The 2022 Natchitoches Classic Car Show, a fun local event in its 16th year, was held Saturday, October 1 in downtown Natchitoches. A steady stream of thousands of visitors enjoyed seeing a record 446 cars parked from the riverbank to Second St. The vehicles ranged from a 1923 Model T to a uniquely decorated art car. There was indeed something for every taste.
The visiting car owners started arriving Friday and enjoyed a Poker Run that took them throughout the parish. They then were treated to a fish fry, concert, and fireworks show in true Natchitoches style. The car show started Saturday morning and went on throughout the day. Visitors to the show were able to enjoy live music from several bands as they perused the vehicles on display. At the end of the show, the car owners gathered at the downtown riverbank for the presentation of prizes.
The Natchitoches Classic Car Show has grown over the past 16 years into one of the largest and most eagerly awaited events held in the city as well as a popular destination for antique car aficionados. The show is a solid day of family fun and nostalgia with no cost to attend. The show is also a wonderful showcase for our community. Events such as the annual Classic Car Show are part and parcel of what makes life in our community special.
The Natchitoches Classic Car Show is always in need of volunteers to help make the event a success. If you are interested in helping out for next year’s event, please contact Jill Leo at 318-652-7078.