Contents 1 United States 2 United Kingdom 2.1 Description 2.2 Meets 2.3 One-off cruises 2.4 Locations 2.5 Cruising and the law 2.6 Magazines 3 See also 3.1 Sweden 3.2 UK and Republic of Ireland 4 References 5 Further reading

United States[edit] One of the oldest cruising strips is located on Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles. Cruising on this strip became a popular pastime among lowriders during the 1940s before spreading to surrounding neighborhoods in the 1950s.[1] Van Nuys Boulevard in the central San Fernando Valley has been a popular cruising strip since the 1950s; the 1979 film Van Nuys Blvd. depicted the cruising culture on the strip. Perhaps the most famous cruising strip (or main drag), however, is McHenry Avenue in Modesto, California. The cruising culture of the late 1950s and early 1960s was depicted in the film American Graffiti. The film was set (but not actually filmed) in director George Lucas's home town of Modesto, which also hosts an annual "Graffiti Summer" celebration in the film's honor. Cruising in Detroit was popular from the 1950s to the 1970s in the city's northern suburbs along M-1 (Woodward Avenue), from Ferndale north to Pontiac.[2] Cruising along Woodward reached its peak in the mid-1960s, with muscle car competitions that were covered by journalists from Car and Driver, Motor Trend, and CBS World News Roundup. The cruising culture on Woodward Avenue faded in the 1970s when new car safety standards and higher gas prices altered American automotive design. Other popular cruising strips in the Detroit area include US 24 (Telegraph Road) from 12 Mile Road in Southfield to Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, and M-3 (Gratiot Avenue) on the East Side. The Woodward Dream Cruise occurs on the third Saturday in August along the original cruising strip in Detroit's northern suburbs. The event is a tribute to the classic Woodward cruisers and attracts approximately 1 million people[3] and 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, and custom, collector, and special interest vehicles. Cruising in the southwestern Minneapolis suburb of Hopkins, Minnesota was so popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s that people from all over the state of Minnesota traveled there to show off their cars. It became such a phenomenon that a local TV station went there and did a piece for a locally produced news program, Twin Cities Today.[4] The Dragging the Gut Festival is held each year on the fourth weekend of August (August 23–24, 2013)[5] in the historic downtown of McMinnville, Oregon. The festival gives participants the chance to relive the classic 1950s car cruising on the main street that took place for decades in downtown McMinnville.[6][7][8] The Dragging the Gut Festival was born out of a Facebook group called "I Dragged the Gut in Downtown McMinnville" which grew rapidly and led to the creation of the festival.[9] Waukegan, Illinois, has an annual summer cruising festival called "Scoopin' Genesee".[10] In the 2000s, some cities (such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin) began to consider cruising a traffic offense.[11][12] Cruises such as the one on International Drive in Orlando, Florida, from the early 1990s, were broken-up by city ordinance signs that stated what hours drivers could and could not turn around throughout the strip, which kept cruisers from turning around in u-turn areas during specific times at night or cruisers would be ticketed. Cruisers had to go to a light in order to turn around. Many cruisers saw this as a hassle and stopped going.[citation needed] Local businesses enforced the signs, but paid the price in the long run, because cruisers would purchase goods, food and entertainment from many of the shops, attractions and restaurants set up along the drive. Some of the businesses in and around the area have closed down since the ban, due to poor sales afterwards.[citation needed]

United Kingdom[edit] Description[edit] There are two main types of cruise: regular cruises, also known as meets, and one-off cruises. The events that take place are similar; cars meet in car parks, park up or cruise (drive slowly) around the car park while people socialise – often meeting people from cruise websites, show off their cars and admire others' cars. If there is enough space there are often drag races, burnouts, and doughnuts. Meets[edit] A meet is a regular gathering, usually weekly or monthly, where the time and place is freely publicised and well known. It is becoming more common these days for these events to be referred to incorrectly as cruises. One-off cruises[edit] A one-off cruise is an event organised by a particular group of people or club which would usually be advertised through cruise websites. The final destination of the cruise is often kept secret; it is known only to the convoy leaders in an attempt to keep the cruise unknown to the police. until there are a large enough numbers of people at the cruise to make it difficult to disperse. One-off cruises tend to be larger than meets, but larger meets may have magazine attendance. This type of cruise is increasing in recent times due to increased police interest in regular, established cruises. Some large cruises operate a "convoy-only" policy. Locations[edit] Cruises are generally held in retail parks due to the large open car parks needed to accommodate high attendance numbers (sometimes more than 500 cars). Naturally, with many cruises situated in retail parks, most cruise locations are also in close proximity to fast food restaurants such as McDonald's or Burger King. Cruising and the law[edit] Although cruising is often not a crime in itself, there are many illegal activities associated with it and as such cruises are often monitored by the police or even closed. The most commonly cited reasons for breaking up cruises are breach of the peace, caused by loud exhausts and sound systems disturbing local residents and dangerous driving (such as street racing, burnouts and doughnuts). Police also claim that cruises are used as cover for drug dealing and are attended by stolen or otherwise illegal cars.[citation needed] More recently, police have been using ASBO laws which enable them to seize and impound cars if anti-social behaviour is taking place or if a group refuses to disperse from an area. As a result of increased police powers, legal cruises have been established such as Weston Wheels, although these tend to resemble car shows with camping, music stages and trade stalls. This passive, organised nature often does not satisfy the desires of cruisers, so illegal cruising continues. Many city councils have successfully placed court injunctions to prevent boy racers parking cars in areas that have been popular with them.[13][14] Magazines[edit] Cruising and modifying have long been represented in the commercial magazines Max Power, Fast Car and Redline. In mid-2006, Max Power, the magazine that brought cruises to the forefront, abandoned the scene – preferring to concentrate on "dream" cars such as Nissan Skylines. Long-time rival Fast Car assumed Max Power's position and now covers multiple cruises across the UK in each edition.

See also[edit] Car customizing Hot rod Cal-Style VW Import scene Street racing Back to the Bricks Sweden[edit] Raggare UK and Republic of Ireland[edit] Boy racer Chav Supercar Season Scanger

References[edit] ^ Iowahawk (May 5, 2008). "Bajito y Suavecito: Cinco de Mayo Ranfla Especial". [unreliable source?] ^ Genat, Robert (2010). Woodward Avenue: Cruising the Legendary Strip. North Branch, MN: CarTech Books. pp. 15, 41, 90, 124–5. ISBN 978-1-932494-91-4.  ^ Anderson, Elisha (August 22, 2010). "Weather Blamed for Smaller Attendance at Dream Cruise". Detroit Free Press. ISSN 1055-2758. Archived from the original on August 21, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2010.  ^ Teenage Cruising in Downtown Hopkins, MN on Weekends Back in the 1970's and 1980's. YouTube. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2015.  ^ "Official Dragging the Gut Festival Website at".  ^ King, Bonnie (October 11, 2010). "Dragging the Gut Drives Crowds to Relive The Good Ole Days in McMinnville".  ^ Knopp, Dan (October 9, 2010). "Dragging the Gut in McMinnville". PDX Car Culture. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15.  ^ Klooster, Karl (October 14, 2010). "Retro cruise-in revs up Mac". News-Register. McMinnville, OR. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14.  ^ "I Dragged the Gut in Downtown McMinnville". Facebook.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2009-10-22.  ^ Diedrich, John (June 21, 2006). "Cruising is getting harder to defend" (PDF). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. [permanent dead link] ^ "Cruisers' cars may be seized". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2006-07-02.  ^ "Festival Park boy racer injunction granted by High Court - Stoke-on-Trent City Council - Staffordshire Police - Stoke Sentinel". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 31 May 2015.  ^ "Festival Park injunction: 'I've called the police more than my own mum'". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

Further reading[edit] Bailey, Mary (April 29, 2004). "Let's get ready to rumble: Cruising in the Motor City". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013.  "Cruising Notts". Where I Live: Nottingham. BBC. April 2004.  Cullotta, Karen Ann (June 29, 2008). "Cruise Night, Without the Car". The New York Times.  "Guildford's Boy Racing Phenomenon". Inside Out. BBC. September 16, 2002.  "Legal car cruise event is held". BBC News. April 4, 2004.  Retrieved from "" Categories: Automotive eventsDrivingKustom KultureTransport cultureHidden categories: All articles lacking reliable referencesArticles lacking reliable references from December 2012All articles with dead external linksArticles with dead external links from January 2018Articles with permanently dead external linksAll articles with unsourced statementsArticles with unsourced statements from December 2012Articles with unsourced statements from June 2007

Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog in Namespaces ArticleTalk Variants Views ReadEditView history More Search Navigation Main pageContentsFeatured contentCurrent eventsRandom articleDonate to WikipediaWikipedia store Interaction HelpAbout WikipediaCommunity portalRecent changesContact page Tools What links hereRelated changesUpload fileSpecial pagesPermanent linkPage informationWikidata itemCite this page Print/export Create a bookDownload as PDFPrintable version Languages DeutschSuomiSvenska Edit links This page was last edited on 7 March 2018, at 18:38. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers Contact Wikipedia Developers Cookie statement Mobile view (window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgPageParseReport":{"limitreport":{"cputime":"0.212","walltime":"0.257","ppvisitednodes":{"value":1372,"limit":1000000},"ppgeneratednodes":{"value":0,"limit":1500000},"postexpandincludesize":{"value":37189,"limit":2097152},"templateargumentsize":{"value":2678,"limit":2097152},"expansiondepth":{"value":12,"limit":40},"expensivefunctioncount":{"value":4,"limit":500},"entityaccesscount":{"value":0,"limit":400},"timingprofile":["100.00% 223.333 1 -total"," 58.61% 130.896 1 Template:Reflist"," 31.12% 69.511 11 Template:Cite_news"," 29.68% 66.289 3 Template:Citation_needed"," 27.90% 62.318 5 Template:Fix"," 14.36% 32.076 9 Template:Category_handler"," 11.81% 26.368 4 Template:Delink"," 10.63% 23.731 6 Template:Cite_web"," 5.55% 12.402 1 Template:Verify_credibility"," 3.81% 8.513 1 Template:Cite_av_media"]},"scribunto":{"limitreport-timeusage":{"value":"0.124","limit":"10.000"},"limitreport-memusage":{"value":4180207,"limit":52428800}},"cachereport":{"origin":"mw1233","timestamp":"20180307183825","ttl":1900800,"transientcontent":false}}});});(window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgBackendResponseTime":88,"wgHostname":"mw1243"});});

Cruising_(driving_around) - Photos and All Basic Informations

Cruising_(driving_around) More Links

DrivingDriver's LicenseArterial RoadEveningWhittier BoulevardEast Los Angeles, CaliforniaLowriderVan Nuys BoulevardSan Fernando ValleyVan Nuys Blvd. (film)Modesto, CaliforniaFilmAmerican GraffitiFilm DirectorGeorge LucasDetroitM-1 (Michigan Highway)Ferndale, MichiganPontiac, MichiganCar And DriverMotor TrendCBS World News RoundupU.S. Route 24 In MichiganU.S. Route 16 In MichiganM-3 (Michigan Highway)Woodward Dream CruiseMinneapolisHopkins, MinnesotaMinnesotaDragging The Gut FestivalMcMinnville, OregonFacebookWaukegan, IllinoisMilwaukee, WisconsinInternational DriveWikipedia:Citation NeededWikipedia:Citation NeededCar ParkBurnout (vehicle)Doughnut (driving)Retail ParkMcDonald'sBurger KingBreach Of The PeaceExhaust SystemStreet RacingWikipedia:Citation NeededAsboInjunctionBoy RacersMax Power (magazine)Fast Car (magazine)Nissan SkylineCar CustomizingHot RodCal-Style VWImport SceneStreet RacingBack To The BricksRaggareBoy RacerChavSupercar SeasonWikipedia:Identifying Reliable SourcesInternational Standard Book NumberSpecial:BookSources/978-1-932494-91-4International Standard Serial NumberNews-Register (McMinnville)Milwaukee Journal SentinelWikipedia:Link RotThe Detroit NewsThe New York TimesBBCHelp:CategoryCategory:Automotive EventsCategory:DrivingCategory:Kustom KultureCategory:Transport CultureCategory:All Articles Lacking Reliable ReferencesCategory:Articles Lacking Reliable References From December 2012Category:All Articles With Dead External LinksCategory:Articles With Dead External Links From January 2018Category:Articles With Permanently Dead External LinksCategory:All Articles With Unsourced StatementsCategory:Articles With Unsourced Statements From December 2012Category:Articles With Unsourced Statements From June 2007Discussion About Edits From This IP Address [n]A List Of Edits Made From This IP Address [y]View The Content Page [c]Discussion About The Content Page [t]Edit This Page [e]Visit The Main Page [z]Guides To Browsing WikipediaFeatured Content – The Best Of WikipediaFind Background Information On Current EventsLoad A Random Article [x]Guidance On How To Use And Edit WikipediaFind Out About WikipediaAbout The Project, What You Can Do, Where To Find ThingsA List Of Recent Changes In The Wiki [r]List Of All English Wikipedia Pages Containing Links To This Page [j]Recent Changes In Pages Linked From This Page [k]Upload Files [u]A List Of All Special Pages [q]Wikipedia:AboutWikipedia:General Disclaimer

view link view link view link view link view link