Downtown Reno Quiet On Final Night Of Hot August Nights

Downtown Reno was quiet for a change on the final night of northern Nevada's biggest annual tourism event.

Hot August Night's climax - the Saturday night cruise of classic cars in the downtown - was canceled for the first time since 2000 to avoid possible gang trouble.

Participants instead flocked to nearby Sparks, where a peaceful cruise was conducted on its downtown drag last night.

The 21st edition of the 10-day celebration of classic cars and music ended today after a two-hour parade of classic cars in downtown Reno.

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell has said there have been enough problems
with gang members to prompt the cancellation of the Saturday night
cruise in his city.