BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - If you want to buy a classic car, a bit of NASCAR or Hollywood history, then the Mississippi Coast Coliseum is the place to be today. The annual car auction in conjunction with Cruisin' the Coast gets underway this morning. More than 350 classics, muscle cars, and street rods will go on the auction block in the next two days.
Among the cars up for grabs: The Batmobile from the movie Batman Returns, a 1969 Dodge Daytona test car built and raced by Mario Rossie and visually inspected by Bobby Allison, the Mello Yellow NASCAR driven by Kyle Petty in the movie Days of Thunder, and the Mach 5 that the cartoon car character Speed Racer was modeled after.
Also this year, a rare collection of Corvettes will also be available for bidding. Vicari Auction hosts the sale each year.
"There is just nothing made today that has the timeless appeal as the cars from the early and mid 1900s," said Pete Vicari.
WLOX News will be there to see what sells and for just how much and later today on WLOX.com and WLOX News we'll share with you some of what, as they say in the auction business, "is going, going, gone!"