BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - Thousands of cars and car lovers took over the streets of Bay St. Louis on Friday, but the cars were not the only thing cruisers lined up to see. Car lovers went nuts over the cast of "Counting Cars."
One fan screamed to the cast as she took pictures, "You are much more handsome in person than on TV."
Danny Koker, better known as The Count, Kevin and Mike spent hours signing autographs and meeting their fans. The guys say they are crazy about Crusin' the Coast.
"It's my favorite event," Koker said. "The scenery is gorgeous, the cars, fantastic. The amount of cars, the quality of cars, the weather and the fact that it is connecting all these little towns all up and down the Coast. Everybody gets along. I love it man."
"This is the most monstrous show I have ever been too," Mike said.
"I actually look forward to coming back," Kevin said. "There's not a lot of car shows you can come to where everybody is driving their cars."
Just like in the show, The Count can't go anywhere without trying to buy a classic. Last year, a Corvette caught his eye, but the owner wasn't ready to give it up, even to The Count.
"That cat just wondered up and said, 'Hey man. How you doing,' and I'm like, I know you from somewhere man," Koker said. "He said, 'You tried to buy my car last year,' and I said where is it, 'Right down there.' Well, are you ready? 'No.' The man just keeps teasing me. It's just not fair. There's a couple I've got my eye on, so we will see. The day is still young."
Although these men see classics all the time, they say they are blown away by the quality of cars at Cruisin' the Coast.
"Aw man, this is cool," Mike said. "It's everything I ever wanted and can't afford still, so that kind of sucks, actually."
"It's the highest quality there is," Kevin said.
The men say they have lots of favorite cars, but we made them pick one.
"It's really tough to say," Koker said. "I'm extremely fond of an original 1966 427 AC Cobras. I think they are phenomenal cars, and they held performance records until just recently, and they were built in the 60s. The design, the power, the speed, everything about them is phenomenal. I'm not saying it's the one, but it's one of my favorites."
"I love the Z28s," Kevin said. "You know, what I look for, and never did before the show, is attention to detail and the body work and lines on the car. You can rework the body on a car that's 40, 50-years-old, and you can make it sharper than when it came off the factory, and you see that a lot, especially at this show."
Mike had a different choice.
"I really do love the Mercs, chop top Mercs. They are very sexy," said Mike.
This is the second year the men have come to Cruisin' the Coast.
"We are blessed to be here," Kevin said. "Beautiful place, the weather, all these towns, the Coast it's gorgeous."
"All I've got to say is if you are not here for Cruisin' the Coast, you are missing it," Koker said. "You are truly missing it. Tell your friends. Tell everyone. Get your butt down here. If you can't make it this year, next year."
If you haven't gotten a chance to meet the guys yet, they will be Cruisin' at the Coliseum on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.