This year will be the 30th anniversary of Hot August Nights graciously hosted by the communities of Reno, Virginia City, and Sparks, Nevada. Shortly, the streets will welcome vintage automobiles dating all the way back to the beginning of the 20th century. Classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles will once again cruise, rumble, and thunder down those forgotten byways of our past, and remind us of simpler days when a car was a car.
Today's vehicles are a technological marriage of dependable mechanical parts and computerized ignition, lighting, and voice activated commands. These vehicles are by far safer, faster, and more fuel efficient than their predecessors. Progress!
For those of us old enough to remember the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's cars defined who we were and allowed us to be proud to own a piece of "Detroit Iron". I'm not sure if I would get the same feeling if I owned a Prius.
Classic cars woo us to appreciate them for their style and beauty, like a fine wine. Luckily for you and I, we get to turn back the hands of time once a year when Hot August Nights rolls around. This year's events should be as enjoyable as we have all come to expect. So please come join us and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hot August Nights, and maybe, just maybe, this year will be your luckiest time in the "Biggest Little City" we know.