Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bike Nite Car Cruise........




Last night I went to a different Bike Nite other than Scooters.
This one was at a small bar in my old neighborhood named Porkies Clubhouse.
The reason I went there was because it was on the main drag of Flint, and a classic car auto cruise is going on all week-end. The cruise route is about 15 miles long and cars were passing by all night .. My camera phone takes shitty pics so I didn't even bother to post any more blurry cars. The first pic shows my vantage point of the oncoming traffic. Here is an interesting side note. The older building across the street to the right, is all thats left of old Fisher Body.
Fisher Body was originally called the Durant Carriage Works, it was owned by Billy Durant, who was regarded to be the founder of General Motors. My grandpa worked at Fisher for 40 years, as did most of my class-mates parents. It closed down in the mid-80's as a mfg facility, and is now a Tech Center. That too was part of the Sit-Down strike of the 1930's, that gave rise to the UAW.
The second pic is just like my very first car...A 1963 Impala! I wish I had that car now, I bought it in 1968 for 300 dollars!!
The last pic is a very nice chopper with a 1960 Chevy across the street..
See you all tomorrow for Friday Flash 55.
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Peace..!!!

15 comments:

Mona said...

YAHTZEE!!

Mona said...

nice bar, nice car and nice chopper

& yes

Nice dismissal in the end...

SignGurl said...

My father in law worked at Fisher Body for 40 years too. The end of an era.

Serena Joy said...

Cool pictures of some great old cars, good looking chopper, and a nice looking bar. Have a great Thursday!:)

barman said...

Nice pictures and actually sad story. I remember Flint when GM started closing down. It was a ghost town and not any fun to be in. I went driving off the beaten path once back then, yikes.

It is amazing all the history from that one little area.

lime said...

man, it's been YEARS since i even thought about cruising. the town over from where i grew up was a cruising capital because the main street was so wide.

glad you had fun. now where's that senior portrait?

oh yeah, we had a '68 barracuda convertible until i was about 9. that was a cool car.

buffalodickdy said...

Buicks fed and raised me.. To watch what has happened to Flint, Pontiac, Saginaw, and Detroit makes me sad..

Mona said...

Lime, I was also expecting a senior portrait today...

But as they say...never expect...

Mona said...

Galen (((HUGS)))

Missy said...

Galen, my 55 is up and ready for viewing.

G-Man said...

Hi everybody!!
Thanks for cruising down Memory Lane with the G-Man.
You are all great friends, and I appreciate all your comments...G

Missy...?
Always first!!! hahahaha

Sarah said...

Well...

I see that your still having Jenn do your posts for you..

Miss me love?

barman said...

Oh my gosh ... Sarah!!! Good to see you. *GRIN*

KB said...

Loving the pics G x

tsduff said...

I like the chopper. Nice car too - isn't it kinda old though? :)