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Hot August Nights visits Minden

More than 600 cars are expected to participate in the Hot August Nights Poker Run in Minden 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The classic cars will make their way to Carson Valley representing some of the 5,500 entrants in this year’s nationally recognized 27th annual Hot August Nights, one of Northern Nevada’s premier events.

The cars will participate in a 110-mile seven stop poker run which begins in Reno, continues through Carson City to Minden Park and then parades over Kingsbury Grade to South Lake Tahoe, finishing up at Legends at Sparks Marina. For the 10th year, the Minden Park stop will be the official lunch stop featuring an up close and personal way to view and photograph these beautiful vehicles and have an opportunity to speak with the owners.

Carson Valley Visitors Authority and the Town of Minden are co-sponsors of the event. The Valley Cruisers Car Club will assist with parking and Poker Card distribution,local service clubs and restaurants will be at the park serving up lunch and nearby restaurants and retailers always provide specials the day of the event.

Streets will be closed to traffic from Esmeralda Avenue and 4th Street around the Minden Park area.

Hot August Nights celebrated its 27th year starting at South Lake Tahoe Friday and Saturday, and continues in Reno and Sparks starting Sunday. For a full schedule visit

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 2, 2013 05:50PM Published Aug 2, 2013 05:18PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.