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Do any cities have Friday and Saturday night cruises like "back in the day?"
Posted December 28 2012 08:46 PM by Chris Phillip 
Filed under: Editorials, Other Pontiacs, 1960 Pontiac Cars, Chris Phillip

Friday night

If you grew up in the 1960s, 70s, or 80s, you remember how much fun you had cruising in your Pontiac (or your parents') on Friday and Saturday nights.

 In most cities, this great tradition has gone the way of the drive-in theater. In other words, it's gone.

High Performance Pontiac wants to know if there's still a city in the United States where souped up muscle cars cruise on Friday and Saturday nights.

If you know of one, tell us all about it.


Good topic, I remember the cruising days, Friday and Saturday were the best, I was fortunate to partake in the late 70s early 80s in the Miami/Ft.Lauderdale area, we cruised all year long to very late night hours. I left the area in 1983, from old friends living there still I heard old school cruising in South Florida has changed to parking lot shows were many Porche's Ferrari's and Lambo's are the main attraction. Boring! Through out the years I have seen this practice dwindle to nothing in the 7 state's Ive lived in since. Except for the Grand Daddy of them all "Woodward Ave" north of 8 mile road, Im not even mentioning dream cruise week, when the weather is good you will find many cruisers going up and down this road and it does not have to be Fri. or Sat (even tho these 2 nights are packed with cruisers), any day of the week you will see people cruising and hanging out at local hot spots. On a lesser scale Gratiot Rd. on the east side is another area were there is still old school cruising once again north of 8 mile road.These two cruising area's are still going strong today (Jan 2013), not even Hot Rodding's birth place SoCal, San Diego or Los Angeles CA. to be exact were I lived from 2006 to 2011 came close to it when it comes to old school night cruising with souped up muscle cars as you put it. I think cruising has died because our culture has changed with more things available to do by both young and old, a lot more cops on the beat with nothing better to do than telling people to move on and not loiter etc. As for the older cruisers, a lot of them do not like being out late for various reasons, some people I know are afraid to be out once the sun goes down and scurry home to put the car away in the garage, some other's can not see at night. Luckily for me I have not yet reached that stage.

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