Hot August Nights 2018 winners are announced


    1958 CONTINENTAL MK111 (Credit: Joey Savoie)

    Twenty elite registered classics competed for the honorable title of the Hot August Nights Cup presented by Downtown Reno in partnership with VisitRenoTahoe.com.

    The nostalgia festival brings thousands of cars to the “Biggest Little City,” but these select competitors had the chance to win a piece of the largest prize purse of any collector car competition.

    “Our sponsors and supporters allow the Hot August Nights Cup to stay the largest prize purse in the world with over $82,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs,” said Hot August Nights Executive Director Mike Whan. “The Hot August Nights Cup allows for the cream of the crop to be recognized, admired and showcased.”

    Sponsors include THE ROW, VisitRenoTahoe.com, Painless Performance Products, AMSOIL, Adam’s Premium Car Care Products, and Dakota Digital.

    During the three-day competition, Hot August Nights welcomed back esteemed judges including the builder of automobiles seen on movies like “Knight Rider” and “A-Team,” Steve Mank; alongside judge and manager of 33 automotive events Reggie Tibbetts; and on-camera personality of “Search and Restore,” Eddie Potestio, narrowed down the 20 entrants to the Top Five.

    On Aug. 11, 2018, the Elite Reno Five were announced in downtown Reno from 4th and Virginia Streets. Top Five Cup winners are as follows:

    Best of Show:

    Owner: BUDDY & NANCY JORDAN FROM SPRING BRANCH, TEXAS

    Builder: STEVE FRISBEE, OF STEVE’S AUTO RESTORATIONS

    Year/Make/Model: RED/BLACK – 1933 FORD ROADSTER

    Second Place:

    Owner: CHRIS & GREG ALLEN, FROM SELBYVILLE, DELAWARE

    Builder: ED DENKENBERGER, OF SUPERIOR AUTO WORKS

    Year/Make/Model: SANDSTONE METALLIC – 1967 CHEVY CAMARO SS

    Third Place:

    Owner: GARY MCKAY, FROM TACOMA, WASHINGTON

    Builder: CRAIG WICK, OF WICKED FABRICATION

    Year/Make/Model: GREEN - 1957 FORD CUSTOM 300

    Fourth Place:

    Owner: EDWARD “TAD” & SUE LEACH, FROM COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO

    Builder: DAVE KINDIG, OF KINDIG-IT DESIGN

    Year/Make/Model: BLUE - 1958 CONTINENTAL MK111

    Fifth Place:

    Owner: ROBERT & PEGGY ANDERSON, FROM SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

    Builder: STEVE LEGENS, OF LEGENS HOT ROD SHOP

    Year/Make/Model: WHITE - 1936 PONTIAC PINDIAN

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