I was born in early 1960s and raised in a small town in Southwest VA. Since there was no internet, we interacted by cruising through town. Uptown and then downtown and do it over and over again and again. Businesses allowed you to park in their parking lots after they closed and crowds of people would gather and socialize in different parking lots and watch as others cruise by. People took pride in their rides—washed and waxed and lots of hot rods. Gas was like $0.35 for low test and $0.38 high test. There was no unleaded.