Why Cruisers Love’goula Cruise

Cruising the Coast officially kicked off their week long takeover of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. News 25’s Hank Davis takes us there. Cities from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast have been gearing up for an entire year, and finally Cruisin’ the Coast has rolled back into town antique automobiles from yester year, high powered muscle cars, simple restoration projects there’s nothing you can’t find at Cruisin’ and the first big meet up of the weeklong affair got people revved up in Jackson County today, at the 3rd annual ‘Goula Cruise where car lovers packed their rides into beach park for all to admire.

Gulfport had its own share of automotive action this afternoon, as people packed into the downtown area for “View the Cruise.” there were hundreds of one of a kind, classic rides and a few faces that you might recognize at the event.

Shane Lester tells News 25, “This is the biggest block party, I think, in the united states. It’s a huge economic impact on this area, I mean everyone can participate in this, doesn’t matter if you have a car or don’t have a car, people can come and watch, I mean there’s thousands and thousands of registered cars, but there’s three times that in people that are not registered and just people coming to spectate, so it’s a very large impact on our area.”

Natalie Lester tells News 25, “Who doesn’t love to watch the hot rods roll by. who doesn’t look at a car and say: I want that one day, or i had that.”

News 25’s Hank Davis tell us, “From classic muscle cars to beautiful old trucks, you never know what you’r gonna see at Cruisin the Coast but it’s always a good time.”

Cynthia Barr tells News 25, “It just keeps growing and growing, and it’s interesting.. you see things that are no longer made anymore, things that people have put together and they’re proud of and they’re holding onto the past.”

Cruising the coast is fun and of course that’s the main goal, but it also pulls in a lot of people, and a whole lot of money. Giving our tourism industry a huge boost, annually.

Cynthia Barr tells News 25, “I think this is great for your community, but it allows us to enjoy what you have here.. we love the beach, we love the coast.”

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