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normanite
11-05-2009, 09:27 AM
I used to go cruising all over, but there was 12th street in Moore, from that Sonic to the park on the eastside and round and round we go. They eventually shut that park off and that ended that cruising scene.

Air Depot Blvd. That place was cool in its day. Crazy good. So many people cruising it was like traffic jam city on Saturday Night. The traffic jam was so bad late at night that you could talk to the gals as they were stuck next to you fore and aft and sideways and they would jump in your car to hay hello as everybody was clogged in that cruising scene. It was one major party.

Norman cruising was back and forth from campus corner around Stubbeman Village to classic 50's. When you got tired of cruising you parked in the parking lot across from Classic 50's. But there really wasn't that big of a deal ever in Norman. People went up to 12th street in Moore and Air Depot. Biggest thing in Norman was all the people parking across from Classic 50's and just hanging out together.

Where were the biggest cruising places in your day. Until the cops took control and ran everybody off?

papaOU
11-05-2009, 09:34 AM
Many went from the Spot to Hollies and back. But I don't remember any other route. S.W.29th was no good in my day because the police had pretty well shut down the cruising.

Now if you want to see a drag today, checkout SW29th from Penn. to May. The Hispanics have about every place to park taken and park facing 29th as other cruise by.

normanite
11-05-2009, 10:05 AM
PapaOU,
Where is the Spot and where is the Hollies. I am not familiar with either one of those locales.

SOUTHSIDE GIRL
11-05-2009, 12:41 PM
Many went from the Spot to Hollies and back. But I don't remember any other route. S.W.29th was no good in my day because the police had pretty well shut down the cruising.

Now if you want to see a drag today, checkout SW29th from Penn. to May. The Hispanics have about every place to park taken and park facing 29th as other cruise by.

Spot to Holliess, then on to the North Side ........Quicks on Classen

kevinpate
11-05-2009, 12:46 PM
Where were the biggest cruising places in your day. Until the cops took control and ran everybody off?

In my lil' corner of paradise, it was:
Pizza Hut to DIAL downtown, ... repeat (for the masses)
All over BFO and back again for the rest.

DaveSkater
11-05-2009, 03:33 PM
39th street between Portland and Mac.

Saturday nites! Me and my old 76 Buick estate wagon (with the hopped up 455ci beast) used to make a bunch of money draggin out there. LOL

Generals64
11-05-2009, 05:49 PM
39th street between Portland and Mac.

Saturday nites! Me and my old 76 Buick estate wagon (with the hopped up 455ci beast) used to make a bunch of money draggin out there. LOL

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Got you all beat....1963 Impala 300 Horse 327. From my house to work to make the payments and the insurance....I had $25.00 deductible then...Made $1.15 per hour and had money to burn....
In highschool I had a 55 Chevy and then the beast...... a 1958 White Thunderbird 351 motor, bucket seats. Air Conditioning (didn't work...just looked cool) and red/White pleated interior...Ah the memories of that car....(Back to the topic) we would go from the Pizza planet on s. Penn to Hollies and then to Bixler's and back. If we had a date we would try to end up at Cattlemen's or Beverley's downtown....
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Prunepicker
11-05-2009, 05:53 PM
S.W. 59th
S. Pennsylvania
S. Western
N.W. 39th Expressway
N. Classen Blvd. between Holly's & Quick' Drive Ins
S. Peoria (Tulsa)

papaOU
11-05-2009, 06:20 PM
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Got you all beat....1963 Impala 300 Horse 327. From my house to work to make the payments and the insurance....I had $25.00 deductible then...Made $1.15 per hour and had money to burn....
In highschool I had a 55 Chevy and then the beast...... a 1958 White Thunderbird 351 motor, bucket seats. Air Conditioning (didn't work...just looked cool) and red/White pleated interior...Ah the memories of that car....(Back to the topic) we would go from the Pizza planet on s. Penn to Hollies and then to Bixler's and back. If we had a date we would try to end up at Cattlemen's or Beverley's downtown....
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So you seldom ate at Beverly's or Cattleman's.......................:kicking:

Prunepicker
11-05-2009, 06:40 PM
Where is the Spot and where is the Hollies. I am not familiar with either one
of those locales.
Thurmond Black's "The Spot" was on S. Western near S.W. 29th. Hollie's was
on N. Classen where the McDonald's is now.
Both were great joints.

Generals64
11-05-2009, 07:19 PM
So you seldom ate at Beverly's or Cattleman's.......................:kicking:

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Yeah, but, I still have my same date....what a"Chick".....45 years on the 13th of this month. Hoping for 45 more....Took her out to Charcoal Oven last night....back in under the old Awning and just sat there and ate our $9.00 plus burger in the Quiet of our own car.....Used to be a Chevy Impala that would run...Now it's Lexus SUV that just goes where we need it to....Oh yeah Penny...do you remember any of those spots???? PM me so my Wife and I can check them out.....Notice PapaOU:..........45 years.....

Steve
11-05-2009, 08:12 PM
Lake Hefner Road - the old road along the dam, not the big freakin' highway that people use today. As a kid that was pretty cool - and scary too.
And hey General - I do believe this counts as a northside memory

papaOU
11-05-2009, 10:48 PM
The Spot was on the s.w. corner of s.w.26th and western.

mrbob
11-06-2009, 04:37 AM
The Spot to Coits , SW 24 and Western, then down to Hollies. Over to Bixlers off 23 & penn, hit everything again back to the spot,. We cruised for chicks. Love those Pizza cheeseburgers at the spot. You still can get them at Del Rancho on SW 59 and Santa Fe. My high school girlfriend would order a Cherry Vanilla Cream Dr Peper. Have you had one of those. Ha

PennyQuilts
11-06-2009, 05:03 AM
39th street between Portland and Mac.

Saturday nites! Me and my old 76 Buick estate wagon (with the hopped up 455ci beast) used to make a bunch of money draggin out there. LOL

Yup - that's the one.

kevinpate
11-06-2009, 05:49 AM
... I still have my same date....what a"Chick".....45 years on the 13th of this month. ...


CONGRATS !!!

Forty-five years deserves its own special shout-out.




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Generals64
11-06-2009, 06:51 AM
CONGRATS !!!

Forty-five years deserves its own special shout-out.




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Thank You Very Much.....It's been a fun trip....

decepticobra
11-06-2009, 07:21 AM
young folks these days dont cruise at all. they simply congregate/loiter real late on any given weekend night at the local parking lot of: (take your pick: 7-11, taco bell, mcdonalds, an apartment complex, liquor store, sonic drive-in, walmart, etc)

Prunepicker
11-06-2009, 08:30 AM
young folks these days dont cruise at all. they simply congregate/loiter real
late on any given weekend night at the local parking lot of: (take your pick:
7-11, taco bell, mcdonalds, an apartment complex, liquor store, sonic
drive-in, walmart, etc)
What are they doing on N.W. 39th Expressway every Friday night?

RealJimbo
11-06-2009, 03:48 PM
Back in the day, I drove a White 1965 SS Malibu with Cragar SS mags. The 283 under the hood was pretty peppy after being bored and stroked, added an Engel 3/4 race cam, Carter AFB, Mickey Thompson hi-rise manifold and valve covers (just to look nice). B&M hi stall speed torque converter and shift improver kit made it a real threat from a "rolling start". I had more fun driving from Quick's to Hollie's to The Spot and back (sometimes a side trip to Al's Hideaway or Del Rancho and Sonic in Del City). Loved the pizza cheeseburger at the Spot too and the bacon cheeseburger at Hollie's. Remember any of the cops who worked security or hang out at the drive-ins? Charlie Nutt at Hollies was one.

gen70
11-06-2009, 03:58 PM
Officer Chick at McD's on S.W. 59th & Penn..

Prunepicker
11-06-2009, 04:11 PM
Remember any of the cops who worked security or hang out at the drive-ins?
Charlie Nutt at Hollies was one.
Officer Rains at Quick's. I think his first name was really Officer.

skyrick
11-07-2009, 09:57 PM
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Got you all beat....1963 Impala 300 Horse 327.
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In my own personal mythology it's a toss-up as to which was the sweetest Impala. '63 or '61 with the bubble window. '63 Impala SS had the best looking bucket seats ever.

Rick

skyrick
11-07-2009, 10:01 PM
Quick's on NW 32 & Classen, out to Classen Traffic Circle to Charcoal Oven between Penn & May on NW Highway (best apple pies...mmmm), then out to 39th Expressway to Bonaparte's and start over at Quick's.

Rick

Prunepicker
11-07-2009, 10:09 PM
In my own personal mythology it's a toss-up as to which was the sweetest
Impala. '63 or '61 with the bubble window. '63 Impala SS had the best looking
bucket seats ever.

Rick
I made out with a cute Monterey House waitress in her '64 Chevy. A real
beauty... and the waitress wasn't bad, either.

grantgeneral78
11-08-2009, 07:48 PM
SW59th from penn to western circle through mcdonalds and then up to sonic and start all over again with stops in between. Then off to Moore....good ole days

Prunepicker
11-08-2009, 08:18 PM
I cruised Moore a few times. Most of the time it was to find the places on the
Rumor Mill.

Back in the 60's we cruised between Sulfur and Davis. There was a groups of
us staying in Platt National Park. We cruised from Dove's Drive-In - now a
Sonic - to the Pizza Hut in Davis. It was pretty cool and took about 15
minutes each way. Dove's was a great drive-in.

decepticobra
11-08-2009, 10:24 PM
What are they doing on N.W. 39th Expressway every Friday night?

if they are breaking the speed limit, its called street racing, not cruising.

RealJimbo
11-09-2009, 09:52 AM
Officer Rains at Quick's. I think his first name was really Officer.

Rode a Yamaha 350, right?

Prunepicker
11-09-2009, 09:59 AM
Rode a Yamaha 350, right?
I believe that was his bike until he got that Kawasaki Mach III.

RealJimbo
11-09-2009, 12:18 PM
Yep. I remember that one, fading away - screaming - into the night at 11:00 when he would finish his shift.

Prunepicker
11-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Yep. I remember that one, fading away - screaming - into the night at 11:00
when he would finish his shift.
Several of us watched him take off down N.W. 32nd Street one night. Mach
III's could hit 60mph in less than 5 seconds.

RealJimbo
11-10-2009, 06:31 AM
Posted a pic of me with my '65 Malibu SS (circa 1969) in my profile. I don't know how to bring it into a thread, but it is there.

lt14life
04-10-2010, 06:45 PM
Well I grew up in the village and we would cruise from Britton Rd to May then north on may to Hefner then East on hefner to Western and it was just round and round all night . This was in the 70's. I graduated from John Marshall in 1976.

Generals64
04-14-2010, 09:11 PM
the "Loser" Cruiser....Had a pretty girlfriend but discovered Del City and for two LOOOOONNNGGG Years I dated a girl for 2 trusting years ...asked her to marry me and bought her the ring......$500.00 for the engagement ring.....week later I tried to rip her finger off of her with the ring attached...Back seat of another car with another guy.....He could dodge a Baseball Bat pretty good....I was attmepting to remove his head from the resat of the body...Yes, I was madd....the the light of my life "swaggered" across Country Club Drive-in ,,,..in a Cheerleaders outfit no less.....Didn;t let that one get away...6 carats on her left finger and 4.1/2 on the right.......Not going to let her get away from me....Not until I'm in the box.....Adios mi amigo....until we meet again... We need to go to the 40&899....Just a group....what do you say>>>????

CarltonsKeeper
04-14-2010, 09:36 PM
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rcjunkie
04-15-2010, 03:55 AM
Main street in Tuttle, unless we had the gas money to drive to the "Big City" and cruise SW 59th. Had friends that worked at the McDonald's and Taco Bell on S. Penn, so nutrition was never a problem.

possumfritter
04-15-2010, 06:11 AM
Mission Bay Blvd, 1965 Chevy Malibu Convertible, and my squeeze was Cheryl V.

RealJimbo
04-15-2010, 01:52 PM
S.W. 59th
S. Pennsylvania
S. Western
N.W. 39th Expressway
N. Classen Blvd. between Holly's & Quick' Drive Ins
S. Peoria (Tulsa)

Remember Pennington's in Tulsa?

RealJimbo
04-15-2010, 02:00 PM
Just read back through this thread and saw where someone mentioned the Classen Circle. Most vivid "cruising" memory ever, late one night in the '60s I saw a young lady driving around and around the circle in a TR3 (I think) with no visible clothing. Certainly no top. She was going around the circle the wrong way. Only in the '60s.

Prunepicker
04-15-2010, 08:24 PM
Remember Pennington's in Tulsa?
I lived about a block from it! S. Peoria & 43rd-ish, on the "Endless Ribbon"

Pennington's, Hollie's and some drive-in in Kansas City had some kind of
organization. It was on their cups. Pennington's was almost identical to
Hollie's as far a food went. Loved the fried chicken, fries and roll with honey!

Soonerus
04-15-2010, 09:51 PM
Jolly Cone in Midwest City...awesome...

JMGrad68
04-17-2010, 07:38 PM
JM Class of 1968, we'd cruise the Delta (now Coit's on N Penn near I-44) to Quik's on N Classen.

mdeff
05-01-2010, 06:23 PM
Okay....Classen high class of '64. The route we took, TR3, MGA, Healy 3000, Tbird and many others from about '62 through the summer of '64 was: Bixler's on the corner of 23rd and N. Penn to Quick's at 32nd and Classen to the Split T north on Western. Some times to the Charcoal oven and even down to Hollies and cruise Reno then back up Classen. Quicks was our primary hang out. Then college and school and or war for most of us.

SOONER44EVER
11-23-2010, 02:43 AM
We'd cruise from just east of Meridian on 39th (near Dunkin Donuts) west to Council, south to Cactus Jacks on NW 10th then back. Good times!!

PennyQuilts
11-23-2010, 06:54 AM
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Yeah, but, I still have my same date....what a"Chick".....45 years on the 13th of this month. Hoping for 45 more....Took her out to Charcoal Oven last night....back in under the old Awning and just sat there and ate our $9.00 plus burger in the Quiet of our own car.....Used to be a Chevy Impala that would run...Now it's Lexus SUV that just goes where we need it to....Oh yeah Penny...do you remember any of those spots???? PM me so my Wife and I can check them out.....Notice PapaOU:..........45 years.....

Charcoal Oven was great but being a Northsider, most of our Cruisin was on 39th Expressway or even NW HWY.

FRISKY
11-23-2010, 08:55 AM
if they are breaking the speed limit, its called street racing, not cruising.Yep, NW 39th has lots of folks cruising (illegal street racing), but it's on Saturday night not Friday. I'm one of those guys that cruise 39th and have been since the '60s. It was better in the '60s.

FRISKY
11-23-2010, 09:04 AM
So far, of all the cruise spots mentioned in this thread, the only spot I didn't cruise was the one in Tulsa. It's funny to think back to how important cruising and fast cars have been in my life...and still are. It doesn't look like I'm going to grow out of it anytime soon.

papaOU
11-23-2010, 09:20 AM
The Spot to Hollies and back. Two Del Rancho's south of the Spot. Of course, Paseo. But that was less of a cruise then a final destination.

gen70
11-23-2010, 11:29 AM
I once put 350 miles on my 72 Monte Carlo on a Sat. night just cruiseing OKC.

Soonersrule
12-02-2010, 02:48 PM
Anybody ever cruise carey Street and 20th & Billon for spooky excitement?

jmarkross
12-02-2010, 03:49 PM
I once put 350 miles on my 72 Monte Carlo on a Sat. night just cruiseing OKC.

'72 Monte Carlo was a true classic--still beautiful to this day...

MikeOKC
12-03-2010, 06:00 PM
We always cruised NW 39th. Bonaparte's Drive-In (fried pickles I think?), Shakey's Pizza....also N. May for Shotgun Sam's Pizza. We went all over. Favorite places were MacArthur Park Speedway for Go Karts and pinball machines, the many Drive-In theaters, Hook 'n Slice miniature golf on Broadway Ext., 66 Bowl, Highland Bowl on NWX (Where Conn's is today), Kip's Big Boy on 31st and North May, Split-T on Western. Shepherd Mall (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4182/is_20090622/ai_n32086786/) and the Shepherd Twin theater (Cool! 2 screens at one place! Little did we know what was coming). Ahhh....the memories.

gen70
12-03-2010, 08:41 PM
'72 Monte Carlo was a true classic--still beautiful to this day...

I think so myself, wish I had keep it. It was my first "new" car.