Downtown Biloxi cruisers enjoy perfect weather day

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - By Steve Phillips – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Bright sunshine and rows of beautiful classic cars greeted visitors to the annual block party in downtown Biloxi on Wednesday. This Cruisin' the Coast event did not disappoint.

Car lovers enjoyed perusing the classic cars, like Rocky Byrd's '55 Belair. He enjoys showing off the ride along with making new friends.

"We met a couple people from Tennessee and they've been hanging with us every time we have the cruising. They come down and we meet 'em and it's been really nice. You meet all kinds of people from all over the country," said Byrd.

Not only can you just look at and enjoy the rides, you can learn about them. The classic car owners are anxious to share stories about their cars.

This week on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there are two types of people: Those who own classic cars and those who wish they did.

Richard Kramer is in the owners' club.  His head turning 1952 Buick Roadmaster is one of the more unusual cars around.

"They only built about 11,000 of them when it was new. And very few of them left today. So, it's kind of a rare car you don't see at car shows. I've never seen one, and I go to a lot of them.  Rides like a new Cadillac. It just floats," he exclaimed.

It's easy for non-classic owners to catch a case of car envy this week. Like taking a close-up look at Cecilia Hall's candy apple red '65 Mustang.

When asked about selling the beautiful classic Ford, she was quite certain.

"Absolutely not. There's no price tag," she said.

She's determined to hang on to her classic ride, but it's a safe bet there are plenty of deals being made during Cruisin' the Coast.

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