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10 Best Auto Shows in Nevada!

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Nevada’s auto shows bring together thousands of hotrodder from Nevada and beyond at some of the largest, most exciting auto events in the state. These shows allow car enthusiasts to rub elbows with other motorheads, show off their beloved rides, and experience lots of automobile nostalgia. The best auto shows in Nevada offer the finest, shiniest vehicles on display plus the most thrilling lineup of events and world-class entertainment.

Hot August Nights, Reno, NV

Hot August Nights is an internationally-renowned event that attracts thousands to the Reno Tahoe area for a first-hand experience of over 5,000 classic cars. This premier event also features free live headline entertainment, nightly cruises, show-n-shine competitions, drag races, a car auction, lots of vendors, and activities all over Reno. It’s a must-attend for every car enthusiast.

Viva Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Viva Las Vegas takes place at The Orleans Hotel & Casino and is the world’s largest rockabilly festival and one of the largest pre-’60s era car shows in the country. Attendees view hundreds of hot rods and enjoy four days of world-renowned entertainment on six music stages, pin-up contests, tiki pool parties, jiving classes and contests, burlesque shows, vendors selling vintage items, a tattoo lounge, fashion show, glamor ball, and tons more for an unforgettable experience.

Rides & Rods Classic Car Show, Elko, NV

Each September, the Rides & Rods Classic Car Show takes place at the Elko City Park and features an incredible venue of classic cars plus amazing live bands, food and drink concessions, and lots of auto-related attractions. They have an awards ceremony plus many different contests for burnouts, slow drags, pin up girls, and more at this multi-day event.

Hot Rods & Harleys Charity Classic Car & Bike Show, Laughlin, NV

For over 20 years, the Hot Rods & Harleys Car Show has been displaying the finest vehicles of all sorts in the region while helping local charities. This three-day show takes place at the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino and features several events including an auto swap meet, car corral, 50/50 drawings, door prizes, live auctions, DJ entertainment all weekend, contests, a poker walk and cruise, and so much more. Judging takes place on Saturday along with an awards party.

Concours d’Elegance, Las Vegas, NV

Concours d’Elegance boasts the most exquisite and rare vehicles in the region each November in Las Vegas. This two-day show highlights and provides priority to unique, freshly restored, and previously unseen vehicles. Attendees can also participate in the Tour d’Elegance, a beautiful Sunday morning drive on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Super Run Classic Car Show, Mesquite, NV

The Super Run Classic Car Show is a three-day weekend event jam- packed with the best cars in the region. They welcome autos from all classes and offer $15,000 in cash prizes to over 260 cars! This three-day event also features several various contests with trophies, food and beverage concessions, vendors, a parts corral, and other amenities.

Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise, Wells, NV

Known as one of the largest classic car shows in northeastern Nevada, the Wells Fun Run Car Show & Cruise features rows of chromed-out vehicles and custom paint jobs. This free, three-day show takes place the last weekend in July and features an impressive lineup of events and amenities like dozens of vendor booths selling motorhead nostalgia, burn-outs, slow drags, a poker run, barbecue, street dance, and live entertainment.

Lugnut's Annual Las Vegas Red Car Show, Las Vegas, NV

For a unique and very special auto show, look no further than Lugnut’s Annual Las Vegas Red Car Show, held at the Goldstroms Famous Nostalgia Museum in February. This must-attend event features red vehicles, but is also open for all vehicles in all colors, years, makes, and models to attend. Everyone is welcome at this free public event, which benefits the UMC Burn Center.

Mesquite Motor Mania, Mesquite, NV

Over 900 cars are on display at Mesquite Motor Mania, a three-day event jam-packed with vintage cars, custom automobiles, imports, rat rods, new cars, and more. This weekend event is held at the CasaBlanca Resort in January and offers $15,000 in cash/drawings for car show participants. It’s a must-attend outdoor auto show for all car lovers.

Those Happy Days Car Show, Las Vegas, NV

Those Happy Days Car Show is a free-admission, family-friendly event that directly benefits patient care, life-saving crisis response efforts, and clinical technology upgrades at the UMC Children’s Hospital. This special event features sweet rides and sweet treats plus many unique amenities like one-of-a-kind, hand-painted custom trophies, raffle prizes, root beer floats and other snacks, and live DJ entertainment.

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