1971 I remember 23.9 per gal., then to McDonalds for 25 cheeseburgers and fries.When I first got my license in 1972 I was able to buy gas for 29 cents a gallon . . . The oil embargo the next year in 1973 changed everything.
I always like the McDonald's comparison better. In my days, it was $1 total. Hamburger, small fries, and small coke PLUS tax. IIRC total was $0.98 so $1 was exactly what I needed. Then quickly, it was $1.10, then the rest was a blur.1971 I remember 23.9 per gal., then to McDonalds for 25 cheeseburgers and fries.
Crap, where did the time go, now I am 65 and 5 months away from retirement.
Enjoy your kids growing up, life flies by really fast.
I'm guessing we have to be the same age range, but I don't remember those plastic tubes to defeat unleaded gas, if you wanted to. Someone came up with a great money making idea there!Yeah, I remember the oil embargo of 1973. I was living in Phoenix and there was a major gas station on all four corners of every major intersection. I was voted to be the one to stand in the long, long lines to get gas for my Grandmother's Dodge Dart. Only 10 gallons were allowed to be pumped. You didn't go far with 10 gallons back then. I too, remember the $1.00 it cost for two McD's burgers, small fries and small drink. After they introduced unleaded gas in 1975, car parts stores here used to have a big box of about 3" long plastic tubes for .50 cents. Their purpose? One end was big enough to accept a leaded gas pump nozzle and the other end was small enough to fit an unleaded filler neck. So if you didn't want to pay for unleaded, no problem. Toss leaded in there. We didn't care if the cats got burned out anyway. Just before the 1979 oil shortage people were proclaiming that gas would "never hit a dollar a gallon".
I'm guessing we have to be the same age range, but I don't remember those plastic tubes to defeat unleaded gas, if you wanted to. Someone came up with a great money making idea there!
Good one, Gila.I guess you've never been to a drive-in theater... :grin2:
Drive-ins bring back some great memories, my 57 Chevy, and couple hot lil sweet hearts make for great memories getting old.My last drive in movie was in the mid to late 90s. My first drive in was Star Wars.
Here's some info about my old local drive in, but not the last one I went to.Drive-ins bring back some great memories, my 57 Chevy, and couple hot lil sweet hearts make for great memories getting old.
Heres couple shots I took in recent years.
Here's some info about my old local drive in, but not the last one I went to.
Johnny All Weather Drive-In
One of the largest drive-ins in the country, the Johnny All Weather Drive-In covered 28 acres, featured two screens and a 2,500 car capacity. A number of amenities were offered that went beyond films, including a trolley that took patrons to an on-site amusement park and playground, a full-service cafeteria with seating on the roof and an air-conditioned 1,200-seat indoor theater for inclement weather that merited a September 1957 Popular Science article shortly after it opened. Located across from an ice and roller rink, the Copiague drive-in closed in 1984 and is now the site of a Home Depot, Target and a Red Lobster.
Johnny All-Weather Drive-in Theatre was located in Copiague, New York
This is the final drive in I went to.
7000 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury
This three-screen behemoth opened in 1953, had a 1,189-car capacity and added its third screen in 1976. It was the last gasp for drive-ins on Long Island, being the last one in operation before closing in 1998. Cinema lives on as its replacement is United Artists Westbury 12, which also shares space with a BJ’s Wholesale Club.
This last one, also close to me, had regular weekend showings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Bay Shore Sunrise Drive-In
1881 Sunrise Hwy.
Opened in 1955, the Bay Shore Drive-In was purchased by United Artists in 1968 and added a second screen in 1979. After closing in 1990, it was torn down and now the site of a Home Depot and Shop Rite plaza.