hot august nights

Photo courtesy of UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The great American road trip is a cultural institution, with cars full of travelers touring the country every summer. But for some, it’s the car itself that’s the main attraction. Historian Alicia Barber explains in this segment of “Time & Place.” 

"Hot August Nights" Celebrates 30th Year

Aug 5, 2016
Marcus Lavergne/Reno Public Radio

On its 30th anniversary, the popular Reno-Sparks annual car festival, Hot August Nights, is back for the weekend. The event attracts people from all over the world to a place a place of car enthusiast camaraderie where they can view vast classic car collections and sell their wares. Our reporter Marcus Lavergne went to one exhibition at the Livestock Event Center and put together this audio postcard:

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Classic Car Transports Owner To Previous Era

Aug 11, 2015
Julia Ritchey

Reno’s streets are a little emptier at the close of another Hot August Nights. The vintage car show wrapped up its 29th year on Sunday. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey caught up with one car collector and brings us this audio postcard. 

“My name is Len Trout, I have a 1975 Hurst/Olds, W-30, one of 600 year they made that year."

Trout’s parents paid $5,200 for his barely used Oldsmobile about a year after it came out.

“Her name is White Lady,” he says.