Biloxi Block PartyJust across from some of the Gulf Coast’s most popular casinos, cruisers parked their classic cars and popped the hoods for viewers who flocked to downtown Biloxi. During Wednesday morning’s “Biloxi Block Party,” Janet Henderson’s 1972 “candy apple red” Chevelle Super Sport radiated in a graveled lot of over 100 featured antique cars. Spectators gravitated toward Henderson. And it wasn’t just because she was passing out wooden stick fans promoting her hometown of Bowling Green, Ky. It was because she was eager to tell them all about her classic convertible. (Not all car owners remain in the same vicinity as their cars during the events. Many owners drift and fellowship with other cruisers.) After Hurricane Katrina, a friend of Henderson’s and her husband’s introduced them to Cruisin the Coast. “We just love the concept of being able to go from city to city,” Henderson said. “We just fell in love with it and have been coming for seven years now.” Want a closer look at Henderson’s ’72 Chevelle? Look no further:
Janet Henderson (We’re not related.) shows off her ‘72 Chevell at #CruisinTheCoast in Biloxi.She traveled from Bowling Green, Kentucky. This is her 7th year at Cruisin’ ??@MSTODAYnews pic.twitter.com/Zu78dfV9rT — Sereena Henderson (@SereenaOnSocial) October 3, 2018
Blessing of the ClassicsCruisers brought their registered vehicles to Diamondhead to be blessed on Wednesday afternoon. Each blessing came with a certificate that was printed with a special prayer: “Bless this car. Bless its owner. Bless all occupants. Protect it from all harm and damage. May it bring pleasure in its appearance and fond memories of times past that it proudly displays to all those exposed to its radiant beauty and nostalgic reminiscence.”
Vicari Auto AuctionA multi million dollar event, the Vicari Auction takes place in the Coast Coliseum Convention Center in Biloxi and features over 400 hundred cars.
Feature Car Appearance: Bay St. LouisWith the Bay St. Louis bridge and harbor as a picturesque backdrop, featured cars line the strip of the city’s booming downtown. Similar to other events during the week, music is an integrated part of the nostalgic celebration.
Burn ’em Up in the PassPass Christian’s Second Street is no longer just known for being the designated starting point for the annual Pass Parade during Mardi Gras. This is the street where thousands come out to see classic cars burn some serious rubber.
For more information on Cruisin’ the Coast and a complete schedule of this year’s remaining events visit cruisinthecoast.com.
“Burn ‘Em Up in the Pass!” is the main event tonight during #CruisinTheCoast.Check out this burn out! ?????? pic.twitter.com/F4TIU2TX7R — Sereena Henderson (@SereenaOnSocial) October 5, 2018