Press Releases, Updates, and John's Notes!

  • Kicking Off Carnival Season

    LOUISIANA’S FIRST CHOICE AUTO AUCTION KICKS OFF CARNIVAL SEASON WITH BEAD DRIVE FOR OPTIONSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 18, 2017) – With carnival season in full swing, OPTIONS was pleased to receive its first donation of Mardi Gras beads from a bead drive held at Louisiana’s First Choice Auto Auction. Employees who donated beads for the drive won special blue ribbon points to buy auction merchandise and customers who made a donation earned promotional John Dough dollars for the special John Do...  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

  • LAFCAA Hosts 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

    Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction hosts their 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 15, 2015 at Lakewood Golf Course in New Orleans. Customers, vendors, and friends are teaming up to support three local charities: The LA/SPCA (, Options (, and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center ( It promises to be a fun day of golf, with great food, refreshing beverages, and plenty of door prizes.   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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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