Scrapin the Coast 2017
Breaking All Attendance Records
For the past 15 years, Scrapin the Coast has blown through the Mississippi coast, breaking all attendance records and weather records for heat. In the four days leading up to the 2017 Scrapin event, Tropical Storm Cindy hit the entire city of Biloxi and dumped more than 14 inches of rain in its wake. The morning of the show had promoters Greg Miller and Ronny Tolar concerned, but to their delight, over 1,700 vehicles entered the show grounds to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the show that put Biloxi, Mississippi on the truck-culture map.
As spectator attendance goes, the first couple hours of scattered rain for didn’t sway the 13,000 spectators that came to enjoy the exciting event. The title sponsor Budweiser had plenty of locations where they could stop and grab a drink along the way. Other sponsors included Advanced Audio, American Force Wheels, American Racing, Atturo Tire, Cool Cars, Fallen Mindz, GVG, Keg Media, KIK, Slam Specialties, Sparkles Detail, Specialty Forged, Welch’s Chop Shop, Viair, and Vincent Designs.
Some of the top award winners were Rusty Seaman, who won Best Fullsize with his Forest Green ’68 Chevy C10, Best Interior winner went to Dennis Ricks with his Cobalt Blue Chevy Tahoe, Carlos Zapata’s immaculate Dark Brown Chevy C10 won Best Paint, and Longest Distance was awarded to Craig Vona for making his trip all the way from Canada, eh? Some of the more prestigious awards went to Dave Schneider, who received the Mad Gear and GrinderTV Choice Award, and Sean Randall, who earned the first ever iHatePhil choice award.
As Greg and Ronny plan their Sweet 16th show for next year, they look back with pride knowing that even a tropical storm couldn’t keep people away from what is considered the largest and best show in Mississippi. For more information and upcoming dates, log on to www.ScrapinTheCoast.com.