New Orleans Classic Auto Festival Announced, May 13-14

The New Orleans Classic Auto Festival – May 13-14, 2011 VICARI CLASSIC & MUSCLE CAR AUCTION ● THE ROYAL STREET RUMBLE ● THE DREAM COLLECTION AUTO SHOW

No one needs an excuse to visit the intriguing city of New Orleans, but just in case you do…  The New Orleans Classic Auto Festival awaits car enthusiasts who are looking for great cars, zesty cuisine and good times!  Leave it to New Orleans – the party capital of the world, to unite the craving for classic cars along with the desire to indulge in all the pleasures New Orleans has to offer.  “And this is just the beginning.” says Pete Vicari, owner of the company producing the festival. “We expect to grow this event just like we do every other festival here.  When we throw a party, we do it big down in New Orleans!”

 Vicari Auction unveils the 1st annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival (NOCAF) to be held May 13-14, 2011.  This unique festival will encompass a Friday evening preview of auction cars parading through the French Quarter and then displayed during the “Royal Street Rumble” block party on May 13, 2011. Saturday’s headline is the Vicari Classic & Muscle Car Auction – where the real fun begins!  Sponsored by Trison Classics, this event held at the famous Mardi Gras World will give attendees a dazzling view of elaborate parade floats upon entering.  Adjacent to Mardi Gras World, the auction will take place in a plantation style venue giving compliment to the classic cars crossing the block beginning at 11 am on May 14, 2011.  Antiques and other general merchandise will prelude at 10 am.  “The 2011 season will mark a ground breaking era for Vicari Auction”, says Jenae Crain Marketing Director for Vicari Auction. “You will see more classic cars and more action on the block than ever before!”

The Mississippi River is the backdrop for “The Dream Collection” Auto Show, also held on Saturday, May 14th outside the Vicari Auction.  Everyone has their own idea for the perfect dream car.  That’s why in this auto show you will find Classic & Muscle Cars, Street Rods, Hot Rods, customs and even some movie cars. The Dream Collection is by invite only.  However, you can visit the Vicari Auction website at www.vicariauction.com to inquire about an invitation along with info on seller/bidder registration, vendor spots and putting general merchandise in the auction.

 A few surprises are in store for you as we kick off this new annual event with a Nawlin’s style flavor sure to keep you coming back for more. Come see the sites. Come experience the excitement!  Visit The New Orleans Classic Auto Festival May 13-14, 2011 and become a part of an event that will not only start a new tradition, but give a revived meaning to… Laissez les bon temps roule!

Tony Piff

SCM Auctions Editor and Photographer

Tony has long trumpeted the virtues of collecting Japanese cars. His daily driver is a 1970 Toyota Hilux — the one with the turn signals on top of the fenders. His popular “Rising Sun” column keeps a pulse on the J-tin market.

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