Cruisin’ Nocona again features Vicari auction

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1966 Chevrolet Bel Air with 427 headlines auction during Cruising' Nocona | Vicari Auction photos
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air with 427 headlines auction during Cruising' Nocona | Vicari Auction photos
1966 Chevrolet Bel Air with 427 headlines auction during Cruising’ Nocona | Vicari Auction photos

The third annual Cruisin’ Nocoma classic car weekend is scheduled for May 7-9 in the historic north Texas town, and again the event includes an auction, this year of some 300 vehicles by the Louisiana-based Vicari Auction Company.

Nocona was known for producing baseball gloves and cowboy boots, but like so many communities fell on hard times. A few years ago, Pete Horton returned to his hometown, restored several buildings — including a couple of old car dealerships that he turned into a museum — and launched the annual Cruisin’ Nocona weekend.

Split-window Corvette among cars offered at Vicari sale
Split-window Corvette among cars offered at Vicari sale

The celebration starts Thursday morning, May 7, with a classic car cruise through the Texas landscape, followed by a classic car parade that evening in downtown Nocona, with vehicles parking near the Horton Classic Car Museum.

The featured third annual car show is Saturday, May 9, from noon to 4:30 p.m.

The Vicari auction is Friday and Saturday. Featured vehicles include a 1966 Chevrolet Bel Air 427/425 survivor with 60,000 miles, a 1963 split-window Chevrolet Corvette fuelie, and one of only 750 1953 Packard Caribbeans, this one formerly used to transport dignitaries by the Peruvian embassy.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.