Van Nuys Boulevard Cruising: Early 1970s


  Richard McCloskey's images of Van Nuys Boulevard in the early 1970s, the cruising and the cars, is now for sale at Art Prints. The photos show young people having a good time while hanging out, congregating on the street, and in the shopping center, which still stands next to Gelson's on Van Nuys Boulevard. Cruising,…

Hanging Out: 1972


The Wild Bunch Blog has some interesting photos (supplied courtesy of Richard McCloskey) of the cars, guys and girls who cruised along Van Nuys Boulevard some 41 summers ago. These young people and their gas guzzling muscle cars were enjoying their last summer of cheaper oil. In 1973, after the Arab-Israeli War, OPEC got together…

Cruising Returns to Van Nuys Boulevard.


2009 has been the year that the American auto industry was temporarily rescued from its deathbed by an infusion of Federal money and the “Cash for Clunkers” program. And this year has also seen the return of cruising on Van Nuys Bl., which was once the heart and soul of the auto culture parade in…