RENO, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 -- As part of a historic partnership with Hot August Nights, Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is excited to announce the inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup to be awarded during this year's Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine. 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. This comes on the heels of Barrett-Jackson's landmark agreement with the world's premier classic car and nostalgia festival, to hold the first-ever Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson 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 forty-five Finalists will be staged in the Silver Legacy Ballroom from the hours of 8am to 4pm where the top five will be selected then 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 and placed in their perspective winning category of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or Ultimate Best of Show Winner, 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.
•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. Their reputations are stellar and their help; guidance and support will continue to elevate Hot August Nights as one of the top premier car events in the country.
"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 www.hotaugustnights.net 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 www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694. For more information on Hot August Nights and to register for the event, visit www.hotaugustnights.net or call (775) 356-1956 ext 0.
About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions" in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Reno Tahoe, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.
About Hot August Nights
Hot August Nights, a non-profit organization, is the premiere classic car event in the world, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the 50s, 60s and 70s and to participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises and more.
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