Perry motorists drive blues away with nostalgic cruise Friday

'All I want to do is zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom and a boom-boom'


Hundreds of local motorists filled Willis Avenue Friday night in a recreation of the mid-century custom of shagging the drag or, as it was sometimes called, scooping the loop.

With gasoline nearly as cheap as it was back then, the economy on a harrowing hiatus and the novel coronavirus global pandemic working America’s nerves, Perry motorists drove in circles from 6-8 p.m. and remembered happy days.

Local sports media personage Shawn Kenney made like Wolfman Jack of old and spun golden oldies on KDLS, and many gray heads were seen reliving their glory days in SUVs.


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