Each year when the days get longer and warmer, it’s a clear sign that Hot August Nights’ Spring Fever Revival event is approaching. This year, in advance of the premier classic car and rock ‘n’ roll main event, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, Spring Fever Revival will run May 20-22 in downtown Reno.
Hot August Nights celebrates the classics each spring with street vendors sharing and selling memorabilia, food and beverage booths, live entertainment and a celebrity choice show-n-shine. New this year, the top 10 finishers from the show-n-shine will have an opportunity to show off their rides during an awards ceremony at the Reno Aces Ballpark prior to the May 22 Reno Aces baseball game.
Registered participants can compete to be one of Hot August Nights’ featured automobiles on its 30th-anniversary poster and other prominent marketing materials.
“In the car world, it is a huge privilege to be considered and then chosen for our official poster,” Hot August Nights Marketing and PR Manager Heather Libretti said. “Since 2016 is a milestone year for the event, we expect that competition will be high. We’ll also be choosing eight classic beauties for our front-page wraps on the Reno Gazette-Journal during the week of the main event.”
For the first time, Hot August Nights is teaming with the Reno Aces. A portion of the ticket proceeds for the May 22 home game between the Reno Aces and the Omaha Storm Chasers will benefit the Hot August Nights Foundation, whose mission is to provide children in need or at risk with a more meaningful and productive life through the availability of continuing and higher education. Ticket purchasers for that game will receive a free Aces hat.
“Seeing downtown teeming with an exhilarating sample of the main event offered this spring will get our hearts pumping even more in anticipation of the main event,” Hot August Nights Executive Director Mike Whan said. “And we’re thrilled about forging a new partnership with the Reno Aces this year, and seeing how we can continue to work together in the future.”
Spring Fever Revival will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 20- 21 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22 in downtown Reno. Registration for the springtime event is open to all 1976 and older vehicles, and is free for all 2016 Hot August Nights registered car participants. Each registrant will receive a window sticker, commemorative dash plaque and other items. A $35 entry fee will be charged for all nonregistered car participants. The event is free for the public.
Tickets for the Reno Aces game benefiting the Hot August Nights Foundation can be purchased here or by visiting the Hot August Nights office, 1425 E. Greg St., Sparks.