RENO, NV — Day 2 of our coverage of Hot August Nights brought some serious heat  — and some serious hot rods.

We decided to venture out into the 95-degree heat and head away from the downtown area. Stops included the Hot August Nights Poker Run check-in at the Summit Racing Retail Store in nearby Sparks, NV, as well as car shows at the Atlantis Resort and Grand Sierra Resort. While at the Atlantis, we met up with Summit Racing market specialist, Barry Flesher. As the guy in charge of Summit Racing’s product offering for the street rod market, Flesher is about as knowledgeable as they come regarding vintage street rods and customs. He attended his first National Street Rod Association show with his father when he was seven months old and has been immersed in the hobby ever since. Flesher has built and/or owned dozens of street rods.

We’ll share some of Flesher’s picks as the nicest street rods at the shows in a later post. For now, here are few random rods that caught everyone’s eyes at the Grand Sierra and Atlantis shows:


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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.