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  • Celebrating 15 Years!

    Join us at Louisiana’s 1 st Choice Auto Auction as we celebrate 15 years of auction excitement May 23!Now that we’ve all enjoyed (and survived) our annual Rockin’ Mardi Gras event sale and party at the House of Blues we turn our focus on the exciting happenings in store for the rest of 2017.May 23rd will feature our 15th Anniversary Sale Event with 1200 cars, our exciting John Dough prize auction with $25,000 in great prizes, and a delicious crawfish boil! It’s a great wa...  Read More...

  • 2017

    Welcome to 2017 at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction!We have a big year planned ahead with plenty of cars, exciting promotional events that you don’t want to miss, and a renewed focus on how we operate as a top auction.We start the year with a bang with our Premier Automotive Group promotion on Jan. 10 and Jan. 24.   Read More...

  • Season's Greetings

    We hope you all had a relaxing and wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you a stress-free Christmas season. We are busy preparing for our annual Holiday John Dough Auction Event and we invite you to be here Tuesday, December 13th for 1100 vehicles followed by a gift auction with $25,000 in great gadgets and gifts just in time for Christmas gift giving. I promise it will be a fun day and work is always better when there’s fun involved.We’ll run fleet/lease units from CPS, CAC/VRS, and ARI ...  Read More...

  • Louisiana Flood Update

    It’s been over a month since the devastating flooding in our area and we are pleased to report that the staff and customers of Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction who were flooded in August are slowly getting back to normal. We gave our flooded buyers fee discounts to help them replenish their lost inventory. We raised almost $25,000 with our Go Fund Me site to provide financial assistance to our 13 staff members who suffered losses and we distributed $500 Walmart gift cards that wer...  Read More...

  • Weathering the Storm

    Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction has weathered the storm in the worst flooding in the history of our state. For that we are grateful. Sadly, many of our employees and customers were not spared the fast rising waters.   Read More...

  • Summer is here!

    We thank you for your continued support of Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction and hope you enjoyed our 14th Anniversary Event, complete with cars, crawfish and John Dough prizes. It was a very successful auction day with a high sold percentage. We thank you for making it one of our best sales ever.   Read More...

  • Spring is here!

    Spring is here in Louisiana and I’d like to share some exciting events we have planned for you at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. Mark your calendars for May 14-15 for our annual Fishing Rodeo at Griffin Fishing Charters in Lafitte. Even if you don’t fish we guarantee you’ll have a good time.   Read More...

  • Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!!

    Yes indeed, the good times will be rolling at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Make plans to attend our annual Rockin’ Mardi Gras event which starts at 9:00am with a 1200 vehicle auction and free king cake and lunch, followed by a celebration at the House of Blues New Orleans that night with great food and beverages and live entertainment by The Mixed Nuts. Get on the guest list by attending the sale and signing up at reception.   Read More...

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from LAFCAA

    We hope everyone enjoyed our annual John Dough Christmas sale and gift auction December 15th. It was a beautiful day with 1000 consigned vehicles and high conversion rate. After the sale we offered $25,000 in great prizes for John Dough bidding including a Honda 4x4, crossbow, rifle, Pelicans floor seat tickets, several American Express gift cards, headphones, Ipads, Victoria Secret gift cards and more!   Read More...

  • Merry Christmas!

    The holidays are upon us and next week we will host our annual John Dough Christmas sale and gift auction. 1000 vehicles will cross the blocks on December 15th and after the sale we will auction $25,000 in great prizes just in time for Christmas. You’ll bid on these gifts with the John Dough you have earned throughout the year.   Read More...

  • The Market is adjusting…

    The cooler weather is approaching (we hope) and we are in full swing with the market adjustment that occurs this time of year. Are you ready to adapt to the market changes? We are in business to make money (our fees) just like our dealers are in business to make money (selling cars for a profit).   Read More...

  • The Market is adjusting…

    The cooler weather is approaching (we hope) and we are in full swing with the market adjustment that occurs this time of year. Are you ready to adapt to the market changes? We are in business to make money (our fees) just like our dealers are in business to make money (selling cars for a profit).   Read More...

  • The Excitement Continues!

    The Excitement Continues at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! We had just a moment to bask in the glow of our successful, exciting Tailgate Event and “Go Long with ARI” promotion before planning in earnest for our annual October Charity Golf Tournament and Breast Cancer Awareness activities. The tournament is Thursday, October 15 at Lakewood Golf Course in New Orleans.   Read More...

  • It’s Kick-Off Time at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction!

    Our 6th Annual Tail Gate Sale Event is August 25 where we all wear our favorite team apparel to celebrate the beginning of football season.  This will be another high volume vehicle event with over 1000 vehicles.  Special guest, Jim Kelly, Hall of Fame and former Buffalo Bills quarterback, will be in the lobby from 7:15am until 8:45am signing autographs and taking photos to raise money and awareness for Hunter’s Hope Foundation, www.huntershope.orgBe sure to arrive early Tuesday to me...  Read More...

  • Join us for Summer Fun at LAFCAA!

    After a spectacular 13th Anniversary Sale we are now focusing on our Summer Sale Events. We have two special events this summer that you should not miss. Of course, we think you should attend our auction every Tuesday where we serve our signature Louisiana Lagniappe!   Read More...

  • Join us for Summer Fun at LAFCAA!

    After a spectacular 13th Anniversary Sale we are now focusing on our Summer Sale Events. We have two special events this summer that you should not miss. Of course, we think you should attend our auction every Tuesday where we serve our signature Louisiana Lagniappe!   Read More...

  • 13 Years Strong

    I am pleased to report that we have been a 6 lane auction now for a month and I am so pleased with the excitement in the new lanes and support of our dealers in this phase of our growth. Congratulations to our $500 winners at our Lane Grand Opening Sale April 21st: Jonathan Aldy of Unique Autos won for buying online, Corey Robicheaux of Audubon Wholesale won for buying in lane, and Chris Brown with Richards Honda won for selling. We continue the fun in those lanes with additional promotions thro...  Read More...

  • 13 Years Strong

    I am pleased to report that we have been a 6 lane auction now for a month and I am so pleased with the excitement in the new lanes and support of our dealers in this phase of our growth. Congratulations to our $500 winners at our Lane Grand Opening Sale April 21st: Jonathan Aldy of Unique Autos won for buying online, Corey Robicheaux of Audubon Wholesale won for buying in lane, and Chris Brown with Richards Honda won for selling. We continue the fun in those lanes with additional promotions thro...  Read More...

  • Grand Opening Lanes 5 & 6!

    Spring Greetings from Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! It is the season of growth and renewal and we are certainly experiencing that at 1st Choice. You’ve likely seen the construction progress and we are happy to say that we will be running our two new lanes April 7th.   Read More...

  • Grand Opening Lanes 5 & 6!

    Spring Greetings from Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! It is the season of growth and renewal and we are certainly experiencing that at 1st Choice. You’ve likely seen the construction progress and we are happy to say that we will be running our two new lanes April 7th.   Read More...

  • Outstanding Service Begins with Outstanding People

    We work hard every day to make 1st Choice Auto Auction the best auto auction for you, our valued dealers. Whether it is enhancing our facilities or providing additional training to our staff, we are constantly working toward a better auction experience for you. To that end, we are in the midst of another expansion to improve our facility and increase our capacity to sell more cars.   Read More...

  • Outstanding Service Begins with Outstanding People

    We work hard every day to make 1st Choice Auto Auction the best auto auction for you, our valued dealers. Whether it is enhancing our facilities or providing additional training to our staff, we are constantly working toward a better auction experience for you. To that end, we are in the midst of another expansion to improve our facility and increase our capacity to sell more cars.   Read More...

  • Happy Mardi Gras!

    The traditional New Orleans celebration that begins on January 6th (the Feast of the Epiphany) and continues until the night before Ash Wednesday (Fat Tuesday) is a huge party with parades of “Krewes” riding on decorated floats, dressed in masks and costumes, throwing beads to the crowds, and enjoying all manner of revelry. Basically, it’s the world’s biggest party! At Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction we celebrate carnival with our Rockin’ Mardi Gras Sale Event.   Read More...

  • Happy Mardi Gras!

    The traditional New Orleans celebration that begins on January 6th (the Feast of the Epiphany) and continues until the night before Ash Wednesday (Fat Tuesday) is a huge party with parades of “Krewes” riding on decorated floats, dressed in masks and costumes, throwing beads to the crowds, and enjoying all manner of revelry. Basically, it’s the world’s biggest party! At Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction we celebrate carnival with our Rockin’ Mardi Gras Sale Event.   Read More...

  • Growing in 2015!

    Happy New Year! We’ve hit the ground running in 2015 with another expansion to Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. Construction is in progress to add four lanes to our auction.   Read More...

  • Growing in 2015!

    Happy New Year! We’ve hit the ground running in 2015 with another expansion to Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. Construction is in progress to add four lanes to our auction.   Read More...

  • It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas!

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. The tree is decorated and greets our customers as they come through our door. The John Dough prizes have been purchased ($25,000 worth) and most are on display in the lobby (cue the HUGE 70” TV).   Read More...

  • It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas!

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. The tree is decorated and greets our customers as they come through our door. The John Dough prizes have been purchased ($25,000 worth) and most are on display in the lobby (cue the HUGE 70” TV).   Read More...

  • LAFCAA Thanksgiving

    November is one of the best months of the year. The football season is in full swing, the weather is wonderful in South Louisiana, and the holiday season gets started with my personal favorite, Thanksgiving (lots of good food and no gift buying decisions!).  November is also the month that Americans highlight all of the things for which they are thankful.   Read More...

  • LAFCAA Thanksgiving

    November is one of the best months of the year. The football season is in full swing, the weather is wonderful in South Louisiana, and the holiday season gets started with my personal favorite, Thanksgiving (lots of good food and no gift buying decisions!).  November is also the month that Americans highlight all of the things for which they are thankful.   Read More...

  • Geaux Pink!

    October is GEAUX PINK month at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! That means that our staff will wear GEAUX PINK t-shirts at each sale in honor of breast cancer awareness and to stress the importance of early detection. We will also do various fund-raising during the month to support the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.   Read More...

  • Geaux Pink!

    October is GEAUX PINK month at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! That means that our staff will wear GEAUX PINK t-shirts at each sale in honor of breast cancer awareness and to stress the importance of early detection. We will also do various fund-raising during the month to support the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.   Read More...

  • LAFCAA's Giving Back!

    We are very pleased to have been voted the 2014 “Most Charitable” auction by dealers who responded to the Used Car News Best of the Auctions readers’ poll. We raise funds and awareness for many charities throughout the year and are grateful to our staff, vendors and customers for their generosity and willingness to give time and time again. We recently helped a young cancer survivor generate over $4200 for St.   Read More...

  • LAFCAA's Giving Back!

    We are very pleased to have been voted the 2014 “Most Charitable” auction by dealers who responded to the Used Car News Best of the Auctions readers’ poll. We raise funds and awareness for many charities throughout the year and are grateful to our staff, vendors and customers for their generosity and willingness to give time and time again. We recently helped a young cancer survivor generate over $4200 for St.   Read More...

  • Raegan's Roariors

    It’s hard to believe that summer is already drawing to a close. Schools are beginning fall sessions, and everyone is anxiously awaiting the arrival of cooler weather. Here at 1st Choice we are busy with final preparations for our last summer event, our 5th Annual Tail Gate Sale, featuring over 700 vehicles on August 26.   Read More...

  • Raegan's Roariors

    It’s hard to believe that summer is already drawing to a close. Schools are beginning fall sessions, and everyone is anxiously awaiting the arrival of cooler weather. Here at 1st Choice we are busy with final preparations for our last summer event, our 5th Annual Tail Gate Sale, featuring over 700 vehicles on August 26.   Read More...

  • Summer Fun

    In case you hadn't noticed, there’s a lot of activity this summer at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. We continue our facility improvements with a completed paving project adding more consignment parking for 800-1200 vehicles and an expanded transport lot. We have two employees graduating from Auction Academy after two years of studying, traveling and networking with other independent auction professionals in our industry.   Read More...

  • Summer Fun

    In case you hadn't noticed, there’s a lot of activity this summer at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. We continue our facility improvements with a completed paving project adding more consignment parking for 800-1200 vehicles and an expanded transport lot. We have two employees graduating from Auction Academy after two years of studying, traveling and networking with other independent auction professionals in our industry.   Read More...

  • 12th Anniversary Sale

    During the past couple of weeks we have been basking in the glow of our fantastic 12th Anniversary Sale and during all of the excitement I began thinking about our values again. For those of you reading my message for the first time, or may have forgotten, we base our vision and mission on five basic values. Those values are; integrity, quality, innovation, accountability, and collaboration.   Read More...

  • 12th Anniversary Sale

    During the past couple of weeks we have been basking in the glow of our fantastic 12th Anniversary Sale and during all of the excitement I began thinking about our values again. For those of you reading my message for the first time, or may have forgotten, we base our vision and mission on five basic values. Those values are; integrity, quality, innovation, accountability, and collaboration.   Read More...

  • Happy 12th Louisiana's 1st Choice Auto Auction

    Happy 12th Anniversary to Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! Although it’s been twelve years since that sunny May day in 2002 when we ran 192 vehicles and sold 75 of them, it seems like it just happened. We still have some of our original employees and auctioneers/ringmen with us including; Patty Dwyer, Linda Castillo, Nora Bennett, Jack Armstrong, T.   Read More...

  • Happy 12th Louisiana's 1st Choice Auto Auction

    Happy 12th Anniversary to Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! Although it’s been twelve years since that sunny May day in 2002 when we ran 192 vehicles and sold 75 of them, it seems like it just happened. We still have some of our original employees and auctioneers/ringmen with us including; Patty Dwyer, Linda Castillo, Nora Bennett, Jack Armstrong, T.   Read More...

  • Outstanding People

    “Outstanding Service Begins With Outstanding People.” That is our motto here at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction and we believe it! Our people go out of their way to make the auction experience a positive one for our customers. One of the things that we do well here is taking “ownership” of customers’ problems or issues.   Read More...

  • Outstanding People

    “Outstanding Service Begins With Outstanding People.” That is our motto here at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction and we believe it! Our people go out of their way to make the auction experience a positive one for our customers. One of the things that we do well here is taking “ownership” of customers’ problems or issues.   Read More...

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    “Summary here outstanding Service Begin’s With Outstanding People” That is our mottlo here at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction and we believe it!   Read More...

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    “Summary here outstanding Service Begin’s With Outstanding People” That is our mottlo here at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction and we believe it!   Read More...

  • This Spring Brings Growing Families

    I have been waiting for winter to end for weeks but for some reason nature has chosen to ignore our calendar! Spring is the time of year when we feel the miracle of renewal as the plants and flowers bloom, the birds start singing, and the butterflies shed their cocoons. It is a time of hope and optimism.   Read More...

  • This Spring Brings Growing Families

    I have been waiting for winter to end for weeks but for some reason nature has chosen to ignore our calendar! Spring is the time of year when we feel the miracle of renewal as the plants and flowers bloom, the birds start singing, and the butterflies shed their cocoons. It is a time of hope and optimism.   Read More...

  • 2nd Annual “Rockin’ Mardi Gras”

    Congratulations to the staff and customers of Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! We celebrated our 2nd Annual “Rockin’ Mardi Gras” with another fantastic party and another record sales event. The festivities started Monday night at Chesterton square with tons of great food, beer, and wine.   Read More...

  • 2nd Annual “Rockin’ Mardi Gras”

    Congratulations to the staff and customers of Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction! We celebrated our 2nd Annual “Rockin’ Mardi Gras” with another fantastic party and another record sales event. The festivities started Monday night at Chesterton square with tons of great food, beer, and wine.   Read More...

  • LAFCAA Celebrates Mardi Gras

    Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction Celebrates Mardi Gras Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction (LAFCAA) and its customers will celebrate Mardi Gras in a big way at the auction’s 2nd annual Rockin’ Mardi Gras Party and Sale, set for Monday and Tuesday, February 24th and 25th. The two day event will combine the sights, music and food of Mardi Gras with a 1,000 vehicle auction, and is expected to draw buyers and sellers from throughout the South. The festivities begin at 6pm on Monday evening, Febru...  Read More...

  • LAFCAA Celebrates Mardi Gras

    Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction Celebrates Mardi Gras Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction (LAFCAA) and its customers will celebrate Mardi Gras in a big way at the auction’s 2nd annual Rockin’ Mardi Gras Party and Sale, set for Monday and Tuesday, February 24th and 25th. The two day event will combine the sights, music and food of Mardi Gras with a 1,000 vehicle auction, and is expected to draw buyers and sellers from throughout the South. The festivities begin at 6pm on Monday evening, Febru...  Read More...

  • Quality in a Service

    “Outstanding Service Begins With Outstanding People.” That is our motto here at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction and we believe it! Our people go out of their way to make the auction experience a positive one for our customers. One of the things that we do well here is taking “ownership” of customers’ problems or issues.   Read More...

  • Quality in a Service

    “Outstanding Service Begins With Outstanding People.” That is our motto here at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction and we believe it! Our people go out of their way to make the auction experience a positive one for our customers. One of the things that we do well here is taking “ownership” of customers’ problems or issues.   Read More...

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Mon, Wed, and Thur 9am-5pm
Tue 8am-5pm
Fri 9am-1pm
Sat and Sun Closed

See our facilities page for applicable holiday hours.

Gate Hours

Mon 8am-10pm
Tue 7am-10pm
Wed - Fri 8am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun Closed