Cruisers roll out for the Biloxi Block Party
Cruisin’ the Coast has been going strong all week long and the fun continued in Downtown Biloxi today.
Live music, good eats, and thousands of cars lined up for spectators to come and admire during the Biloxi Block Party. Feature car owner Tasha Graham said, “I love driving my car down the strip, seeing the water in the background. It’s a great atmosphere. I’m having a lot of fun.”
One car that stuck out to many attendees was a flaming orange and white 1950 Mercury which is the feature car of Cruisin’ the Coast. The car has been featured at each event and is printed on this years official Cruisin’ the Coast t-shirt. “So, about nine years ago we started working on it and we debuted it in Columbus about two years after that. That’s how it became what it is now.”
Graham is a resident of Tennessee and says for her car to be the featured car her first time ever attending Cruisin’ the Coast is pretty cool. “It’s amazing seeing my car on the shirt. The work looks great and my car really pops on the color. So, I’m very, very proud of that.”
Another head turning vehicle at the block party was the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. Owner Danielle Kent says she has loved Scooby Doo ever since she was a little girl. “I searched for a Dodge A100 and I found this 68 in Michigan and bought it. It was brown and grey and we turned it into the Mystery Machine.”
For the past two years, the Mystery Machine van has been a hit here at Cruisin’ the Coast because it is a that van is relatable to all ages. Not only can people stop by, take pictures, and talk to the owners, they can also leave with a thing of Scooby snacks. “We get people from the 90s all the way down to four-years-old going ‘Scooby Doo.’ So, it just reaches everybody. It always brings a smile to people’s faces.”