Best-of: Olympic Broil Tuesday Night Cruise In Pt.1

In terms of enjoyable car events, this year was the best yet. As there weren't any Monday-night meets, let's check out Tuesday nights. Olympic Broil in Old Town hosts a weekly classic car cruise-in.


For those of you unfamiliar with the concept of a Cruise-in, it's simple. Some of us call them car meets. Some call them car shows. But, really, they don't follow a set schedule, apart from a rough timeframe. Some people cruise in to grab a burger, and leave after they finish. Others get there early to socialize until the end.

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As you've seen throughout the Summer, the variety of classic cars one can see at a classic car cruise-in is crazy. Everything from an all-original 1959 Plymouth Fury....

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To outrageous, completely custom rat rods.

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It's a great place to see rare cars in nearly showroom condition.

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Or cars that look like they could have been the latest street car build on Roadkill.

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Not sure about anyone else, but the meets have certainly improved my views on Classic American cars.

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As someone who spent the last 10 years of his life in the Automotive Industry, it's always cool to see how much progress has been made in terms of tech and safety.

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Comparing the new 2018 Mustang to the 1969 Shelby GT500, you notice that, while both cars look really cool, there are features that can't be done on new cars, due to modern safety regulations.

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It's also apparent that some cars have gotten uglier as they have progressed through the years. Just look at this 1963 Impala....and compare it to a 2018 Impala...

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When it comes to old cars, American or otherwise, it's sad when you consider how many manufacturers are no longer in production.

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Some, like Pontiac, were axed within the last 10 years. Others, like Pierce Arrow, Duesenberg and Auburn didn't make it past the 1950's.

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That'll do it for this one. Check back soon for part 2 of this Best-Of photo series.

And please, check back often for more content. as I said yesterday, I'll be putting most of my effort into my second Blog, so the content here will be slightly less frequent.

but in the meantime, please, check my social media pages, and read my older posts.

-Phil

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