Souped up Saturday brings out the cruisers

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - By Krystal Allan – bio | email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - On Sunday, classic cars will take over the coast as Cruisin' the Coast officially gets underway.  Cruisers came out for a Souped up Saturday at Bible Baptist Church in Gulfport.

Chromed out bumpers and vintage body was a classic car show in motion at Bible Baptist Church in Gulfport.

"Shoot, I always come to Soup of Saturdays. It's the best event of the whole year right here," says Keith Cuevas, Gulfport, MS.

Usually, people come to church in their Sunday best. But, at this can't miss event people roll up to the church grounds in their Saturday best.

"Today, I have a 37' Ford two door.  I love the event.  It's a great time and hot rods," says Susan Yates, Brandon, MS.

For some cruisers, strutting their stuff in one classic just wouldn't do.

"I got 13, and I brought 7 to the event," says Jimmy Hall, Biloxi.

They say the more the merrier, but it's nothing short of impossible for one person to get so many cruisers on the road.  So what do you do?  You recruit.

"Friends, kids, my sons and cousins...anybody I can get to drive them that's when we take off. We look like a train taking off down the road," says Hall.

Wayne Bullock of Pass Christian only brought one car.  But, he says it has enough power for two or three.

"This is a 1964 Cheval Supersport. It'll make your hair stand up and everything else," says Bullock.

Event organizers were set up for about 300 cars.  From the cars to the sock hops, everything was a throw back to the past.  The cruisers who came out were eager to take that trip, on chromed out wheels, down memory lane.

"It's about the fellowship, seeing everybody and checking out everybody's old cars," says Scottie Cuevas, Pass Christian.

The church handed out prizes throughout the night. The grand prize was a 350 cubic inch engine to one lucky cruiser.

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