This year was our first journey to Hot August Nights. Unacceptable, I know. With 5,000 registered cars, it’s almost impossible to see all of them unless you stay the whole week. Each hotel in Reno dedicates a portion of their parking lots to host a show of their own, and registered cars are free to come and go as they please. There are added benefits if you also want to see the cars, as these spots give the best parking for the shows. Spectator lots are often far away, and seem farther because of the August heat. This crowd is die-hard, though, and they came out in force. There was a good mix of high-dollar cars, and homebuilt rods, and everything in between.
This year was the first for the Barrett-Jackson auction to be in Reno. There were some interesting cars, but it seemed like many of them were selling for less than you would expect. The exceptions were Corvette convertibles. The top 5 sellers are as follows:
Lot #3002 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible – $500,000
Lot #719 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $192,000
Lot #702.1 1950 Jaguar XK 120 2 Door Roadster – $178,200
Lot #724 1968 Shelby GT500 E Continuation Fastback – $165,000
Lot #730 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – $148,500
While it didn’t bring in multi-million dollar cars, the first Barrett-Jackson auction at Hot August Nights is considered a success. We hope they will contintue to come back, so this event can build up to the level of the other auctions.
Check out the gallery below for some of the interesting cars at Hot August Nights 2013, and let us know what you think!