Best in Show at the record-setting Barrett-Jackson Hot August Nights Auction, held Aug. 6-8, went to Randy and Lisa Wilcox for their 1962 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop.
When Barrett-Jackson teamed up with Hot August Nights in 2013, the Barrett-Jackson Cup was born. With Cup sponsors including Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino and Circus Circus Hotel & Casino, the Barrett-Jackson Cup boasts the largest prize purse of any American custom car competition and attracts many of the finest cars from across the country, according to the company.
Judges Bobby Alloway, Pete Chapouris and Bob Millard chose 25 cars from the three-day Barrett-Jackson “Show-N-Shine” in downtown Reno. The vehicles were displayed in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center on Saturday before the top five finalists advanced to a ceremony on the Barrett-Jackson Auction block.
This year, with the most competition entries in the Cup’s history, the Wilcox’s were awarded the Barrett-Jackson Cup in front of a TV audience during live auction coverage on Velocity.
The Barrett-Jackson Cup “Reno Five” finalists included:
- Grand Prize Winner: 1962 Chevrolet Impala Bubbletop
Owner: Randy and Lisa Wilcox
Builder: CAL Automotive Creations, Andy Leach
- First Runner-up: 1957 Chevrolet Pickup
Owner: Gary Brown
Builder: Mike Goldman Customs
- Second Runner-up: 1965 Chevrolet Impala
Owner: Don and Elma Voth
Builder: Chip Foose
- Third Runner-up: 1956 Plymouth Belvedere
- Owner: Gil and Janet Losi
- Builder: Steve Cook Creations
- Fourth Runner-up: 1965 Dodge Dart
- Owner: Willie Maise
- Big Oak Garage, Will Posey
The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction is set for Sept. 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. Coverage of the auction will be broadcast on Velocity and Discovery.