SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions, announced today that for the first time ever, it will broadcast three bonus hours of its inaugural Hot August Nights auction on FUEL TV, taking place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center Aug. 8-10, 2013.
The live coverage on FUEL TV will broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 5pm-8PM EDT, in addition to streaming video on SpeedTV.com. Fans can also catch the action on SPEED during the channel's 16 hours of live, high definition TV coverage on Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 8 - 10.
Broadcast times are as follows and viewers are encouraged to check local listings:
•SPEED Broadcast•Thursday, Aug. 8: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. EDT •Friday, Aug. 9: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. EDT •Saturday, Aug. 10: 2 p.m.-5 p.m., 8 p.m.-11 p.m. EDT•FUEL TV Bonus Broadcast and Live Streaming•Saturday, Aug. 10: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. EDT
"Hot August Nights is considered to be one of the world's best automotive festivals, which is why we are excited to offer three additional hours of our inaugural Reno Tahoe auction on FUEL TV," said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. "We are making sure that the cars that cross the block are spectacular and represent all facets of the collector car world. Whether you're joining us in Reno, watching the action on SPEED, FUEL TV or on the web, there will be something for everyone at Barrett-Jackson."
Adding to the nation's premier classic car and nostalgia festival, Hot August Nights, Barrett-Jackson will feature hundreds of rare classics, exotics, muscle cars, hot rods, resto-mods and contemporary collectibles on its famous auction block at no reserve. Thousands of spectators and collectors from around the world are expected to participate in the historic automotive lifestyle event.
Barrett-Jackson also invites car fans to participate in the Barrett-Jackson Cup, which will be awarded during the 2013 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. Judging will take place Wednesday, Aug. 7 - Saturday, Aug. 10, with the riveting Awards Presentation happening in Downtown Reno under a spectacular fireworks display presented by the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.
"Between the cars, the Barrett-Jackson Cup and $40,000 prize purse, this event is sure to make Barrett-Jackson history," said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. "Having three bonus hours on FUEL TV and 16 hours of live coverage on SPEED only adds to the excitement of this event. I can't wait to experience Reno with our amazing fans in the audience and watching at home."
For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.barrett-jackson.com/reno-tahoe/tickets/.
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.
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