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Crusin’ the Coast 2021

A Silver Anniversary celebration

By Steven Ward

Crusin’ the Coast 2021

"There were 1,771 first-time cruisers this year." — Craig Grisoli, registration director of the event.

One of Mississippi’s biggest annual events, Cruisin’ the Coast 2021 celebrated 25 years in October.

From Oct. 3 to Oct. 10, cars from all over the country were shown off on the Mississippi Gulf Coast during an event known regionally as, “America’s Largest Block Party.”

Car models from 1989 and older were eligible to participate.

Woody Bailey, the event’s executive director, told The Sun Herald that the final tally this year was 9,496 registered cars from 45 states and Canada.

That number broke the previous record of 8,444 vehicles from 44 states in 2019, Bailey said.

Today in Mississippi spent a couple of days at this year’s Cruisin’ the Coast to capture the sights for readers who might want to check out the event in 2022, which is slated for Oct. 2 to Oct. 9.

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