Pilot Mountain Hot Nights Hot Cars

The small town of Pilot Mountain, NC hosts a monthly “Cruise-in” for old cars, every first Saturday of the month over the summer months. I’ve posted on it before, and I’ll do it again because it’s always a fun time for us. The cars are cool, car people are cool, AND… I can always find a fix for my insatiable need for funnel cakes and/or deep fried Oreos!

Here’s Princess Gail with a random old car. I took the picture because you can see Pilot Mountain in the distance.

Gail has been talking about taking a ride in a big ol’ car from the past. One that could seat 4 people across the front seat and another four people in the back. Before the days of seat belts. When kids could walk around inside the car, jump from the front to the back, and nobody got hurt. From the days of 32 cents a gallon and who cared if your gas hog V-8 only got 12 miles to the gallon. She was particularly drooly over this car.

There’s plenty of patriotic in these small town affairs. Dude with old tractor and flag is a prime example.

I threw in this picture just to show the kind of cars Detroit was making in the year I was born. A 1955 Buick 2-door Hardtop. Makes me feel pretty damn old! Or should I say… Vintage! Or maybe even Historic!

And who wouldn’t want to ride one of these beauties! I mean the Corvette! 😉

  • Mike golch June 5, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    verry cool cars.

  • sharkbytes June 5, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    old cars are always a lot of fun

    • Ferd June 5, 2011 at 11:48 PM

      Probably because of old warm and fuzzy memories, right?

  • Comedy Plus June 5, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Pittsburg, California does the same thing every Thursday night during the summer. We go often. Way cool.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. :)

    • Ferd June 5, 2011 at 11:37 PM

      It is so cool to see how much love people put into restoring these old cars!
      Big hug, Sandee!

  • Katherine June 5, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    My Dad drove a car like one of those… Mom said she married him for his convertible. Now… about those deep fried oreos.. I have a job for you. The next time you go….PICTURE PLEASE! Do you feel sick after eating them? Or are they just that good….

  • injaynesworld June 8, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    We cruised the drive-ins in those wonderful cars of my youth! In the small rural community where I live, we have car gatherings and tractors in parades, too. No deep friend Oreos though.

    • Ferd June 8, 2011 at 6:40 PM

      They are fun events, aren’t they? I do think it’s all about the good memories they bring back. From what I gather, you have a lot of them!

      You’ll have to work on acquiring memories of deep fried Oreos! 😉

  • meleah rebeccah June 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    these are the coolest cars! I wish they still made them like these!!

    • Ferd June 9, 2011 at 4:23 PM

      We were just saying that! Old cars had a lot of style and personality.

  • Michelle June 14, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    My husband loves car shows and we have spent LOTS of time at them. I must admit that older cars do have so much more character than the newer models

    • Ferd June 17, 2011 at 11:02 PM

      They were full of character, weren’t they!? I always try to imitate their “faces.” Ha!