STUNNING photos show the ultra-cool cruising scene of Southern California in the early 1970s.
Teens would take their Camaros, Corvettes, Volkswagen vans, and other shiny gems up and down the main drag of Van Nuys Boulevard.
Gas only cost 33 cents for young motorists in 1972 in the San Fernando Valley.
The art of cruising was displayed all over the country for decades, up until about 1980.
“Every town in America had a strip where kids would take their cars and go hang out whether it was only a block long – big towns, little towns, cities,” said photographer Rick McCloskey.
“It was really a thing for everybody to be involved at some point.”