Cruisin’ the Coast kicked off Sunday with ‘View the Cruise’ in Gulfport
It’s that time of year again! The hot rods and old school cars are back in town to celebrate the Gulf Coast’s annual Cruisin’ the Coast.
The 24th annual Cruisin’ the Coast is in full swing. The festivities kicked off Sunday with ‘View the Cruise’ in Downtown Gulfport. Gulfport Main Street Executive Director Laurie Toups said, “The turnout has been amazing. When I got here at 5 o’clock this morning, there was hardly a place left to park for the classic cars. Then the people started rolling in after that and it has been packed ever since.”
Toups says people are in great spirits and seem excited to be out of the house. “Everyone is so grateful to have a place to go and something to do and something that is outside and easy to social distance. You can check out all the cool cars, listen to music at the same time and eat.”
Cruisin’ the Coast draws in crowds from 40 states. The cruise takes drivers down the 30 mile stretch of beachside highway with stops in Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, D’Iberville, Gulfport, Pass Christian, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula.
Long time participant Teddy Guerin says he looks forward to this week every year. “This is my 15th year. Every year I come out here just to see the cars and relax. Just sitting out here and seeing the cars and the stuff people built is the main thing. People make all kinds of nice cars and you see something different every year. I’ll be coming until I die.”
Cruisin’ the Coast will run through Sunday, October 11th.