BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - There are thousands of beautiful vintage cars cruisin' around this week, and Saturday a few of them were entered into a contest at MGM Park, hoping to be named best cruiser on the coast.
On hand were some special judges who just so happen to be as fascinating as the cars themselves. They belong to a little band called The Beach Boys.
"I've had a great time. The cars are amazing, and I love being at MGM Park here," said Beach Boys vocalist Bruce Johnston.
Johnston and band co-founder Mike Love accompanied the governor of Mississippi and Biloxi's mayor in judging the vintage rides.
"I've never judged cars. It's just that I'm old enough to know every car. It's so cool." Said Johnston.
The iconic American band has even sang about some of these cars.
"This is fun. It's part of Cruisin' the Coast weekend, or week. Its grown exponentially over the years and it's fantastic," said Love.
The band, whose greatest hits include Surfin' U.S.A. and California Girls, have been a featured act at the Beau Rivage during Cruisin' the Coast for many years.
"I love being in Mississippi, and I love being in Biloxi. We've been coming here since maybe the '60s," said Johnston.
Although the Beach Boys were busy judging the classic cars, they still had time to meet and greet a few of their fans.
"She's a big fan of theirs. She has every CD they have," said Joe Bordelon.
The Bordelon's brought their special needs daughter to the event to meet the Beach Boys after a snafu left her without tickets to the Friday night show. So, her parents wanted to make sure they didn't leave town before she could meet her favorite band members.
"I found out they were going to be over here, so I figured I would bring her over here and let her meet one of them here, at least," said Bordelon.
The contest was hosted by American Star Vodka.