OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Classic cars rolled through the Ocean Springs downtown area under the beautiful live oaks as this year's block party started.
Allan Quinn, of Vancleave, said he's not new to Cruisin' the Coast events, but this is the first year he has his own car to show off.
"Every year I say I want to have my own car, and finally this is the year," Quinn said.
Quinn's beauty is a 1969 Dodge Dart GTS.
"Bucket seats. We upgraded the radio. It's automatic, duel exhaust. It's easy on the eyes, but it even sounds better than it looks," Quinn described.
For Quinn, it's more than just a car. It's a memory of his first love.
"This is the car I used to date my wife in, my future wife. It was very easy to convince her that we need this car," Quinn said.
Also in the block party lineup was something many call unusual.
"This is please touch. Most things you can't touch. This one, please, and just have a good time," Mike Murray, known as Rat Rod Mike, said.
Rat Rod Mike brought his '64 Chevy to add a bit more entertainment for cruisers. I asked him about the things people ask and say about his unusual ride.
"Well first of all, they ask if I'm crazy, and I say, 'Yeah a little bit crazy, but that's okay.' The big thing is it's an art project," Murray said.
Murray said he's been adding to his collection of fun for about 10 years and doesn't plan on stopping any time soon, because he enjoys the stares and questions about his ride that was inspired by his childhood.
"We have 45 records, and one thing the kids really love are the metal roller skates. They had to clip on your shoe to make them tight. Your heel went on this part, and this you tight down and that was your roller skate," Murray said.
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