Exotic car event rolls into downtown Gulfport

Exotic car event rolls into downtown Gulfport

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Exotic cars and police cruisers will be part of a brand new event coming to downtown Gulfport called Gulfport Octane.

The event is designed as an opportunity for auto enthusiasts and exotic vehicle owners to engage in a day of food, fun, and fast cars.

Downtown streets south of the railroad, between 28th Ave and Hwy 49 will be blocked off beginning at 5am for this event, according to the Gulfport Police Department.

Gulfport Octane kicks off on Friday, Nov. 3 with a block party. Downtown restaurants and bars will open their doors to spectators and car owners offering specials.

On Saturday, Nov. 4, starting at 9 a.m., the cars will be lined up throughout the downtown area much like View the Cruise, which is one of Cruisin' the Coast's biggest events. The event is free for spectators.

Police Chief Leonard Papania announced in August that the Octane event will be hosted by the police department, along with Vinnie's Exotics, and Gulf Coast Exotic Auto.

The public is urged to come out, see the cars, and meet the Gulfport Police Department.

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