Cruisin' the Coast

The Beach Boys will hunt down best Cruiser at MGM Park

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDWayne Tedesco of Prairieville, La., looks at a 1933 Ford Victoria at Cruisin' The Coast's Salute to Our Veterans at MGM Park in Biloxi on Tuesday.
JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDWayne Tedesco of Prairieville, La., looks at a 1933 Ford Victoria at Cruisin' The Coast's Salute to Our Veterans at MGM Park in Biloxi on Tuesday. SUN HERALD

BILOXI -- Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys will be Cruisin' The Coast Saturday when they judge which of the antique and classic cars at MGM Park is the Best Cruiser on The Coast.

The cars will line up beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and the gates to the new Biloxi stadium will open at 1 p.m. The band Something's Up will perform a tribute show to The Beach Boys on the American Star Field.

Judging along with The Beach Boys will be Gov. Phil Bryant, Biloxi Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich, Biloxi Council President Felix Gines, Biloxi Shuckers' General Manager Buck Rogers and Beau Rivage representative Anthony Del Vescovo. They will begin a walk through the cruisers at 3 p.m. and the Best Cruiser on The Coast will be announced at 4 p.m.

"We're excited to host our second event involved with Cruisin' The Coast weekend at MGM Park," said Tim Bennett, owner of Overtime Sports. "We invite the entire Gulf Coast to join us on Saturday for a great atmosphere with lots of exciting, family entertainment back at the stadium," said Tim Bennett, Overtime Sports owner.

The cars will be inside and outside the stadium and this time fans will be allowed on the field to take a look and talk to the owners. On Tuesday only veterans were allowed on the field.

"We heard the message loud and clear from the people," said Bennett. "They loved the experience of the new MGM Park but really wanted more access to the field, this was the sentiment of the car owners and the viewers as well."

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