You never know who you might see at Cruisin’ The Coast. Although people come to “America’s largest block party” from all across the nation, if you hang around the event long enough, you’ll probably run into Cristy Lee.
Lee, who co-hosts Velocity Network’s “All Girl Garage,” has been attending Cruisin’ for several years. In 2017 as in the past, her fans will have a handful of opportunities to see Lee in person. She’ll be in Gulfport for “View The Cruise” on Oct. 1, as well as several other stops during the week. Her full schedule can be found online at cruisinthecoast.com/schedule.
And when she’s not greeting her fans, Lee, an avid car enthusiast, will be joining the rest of the cruisers in checking out some hot rides.
“It’s one of the biggest car shows that I’ve ever attended,” Lee said in an interview with the Sun Herald. “Year after year, it continues to grow, and they continue to up the stakes by bringing in more vendors and more bands and more activities — it just gets bigger and better year after year, it’s something I look forward to every fall and the location is just amazing.”
“I got to go to Pass Christian the past couple of years, but for the most part, I stay in a central location between Gulfport and the Beau Rivage — I really don’t have much down time to explore, but that’s OK because there is so much happening in that central area.”
Lee said she also enjoys the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as those who may be visiting to attend Cruisin.”
“The people there are great, and I’ve gotten to know some of the organizers and vendors over the years,” she said. “I also love meeting my fans and the people that come to hang out and hear their car stories and meet their families — it’s so great to meet different people and, obviously, I love talking shop and cars with anyone.”
And for those of you expecting Lee to roll down to the Coast in a sweet ’57 Chevy or ’64 1/2 Mustang, she said she will be making the trek from the Motor City on two wheels.
“I’m thinking about driving down on my motorcycle from Detroit,” Lee said. “I would ride down to Biloxi, which is about 1,700 miles, though Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee and possibly Georgia and then into Alabama and Mississippi and then I’ll head over to Alabama for a few days and the drive down to Florida for an ‘All Girls Garage” shoot and the ride back up to Detroit.”
Cristy Lee Cruisin’ The Coast 2017 Appearances
Sunday, Oct. 1
View The Cruise at Hardy Court in Gulfport
Monday, Oct. 2
Cruise Central, 10-2 p.m.; Long Beach as Grand Marshal, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 3
Autocross, 10-12 p.m.; Salute To Our Veterans, 1-3 p.m.; Guest MC at Flame-throwing competition, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
Biloxi Block Party, Town Green, 10-12 p.m.; Beau Rivage, 6-8 p.m. signing autographs