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On July 31st through August 2nd Barrett-Jackson will be teaming up with the coordinators of Hot August Nights where they will present their 2nd annual Barrett-Jackson cup. “If you’ve never been to Hot August Nights, add it to the very top of your bucket list. With 500,000 automotive enthusiasts on hand, the population of Reno, Tahoe South and Sparks, Nevada nearly doubles in size,” according to a release from Barrett-Jackson.

The 2014 Barrett-Jackson Cup trophy is being dedicated to the memory of Jack Trepanier.

There is so much press and exposure that surrounds this event that the Barrett-Jackson cup is quickly finding its seat amongst some of classic car culture’s most prestigious awards. When one thinks of the Ridler, AMBR, or Goodguys Street Machine/Hot Rod of the Year, there is a level of build quality, passion, and sheer amount of manpower that comes to mind based on the caliber of past winners. With last year’s first-ever Barret-Jackson cup winner being George Poteet’s ’69 Torino built by the folks at Rad Rides by Troy you can bet that the pedigree of competition has been set to a high standard.

Renowned Judges Will Tour Hot August Nights Picking The Competition

According to a release from Barrett-Jackson, “Judges Bobby Alloway, Pete Chapouris, and Bob Millard will pick a total of 25 cars from the downtown Reno show-and-shine car shows. These 25 cars go to the downtown ballroom where the five top finalists will be advanced to the final ceremony. All five finalist cars will then come to the Barrett-Jackson auction arena where the Ultimate Best of Show winner is awarded the Barrett-Jackson Cup to a television broadcast audience of more than 100-million homes during Barrett-Jackson, Reno auction coverage.”

To be eligible for the Barrett-Jackson cup car owners must register as participants in the Hot August Nights downtown Reno show-and-shine. If you’re interested in being a part of this nostalgic summit you can download the registration forms here.

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Breakdown Of The Barrett-Jackson Cup Winner And Runner-Up Prizes

Ultimate Best of Show: $30,000 cash, individualized Barrett-Jackson Cup trophy, GM crate engine & transmission combo ($15,000 value), Waterloo tool chest ($5,000 value), and Adam’s polish product ($1,000 value)

1st Runner-Up: $18,000 cash, Miller Motorsports package ($5,000 value), Craftsman tools ($3,000 value), and Adam’s polish product ($1,000 value)

2nd Runner-Up: $10,000 cash, wood bed liner ($3,000 value), and Adam’s polish product ($1,000 value)

3rd Runner-Up: $7,000 cash and Adam’s polish product ($1,000 value)

4th Runner-Up: $5,000 cash and Adam’s polish product ($1,000 value)

If you’re interested in participating or simply just attending Barrett-Jackson’s amazing auction event be sure to head over to their homepage for further details on what will surely be one of the best weekends of the year.
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