Reno NV. — What’s better than a parade?

How about a parade that consists of custom street rods instead of floats… muscle cars instead of marching bands… giant motorized shopping carts instead of fire trucks? Sound like your kind of parade?

That’s what goes on every evening on Reno’s Virginia St. during Hot August Nights. Although the official Hot August Nights parade takes place on Sunday, there’s a parade of rods, customs, and muscle each evening under the iconic lighted Reno arch.

No trailer queens here. Just fast, loud, tire-scorching, flame-throwing American iron. There’s no better place to spend a Hot August Night. We captured the scene—see the gallery above.

Special thanks to Lori Sams for the photos.



Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.