March 1, 2015
Muscle cars, sock hops and poodle skirts are the norm in Reno this week as the city celebrates the 20th anniversary of Hot August Nights.
The annual tribute to classic cars and rock 'n' roll from the
'50s and '60s is expected to draw about 800-thousand people in the
coming week, pumping an estimated 240 (m) million dollars into the
Organizers say 55-hundred classic cars are registered for the
event from 36 states and three Canadian provinces. Thousands more
vehicles also will show up.
California leads the way with more than 25-hundred vehicles
registered, followed by Nevada with more than 15-hundred.
Car owners spend thousands of dollars to get their vehicles
ready for the event that features show 'n' shines and cruising