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Cruisers have a blast in downtown Ocean Springs

Rolling through downtown Ocean Springs is a years-old tradition for many cruisers. (Photo source: WLOX News) Rolling through downtown Ocean Springs is a years-old tradition for many cruisers. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Many people attend the annual event because of the southern hospitality. (Photo source: WLOX News) Many people attend the annual event because of the southern hospitality. (Photo source: WLOX News)

This week, every city on the coast is getting it's share of love from cruisers. Thursday was no different. It was time for downtown Ocean Springs to have a chance at some classic car fun.

The engines were roaring, the chrome was shining, and gearheads were beaming with excitement.

"Oh we have a blast every year. It's a great time," said Greg Farmer standing in front of his custom rebuilt '66 Chevy after parking it on the side of Government Street. 

Rolling through downtown Ocean Springs is a years-old tradition for many cruisers, and for some it's just starting up.

"This is our retired guy car dream for us to come down here, so we made the trip," said Chris Reynolds.

He and his buddies came to Cruisin' for the first time all the way from Tampa Florida - and they came all the way without their wives.

"They didn't want to come, which makes it even better. So we can be 50, 60 year old adolescents acting like we're 13 without the risk," said Reynolds.

Many people come because of the southern hospitality.

"Everybody's friendly around here," said Nell Seymour sitting on the sidewalk beside her and her husband's classic car.

There was even some friendly judging going on. James Cameron and Tom Baron were sitting along the line of classic cars entering downtown holding up dry-erase clad ping pong paddles with a rank written on them for each car that rolled by. 

They said they have a right to rate the cars, "Because we got old enough to be able to do it."

But really, age is just a number when it comes to such a fun tradition that Cruisin' the Coast has become.

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