Reno/Sparks, Nevada – The Nugget Casino Resort is honored to be a host property for 2016 Hot August Nights! Classic car enthusiasts will enjoy the variety of events and entertainment offered at the Nugget this year.
Official Hot August Nights Classic Car Drag Races & Burnouts
This always-popular event combines the smell of burning rubber and gasoline, paired with classic eye candy and high-adrenaline levels caused by risky racing to draw some of the best competitors in the country!
The event will take place at “Nugget Speedway,” a special drag racing track that is about one-sixteenth of a mile long in the Nugget’s West Parking Lot. Drag races and burnouts are held Wednesday through Saturday during Hot August Nights from 6 p.m. until midnight.
To enter your car, pickup-size truck or emergency vehicle in a race, vehicles must be 1976 and older. The cost to race is free for Hot August Nights participants and $75 for non-registrants, per day. Tires must be D.O.T. approved (no slicks), and no nitrous oxide or racing fuels are allowed.
The cost to attend is $10 for general admission and free for children 6 and under and Hot August Nights registrants.
Ultimate Car Competition and Cruise Down Victorian Avenue
Sit back and relax as you watch the impressive line-up of classic cars make their way down Victorian Avenue each night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.!
Watching the cars of yesteryear just wouldn’t be right without the perfect, era-appropriate soundtrack. Enjoy free, nightly concerts on Victorian Plaza starting at 8:15 p.m. The lineup includes Rich West's "Rock 'n' Roll Radio Show,” Lady An The Tramps, Ronny & The Classics, Satisfaction The international Rolling Stones Show, 60’s Summer of Love, and Abbacadabra - The Ultimate Abba Tribute.
The Nugget Celebrity Showroom brings you even more music with Orbison and the Everly Brothers Reimagined starting Wednesday, August 3 to Friday, August 5 beginning at 8 p.m. The two acts crossed paths more than a few times in their prolific careers, but not much is documented. Orbison and The Everly Brothers Reimagined” combines this unique vision for an unforgettable night of career-spanning hits! Tickets are $20, plus tax and fees.
‘50s Costume Contest
All dressed up and no place to go when the classic car cruise ends? Wednesday through Saturday, each night after the cruise, Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que inside the Nugget will host a ‘50s Costume Contest where you could win $100!
Nugget Classic Car Parking
The 5th floor in the parking garage is designated for classic car parking only. There will be a security guard present 24 hours a day during the event. Remember, Classic cars are defined as 1976 or older. Meanwhile, trailers are not allowed to be parked at the Nugget, and will need to be parked at the official Hot August Nights trailer location at Baldini’s Casino.
Victorian Avenue will close for the event beginning Monday, August 1.
For more information, please visit NuggetCasinoResort.com and HotAugustNights.net.