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The Governor is one of thousands of classic car enthusiasts in town for "Cruisin' the Coast".

"Cruisin' the Coast" with Little Fear of Tropical Storm Karen

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Governor Phil Bryant (R-Mississippi) was "Cruisin' the Coast" on Saturday afternoon despite early weather threats from Tropical Storm Karen.

He drives a 1955 Chevy Nomad.

"She drives like a dream. I just rebuilt the carburetor, spark plugs this week," Gov. Bryant said.

He bought the car in 1970 for just $450 but it's been kept up over that time.

But if you ask him how many miles are on it...

"It's hard to tell because the speedometer's never worked on it," Gov. Bryant said.

The Governor is one of thousands of classic car enthusiasts in town for "Cruisin' the Coast".

"It's just one of the few car shows where you get to drive your car and burn gas and have fun. Do what they're intended to be doin'," Mike Danielson, 1955 Chevy Pro Street Owner, said.

It's Danielson's 17th trip to the Gulf Coast. He said he knows that this time around that Tropical Storm Karen posed a threat.

But his buddy Robert Nathanson with his '63 Impala SS said he isn't worried.

"We have a place to park the cars. It's away from the weather. And it's going to blow through before the event starts so if the cars get wet, the cars get wet," Nathanson said.

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