Orleans Hotel @ 4500 W Tropicana Ave
The car show, which started out as a side attraction to the indoor acts, has now taken on a candy-colored life of its own. Many people come just for the car show only. The car side of Viva Las Vegas started with a bunch of young hot rodders in the Shifters Car Club of Los Angeles who rolled in with around 30 cars during the first couple of years. In contrast, this year’s blowout featured over 800 vehicles and over 13,000 fans. While many drive their vehicles, thousands come from around the globe just to peep at the traditional hot rods and customs. Different nationalities, people of different religions, different languages, and different colors – it doesn’t really matter. They’re here for a good time blending hot rods, hot rod Betty’s, rockin’ tunes, greased up hair and whiskey. Lots of whiskey! Sleep is elusive in the town that never sleeps.