It’s hard to believe it is already that time of year again, yet Hot August Nights is just around the corner. For those of you who might not know – Hot August Nights is an annual event that brings thousands of classic cars to the Reno-Sparks area. There are car shows, cruises, auctions, 50’s style dances, bands and a full week of great events.
Every year my family and I get our chairs ready and head down to Victorian Square. We arrive early and place our chairs right up front so that we can feel the heat from the cars and smell the oil burning, not to mention getting an up close look at some really fabulous classic cars. Once we have the perfect spot we head inside to one of the great restaurants in Victorian Square for an early dinner.
With our appetites satisfied we head out and walk up and down looking at all the great cars. The atmosphere in Sparks is perfect for families and the crowds are really not too bad. When my kids were little they would make signs that said “Rev It Up” and the drivers going by would stop and rev their engines for the kids and throw candy into the crowd.
I think what I like the best is the small town feeling you get when you go to events in Sparks. I always seem to run into people I know and there is a great sense of community here. So even though my kids are older now and wouldn’t be caught dead holding up a “Rev It Up” sign we’ll be out there next week enjoying the cars and the great Sparks community. Hope to see you there.