Scrapin' the Coast has been going on now for 5 years and has become the fastest growing show in the south, perhaps even the country. Despite some on-again/off-again rain showers on Saturday the show was a huge success and, for the first time, included indoor vehicle displays and vendor booths. In addition to the slick rides and tons of vendors on hand the crowds were entertained all weekend long by numerous events put on by the STC crew including a burnout competition, live bands, and drag racing at the Gulfport Dragway. The track was also host to the STC bikini contest and after-party (I use the word 'bikini' loosely as this contest is known for getting pretty wild).
Sunday was a typical brutal hot & humid southern summer day but this didn't slow down the steady flow of spectators rolling into the show. Once again the grounds had filled to capacity and pretty soon it was time for awards with the guys from STC handing out some of the coolest trophies around. The 'Best Of' trophies were all custom-painted wake boards while the club participation awards were 8', 6', and 4' surfboards painted in designs just as cool as the others.
Next year's event is already being planned and will be held at what will be the newly renovated Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Keep an eye on www.scrapinthecoast.com for all of the details and be sure and make plans to make the trek out for 2009!
The Show Lowdown
Name: Scrapin' the Coast
Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
Date: June 21-22, 2008
Total vehicles in attendance: 2060
Spectator attendance: 13,000+
Huge turnout, offsite drive-thru registration & judging, tons of vendors, indoor show area, DJ's and live bands all day, cool 'Best Of' trophies.
* Burnout competition
* Bikini contest
* Drag racing at track
Empress Audio & Marine, KEG Media, LoGear Clothing, Keef's Rod & Custom, Gulfport Dragway, Kicker Car Audio, Kustomz Ink Klothing, Bud Light, Allen Scion, Never Satisfied Customs, BAD
LoGear Clothing, Empress Audio & Marine, RNR Custom Wheels, SuicideDoors.com, Wise Choice Audio, EZ Wheels, Advanced Audio, Sound Solutions, House of Sounds
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You gotta admit, he has determination!
Yeah folks, that's rubber. A lot of it.
This guy proposed at the after-party. Slow down on those drinks there fella.
The bikini contest & after-party was a huge crowd pleaser!