Barrett-Jackson Announces LS3 Crate Engine From Chevrolet Performance As Additional Prize For 2013 Downtown Reno Show-N-Shine Competition

Winner Will also Take Home Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup™ and $20,000 Cash Prize During 27th Annual Hot August Nights

RENO, Nev. (July 22, 2013) Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that Chevrolet Performance has donated an LS3 Crate Engine with 430 horsepower to be awarded to the winner of the inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup™, taking place August 7-9, 2013. In addition to the LS3 Crate Engine, the winner will also receive the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup™ and a $20,000 cash prize.

Participants in the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine will compete daily beginning Wednesday, August 7th through Friday, August 9th. Fifteen daily “Best of Show” finalists will receive a ribbon and a spot to compete in the finals on Saturday, August 10th. The forty-five finalists will be staged in the Downtown Reno Ballroom from the hours of 9am to 4pm where the top five will be selected. Those finalists will then have the opportunity to drive their vehicles for display on the auction block during the inaugural Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson at 7pm, where the winner of the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup™ will be announced.

The LS3 Crate Engine, a brand new high-performance engine from Chevrolet Performance, provides car builders with the feel, performance and reliability of an all-new vehicle. The LS3 has 430 horsepower and is a continuation of the industry-leading V8 engines, setting the new standard in the small block world and breaking new ground for efficiency and performance.

“We were thrilled when Chevrolet Performance decided to donate the LS3 Crate Engine to help take the Barrett-Jackson Cup™ to the next level,” said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Enthusiasts from all over the world are going to have a chance to compete for this extremely desirable engine and we’re proud to be able to offer this unique opportunity on our stage at Hot August Nights.”

Barrett-Jackson and Hot August Nights have also hand-picked a prestigious panel of judges whose backgrounds and reputations are unmatched in the industry, to help select the winner of the inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup™.

Among the respected judges is Pete Chapouris, legendary hot rodder and builder, one of the Top 100 Most Influential People within the high performance industry and a Hot Rod Magazine Hall of Fame Inductee, who will bring his unrivaled reputation and guidance to the judging mix. A testament to the quality and significance of his work is that of the extraordinary Doane Spencer roadster restored for Bruce Meyer, which went on to win the inaugural Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance Hot Rod Classic. Bob Millard, ISCA official for nearly 50 years and General Manager of the Detroit Autorama, will also join the judging panel. Millard began his judging career at the young age of 19 and was the only judge for the first four Super Chevy Sunday shows back in the 70’s. Millard also helps coordinate the illustrious Woodward Dream Cruise. From the time he started to drive, Millard has built hot rods, muscle cars, street machines and drag cars a way of life. Famed car builder Bobby Alloway, who converted his passion for building hot rods from a joyous pastime into a full-time occupation, will also join the judging panel. Alloway has a long list of coveted accolades, including Goodguys’ Street Rod and Street Machine of the Year, the Don Ridler Memorial Award, America’s Most Beautiful Roadster, Rod & Custom Hall of Fame inductee, among many others.

Additionally, Bob Johnson also plays a significant role in helping with planning and logistics for the Barrett-Jackson Cup™ and was chosen due to his reputation and expertise in the automotive industry. Johnson, owner of Oxylance Inc., is a prestigious car showman himself and has landed in the top five for Street Machine of the Year, America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod and Best Pick-up Truck, among others.

“We’re honored to be bringing together some of the most well-known legends in the automotive industry and to be launching the Barrett-Jackson Cup™ at the largest classic car and nostalgia event in the United States,” said Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson. “We’re expecting some truly unique cars to come out and compete for the Cup and they will be judged by the best in the business.”

Entrants for the Inaugural Barrett-Jackson Cup™ must be a registered participant of Hot August Nights in the Downtown Reno Show-n-Shine. For more information on the Show-n-Shine or to register your vehicle please visit or call the Hot August Nights office at (775) 356-1956 ext 0.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson and to purchase tickets to the auction, visit or call (480) 421-6694. For more information on Hot August Nights and to register for the event, visit or call (775) 356-1956 ext 0.


About The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Reno Tahoe, Nev. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit m or call (480) 421-6694.

About Hot August Nights

Hot August Nights, a non-profit organization, is the premiere classic car event in the world, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the 50s, 60s and 70s and to participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises and more.

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