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Local classic car owners ready to cruise

We're counting down to Cruisin' the Coast.

Sunday, thousands of cars from around America will roll into South Mississippi.

A lot of local car owners are also busy getting their cars in mint condition.

 Long Beach resident Danny Leggett is spending these final days before Cruisin' the Coast getting his 1964 Corvette in tip top shape.

"We let them sit in our garage at home. The gas gets old and dries out. Sometimes the carburetor has to be rebuilt or replaced. It's ready to go," said Leggett.

It's all about perfection for classic car owners. Leggett will be on the road for Cruisin' showing off his pride and joy.

While the annual event draws vintage automobiles from every corner of America, local car aficionados like Leggett really enjoy the week long tribute to collectable cars.

"I love it. It the best thing that has ever happened to the coast," Leggett says.

Over at the Busted Wrench Garage in Gulfport owner John Hans spends the days leading up to Cruisin' the Coast making sure cars like his 1970 SS 454 Chevelle is good to go.

"Mostly it's minor things. You have to get the car ready to cruise. You check the tire pressure, check the fluids and repair any damage to get ready," according to Hans.

These car lovers go all out making sure the star attraction, their classic car will turn heads during Cruisin' the Coast.

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