AutoGras 2017: Rollin’ in the Big Easy
Rollin’ in the Big Easy
Mardi Gras is a French tradition that arrived in the United States and was first held in the budding town of New Orleans back in 1837. Mardi Gras celebrations form the basis of the slogan: “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” (Let the good times roll.) Each year hundreds of thousands of people of all different races and cultures arrive to celebrate and enjoy the nightlife that New Orleans has to offer. B.J. Mills and his wife Joanna have been longtime truck enthusiasts and were constantly searching for a way to bring the show culture to the Big Easy. That opportunity happened when former New Orleans Saints football player John Jenkins contacted B.J. in 2013 to do a truck show. The show was named AutoGras after the cultural gathering in the city.
Just a few miles from the French Quarter, AutoGras takes place at Zephyr Field in New Orleans and employs the entire parking lot and outside field grounds. The third annual show took place one week after Mardi Gras and brought in more than 400 show trucks and vehicles. The title sponsor was Bryan Chevrolet with KIK, Big Squeeze Lemonade, Cutting Edge Bedliners, Egg Rollin Hut, Madgear, Pelican Events, and Rimtyme in attendance. B.J. wishes to thank everyone who supported his third annual AutoGras, especially his wife Joanna and good friend Charlie Elmer. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/bjsiknicmills/.