Cruisin' Muscle Cars Attract People From All Over

While some vintage car owners like to baby their cars, others like to soup them up and rag them out. Friday night dozens of muscle cars zoomed down the Gulfport Dragway.

"She is going crazy about it. She's hysterical. I can't really speak for her, but I think she's having a good time, a really good time," said D'Iberville resident Larry Ferrill.  He's only been married for a couple of weeks, but judging from the great time he and his new wife had at the drag races, they're off to a good start.

"I gotta get her broke in early, that way she can like what I like, and we have no arguments about when I am watching NASCAR. She can't argue with me. She'll be right beside me," Ferrill said.

Ferrill and his new bride enjoy looking at the vintage cars and hot rods, but they like watching them race even more.

"I come out here to see some real muscle, because I'm into the muscle, and what better place to go than here, where they can do it legally? We watch it on Highway 90, but you can only go so far," Ferrill said.

The Cruisin' drag races are also a family affair for the Welch family from Mobile.

"We came down here about six years ago on our anniversary and found it by accident. We didn't do anything else but watch cars that day, and we've been back ever since," said Becky Welch.

Ocean Springs residents Jennifer Bradford and Gary Givens checked out some of the vintage cars, as Jennifer's father geared up to race his 1967 Dodge truck.

"I want to do it, but my parents won't let me. It's too dangerous," Givens said.

But there's plenty of excitement to go around at this drag race, whether you're behind the wheel, or in the crowd, backing your favorite driver.