Things heat up this week for Hot August Nights
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) -- If you haven't had a chance to check out any of the events lined up for the 31st annual Hot August Nights, you still have four days left.
Dubbed the "superbowl of classic cars," hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the world to see the nearly 6,000 registered classic cars showcased this year. Car owners also drive from all over the country - Florida, Missouri, and Oregon just to name a few - to show off their perfectly waxed and shiny vehicles.
Car owner and winner of the Restored Competition at the Atlantis Casino Resort Paul Goode brought his 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351 that he has spent the last 26 years and over $60,000 restoring. He told KRNV that he turned down a $105,000 offer to buy his car this week, saying that he doesn't restore vehicles with the intentions of selling them. He did, however, say that he bought a Ford Shelby for $2,500, restored it and then later sold it for $300,000 - so a sale can be made, if the prices is right.
Along with hundreds of other classic cars, celebrity host, car designer and builder Dave Kindig was at the Grand Sierra Resort with his a personal big rig that holds merchandise, multiple cars and houses a lounge and rooftop. He had three cars on display, and of those three cars, one was a sweepstakes prize, the winner of which was announced at 3:00 p.m.
Hot August Nights is free for everyone and is held throughout all of Reno. Click here for a full list of events scheduled for this week.