New Orleans, LA Cars

Business Profile: Rich’s Wash Dat, helping NOLA shine one car at a time

From humble roots to blossoming success, Rich’s Wash Dat has served the New Orleans area for years, offering high-quality services with a topnotch staff. Family owned and operated, every Rich’s Wash Dat location is committed to hiring people of all ages, colors, creeds; offering free washes to police and first responders; and operating in an environmentally friendly way. A simple idea to help families and locals keep their cars clean was all that was needed to create the brand we know today.
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Biking for St. Jude

While at Ratz Memorial Park recently, Gary and Sheila Brand met Gary Petersen. His bike was loaded with equipment. Sheila started talking to him and he explained what he was doing. Petersen is riding his bike from the Canadian border to New Orleans. His objective is to help kids at St. Jude hospital. Petersen does not accept cash, but handed Sheila a business card with a Facebook website to donate directly to St. Jude Hospital. Petersen had just accomplished 1,000 miles when he reached Red Bud. He asked for a couple of good places to eat and then proceeded on his mission of getting to New Orleans. To help Petersen help the kids of St. Jude, donations can be sent to [email protected]/hearts_of_the_heartland. Follow him on Facebook at Gary R. Petersen Riding from Canadian Boarder to New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

City of New Orleans Waives Brake Tag Late Fees for Orleans Parish Residents as Part of Amnesty Program in Effort to Bring More Vehicles into Safety Compliance

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that late fees will temporarily be waived for residents whose brake tags, also known as inspection stickers, are expired. In order to avoid those late fees permanently, vehicles with expired brake tags must be re-inspected by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.

A beloved holiday tradition will not return to New Orleans this year.

The New Orleans Polar Express will not return this year, with event organizers citing a shortage of workers. The holiday tradition is held annually at the Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans. This is not the first time the event has been canceled. The Polar Express Train Ride did not...

Viking Mississippi makes inaugural departure from St. Paul to New Orleans

As you board, grab a warm towel. Champagne is served in the Explorer Room, a glass-enclosed space with a 180-degree view of the Mississippi River and a constellation pattern that glows at night. The lounge known as the Living Room has a live band and a turntable for playing vinyl records at your leisure. Lastly, don’t forget to take use of the Sun Terrace’s upper deck’s confined yet tranquil infinity plunge pool.

This is the story of that time Chase Hansen lived in a van in the Saints' parking lot

There is one unassailable fact about Chase Hansen’s 2020 season with the New Orleans Saints: His commute could not be beat. The rest might be open to interpretation, depending on what is important to a person. Hansen, for instance, loved his setup. He was single and essentially living at the Saints’ Airline Drive facility anyway, plus the price was right.

Spera: Why I love Tesla (the band, not the cars, although the cars seem cool, too)

Watching Tesla vocalist Jeff Keith microwave a burrito in the summer of 1989 changed my life. At the time, I was a fledgling music critic at the Texas A&M University student newspaper, The Battalion. I really liked Tesla, the hard rock quintet from Sacramento, California, that borrowed eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla’s surname two decades before Elon Musk did.

Registration open for the 2022 International WorkBoat Show

Registration is open for the 2022 International WorkBoat Show (IWBS), to be held in New Orleans from Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. IWBS officials were unsure of what to expect last year following the show’s cancellation in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the 2021 show was a big success, surpassing the expectations of attendees, exhibitors, and show officials.
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Programs Hope to Improve Electric Vehicle Charging in La

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alex Katz has been selling electric vehicles at his luxury preowned car dealership, NOLA Motorcars, since 2013. EVs have always been a curiosity, but these days, interest is surging at his Metairie showroom. “When people walk in, anything electric is the first one everyone goes...

The Top 5: Catch up on today's top stories

Programs hope to improve New Orleans' car charging infrastructure, an Old Metairie shotgun home makeover and where to find updated COVID boosters. Also, Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died after 70 years on the throne. Here's a...