Hot August Nights Closes On High Note

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One of the Reno area's largest special events has ended a week-long run after drawing another record crowd.

More than 800,000 people attended Hot August Nights, which ended Sunday with a parade in downtown Reno, organizers said.

The 18th annual celebration of classic cars and old-time rock n' roll music broke last year's record of 797,500 and pumped more than $132.5 million into the local economy.

"We set the record last year with almost 800,000 and I didn't think we could fit anymore people in this town," said Dave Saville, executive director of the event.

Police reported no major problems.

"There are some beautiful cars," said Les Pollen of Armstrong, British Columbia. "A lot of work goes into these cars. It's pretty spectacular."