I was still cruising when the movie came out. But it was in my Poor Man's Goat and with my buddy and his straight axle 55 Chevy. The hot spots were Deer Park Ave in Suffolk County and Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County. You didn't see as many rods and customs as you did years before but, they still came out to play. Then came the oil embargoes and the hot rods began running 4 bangers and V6s and that was the beginning of an era for about 10 years. Then came the Boyd revolution. Funny how some people say that rodding died during the late sixties and during the 70s. But, that's the time Walker put together the NSRA and it grew by leaps and bounds. What I believe happened was the rods were parked and covered and and only used for special occasions. AG did indeed push buttons for many people who never knew about the car culture, I'm not talking about what is considered, the Kulture today, I'm talking about the comRODeray among rod and custom owners. Back in the day, we weren't so picky about what was what. You either had a rod or you had a custom or you had a street machine. It was all cool. What happened?