15th annual EuroFest kicks off at the Renaissance in Ridgeland Friday

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The 15th annual Renaissance EuroFest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show has kicked off in Ridgeland, with the two-day event set to display hundreds of classic cars from across the nation.

Attendees will be invited to enjoy a rare opportunity to see numerous British, Italian, German, and many other European vehicles congregating in the Magnolia State.

Brands such as Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen, Ferrari, Porsche, Land Rover, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Daimler, Jaguar, Norton, Ducati, Royal Enfield, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz will be on full display.

Mike Marsh, Founder and Director of the Renaissance EuroFest, explained that there will be two different classes of cars shown at the auto show.

“A car that is 25 years or older is called ‘vintage class’ and then we have cars of special interest that are newer that are some of the supercars that are limited production, may have some sort of prominence, may have been raced, something like that,” Marsh said.

Marsh added that this year’s EuroFest is anticipated to have hundreds of registered and unregistered vehicles located throughout the Renaissance at Colony Park on Friday and Saturday.

“That first year, I think we had about 50 cars,” Marsh stated. “This year, we’ve got 124 entered and in addition to the cars that are judged that are parked in the interior of the Renaissance, we’ll have another 50 to 100 cars on the east side of the Renaissance out on the lawn that are not judged, they’re just just gathered.”

Here’s the full schedule of events for the auto show:

Friday, October 13th

  • 9:00 a.m. Placement of Dealer New European 2023 Models Begins
  • 12:00 p.m. Detail and Clean Up Area Opens Behind the Hyatt Hotel
  • 2:00 p.m. Queue up for BMW Renaissance Road Rally Drive
  • 3:00 p.m. BMW Renaissance Road Rally Drive Departs
  • 5:00 p.m. Sponsors and Exhibitors Check-In and Reception begins at Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry at the South perimeter of Renaissance
  • 7:00 p.m. Reception Concludes
  • 7:00 p.m. Italian Buffett Dinner with Enzo Osteria, right next door to Lee Michael’s (Info@enzoosteria.com for reservations)
  • 9:00 p.m. Dinner Concludes

Saturday, October 14th

  • 7:00 a.m. Hospitality Area opens
  • 7:15 a.m. Placement of Arrivals Of Classic Autos/Motorcycles Begins
  • 7:30 a.m. Hospitality Area opens for coffee and donuts
  • 8:30 a.m. Judges Meeting
  • 9:00 a.m. Final Placement Allowed
  • 9:00 a.m. Judging Begins
  • 11:00 a.m. Bar B-Q Truck Opens In The Legends of the Interstate Area
  • 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. “Delta Krauts” Bavarian Band Performs In The Same Area
  • 4:00 p.m. Start presenting Awards to winners at the location of their cars/motorcycles
  • 5:00 p.m. Show concludes, all exhibits may depart

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