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What street/City did you cruise in High School?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 73super, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. beernut
    Joined: Feb 9, 2008
    Posts: 139

    from solvang

    o-yeah we had a A&W drive in too with rollerskate chick food servers,

    ooooh those were the daysss....:cool:
  2. Back in the 50's we cruised Lake street in Minneapolis and University Av. in Saint Paul. Also remember "Poop Deck Pappy's drive-in near Lake Calhoun at Excelsior Blvd and Lake street west. Boy, that was a long time ago!

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  3. golden31
    Joined: Oct 28, 2007
    Posts: 78

    from Omaha, NE

    Broadway and around the town square loop. Red Oak Iowa, 54 chevy pick up, 64 chevy impala and a few others through the years between ages 15 and 20. Oh the good days.
  4. Thorkle Rod
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,392

    Thorkle Rod

    A friend of mine had a 48 Austin with a 327 and Muncie and he used do little wheelies through that A&W until one day he brake an "A" frame. I used to cruise with him in it, it was definatley a death trap over 50 MPH.
  5. kkoacolonel
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 964

    from Union,NJ

    Hylan Blvd in Staten Island.The cruise was at Masters' Dept store then we cruised down the Blvd to Russo's Diner for burgers,coffee,and a lot of bs.There were mostly customs parked in front of the diner
  6. Budro35
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
    Posts: 114


    Back in the 60's when I lived in Mansfield Ohio I cruised Park Avenue West and hung out at Manner's Big Boy. We would also cruise out to Porky's on the East side of town. Great food, cool cars and pretty ladies!!! :D Wow what a flash back :rolleyes:
  7. cheviac
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 28

    from new jersey

    Ran on St. Georges ave. from Perth Amboy to Elizabeth New Jersey. Had to be about 25 miles between them and racing from light to light all the way. Then turn around and go the other way. I guess they would call that cruising. Ran a 1958 Chevy Del Ray with a 348, three twos, solid cam and 4 speed. I wish to hell I had it now.
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  8. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 47,963


    I started cruising Speedway when I turned 16 in 1977, it was fun, but it died off in the mid 80s. There sure were a lot of cars out on the middle of town there. Bob's (at swan) was kind of the center of it all wasn't it?
  10. bkap
    Joined: Dec 2, 2007
    Posts: 119


    By then I was way gone from Tucson (came back in '80) but do remember more and more people hanging out at the strip malls and Bob's along Speedway during the '70s on return visits home. In the late '60s, folks would meet at the Craycroft Johhny's and head out to the Catalina Highway for some midnight drags before there was much home building out there. After the policia broke up the drags (they'd turn on their lights miles before they got there, providing ample warning for those paying attention,) you'd find all sorts of guys back at Johnny's, recapping headers and dusting off their cars after their through-the-desert getaways. :D
  11. Hoptup Jalop
    Joined: Sep 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,118

    Hoptup Jalop

  12. Tank
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 749


    Park Ave {The Miricle Mile}, Mansfield, Ohio. Still go there during the summer!
  13. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,283


    Cruised Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles during the mid '70's...nuff said!
  14. buckeye_01
    Joined: Jun 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,441


    Those were my spots as well. Started a little later than you though, 87-88ish. That was a LOT of fun. McDonald's and Burger King on Central were the REAL hot spots too. Lot's of trash talkin took place there. Super Shops was a parking spot of mine too. I got 2 tickets in one night on Mill for cruising. It was kind of hard for a sub lime green Challenger to blend in with the other cars. I really missed it when they put the kabosh on it. Lot's of memories there. We used to head east down McDowell to about 7th st to turn around. My friends would stand up in the car (68 Camaro convertible) and flick pennies at the hookers. Good ol fashioned innocent fun!!
  15. greasemonkey060
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 212


    Shit! I didn't think ANYONE here would know of Lower river road! That's the only place I was back in Highschool. Drinkin, shootin, or racing!

    Yeah it was the "gut". Hwy 99 turns into Main (hwy 99 being the north end of town).
  16. BenD
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,591

    Alliance Member

    I cruised Kearney St. in Springfield, Monett and the Branson loop in the late 80's. Summer of '88 was the last summer Kearney was open, the city enacted a cruising ordinance that fall.

    I drove a black '56 Chevy 2-Dr post, my best friend had a chevy luv stepside with a 283 in it. Good times.
  17. blojectedj
    Joined: Nov 9, 2009
    Posts: 117

    from oklahoma

    Kickapoo street Shawnee Oklahoma, cruise through the Brown Derby drive-in, A&W drive-in etc. Graduated in 75, still cruisin Kickapoo and the Brown Derby!!!:D
  18. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,005

    Bert Kollar

    Lakeshore Blvd Manners Big Boy Cleveland Ohio in my brand new '56 Chevy DelRay coupe, Inca silver which was a 1955 Caddy Eldorado color from the factory
  19. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    from shelton,wa

    82nd was the first street race I was ever in.(1969) i was in the 7th grade riding shotgun in my cousins 62 T-Bird. we were kicking evreyone asses when a GTO comes up on us. My cousin hammers it , we did good till he stepped on the long skinny pedal and just plain left us. I was in shock! my cousin looks over and says Fuckin Tripower. never did catch that guy
  20. stinsonart
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 359


    Woodward Avenue was/is my beat. New 2010 Woodward T-shirts will be ready mid-July! email: for details!


  21. wally55
    Joined: Jan 25, 2009
    Posts: 98


    Main street in green bay,the late 80's.In a 57 ford ranchero.Lots of fun
  22. Chance it
    Joined: Mar 26, 2009
    Posts: 89

    Chance it

    There's got to be more folks out there that cruised Genesee St in Waukegan. You could sit thru a lite 3 x's! People from (N) Kenosha, (S) North Chicago and (W) Grayslake would be there every nite in summer and Friday to Sunday during school. So many really great cars you had a blast just looking at the custom paint jobs or watching a challenge between lites (they held up traffic) laid down for the race later. Sailors from Great Lakes would bring their cars (though it wasn't always safe for them) and challenge the local talent. AND the police were generally cool too. I think even they appreciated the cars. Great time. Oh and gnichols (2) of my cousins graduated in '67. My cousin Rich Fonda had a couple well known cars and bike. Then he went to Viet Nam end of '67.
  23. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    My era was 74 thru 79. Drove a 70 big block 4 spd. Challenger with a few mods. Ran 11.40 a Carlsbad in Ca.when I sold it. Was fast for the times not so much now. Was the only car I wish I had back.
  24. choke
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 323


    San Rafael, Calif. 4th street.when they were filming American Graffiti. East 14th street in San Leandro, Calif. El Camino in Northern California Peninsula Bay Area. 1969-1972
  25. idaho64
    Joined: Mar 16, 2007
    Posts: 2

    from Idaho


    Did you ever cruise Riverside in Spokane? That was one busy street back in the 70's. I used to cruise it in a pink '56 caddy, of all things.
  26. ol gasser
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 333

    ol gasser
    from here

    Livingston ave in new brunswick N.J also asbury park near the stone pony. !969 t0 1976
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  27. Rusty65
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 58

    from Florida

    Pensacola Beach!!!
  28. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Good to see someone on here knows of the place.. best racing in the Portland/ Vancouver area I think..
  29. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 988

    from long beach

    austin hwy at the bun and barrel

    street light right out front and straight onto the highway drags all night!!!!
  30. paint helper John
    Joined: Jun 10, 2009
    Posts: 13

    paint helper John
    from oregon

    Hey Randy
    Remember those days and places well. A good friend and I put 300 miles on his 51 Chevy coupe one night and didn't leave the city limits. Couldn't stay awake that long now!!

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