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Gov. Bryant cruising to Biloxi because 'storm is weakening'

Governor Bryant driving his 1955 Chevrolet Nomad to Crusin' the Coast in 2012. Governor Bryant driving his 1955 Chevrolet Nomad to Crusin' the Coast in 2012.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is on his way to Biloxi. Despite Tropical Storm Karen still spinning in the Gulf of Mexico, the governor just sent out a tweet that said, "I'm taking my Nomad down to Cruisin the Coast."

In that tweet, Bryant said, "We're still keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Karen, but it looks like the storm is weakening."

A spokesman for Bryant expects the governor and his 1955 Chevrolet Nomad to arrive in Biloxi by 4:00 p.m.

A visit to Cruisin' the Coast is an annual tradition for the governor, who showed off his classic car at last year's event.

"I have had it since I was 16. I bought it for $450, from the guy I worked for" Bryant said in 2012. "I wouldn't sell it for anything. I am going to let my children fight over it. A big day in the estate sale."

Bryant said the Nomad was his high school car, and he wouldn't sell it for anything in the world.

"I do all the mechanical work. My dad was a mechanic, so he taught us how to do that. So I have done all the mechanical work, rebuilt the motor, ah just about everything on it, that has been done, I have done it."

The Nomad even has the original vacuum operated windshield wipers and original orange bolts on the engine.

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