In other areas of the country people look forward to colorful fall leaves in early October, but in South Mississippi the weather is still warm and the color comes from about 7,000 cars Cruisin’ The Coast. Over 21 years the annual celebration has grown to become the largest event in the state.
A Louisiana man got a surprise he wasn’t expecting Sunday when he learned he’d won the 2016 Cruisin’ The Coast raffle car. He drove back to Mississippi on Sunday to pick up the restored 1965 cherry red Ford Mustang convertible.
Cruisin’ The Coast, one of the largest classic car shows in the Southeast, is suing Ocean Springs gift shop Blessons on Washington Avenue. The lawsuit says the shop violated state and federal trademark laws by selling merchandise with the car show’s name. The lawsuit before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden seeks lost profits, damages and impound of the merchandise.