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Car Enthusiasts Cruise Pascagoula

The sights and sounds of Camaros,  Ford Mustangs, and even a 1934 Chevrolet filled Market Street in Pascagoula Thursday. All the classic cars were a picture prefect moment for visitor Lynda Clay.

"I love them," Clay said.

It's a love shared by many men and women who flocked to Pascagoula to check out and show off their antique wheels.

No one enjoys showcasing a car more than Billy Crocker. In fact, Crocker spent more than $70,000 on his 50s classic he calls "The Intimidator."

"This car is a Dale Earnhardt tribute car. We have Dale Earnhardt's picture under the hood, and we have something from Dale Earnhardt around the car," Crocker said proudly.

This unique event is a first for Pascagoula, but organizer Frank Corder is hoping it won't be the last.

"Pascagoula needs revitalization, it needs that thrive, needs that passion back," Corder said. "In the 50s, people would hang out here, park their cars on the side of the street and just cruise Market Street. So it is kind of fitting to come back."

Businesses along Market Street would also like to see the cruisers make the city a permanent pit stop. Sonic workers even dressed up in 50s poodle skirts to celebrate the event.

"We like to get in the team sprit of things," Sonic worker Mary Kay Dunnam said.

By Patrice Clark

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