Street cruising is a pastime that transcends generations. Whether hopping onto a scooter, motorcycle or into a 1932 Ford coupe or a 2015 Chevy Impala, the goal is the same. Get out, get with some friends, and be seen. The slow drives through downtown “strips” have been covered in dozens of movies, tv shows, and documentaries, and it looks like they aren’t fading away anytime soon.
Cruising, like lowriding, doesn’t have much of a history before World War II. This can be explained by most families conserving gas money during the Great Depression. Even earlier, there might have been some cruising in the Roarin’ Twenties, but cars were still new, unreliable, and only an option for the wealthiest of teens.… Read the rest