Since 2002, Scrapin the Coast has made Biloxi its home. The annual car show features contests, events, and much, much more.
Hundreds of people made their way into the convention center today to register and set-up for this year’s Scrapin the Coast. Organizer Myles Holcomb said, “Scrapin the Coast is an event for any automotive enthusiast to your antique cars as Cruisin’ the Coast has to the just wild, late model showroom truck that’s brought to the shop to be built however way they want it.”
While cars will be stationed inside the convention center for show-goers to check out, different events will be held throughout the weekend like a burnout competition and even the crowd favorite hydraulics competition. “It’s where the trucks and cars bounce up and down. They usually tear something up and the crowd really loves that.”
Each year, Scrapin the Coast has continued to grow and Holcomb attests that to their passion. “We try to keep the automotive scene alive. No matter whether it’s an air freshener or the actual manufacturer who builds the chassis for the cars, we want it all and we try to be one of the shows to showcase that.”
While Scrapin the Coast features your typical hot rods and low riders, it also brings something a little bigger to the table. Gator Powersports owner Mark Wise said, “We’ve always enjoyed coming to Scrapin. It’s always got the more modern, newer stuff out and we enjoy coming every year. This is our first year actually set up as a vendor inside, but it is great out here. People are awesome.”
Wise is with Gator Powersports out of Mandeville, Louisiana. He makes the trip to the Coast every year for Scrapin. The ATVs and side-by-sides are not anything to mess with and when asked about what people say when they get to check out one of these big toys he said, “Honestly, I can’t say that on TV.”
Scrapin the Coast takes place Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. Tickets cost $20 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday.