Cruise Over to Panama City Beach, Florida,
for Classic Car Show
edited by Nan Frient
Classic cars, hot rods and the people who love them gear up
for the fourth annual Emerald Coast Cruizin', Mon, Nov. 3 - Sat., Nov. 8, in
Panama City Beach, Florida.
event takes place at Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Parkway, located
in the heart of town. Bring your family and friends for a long weekend of all
things automotive, with music, food and fun all in high gear.
This year's Emerald Coast Cruizin' is presented by the Panama City Beach
Convention & Visitors Bureau, Simon Property Group's Pier Park and O'Reilly Auto
Parts. The event is expected to draw more than 3,000 cars from across the
country. You'll see hot rods; classic, custom and muscle cars; street rods and
competition vehicles from far and wide.
Coast Cruizin' features car displays, Cruizin' for Cash, Night Cruizin' and the
MEGA Swap Meet, where you'll find everything from hubcaps to headlights and
unique auto accessories. Bring a chair and watch the event's signature car
parade or pick up a ride of your own at the Auto Auction, Sat., starting at
noon. [Insert Cruizin Hot Rod picture]
Step back in time to America's golden era with the cult movie classic, "American
Graffiti." Original movie cast members join this year's festivities to celebrate
the film's 35th anniversary with sock-hops, rock n' roll concerts and more. On
Fri., Nov. 4, cruise over to the drive-in diner and theater, featuring soda
fountain treats and a special screening of "American Graffiti."
For classic family fun, head to the children's area, where young ones can
delight in the remote-control Nascar racetrack, a bounce house and more. Another
Emerald Coast Cruizin' favorite is the Burnout Contest. With the audience as
judge, crowd participation determines the winner. Other events include nightly
parties, an Elvis impersonator and live music at local hot spots.
A full schedule of activities can be found in the Emerald Coast Cruizin' event
program online at
http://www.emeraldcoastcruizin.com or by calling 888-299-7892 or
Photos courtesy of Jimbo Perkins, GulfCoast MotorSports