For well over a decade now (plus a few more years), there is one week in August when classic car owners and lovers alike descend upon “The Biggest Little City” the West has to offer – Reno, NV. If you innocently happen to visit the area without prior knowledge of the event that takes place during this week of August, you just might think you hit a time warp and were sent back a handful of decades. Nearly every parking lot and street is filled with classic hot rods, roadsters and cruisin’ automobiles that are shined and waxed so they glisten in the lights of the city. Hot August Nights is the car show of all car shows in the West and if you are anyone in the classic car community, then you make plans a year in advance to attend.
Over 800,000 people attend Hot August Nights either by participating in the car show, or many of the other events that take place throughout the week, or they are just one of many spectators who love to indulge in the overwhelming amount of eye candy offered throughout the city during the event.
If you live near Reno, then you notice about 3-4 days before the event the highways and byways start to look like something from the 50′s and 60′s with these spiffed up classics traveling down the road to their destination. Some are driven, some towed behind on trailers, but the most valuable are carried via car shipping companies in enclosed car transport trucks to ensure they arrive safely, in near mint condition.
It’s not too late to plan on attending the event. Hot August Nights is planned for August 1st – 8th. There are still some somewhat less than reasonable hotel rates, and maybe one or two reasonable ones up for grabs. On top of getting to see thousands of classic cars on the streets of Reno, there are also other fun events planned for visitors including a sock hop, Silver Car Auction so you can snatch up your own classic for next year’s event, concerts, organized cruises, a swap meet and much more. For more details, visit the official Hot August Nights website.
Most people, when they think about an auto transport company, may be under the impression that shipping a car is only done when a person is moving long-distance from one locale to another. However, we know that this is not always the case! We can think of at least 3 reasons why you might need to use us to ship your car this summer.
- Car Show: You’ve got a mint condition classic car and you’re taking it to an auto show. If it’s a local auto show, driving your beauty to the show location shouldn’t be a problem. But what if it’s the Autorama, World of Wheels, Cavalcade of Customs car show in Houston, Texas and you live in Portland, Maine? Are you really going to want to drive your baby all that way? We didn’t think so. Enclosed car shipping would be the perfect solution to get your classic car there, safely and in time to show it off.
- College-bound Child: Let’s say your daughter is going away to college this fall and even though you trust her on the road, you don’t trust other drivers. Let’s also say that the college she’s going to is 2,000 miles away from where you live. Do you really want her driving all that way by herself? Do you really want to drive all that way with her, and then have to fly back? Wouldn’t it be easier to load her car onto a reliable auto transport truck and have it delivered safely to her? We thought so.
- Extended Vacations: Summer time is a time for relaxing, having fun and traveling, right? Going on vacation and having a car to drive while you’re away from home is nice. But renting a vehicle can get expensive, especially if you’re going to be away for an extended period of time. Having your own vehicle might be less hassle and less expense than renting one. Using a reliable car transport company to ship your car to your destination may be the best way to avoid rental car issues and save you time and expense, plus wear and tear on your vehicle.
Can you think of other reasons why you might need to use an auto transport company to ship your vehicle this summer (or any other season, for that matter)? We’d love to hear from you!