Hot August Nights July 29-August 3, 2014
Thursday, Friday, Saturday are the days when all is happening. There is a poker walk if you don't have your car which is a lot of fun. Sparks, is the place at night, live free music. Downtown, closes the strip for a big show every morning. The cars are one of everything. Barrett Jackson, for $25., $15 for Seniors, you can walk-in and check-out the auction up close and personal. There is also a swap meet at the fair grounds-go early-it gets HOT! Overall looking forward to the show.
Hot August Nights Reno/Sparks. Created to party with the 50's & 60's tunes coming from the convention center to raise money for local charities is one of the best cars shows to go to if you have a chance. Every car you want to see is there and even ones you have never heard of cruise the streets. Different car shows are presented every day. Friday is all GM's, Saturday is "show and shine". Each casino has their own different cars show, raffle and live music. Every night there is a great car cruise in Sparks. The auction is fun to watch with the cars ranging from spectacular to daily drivers. If it gets too hot you can go inside and play the gaming tables. Catch it if you can.
Checked out the Auctions America show yesterday. The crowd basically was there for the looking. It was free to get in on Friday but there is a $25. fee to park next to the venue and $10. to park and ride the shuttle + this weekend you have to pay to get in if you are not a bidder. Some complaints about the show from some I talked with. California is not the place for this kind of Auction. "In the south this would be a sell out" Well take note, $25. to valet your car? I attend a lot of the Pomona Swap Meet shows. $10. to park & $10. to get in and the place is packed before 6AM. Now I know this is an Auction first class, so I expect parking and entrance fees but if I am going to the show to check out the fine rides, you lost me at the parking lot. I can find some mighty fine rides at a car show for free. So keep the Auction and check out a car show this weekend, or watch the Auction on TV.
Next Week-Hot August Nights August 6-11 2013 Reno/Sparks Nevada
This show started last year. Taking a preview from the Big Boy perspective tonight and then checking out the car show tomorrow afternoon. Timeline 3PM-9PM
This is a replacement for the Be Boppin' In the Park car show Burbank showcased down Magnolia Blvd a few years back. Looking forward to checking it out.
Getting ready for Reno-Hot August Nights-August 6-11, 2013, this is one of my favorite downtown car shows.