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Barrett-Jackson returns to the Hot August Nights Auction

RENO - The Barrett-Jackson Cup is back for the 2nd Annual Hot August Nights Auction, July 31-Aug. 2, with a prize purse north of $100,000 and growing.

With the help of sponsors like General Motors, Ford, Sherwin Williams, Craftsman, Waterloo, and Adams Polish, the purse has more than doubled since the inaugural event in 2013.

Judges Bobby Alloway, Pete Chapouris and Bob Millard, some of the most reputable names in the business, will pick a total of 25 cars from the downtown Reno "Show-n-Shines." From there, the 25 cars will go to the downtown ballroom where the top five advance to the final ceremony on Saturday Aug. 2.

Starting with fourth runner-up, the five finalist cars will enter the Auction Arena, one at a time, to receive their prize. The award ceremony culminates with the Ultimate Best of Show winner and presentation of the Barrett-Jackson Cup.

The 2013 winner was a custom 1969 Ford Torino owned by George Poteet of Collierville, Tenn. and built by Troy and Jack Trepanier of Rad Rides by Troy. It was a highlight moment when Jack Trepanier, a keystone in the collector car community, accepted the award on the auction block. Sadly, Jack passed away in March of this year. Barrett-Jackson is dedicating the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Cup in his honor.

Entrants must be a registered participant of Hot August Nights and the Show-n-Shines. Register your vehicle or get more information by visiting HotAugustNights.net or calling the Hot August Nights Office at (775) 356-1956.