Are you ready for some Cruisin'? The event is expected to bring more than 5,000 tourists and antique cars to the coast this week. If you enjoy looking at vintage cars, then you are in for a great treat. They will come in every conceivable shape, color and style.
By looking at these beauties from the various decades, you are experiencing history. You get a sense of what the mood of the country was during those time periods.
The coast needs this economic boost more than ever this year. With the oil spill which severely curtailed summer tourism and the lingering economic downturn, it has been a tough year. This is a chance for our restaurants, local retailers and casinos to make up some of that lost revenue.
You also have a part to play in this week long event. We encourage you to go out to the Cruisin' events and welcome our visitors to the coast. Admire their classic cars and tell them how much we appreciate them coming to our area.
Let's show our visitors good old Southern Hospitality, so they will go home and tell their friends and neighbors about the wonderful time they had in South Mississippi. Cruisin' the Coast is a great chance for us to spread our message that the Mississippi Gulf Coast is the perfect place for a vacation.
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WLOX-TV General Manager