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Wow! It hit us hard and fast at Hot August Nights.. Torrential rain, hail, thunder and lightening. People driving their T-buckets, or convertibles with their tops off or down got soaked. I drove the Vette in the rain and it performed admirably. Two speed wipers worked fine, the defroster defogged the entire windshield, Power vents helped cool and nothing leaked. Gonna be humid tomorrow!!!
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Yesterday, unfortunately, cars on display at the Atlantis Casino were subjected to heavy rain downpours as well as 1/4in hail from thunderstorms. Basically, the thunderstorm cells developed overhead and dropped over an inch of rain in under an hour. To put into perspective the significance of this rainfall, today's downpours added to the 2-day total of 1.47 inches of rain; Reno's August rainfall normally measures 1.67 inches. Hopefully, none of the beautiful cars on display were not damaged by the hail!
 

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The fifth floor of the Nugget was almost full during the downpours. Fifth floor was reserved for classic cars registered for the event.
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Down town they have parking out of the weather AT THE SHOW

No rain, no blazing sun and most important to my wife, Nice, clean indoor bathrooms 15 feet from our car.
 

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Down town they have parking out of the weather AT THE SHOW

No rain, no blazing sun and most important to my wife, Nice, clean indoor bathrooms 15 feet from our car.
BLEH!!!
More sporadic rain again today. Last rainstorm yesterday at the Nugget hit at 4pm and over by 7. Drove the car down from the garage and joined the cruisers, It started of light but heavy cruising 'til 9:30. Weather was dry and cool. AWESOME! Maybe not so lucky today but should be great Saturday.
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Some rain water got to the floor mats. Airing them out. Beginning to sprinkle as predicted, but it should clear up in time for the night's cruise.
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The Silver Bullet posing next to Best GM In Show. '65 Chevy PU. Not my first choice. Shop restoration. Not a driver. Didn't cruise. They did a beautiful job on it. Too bad they won't drive it.
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Bob, in one of your photos there was this '57 Plymouth convertible in the background... Do you or someone else here have a better photo of it? I haven't seen one of those in forever... :)
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Did our last cruise tonight in Reno tonight. Marshals were not moving the cars fast enough. Two lanes makes it nice for a little noise and burnouts competition. I broke my 8.5” Avons from a rolling start to the delight of the crowd. Marshals just smiled. Some even gave me a thumbs up.
After an hour and a half my temp creeped up to 175, so I called it a night. Oil pressure was at 30.
Vette surprised me. With some tweaking should break 12’s.
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Bob, in one of your photos there was this '57 Plymouth convertible in the background... Do you or someone else here have a better photo of it? I haven't seen one of those in forever... :)
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Bama, if you can, try getting on YOUTUBE. There's a lot of HAN videos, but check out one titled NUGGET. You'll see the Plymouth in about6 the 19th minute.
 

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Bama, if you can, try getting on YOUTUBE. There's a lot of HAN videos, but check out one titled NUGGET. You'll see the Plymouth in about6 the 19th minute.
Thanks Bob.. I'll look for it! :) I learned to drive in a '57 Plymouth, so I have an affection for them.. and NEVER see one of them...
 
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