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SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021
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Sue and Mac Pate Visit Natchez Natchez Automotive Society

European Engineering, Southern Hospitality


04.20.21

FINALLY SUCCESS

 

After two rescheduling episodes, we finally had a beautiful day for a most enjoyable event. Great new venue along Broadway St. in downtown Natchez strong mix of entries, including motorcycles, 8 plane formation air show and finally weather that could not have been better. The change of venue to pavement and to randomly park the field, as opposed to class parking, seemed to create a lot more interaction between owners and spectators. General Manager of the Grand Hotel, Walter Tipton and his staff could not have been more accommodating and we thank them very much.

Click Here for the Winners List!

FUTURE CONSIDERATION


We realize that needing to change the date twice before finally coming to an acceptable weather forecast date caused many to change and recharge their plans, but we had no choice in our determination to save the show.

However, the entry form states that you "realized you had an obligation to inform me if you needed to cancel". Many of you did not, but let me tell you why the courtesy to have done so was important. When you no show without notice it puts a very unnecessary burden on the judges to try to locate your entry, especially when we have open parking opposed to by Class. Also, we often need to adjust space allocation when we have excessive "No Shows"! Please try to be more thoughtful if you plan to show at a future Euro Fest!

 


04.16.21

SHOW TIME THIS SUNDAY
APRIL 18TH

 

Due to the rain forecast in Natchez, the Euro Fest has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 18th, starting at 11:00 am with Awards Presentation beginning at 3:00 pm. It will be held on Broadway St., the Western most street in downtown Natchez, running North and South. Entries will be parked at the Southern corner of the Grand Hotel stretching North on both sides of the street. All parking will be on pavement, and cars will be placed on a first come basis, not by Class, except for the Grand Saloon Class, which will have designated parking.

We will start parking cars as early as 9:00 am.


The "Pick Up Your Packet" Party will be held on SATURDAY, April 17th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Epyk, a vintage but new inside-outside venue, 511 Main St., at the corner of Locus Alley. Heavy Hors d' oeuvres with a cash bar. You can stay for dinner or dine else where and return if you like. Entries will continue to be considered thru Saturday the 17th. Hopefully this final plan will work for you, if it does not, please email me at www.mike_marsh@bellsouth.net.

If you are unable to attend the "Pick Up Your Packet" party on Saturday, the packets will be available on Sunday at the show site.

Also, if you need to adjust your hotel reservations, please do so SAP.

CARAVANS CANCELLED


There will be no organized Caravans from Jackson, New Orleans or Baton Rouge, but if you want to create your own, please do.

CLEAN UP AREA


The Hotel Vue, Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel and the Grand Hotel will all have clean up areas starting Saturday afternoon. There will be a water hose for your use, just ask the front desk where it is located.

WEAR YOUR CREDENTIALS


Even though we have had to reschedule and reduce the size of this year's Euro Fest show, be sure to wear your Euro Fest credentials when touring Natchez. You will receive the credentials at the "Pick Up Your Packet" Party. If you wear the credentials at The Kitchen restaurant, you can receive a complimentary treat and drink, prior to dining, compliments of the Chef. Rosalie mansion also will give a $5.00 discount off the cost of a ticket when wearing your credentials.

All offers only valid through this Sunday, April 17th.

LATEST ENTRIES

 

1973 Triumph TR 6

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD

1995 Jaguar 2+2  XJS

2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

2014 Jaguar XF

 


04.13.21

PLAN "C"

 

Due to a forecast of 4 straight days of rain in Natchez, the Euro Fest has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 18th, starting at 11:00 am with Awards Presentation beginning at 3:00 pm. It will be held on Broadway St., the Western most street in downtown Natchez, running North and South. Entries will be parked at the Southern corner of the Grand Hotel stretching North on both sides of the street. All parking will be on pavement and cars will be placed on a first come basis, not by Class, except for the Grand Saloon Class, which will have designated parking.

We will start parking cars as early as 9:00 am.


The "Pick Up Your Packet" Party will be held on SATURDAY, April 17th from 5:00- 7:00 at Epyk, a vintage but new inside-outside venue, 511 Main St., at the corner of Locus Alley. Heavy Hors d' oeuvres with a cash bar. You can stay for dinner or dine else where and return if you like. Entries will continue to be considered until Friday, April 16th. Hopefully this final plan will work for you, if it does not, please email me at www.mike_marsh@bellsouth.net.

Also, if you need to adjust your hotel reservations, please do so SAP.

CARAVANS CANCELLED


There will be no organized Caravans from Jackson, New Orleans or Batton Rouge but if you want to create your own, please do.

 


04.09.21

LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEKEND

 

A few have had to cancel due to our rescheduling the Natchez Euro Fest to April 17th, but it looks like we will still have the largest field of entries we have ever had. If your plans change and you are able to join us, please do.

Registration is back open until next week.

ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE


Although the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel is sold out, there are still a few rooms left at The Hotel Vue, 601.653.8888. Also 10 rooms are being held until Monday at the Grand Hotel, 601.446.9994. Both offer Euro Fest rates of $109.

DINNER AT THE KITCHEN


If you have not cancelled your reservations for dinner this weekend at The Kitchen, if you like, please do so. Re-book for Friday or Saturday the 16-17th by going to their web site, https://www.thekitchennatchez.com.

LATEST ENTRIES

 

1973 MG Midget
2016 BMW 228i

 


04.07.21

THE WEATHER REQUIRES RESCHEDULING

 

You have, no doubt, been watching the weekend weather forecast, which calls for heavy rain Wednesday thru Saturday night. It is what it is, and we therefore have rescheduled the 2021 Natchez Euro Fest to Friday-Saturday, April 16-17.

All aspects of the event will remain the same, just a week later. Entries will open back today for those that have not entered yet. We will leave all current entries as they are, assuming you will be able to join us; however, if you are unable to do so, please email me www.mike_marsh@bellsouth.net concerning your plans.

You will also need to cancel and re book your hotel rooms TODAY to avoid payment and your dinner reservations as well.

Time to make lemonade out of lemons, hope you will join us.

LATEST ENTRIES

 

1948 HRD Vincent Rapide

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

1962 MG Lenham GT Tribute

1981 Leland Cooper Van

1986 Porsche 944

1990 BMW 325i

1990 Porsche 911 Tribute

2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

2011 Jaguar XFR

2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

2016 Morgan 3 Wheeler

1981 Moto Guzzi V 50 III

1987 Jaguar XJ6

1988 Bentley Mulsanne S

2020 BMW M2 CS

 


04.02.21

FINAL WEEKEND TO PREPARE


Entries need to be made before midnight on Sunday, April 4th. Your cooperation will be appreciated. To make sure you have not missed anything and thus have a more enjoyable weekend, please go to the web site and review the Updates, which contain some adjustment that have had to be made to deal with changing situations. It will take you about 5 minutes but may save you a lot of confusion when you arrive.

Again, if a RAIN DATE needs to be declared, it will be done via the web site by Friday the 9th at 8:00 AM.

WELCOME RECEPTION PACKET PARTY


The "Packet Party" will be held from 5:00-7:00 at The Sponsor's Hospitality Tent, on the lawn (Show Field) of Rosalie Mansion, 100 Orleans St. The combined Road Rally drives will be escorted there upon arrival in Natchez and others are welcome to arrive individually between 5:00 & 7:00. If the Road Rally participants would like to continue on to their hotel to check in and then return to the party, they may certainly do so by just continuing straight on Canal St. rather than turning in at Rosalie.

Hors d' oeuvres will be complimentary provided by The Kitchen who will have a cash bar as well. Soft drinks, beer and wine will be provided by our generous sponsors.You may leave you cars on the show field that night if you like. Security will be on the grounds from from sundown to sun up.

PARKING


There is ample parking for both cars and trailers at the Vue Hotel for those of you that have decided to stay there. It is no more than a mile from the show field. At The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, which is a few blocks from the show field, there will be a reserved space for cars, but large trailers need to park across the street in the lighted parking lot of The Natchez Visitor's Center. If you have a chase car, (non show car) please DO NOT park it at the Rosalie Mansion parking lot. Park just across the street at the Regions Bank lot, but please DO NOT block the ATM entry lane. Please share these directions with your friends that might be attending. Your cooperation with these parking guidelines will make the day much more pleasant for all.

SHOW FIELD PARKING



Click the image above to download a map of the Show Field Parking by Class. Please print it off and review, so you can proceed right to your designated area Saturday morning. We will have Team Members, wearing neon vests, in your area to assist you in exact positioning.

TONY WATTS & LORY LOCKWOOD RETURNING


New Orleans automotive artist Tony Watts & Lory Lockwood will be returning to the 5th Annual Natchez Euro Fest


Nationally known automotive, motorcycle and airplane artist, Lory Lockwood and her husband Tony Watts will be on hand to discuss commissions of your entries. Prints and other other auto art will be available for sale.


Lory has many commissioned pieces hanging in many galleries across the country, both private and public. The painting above is of the one off “Count Trossi”, Mercedes-Benz SSK which was commissioned and is in the impressive Ralph Lauren Collection. Check out Lory's work at lorylockwood.com.


Tony Watts is famous for his shadow box pieces featuring European Marques body trim and other automotive art. He usually has something new to show at all his appearances and the Natchez Euro Fest will surely bring out something new and interesting. If you could not make Amelia Island, you will want to stop by and meet Lory and Tony. They both will be happy to discuss a commissioning of their talent creating an exciting story about the beauty you drive.

FINAL CLASS ADJUSTMENTS


There will be only one Class Of The Following:
Grand Saloon, Porsche and Porsche 356, in other words, no Open or Closed.
"Outback" Class will consist of Land Rover, VW Pickups and Vans

"DISPLAY ONLY" ENTRIES

Please park with what would be you class if not Display Only.

LATEST ENTRIES

 

1957 MG Magnette

1968 VW Double Cab Pick Up

1972 DeTomaso Pantera

1965 Porsche 356 SC

1977 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1979 VW Super Beetle

1996 Bentley Turbo R

2005 Lotus Elise

1985 Alfa Spider

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL

1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D

 


03.22.21

FINAL TWO WEEKS TO REGISTER

Registration will close 12:00 AM, Monday April 5th. If you would like to participate but are just not sure yet if the date will be available for you, go ahead and sign up, easier to just cancel than to be shut out.

FINAL CLASS ADJUSTMENTS


MG Added
Outback Added
Grand Saloon Open combined with GS Closed

WRAP UP PARTY ALL SET


Right after the conclusion of the Awards, the "Wrap Up" Party will begin in the Sponsor's Tent for participants, their guest, sponsors, press and Special Guest. "The Kitchen" will provide hors d' oeuvres and have a mixed drink cash bar. All other drinks will be complimentary.

FEATURED PARTICIPANTS


The Feature Marque of the show will be Porsche and Porsche 356. The Bulldog Formation Flight Team will provide a Feature Performance by a seven plane squadron.


RAIN DATE


In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be April 16-17. Notice to that affect will be given by email no later than 12:00 AM Friday, April 9th. If you still have a reservation at the Vue Hotel, make sure you read the Update from yesterday. After this Thursday, March 25th the Vue will NOT refund for cancellations. That is the main reason we suggest you move your reservation to the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel.

601.861.4600, discount code Euro Fest.

LATEST ENTRIES

 

1960 MG MGA 1600

1961 Mercedes-Benz SL

1970 MG B

1971 Porsche 911

1986 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

2018 Porsche GT3 Touring

2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo

2004 Jaguar XK8

1987 Rolls-Royce Corniche

1958 Land Rover Series 1

1957 MG Magnette ZVB

1972 Porsche 911 T

 


03.21.21

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

The Vue Hotel has just informed me that their cancellation deadline is 2 weeks (14 days). We have, therefore, moved to the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel as our HQ hotel.

YOU will need to cancel your Vue Reservations if you like. Their number again is 601.653.8888. Suggest you get a cancellation number, and you must do it by Thursday, March 25th or YOUR credit card will be charged. If however you still want to stay there, keep in mind that our rain date is April 16-17.

The rate at the Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel is $103, and the code is Euro Fest. They have blocked enough rooms to cover the cancellations from the Vue. Unfortunately, the Magnolia Bluffs Hotel does not have any food or bar service at this time. An announcement will be made SAP as to the new location of our Friday evening "Packet Party" Reception, but it will remain from 5:00-7:00. The choice of where you might like to now stay is totally yours, and I deeply regret the hassle and confusion the hotel situation has caused.

Please give me a call with any questions or comments.

 


03.12.21

CORRECTION FROM 03.11.21 UPDATE

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL pictured in yesterday's Update is a 1957, not a 1965. My apologies to the owner.

 

ANNOUNCING NORTHERN LOUISIANA ROAD RALLY DRIVE

Drive Departs
Asbury United Methodist Church
Parking Lot
3200 Airline DR.
Bossier City, LA 71111
April 9th at 12:00 NOON
Drive Leader-Ted Warren
318.426.6275

WEAR YOUR CREDENTIALS

Besides the complimentary treat and drink, prior to dinning, compliments of the Chef at The Kitchen, which was listed in the 03.11.2021 Update yesterday, Rosalie mansion will give a $5.00 discount when wearing your credentials also. Purchase your tickets at the gift shop right by the entrance to the show field.

LAST NIGHT'S ENTRIES

 

1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL

1950 Vincent Rapide

1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite

1981 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

1984 Land Rover Defender 110

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL 550

1956 Aston Martin DBR 1

 


03.11.21

ROAD RALLY DRIVES ALL SET

Jackson Drive Will Depart:
Clinton, MS Visitor's Center
1300 Pinehaven Dr.
Clinton, MS 39056
Friday, April 9th
2:30 SHARP
Drive Leader
Gene Johnston 601.941.4892


New Orleans Drive Will Depart:
BACKSIDE (REAR) Parking Lot of Dillards
Esplanade Shopping Center
1401 Esplanade
Exit 32nd St. off of I 10
Metairie, LA
Friday April 9th
At 12:30 SHARP
Drive Leader
David Barone 504.669.7817


Baton Rouge Drive Will Depart:
Murphy Express Gas Station At 10634
Scenic Hwy. (US 61)
At 2:15
Depart From B-Kwik Food Mart
Gloster, MS
At 3:45
Arrive National Guard Armory
Natchez
At 4:30
Depart Escorted Parade To Hotels
At 5:00 Or Earlier When All Drives Have Arrived
Drive Leader
Rick Huber 225.571.7064

WELCOME NEW SPONSOR






A Celebration of Food and Music!

The Kitchen is cookin’ up exciting new experiences for 2021. Visit their website for announcements of more culinary treats, drinks, music, and cheer!


MAKE PLANS NOW
RESERVE YOUR TABLE

thekitchennatchez.com

Wear Your Euro Fest Credentials and Enjoy a Complimentary Treat and Drink On The Chef.

FIELD JUST GETS STRONGER AND STRONGER

Take a look at the recent entries. From a magnificent Morris Traveler to an extremely rare, vintage Ferrari. From a 1935 Morgan 2 Sport to a beautiful Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. We are all in for an automotive feast!

LATEST ENTRIES

 

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1974 Truimph TR 6

1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

2007 Aston Martin DB 7 Volante

1935 Morgan Sports 2 Seater

1957 AC ACE Bristol

1956 Ferrari 250 GT

1951 MG TD

1959 MG MGA

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

1967 Austin Healey Sprite Mk IV

1969 Fiat 124 Sport

1967 Volkswagen Type 2 micro bus

1971 Morris Traveler

1972 VW Beetle

1987 Mercedes-Benz SL 560

1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE

2007 Caterham 7 SV

1994 BMW Alpina

2012 Jaguar XK R

Porsche 356 SC

 


03.03.21

VERY DIVERSE FIELD OF CLASSICS, EXOTICS & LIMITED PRODUCTION FORMING FOR 5TH NATCHEZ EURO FEST

With just four weeks to go with registration, about half of the field is set. As soon as you can, please sign up.

MASK MANDATE REMOVED

Yesterday, The Governor removed the Mississippi mask mandate but still recommends wearing one, especially indoors (except when eating or drinking), should we be able to move our Friday night reception inside. Wonderful to see Covid situation improving in Mississippi. Let's hope it continues.

FROM BARN FIND TO SO FINE!

This Porsche 356 became a labor of love during a 31 month restoration. It will be in the Featured Marque Class, Porsche 356 Closed, in Natchez. Hopefully it will give inspiration to some of us to quit talking about it and getting to work on our projects.

 

HOTEL VUE IS SOLD OUT

THE MAGNOLIA BLUFFS STILL HAS ROOMS


The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel has been added as featured hotel to our Natchez room offerings.

The Friday night Welcome Reception will remain at the Vue Hotel.

To book your room at The Magnolia Casino Hotel:
Call 601.861.4600
Discount Code: Euro Fest
Rate $103
Get confirmation # and use at check in

LATEST ENTRIES

1963 Porsche 356

1967 Jaguar E-Type

2008 Porsche Boxter SRS-60 Spyder

2010 Bentley Continental GT

1965 Jaguar E-Type OTS

1961 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Coupe

2001 Qvale Mangusta

1961 Truimph Bonneville

1950 Vincent Comet

1968 BSA Victor Special

1966 Sprite Innocenty Coupe

1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Cabriolet

2018 Ferrari 488 GTB

2014 Audi R8

1971 Volkwagen Squareback

1967 Sunbeam Alpine

1978 MG B

1910 Triumph Roadster

1950 Vincent Comet

 


02.24.21

NATCHEZ TOOK A HIT

Although last week's weather did some damage in Natchez, things are getting back to normal. However, many are still without water and power. In that regard, the storm took out the internet at our HQ Hotel Vue and took the phone system with it. Many of you tried to call and make reservations but did not get through. A temporary phone system is in place, and you may now book your rooms using the same phone number as before. Thank you for your patience in dealing with Mother Nature!

HOTEL VUE RESERVATIONS


Call 601.653.8888
Discount Code: Euro Fest
Rate $109
Get confirmation # and save for check in

SECOND HOTEL ADDED



The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel has been added as featured hotel to our Natchez room offerings.

The Friday night Welcome Reception will remain at the Vue Hotel.

To book your room at The Magnolia Casino Hotel:
Call 601.861.4600
Discount Code: Euro Fest
Rate $103
Get confirmation # and use at check in

BULLDOG FORMATION FLIGHT TEAM SHOW


This is one of seven planes that will perform for us in the air show, out over the river. Once again, it will be a most enjoyable addition to your day at the Natchez Euro Fest.  

LATEST ENTRIES

 

1957 Porsche 356A Speedster

1969 Jaguar E Type

1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce

1960 Nash Metropolitan

1971 MG B Tourer

1962 Austin Healey BN7

1958 Alfa Romeo Giuletta Spider

1972 Mercedes-Benz 250C

1976 Triumph TR6

1966 Fiat 500 Nuova

1972 Porsche 911 S

1976 Triumph TR6

1977 Porsche Carrera 3.0 Targa

1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

1979 Porsche 930

1978 MB B

1983 Pininfarina Azzurra

1984 930 Porsche Turbo

1986 Ferrari Testarossa

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

1994 Jaguar XJS

1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 500

2000 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

2004 Ferrari Modena

2008 Aston Martin Vantage

2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

2017 Bentley Bentayga

2017 Ferrari 488 GTB Giallo Modena

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63

2019 Mclaren 720S

 


02.13.21

WOW! WHAT A START NATCHEZ EURO FEST
APRIL 9-10

Of the past 12 years of 19 total Euro Fest in three different cities, this week has had more entries than any of the others. Covid has produced, among other issues, a grand case of Cabin Fever, and we are going to have a safe and enjoyable remedy! As stated earlier, strict Covid Protocol will be followed. Although no inside events will be conducted, masks will be required when not eating or drinking. Please bring yours and wear over mouth and nose!

HOTEL VUE RESERVATIONS
$109.00 + TAX
CALL 601.653.8888
CODE EURO FEST

PORSCHE NAMED FEATURED MARQUE
NATCHEZ EURO FEST 2021

We are pleased to announce that due to impressive interest, Porsche will be our Featured Marque this year. There will be a Porsche-Open & Closed Class as well as a Porsche 356 Open & Closed. These classes may be adjusted or expanded based on entries.

 

LATEST ENTRIES

1959 Porsche 356 A

2019 Mercedes-Benz S 560 Cabriolet

2011 Maserati Grand Turismo

2008 Jaguar XKR

1956 Porsche 356 C

2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello

1970 Triumph TR6

1962 Porsche 356 B Super

2008 Ferrari F430

1964 Porsche SC

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300 SD

1962 Porsche 356 T6 SR Coupe

1981 Mercedes-Benz 240 D

1972 MG MGB

1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider

 

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