It would definitely be interesting to see if our generation would actually try this activity. I think we’d see a lot more old-timers cruising down McHenry trying to relive their youthful days than we would teenagers.
I don’t believe that teenagers would embrace the cruising culture like early generations did. I doubt people would think cruising down McHenry would be fun.
I already see enough tiny 1980s Honda Civics “cruising” through Modesto. Well, those are actually 30-year-olds.
I know I would!
Modern teens don’t have a love affair with cars like our predecessors did, and today it’s difficult even to find the means to afford a car – plus insurance and gas – without parental assistance. Cars today are less of a societal statement than they are a tool or a utility. Sure, some cars are more fashionable than others, but “cruisin’ McHenry” doesn’t have quite the romance that it used to.
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