual Hot August Nights it will be the largest prize pool in the history of classic car shows with over $160,000 in cash and prizes offered in the Biggest Little City.

“You would think the cash prizes would be on the minds of the participants, and while the cash prizes are hefty, what’s really at stake are the bragging rights of winning and showing off that trophy,” said Tony Marini, Executive Director of Hot August Nights. “Crowds love lining up to see the array of the best of the best classic cars in the world. The winners that are announced show the excitement for our community, our participants, and all of our enthusiasts across the united states, especially for this year being our largest prize pool yet, which further establishes Hot August Nights as the premier classic car event in the world.”

Cash prizes, trophies and ribbons will be handed out to Hot August Nights participants at a variety of Show-n-Shines throughout the region. In addition to the 2nd annual prestigious Barrett-Jackson Cup with over $110,000 in cash and prizes, 14 Show-n-Shines will be happening throughout the region that recognize a wide array of vehicles, from the most luxurious collector cars to everyday automobiles.

More than 5,000 classic vehicles participate with hundreds of thousands in attendance of this world class event. The Show-n-Shines are known as one of the beloved traditions of Hot August Nights.

Full schedules of the Show-n-Shine events are below with the festivities kicking off in Tahoe South, Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 and then down to Reno and Sparks Sunday, July 27 through Aug. 3.

Show-n-Shine events

- Tahoe South Classic Car and Celebrity Choice Show-n-Shine, Ski Run Blvd. and Heavenly Village
Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, Trophies and ribbons awarded
- Bonanza Show-n-Shine, Bonanza Casino
Sunday, July 27, trophies and ribbons awarded
- Circus Circus Show-n-Shine, Circus Circus Reno Hotel Casino
Monday, July 28, ribbons awarded
- Mill Mile Show-n-Shine, Peppermill Resort Hotel
Monday, July 28 – Saturday, Aug. 2
$10,000 in cash prizes awarded
- Acres of Champions Show-n-Shine, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Monday, July 28 – Saturday, Aug. 2
$25,000 in cash & prizes awarded
- 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

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