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2005 Saturday Night Downtown Cruise In Car Show Greeneville Tennessee
Sweet Lonie holdin' her spot on Depot Street.
A little shot down the Street.
Lots of Classics present.
Take a look at that Chevelle.
When was the las time you saw a Superbird, and it was a daily driver!?
Just a few more that were on the Street today.
Scored 3rd Place, Clasic Vehicles Visual Concepts Car Show
Thought you'd like a closer look
I be Rollin'
They Be Hatin'
Headin' for the Wood Line
I started to see a trend in the loss of local Cruising Hot Spots. Ladies and Gentleman, if you please, I have been involved in this past time for a little while (hahaha). The loud music is okay, but not in the public. Nobody wants to hear somebody swearing with all his might about poppin' somebody with a Gat and pimpin' Ho's. That is NOT "Good Cruising Ethics". Leave the filthy stuff at home. Smoking burnouts and Drag Racing is for a RACE TRACK, not the Kmart Parking Lot. An uncontrolled environment could cause DEATH. No scare tactics, plain truth. We are loosing our Cruise Spots because "WE" are the ones screwing it up, not the Police. It's their job, and I don't blame them. ONE IDIOT SCREWS IT UP FOR EVERYBODY. Common Sense here folks. It is NOT your right, it is a priviledge. You better know your rights BEFORE you try to exercise them. Loud music can, in some States get you a fine worth the cost of your Head Unit, a Mandatory Court Appearence, and/or, even Drivers Licence Revocation and CONFISCATION OF YOUR RIDE. Save all the SPL, Burn Out, Drag Racing, for the Shows and the Track.
EVERYBODY WILL BE SAFER AND HAPPIER!
YOU CAN'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU...........
Illinois: Cars with Loud Stereos to be Seized
A new Rockford, Illinois ordinance allows police to seize any car based on the accusation that it played loud music.
Loud car stereo This month the city of Rockford, Illinois will begin allowing residents to call the police and have any vehicle seized on the mere accusation that the car used a loud stereo system. Under an ordinance adopted August 20, police can impound any vehicle if police believe it is likely that it played loud music. Cars taken will be held until fines of $150 to $750 are paid -- in addition to a $75 towing fee, a $15 to $20 per day storage fee and a $60 per hour charge if the police officer has to wait more than an hour for the tow truck.
"No person shall operate... any device used to... reproduce any recorded sound if the device is located... in any motor vehicle on the public way and the sound can be heard from 75 feet or more from the device," Ordinance 2007-158-0 states in defining the new crime.
There is no requirement that a police officer responding to a complaint objectively measure sound levels with electronic equipment or even personally witness an alleged offense. Instead, the ordinance states that "hearsay evidence shall be admissible" and that property will be seized upon the assertion of probable cause.
If a motorist believes his car has been unlawfully towed on a Friday after 5pm, he may challenge the taking by "depositing a written request for a hearing in the silver drop box located behind city hall," according to the ordinance. The city must then respond by the following Wednesday. If the registered owner was not driving at the time the car was taken, he will be mailed a letter within ten days. After this time he is given less than fifteen days to request a hearing. The city may then wait another 45 days to schedule a hearing while storage fees accumulate up to $1100.
A hearing officer designated by Rockford will decide under a preponderance of evidence standard whether it is likely the motorist is guilty, in which case the hearing officer's employers will collect the fine and fee revenue from the motorist. If the vehicle's owner does not receive the mailed notice or cannot pay the fees within 30 days, the city will confiscate the vehicle permanently.
The Following Article was taken from Car&Driver dot com.
The End of Cruising
Cities are rapidly outlawing an American rite of passage almost as old as the automobile itself.
BY STEVE GOFMAN, April 2004
Looking in his rearview mirror one warm summer night in 1990, 18-year-old Kevin Scheunemann saw the unwelcome sight of a police car's flashing lights. Scheunemann, an ambitious assistant manager at the Dairy Queen on North Main Street in West Bend, Wisconsin, had been on his way to pick up an ice-cream cake at a second Dairy Queen, on South Main.
As Scheunemann waited for the officer to approach his car, he wondered what he could have done wrong. He wasn't speeding and as far as he knew hadn't broken any other traffic laws.
The officer informed Scheunemann that he'd violated West Bend's "cruising ordinance."
Scheunemann had no idea of the ordinance's existence.
To understand why Scheunemann was pulled over, it's necessary to retrace his steps. Less than two hours before, he had driven from the North Main Dairy Queen to the South Main Dairy Queen to pick up some cups and cones for the North Main store. He then returned to the North Main store but realized he'd forgotten to pick up an ice-cream cake at the South Main shop. So he drove back to get it. Before he got there, he was pulled over.
Scheunemann's three trips down Main Street that night may have seemed entirely innocent, but to the officer, his behavior amounted to cruising.
Defining cruising as "unnecessary, repetitive driving," the West Bend cruising ordinance could be enforced whenever the police saw someone driving past a traffic-control point, designated anywhere on Main Street, three or more times in any two-hour period during the evening hours, as Scheunemann had. The whole thing was enforced at the whim of the witnessing officer.
The cruising ordinance specifically exempted anyone driving for a business reason. Yet despite the fact that Scheunemann was wearing his Dairy Queen uniform and swore to the officer he was on the job, the cop was skeptical. It didn't help that Scheunemann fit the stereotypical cruiser's age demographic.
"The officer's attitude was that I was trying to con him," said Scheunemann, remembering the incident nearly 14 years later. "He couldn't believe an 18-year-old was a manager at a Dairy Queen."
Ultimately, the officer let him go without a citation. But the 20-minute delay cost Scheunemann a reprimand from his boss.
More significant, what happened changed Scheunemann's attitudes and convictions. He was not a cruiser, he was apolitical, yet seeing the kind of power the cruising ordinance gave the police�the power to decide whether a driver's explanation for repetitive driving was legitimate or not�bothered Scheunemann deeply.
"There were laws on the books already that addressed the problems of cruising�noise, disorderly conduct, urinating on people's lawns," said Scheunemann. "It pissed me off."
Today, the popularity of cruising seems greater than ever. Yet it may soon be legislated out of existence. Even cities and towns whose reputations have benefited from their cruising traditions have banned cruising.
The most telling examples are Pasadena, California, made famous by Jan and Dean's song "The Little Old Lady from Pasadena," and Modesto, California, the setting for 1973's American Graffiti and an oasis for cruisers and drag racers. In both cities, cruising is now illegal.
All across America, cities and towns have criminalized cruising at an alarming rate.
To people like Kevin Scheunemann, the anti-cruising trend signals nothing less than an assault on the fundamental right of Americans to freely move about the streets.
Scheunemann initially attempted to fight the West Bend cruising ban through the political process. First, he appealed to the city council. When that didn't work, he ran for election to the council (he lost). But real progress came in 1991, when he organized a mobile rally of cars and pedestrians on Main Street attended by 2000 protesters, many of them noncruisers. The police issued 100 citations for cruising at the rally, including two to Scheunemann. That gave him the legal grounds to challenge the cruising ordinance in court, along with four of his friends who were also cited.
Fortunately for Scheunemann and the four others, Bill Pangman, a constitutional rights attorney in Waukesha who believed in their cause, was willing to represent them pro bono.
"My concern with the cruising laws is the inroads they make turning us into a police state," said Pangman. "Now we have to account for our whereabouts to the police."
The case was heard by a municipal judge in West Bend. He threw out the tickets. That took care of the defendants' personal legal problems, but neither Scheunemann nor the city was content to rest there.
West Bend rewrote its cruising ordinance to require that anyone ticketed had to have shown an intent to cruise, which could be demonstrated by conversing with or hailing other drivers, arm waving, horn blowing, or entering or exiting a car directly from another. The revised ordinance also required that the police allow stopped motorists an opportunity to give a legitimate explanation for driving back and forth.
Theoretically, that protected noncruisers from being ticketed. Nevertheless, Pangman brought a new lawsuit on behalf of Scheunemann, challenging the rewritten ordinance. Pangman argued that it still violated Scheunemann's constitutional right to travel and was therefore invalid. The judges hearing the new lawsuit disagreed, however, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court refused to hear a further appeal, so the law stood.
"The judges were stodgy and unlikely to overturn anything," said Scheunemann, lamenting the outcome. "Their culture was 'Don't rock the boat.'"
Scheunemann, who today sits on the village board of nearby Kewaskum, Wisconsin, and owns five Dairy Queens, including one in West Bend, asked rhetorically, "Is it okay for the government to pull you over and keep you there for 20 minutes while you justify a lawful activity? Is your purpose going to be valid enough? If you're driving back and forth because you enjoy the scenery, is that necessary? Who's to say what is a 'necessary activity'? Is cruising necessary? Letting a cop decide that is very Orwellian."
His attorney, Bill Pangman, concurred. "The judges say we have a right to move about, but it's restricted to moving about for purposes the judges don't find offensive," said Pangman. "The purposes of cruising�associating with others, showing off artistically�are not valued by judges."
For their part, politicians blame cruising for a host of problems, some of which are the natural outcome of having too many cars driving the same street at the same time: congestion, moving violations, lack of access for emergency vehicles, loss of business by local merchants, pollution, danger to pedestrians, and noise from car exhausts and loud stereos. Other problems are more serious, including violent crime, prostitution, and gang activity.
Alex Padilla, president of the Los Angeles City Council, recalls a sunnier time of Southern California cruising that contrasts sharply with today's realities.
"When I was a kid growing up in the San Fernando Valley, cruising was a social activity, looking for girls," he said.
"But by the time I got to the city council, there were gangs involved, also looking for girls, but with a different way of dealing with things. There were incidents of shootings and fatalities on cruise nights. Not all cruisers were gang members, just a small percentage. But there was the 'few bad apples' effect. The shootings really caused an uproar."
The evidence of the connection between crime and cruising is compelling:
Since 1991, reports of fighting, loitering, and trespassing associated with cruising in South Salt Lake, Utah, have increased six-fold, and 911 calls related to cruising increased from 14 between July 2001 and June 2002 to 110 the following year, according to police there.
In 2000, the city council of Tucson, Arizona, blamed cruising for a shooting that left three people dead and six wounded. Between April and August 2002, Tucson experienced nine assaults and 15 incidents of disorderly conduct, all along the cruising stretch of Fourth Avenue. Police also attributed two riots to cruising on Fourth Avenue.
In November 2002, gang members shot a 16-year-old and a 21-year-old during a cruise night in Salinas, California. That led to a police crackdown during cruise nights and the arrest of gang members with weapons in their cars.
In May 2003, teenage girls out cruising in Milwaukee were caught on tape trashing a car with baseball bats. The tape aired on Good Morning America.
Almost every state and city has existing laws that prohibit assault, excessive noise, reckless driving, prostitution, and other problems typically associated with cruising. Some suggest congestion could be combated by diverting traffic or by closing streets to all but emergency vehicles.
But those other methods can be expensive and time-consuming for police officers. As the popularity of cruising rose, authorities began looking at ways to prohibit cruising itself, not just its by-products. Thus were born the modern anti-cruising laws.
In 1988, when York, Pennsylvania, put its anti-cruising ordinance into effect and began large-scale enforcement, David Lutz, the owner of Dealin' Dave's Speed Shop in nearby Red Lion, felt it in his cash register. With a business that sold speed equipment, tires, wheels, and exhaust systems, Lutz relied on cruisers for 30 percent of his business.
So Lutz, a cruiser himself whose preferred rides are his two Ford Mustangs (a 1966 fastback and 1970 Boss 302), sued the city in federal court, arguing that York's anti-cruising ordinance violated the U.S. Constitution and "the American way of life."
"The law targeted young people who couldn't afford to fight it," Lutz recalls. "It focused on the activity of cruising instead of the problems some cruisers were causing."
The judge hearing Lutz's case didn't have much sympathy for Lutz or for cruising. Although the judge said that use of the public streets is "a constitutionally protected liberty interest," he ruled that York's cruising ordinance could be justified by the city's legitimate interest in the "orderly flow of motorized traffic." Lutz's case wasn't helped by the judge's assertion that cruising amounted to use of the streets for "the purposes of amusement only."
hat didn't dissuade Lutz. He contested the decision before a federal appeals court. This time, a significant ruling was issued, one that has been relied on by every judge faced with a challenge to an anti-cruising law since, including the judges who heard the Scheunemann case. The outcome, however, wasn't any better for cruisers.
The judges who took Lutz's appeal ruled that cruising was a part of the fundamental right to travel within a state's borders, but they still approved the cruising ordinance. It didn't matter, they said, that York probably could have come up with better ways of battling congestion and other side effects of cruising, such as stricter enforcement of minimum speed limits and other traffic laws. Cities, they said, are given broad leeway to write traffic laws without violating the Constitution.
Ultimately, it was money that ended Lutz's fight�his decision not to pour any more into yet another appeal�but he's still concerned about the cruising ordinance. "The courts are prejudiced against cruisers and young people. If York now, where next?"
Despite the unambiguous slap to cruisers handed down by the Lutz case, others have since challenged cruising ordinances in court.
A year after the Scheunemann case, cruisers enjoyed a paper victory in Anoka, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb once known as the cruising capital of the state. In May 1993, 19-year-old Jason Stallman was ticketed for violating Anoka's cruising ordinance even though he wasn't joy riding. In fact, he was ticketed while driving a stock four-door family sedan on his way to a Burger King.
0404_cruising_carl.jpgStallman got in touch with a local attorney, Carl Newquist, who agreed that Anoka had enacted the cruising ordinance, along with an unusually harsh loitering law, specifically to keep teenagers off the streets.
"The police philosophy," said Newquist, "was to stop teenagers from congregating. They thought that would help with the local drug problem. They were arresting kids left and right."
In fact, the cruising and loitering ordinances had been used almost exclusively to discriminate against teenagers, according to Newquist.
Newquist believed the ordinance was flawed in that it allowed the police to select a floating, nebulous traffic-control point anywhere they chose�without notice to anyone. That meant a noncruiser could get cited for cruising simply by looking for a parking space or picking up friends in different parts of town.
After losing at trial, Newquist appealed the case and won. The judges who heard the appeal seemed suspicious of the police department's motives and declared the Anoka ordinance an unconstitutional infringement of the right to travel. "It is clear from the Anoka Police Department's statement of the problem that this ordinance is aimed at an 'undesirable' class of people," the judges wrote in their decision, "namely, teenagers who come to downtown Anoka to be there and, in the vernacular, 'hang out.'"
Nevertheless, the judges said if the Anoka ordinance had been written like the ordinance challenged by Scheunemann in West Bend�specifically, its provision allowing a pulled-over motorist a chance to offer a legitimate explanation for driving back and forth�it would have been upheld.
So Anoka rewrote its cruising ordinance, using the West Bend ordinance as a guide.
The challenges continued. In 1990, 25-year-old graduate student Diane Brandmiller, who claimed she was not a cruiser by nature, had taken West Allis, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, to court over its cruising ordinance. Brandmiller was the first person ticketed for cruising in West Allis, whose cruising ordinance required only that drivers pass a traffic-control point more than twice in any two-hour period, but did not require the police to allow drivers a chance to explain.
"I think Checkpoint Charlie was taken down in Europe and put up here," said Brandmiller in statements to the press at the time. "Cruising's a Milwaukee tradition. I expect my parents were cruisers."
Bill Pangman, the attorney who represented Scheunemann in nearby West Bend, filed the challenge to the constitutionality of the West Allis ordinance and similar ordinances in two other Milwaukee suburbs.
In the wake of the Stallman case in Minnesota, the big question was whether the Wisconsin courts would also require that cruising ordinances allow motorists an opportunity for explanation. The answer was no, as the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1996 upheld the West Allis ordinance. Brandmiller's ticket stood.
The outcome of the Brandmiller case left Pangman discouraged. "I don't trust the courts to really embrace the legal issues. They have been rationalists and apologists for the police."
In 2000, Utah became the next staging ground for a cruising-law challenge, this time from an even more unlikely "cruiser." Official legislative records identifying the side effects of cruising in Salt Lake City's downtown State Street district included assaults (900 in the two years before Salt Lake City would enact a cruising ban), disturbing the peace, and two murders, one of them involving the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy when two cruiser groups challenged each other. Such facts formed the basis for the city's decision to write an anti-cruising law.
In July 2000, 57-year-old Ken Larsen, a University of Utah medical research professor and well-known local libertarian, got a ticket for cruising on the very night the city's anti-cruising law went into effect.
Larsen's intent was clear�to test the law. He was cited after driving past a traffic-control point five times in a red 1979 Ford Thunderbird, yelling out the window at police and all but begging for a ticket with signs plastered all over his car reading, "End the Police State Street Brutality."
"It's silly to make something illegal the third time you do it, but perfectly legal the first two," said Larsen of the cruising ordinance.
Larsen's complaints against the cruising ban are numerous, and he offers many theories why the law is so rigorously enforced.
"The cruising ordinance was based on two factors," said Larsen. "First, there were wealthy people in high-rise apartments at the north end of State Street. Perhaps they were annoyed or embarrassed by the cruisers. Then, there was freeway construction that diverted traffic onto State Street. The resulting congestion was dealt with by banning cruising.
"I think it was unacceptable to put the burden on the young people who were harmlessly having a good time. There was absolutely nothing, in my opinion, that cruisers might do that was harmful or dangerous that was not already illegal."
Larsen got his wish to fight Salt Lake City's ordinance in court and opted to represent himself. His defense must have been compelling theater, as he offered up some novel arguments against the citation. They included violation of free speech (claiming that cruising is an expression of youthful rebellion), freedom of religion (claiming that cruising is as much a religious exercise as Easter egg hunting), and equal protection (claiming that the ordinance discriminated against the subculture of cruisers).
The trial court, the court of appeal, and the Utah Supreme Court each tersely rejected his arguments.
Larsen still takes issue with the cruising ordinance. "What upsets me is I'm the only one who bothered to challenge this stupid law through the courts," he said. "It proves the government is free to do whatever it pleases."
Outside of court, cruisers and those who advocate their rights have raised a host of policy arguments against the cruising laws. For example, some have argued that the cruising laws are enforced only against minorities, or at least in a manner that targets only those deemed socially undesirable.
Others have argued that the cruising laws are costly to enforce and distract police from more important matters while they man checkpoints and log license plates into laptop computers. On that topic, Alex Padilla, the Los Angeles City Council president, pointedly asked, "Should the officer be enforcing the cruising ordinance when there's a shooting a block away?"
The experience of the Sunset Strip portion of Sunset Boulevard, which straddles West Hollywood and Hollywood, California, seems to bear that out.
In the late '90s, the Sunset Strip became not only the place for Hollywood's beautiful people to see and be seen but also the place for teens from all over the Los Angeles area to cruise. Ironically, the influx of cruisers on the Sunset Strip was partly the result of a cruising crackdown on Hollywood and Crenshaw boulevards in next-door Los Angeles, which forced the cruisers to find new turf.
Two years ago, the Los Angeles Police Department formed a joint task force with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the California Highway Patrol to battle cruising on the Sunset Strip.
But the going has been tough, acknowledges LAPD officer Asta Webster, who admits that monitoring the ban is time-consuming and labor-intensive. Police must log in license plates, retrieve the information, and then issue tickets. On a typical night, between 45 and 65 officers are engaged in monitoring the Sunset Strip. From May 5 to August 28, 2003, a staggering 10,000 citations were given out for violations of the cruising ordinance and other related ordinances (illegal vehicle modifications, for example). And yet, almost unbelievably, cruising continues on the Sunset Strip.
Some municipalities have asked themselves whether it really makes sense to define cruising simply by how many times a driver passes a random point on the road. When St. Louis tried to enact a cruising ban in 1999, it failed to get the law on the books for exactly that reason.
As one St. Louis alderman told reporters at the time, "Police have 100 ways of dealing with cruisers. We aren't willing to give them 101 ways."
Someday, maybe, the authorities will hold cruising in the same positive esteem it once enjoyed. But until then, keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, and watch for that police officer hiding behind the bushes keeping a tally of your trips to see Grandma.
Steve Gofman is a practicing corporate attorney who lives in Los Angeles. In his youth, he cruised the suburbs of Chicago in a blue 1974 Pontiac Trans Am. The cases cited were originally discussed in greater detail in an article Gofman wrote for the Brandeis Law Journal.
I�ve run this page before. I have updated it as fast as I received details from my readers.
Keep it coming everybody!
This is where everybody starts to benefit somehow.......WHERE DO YOU CRUISE????
All you guys that have gave me input so far.......Ya'll ROCK!
You send me the details in my email Sweet_Lonie@yahoo.com about where you cruise. City, State, Street, Local Hang Out. I start building us a way to find others with the same interests we do. NO SPAM. You will be reported. I'm Corporate level here, so don't try it. You've been warned.
WHERE DO YOU CRUISE?
ROUTE 66THE MOTHER ROAD
The most famous Route in the United States.
This thing stretches from Chicago Illinois, to L.A. California
Not enough info can be given about this Route. It is seated forever in Cruising History. They made MOVIES about this Route across America. Check it out. To many Web Sites to list.
Here is one of the Vast Number of Web Sites.
Detroit, Michigan...MOTOR CITY BABY
Biggest Cruise event in THE WORLD!!!! (statement is open for debate at this time.)
This mid-summer classic celebrates the heydays of the Fifties and Sixties when Woodward was the heart and soul of American cruising in the city that put America on wheels. Combined with the music and fashions of the era, the Woodward Dream Cruise celebrates the nostalgia of bygone days in the cars that made them so special.
Cruisers and spectators will be driving along a 16-mile route of nine communities including Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac (the birthplace of Sweet Lonie) and Royal Oak.
Although many communities host events during the preceding days and nights, the Woodward Dream Cruise officially takes place 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2006.
Here is the WEB SITE. It is totally worth a visit.
WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Fairplain Plaza / Shopping Center. Huge parking Lot. Friday nights, and Saturday Nights. Use to be a really hot spot when I was a kid. Anybody care to confirm the location? They still there? Henry's Hamburgers is located there. Best darn Burgers and Fries. Can buy them by the pound. Cheap. Alot of the Classics hung out there.
Another great Car Show and Cruise is the ST. IGNACE CAR SHOW. Great Cars and awesome scenery.
*Thanks Phillip, doubledang!
Greeneville Tennessee, Tusculum Blvd.
This local cruise route runs from the Commons (Kmart Parking Lot), west and east, along Tusculum Blvd, to the McDonalds. It is restricted with NO CRUISING signs from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., so you cruise at your own risk. The local P.D. informed me that this is posted in this fashion because it is a heavy traveled ambulance route. If you cruise here, stay to the huge parking lot at Kmart but please work with the Police that patrol the area. Maybe we can get this to be a safe and approved activity someday.
Greeneville Tennessee, Big Lots.
Andrew Johnson Highway.
Major local Classic Car action on Friday and Saturday Night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the Summer Months.
It's worth a visit.
Every summer, June time frame, Marshfield has a Car Show with a Cruise this will be its 25th Annual Dairy Fest, a weekend full of fun and entertainment! Arts & Craft vendors, mayor�s breakfast, carnival, specialty car show/cruise, large parade, great food and beer gardens. Also Marshfield has Hub City Days, which is in July, which also features a car show/cruise.
*Great info Hooker, tempoglracer
San Bernardino, California, E Street.
"E" Street in San Bernardino is a 60-year-old Cruise Route. It's the premier street to cruise in southern California. They hold the Route 66 (see, what I tell ya!) Rendezvous car show and cruise/parade there every year. It's a four-day event that draws 2600 (one for each mile of Route 66) classic and antique cars and trucks and 600,000 people every year.
*Thanks out to Mike, SONOFVANITCH, for that info.
-----#Special little Tid-Bit. Thanks again Mike.-----
The McDonald brothers built the first McDonalds ever built anywhere on the corner of 14th and "E" St. in the mid 1940s. It is now the site of the McDonalds Museum and the Route 66 (See! There it is again!) Hall of fame. Next-door is the Veterans museum. Ray Kroc used to sell milk shake machines and was impressed with the way McDonalds was organized and bought McDonalds from the brothers for $2,000,000.00 and leased their name for $1,000,000.00. Ray Kroc then started building other McDonalds with the first being built in Chicago. That is why some people think McDonalds started in Chicago but the fact remains it started in San Bernardino. They used to have carhops on roller skates. Hamburgers were 15 cents, fries 10 cents, sodas, 10 and 15 cents, milk shakes were 20 cents and apple pies were 10 cents. They had cheeseburgers for 19 cents and double burgers were 29 cents with double cheeseburgers at 35 cents. SONOFVANITCH (Mike) was a night manager and worked for the McDonald Bros. for almost five years. In those days if you didn't hang out at that particular McDonalds you were nobody. It was a gathering place for all the "E" St. cruisers. All the car clubs and motorcycle clubs hung out there. Another thing San Bernardino is the birthplace of the first van club in the world which SONOFVANITCH is a member of and also the birthplace of the "Hells Angels". In the beginning the "Hells Angels" were sponsored by our police dept. but soon lost that sponsorship and became an outlaw gang. One of the more quaint things on Route 66 is the Wigwam Hotel. It is a bunch of buildings resembling tepees that have been there since the 30s and still draw a lot of visitors. Now there is some good old Americana Trivia for ya!
Riverside California, Market Street.
Need more info. Anybody have any input? Let me know.
*Thanks again Mike!
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
In the big town of Wilkesboro (which isn�t big at all) on Fri and Sat nights mostly, go to the old K-Mart that went out of business, right off of Hwy 421 in Wilkesboro, NC. Plus, during the summer and early fall, every other sat night they have what is called an "Oldies Cruise" at Jacks Diner, where everyone brings their old hot rods and park and you can look at all of the old cars and trucks.
*Thanks to Brent, Z714U2NV.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Local Cruise hangout is at Racers Edge off Capital Blvd. and just in the immediate area.
* Thanks Ryan, eastcoastsho
Has a free cruise every fourth Saturday of month, June September.
*Thanks RJ, rj_lyn
Has free cruises every third Saturday, June September.
*Thanks RJ, rj_lyn
Has free cruises ever first Saturday of the month, may-September.
*Thanks RJ, rj_lyn
Has a huge cruise, in august. Cost is $10. Will let everybody know if this changes.
*Thanks RJ, rj_lyn
Got a report of Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville, Longmont, and Denver, being cruised all over. In the summer Main St. in Longmont is often cruised by many classics & new gen. rides, and there is often a gathering at the Sonic Drive In at the north end of Main St.
*Thanks Ryan, locksmith420
Des Moines (also known to the locals as DMI)
The Big Spot for Cruising is in the Heart of City. Downtown DMI (AKA) "The Loop� is an 8-block route on Friday/Saturday nights. Please work with local Law Enforcement, and obey the traffic laws. The Police will set up road blocks and give tickets to people for broken windshields, headlights out, etc, etc, etc. WARNING!!! Street Racing is ILLEGAL, but there is also some street racing going on.
*Thanks Brock, JDENFORCER