Cruisin’ The Coast® began in 1996 as a festival to celebrate antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. 374 vehicles registered that first year and in 2017 we had 8308 registered vehicles. Car enthusiasts from 40 states plus Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico arrive on the Mississippi Gulf Coast once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise our beautiful 30-mile stretch of beach-side highway with designated stops in Bay St. Lou- is, Biloxi, D’Iberville, Gulfport, Pass Christian, Ocean Springs and Pascagoula. Each venue is set up as a mini festival with a stage for live bands, reserved parking for registered cruisers, spectator park- ing, and vendors for food and event merchandise. Registered cruis- ers will receive an ID card in their registration packets to exhibit all week in their car’s front window; this ID allows entry into the venues where reserved parking is available. A program with maps will also bepartoftheregistrationpacketsocruiserscanplantheirindividu- alschedulesasthisisanopencruise–eventsarescheduledandyou decide which ones you are interested in attending. Our week long event includes cruise-ins, a Salute To Our Veterans event, car auc- tion, swap meet, car corral and a parade. Spectators are welcome and will find that our cruisers love to talk “old cars.” Entry fees for Cruisin’ The Coast: 1. Registration: Online at and at event. EarlyregistrationmustbepostmarkedbyAugust 2. Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast, Book your rooms through MS Gulf Coast Hotel Reserva- tions at 1-888-388-1006 3. Cost: Early-Bird Registration $60 packets will include: • Dash Plaque • Pin • T-shirt (plus any additional shirts you ordered) • Two admissions into Swap Meet • Special offers from our Sponsors • Event Poster (1st 2000 only – distributed with registration packet) • Confirmation Card to enter Early- Bird Drawing (10 prizes of $500 each) Contact Information: Cruisin The Coast P.O. Box 424 Biloxi, MS 39533 Toll-free: 1-888-808-1188 Phone: 1-228-385-3847 Fax: 1-228-385-3842 Email: Cruisin’ the Coast Class of Cars Accepted: Pre-1989 Cars & Trucks H O T R O D T O U R S The ALLURE of Rallies & Tours 51 Cruisin_The_Coast.indd 51 12/22/17 3:03 PM