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Cruisin' officials consider ways to minimize traffic issues

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

After a record setting edition of Cruisin' the Coast in 2012, organizers are looking at ways to decrease traffic issues without limiting the number of cars allowed to participate.

It was a quiet Monday morning at Centennial Plaza in Gulfport. Quite a contrast to the week the old VA property was turned into Cruisin' headquarters.

Highway 90 looked normal, unlike a weeks worth of congestion from the annual classic car show.

"This has been our best year ever," said Chevis Swetman, Cruisin' Chairman of the Board "6,169 registered cars broke our former record of 5,551 from 2003. I was sure we would break it and we did."

Swetman said Cruisin' organizers are already analyzing how to minimize traffic issues, and figure out if Crusin' can handle any more vintage automobiles.

"At our next meeting, we'll be looking at that. We had the age limitation on the cars, 25 years, put in a couple of years ago. That could change."

One idea is to spread out more to the east and west with more events.

Meanwhile, Monday was clean up day following the week long event as public works crews picked up barricades and removed debris left behind.

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