Local Cruise nights

DavyJ

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2017, 04:58:07 PM »
 ;D
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DavyJ

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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2017, 05:01:31 PM »
 ;D
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jaded iconoclast

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2017, 08:25:02 PM »
I was hoping to go to one and post photos here, but the way things are shaping up, I don't think I am going to manage to make it to one this year. Maybe when I get home I will post some pics from some last year. :-[

Tom

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2017, 09:35:20 PM »
Great pics, Dave!  thank you for sharing them with us.

jaded iconoclast

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2017, 09:55:14 PM »
Great pics, Dave!  thank you for sharing them with us.
I like the Gremlin. Hot rod gremlins always kinda make me smile inside.

jaded iconoclast

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2017, 10:01:29 PM »
I don't know if it was just a local thing, but we always called the '71-'74 chargers "anteaters". And we were mostly Mopar guys! ;D like the maroon Beaumont and yellow Le Mans.

DavyJ

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2017, 10:08:53 PM »
Great pics, Dave!  thank you for sharing them with us.
I like the Gremlin. Hot rod gremlins always kinda make me smile inside.

That is a 401 Gremlin with a 4 speed,  probably quite a rare car!
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Fordors

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2017, 10:10:22 PM »
Seriously George, no joke; is there any car culture in Vietnam? It has spread to many countries, how about there, are they doing cruise nights or anything?
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.

jaded iconoclast

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2017, 03:14:29 AM »
Seriously George, no joke; is there any car culture in Vietnam? It has spread to many countries, how about there, are they doing cruise nights or anything?
No car culture whatsoever. What's interesting is there's a growing underground custom bike scene, based mostly on small displacement bikes modified in what I would loosely describe as a "cafe racer" style. It's been kind of interesting for me to watch, as I have come back roughly once a year for the last ten years, and in that time, it has gone from a tiny handful of bikes with totally homebuilt parts, to the beginnings of small aftermarket companies popping up, and even a few specialist bike building shops.
It's kind of like if I had started making annual trips to So-Cal in the late 1930's, and right now it's say around 1945-6. I have really seen it right from the beginnings, and the parallels with the birth of hot ridding back home have been very noticeable.
One thing that I have noticed last trip and this trip, that I think is probably a threat to the grass-roots modified bike scene, the economy is really taking off here, and people have a lot more money, and guys can afford to import Ducatis and Japanese sport bikes now. That might kill it off, I don't know.
But the car scene here is all about Mercedes, Lexus (is the plural of Lexus Lexi?) and expensive SUV's, I don't think there will ever be a modified car scene here.

jaded iconoclast

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2017, 03:19:10 AM »
Great pics, Dave!  thank you for sharing them with us.
I like the Gremlin. Hot rod gremlins always kinda make me smile inside.

That is a 401 Gremlin with a 4 speed,  probably quite a rare car!

And Thrush Outsiders to boot!

Red

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2017, 04:11:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing some cool pics, Dave!!  Having spent our last thirty years here in Chino, there is little in the way of a local cruise night.  There
are plenty of hamburger joints; our favorite is Super Chili Burgers.  It's run by a Greek family... Dad's about 75 and his two boys are in their early
40's; we're GOOD customers!  A few weeks back we noticed a flyer in the window for a car show complete with a DJ... finally, something to do not
too far from home for a change.  Our friends down the street "towed" their '67 Bug... we drove ours.  A good time was had by all!

Red

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2017, 04:14:39 PM »
 :)

Red

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #44 on: August 13, 2017, 04:19:36 PM »
 ;)  That's IT!

DavyJ

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2017, 04:43:52 PM »
That little Nova wagon would be a great second car......I could see my wife getting the groceries in that!
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Lil32

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2017, 06:57:50 PM »
Thanks Jim
next year we will have to head down from San Dimas
and try a burger
Noel


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jaded iconoclast

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Re: Local Cruise nights
« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2017, 09:00:32 PM »
:)
The VW "el Camino" with the olds transaxle is WILD!