Louisiana Tour 2017
With the success of the Louisiana Tour 2016 for our New Orleans Auction, we will be expanding on the 2017 Tour. We will be traveling to different and exciting places and possibly adding another day. Please check back often with updates and schedule of the 2017 tour.
- Dates: TBD 2016
- Location: TBD
- Cruise fee:
- Participants meet at: TBD
- For an added bonus, the car club that has the most participants will win a cash prize.
- Please download turn-by-turn directions with map here
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Vicari Auction, with the cooperation of Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser’s office, is proud to announce the 1st Annual Louisiana Driving Tour. This year the tour will coincide with “National Collector Car Appreciation Day” Friday, July 8, 2016.
The tour will begin at L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge. If you would like to arrive on Thursday evening, L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel has generously offered tour participants a special room rate on Thursday July 7, 2016. Book before June 23, 2016 use offer code RVARBM. So come and stay the night and enjoy the facilities at L’Auberge and party with your fellow car enthusiasts. All participants are invited to join us Friday morning at L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel starting at 7:00 am in the “overflow lot” on River Road. The tour will depart L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel at approximately 8:30 am and head to Avery Island for a tour of the world famous Tabasco Factory.
Upon arriving at Tabasco, we will take the tour of the birthplace of the world famous “Hot Sauce”. Following the tour, participants will enjoy lunch hosted by Tabasco. After lunch participants will drive through the tour of the Jungle Gardens before heading back to New Orleans. On the road returning to New Orleans there will be a stop at the Wedell-Williams Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum in Patterson. After touring the vintage aircraft, we head to New Orleans.
The event will conclude at Mardi Gras World along the Mississippi Riverfront at approximately 5:30 pm. Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser’s office in conjunction with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board will host a Louisiana Seafood Boil held at Mardi Gras World.
This wonderful event will help usher in the celebration of “National Collector Car Appreciation Day” and bring members of the collector car hobby together.
Cost for entry to the tour is $50.00 per car (driver and one guest, additional guest $25/person) , which includes lunch, entry to the Tabasco, the Jungle Garden Tour, and entry to the Wendell Williams Museum, and Boiled Seafood Dinner at Mardi Gras World. Soft drinks and water are included with lunch and during the Seafood Boil.
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel has provided special room rates for tour participants who wish to come in Thursday night. Please use code RVARBM to reserve room at special rate before June 25, 2016. L’Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 L’Auberge Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70820, (225) 215-7777 or visit www.lbatonrouge.com.
Below is a list of additional hotels that are close by at a reasonable rate:
2421 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
4646 Constitution Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
2445 S Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
10989 Siegen Holiday Cir, Baton Rouge, LA 70809