Over 10,000 attend Car Show


Kevin’s Gallery

There were 411 vehicles parked on Front Street and the downtown riverbank at the Natchitoches Classic Car Show September 30 – October 1. Not one, not two, but three stages were set up playing live music including Goodlow Brothers, GQP Band, Josh Hyde, Luke Brouilette, Cane Mutiny, Hardrick Rivers, Dr. Stokes, Henry Reegans and the LaCour Brothers.

“We definitely had a really good turn out this year,” said Director of Festivals and Events for the Historic District Business Association Jill Leo. “The crowd is better than it has been in years past and I’m sure this gorgeous weather helped. This event wouldn’t be what it is without the support from a large number of local sponsors.”

One car that caught NPJ’s eye was a red 32 Ford Roadster owned by Dan and Donna Tadevich of Alexandria.

“Three years ago we came to this car show and saw this car sitting in this very spot,” said Dan. “I told my wife ‘that would make someone a really nice car.’ About four hours later I came back and I got the owners number and bought it. So this is the car’s third year in the car show and its third year in this spot. It’s tradition. Each year, we drive the car up to Altus, Oklahoma to visit our son in the Air Force and throw him a crawfish party.”

Dan and Donna let NPJ’s Lifestyle editor, Natalie Covher, and her daughter, Lilah Covher, take a closer look and sit behind the wheel.