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Cruisers pack downtown Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

In the city of Ocean Springs, Friday felt like Mardi Gras. Thousands of people were in the streets admiring all of the beautiful classic cars that seemed to be parked everywhere.

Merlin Lebouf and Kenneth Breaux of Houma, Louisiana are old buddies who don't own any classic cars, but absolutely love them.

Looking under the hood of an old Ford, Merlin Lebouf and Kenneth Breaux said, "The scenery, you know. You're looking at all of these old cars an the station wagons you see, that you saw like when you were young."

Like kids in candy store, they say it certainly brings them back to their glory days.

"I mean, this is back in our era," Breaux said. "Things that we drove when we were young. I drove to school in a 1969."

Classic car lover Jim Niami, who doesn't own a classic car either, drove down from a town north of Houston, Texas with his wife.

"We come here every year, it's great," Niami said.

He said he looks forward to this event every year and they stay all week long.

With a laugh Jim Niami said, "If you're an enthusiast, it's gets bigger and better every year and pretty soon, they're going to have to extend the beach so they can have more places to park."

Mary Wagner is Vice President of the Tennessee Valley Falcon Chapter Car Club. She said her group comes to Cruisin' the Coast every year.

"We are with 32 other falcons local and from states all over the U.S.," Wagner said. "We all get together and we've been doing this for five years; some of them have been doing it for even longer."

She said they've been to car shows across America and South Mississippi's Cruisin' The Coast beats them all.

"There is nothing like it. We love going to all of the different venues. That's not just one car show at one place. And each place is different and offers different things for us to do, shopping, seeing other cars. It's beautiful."

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