Picayune could be a destination

Published 7:00 am Saturday, June 13, 2015

Friday I took a ride around town to get a look at the many hot rods that came into Picayune for a visit.

I’ve always been infatuated with the idea of owning a classic car.

However, the price tag is a bit much at this point. A good classic car can cost upwards of $50,000. That’s quite an investment for something you probably won’t want to use on your daily commute.

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But it’s much more than driving around in a car that turns heads.

It’s really about owning a piece of history. These cars show how automobiles have evolved better engines, suspension and fuel economy. One day I hope to have enough extra cash laying around to buy a glimpse into the evolution of the automobile. Maybe when I retire.

I’ve always had a penchant for rare things, especially cars. When I see an unusual car I take strides to find out about its make, features and specifications.

That’s what I like so much about car shows. In that regard, the Boulevard Cruisers are one of my favorite attractions at the biannual Street Festival.

So Friday when hundreds of classic and custom cars rode through our little city, it was a bit exciting to ogle them for a bit.

Outside of my own enjoyment, the fact that hundreds of cars, and most of all their human occupants, made a visit to Picayune means something.

It means our area is growing. People are starting to notice what our community has to offer. And hopefully they will find our town so enjoyable they may consider becoming a part of helping it grow and succeed into the future.

We can always use new ideas, new businesses and most of all new people to add to our already burgeoning county.