Downtown Reno. Five people deep as far as I could see. Waiting to cross the street took almost 15 minutes. Walking across the street took up to three minutes. This place was packed.
The big cap to every night at Hot August Nights is a cruise from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Our first night here the cruise was pretty much rained out. Last night we checked out what Sparks had to offer. But tonight was insane.
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Yesterday morning’s car show outside our hotel caught us by surprise. Today, we were ready for it.
We walked about a mile up the Reno strip this morning, which was lined with cars on both sides. Again, everything from vintage hot rods to restored American muscle was well-represented, as well as some oddball entries, like a handful of vintage fire trucks and a Ford Falcon that had been shortened and narrowed into a highboy roadster.
By far my favorite of Read More
Chad’s Blog: Cruisin’ Sparks
Cars were meant to move. Yes, it’s obvious and a little ridiculous to point out, but think of the typical car shows you go to. The cars just sit there, right? Maybe they’re moving in and out of the venue, but otherwise they just sit there, waiting to be admired.
One of the most visceral connections we have with cars is the way they sound. Guessing between a blower and a gear drive whine is a Read More
Get a big enough group of car guys together and eventually some of them are going to want to race. It’s just in our DNA. The people who put on Hot August Nights know this, and they feed that need for speed at the Nugget’s west parking lot in Sparks. There, a sixteenth of a mile course is set out for participants to see who really has the baddest machine in the area.
A bunch of cars battled for those Read More
Back in January, Barrett-Jackson announced a new sale coming in August. The Biggest Little City in the World was getting a big name, with television crews in tow, as the sponsored auction of the Hot August Nights week.
The auction giant arrived in Reno earlier this week taking over every square foot of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, as well as the neighboring Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. It’s a tight fit putting an event such as Barrett-Jackson into a town already Read More
After a good night’s sleep, this morning’s plan was set: Grab something to eat and head up to B&T Specialty’s Reno auction, which is not a Hot August Nights event, but is taking place just a few miles from the heart of the city. Chad and I had an assignment to cover cars for ACC, and we wanted to get there early enough to take pictures and talk to sellers before the auction really got underway.
Of course, Hot August Read More
ACC’s boots are on the ground in Reno, Nevada for this year’s Hot August Nights celebration. And although we’ve only been on site for a few hours now, one thing’s already clear: car culture is still alive and well in the Silver State, even in the midst of a downpour. But we’ll get to that in a second.
ACC Associate Editor Chad Tyson and I left Portland, Oregon this morning at 9 am, heading south on I5 in a brand Read More
It’s been a busy summer for ACC’s staff. I’ve been working on finishing up my ’72 Chevy truck restoration project between deadlines for ACC and our sister publication, Sports Car Market, and I’m happy to say that I’m finally done spinning wrenches on it for the summer.
And it’s just in time, too, as Associate Editor Chad Tyson and I are leaving town next Thursday for our very first trip to Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada.
I’ve heard Read More
ACC’s staff is currently working on the Insider’s View section of the September/October issue, and we’d like your input on the following question:
Two Mustangs made million-dollar sale prices at Mecum’s Indy sale this May. Which of these two cars was the better buy?
Lot F203 was the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake – a one of one supercar built by Shelby with a GT40 Mk II 427 engine, special drivetrain, and special one-off styling cues. It was built to Read More
Car season is now in full swing, and when ACC’s staff has had time away from working on the magazine, we’ve been hard at work buttoning up a few items with our own cars to get ready for the next few months of car shows, cruise ins, and road trips. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
ACC’s 1964 Chevrolet Nova wagon was fully restored about two years ago, so it’s Read More