BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The 12th annual Scrapin' the Coast car show set a new record this year. 2,200 cars and trucks registered for the two day event, which is about 200 more than last year
It's a popular event and organizers say it just keeps on growing. WLOX News caught up with some of the car buffs to find out what brings them to the coast every year.
The burn out competition always draws a crowd at Scrapin' the Coast. Burning rubber and creating the most smoke will earn one lucky owner a first place prize.
"Love cars, love seeing smoke, love bass, love this place," said Jason Boggs, of Hammond, LA.
It's not called Scrapin' the Coast for nothing. Some of these cars and trucks sit pretty low to the ground.
"How low I am, zero inches, all the way to the ground," said Randy Deal, of Baton Rouge, LA. "If you don't scrape frame you're not low enough."
Darrell Redding has attended 11 of the 12 Scrapin' events held over the years. He says it's all about the hydraulics, custom paint jobs and the thumping.
"Just seeing what everybody is doing these days. Checking out what's new, what's hot," explained Redding.
The first year drew nearly 400 participants, but this year nearly 2,200 people registered for Scrapin', which wraps up on Sunday.