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oh memories

Lenoir, NC

#41 Feb 8, 2013
I was part of the last generation to cruise Lenoir in the mid 90's. Lenoir decided it was a nuisance and put up the no cruising signs all over Lenoir, they would set up check points in the downtown area and we couldn't come through more than so many times in an hour. We just adjusted our route and some of us that had more than one vehicle to use would just switch off every hour lmao. The Police stayed pissed off at us.

Our route then was up Harper to behind the FD around and back down making stops at Sonic, city pool hall and Friendly Billiards then out Wilkesboro Blvd down to the Holiday at 18/90. We would stop at Servco, the car wash and Holiday. Then back up 18 right at Burger King to the old walmart then back to Harper.

Lots of fun back then, doing a little drag racing from time to time (gas was about .85 cent a gallon) listening to good music and wondering what the future had in store for us. The whole world was ahead of us but all we could think of was how much fun we were having then. lol if I could go back, glad I got to be part of the last hurrah.
My Conclusions

Hickory, NC

#42 Feb 11, 2013
I have to disagree on the "Good Music" LOL, unless you were listening to classic Rock. Real music died when DISCO came out but thatís another discussion.
oh memories

Lenoir, NC

#44 Feb 11, 2013
My Conclusions wrote:
I have to disagree on the "Good Music" LOL, unless you were listening to classic Rock. Real music died when DISCO came out but thatís another discussion.
We can agree to disagree about that. We listened to lots of classic rock back then late 60's through 70's music, that's what we were raised on. I dont know anyone that ever listened to Disco lol but whatever. Lots of 80's rock and metal but the 90's music scene was our scene and it is quickly becoming the new classic rock. Today's rock is ok but it will never be the same as what we rocked out to in the 90's.
seriously

Hudson, NC

#45 Feb 12, 2013
I was part of the 90s cruising scene as well, 91-95 was the best. (In my opinion) all downhill after that. As far as music goes, Its hard to beat the rock of the late 80s and early 90s. And RAP will NEVER be as good as it was in the early 90s.
outdoorgrl

Lenoir, NC

#46 Feb 15, 2013
I remember crusin' like you do "Seriously"! My crusin' days were 85-87 and they were by far the BEST!! We had a great time and really no trouble! The main complaint I always heard was that people couldn't get thru town... There wasn't anything open in town at that time of night... What did you need to get thru for?? Alot of good time and great memories! Something my son has no clue of... We do go up to the car shows in town but that kind of Cruise In just isn't the same!
those were the days

United States

#47 Feb 15, 2013
I remember loading up the girls and I and going to Lenoir for a cruise in a 66 chevy. We would fill up at the Service station for a 39 cent a gallon deal. Once in town we would see everyone doing the same thing cruising and having a good time. I remember bubble gum was popular and in our car everyone tried to blow the biggest bubbles. Our favorite thing ,(if the cop's didn't get us was to stop at a stop light and all of us get out and run around the car and hop back in before it turned green. Everybody wanted their car to sound and look good. Glass mufflers and the best songs. I loved Jerry's dairy bar, (those double scoops of strawberry icecream) The Gold Shop, The Men's Shop, Center theater, Avon Theater (those gorgeous lights), the old Post office, roses,Smithies, Belks, Brother Pearsons, and more. It was a town full of good wholesome things. Wish they would bring back the pyramid place it in the center square and as unique as it was it would be more popular than the ring of dirt. It was magnificent. Especially at Christmas when they put a tree around it and played music. Well enough I am in tears now and I hope you all have a blessed life. I know I have. One more thing we used to pull up to a light and if the eyes and head turned to look at each other well, the black lines and squalling tires and super charged motors told the rest. I didn't win often, but I did receive a couple tickets and stiff warnings.
seriously

Granite Falls, NC

#48 Feb 16, 2013
outdoorgrl wrote:
I remember crusin' like you do "Seriously"! My crusin' days were 85-87 and they were by far the BEST!! We had a great time and really no trouble! The main complaint I always heard was that people couldn't get thru town... There wasn't anything open in town at that time of night... What did you need to get thru for?? Alot of good time and great memories! Something my son has no clue of... We do go up to the car shows in town but that kind of Cruise In just isn't the same!
To be honest I wish they would allow this now. I know that I got into more trouble when they stopped it. As did alot of my friends because we had nothing to do. All we did was spend time and money out on the town talking, "crusing", and just having fun at least we were in the public "eye"
Dwayne

Lenoir, NC

#49 Feb 17, 2013
start at dairy freeze,go to red pig,then rec center, then big rebel,then bowling alley,then in reverse order!!!
witchdoctor

Greensboro, NC

#50 Mar 5, 2013
had a 69 ss chevelle with built 427 and would cruise hickory sometime and lenior sometime.let the chevelle lope around the rebel and wouldn't be long and we would have a race. race down 18 and seldom had to worry about cops back then.my dad had gus's resturant back then and i had to work for him till i turned 16 and then was gone.
where

Cherryville, NC

#51 Mar 5, 2013
witchdoctor wrote:
had a 69 ss chevelle with built 427 and would cruise hickory sometime and lenior sometime.let the chevelle lope around the rebel and wouldn't be long and we would have a race. race down 18 and seldom had to worry about cops back then.my dad had gus's resturant back then and i had to work for him till i turned 16 and then was gone.
Where was Gus's restaurant?? Name sounds very familiar but can't remember location.
witchdoctor

Greensboro, NC

#52 Mar 7, 2013
if you turn right out of friendly billards gus's was down on the right at the first stop lite.there was a firestone place on left and a suzuki shop on the other corner.if you remember clyde curtis's garage it was right beside gus's.
old 63

Rock Hill, SC

#53 Mar 19, 2013
It was a lot of fun back then gas was a lot cheaper and almost everyone knew one another most knew from your ride you seen a lot hanging together with low rider trucks or the jacked up4x4s myself i met a lot of friends which some i still keep in touch with now esp the mooney bros how could you hang in lenoir and not know them lol
wildbill

West Jefferson, NC

#54 Mar 20, 2013
I aint dead! I still do bike week every year in Daytona. Dont rush it people!

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