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Scrapin' the Coast takes over Biloxi

The show features cars of all colors, makes, models, and styles (Image Source: WLOX News) The show features cars of all colors, makes, models, and styles (Image Source: WLOX News)
Favre made a mini version of his custom truck (Image Source: WLOX News) Favre made a mini version of his custom truck (Image Source: WLOX News)
One car owner got creative and "transformed" his ride. (Image Source: WLOX News) One car owner got creative and "transformed" his ride. (Image Source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Thousands of car owners, enthusiasts, and spectators have descended on Biloxi, for this year's Scrapin' the Coast. Hot rods, low riders, and more have invaded the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center for the coast's premier car show. Participants and onlookers agree, the show seems to get bigger every year.

“It has grown up. It has become a big show, bigger than what it was two or three years ago. It's a very good show,” said Stephen Favre.

Favre has been coming for the past five years, to not only show off his customized truck, but also to enjoy the hard work others have put into their rides. But his favorite part of the event is outside of the convention center.

“Saturday night on the strip, that's the best. It's just fun, you can do everything you never get to do. You can train horn, under glow, all the fun stuff,” said Favre.

The show features vehicles of all makes, models, colors, and styles, but it's more than a show for those who come to compete.

“When you have people who are into the show scene, it's just like one big giant family and it's kind of one big giant party at the same time,” said Arah Lightfoot.

Organizers have more than 2,000 vehicles registered in this year's competition, and they are expecting an even higher count by the end of the event. Overall, they are proud of the growth Scrapin' the Coast has had over their 14 year run.

“I would say we grow about 20% every year. We're pretty much full capacity this weekend, hopefully next year we'll have a little bit more room and grow even more,” said Eric Kendrick, who is one of the organizers.

The show will end on June 21st.

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