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What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« on: May 08, 2013, 02:20:40 AM »
May brings cruise-in season for most of the US.
Just curious about where those of us with drivers like to go and hook up with other classic car folk.
In the Charlotte, NC area there are literally dozens of cruise-ins from May to October in Charlotte and several surrounding towns.
My favorite here is on Saturday afternoon at the South 21 Drive-In in Matthews on Highway 74.   The original South 21 is a local landmark. 
There is always a wide variety of cars and car guys... good food and good conversation.  Because 74 is a major highway, there are plenty of gawkers and talkers, too.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 06:31:26 AM »
We have Wendy's "Super Car" night every other Wed. in Freport, IL.  Cruise into Mt. Carroll, one Sat. night a month, Freeport "Cruise Night" Aug. 10 th.,(we actually cruise our cars)  And I like to go up to GUS' Drive Inn up by my brothers by Delavan, WI.  GUS' Drive Inn and Freeport Cruise Night can be checked out on FB. 
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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 03:11:59 AM »
We have one at DQ on Fri nights in Aloha Or.  Nothing special but there are some nice old cars.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 05:11:27 AM »
  This would be another of my favorites.  Good time.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 09:41:05 PM »
There are several towns that have cruise in's in the greater Charlotte, NC area, including Kannapolis and Locust.
I love the atmosphere of the small town cruise in!  ;D

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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 05:53:43 PM »
Cruisin' Grand in Escondido, CA - every Friday night they open up Grand Street to pre-74 cars (or thereabouts).   Great event.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 10:15:51 PM »
Mel's Drive-In and Tubby's   ;)
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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 06:20:20 PM »
I miss going to Jimmy Cones in Fredrick MD.   ;)
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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 03:11:44 AM »
  Back at one of my old "Hangouts" from back in the day.  Fun afternoon just Cruisin'.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013, 03:32:44 AM »
Every Monday there is a Mark's Cruise Night in East Granby CT.  It's a real nice cruise-in.

I wish there was something like a Mel's Drive In around here though.  They have a replica in Florida:



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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 04:27:30 AM »
Mel's Drive-In and Tubby's   ;)
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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 05:35:07 PM »
Isn't that Mel's in one of the theme parks? I'm sure I have seen it there, but cant remember which park.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 01:28:18 AM »
I just got back home from The Pilot Mt,NC cruise in...about 100 miles north of Charlotte and it was busy with 500 plus cars today !Even saw some guys from Kannapolis,Salisbury, Burlington ect....and many locals from the closer surrounding areas...This has become a great event and appears to continue growing each time!! It's the first saturday of each month..Hope some of you can make it?   

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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013, 01:33:26 AM »
Isn't that Mel's in one of the theme parks? I'm sure I have seen it there, but cant remember which park.

Yep.  Universal Studios Orlando.  It would be so nice to have a local place like this.  I think the original was a little bigger though.


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Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In?
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2013, 06:20:22 PM »
I just got back home from The Pilot Mt,NC cruise in...about 100 miles north of Charlotte and it was busy with 500 plus cars today !Even saw some guys from Kannapolis,Salisbury, Burlington ect....and many locals from the closer surrounding areas...This has become a great event and appears to continue growing each time!! It's the first saturday of each month..Hope some of you can make it?  

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