Camping in the smoke

August 14, 2018

Camping, smoky sky, northern California, CA

Camping in the wildfire smoke, northern California. Photo © Stan White

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Sunset at Lava Beds

August 7, 2018

Lava Beds National Monument, CA, California

Sunset at Lava Beds National Monument, CA. Photo © Stan White

Rev up the hotrods and make way for the Elvis impersonators – Hot August Nights is about to hit the streets of Reno and Sparks. The 2018 edition fires up on Tuesday, August 7, and goes through Sunday, August 12.

The fun begins up in Virginia City, roaring through the Comstock on Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4. The official pre-kickoff party is on Sunday, August 5 at the Bonanza Casino in Reno.

Hot August Nights event, Reno, Nevada, NV

Hot August Nights brings thousands of classic cars to the streets of Reno and Sparks, Nevada. Photo © Stan White

Most Hot August Nights activities are free and open to the public, but if you’ve got some spare cash, you can get your own classic car at the Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) car auction at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. If you have a car and need parts and accessories, check out the swap meet or pick up one of many whole cars that will be on sale. For even more goodies, try the Big Boy’s Toy Store in downtown Reno.