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Hogs Do More Than Oink In Gulfport

Pigs may not be able to fly, but these sweet hogs sure can.

Nearly 10,000 of them were scattered about the Gulfport Dragway Saturday afternoon, and they came in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

"It's the thrill of freedom. You get more of a freedom feeling when you're riding a motorcycle versus driving in a car and the camaraderie amongst the bikers and the bike clubs and so forth. Brings them all together and this is an excellent location for that," said Asgard Motorcycle Club spokesperson Smokey Stepputat.

There is nothing new added to the blowout this year. It's the same as it has been in years past.

But there are new faces.

Among the crowd watching the ever popular barrel racing competition, we found a newcomer named Larry McSpadden.

"I love it. I love it. What's so special about stuff like this? The crowd and everything going on. Can't beat it," said McSpadden.

And Larry also couldn't beat the pretty ladies.

Meet Dawn Russell. As the new Miss Blowout, she presents competition awards and simply "prettys up the place."

She says she loves this event, and not just because she is a queen.

"There's just something sexy about Harleys," said Russell.

There is something special about a Harley, and chances are this annual blowout will never be a complete burnout.

This event is not all about fun and games. It's also for a good cause.

Each year the blowout benefits local charities like the Boys and Girls Clubs and the effort to fight multiple sclerosis.

By Karla Redditte

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