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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gary Reynolds, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. jnaki
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    Hello,

    Back in 1995 and 1999, we took a long July road trip from So Cal to the Pacific Northwest...and back. In 1999, instead of a straight through drive, back on the I-5, we decided to go inland Oregon, Northern Cal, Tahoe, down the eastern side of California, across the desert to Tonopah and winding up in Las Vegas.

    We don’t know why, as we actually hate Las Vegas, but were interested in the old (New then) Hyatt Lake Las Vegas Resort located 20 miles away from downtown Las Vegas. The big, man-made lake, sailing/boating, shopping, desert, close to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, and being super quiet, etc. (except for the howling. whistling wind through the tall glass doors in the huge view room.)

    We had made the long back roads trip from Ashland, Oregon and a birthplace near Klamath Falls. The Highway 395 was fairly empty and the drive was pretty nice, but tiring. We took a side trip to Reno, because we had never been there before. Our sleepover was supposed to be in Lake Tahoe, but ended up in Reno.

    Much to our surprise, the city was getting prepped for HOT AUGUST NIGHTS event that looked to be a nice hot rod event. It is called Hot August Nights for several reasons.
    1. The hot cars in attendance
    2. The extremely hot weather.

    In late July, it was hotter than anywhere else we had traveled so far. We were told that in the first weeks of August, the heat is almost unbearable. Our A/C was a wonder and lifesaver.

    The surrounding country side offers some nice driving/photography areas, but the heat sort of ruins it for most. As we were looking around the city, it was pleasant, but, we wouldn’t want to live there. For the big hot rod event, visiting it might be bearable for us. As far as photography goes, the city and neighboring areas are ripe for quality photo backgrounds for a hot rod or custom car/wagon.

    Jnaki

    We always told ourselves that one day we will get back to this Hot August Nights show, despite the weather. (It is usually mid to high 90s with some days over 100) Afterall, it is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) hot rod events in the western portion of the USA.

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    If you go, a must photo is from the upper levels of the parking garage near the famous Reno Arch sign. Make sure the hot rods are below showing the sign. (from the garage, you are facing the arch, red taillights, etc. ) A possible time exposure at night would look rather cool. It would be a rare shot as no other photo of that nature has been posted on the internet. So far.

    This year: August 3rd to August 12

    FUTURE HOT AUGUST NIGHTS DATES
    2019: August 6 – August 11
    2020: August 4 – August 9
    2021: August 3 – August 8
    2022: August 2 – August 7
     
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    Symmetry at the Cruise

     
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    Converging Hambs

     
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    Alien Perspectives in Automobile

     
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    My 53 Coupe DeVille and Smoke from Ferguson Fire near Yosemite Natl. Park in background
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  12. Pups rule! @ Jet96 Way Cool avatar my friend.


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    My brother took this photo a couple of years ago, Washington state. Doesn't really fit Sitting and Rotting so I thought I would post it here. Phillips Farm Ron Gilles 52.JPG
     
  21. Don't recall if I already posted this one:
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    I don't follow this as closely as other threads but reposts of something that's as cool as this shot is a non issue for me Gary.
     
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  25. jnaki
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    Hello,

    Sometimes digital cameras and the setting sun play tricks that one normally cannot re-create. In this shot, the drag racers had just lined up for the 2ND “Cacklefest” in the parking lot of the Price Transfer Automobilia Collection at the grand opening of the Lions Dragstrip Museum. Upon arrival, I had spent the first several minutes wandering around the completed indoor, Lions Dragstrip section and watched my movies being played on the big wall monitor.

    By the time I got to the back parking lot in the late afternoon, the sun was already playing tricks with its own special effects. Where is the complete blue sky? At the time, it looked like a cool PHOTO of contrasts. A glow in the sky, with a myriad of spots added contrast to the digital photo from my camera.

    The early hot rods lined up against the early drag racers… It was another version of the famous, “Westside Story.” (Westside, Long Beach that is… where Lions Dragstrip adjoins the city borders.)

    The final fire up for the day/night was outstanding as the countdown began. The early hot rodders were braced for any kind of action… The peace was interrupted by a Cacklefest of enormous sound and fumes. It was music to my ears, a tingling in my nose, and watering in my eyes… HOT STUFF. The full Moon Aluminum Fuel Tanks were drained after a long rattling and some cool sounds.

    Jnaki
    Instant nostalgia, for sure... The good old days brought back to life, inside the museum and the "cackle" outside...

    TURN IT UP
     

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