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Cruisin the Coast will be Oct 4-11 this year and we would like to put something together for ROC on Saturday Oct 10th. It will give us a chance to get the ROC members together and allow us to see all the old car at the same time. There will be over 20,000 car register for the week. There will be lots of food and plenty of activity. Come join us for a day of fun and recreation. This will allow ROC to make there mark at Cruisin the Coast this year....:)

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Just to clarify a little, Cruisin' the Coast is a major street rod event that has been held annually on the Mississippi Coast for many years. As Tony's pointed out, there will be around 20,000 street rods of all types from classic '30s coupes to Cobra kit cars to old Nash Ramblers. You name it. There are "venues" all along the Coast with cars constantly on display, guys cruising Highway 90 (the beach road) between points, etc. At night, there are sock hops, drag races, and this year, drag boat races on Gulfport Lake.

Anyone cruisin' in for the ROC rally is just a spectator, and spectating is free. For the record, in order to officially register a vehicle made after 1981, there must be documentation of "major modifiications" in five of the following categories: wheels, paint, body, engine, exhaust, drive train, suspension (lower or raise), or interior. Frankly, I'm not sure more than a hand full of ROCsters would qualify. But that's not our plan.

Thousands of spectators turn out & anybody can "cruise." Which is our plan -- to have a good meal (as in crustaceans and molluscs), drive down the beach road & enjoy the scenery, and see some seriously tricked out rides.

This will be the 2nd Annual ROC Cruisin' the Coast rally, of course ;)
 

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And some more!
 

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And one for the weirdos (one of my personal faves)!
 

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Bump to get this to the top of the New Posts!

You guys in Mississippi, Alabama, and Lousiana -- this is a great event & a day trip for those along the Gulf Coast proper. There will be lodging available in spite of all the street rodders & you guys with casino comps can cash 'em in! (I can suggest camp grounds for those who are so inclined.)
 

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Special announcement!
There will be valuable door prizes! You must "preregister" using the survey above, and you must be present to win!


(Trailer not included. All models over 18. No animals harmed in production of the door prizes.)
 

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Here's a bump, I can't wait to see what Joe is going to come up with for a door prize. He surprised me with this, but I think it is a great idea. There is still plenty of time to put us on your calendar in October. Try to fits us in, we would really like to have a great turnout.
 

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OK Fellas (& Gals),
I'll be there . . . I'm coming from sunny So Cal., and haven't been down your way since I was stationed at Biloxi way back when (1972). We'll probably be staying in a hotel/motel somewhere, but if you can recommend a good campground, that would be good backup info to have. I'll be on a multi-week road trip with my wife, and we'll be swinging down from up around Tennesee way. (did I spell that right?)
Hope to see you then, keep posting info on where & when for the ROC gathering. We don't have a fixed schedule for our whole trip yet, but I'm using the gulf coast ROC date as one of the guiding dates.
:eek:) Dnick
 

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Well Dnick, I am surprised, but I am very happy that you will be spending time with us. I did send you a couple of PM and I await your reply. I'm sure you know cruisin the coast will have many many people on the coast so you might want to lock something in soon. You can always cancel if you find something better. On the link below the flyer will guide you to the link of hotels on the beach. I sure hope more local can get involved. This could be the best turn yet.

ROC and Cruisin the Coast 2009
 

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Great photos!

Just a heads up -- you probably will want to make hotel reservations about now, because the street rodders really do fill the place up. When you have 10,000-20,000 cars (registered & just cruisin'), it means a pile of people!

For a list of campgrounds in the vicinity, see this link. Some are better than others, as you know. I live literally a couple hundred yards from the dam at Flint Creek Water Park in Wiggins (about 25 miles north of Biloxi). I don't recommend Bluff Creek due to the "redneck factor." Shepard State Park in Gautier is good. Gulf Islands National Seashore on Davis Bayou in Ocean Springs is excellent & features exhibits through the US Park Service & Gulf Coast Research Lab. Buccaneer State Park in Waveland is supposed to have some camper pads open (Katrina whacked them), but that is very close to one of the main "venues" for Cruisin' the Coast.

There is also a KOA-type campground right off I-10 at Highway 57 (Vancleave) that is literally in the backyard of The Shed, which is a finalist in the national BBQ competition sponsored by Good Morning America. The Shed is that has pretty heavy bar traffic until closing time on Friday & Saturday nights & will likely have a live band. (This can be either good or bad depending on how thirsty you are & how much you like blues music ;)) I suspect it will be packed during Cruisin', as it's only a few miles from the Ocean Springs venue.

For hotels, the "cheaper" places along US 49 into Gulfport (e.g., Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, etc) are extremely popular with cruisers. You'd have to check on bookings. The casinos on the Biloxi strip are unlikely to fill up. Rates are variable, but if you're interested PM me & I can see what might be done on "comps" as I have contacts at the Beau Rivage (MGM/Mirage).

You will definitely win the Long Haul Trucker Award for this one, so it looks like my Uncle Lucco will have to lean on some "sponsors" for more prizes :D

Lookin' forward to meeting you in Octember!
 

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For the record, in order to officially register a vehicle made after 1981, there must be documentation of "major modifiications" in five of the following categories: wheels, paint, body, engine, exhaust, drive train, suspension (lower or raise), or interior.
Its great to know I qualify, but I've taken all the time off I could afford to recovery from my knee replacement surgery. :( Maybe next year. :cool:
 

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Its great to know I qualify, but I've taken all the time off I could afford to recovery from my knee replacement surgery. :( Maybe next year. :cool:
Uncle Lucco can help you out. Does one of his boys need to go "talk" with your boss?

(Dang, I'm playing entirely too much "Mafia Wars" on Facebook! :D)
 

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Uncle Lucco can help you out. Does one of his boys need to go "talk" with your boss?

(Dang, I'm playing entirely too much "Mafia Wars" on Facebook! :D)
Nah, I think most of the crew that could help are already "long term guests" where I work. (ADC) :D
 
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