Convertibles Roll Wild & Topless into Reno Hot August Nights


Reno, Nevada Hot August Nights 2016, and it wasn’t but a few seconds after STREET RODDER’s road crew pulled into town Wednesday morning that a 1959 Cadillac DeVille convertible full of youthful frolickers flew past our camera truck like we were stopped. Now we don’t want to utter the oldest cliché in the book and allude to a semi-nude state, but that was old topless Caddy was lookin’ good.

And it didn’t take but a few minutes more before we were seeing a trend emerge before our very eyes, a lot of the folks that attend Hot August Nights like to roll into town driving convertibles. Top up, or top down the city streets of Reno were crawling with classic American convertibles. Checkout our photo gallery of STREET RODDERS first ragtop sightings and you’ll find the coolest of the cool convertibles were filling the downtown area and casino parking lots.

Take that red 1961 Chevy Impala for example now that we brought it to your attention you’ll notice one doesn’t see a 1961 Chevy Impala convertible all that often. And did you notice that bright pearl orange 1964 Buick Special convertible; unlike full size Chevy converts that were only made as top of the line Impalas, convertible Buicks were available in all levels of trim. The pearl orange 1964 Buick Special is a bare bones model with a manual top; that’s right no power assist.

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Interestingly the make and model of car we found cruising the most were Pontiac GTO convertibles. It didn’t matter if it was a first year 1964 GTO with a Tri-power 389 or a 1970 GTO with a honking 455 the Pontiac GTO convertibles were out in force.

Of course there was a huge turnout of Corvette convertibles, but there’s enough Corvettes here they’ll be represented in an upcoming gallery that’s for Corvettes only.

The 1964 ½ up Ford Mustang has always been a crowd pleaser and convertible models in particular. Click through the gallery and you’re bound to find a good-looking Ford Mustang convertible to tickle your fancy.

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