Emerald Coast Cruizin’ kicks off

Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 08:57 AM.

PANAMA CITY — The eighth annual Emerald Coast Cruizin’s Hot Rod by the Beach kicked off Monday at Sea Breeze Health Care in preparation for the weekend festivities.

Tony Betsey lives at Sea Breeze and said he loves the car show visit.

“It reminds me of things I used to see,” Betsey said. “My favorite is the Chevy SS 396 V cam, just the power it had.”

Cheryl Register, activity director for Sea Breeze, said the cars are a big hit.

“They (the residents) love it,” Register said. “The women will do their little poses to take pictures with their favorite cars. Some cars they look forward to seeing every year and of course there are some that are different each year.”

JR Drake, an Emerald Coast Cruizin’ participant, said they love coming down to Sea Breeze to kick off the hot rod show.

“People at nursing homes don’t have people come out to entertain them,” Drake said. “We love to come here; these people are on my heart.”

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