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Becky Burdeshaw, of Biloxi, MS died on Saturday, June 16, 2012. Becky was born in Panama City, FL on May 17, 1946. She graduated from Bay County High School, Class of 1964. Becky was a member of Eastern Star in Ocean Springs ADAH Chapter, Antique Auto and Engine Club, MS Beach Cruisers. She worked for Cruisin' the Coast starting in 1996 where she was the registration director for the first twelve years.

By: Jimbo July is the month most of us think of our independence and the men & women who fight for us so we get to keep it. Throw in a Bar-B-Que, some NASCAR racing a little fireworks and I guess that would make the all American 4th of July holiday. Seventeen years ago I watched the 4th of July fireworks in Biloxi, MS out of my hospital window. My leg suspended in the air, lots of road rash wounds from a Cadillac that thought my Harley was a pinball on the interstate. Strange as it is the 4th is how I keep track of the years Gulf Coast MotorSports has been in print. You see in the tour pack of my bike was the second issue of MotorSports. I was on my way to deliver some copies to my buddies over breakfast. I never got there. This also the time of the year I like to say thanks to Giff “Casper” Ormes who kept the magazine going during my recovery. Gezzz Giff did you ever think it would last this long. To all my advertisers, some who have been in this magazine for 17 years I say, thank you. To all the subscribers, I say thank you and I’ll be on the other end of the phone if you call. To all the readers of this magazine I will always look for ways to improve content and try to keep you entertained. So on the 4th I think it is appropriate to display the…... BILL OF NO RIGHTS We, the sensible people of the United States, in a attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bedwetters. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dimwitted that they require a “Bill of No Rights.”

Pop Quiz 1 El Paso is at the foot of which mountains? 2 In which state is the USA's highest mountain? 3 Which river divides Boston and Cambridge? 4 The IMF was founded in Bretton Woods in which state? 5 Which wind's name is North American Indian for snow eater? 6 Which street crosses Times Square at 42nd Street? 7 Which state's largest port is at the head of the Cook inlet? 8 Which ocean around America is the saltiest? 9 Roosevelt named it Shang ri la, what is it now called? 10 What separates cape Cod from the rest of Massachusetts? 11 Who was Nevada's capital city named after? 12 Which lake is linked by anal to the St. Lawrence and Hudson rivers? 13 Which mountain system stretches from Alabama to Quebec? 14 Where are the headquarters of Coca Cola? 15 Charleston is on which river? 16 Which is the largest of the inlets on the Atlantic coast? 17 Cleveland is on which of the Great Lakes? 18 What is the third largest city of the USA? 19 Denver is on which river? 20 The Black Hills are composed of which rock? 21 Where is Wayne State University?

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen T.V. or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

22 What was called Windy City by a New York newspaper editor?

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based

25 What is the largest city in Maryland?

23 Mount Mitchell is the highest peak in which mountains? 24 What is the world's second longest single span bridge?

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on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone-not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc., but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be. ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful. Do not expect the manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy. ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care. ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair. ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure. ARTICLE VIII: You don’t have the right to demand that our children risk their lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience. We hate oppressive governments and won’t lift a finger to stop you from going to fight if you’d like. However, we do not enjoy parenting the entire world and do not want to spend so much of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a military uniform and a funny hat. ARTICLE IX: You don’t have the right to a job. All of us sure want all of you to have one, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful. ARTICLE X: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to pursue happiness - which, by the way, is a lot easier if unencumbered by laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights. Boy I’m glad I got that off my chest. Every time I read that I think of some of our leaders who just want to give our country away. I might not be able to do a lot of things but I can be an American. Proud to have grown up in a time of respect, Not ashamed to say the pledge of allegiance, Not embarrassed to read a passage from the Bible In Our Public School. I took my lumps from the my teachers, parents, and in the Service. Ok off my soap box and into the e-mail bag. My ol’ partner Casper (Giff ) sent me an e-mail and was telling me about his trip to the store. Seems there was a bit of confusion at the store that morning, and when he was ready to pay for his groceries, the cashier said, "Strip down facing me." Giff said he was making a mental note to complain to his congressman about Homeland Security running amok, but he did just as she had instructed. When the hysterical shrieking and alarms finally subsided, he found out that she was referring to his credit card. Now he has been asked to shop elsewhere in the future. I told him they need to make their instructions to us seniors a little clearer!


Jimbo, Our recently married daughter sent her mother the following recipe. (this is not her first marriage...wonder why) Here is a chicken recipe that also includes the use of popcorn as a stuffing. Imagine that. When I found it, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not sure how to tell when poultry is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give this a try. BAKED STUFFED CHICKEN 6-7 lb. chicken 1 cup melted butter 1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is good) 1 cup uncooked popcorn (Orville Redenbacher low fat) Salt/ Pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush chicken well with melted butter, salt and pepper. Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan with the neck end toward the back of oven. Listen for the popping sounds. When the chicken's butt blows the oven door open and the chicken flies across the room, it's done. And you thought I couldn't cook........ Sent in by, Rattletrap38 PS. I was walking past the mental hospital the other day, and all of the patients were outside, shouting, '13....13....13' The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see what was going on. Some jerk poked me in the eye with a stick. Then they all started shouting, '14....14....14' Ok I gotta’ get this magazine off to the printer… but here’s one more thing I want to share with you…. Recently at a party I attended I saw a very attractive women arrive. She seemed to be scanning the room looking for someone. Soon she came over to me and said, “Hello. My name is Carmen” “That’s a beautiful name,” I replied. “is it a family name? “No,” she replied. As a matter of fact I gave it to myself. It represents the things that I enjoy the most cars and men. Therefore, I chose “Carmen”. “What’s your name” she said. I answered “B.J. Titsengolf.”

Jimbo PS I heard it through the grapevine…Like many of you I hate getting up in the middle of the night, now a single glass of wine at night could mean a peaceful, uninterrupted night’s sleep. There’s a NEW Wine for Seniors I kid you not... California vintners in the Napa Valley area, which primarily produce Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Grigio wines, have developed a new hybrid grape that acts as an anti-diuretic. It is expected to reduce the number of trips older people have to make to the bathroom during the night. The new wine will be marketed as… Pino More…. I just couldn't help it.

Our development has over 300 clubs For those of you contemplating retirement, I would like to share my retirement experiences with you, which I hope will be helpful. Fifteen years ago my wife and I moved into a retirement development on Florida's Southeast coast. The last time we saw our grandkids was on Grandchildren's Day when they were dragged down by their parents. We were living in the Delray/Boca/Boynton, Golf, Spa, Bath and Tennis Club on Lake Fake-a-hachee. There are 3000 lakes in Florida, only 3 are real. It would be great if the kids came down to visit us this winter, as there is so much going on. Back by popular demand, the feisty, Hip Replacement Tappers Club will be tap dancing to the Flight Of The Bumble Bee. It promises to be quite a production with lots of singing and dancing. This year I am not in the cast but will be standing by with the defibrillator volunteers. Our biggest retirement concern was time management. What were we going to do all day? Let me assure you, passing the time is not a problem. Your days will be eaten up by simple, daily activities. Just getting out of your car takes 15 minutes. Trying to find where you parked takes 20 minutes. It takes 1/2 hour on the check-out line in WalMart and 1 hour to return the item the next day. Then of course, there are the visits to the doctor's and dentist's offices. Let me take you through a typical day. We get up at 5:00 AM, have a quick breakfast and join the early morning Walk and Talk Club. There are about 30 of us and rain or shine we walk around the streets, all talking at once. Every development has some late risers who stay in bed until 6 AM. After a nimble walk avoiding irate drivers out to make us road kill, we go back home, shower and change for the next activity. My wife goes directly to the pool for her under water Pilates class, followed by gasping for breath and CPR. I put on my 'Ask me about my Grandchildren' T-shirt, my mid-calf shorts, my socks and sandals and go to the club house lobby for a nice nap. Before you know it it's time for lunch. We go to Costco to partake of the many tasty samples dispensed by ladies in white hair nets. All free! After a filling lunch, if we don't have any doctor appointments, we might go to the flea market to see if any new white belts have come in or to buy

a Rolex watch for $2.00. We're usually back home by 2 PM to get ready for dinner. People start lining up for the early bird about 3 PM, but we get there by 3:45 because we are late eaters. The dinners are very popular because of the large portions they serve. You can take home enough food for the next day's lunch and dinner, including extra bread, crackers, Sweet -and-Low packets and mints. At 5:30 we're home ready to watch the 6 o'clock news. By 6:30 we're fast asleep. Then we get up and make 5 or 6 trips to the bathroom during the night and it's time to get up and start a new day all over again. Doctor related activities will eat up most of your retirement time. I enjoy reading old magazines in sub zero temperatures in the waiting room, so I don't mind. Calling for test results also help the days fly by. It takes at least half an hour just getting through the doctor's phone menu. Then there is the hold time until you are connected to the right party. Sometimes they forget you are holding, and the whole office goes to lunch. Many of the receptionists are quite rude. They keep you standing at that dopey little, closed glass window, totally ignoring you. After 1/2 an hour, I ignore the 'Do not tap on the window' sign and tap on the window. This always drives them nuts. If you do, they put down their Egg McMuffin or their copy of the Enquirer, and fling open the window, ready for a fight. I lie, explaining I tapped on the window accidentally because I have Parkinson's. They claim they are required to keep the window closed because of the privacy law but l don't believe it. Are they afraid if I were to overhear Sol Lipshitz has hemorrhoids, that I would blackmail him or sell the information to a foreign government? In Florida everyone has hemorrhoids! Should one find they still have time on their hands, volunteering provides a rewarding opportunity to help the less fortunate. Florida has the largest concentration of seniors under five feet and they need our help. I myself am a volunteer for 'The Vertically Challenged Over 80.' I coach their basketball team---'The Arthritic Avengers.' The hoop is only 4 1/2 feet from the floor. You should see the look of confidence on their faces when they make a slam dunk. Food shopping is a problem for short seniors or 'bottom feeders' as we (Continued on page 8)


call them because they can't reach the items on the upper shelves. There are many foods they have never tasted. Whenever I see one of them struggling to reach a jar of gefilte fish, I rush over to lend a hand. After shopping, most seniors can't remember where they parked their cars. They wander the parking lot for hours looking for their car while their food defrosts. Choosing a development with suitable amenities is an important decision. The various clubs in these communities provide most of the activities. Our development has over 300 clubs. There's something for everyone. Clubs like the kidney donating club, the Taliban Club, the East meets West club, not to be confused with the West meets East club, etc. A truly active community is one where the ambulance is there several times a day and is part of the Travel Club. Lastly, it's important to choose a development with an impressive name. Italian names are very popular in Florida. They traveler, uppity sophistication and wealth. Where would you rather live... Murray 's Condo's or the Lakes Of Venice? There is no difference. They are both owned by Murray who happens to be a cheap bastard! The Italian names appeal to those namedropping, phony snow birds that are out to impress their friends up north. I once heard someone say ...."we spend our summers in the Catskills, but we winter at Villa Borghese in Delray Beach". I have been to Villa Borghese. There are 1,200 Jews and 2 Italians!! I hope this material has been of some help to you future retirees. If I can be of any further assistance, please look me up when you're in Florida. I live in The Leaning Condos of Pisa in Boynton Beach.


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By: J Roberts This month Sharon and I took a trip out to Lake Texoma in Kingston, OK. I go to my family reunion there every June. We left here early Thursday morning to beat the rush hour traffic in Baton Rouge. Our first stop was in Alexandria, La to get gas and then it was on to Marshall, Texas to the pottery plant. Marshall Pottery makes all of the terra cotta pottery for Lowe's and Home depot and supplies most of the glazed pots also. The best thing is that you can buy the same pots for half price of what you pay here. Then if you buy a glazes pot that is chipped, you get extra off of the price. We just put the chipped spot in the back. We bought a 17” pot that was only $9.95 there. We have been stopping at Marshall Pottery and buying pottery for several years. After spending a couple of hours there we headed on to Tyler, TX. and head toward Durant, but first had to stop in Lindale at Dairy Queen for ice cream. That has always been a must. Then it was on to Durant, well one more detour to WalMart for fishing license for lake Texoma. You can purchase a license, for the lake only, that is good for 1 year at a cost of $12. After that stop we headed for “the cabin” we have stayed there for the last 3 years. The next morning we were at Alberta Creek marina at 5:30 am ready to go fishing, usually we eat breakfast first, but this year there was a group of 40 people there. Our guide ask if we wanted to head out to get ahead of the rush and we did. We caught our limit of (10) stripped bass and everyone got to keep 2 that were over 22” with the longest one of 26”. Friday night the family reunion starts and we get together for barbeque and catch up on the past year. Saturday morning, Sharon and I went to Durant to check out the sites and eat breakfast. We have ate at a place called Sundays’ Heartland Café, we have eaten at this café before and it is great. They have a ham steak that is some of the best I have ever eaten, and ff course the grilled boneless pork chops are good, And the biscuits and gravy well….we sure were full when we left. If you ever get to Durant, OK stop and say hello to Thomas, Leigh Anne, and Brett. The address is 1316 W. Evergreen St. 1 block off Main Street in Durant, OK We went to this old antique store that had some neat signs and an old carousal coke box, but couldn’t afford any of them. Saturday night is the big day of the family reunion, noon was pizza for everyone and about 6pm we had fried fish and chicken along with all of the trimmings you could ever want and homemade peach cobbler, water melon and pies. After everybody gets full, it is time to take family group pictures and get on with the “Family Auction”.. members of the family make things that are auctioned off and the money raised helps pay for next years reunion. People bring the homemade jams, pies, cakes, and items that family want to share with others. The food was so good at Sundays’ Heartland Café that we went back Sunday morning before we left to come back home. This time it was an egg and sausage omelet with fresh home grown tomatoes and home fries. The sausage was fresh ground sausage not a patty crumbled up. On the way back we had to stop at Marshall Pottery to pick up the pots we bought. About 200 pounds worth. The store is normally closed on Sundays, but they opened up so we could get our pots, great people at Marshalls. Then it was on back to Breaux Bridge, La. that is our second must stop. There is a restaurant that was called Mulates, now called Point Breaux. It is one of the oldest restaurant in Breaux Bridges. What makes it great is every night there is Cajun band playing. It has an old pine wood dance floor and the people take advantage of it. The food is great Cajun cooking. We had a crab meat au gratin that was out of this world. Then topped it off with bread pudding with real rum sauce and coffee. We sat around for little while listened to the music and talked with the waitress, but then it was time to come home.

I stopped and took picture on some of the old cars around Kingston and outside of Durant. I tried to buy one several years ago but we couldn't get together on the price. If you are interested about them get in touch with me through Jimbo.


Having a transmission problem is not the worst thing that can happen. Chances are you may only need a minor repair. Even if you need a transmission rebuild, that's not necessarily a bad thing. Is the vehicle in good condition? Is the engine strong? It's not worth anything to anyone with a broken transmission. How much is it worth to you to have a reliably running vehicle? Having your transmission rebuilt is OK. It really works out and people decide to do it everyday. Question: How much is a new transmission? Answer: First of all there is no such thing as a "new" transmission, except when it's first installed at the factory. We "rebuild" all transmissions on site. Rebuilding includes a complete teardown, inspection and replacement of worn, broken and/or updated parts. Question: How much do you charge to rebuild a transmission? Answer: Prices can vary between type of vehicle (year/make/model/), type of transmission (automatic, manual, 3-speed, 4speed, 5-speed, computer controlled or not) and most importantly - what part(s) caused the problem. Quoting a price or giving an "estimate" is virtually impossible without actually being able to diagnose the problem first. We will perform a preliminary auto inspection and transmission diagnosis for FREE. Question: What exactly does a "preliminary diagnosis" include? Answer: We will check your transmission fluid level and quality, test drive the vehicle if possible and scan the computer for transmission related trouble codes. Question: What if the "free" diagnosis doesn't tell you anything? Answer: Usually we can tell what's going on


with just the preliminary check depending on the make and model of the vehicle and type of problem. If it is an intermittent, hard to reproduce problem or we simply do not know without further diagnosis you will be informed and given the option to continue at our hourly rate. If you decide to have us proceed with the repair based on our findings we will not charge you any diagnostic fee. Question: What if my transmission seems to be slipping or shifting erratically? Answer: That does not necessarily mean your transmission needs to be rebuilt. It may be just be an inexpensive solenoid or simply just low on fluid. We actually perform less expensive external transmission repairs more often than major rebuilds. Never assume the worst until the problem is properly diagnosed. Question: What about putting a used transmission in? Answer: You already have a used transmission. In other words, you have the transmission removed, you take it to your local auto recycler (junk yard) for a core charge, he gives you the used transmission he's had sitting around for a few years, you have it installed and it doesn't shift. He gladly refunds your money but only after you've paid to have the used transmission installed and removed. Someone else goes to the junkyard a few days later, buys the same transmission, same story... Sometimes buying a used transmission can actually work out. Are you willing to take the risk that it won't to save a little money? Try it and see! Question: What kind of warranty do you offer? Answer: Every transmission rebuild comes with an industry standard 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. Question: What if I have a problem beyond the warranty time and/or mileage range? Answer: When we rebuild a transmission we DO NOT cut corners to save money. It is literally better than O.E. or original equipment. It is built to and should last longer than the original. You'll find we stand behind our work. If our transmission rebuild fails outside of the warranty period and it was something we did, we will fix it at little or no cost to you. We don't rebuild transmissions to last 12 months or 12,000 miles. We build them to last the remaining life of the vehicle, assuming it's been cared for. Question: How often should the fluid be changed in an automatic transmission? Answer: Most manufacturers recommend every 30,000 miles under "normal" conditions. Given what the fluid in an automatic transmission does we recommend every 15,000 miles, especially for severe duty applications such as towing and/or hauling. Those who do not service their transmissions may end up being customers of ours eventually. Question: What's the difference between "servicing" and "flushing" a transmission? Answer: Servicing a transmission involves pulling the pan, draining anywhere from 2/3 to 3/4 of the fluid and replacing the filter. Flushing involves hooking up a machine to the

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irst of all, I have to thank Brian Hagwood at Headliners Plus, By: Terry Mason Barfield William Smith of William Smith Paint & Body and Hagerty Classic Car Insurance for all helping me get the top back on the T-Bucket. I decided to go with a black top and that steered me down a new road to get a new interior in the car, which will have to come later. No wait, the new Lokar shifter will have to go in first. The Hot Rod project continues. Guess I’ll have to change up the photo at the top of the column too, but that can come later also. Oh crap, the picture on the side of the Hot Rod Hotel has the gray top on it too. Oh well! It’s it interesting how one little mistake loading the Hot Rod can set in motion all these other things. I was looking forward for weeks to going to the 29th Annual Blueberry Jubilee in Poplarville, MS. I attended the show a few years back and it was fun, about 200 cars and hundreds of people and vendors. Everything worked out schedule wise to make the show, everything was planned out, we decided my wife Scotty would drive the pickup so we could take the

pop-up for shade and a large cooler because in June it was hot the last time we went to that show. I would drive the Hot Rod. There was one last minute problem, the weather forecast. 80% chance of rain. Rain is a four-letter word you know when it comes to going to a race or a car show or I guess anything outdoors. Deciding on doing the column on this show meant it was the last available show before the column was due for the magazine. So you might say I was in a bind. What am I going to do? Saturday June 9th, the day of the show, it was raining cats and dogs, hard rain that seemed to have no letup in it. Saturday morning we decided to just drive the pickup to Poplarville and see what was going on, after all it was about 30 miles north of the Coast, maybe it wasn’t raining there, or maybe not as bad weather wise as it was at home. As soon as we got in to Poplarville, the rain stopped. We headed to the Bank where the Good Time Cruisers headquarters was for the Blueberry Jubilee Car Show and sure enough there were about 50 diehards that had braved the pouring rain. Did I mention rain is a four-letter word? Rain knocked out 100 to 150 cars from the show, but everyone seemed to be in good spirits because the rain had stopped, for the time being. So I figured I better get to work picking out the cars I wanted to feature. This was the first year that more trucks registered in the car show than cars. I guess trucks are tougher in bad weather.

The first vehicle I picked out was a truck. A 1954 Chevy 3100 owned by Joe Didier of Poplarville. The 54 has a 235 6-cylinder engine with a 3-speed manual transmission. Joe bought the truck right before Katrina in 2004 from a local used car dealer. Joe traded in a Toyota 4X4 pickup for the truck. The Chevy was kind of rough looking, but the body was all straight. Joe got a great paint job and a pin striping job airbrushed that produced some really nice flames. The finishing touch was a nice pine cargo box and pine bed in the back. Good job Joe.


Meet “Shoebox” a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air with a 540hp fuel injected big block owned by Carl Fontenot of Opelousas, LA. Carl went to various car shows and stole ideas for this car piece by piece. How little details were done on different cars that he liked. He bought the 55 in 2005 in Dallas and did a frame off restoration on the car. The interior on the car was to cut off an arm for, both inside and in the trunk. At the 2010 TriFive Show in Nashville, TN this car scored 998 out of 1000. If you ever see the car, you’ll know it, the tag says “Shoebox”. Sweet! If I shut up right here I can get more Blueberry Jubilee Car Show photos in. Get that ole Hot Rod out of the garage and enjoy that 17 FOREVER Hot Rod state of mind! Til next month… Terry Facebook: Terry Mason Barfield

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The morning air was crisp as the sun was coming up. We climbed into the 1946 Ford and settled into our seats. I hit the ignition and the engine fired up immediately emitting a loud growl and settling into a calming rumble. Checking the mirror and seeing the others were behind us, we accelerated on our way. It was a wonderful trip past large expanses of farmland, forests, and small towns with their town squares and other familiar sights. After an hour and a half on the road our destination sprang forth. We had made it to SUMMER PLACE.

watched EAST OF EDEN in the ISIS theater, got a haircut for $1.00 at the town barber shop (we had our own barber with us), and took in the serenity around the lagoon.

We had gone back in time to the 1950's when life was simpler and a lot more fun. Arriving and seeing this fictional town of Jim and Tricia Richardson was the beginning of a glorious day for many, many people. It was Memorial Day weekend. This was a time to remember and express our thanks to all the men and women who gave their lives so that we may enjoy all that we have. A group of 203 cars and motorcycles toured and enjoyed this wonderful haven.

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The gas station brought back memories of gasoline wars as we talked around the Coke cooler. Wheel covers on the garage wall reminded me of the ones I had wanted as a kid, but never was able to afford. Hundreds of spectators came to view our automobiles and reflect upon their own memories. We met new people, made new friendships, enjoyed vintage machinery, and went home with smiles on our faces and waves to passers-by.

Monies were raised for “A Home For Every Child�. I remember seeing the sign at the edge of town: TOWN of Summer Place; Population Many happy people. It surely was a true statement. Gotta Cruise! Cubby


Everyone remembers their 1st car………….. By: Tom D. Looking back through the years, I am shocked at the number of cars I have owned. If I showed you the list you would think Daddy owned a used auto lot. Believe me, if Pops owned a car lot I would have had cooler cars than an '83 Toyota Celica and an '86 Buick Regal. Yeah sure, the '72 VW Super beetle was a pretty cool car, just in the fact that it was all original (until I got my hands on it) and when you drove it down a flooded road it would float. Searching through the inventory, the Oldsmobile, the Escort, the little Mighty Max truck, the Ranger and even the Galaxie, there is one car that stands above all with a special place in my heart. The 1972 Pinto Station Wagon. WHAT?.... Did I just type Pinto? Baby, you know it! I loved this car, and NO it was not the one that "Blew up" when hit it in the back. This was the pioneer, the first (dare I say it) Sport Utility Vehicle for the common man. It ran on regular gas, the back folded down so you could fit your kids, dogs and lumber in at the same time, it was small enough to maneuver through traffic yet large enough to help friends move. But most importantly, if you were a little kid on a long road trip you could snuggle up in the back with a nice cozy blanket and let the hum of the wheels on the road lull you to sleep. My relationship with the '72 Pinto goes back to when I was two years old. My Dad stubbornly held on to the delusion that they could fit the both of them, a toddler and a very large hound dog in the back of his beloved '68 Mustang GT and ride comfortably from Florida to New York and back to see family. I understand it took only one round trip during a Christmas visit for my dad to begin to see the value of buying a station wagon. The only stipulation was it had to be the same Gold-Green color as the Mustang he was giving up and he would get to put wider tires on slotted aluminum wheels on it as well. When I was Five years old, we ended up living in Spain. The trusty little Pinto proved to be the best vehicle for the narrow European roads. We traveled all over the country with that car. Being a Navy family we moved around quite a bit, and everywhere we went the green Pinto was with us. Up and down the east coast of the United States and throughout a few European countries as well. The poor car finally met it's end in Sicily, Italy. After fourteen years and almost 250 thousand miles, the poor little guy just died. My dad and I followed the wrecker and took all of the parts off of it that we could take and said our last goodbye. When we finally settled in Virginia Beach, I was just about the age to get my driver's License and there was no car in sight for me. The Pinto was to be mine, now I would be forced to share my mother's giant Fleetwood Cadillac. There's a fine example of young freedom, "Hey mom, can I borrow the boat". My world changed one day when I decided to take a shortcut to a friends house, walking on the lake side across the neighbors back yards I saw a vehicle under a tarp. I went back to my house to put my bike back and walked around to the court who's house it was. I found the house, it belonged to "Gene Autry". Well, that's what we called him. He was a tall man that always wore a cowboy hat and 18

boots, but what got him his nickname was the fact that he always wore a gun on his side. Yes, you guessed a Big Ol' western holster with a long barreled six shooter in it. Now I almost turned around right then and there but before I could he saw me standing there. Looking like the Marlboro Man he said, "Hey, why were you walking across my back yard?" I totally avoided that question and went straight into it, "What kind of car do you have back there?" Now the humor was lost on me then because I was a little scared of him, but looking back now I laugh when I think about the weathered old cowboy uttering the name of the car that has been put out to pasture in his back yard, "Pinto." He and I chatted about the car for a while and I found out that it ran a year ago when he put it back there but he gave up on it because he was having trouble getting it started. After a while I asked him how much her would be willing to take for the car and he barked, "Son, if you can get it out of my yard you can have it!" As I pushed it on it's dry rotted tires past him down his drive way he told me he would go find the title and bring it to me. I only had it two hours, I added gas, and brought out all of the parts from the Pinto that we had to leave behind and replaced the tires, battery, and starter motor. When Old Gene Autry popped into the garage with the title. I drove past him on the way to the DMV and slowed down enough to thank him for the car. I was the proud owner of a 1972 Pinto Station Wagon, and everything was right in the world again.

Tom D. Born a Navy Brat, I was pulled to a new place every three years growing up. Once my father retired we settled in Virginia Beach. I managed to escape Virginia Beach to make my home in the Raleigh NC area where my lovely wife and I can raise our four year old son in a way we can be proud of.


By: Rusty Hamilton As some of you know on occasion I do contribute to the publication of Gulf Coast MotorSports Magazine either thru my artwork or written articles or physical assistance, minuet as it is. This will be written article, of my first hand experience, involving a parts order I placed and paid for last December to a well known suspension and parts supply company. If any of you haven't heard of JAMCO SUSPENSION of Corona California, 92879. Located at 441 Leroy Dr. Phone# 951-5491441; allow me to help you meet them. There is a name Jim Genty. Now I haven't actually met this man however I understand he runs or owns the place. His E-Mail address is If you want to contact him good luck. This company advertises lowering kits and suspension products for every vehicle of the Ford Lincoln shoeboxes on up as well as a line of hot rod parts and accessories. Other parts available for all of the major FORD and GM vehicles ( Chevy, Pontiac, Olds, Studebaker the list goes on.) Worthy Notation: On December 22nd 2011, I ordered two lowering kits from JAMCO SUSPENSION for a 1949 Ford Coupe. part#DUC002F. This is a deluxe ball joint conversion package complete with A-Arms (upper and lower) constructed in house supposedly, and contains coil springs, ball joints (Ford product), 1988 Ford Granada disc brake rotors, 1988 Ford Granada callipers, shocks, steering arms all designed to lower the vehicle up to four inches. This kit is advertised online as a package at a cost of $1995.95 Also with this kit I ordered a swaybar kit part#FSB53F. Package deal comes complete with all the installation hardware, normal value $209.95 Now that the front has been lowered the rear must follow. So I ordered a lowering kit #LSK 4950 deluxe leaf spring kit complete with springs, shackles, shocks, U-bolts and bushings and all hardware for installation at a cost of $524.95. Now I have all I need for the lowering of a 1949 Ford Coupe with a Cadillac 425 and it is a convenient bolt in application designed to maintain all the geometrics of steering at a cost of $2730.85. JAMCO wanted their money in order to place the order. Before I did this I ask about the estimated time of arrival of my parts. The reply was that some parts would be shipped right away and the a-arms would be awhile longer because they have to be made (constructed). I ask how long is a while longer. He wasn't sure but there were a few ahead of me and as soon as they were ready he would let me know, but, it would be a reasonable amount of time. Now comes the worthy of notation: It is now JUNE of 2012 and I haven't received my parts with exception of the swaybar kit $209.95 and the front coil springs which sell for a range of $168.00 to a cost of


$190.00…... I have received nothing else. As of JUNE 2012 I still have nothing to show for the money that JAMCO SUSPENSION has received from me. I was under the impression I would receive some of the parts a least the ones made by Ford Motor Company. If the company made one pair of A-Arms per day for the past six months that would be a pretty good start at making mine,…. I would think. I have called the phone number however they must have a lot of complaints or orders because the message box remains full. Also the E-Mail address gets little response. Occasionally you get a kick back that he went to the build shop to pick up some A-Arms but yours wasn't in them. I have built a few cars in my 62 years, and I’m not totally sure, but I don't think this is a good way to run a business if you want repeat business. I do know that I have built one shop and the larger part of a car while waiting on JAMCO SUSPENSION and Jim Genty and my parts. If I had it all over to do again, and I may have to because I still have no parts, I would do what every other person would, put the ’49 on a new frame and forget about those parts, I would be driving now! Now I’m not going to tell you not to buy from JAMCO SUSPENSIONS however, I will say this….if you do make sure you don't Really NEED it, and make sure you have plenty of time left on your project with extra room in your shop for it to sit there unfinished and undetected for a really long time. And that you are young enough to wait that period of time, because according to others I have talked to, or read their comments, the minimum for regular parts is three to five weeks. That is... unless you are local or are a brand name shop. JAMCO SUSPENSIONS is the least responsive, slowest company I have ever done business with in all my born years. About QUALITY and CRAFTMANSHIP I may never find out. I shutter to think if I don’t receive some sort of satisfaction,….how long it will take to get my money back. YES I could have put the ’49 on a different frame, however I am trying to keep it REAL Rusty Hamilton - Long Beach, MS Date: Jan 18, 2012 8:02 AM To: "Jamco Suspension" I placed my order before Christmas,,, just checking on my order and its whereabouts... Date: Feb 10, 2012 8:50 AM To: "Jamco Suspension" Today is the conclusion of seven weeks since my purchase, I still have no knowledge of an approximate time to expect my kits nor has anyone there returned my calls or answered my emails. Date Mar 9, 2012 10:27 AM From: "Jim Genty" To: "lwrusty Hamilton"

We finally were able to pick up a-arms on Wed and they have been boxed up and are shipping out today. You should see them Thurs or Friday. We will email you the tracking #'s as soon as they are processed. Jamco Suspension - 951-549-1441 On Mar 21, 2012 6:30 PM, "lwrusty Hamilton" wrote: Sweet, , I'm looking forward to getting them Date: Mar 27, 2012 11:48 AM To: "Jim Genty" Jim if you sent them that week someone else got them..... Date: Apr 9, 2012 7:40 PM To: "Jim Genty" From: "lwrusty Hamilton" Hey hombre, I didn't get a response, parts, and I think if ya sent my pieces parts either the horse broke his leg or the Indians in Arizona or the illegal's got em cause they ain't here. Have you still got them? I know it takes about two weeks by stagecoach so ill just be patient. Hope you had a good Easter. Lwrusty@gmail, com Date: Apr 10, 2012 1:41 PM From: "Jim Genty" To: "lwrusty Hamilton" Hey Rusty, I am meeting with our manufacture of the A-Arms tomorrow. I will email or call you when I get back to share what they had to say. We should be picking up a few sets, but will not know until tomorrow. Jamco Suspension Date May 3 To: "Jim Genty" Ok Jim, I'm reading post about people placing orders and having to wait three sometimes five weeks for their lowering kits. And they have all these pretty pictures of their rides. Maybe you need to get on some butts over at the build shop cause I been waitin lot longer than that. Go jump the A-arms builders butt. I got front coils and sway bar no other parts of the two kits. Go jump em they should have built hundreds of A-arms in the past four months. Well at least a hundred that's one per day. At the present time I am waiting on two shipments from Jamco Suspensions one of which is suppose to arrive shortly by UPS the other tomorrow. Oh and the messages on April 10th and March the 9th sure look redundant or is just me. On May 27 I e-mailed a copy of this article to Jamco with the understanding we were going to print the information in our next newsletter to the other club members. I thought it was only fair to hear the other side of the story… To my surprise it was only a few hours latter I got this response: Date 27 May 2012 Response from JC Genty at jamco suspensions; I totally understand Mr. Hamilton's frustration. I actually met with our manufacture of the a-arms on Friday and had a

heart to heart with them. I assured me that I would have all my kits no later than next Thursday. When I get in the office Tuesday, I will also make sure that there is nothing else that we have shorted him. If so, I will see that whatever it may be ships ASAP!! Mr. Hamilton has been over patient with us and I can't tell you how disappointing it was having to have the talk I did with the manufacture. Believe it or not, we have 1 order that is older than his. Not that it make it right. I will call Rusty on Tuesday after I make a follow up call about my Friday meeting. 05-29-12 @5:13pm I received a call from JAMCO. It was a fellow by the name of MIKE (he is now the middle man and new on the scene) Now Mike proceeds to inform me of the mishap at Jamco and its suppliers and how he would get it straight and JIM would call me tomorrow with more information when Jim gets back from the supplier. And there was no excuse but they never let a purchase order for the LSK 4950 kit (rear leaf spring kit) and it was the firs he knew of said kit however he would take care of that and get a PO out today. 05-30-12@5:17pm Mike called (no it wasn't Jim) and again he said they had dropped the ball and didn't issue a PO for the LSK4950 kit but that it would ship no later than Friday. The front spindle and rotors according to the supplier had been sent however they couldn't show any proof of that so Mike said they would get those sent out no later than the following Friday. 06-01-12 and that I should receive them on or about the 0606-12. The lower A-arms were in the vehicle with Jim on his return from the build shop and the upper a-arms would be picked up Friday June 1st. The shocks would be with the a-arms and the spindles would be picked up and mailed Friday.

package leaving Ontario CA. would be arriving at my location on 06-06-12. its contents were listed as a-arms, front & rear shocks, shackles, and bump stops. UPS has it together when it comes to business. Flash forward the package did arrive on 06-0712 minus the front & rear shocks and no shackles. I called Jamco left voice mail and ask them to call me back with info. I also e-mailed them with the info about the shipment and sent a picture of the received goods. No response as of yet,, 06-12-12. The name of the supplier on the box------CPP Classic Performance Parts, 175 East Freedom Avenue, Anaheim CA 92801. ph# 800-522-5004. They do mostly trifive parts as best I can tell by their web site.

After receiving and e-mail of the article to be printed, JIM put a man (MIKE B) on the job to trace down the problem I would suppose. Mike so far has done a pretty decent job of getting the parts located and shipped out. I don't know the relationship with their suppliers but apparently some suppliers are super procrastinators or they loose the order sheets. I'm of the impression that Jamco Suspensions doesn't actually build or manufacture parts but locate parts for those who have no clue where to find the parts. That is a viable service for weekend builders however the time factor is an issue for builders and shop owners. Either way apparently the drive gear is in low. As of this printing I'm still short the FORD Granada front spindle/rotor/brake assemblies and the remainder of the LSK4950 kit (leaf springs, bushings, u-bolts) and its hardware, This leaves an opening for a follow up story for next month. Not exactly the story I had in mind but Jamco is furnishing the material for the stories to come about the 1949 FORD coupe. Meanwhile I have a few boxes of parts that are useless less the sum of all parts. And I'm not driving.


05-31-12 I received conformation from UPS that a

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My favorite car: '64 Pontiac GTO convertible By: Duncan Cameron, 59, Palm Harbor In 1964, I was driving a Triumph TR3 back and forth to college in New Jersey. Mechanically, it had a lot of problems, and my father wanted me to have a more reliable American car. We went to the local Pontiac dealer and $2,900 later I was driving my favorite car: a red GTO convertible with a four on the floor. It was the first "muscle car." I named the car Strangelove. I started dating this beautiful redhead my last year in college, and she loved the car as I did. That's why she started dating me. I joined the Navy to keep out of Vietnam and spent my hitch aboard a submarine out of New London, Conn. We married shortly thereafter and to this day, 42 years later, the still beautiful redhead tells our kids that if it wasn't for Strangelove, they wouldn't be here. One day, not too long after we married, I went to the parking lot of our apartment, and Strangelove was gone. The car that stole my heart was now itself stolen. It was quite a sad day to say the least. I moved to Florida 20 years ago, and I met a fellow runner who has the same car, same color. I was able to sit in it and think back to those younger times. Cars of that era only had AM radios, no air, no computers or keyless entry, but they were more exciting and a big part of your life — and a lot easier to maintain. Sitting in the other GTO made me think only of the good times that special car provided.

Hey Jimbo as you can see my little hotrod is starting to take shape. Mark with nomad graphics did the fire wall I think it came out GRRRREAT. Later and its time to go out and continue wiring. Hope to see you guys on the road soon. Glen Gilmore

My Teenage Summer Love Story About My First Car By: Kent Adlong By having a need to get from one place to another and the summer off from the grind of school and athletics, I worked up the courage to ask my father for a vehicle that could be called my own. It took many years, after the fact, and the need to reflect on my youth to realize how strong a love affair was in hand during the re-creation of that great looking 1993 Corvair. My Father's idea about responsibility was to put real effort into getting what I wanted and not just having it handed to me. From the day that he asked my Mother for a check to the moment that we pulled into the city auto dump, I became a real pro at making something out of nothing. And the challenge was on. It did not run, it did not smell good, but the paint was decent, and the upholstery was not too shabby. Even when I first pulled up the hood in the back, I knew there was something special to this first love of mine. The one thing that I was sure of was to make this the hottest running machine in my home town. It was hot, it was strong and for all of the really traditional "hot machines" in my home town, the sparkle in my eye. This machine was special to me and the wax was real. The elbow grease that went into that machine and the sweat that dripped from my brow did nothing to diminish the love affair that continued to grow and grow. The engine was anything but stock. J.C. Whitney loved me and the parts house continued to supply me with special coils, and wires, and a Carter-Rochester four barrel carburetor. YUMYUM! Before the hormones kicked in for the ladies of the time, that chunk of pig iron and rubber and oil and glass struck a note in the very depths of my life and soul. For over three years, I continued to baby that unit through high school. If I had some extra money, I bought a new gage or a new dipstick extension. Maybe a set of lug nuts with the chrome so deep that the color of my eyes reflected pride every time I went to clean her up. Fancy angles and dangles from the mirror, a serious Mallory ignition, and so sweet was the stainless steel headers that my grandfather helped me build. Yep, the pang in my heart every time I think about the 1993 red Corvair makes the feeling all that more special. The love affair that developed from putting that machine back on the road made an ever-lasting impression on me. The lessons that I learned from those three weeks in that hot, sweltering garage have stuck with me all of these years.

My favorite car is my 1973 Corvette Convertible Jimmy Taylor Diamondhead, MS 23






hen you have to visit a public bathroom, you usually find a line of women, so you smile politely and take your place. Once it's your turn, you check for feet under the stall doors. Every stall is occupied. Finally, a door opens and you dash in, nearly knocking down the woman leaving the stall. You get in to find the door won't latch. It doesn't matter, the wait has been so long you are about to wet your pants! The dispenser for the modern "seat covers"(invented by someone's Mom, no doubt) is handy, but empty. You would hang your purse on the door hook, if there was one, but there isn't - so you carefully, but quickly drape it around your neck, (Mom would turn over in her grave if you put it on the FLOOR!), yank down your pants, and assume " The Stance." In this position your aging, toneless (God I should have gone to the gym!!!) thigh muscles begin to shake. You'd love to sit down, but you certainly hadn't taken time to wipe the seat or lay toilet paper on it, so you hold "The Stance". To take your mind off your trembling thighs, you reach for what you discover to be the empty toilet paper dispenser. In your mind, you can hear your mother's voice saying, "Honey, if you had tried to clean the seat, you would have KNOWN there was no toilet paper!" Your thighs shake more. You remember the tiny tissue that you blew your nose on yesterday the one that's still in your purse. (Oh yeah, the purse around your neck, that now, you have to hold up trying not to strangle yourself at the same time). That will have to do. You crumple it in the puffiest way possible. It's still smaller than your thumbnail. Someone pushes your door open because the latch doesn't work. The door hits your purse, which is hanging around your neck in front of your chest, and you and your purse topple backward against the tank of the toilet. "Occupied!" you scream, as you reach for the door, dropping your precious, tiny, crumpled tissue in a puddle on the floor, lose your footing altogether, and slide down directly onto the TOILET SEAT. It is wet of course.


You bolt up, knowing all too well that it's too late. Your bare bottom has made contact with every imaginable germ and life form on the uncovered seat because YOU never laid down toilet paper - not that there was any, even if you had taken time to try. You know that your mother would be utterly appalled if she knew, because, you're certain her bare bottom never touched a public toilet seat because, frankly, dear, "You just don't KNOW what kind of diseases you could get". By this time, the automatic sensor on the back of the toilet is so confused that it flushes, propelling a stream of water like a fire hose against the inside of the bowl that sprays a fine mist of water that covers your butt and runs down your legs and into your shoes. The flush somehow sucks everything down with such force that you grab onto the empty toilet paper dispenser for fear of being dragged in too At this point, you give up.. You're soaked by the spewing water and the wet toilet seat. You're e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d. You try to wipe with a gum wrapper you found in your pocket! and then slink out inconspicuously to the sinks. You can't figure out how to operate the faucets with the automatic sensors, you wipe your hands with spit and a dry paper towel and walk past the line of women still waiting. You are no longer able to smile politely to them. A kind soul at the very end of the line points out a piece of toilet paper trailing from your shoe. (Where was that when you NEEDED it??) You yank the paper from your shoe, plunk it in the woman's hand and tell her warmly, "Here, you just might need this". As you exit, you spot your hubby, who has long since entered, used, and left the men's restroom. Annoyed, he asks, "What took you so long, and why is your purse hanging around your neck?" ........... This is dedicated to women everywhere who deal with a public restrooms (rest??? you've GOT to be kidding!!). It finally explains to the men what really does take us so long. It also answers their other commonly asked questions about why women go to the restroom in pairs. It's so the other gal can hold the door, hang onto your purse, and hand you Kleenex under the door!


acteristically telling me it's not so, he uncharacteristically comes up with a suggestion. 'If you want your breasts to grow, then every day take a piece of toilet paper and rub it between your breasts for a few seconds.” Willing to try anything, I fetch a piece of toilet paper and stand in front of the mirror, rubbing it between my breasts. “How long will this take ?' I ask “They will grow larger over a period of years, “ he replies. I stop. “Do you really think rubbing a piece of toilet paper between my breasts every day will make my breasts larger over the years?” Without missing a beat he says, “Worked for your butt, didn't it?” PS. He's still alive, and with a great deal of therapy, may even walk again.

HOW TO HANDLE STRESS 1. Jam tiny marshmallows up your nose and try to sneeze them out. 2. Use your Mastercard to pay your Visa bill. 3. Pop some popcorn without putting the lid on. 4. When someone says, “Have a nice day!”, tell them you have other plans. 5. During your next meeting, sneeze and then loudly suck the phlegm back down your throat. 6. Find out what a frog in a blender really looks like. 7. Make a list of things you have already done. 8. Dance naked in front of the pets. 9. Put your toddler's clothes on backwards and send him off to preschool as if nothing was wrong. 10. Thumb through National Geographic and draw underwear on the natives. 11. Go shopping, buy everything, sweat in them, return them the next day. 12. Drive to work in reverse. 13. Read the dictionary backwards and look for subliminal messages. 14. Start a nasty rumor and see if you recognize it when it gets back to you. 15. Bill your doctor for the time you spend in his waiting room. 16. Get a box of condoms, wait in line at the check-out counter and ask the cashier where the fitting rooms are. THE MIRACLE OF TOILET PAPER Fresh from my shower, I stand in front of the mirror, complaining to my husband that my breasts are too small. Instead of char30

PENNSYLVANIA GIRLS Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties. The first man had married a woman from Alabama, and bragged that he had told his wife she was going to do all the dishes and house cleaning that needed done at their house. He said that it took a couple days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and the dishes were all washed and put away. The second man had married a woman from Florida. He bragged that he had given his wife orders that she was to do all the cleaning, dishes, and the cooking. He told them that the first day he didn't see any results, but the next day it was better, By the third day, his house was clean, the dishes were done, and he had a huge dinner on the table. The third man had married a Pennsylvania girl. He boasted that he told her that her duties were to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see anything, the second day he didn't see anything, but by the third day most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher, and telephone a landscaper. Got to love them Pennsylvania girls! GOTTA LOVE THE ELDERLY A preacher goes to a nursing home to meet an elderly parishioner. As he is sitting there he notices this bowl of peanuts beside her bed and takes one. As they talk, he can't help himself and eats one after another. By the time they are through talking, the bowl is empty. He says, “Ma'am, I'm so sort, but I seem to have eaten all of your peanuts.” “That's okay,” she says. “They would have just sat there. Without my teeth, all I can do is suck the chocolate off and put them back in the bowl.” WHAT RETIREES DO Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Thought you'd might like to see what happened to me last week. I went to the store the other day. I was only in there for about 5 minutes. When I came out there was a city cop writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, “Come on, buddy how about giving a senior a break?” He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him a Nazi. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a piece of horse manure. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes, the more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. I didn't give a crap. My car was parked around the corner. I try to have a little fun each day. It's important at my age. WHEN TO START CUSSING

A 6 year old and a 4 year old are upstairs in their bedroom. “You know what?” says the 6 year old. “I think it's about time we started cussing.” The 4 year old nods his head in approval. The 6 year old continues, “When we go downstairs for breakfast, I’m gonna say something with hell and you say something with ass.” The 4 year old agrees, with enthusiasm. When the mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 6 year old what he wants for breakfast, he replies, “Aw, hell, mom, I guess I'll have some Cheerios.” Whack! He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up, and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his mother in hot pursuit, slapping his rear with every step. His mom locks him in his room and shouts, “You can stay there until I let you out!” She then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4 year old, and asks with a stern voice, “And what do you want for breakfast, young man?” I don't know, he blubbers, “but you can bet your fat ass it won't be Cheerios!” My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?' 'No,' she answered. I then said, 'Is that your final answer?' She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes ..' So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend." And that's when the fight started … During a commercial airline flight an experienced Air Force Fighter Pilot was seated next to a young mother with a babe in arms. When the baby began crying during the descent for landing, the mother began nursing the infant as discreetly as possible. The pilot pretended not to notice, and, upon disembarking, he gallantly offered his assistance to help with the various babyrelated items. When the young mother expressed her gratitude, the pilot responded, "Gosh, that's a good looking baby, and he sure was hungry!" Somewhat embarrassed, the mother explained that her pediatrician said that the time spent on the breast would help alleviate the pressure in the baby's ears. The Air Force Pilot sadly shook his head, and in true pilot fashion exclaimed, "And all these years, I've been chewing gum." At the end of their date, a young man takes the girl back to her home. He decides to try for that first kiss. With an air of confidence, he leans with his hand against the wall and, smiling, he says to her, "Darling, how about a good night kiss?" Embarrassed, she replies, "Oh, I couldn't do that. My parents will see us!" "Oh come on! Who's gonna see us at this hour?" "No, please. I would just die of embarrassment if someone saw us." "Oh come on, there's nobody around, they're all sleeping!" "No way. It's just too risky!" "Oh please, please, I like you so much!!" "No. I like you too, but I just can't!" "Oh yes you can. Please?" "NO, no. I just can't." "Pleeease?" Out of the blue, the porch light goes on, and the girl's sister shows up in her pajamas, hair disheveled. In a sleepy voice the sister says: "Dad says to go ahead and give him a kiss. Or I can do it. Or if need be, he'll come down himself and do it. But for crying out loud tell him to take his hand off the intercom button!" 31

The Way It Was………. By: Steve Kanter It’s funny how things change. When I was in my teens, cruising was “in”. Gas was 30 cents a gallon, and a night out for two didn’t cost more than $10.00. I remember “cruising” in my 1966 Chevelle SS 396 convertible, running her through the gears, watching the tack, checking the oil pressure, and listening to the Doobie Brothers on my new eight track tape system. Driving down the road at 9:00PM on a Friday evening, on my way to pick up my best girl, so we could spend the night on the town, this was “it” I thought. Then of course there was the loop to cruise. Our cruise was twenty miles, sometimes you cruised alone, and sometimes you cruised with as many as 15 cars. Part of the loop ran through town and up Welcher Avenue, this was no doubt the most dangerous part of the trip. Everyone had to spin their motors a little tighter than was really necessary, and of course there was always a patrol car waiting at the top of the hill. We just had to show off, didn’t we? Then there was the hang out. Ours was an old ice crème shop that had gone out of business years before. First one car would pull into the parking lot, than another, and another, and another, until there were as many as 30 or 40 cars in the parking lot. The stereos came on, the brews came out, and we would shoot the bull, kick tires and tell lies until all hours of the morning. Cars were cars back then. Remember bucket seats, a 4-speed and dual exhaust? Sure, I know some of the newer performance cars come with these; but it just isn’t the same, the new cars are to smooth, and too refined. Remember Chevrolets awesome 454CI big block that made 460 HP! Or what about Ford’s


Boss 302, 351, or their monster motor, the Boss 429! And let’s not forget about the Dodge 383, 440, and the great 426 Hemi. I remember when a big block was a big block, and a small block was a small block. Not today, now they have small blocks that are 454CI’s. I also remember when you could buy an engine for $30 dollars, and a transmission for $20 dollars from a junk yard. After a nights worth of cruising you’d of course have to fill her up. Remember what it cost? How about $6!! And that’s for a twenty gallon tank! Remember what it felt like as you put the pedal to the metal as you were banging gears (remember that phrase?), as you sank deeper and deeper into the seat, and the sweet sound of Cherry Bomb mufflers (remember those). Music, now there’s something that’s changed. When was the last time you heard “it happened on the strip where the road is wide, two cool shorts standing side by side, yeah my fuel injected Stingray and my 413’s revving up the engine…..” Ok, so you listen to Coast 102, and they play that song a lot; but when was the last time you actually saw two cool shorts standing side by side? Do you know what a “short” is? Remember the gas wars of the late fifties? I remember being in my mother’s car while she was getting gas, and paying 13 cents a gallon! Remember the service that you used to get just for buying gas, (clean windows, check oil level, and check tire pressure). What about the gifts you would get just for buying your gas at that station (glasses, knives, maps, and, cups). All these gifts and service, just so you would become a steady customer. Remember the Beatles, the kinks, Simon and Garfunkle, Jan and Dean, Buddy Holly, the Shirelles, and the king himself, Elvis? Does anyone remember who Speedy was? What about drive-ins, remember them? Does

anyone remember what they used to call Rat Rods in the fifties? And, what about the new phrase “old school”, I remember a time when it was just “my car”. You built what you could afford. It didn’t have to look pretty, hell, you were lucky if the car had brakes! Those were the good old days. Now were into the hustle and bustle of the new millennium, $3.50 per gallon gas, no cruising, and cars that cost a fortune to build. But don’t worry, because someday, these will be the good old days. ? Until next month, keep the tire side down…..


EXERCISE For People Over 50 Don't be discouraged by the bag CAN do this! Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax. Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags. Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level.) After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.


by: Larry Dunham Some are in wheel chairs, many are dead, none of my articles have they read, but my thoughts always return to them. You readers get on me for too much open wheel stuff, but, it's where it all started! The race on June 3rd (NASCAR Sprint Cup) made me a little sick, it was o.k. for 5 time champ Jimmie Johnson to ride around the track with a clowns hat on before the race, but after the race? Maybe it was for a good cause that stupid hat, but after the race? They tell me that anyone that wins a NASCAR Sprint Cup race is an automatic millionaire. My guess is that that money comes so easy that ego takes over, and they belong with the Hollywood Celebrities. Don't get me wrong he is a hell of a good driver, on asphalt but, when Tony Stewart runs his El Dora Track on the dirt for charity, where's Jimmie? I raced at El Cajon in the 50's where Jimmie grew up, it was a ¼ mile dirt, and a real bull ring. Later, due to owners screaming how bad it was on the midget equipment, they paved it. There was an old saying, in my day any good dirt driver can run pavement. Very few of the pavement drivers could run dirt. So much for that sermon, lets talk Stock Cars, (old ones not today). Sam Hanks and I both were asked to an interview on Radio KNIX in L.A. by Tom Hanlon back in 1957. Sam was with Ford and I was with Pontiac (Ray Nichels). After the race at Riverside, Sam called me and said “better to come on over to Ford Larry” and I said “Sam, no way that 312 Ford can’t touch that 347 Pontiac”, he laughed and replied we (Ford) are going to blowers, in 1958 (Superchargers) “so you got an invite, think it over”. When the word got out that Ford was going to Blowers, all the other factories withdrew from USAC Stock car racing in 1958 and Pontiac picked up my car. The driver (owner) paid $1.00 at the dealership and signed a lease that the dealer could pick it up if the factory requested. The dealer I had was Roc Cutrie Pontiac in South Gate. And they sure did pick it up quick! So: back to the midgets and my own car, and away went $1500.00 a month and 40% of what the Pontiac made. Miller Crankshaft (my pal & mechanic) got 60% and did he ever earn it! When we ran, everything had to be “factory stock”. When we ran Riverside there were 8 turns to the right and 3 to the left. I'm doing 137 down the back chute under Champion Bridge, and probably 155 at the shut off for turn #11. I came in and said to Harold (Miller Crankshaft) “we need more bite turning right”. He grabs the bumper jack, blocks the rear wheels, jacks the right front up till the coil springs has “0” weight (STRECHED CLEAR OUT) he grabs the 4 way lug wrench goes over to the gas torch on his pick up truck an cuts off one of the links on the 4 way. He then puts it between the 1st & second coils duct tapes and sets it back down. He smiles and says “try that”. We finished 10th out of 33 cars and blew a left front tire, which put us a lap behind, I passed everybody on the race track including Jerry Unser the winner and made up the one lap that I was down, and finished 10th. They didn't have the “Luckey Dog” crap in those days! T.V. has really changed NASCAR, I don't blame any of those guys making the money that they do! (born to early, huh?) Johnny Tolan that I wrote about last month fixed me up with the “56 Chevy ride with Mauri Rose Of Chevy Racing Div. One of the races was Bonelli Stadium at Saugus, Santa Clarita, Ca. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd place cars that beat me were driven by Indy 500 winners, and the winner got paid $750.00 Also it was 200 laps on the asphalt ¼ mile. Former rodeo grounds that got paved over. I had already won a midget race there years earlier, before USAC was formed.


In case you didn't read it, one of the few fighters ever to be World Champion in 3 different weights, died 28 May 2012. Johnny Tapia out of New Mexico (Albuquerque). 59-5-3 He was 45 years old when he died and his last fight he was 44 years old, got knocked down for the first and only time. He got up & won the decision at 45 years old! His motto was “My Crazy Life”. His dad was murdered when his mom was pregnant with him and his mom was murdered when he was 8 years old! (R.I.P. Johnny) I've told you a bunch about my pal Norm Bishop 26-0-3 middle weight. Also a marine director for Hollywood movies. He was working with Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe up in Oregon, making “River Of No Return”, as marine director. The stars were on a raft floating downstream, Norm was on the “Camera Boat” alongside, about 10 feet away. They were to float down to the rapids and Marilyn (who had hip boots on) was to be standing in the shallow water when they got there. At that time, the raft was floating along in deep water about 15 feet deep. Marilyn was standing on the far edge with her back to the water looking at the camera and tripped and fell in! The hip boots filled with water and down she went! Norm immediately dove in and went down to the bottom, grabbed her by both legs, shoved off from the bottom and up to surface. He Later wrote a book “I saved Marilyn Monroe” but it was never published! I have a copy of the original manuscript. He and Marilyn dated for about a year after that, and then the Kennedys arrived.

Norm doubled Lloyd Bridges in all the underwater scenes in Sea Hunt. Norm's mother won the Bronze in diving in the Olympics. Norm was a great swimmer and diver thanks to his mother raising him in Santa Monica. When Norm was 18 he was hustling pool on the “Pike” in Santa Monica. “Pike” was the nickname for the city carnival that was open 24 hrs with Ferris Wheels, Merry Go Rounds, Bump Cars etc. and booths of all kinds. The billiard parlor was huge, had ten pocket billiard tables, four three cushion billiards, and three snooker tables. This guy walks in one day and Norm was practicing by himself while the guy was watching. Norm looked up at him, smiled and said “like to play a game for $5.00? The guy smiled back and said “sure but how about we play for $20.00?” Its 1941 and Norm is 18 and very confident. He says to the stranger, “like to lag for break”? The stranger says “ok you first so I can see the bounce off the cushions”. Norm lagged and was 2” from the cushion, then the stranger walked over to the house pool rack and picked a cue, lagged the ball and was only an inch from the cushion. The stranger broke the rack and runs the table!! Norm paid the $20.00 and said “mind telling me who you are”? Stranger smiled (and kept the $20.00) and said my name is Ralph Greenleaf. (see photo and record).

Ralph Greenleaf was an American professional pool and carom billiards player, a twentytime World Pocket Billiards Champion, whose ability and charisma dominated the sport during his heyday. Born : November 3, 1899 Died : March 15, 1950

Norm told me this story himself one day when we were having a few cocktails at his bar in Santa Monica.

I'm posting a picture of my factory '56 Chevy and the pit crew. My brother-in-law isn't shown, he was off driving his own 18 wheeler between races. He drove the truck and trailer to many, many, races. His name was Gene Janke and is retired in Missouri. The guy on my left is Harold Miller of Miller Crankshaft, Lakewood, Ca. (R.I.P.) One of the great flathead mechanics! We didn't have pit stops, or Lucky Dogs to get a free lap up with the leaders. We ran 200 laps period. No cool suit, no power steering. No window nets. Due to several requests this photo is yours truly 1943 or early 1944. This is out at the covered bridge off the Hwy going to Turner, Oregon. I'm 16 and driving my older brothers 34 Ford 4 door sedan. That's Barbara K - and we are getting ready to go for a drive. No Jim Mitchell…, this is not the same Barbara, this is a new one. “Back seat Barbara” lived in Culver City, circa 1952. “Every day of the week “Barbara (she had each week day embroidered on the outside of her panties) and on the front was another saying not to be printed here. Circa 1953. This Barbara is Circa 1944 and if you look close you will see that is not her left shoulder pushing against my chest! The reason the covered bridge was real popular for swimming was the unwritten rule was no one wore suits when swimming. So when you & your gal headed out there it was understood that it was a skinny-dip afternoon and evening. Not too many takers so it was never really crowded, but never empty either. After the swim, we crawled out on to the bank, grabbed a towel each, and laid down on the blanket with the towel across the lower middle. And yes the back seat of the 4 door was far more comfortable than the blanket on the ground if you were going to move around a bunch! YOU CAN MAKE A DREAM OR TWO LAST THRU THE YEARS, BUT THE PRICE YOU PAY, IS A HEART FULL OF TEARS MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS SOFTLY AT YOUR BACK KEEP IT BETWEEN THE FENCES Larry Dunham usaclarry

Looking for this 1969 Chevy Camaro SS my dad and I owned for many years. We have history with this car from 1969 till 1984 when it was sold to a man in the military. The car was sold from Williamsburg, VA and came to Mississippi. After researching I have found that it was titled 5 times in Mississippi and last registered in Walthall County. I know antique tags were placed on it in 1994 and a replacement title was issued in 2002.I am hoping the car is still around and somebody will remember or recognize it. I have the VIN# last 8 digits are 9n567234. The plate on the firewall will read 59 59 tr 723 x55 this car was frost green with standard dark green interior SS 350 4 speed 12 bolt rear with bv code for 4:10. My dad and I just recently located a old registration card to be able to try and reunite with this car. We would be interested in buying it back no matter what the condition good or bad. We understand if the current owner does not want to sell. We just want to locate it and talk to current owner. I am offering a finder's fee for the information leading back to our old car. Chuck Satterfield 757-759-9365


The Matinee Rocker By: DD Thunders. Hi everybody, my name is DD Thunders. this is my first column as a movie critic! I would like to thank Jimbo and everyone at this publication (Gulfcoast Motorsports magazine) for letting me write a monthly article on one of my favorite pastimes, movies. This is another check off on my old rusty bucket list. I have had the pleasure of doing a few things in my past that I'm proud of. I have been a professional skateboarder, actor( I've been in a few movies and continue to do extra work and some scripted parts) business owner (skateboard shops, skateparks) avid surfer (with my own surfboard line), motorcycle racer, professional musician, semi pro baseball player (made the allstar team in my first year) writer (magazine articles on skateboarding, music etc.) and now a bonified movie critic. I have always loved going to the theater to see the latest movie releases. I like to go to matinee showings and it works out perfect because I do most of my work as a musician at night. There is something cool about seeing a movie in the daytime when most people are at work. Being a Rocker has its benefits! My love of the movie business started when I was a young one growing up on the Ms. Gulf Coast. My parents would drop me off at my local theaters every Saturday. The Ritz and the Searstown Twin, Super Twin Drive Inn ( I worked at this drive inn through high school) and the Lake Drive Inn and the Moss Point Twin. All of these movie palaces are long gone but we still have a thriving movie theater scene on the Ms. Gulf Coast with the Grand, Cinemark and Cinemark 5. I usually go to at least two or three movies a week and look forward to giving everyone my unsolicited opinions in my next article on the latest from Hollywood. I like all types of movies and even have been known to dig a good chick flick, Horrow/Hlasher, suspense thriller, documentary, comedy and anything else I get a chance to catch on a Monday afternoon. Don’t forget your Raybans because it can be painful on your peepers when you step out of a dark theater in the middle of the day. So, lets load up on snowcaps and popcorn, turn those I-phones off and get down to business! Editor note: some of you my recognize DD’s name….he is playing rock & roll, blues, and of late rockabilly music at many of the most popular places here on Coast scene. He was killer at the Atomic Blast and will be back this year.




Joe has admired old cars since his youth, getting into custom cars and hot rods, constantly daydreaming about that perfect hot rod he would someday own. In his late teens, he started playing bass, joining a band, recording, and touring across North America. 15 years later, after giving music his all, he decided it was time to leave the road and studio and return to his first love–cars–but this time with a twist. While on the road, he picked up his first camera, which was an antique itself: a 1953 Argus C3. He used the C3 when he went to all the car and motorcycle shows that he could, shooting with film in black and white as a way to use traditional techniques to show custom car and hot rods in a more artistic light. Today, he focuses on the art that goes into building a great custom car or motorcycle with his love of fine art B&W film photography, frequently shooting the unique details of the masterfully executed cars and motorcycles. He exclusively uses cameras from the late 1940?s to early 1950?s and develops in a traditional Joe’s Camera darkroom. The latest addition to his camera collection is a 1949 Graflex Century Graphic 2×3 “Press Camera,” which provides much sharper and detailed images.

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Sometimes in life it takes years and years to achieve success. Then sometimes you work hard all of your life to achieve a goal, and never quite get there. But for this “Sin City Shooter” (Photographer) success has come rather quickly to her in many fields. Her name is Julie Bergonz. This young and vibrate thirty something year old female lives life to its fullest. Graduating from “The Art Institute Of Colorado” in 1999, Julie soon after started looking for other ways to show off her creativity other than through her sense of fashion design. She found that restoring Antiques and Collectibles filled part of the gap in her life that was missing. Still not happy with how she was showing off her full spectrum of her creative side, less than a year ago Julie decided to try the art of Photography. She bought a Sony Digital Camera and began to take lessons. In less than a few weeks Julie found herself on stage taking concert photographs with two “Monster Bands”, Cheap Trick and Blue Oyster Cult. Last March, Julie moved from Colorado to Las Vegas, to take the Sin City fashion and photography world by storm. After only a few months in Las Vegas, Julie was one of the Featured Photographers for the “Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist” Competition that was held this past weekend under the bright lights of Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. She also shows and sells her photographs and other works at 1st Friday in the Arts District of Las Vegas. It seems like what ever Julie wants, Julie gets! ~VegasGary

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by: Lynn Makua THE BIG NEWS, “Crickets Honky Tonk” is open!!! As I have been forcasting the 1st of June it was open! Now as far as I can tell, it's Wednesday thru Saturday from 5pm till. When I went there 6 girls behind the bar (all in shorts and Cricket T-Shirts) at 7pm. When I last talked to Dana (Crickets wife) she said they were going to have 4 bartenders behind the bar including her and 2 girls on the floor. The place is 8000 sq ft. big dance floor, 3 pool tables and a bar that will seat close to 50 if needed! Also remember that Bruce from Kent & Sues (family owned over 35 years) is planning on opening the old “Dempsey's in front of Crickets and will be serving Lunch & Dinner. He will also have a full serve bar. He is going to call it Sellier's II. Dempsey's moved to the Kiln (see their ad). For you non local's, Crickets and Sellier's II are on Lakeshore Rd and Lower Bay Rd. corner. Lakeshore goes to the Silver Slipper Casino. I talked to Bruce and he said he hoping to open in July. I will keep y'all informed. Before I forget (I drink you know) the Bay St. Louis VFW that is 3 blocks from the Railroad Terminal in old town, has a 2500 sq. ft. hall they rent to the public! It has tables, chairs, a service bar, and it adjoins the kitchen. If you wish to contact them for a meeting, reception or any event, call Mike La Fountaine, or Bobby Gavagnie 228-466-5159. If Bobby is out playing with one of his classic cars or if Mike is on his riding mower talk to Starr the Bartender, she knows everything. So much for the latest business news. This a.m. I get up real early, (I'm talking 5 a.m.) because at least once a month I have to have my favorite Hawaii Breakfast. I can't seem to find any restaurants around here that serve Spam, Steam Rice and Eggs. All our locals' restaurants in Hawaii do. Maybe if Bruce at Sellier's II decides to serve breakfast some day, he may make that a special! You know who does not get up till 6:30 so I turn on the fan on the counter and blow the Spam aroma out before he gets up. These WWII guys sure do hate that spam, aroma & taste (but “Easy” my ½ Siamese Cat loves it). Back to Hawaii: Few Waikiki Beachboys could perform better on the old-style surfboards than Scooter Boy Kaopuiki, pictured here in 1954 with his famous surfing poi dog, Sandy. Photo by Clarence “Mac” Maki; hand colored by Ron Hudson. (sorry about the photo but I was lucky to find this book after Katrina) Scooter Boy was eight years old when he began surfing at Waikiki. The call of the ocean was like a siren, and it led quickly to expulsion from the Kamehameha School for boys. Like so many other boys, Scooter Boy realized early on that the beach was his classroom. There were so many things to do at the beach, so many things to learn. There was camaraderie there that was different, a camarade-

rie you could not find in a park or on a street corner. The older beach boys looked after you. Duke and others started you surfing at Queen's and Canoe's and guided you to more difficult breaks when you were ready. Old man John D. steered you away from trouble and toward a canoe. There was a certain code that was observed on the beach. You learned to keep the beach clean, and as a result you felt clean. There was a respect for the ocean. When you went to the ocean, you took from it only what you needed. When you were a beach boy, the ocean was your mother. The beach was your life. I just have to tell you another story of my Uncle Blue. But while there may never have been a perfect ride, a few were near perfect. In the mid-1950's Blue Makua Sr., caught a fifteen-foot wave at Castle's Surf and, according to Turkey Love, “damn near rode to shore”. The fact that so few came close suggests two things: the difficulty of the feat and the infrequent occurrence of truly big surf. Waikiki is situated on Oahu's South Shore, where the best surfing is available during the summer months. Ok back to Mississippi: So its Saturday, and “Dempsey's” in the Kiln opens at 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, so I head for Kiln in my “Precious” (300 ZX) to drop off some magazines. It's 8 am and they are real busy, but fortunately for me the bar is open and I have my Hawaiian Sunset and my day is starting out right. If you went to the Bay Bridge Fest 12 you know of Charlotte's Hair Salon and Gift Cottage on 2nd St. The reason I mention her, she has an ad in the classified section of the rear of this magazine. The ad is for a 2007 LEXUS SUV, always garage kept, off white, leather, 4 wheel etc. If you want a SUV its $2500.00 and take over the payments. I love were Charlotte is located. If your husband wants to go out for a beer and little lunch its perfect. You can go to Charlotte's and get your hair done and shop in her gift shop. If your husband is in the mood for a hot dog next door is Sloppy Dog. If not, he can go around the corner at the Ugly Pirate Café and Bar have a beer or wine, and talk to Keith the owner and wait for you. They have great appetizers, sandwiches and pizza. (see their ad) Vangie, you would love their appetizer. Its called Popeye Bread (spinach & cheese touch of garlic melted on French bread). It's Wednesday morning and I decided to wax down my credit cards and go check out El Maguey (Mexican Cuisine) on Hwy 90 in Bay St. Louis, MS. They don't open till 11am so I decided to go to Charlottes Gift shop she has some beautiful things by Silva Carbon. The gift shop opens 9-5. If you want to get your hair done you need a appointment (she has only one chair). But it's the best chair in town. On the way (up main St. from 2nd St.) I stopped at Rickeys to see Pat Bain, my 20yr old friend I told you about. She has been a bartender for ever. She makes a great Hawaiian Sunset. From there I headed up Hi Way 90 (west) to Anita's, to see Debbie the bartender from 11-6 Weds-Fri. (see Anita's ad) and have another Hawaiian Sunset and compare one right after the other for my contest. I have a three way tie right now and both Debbie & Pat are in it. (tough job I have huh?) Next stop was El Maguey on 90 (formerly Trios Amigo's) and curiosity had me! The building is huge! Plenty of parking and completely re-done by the owner (Juan Garcia) who was supervising service and food when I was there. As you walk in the foyer, you see magazine racks (for free) (hope to see ours there soon) to the right, then push open the next set of doors (wood & glass) see thru, and you are in the dining (Continued on page 49)


There’s a new dog in town and owner Julius Landry says it’s the best dog in the world! The dog is of course Sloppy Dogs on North Second Street in Bay St. Louis, an eatery offering a new dimension in gourmet hot dogs on the Gulf Coast. Few restaurants even offer a good hot dog anymore, but the American classic is reaching new heights at this hot spot featuring quality ingredients, an innovative menu and a friendly environment. The heart of this new dog is an all-beef, natural casing hot dog that is plainly superior to any commercially available hot dog on the Coast. The proof is in the tasting and this dog won’t let you down. The flavor is assertive, the texture firm and its big enough to fill the bun as it should. The menu, just like the establishment, is diminutive. The building comes in at just about 164 square feet, not including patio with its umbrella topped tables outside. But small as the menu is it packs a powerful punch with a great selection of hot dog and sandwich specialties. The Original Sloppy Dog comes in three

sizes and is loaded with chili, cheese, onions and mustard. If you missed the fact that this place is called the Sloppy dog a couple of bits into this dog, and a hand full of napkins later and you’ll know why. It’s big, it’s messy and it is great. Get the large size for only seven dollars, it’s called the Bay Dog, and you’ve got a meal two could enjoy. Another standout is the Chicago Dog, an authentic recreation of one of the most famous hot dogs in the world. This hot dog lover’s favorite is stacked with sport peppers, a relish that you will take notice of, tomato wedges, onions, mustard, crunchy pickles and celery salt; order extra napkins with this one too. All of the eleven hot dogs on the menu look great, some are pretty simple like the Polish Dog that comes plain, or any way you like it, but others like the Pizza Dog and the Slaw dog are imaginative combinations that beg to be tried. But a visit to The Sloppy Dog would not be complete without sampling some of the non-dog offerings. The Philly Cheesesteak brings the house down and the Fish Tacos, a new arrival on the Coast, is a winner with three tacos served on garlic buttered tortillas for just six dollars; add cheese if you’re feeling heady and really hungry. There are also healthy fries, Zapps Kettle Cooked Chips and, unbelievably, thirty three kinds of beer available. The Sloppy Dog is also the only place on the Coast that serves Abita Root Beer on tap. The food is good, the portions are generous and the prices are right, so who could ask for more? Well owner Julius Landry closes the deal by making sure The Sloppy Dog is a family friendly, even dog friendly place (look for the food and water bowls outside), where his enthusiasm for his customers, his food and his new home of Bay St Louis is hard to miss. This is a great place for a quick meal on the run, a leisurely dog on your day off or a Sunday get together with friends. As Seen In See South Mississippi’s Newcomers & Visitors Guide


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room! Stately pillars rise up to the ceiling, separate booths that will seat at least a 100. I strolled to the rear (to the bar of course) and took a stool at the bar. I had barely sat down, and a bus girl immediately brought me a basket of chips and a bowl of salsa dip that was delicious! I ordered a cup of tea? I knew the food was different the minute I tasted the Salsa dip! I used to go to Acapulco, Mexico for R&R, and this food is very similar, it's not Tex-Mex but if you like more spice, all you have to do is sprinkle the salsa on it until its to your liking. I think Juan said he was from about 100 miles north of Acapulco, which means the food is smooth, delicious, and very, very good! You can spot Juan easily, every employee is in black & white except him, and he is about a head taller than the rest. He speaks perfect English and has a quick smile. I decided to order one of his lunch specials. (11:00 - 3:00) I had the # 13 Speedy Gonzales, One beef taco, one beef enchilada and rice. Only $5.00 bucks and as I said it was smooth and delicious. (Hawaiians love good food but are not real big on hot spices, so I was happy! I jumped in Precious, and the air came on cold!!! Thanks to Good to Go (see their ad). I asked (you know who), why he bought the compressor from them? He said the local auto store wants $240.00 for a rebuilt, and this one was $36.00 tested! “Nuff said?” He also said, “with 145,000 miles on Precious, when the new engine goes in you can have a new compressor maybe!” I was going to stop at Walmart, but after the aforementioned stops I decided it was time for home!

bar moved over there and is a great bartender. They have live bands, a great kitchen, and the day manager has your pleasures in mind. He knows me as “Pineapple” (I don't know why?) and if you go during the day just say, ' Pineapple sent me'. Jan, owner of Tiffen Room Lounge, don't worry your still my favorite bar in Gulfport Watch next month for some of my old and new places. ALOHA Y'ALL Pineapple

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The photo is our youngest son's (my stepson) 1960 El Camino. You know who promised each child (4 of them) the used car of their choice when 16 years old. This one has me on the hood and takes care of readers who like classic cars, and others who want me in it. So, he makes me add that the El Camino had a 421 Pontiac engine, (I wonder why it was a Pontiac) but they say it was really fast, and started Brad's (the son) racing career. It's Friday and I decided to go the Kiln and have lunch at Dempsey's and say hi to Diane. (see their ad) Then I stopped at CC'S Bar and see Rena the bartender and have my Hawaiian Sunset , she makes a great one. (see their ad) I left there and on the way home is Red's Pub. (see their ad) so I had to stop and drop off more magazines. Tricia, get well soon! By the way, when in Gulfport on Hwy 49, go north past 1-10 and after 3 signals, on the right you will see “Nates Sports Bar & Grill”. (There is a “Tan” place just before you get there) It's a great bar 2 for 1 Monday-Friday (I think). Cricket from Trax's 49


The Car Thief Johnny didn't think God could use an ex-con like him. By Roy A. Borges Johnny's career in the car stealing business started early, at age 15. By the time he was 20 he had become a professional car thief. He made a lot of money, but ended up spending it all on lawyers. Even professional thieves get caught. But the lawyers couldn't save Johnny from a prison sentence. I met Johnny in prison, where he worked as a trash man. His job required him to empty all the trash cans on the compound and put clean garbage bags in them. "I'm not doing this filthy job anymore," he told his boss. He felt it was below his dignity; a professional car thief didn't empty trash cans. But 30 days "in the hole" (i.e., solitary confinement) changed his mind. He decided being a trash man was better than being locked up in a cell all night and day. I got an opportunity to talk to Johnny one day after he got out of the hole and came to the chapel to pick up the garbage and change the plastic bags. "How come you don't come to church?" I asked him, as he shook out a creased bag and placed it into the can. "I used to go to church with my parents when I was younger. But after they split up and I started stealing cars, I stopped going." "An outside group is coming this Sunday. The choir will be singing, and the chaplain will be preaching. Why don't you come?" I asked. "Maybe I will." Johnny came that Sunday, and from then on he was a regular. He began to do his job as trash man with new enthusiasm. I heard his boss tell the chaplain Johnny was the best trash man he ever had. "I guess 30 days in confinement changed his mind," his boss said. "Isn't that about the same time he started coming to church?" the chaplain asked. Chap had told me earlier that he saw a big change in Johnny since he started coming to church; he believed that was the reason he had become a good trash man. "I believe you're right, Chap," I said with a big smile. The day Johnny was scheduled to be released, he stopped by the chapel and told us he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He said he wanted to live his life for Christ and help others. The chaplain gave him the address of a couple churches in the area where he was going to live. "Roy, do you think God can use an ex-car thief like me?" Johnny asked. I showed him what Romans 8:28 said, "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Months later I received a letter from Johnny with a picture. He wrote, "The church got me a job with the city in the recycling department." A fancy name for a trash man. In the picture he sent, I could hardly make him out. His hair was long and he'd grown a beard and mustache. He looked like a biker. But the teardrop tattoo on his face and his unforgettable smile told me it was Johnny. He also told me an amazing story. On his first day on the job, sitting in his big, green trash truck and looking through the rearview mirror, he noticed a woman rushing into a local pharmacy. Johnny kept watching as the woman rushed out of the pharmacy to her car. On the way, she dropped her keys. They fell into the drain beside the curb. They were gone. Not really knowing why, Johnny said he continued watching the woman as she became increasingly distraught. "She was crying and didn't know what to do," he penned in his letter. "I felt sorry for her and decided to see

if I could help. I picked up a piece of wire and an old rusty coat hanger from the trash I collected that day. Tools of the trade. I'm sure I didn't look like an answer to her prayers dressed the way I was and the way I looked, but I figured I could help." "Can I help you?" Johnny asked, but she just sat there sobbing with her hands over her face. Finally, she looked up at him and told him why she was crying. She had left work early that day after receiving a phone call that her daughter had left choir practice very sick with a fever. The doctor had prescribed some medication that should help, but it was important that she get it to her daughter right away. "Let me see if I can start the car," Johnny said. "Without a key?" she asked between tears. "I've started many cars without keys," he assured her. A few minutes under the hood was all it took to get the car running. "The woman stood there looking at me amazed," Johnny wrote. "Then I showed her what I could do with a rusty coat hanger and opened her car door," he continued. "She hugged me so tight I thought the grime on my coveralls would get on her. But she didn't care, and even my fuzzy beard didn't prevent her from planting a kiss on my cheek. Joy was written all over her face." "Thank you so much and God bless you," the woman said as she drove away. "I never thought I'd be emptying trash cans for a living, but neither did I think that God could use me. Every week I'm going into the county jail and telling young men about God," he said. The letter ended, "I have to run. I just got a call from a friend at the church. Someone locked their keys in their car." This article originally appeared in Inside Journal, a publication of Prison Fellowship. Roy A. Borges is presently incarcerated in Florida. He is the author of Faith and Love Behind Prison Fences (PublishAmerica).



July 2012 July 4 Saucier, MS July 4th Blowout Classic Car Cruise-in at the Triple Nickle, 18369 Hwy 49, Saucier, MS. Events start around 5pm featuring the Coasts Hottest upcoming band the LUNATyPE and Fireworks start about 8:30pm. Lots of food, cars, music and fun. Get there early, classic car drivers R.S.V.P. 228-832-7005 to receive VIP privileges. July 7 Biloxi, MS Cruise-in at Edgewater Mall Hwy 90, Biloxi, MS Join us for a casual get together where car - truck and motorcycle owners can socialize, dine and shop all at one location on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 6pm - 9pm This monthly event is hosted by the Coast Cruizers, Gulf Coast MotorSports Magazine and the Merchants of Edgewater Mall. $100 Cash Prize sponsored by Minakie Car Care Center Information Jimbo 228 596-0664 July 7 Slidell, LA Coastal Cruisers Cruise-in at North Shore Square Mall in front of Sears. (take exit 80 off I-12, North Shore Blvd./Airport Dr.), Slidell, LA. Cruise night, 1st Saturday of each month, 6-9pm. Hosted by the Coastal Cruisers Car Club. Info: Terri 985 863-9256 or Brenda 985 639-9919 July 7 Mobile, AL Cruise-in at Krystal Burger (next to the Skyline Bowling Alley) Hwy 90, Mobile AL. "Where the Cruisein's started back in the 60's" 5pm - 8:30 pm. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Information call Jo-Jo Johnson 251 367-6643 July 13 Lucedale, MS Lucedale Breakfast Cruise-in every 2nd Friday at Hardees in Lucedale, corner of Old Hwy 63 and Cowart Street from 8:30am till. Info Mike Lachaussee 228-369-1431 July 14 Mobile, AL Benefit for the Child Advocacy Center at UJ Chevrolet, Mobile, Al‌. (Airport Blvd.. - 1 mile East of the Mobile Airport) 10 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Registration, Food, and Beverages are all free‌.Donations accepted. Air Conditioned Show Room in case it gets too hot outside. Many awards and sponsor gifts available to participants. Co-Sponsored by the Past Time Cruisers of Mobile. Great Music and fun. Good mid summer event to see old friends and make new ones. Event info contact Tom Ebel at 251-379-0211 or July 14 Diamondhead, MS Special 2nd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Hulas home of the "Hula Burger" 6pm - 9pm. Live Band, ( From I(Continued on page 55)



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10 ......Take Diamondhead Exit 16 Go South to Yacht Club Circle ) Hosted by the Misfits Street Krewzers, ( NO Cruise-In at Depot.. Bay St Louis due to scheduling conflict ) Info: call Terry 228 216 1259

July 20 Long Beach, MS 3rd Friday Night Cruisin' Jeff Davis Ave. It's the real deal... park or cruise the strip it's up to you. No prizes, 50/50, dj's or give-a-ways, just the coolest place to be seen on a Friday night. Everyone Welcome. Plenty of great places to eat. July 21 Gulfport, MS Orange Grove Kruiser's 3rd Saturday Cruise-in. 6pm-9pm at the Acadian Plaza (2 miles north of I-10 on Hwy 49) Valve cover racing, 50/50, music, prizes. Walking distance to restaurants. This is a year around cruise-in. Everyone Welcome. Need information or want to join the Orange Grove Kruiser's call: Jessie 228-239-6822 July 21 D'Iberville, MS 3rd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 10634 Auto Mall Pkwy. Cruise Night Specials 4pm - 8pm. Info 228 396-4420 July 21 D'Iberville, MS 3rd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Cedar Lake & Popps Ferry Rd. (I-10 Exit 44) across the street from KFC & Sonic drive-in 6-9 pm, Music, 50/50, Games. Fun for the whole family. Coast VW Club & Mississippi Coast Antique Automobile Club July 21-22 2012 Galena, IL 35th Annual Show and Rod Run. Antique Town Rods of Galena, Illinois Pre'49 . ... Contact: Wayne Copeland 815 777 2088 : Butch Klein 563 588 1959. P.O. Box 50 Galena, Illinois 61036... (Continued on page 56)


clear streams, charming landscape, and some of the world's friendliest people will truly spoil you. Located on Lake Chatuge, The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds will host the event. You will enjoy strolling the pioneer setting, with live mountain music, folk exhibits, local crafts, and of course hundreds of hot classic cars. With plenty of automotive vendors on display to help you with a hard to find part for your classic car or street rod. You will love the shade trees, lakeside views, and a chance to relax in your chair beside your hotrod with a cold glass of lemonade. All of this will convince you to stay forever. Thanks to the City of Hiawassee and the kind people of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, there will be some good ole mountain music shows, held Friday and Saturday night at the Anderson Music Hall located on grounds. The nominal admission charge for the show will prove to be one of your best deals for the summer. Don't miss it! Registered vehicles will receive a discount. So make your plans now for the best Classic Automotive fest you have ever attended. See ya n tha Hillz! Show info: 662 587-9572 August 10 Lucedale, MS Lucedale Breakfast Cruise-in every 2nd Friday at Hardees in Lucedale, corner of Old Hwy 63 and Cowart Street from 8:30am till. For more information contact Mike Lachaussee 228-369-1431 August 11 Bay St. Louis, MS 2nd Saturday Night Cruise-in at the Train Depot in Bay St. Louis, MS. 6pm - 9pm. Hosted by the Misfits Street Krewzers, Always draws a big crowd of people enjoying the "Swamp pop music", 50/50, prizes. Walking distance to restaurants. Info: call Terry 228 216 1259

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July 28 Pascagoula, MS. Cruise-in at Ingalls Engineering Complex, Hwy 90, Pascagoula, Ms. Large Parking lot is 100% lighted, 6:00 P.M. til 9:00 P.M. (March through October) Cruiser of the Month Award, 50/50 with door prize drawings from 50/50 tickets. Magnolia Classic Cruisers of Jackson County MS Info:, Call: Bob Hand at 228218-7218,

August August 4 Biloxi, MS Cruise-in at Edgewater Mall Hwy 90, Biloxi, MS Join us for a casual get together where car - truck and motorcycle owners can socialize, dine and shop all at one location on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 6pm - 9pm This monthly event is hosted by the Coast Cruizers, Gulf Coast MotorSports Magazine and the Merchants of Edgewater Mall. Info: Jimbo 228 596-0664 August 4 Slidell, LA Coastal Cruisers Cruise-in at North Shore Square Mall in front of Sears. (take exit 80 off I-12, North Shore Blvd./Airport Dr.), Slidell, LA. Cruise night, 1st Saturday of each month, 6-9pm. Hosted by the Coastal Cruisers Car Club. Info: Terri 985 863-9256 or Brenda 985 639-9919

August 17 Long Beach, MS 3rd Friday Night Cruisin' Jeff Davis Ave. It's the real deal... park or cruise the strip it's up to you. No prizes, 50/50, dj's or give-a-ways, just the coolest place to be seen on a Friday night. Everyone Welcome. Plenty of great places to eat August 17-19 Springfield, MO 45th Annual Swap Meet and Car Corral, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Free to the Public. . "The Biggest in Missouri" with 1600 Vendor Spaces Gates open to the public at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm Location: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri Interstate 44 & Highway 13 Exit; turn onto Norton Road - Grounds guarded 24 hours a day * Free parts pick-up and hauling *Limited camper hook-ups available. - Motel accommodations nearby * Refreshment stands on the grounds * NO MOTOR DRIVEN VEHICLES NO BICYCLES, NO SKATES, NO SKATEBOARDS OR SCOOTERS, ETC. - Wheel chairs and handicap scooters that are allowed in indoor malls can be used. - City regulations - Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the Fairgrounds - Vendors are not permitted to sell refreshments. - NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS AND/OR THEFT NO REFUNDS!!! Contact Jeff at 417-725-0201 for registration questions. Evenings from 5 to 9pm or leave message. Contact Ron at 417-581-1449 for general Swap Meet questions.

August 4 Mobile, AL Cruise-in at Krystal Burger (next to the Skyline Bowling Alley) Hwy 90, Mobile AL. "Where the Cruisein's started back in the 60's" 5pm - 8:30 pm. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Information call Jo-Jo Johnson 251 367-6643 *

August 18 Gulfport, MS Orange Grove Kruiser's 3rd Saturday Cruise-in. 6pm-9pm at the Acadian Plaza (2 miles north of I-10 on Hwy 49) Valve cover racing, 50/50, music, prizes. Walking distance to restaurants. This is a year around cruise-in. Everyone Welcome. Need information or want to join the Orange Grove Kruiser's call: Jessie 228-239-6822

August 9-11 Hiawassee, GA Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-in. Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruize In, is held in Hiawassee, Georgia located in the North Georgia mountains. If you have never been to this part of the country, what a treat awaits you. It's breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, ice cold

August 18 D'Iberville, MS 3rd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 10634 Auto Mall Pkwy. Cruise Night Specials 4pm - 8pm. Info 228 396-4420


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August 18 D'Iberville, MS 3rd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Cedar Lake & Popps Ferry Rd. (I-10 Exit 44) across the street from KFC & Sonic drive-in 6-9 pm, Music, 50/50, Games. Fun for the whole family. Coast VW Club & Mississippi Coast Antique Automobile Club August 24-26 Evansville, IN 38th Annual Frog Follies Pre 49 Always has been! Always will be! Pre-registration $15.00 preentry fee includes a free T-shirt. Registration at the Gate $20.00 and does not include T-shirt. Cut off date for pre-entry is 1st of July. Click here to get your Pre-entry form . Registration Starts at 8:00 A.M. on Friday 22nd of August. Street Rod Qualifications All street rods must be Pre '49. Also the car or truck must have some sort of modification to the vehicle that was not available to the car from the factory. Vehicles that are not accepted are Trikes, Jeeps, Motorized Coffins Etc.. . All vehicles that do not meet the requirements above will be asked to park in the spectator parking. All vehicles 1949 and up, will not be admitted in the rod run area. E'ville Iron has the right to reject any entry. August 25 Pascagoula, MS. Cruise-in at Ingalls Engineering Complex, Hwy 90, Pascagoula, Ms. Large Parking lot is 100% lighted, 6:00 P.M. til 9:00 P.M. (March through October) Cruiser of the Month Award, 50/50 with door prize drawings from 50/50 tickets. Magnolia Classic Cruisers of Jackson County MS Bob Hand at 228-218-7218 August 25-26 Baton Rouge, LA Siknic Car Show at LamarDixon Expo Center. Gonzales/Baton Rouge, LA (Continued on page 59)


September September 1 Biloxi, MS Cruise-in at Edgewater Mall Hwy 90, Biloxi, MS Join us for a casual get together where car - truck and motorcycle owners can socialize, dine and shop all at one location on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 6pm - 9pm This monthly event is hosted by the Coast Cruizers, Gulf Coast MotorSports Magazine and the Merchants of Edgewater Mall. Info Jimbo 228 596-0664 September 1 Slidell, LA Coastal Cruisers Cruise-in at North Shore Square Mall in front of Sears. (take exit 80 off I-12, North Shore Blvd./Airport Dr.), Slidell, LA. Cruise night, 1st Saturday of each month, 6-9pm. Hosted by the Coastal Cruisers Car Club. Info: Terri 985 863-9256 or Brenda 985 639-9919 September 1 Mobile, AL Cruise-in at Krystal Burger (next to the Skyline Bowling Alley) Hwy 90, Mobile AL. "Where the Cruise-in's started back in the 60's" 5pm - 8:30 pm. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Info call Jo-Jo Johnson 251 367-6643 September 1-2 Ventura, CA 10th Annual Ventura Nationals Hotrod and Motorcycle Show Labor Day Weekend Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001 (Go to for directions) Car/Motorcycle participants 7AM. General Admission 9AM ADMISSION: $15 Active military with valid ID $10 Children 12 and under with paid adult are FREE with two can foods donated to Food Share preregistered vehicles price is $35 for both days – at the Gate $45 for both days Silent Auction to benefit Alzheimer Research Judging takes place on Saturday, Trophy presentation is on Sunday. Must be present to receive award. The show goes on Rain or Shine More Info: September 8 Hattiesburg, MS. 2nd Annual Cruise In and Gospel Sing, 8 am til 1 pm. Preregistration is $20.00 and $25.00 the day of. Trophies awarded for Best Ford, Chevy, Mopar, Rat Rod, Truck, Custom Bike, Original Bike, Peoples Choice, Best in Show. Proceeds to support Wounded Minute Men of MS. There will be a swap meet also. Located at the back entrance to Paul B. Johnson State Park, 10 miles south of Hattiesburg, MS. Sponsored by Pineview Baptist Church and Pineview Cruisers September 8 Bay St. Louis, MS 2nd Saturday Night Cruise-in at the Train Depot in Bay St. Louis, MS. 6pm - 9pm. Hosted by the Misfits Street Krewzers, Always draws a big crowd of people enjoying the "Swamp pop music", 50/50, prizes. Walking distance to restaurants. Info: call Terry 228 216 1259 September 14 Lucedale, MS Lucedale Breakfast Cruise-in every 2nd Friday at Hardees in Lucedale, corner of Old Hwy 63 and Cowart Street from 8:30am till. For more information contact Mike Lachaussee 228-369-1431 September 14 Long Beach, MS 3rd Friday Night Cruisin' Jeff Davis Ave. It's the real deal... park or cruise the strip it's up to you. No prizes, 50/50, dj's or give-a-ways, just the coolest place to be seen on a Friday night. Everyone Welcome. Plenty of great places to eat. September 15 Gulfport, MS Gulf Coast MotorSports 8th Annual Hot Rod Weekend at Gulfport Dragway. Gate opens Saturday at 9am - Awards at 3pm. Car Show, Swap Meet, 50/50, Street Drag Racing (Traditional Street Drags Rules, No Classes, No time slips, 1/8 mile, Drivers decide winner), Gulfport Dragway is located 1 Mile South of I-10 (MS Exit 31) on Canal Road, Gulfport, MS - Vendor Info Jimbo 228 596-0664 or Track Phone 228 863-4408 (Continued on page 60)


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September 15 Gulfport, MS Orange Grove Kruiser's 3rd Saturday Cruise-in. 6pm-9pm at the Acadian Plaza (2 miles north of I-10 on Hwy 49) Valve cover racing, 50/50, music, prizes. Walking distance to restaurants. This is a year around cruise-in. Everyone Welcome. Need information or want to join the Orange Grove Kruiser's call: Jessie 228-239-6822 September 15 D'Iberville, MS 3rd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 10634 Auto Mall Pkwy. Cruise Night Specials 4pm - 8pm. Info 228 396-4420 September 15 D'Iberville, MS 3rd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Cedar Lake & Popps Ferry Rd. (I-10 Exit 44) across the street from KFC & Sonic drive-in 6-9 pm, Music, 50/50, Games. Fun for the whole family. Coast VW Club & Mississippi Coast Antique Automobile Club September 15 Marrero, LA St. Joachim Cypress Festival Car & Bike Show. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Car show with food, games, drinks, fun, and live music provided by Sweetwater (124pm), Soul Spirit (5-6:30), and The Brandon Foret Band (711pm). Beautiful grounds at "The Little Church in the Woods" with cement for the cars and shade for all of us. 5505 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, LA. Contact Frank for more information at (504) 343-4003. September 14-15 Bossier City, LA The 6th Annual "Twin City Bomber Bash" Rod, Custom & Chopper Show Pre 1969 Rods and Customs. Any year choppers, bobbers, and rat bikes. $20 pre registration for vehicles in the show $25 day of. Trophies for best rod, rattiest rat bike etc. Ladies prepare for the the "Miss Bomber Bash 2012 Alternative Beauty Pageant". this is not your typical pageant. It's not the girl with the blondest hair and biggest cans who wins! Its going to take more then that to be Miss Bomber Bash! Great prizes, Photography by Will Tuft Friday- Cruise Night 6pm, Saturday-Swap Meet 8am-5pm, Car show 1pm-5pm. Pageant at 7pm at the Wild West inside the Roadway Inn. Show takes place at the Rodeway Inn, Bossier City. (3033 Hilton Dr. Bossier City, LA 71111) For info call Chris Goad 318 470-4605 Rodeway Inn (318) 747-2400 Mention the Twin City Bomber Bash and you will get the discount rate on your hotel room. September 21-23 Diamondhead, MS The New-Old Diamondhead Rod Run presented by the Rat Pack. This will be a Traditional Hot Rod & Custom Car Show. Hot Rods, Customs, Bobbers, Choppers. Live Band, Pinstriping, Art Show, Vendors, Rockabilly. The show will be held at the Diamondhead Resort 228 -255-1300 (I-10 Exit 16) Rooms $59 a night. Vendors Welcome. Info: 228 596-0664 September 22 Pascagoula, MS. Cruise-in at Ingalls Engineering Complex, Hwy 90, Pascagoula, Ms. Large Parking lot is 100% lighted, 6:00 P.M. til 9:00 P.M. (March through October) Cruiser of the Month Award, 50/50 with door prize drawings from 50/50 tickets. Magnolia Classic Cruisers of Jackson County MS Info:, Call: Bob Hand at 228-218-7218 September 22 Bogausa, LA "Crusin The Park" 3rd Annual Benefit Car Show for Justin Wheat at Cassidy Park, Bogausa, La. Raffle Grand Prize LS Engine, 50/50, food, music, awards for Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles. Top 20, Best of Show, Sponsors Awards and more. Contact Troy Trevalon 985-335-5200 Hosted by the Open Road Cruisers (Continued on page 62)



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September 22 Biloxi, MS. First Annual Car Show Under the Oaks. 2750B Mission Lane Biloxi MS. at the Edgewater Christian Fellowship Church. Registration 9am - Noon. Registration fee: $25. Awards at 1:00pm. Trophies, Pastor's Award, Dash Plaques, Best of Show Awards, 50/50, Door Prizes, Food, Fun, For more information call Condie at 228-860-2911. Proceeds Benefit the Benelovence Fund. September 22-23 Houston TX Gulf Coast Classic will be one of the biggest classic and custom car shows in Texas and the Gulf Coast. This will be a two day festival of custom cars, bikes and body art. Many vendors and artist will also be at the festival. Over 50 class groups. Get on board now to be a part of this huge event. Check out our Flyer find us on Facebook at gulfcoastclassic or e:mail September 28-29 Panama City, FL. 12th Annual Old Drag Racers Reunion and Hall of Fame Ceremony. Friday night, the annual "legends of drag racing dinner ceremony". Famous drag racers Dick Brannan and Hubert Platt will co-host the "50th anniversary of the class of 1962".. old factory drag racers from 1962 like Phil Bonner, Gas Ronda, Butch Leal, Don Grother, Arnie Beswick, Roger Lindamood, Bill Jenkins, Buddy Martin, Jimmy Arnold, Bruce Larson, Bobby Watson, Jack Cooley, Sidney Foster and Bill Connell have been invited as special guests. A huge car show featuring super stock race cars from the 1960s will be held at the beautiful Panama City marina. For more info Sol Stewart 251-246-5588 or (Continued on page 64)



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September 29 Laurel, MS 5th Annual September ShowOff Car, Truck, & Bike Show hosted by Jones Family Medicine Clinic, 30 Circle J Drive, Laurel, MS 39440. First 150 entries receive dash plaques and goodie bags. Door Prizes, Music, 50/50 cash raffle, food, drinks, children's fun jumps, and face painting. Registration on site 7am-11:30am. $20 entry fee. Guest panel judging. Awards include Best of Show Bike, Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck, Doctor's Choice, Longest Distance, Most Admired--30 Cars, 15 Trucks, & 10 Bikes. All proceeds benefit the local American Red Cross. For more info call 601-425-0092 or email Rain out date Oct. 6, 2012 September 29 West Monroe, LA Twin Cities Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show. The Northeast Louisiana Streetrods, the Pentecostals and the Northeast LA Bikers invite you to the first Cruising the Twin Cities Annual Car & Bike Show, I-20 Service Road, 1255 Glenwood Dr. West Monroe, LA. Dash plaques and goody bags for the first 100 vehicles registered. Registration 9am to 11am, Trophies at 3pm. Great door prizes, wipe-out board, 50/50, loads of fun. Food & drinks by the Church. Entry fee $20, second vehicle $10. Info Gene Shaw, or Call 318-789-1192 or 318-323-5847 September 29 Bay St Louis, MS Nereids 1st Annual Fins and Fenders Car Show and Poker Run Get your motors running and ready for Cruisin! Poker run and car show held at the Bay St. Louis Historic Depot. Cars and Motorcycles welcome. Fun filled stops, food, prizes and awards. Registration begins at 8 and awards at 3. Hosted by the Krewe of Nereids. For info contact Mary Ann at 228-467-4639 or email at September 29-30 Spring, TX LongHorn Rod Run Antique Cars & Historic Attractions combine for the Longhorn Rod Run in Old Town Spring, Texas. The streets in front of all the shops are lined with these beautiful vintage automobiles. "Hop back to the Fifties" and enjoy the 29th annual Long Horn Rod Run. Over 500 custom muscle cars will be on display in Old Town Spring and car buffs of all ages will be on hand to browse and admire. The owners of the antique cars will compete in various categories for prizes and awards. Vehicles from all eras will be on display - those from the '60s as well as the older classics dating from the early 1900s. Old Town Spring has appx. 150 shops to browse thru (some may not be open) and shop for all sorts of things - antiques, crafts, flowers, clothing, wine, and restaurants. One of the thru streets (Gentry) and some of the side roads will be blocked off for car show registrant parking for ease of looking at the cars and parking thru out the town where ever you like to be. The show is Saturday and Sunday with the awards on Sunday around 1:00. The registration area will be behind the museum (large tent covering the parking lot). Registration Form For more information check Events at; *

October October 1-5, Nashville, TN. 2012 Vintage Rod Tour on the Natchez Trace Four day tour from Nashville to Natchez Jim 423-571-6430 or October 6 Slidell, LA Coastal Cruisers Cruise-in at North Shore Square Mall in front of Sears. (take exit 80 off I-12, North Shore Blvd./Airport Dr.), Slidell, LA. Cruise night, 1st Saturday of each month, 6-9pm. Hosted by the Coastal Cruisers Car Club. Info: Terri 985 863-9256 or Brenda 985 639-9919 * 64

October 6 Mobile, AL Cruise-in at Krystal Burger (next to the Skyline Bowling Alley) Hwy 90, Mobile AL. "Where the Cruisein's started back in the 60's" 5pm - 8:30 pm. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Information call Jo-Jo Johnson 251 367-6643 * October 6 Ridgeland, MS The Renaissance Euro Fest The great auto and motorcycles Marques of Europe will be coming to Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, MS for the 2012 Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show. This fourth annual, free event held on Saturday, October 6th from 10:00am. til 6:00pm. at the all new, World Class Renaissance at Colony Park, just North of Jackson, Mississippi, between I-55 and Highland Colony Parkway. This will be an open show for European autos and motorcycles, all of which must be twenty five years or older, (built prior to 1988), as well as newer special interest autos. Awards will be given to Best Marque of 19 Different Classes, 7 Sponsor's Choice, BankPlus Best of Show and Best of The Renaissance. The 2011 show drew over 15,000 spectators, 150 autos from five different countries and eight states. Highlights include: No Entry Fee for Participating Autos and Motorcycles Free Sponsor's Reception for Participants and Their Guest Friday Night, October 5th Class Awards to Be Engraved Fine Gifts Special Hotel Rates at Hyatt Place on the Grounds Highly Secured Parking of Show Area Special Fine Dinning Rates at Restaurants on the Grounds Applications for entry will be received through September 30, 2012. For more information and to enter, please go to: Or contact: Mike Marsh Marsh Marketing, Inc. or call 601 946-1950 (Continued on page 68)




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October 7, Springtown, PA. 30th Annual Super Street Rod Sunday Rod Run Silver Creek AA, Rte 412 & 212, Upper Bucks Street Rod Association Art 610-762-4517or Jim 610-847-5482 or October 10-13 Gulfport, MS the Mississippi Coast Swap Meet & Drags at Gulfport Dragway. Gates will open at 10am. daily. Wednesday Night King of the Hill Racing, Thursday Night Fais do-do Cruise-in Party, Friday Night the Hourly Rumble. Payouts start at 6pm. Saturday Night Asphalt Assault. The staging lanes never close. At the top of each hour, the closest to their dial-in will win one of the progressive payouts. Grudge races welcomed and encouraged. Elimination is impossible! Swap & Shop, Cruisin’ Parade, Burnout Contest, Live Band, Get a 4-Day Pass $30 VIP Parking for Show Cars. Daily admission available. special parking for spectators. Vendor Spaces Available $55 for 10x20 area includes two 4-day arm bands. Swap Meet & Vendor areas (no food no electric hook-ups). Camping available (no Hook -Ups) $100 for the week includes one 4-day arm band (Oct 10-13) Everything at Gulfport Dragway 1 Mile South of I-10 (MS Exit 31) on Canal Road, Gulfport, MS Vendor information call Track Phone: 228 863-4408 or Gulf Coast MotorSports 228-596-0664 These races are sponsored by Gulf Coast MotorSports Magazine, Coast Laser Designs, October 12 Lucedale, MS Lucedale Breakfast Cruise-in every 2nd Friday at Hardees in Lucedale, corner of Old Hwy 63 and Cowart Street from 8:30am till. For more information contact Mike Lachaussee 228-369-1431 * October 13 Bay St. Louis, MS 2nd Saturday Night Cruise-in at the Train Depot in Bay St. Louis, MS. 6pm - 9pm. Hosted by the Misfits Street Krewzers, Always draws a big crowd of people enjoying the "Swamp pop music", 50/50, prizes. Walking distance to restaurants. Info: call Terry 228 216 1259 October 19 Long Beach, MS 3rd Friday Night Cruisin' Jeff Davis Ave. It's the real deal... park or cruise the strip it's up to you. No prizes, 50/50, dj's or give-a-ways, just the coolest place to be seen on a Friday night. Everyone Welcome. Plenty of great places to eat. October 19-20 Madison MS 9th Annual Scarecrow Cruise & Car Show, October 19-20, 2012 - Madison MS (just 5 minutes north of Jackson off I-55.) Friday's activities include registration and a Cruisen-4-Cash event. Saturday's activities include registration, a Classic Car Caravan, magic show, door prizes, Shopping for SIDS, Hope Hollow's Silent Auction and a very nice awards ceremony. Awards for Top 50 Cars, Top 20 Trucks, Top 20 Street Rods, Top 20 Imports, Top 10 Most Nostalgic, Top 5 Most Unusual, Top 3 Most Radical, Top 3 Project Cars, Top 3 Most Orignal, Top 3 Rat Rods, Top GM, Top Ford, Top Mopar, Top Japanese, Top British, Mayor's Choice, Long Distance and other several categories. First 500 registered vehicles will receive a dash plaque and 18X24 full color event poster ideal for framing. To learn more contact Tom Phillips at 601-259-5248 or or visit our web site at . You'll have a GREAT time! (Continued on page 72)


Be sure to mark your calendar for the 9th annual Scarecrow Cruise & Car Show, October 19-20, 2012. You'll have a GREAT time!




October 20 Gulfport, MS Orange Grove Kruiser's 3rd Saturday Cruise-in. 6pm-9pm at the Acadian Plaza (2 miles north of I-10 on Hwy 49) Valve cover racing, 50/50, music, prizes. Walking distance to restaurants. This is a year around cruise-in. Everyone Welcome. Need information or want to join the Orange Grove Kruiser's call: Jessie 228-239-6822 October 20 D'Iberville, MS 3rd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Dairy Queen Grill & Chill 10634 Auto Mall Pkwy. Cruise Night Specials 4pm - 8pm. Info 228 396-4420 October 20 D'Iberville, MS 3rd Saturday Night Cruise-in at Cedar Lake & Popps Ferry Rd. (I-10 Exit 44) across the street from KFC & Sonic drive-in 6-9 pm, Music, 50/50, Games. Fun for the whole family. Coast VW Club & Mississippi Coast Antique Automobile Club October 27 Pascagoula, MS. Cruise-in at Ingalls Engineering Complex, Hwy 90, Pascagoula, Ms. Large Parking lot is 100% lighted, 6:00 P.M. til 9:00 P.M. (March through October) Cruiser of the Month Award, 50/50 with door prize drawings from 50/50 tickets. Magnolia Classic Cruisers of Jackson County MS Info:, Bob Hand 228-218-7218

November November 3 Biloxi, MS Cruise-in at Edgewater Mall Hwy 90, Biloxi, MS Join us for a casual get together where car - truck and motorcycle owners can socialize, dine and shop all at one location on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 6pm - 9pm This monthly event is hosted by the Coast Cruizers, Gulf Coast MotorSports Magazine and the Merchants of Edgewater Mall. Information Jimbo 228 5960664 November 3 Slidell, LA Coastal Cruisers Cruise-in at North Shore Square Mall in front of Sears. (take exit 80 off I-12, North


Shore Blvd./Airport Dr.), Slidell, LA. Cruise night, 1st Saturday of each month, 6-9pm. Hosted by the Coastal Cruisers Car Club. Info: Terri 985 863-9256 or Brenda 985 639-9919 November 3 Mobile, AL Cruise-in at Krystal Burger (next to the Skyline Bowling Alley) Hwy 90, Mobile AL. "Where the Cruise-in's started back in the 60's" 5pm - 8:30 pm. Proceeds to benefit local charities. Information call Jo-Jo Johnson 251 3676643 November 5-10 Panama City Beach, FL Emerald Coast Cruizin' the South's Best Blast from the Past family fun event. Thousands of classic cars, hot rods, custom cars and trucks make way to beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida for this week long festival. Panama City Beach's breath taking emerald green coastline and the famous Miracle Strip gleams with chrome, hot colors, and the deep rumble of power. Frank Brown Park located at 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway will host thousands of hot rods, and cool classics. There will be over 125 + top name automotive vendors on hand, as well as a huge swap meet and Auto Auction. Oh we also include a ladies section with great crafts, jewelry, and so much more. Kids will love the kiddy area with fun rides games and more! so much for all to enjoy!. Each night is full of activities from parades, great bands, and special shows. Even if you're not a gear head, there is plenty to do for all. This years event will be much larger, with much more fun and activities being planned for the 2012 event. So make your plans now, stay tuned to the website for updates, and get in on the fun. This year's dates are November 5-6-7-8-9-10, 2012 For show info: 662 587-9572 & now you can follow us on Facebook at Emerald Coast Cruizin November 9 Lucedale, MS Breakfast Cruise-in every 2nd



Motorcycle Events July 6, Brookhaven, MS The 8th Annual 601 Ryders Anniversary Party will be held on July 6th, at Lincoln County Multipurpose Building, 1096 Belt Line Dr. Brookhaven, MS. The event will feature food, refreshments, live music, live entertainment, and much more! for more information: (601) 757-3113 July 14, Madison, AL Haines Family Benefit Poker Run The Haines Family Benefit Poker Run will be held July 14th, 2012. at Rocket Harley Davidson, 15100 Alabama 20, Madison, AL 35756 Registration: -9:00am sign in -$15.00 donation per hand This event will include a scenic benefit ride, food, refreshments, and much more! Please contact J. Gary Smith for more info: (256) 503-9982 July 28, Farmerville, LA Louisiana Melon Run 303 East Water Street Farmerville, LA 71241 The Louisiana Melon Run will be held on July 28th, 2012. Courthouse Annex Parking Lot, Farmerville, La Registration: -Begins: 8:00 am The ride is approx. 100 miles long! The 3 highest hands will be awarded! The event will also feature prizes, games, scenic back road riding, and much more! Please contact for more information: 318.245.0653 Proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness and other related Charities.

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August 4, Kinder, LA Bike Run for Dennis Cubby Culbertson The ride starts at Kinder City Park on Vietnam Veteran Drive in Kinder. The ride starts at 8:00 am. The ride fee is $30.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger. The ride fee includes lunch and a raffle ticket. For more information call 3374424026 August 16-19 Eunice, LA 1st Annual Sons of the Beach Bike Rally Lakeview Park and Beach 1717 Veterans Memorial Hwy Eunice, LA, This event includes a poker run, raffle, thong pull, water slide, craps tournament, beach games, contests, live entertainment, and much more! Please contact for more information: - (337) 457-9290 August 30 - September 2, Collinsville, MS, Dixie Thunder Battlefeild Raceway Motorcycle Blowout will be held August 30th through September 2nd, 2012. at -512 George Rd. Collinsville, MS, This event includes biker games, motorcycle drag racing, live music, dinner, refreshments, and much more. information: Jerry Tucker 601-504-4491 601-938 -3616 or Joel Harrison 601-938-2040 September 1 Oak Grove, LA Veronica Hope Foundation Summer Jam and Memory Bike Ride Sponsored by Community Trust Bank, Jim

Blacktop Posse MC was formed on July 28, 2007. The mission of the our club is to promote the motorcycle enthusiast lifestyle. Blacktop Posse is composed of an organized group of members wishing to promote family oriented motorcycle sports. Check out our page on Facebook...Blacktop Posse MC. Taylor Chevrolet, and Ella Ann's Fireworks The ride starts at, 499 Bearfoot Road in Oak Grove. The event begins at 9:00 am. The fee is $40.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger. Register early and receive a free t-shirt. There will also be biker games. The ride ends with live bands, a parade, and 2 firework shows at dark. The memory ride is in honor of people who have and are battling cancer. All the proceeds go to families battling cancer. For more information call (318) 669-0231 September 9 Gulfport, MS 2nd Annual Patriot Day Car & Bike Show at Captain Al’s. 11268 Lorraine Rd. Gulfport, MS Prizes, Awards, Dash Plaques, 50/50, Raffles, Live Music, Great Food. Poker Run starting at 11am Cars & Bikes on display 4pm till 8pm. Vendors Welcome Info Slo-mo 228-236-6940 September 9, Leeds, AL The Birmingham Ride for Kids at the Barber Motorsports Park, 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy. Leeds, AL 35094. $35.00 (but the more money you raise, the more premiums you earn.) This ride will loop back to the start point. There will be a lunch, Celebration of Life program, Awards and Much More! Please contact (800) 2536530 or For more information about this event, September 15, Dubach, Louisiana 6th Annual La. Chicken Festival Chicken Run Sponsored by Drabo and Hico Baptist Church Youth Ministry The domino run starts at Hico Baptist Church, Hwy 152 north of Dubach. Registration begins at 8:30 am and the first motorcycle leaves at 10:00 am. The pre-registration fee is $35.00 which includes an event tshirt and free hamburger lunch. Onsite registration is $25.00 and includes lunch. Pre-Registration ends Aug. 15, 2012. This is a domino run with cash prizes for highest total and lowest total of points and door prizes. For more information call (318) 255-5828


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1961 Chevy Apache 10 s/b, 360 turbo, 350 trans, runs good, drives good. All original except drivetrain. Asking $14,500. 601 941-2874 or

1968 Fiat 124 Sport Spider twin overhead cam. $2500 OBO 601 928-7885

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1976 Caddy Eldorado convertible. Excellent condition, recent service tune-up, new tires, rear brakes, shocks front & rear. This car has all the factory options including a parade boot and cover. Garage kept and only 77K original miles. asking $17,500 OBO. call Harry at 228 832-9409


1946 Ford, 2 door - Super Deluxe Coupe. Beautiful light blue. We purchased this jewel in 2001 from a party North of Chicago. Tailored it home and have enjoyed it for many years. Losing my husband in ’07, it needs a new loving home. It has won many awards and in February 2001 was the featured car in State Farm national ad: Asking $20,000 if interested please call 228-861-7357

1953 Ford Mainline 73A 350/350 Chevrolet subframe Good daily driver $7,500. Call Shannon 228-861-4366


8.5x20 foot Open Car Hauler, that we bought to transport our old 51 Chevy pickup to shows. The hauler has only been used once; when we brought the Chevy home from Tupelo. It has lots of extras and new paint; and is ready to go to the shows. The Hauler comes with the special tie downs that go over the wheels. Give me a call if you are seriously needing a good hauler - Call Donna, 601-906-1337

1969 Buick Sportwagon: 3 seat, 400 engine, 400 transmission, AC, PS, PB, cruise, delay wipers, remote door locks. 93,500 miles. $15,000. Tom, 228-860-5454

1969 Cutlass S-455 Big Block, Silver with Red Interior, Bucket seats and console, Chrome 15" SSI Wheels with front disc brakes. $13000 Call 228-363-2893

2003 Nissan 350Z, 86,000 miles, 6-speed manual transmission, Chrome Silver in color, touring package with Bose Sound System and leather. Nice! Book value $12,000.00. Asking $11,500.00 firm. Call Terry 228 669-8122

1971 Ranchero, P/S, P/B, auto trans, factory air. $4800 Firm. Call Bill 228 216-0547

1969 Camaro Factory a/c and power steering. Frame off restoration in 2005/06, 1000 miles since. Rebuilt balanced and spec'd 350ci V8, rebuilt 700r4 overdrive trans and 12 bolt posi rear end. All new mechanicals, suspension, tires, exhaust, chrome, interior, radio/spkrs, etc. Paint and body excellent, no rust. No expense spared. Beautiful, powerful, dependable. $35,000 obo. Call Mike 601-906-1196

1963 Cadillac Park Ave. 4 Door H/T. Rare car; only 1575 produced. 92,000 original miles - 390 c.i.d. with re-built 4 speed hydro. Trans; clear glass - No missing parts. New radiator, water pump, Edelbrock carb., electronic ignition, ball joints, exhaust, headliner and pioneer stereo with remote. Factory GM service manual. Everything works except cruise and A.C. $6,500 O.B.O. Call Mark at 228 861-1136

1941 Dodge Luxury Liner, good original condition. Runs good, shifts good. White. Asking $5000 OBO call 228 324-2804

1951 Chevy P/U $14.5K New: crate motor, tires, brakes, upholstery, gauges, radiator, etc, etc. 3.08 Posi, '79 Camero susp, PS, PB, CD, Tilt, serious amount of custom work. All for the price of the parts alone. U paint. Tom 228-875-3951

1974 Ford Bronco p/s, automatic, 302, bright green on top raptor liner on bottom runs and drives great, turns heads every time I drive it. Lots of new parts no rust. Only selling to start new project. $11,500.00 call 228-860-2629

4 (four) 77 Corvette Aluminum Rims $375 5' Car Trailer ramps (steel) $175 2 (TWO) 850 CFM Holley's. New in box, street or strip $1200 1 Aluminum intake 502 cu in Chevy $160 Call Rob 228 217-5263

Copper 1969 Mustang Coupe "Ginger". Runs good. Interior looks great. Paint is good, but not perfect. Recently used in movie shoot. $9,000 OBO. Call Kenneth at 228 265-2935 Gulfport, MS


1951 International Fire Truck. 6 cyl with manual trans. Most all equipment is there 4" hose, fire ext. It was running, now mostly sitting. Would make a great parade, Mardi Gras, or just a cool thing to carry the kids around on local parades. It is all there, $2,500.00 Call 228-617-6660

2009 Ford F-150 STX V-8 single cab, 56,000 miles clean, nice truck. Chrome grill, bedliner, towing package. Average US selling price for this truck is $16,680, will take $15,000. Call Terry at (228) 669-8122.


40 Packard. P/S, P/B, A/C, 454 Chevy motor, auto trans, tilt steering, CD, electric seats, Cararo suspension, Ready to cruise $23,500 OBO or Trade 228-467-5324 or 228-493-2327 For Sale buy the drive trane get a free Mustang with a clear MS. Title. 331 stroker built by McMurtrys $3000, Paxton super charger Novi 1200 $3500, trick flo heads, roller rockers, cam $2500, trans is built for 700 hp $3500, 1985 Mustang GT hatch back drop springs, new struts, back end boxed, up graded 4 link suspension, 5 point racing seats, bbk subframe connectors, Aeromotive fuel pump, boost regulator, complete roll cage not installed, aluminum radiator, etc., etc, car runs 10.9-11.3, drives needs brake work. over $12,000 invested plus will take $4,300 Mark 601-766-1066 53 Ford, good condition, flathead V-8 runs good, good interior. $5000 OBO Call Harold 228 324-1821

1990 Dodge Ram 150 short bed, 318 engine, auto transmission, factory air, fuel injection (first year I think), straight and clean. No rust anywhere. Runs great and drives nice. A real nice and solid little truck. Good for work, play, second vehicle, etc. $3,800 Call anytime..228324-6191 or 228-223-3528.

79 Z-28 Camaro, New 383 roller stroker, 480 HP, 2800 stall, 15K invested, sell 13K firm. More info and pictures, Chuck 228-860-7506 1980 GMC Cabellero (Chevy El Cameno) 2nd owner, California car. No rust, no dents. 305 engine (out) 350 (crate) in, choice of engines. New seat covers, carpet, etc. Sell for $2,500 with worn 305 eng or $3,500 with 350 never started. 601-567-2467 or 601-395-0073

1967 Chevelle SS Clone 396, 4 speed. New brakes, new paint, new bumpers & emblem, new carb, new molding, new tires, new exhaust. $13,500 or Trade Sammy 228-467-5324 or 228-493-2327

1925 Ford T. Built from ground build....took 1st in class at the Houston Autorama. $28,500 281 799-3193 Magnolia, TX 1948 Plymouth 350/350, new trans, Lokar shifter, alum.rad., 650 Edelbrock carb., new gas tank, new painless wiring, 17 in. billet alum rims. $12,500 obo/trades Call 504 329-2114 or 985 288-0053

1971 Olds Cutless 442 clone. 350 engine. Mostly original and automatic. $15,000. Please call 601-916-4880

1959 Chevy Apache 1 ton, long fleet side, new "327", 3 speed auto, needs t.l.c., Solid frame. $8,000 Call Bob 228-348-1391

1951 Chevy Bel Air - 2 Dr. HDT - Mild Custom Modifications- Olds 1 Piece Windshield, Shaved & Decked, Custom Paint Yellow and white, 53 Buick Type Side Trim, Lakes Pipes, Spinners & Skirts, Black Roll/ Tucked Upholstery, 350/350 Combo W/ Column Shift, New Drive Shaft & Front end Work/ New Tires. Over $20,000 Invested. Sell for: $17,500 251-990-0833 or 251-605-5443

1946 Chevy, V8, turbo 350. Runs Good. $14,000 OBO 228-860-5083 70 Lincoln MK III 58 k #'s match 200 psi All cylinders 460 cu storage AZ 18 years 2nd owner. Needs park & turn lites. Needs new top, mirror glass. New master cyl. in trunk Call Larry Dunham 228-671-6216 $7500.00





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