Vicari Auto Auction at Coast Coliseum
Vicari Auction will be auctioning off 400 plus cars at the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center starting tomorrow through Saturday.
The first auction put on with Cruisin’ the Coast was 21 years ago, just a year after Cruisin’ took the streets of South Mississippi.
Owners were seen driving their cars into the convention center on Wednesday and doing some last minute polishing. To get a good spot in the show, people book their numbers for the auction up to a year in advance.
Owner of Vicari Auction Peter Vicari says this auction is nothing to be intimidated by. They really try to make it as enjoyable as possible. “It’s an enjoyable day just to watch the action, you know you may have two or three guys banging their heads to try to get the car. Then there’s a bidding war going on and we will get the audience involved and get them to tell them to bid one more time or come on everybody tell him to bid one more time and then they get excited and it’s just an exciting day.”
The auction starts at 10 a.m., but doors open at 8:30 Thursday through Saturday.