Barrett-Jackson Cup Grand Will Be Grand Prize at Hot August Nights

Barrett-Jackson is excited to announce the inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup™, to be awarded during this year’s Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine, as part of a historic partnership with Hot August Nights. The event will include a $40,000 prize purse, with $20,000 being awarded to the car that earns the coveted Ultimate Best of Show Award. The first-ever Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson takes place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center August 8-10, 2013.

Participants in the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine will compete in daily competitions beginning Wednesday, August 7 through Friday, August 9. Fifteen daily Best of Show winners will receive a ribbon and an invitation to return on Saturday for the Finals to take place Saturday, August 10. The 45 Finalists will be staged in the Silver Legacy Ballroom from the hours of 8 am to 4 pm where the top five will be selected and sent to the Barrett-Jackson Auction for the final judging. Once the Final Five have been judged at the auction by a team of Barrett-Jackson officials, they will proceed back to downtown Reno and be staged on Virginia Street for the Awards Presentation during a spectacular fireworks display presented by the Silver Legacy Resort Casino. The prizes are as follows:

  • 4th runner up: $1,000
  • 3rd runner up: $3,000
  • 2nd runner up: $6,000
  • 1st runner up: $10,000
  • Ultimate Best of Show: $20,000 and the first-ever Barrett-Jackson Cup™

“We are proud of our new partnership with Hot August Nights,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re excited to celebrate with the Hot August Nights enthusiasts as we bring our iconic auction and brand to the Reno Tahoe area.”

The daily awards presentation for Show-n-Shine winners will take place in downtown Reno where all finalist vehicles will be displayed. The Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine is the result of collaboration between the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino and Harrah’s Reno. The Barrett-Jackson Cup™ will be on display at the Hot August Nights headquarters located at 1425 E. Greg Street in Sparks, Nev.

“After much anticipation we’re thrilled to be expanding our footprint to become an integral part of the Hot August Nights celebration,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re all looking forward to bringing the Barrett-Jackson experience to Hot August Nights to help create a level of excitement and anticipation worthy of the Hot August Night event.”

Assisting Barrett-Jackson in this inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup™ will be four of the most recognized names in the business. Bobby Alloway; Pete Chapouris; Bob Johnson and Bob Millard will be involved in all aspects of the award.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to create an award that will establish one of our participants as the Ultimate Best of Show in the country,” said Tony Marini, Executive Director of Hot August Nights. “This award is a prime example of how Barrett-Jackson has truly embraced the spirit of Hot August Nights and we are thrilled to have them as part of this community-wide festival.”

Entrants for the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine must be a registered participant of Hot August Nights. For more information on the Show-n-Shine or to register your vehicle please visit or call the Hot August Nights office at (775) 356-1956 ext 0.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson and to purchase tickets to the auction, visit or call (480) 421-6694.



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