Manic Monday - Cruising

Posted: Monday, January 29, 2007 by Travis Cody in

Morgen over at It's A Blog Eat Blog World came up with this great idea. I may not participate every Monday, but I definitely wanted in on the ground floor. His first topic is perfect - lots of different ways to get crazy over Cruising!!!

Cruising is about cars and music. The songs below have been ranked among the top 50 cruising songs of all time. The cars are my favorite classics.

So here we go. And turn up the radio y'all!!!

From 1964.

No Particular Place To Go
By Chuck Berry

A 1953 Corvette, the only car I could be temped into choosing over a TBird.

From 1966.

Devil With The Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly
By Mitch Ryder

You see the dilemma between the Vette and the 1956 TBird here.

From 1968.

Born To Be Wild
By Steppenwolf

That is a 1968 Camero.

From 1962.

Green Onions
By Booker T.

A 1957 Chevy Bel Air.

From 1966.

Mustang Sally
By Wilson Pickett

This, my friends, is a 1968 Shelby Mustang GT oh my THUMP!

I hope you enjoyed this little Cruising tour. Do yourselves a favor this summer. Get on the internet and find a classic car show near you. Spend a couple of hours walking around and admiring these beautiful cars. You won't regret it. They are works of art.

One more - a 1930 Ford Model A Delux Roadster.

By Gary Numan

The Top 50 Cruising Songs of All Time

It's A Blog Eat Blog World


  1. Cool concept! On the more modern side of things, I love to crank Tears for Fears' "Everybody wants to Rule the World" on that first sunny, windows-down day of spring.

  1. Turnbaby says:

    AWESOME!!!Cars and songs--I love them all. I could just feel the wind under my hand hanging out the window. Add "Born to Run" and "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" to a long list for me.

    Way to go buddy


  1. loved the photos, and i tried to install the player thingy but, alas, too old and dumb! drat!! drat! i love that music too.... thanks for a great ride.....bee

  1. Boo yah! Great rides, and awesome songs.

    My favorite all-time: that Shelby. THUD is right!

    Thanks for the cruise - mine's not up yet (d'oh!)

  1. Sanni says:

    I love love LOVE the 1968 Shelby Mustang GT! Did you watch the movie "Gone in 60 seconds"? To make a long story short: I want Eleonore =)

  1. Morgen says:

    What a great concept -- combining the classic cars & the songs!
    Thanks for participating in our first Manic Monday!
    I really appreciate your post and your support!
    ~ Mo

  1. Bond says:

    way cool job Trav... really well done... but guys don't THUD - they THUMP


  1. Travis says:

    Jeff: Yup - so many great cruising songs to choose!

    Turn: Yes ma'am! I saw the word/concept and I knew right away this was the thing to post for me.

    Bee: Welcome my dear! Sorry you couldn't hear the tuneage.

    DS: There's nothing quite like a Shelby.

    Sanni: I did not see that film - may have to check it out.

    Mary: You said it baby!

    Morgen: You supplied the inspiration!

    V: DOH!! I forgot to THUMP not THUD! Rats.

  1. Ah...Green Onions. Sweet. Living in the Detroit area, cruising in automobiles was a rite of passage for me as a teen.

    I can recall sweeping along Woodward Ave., kicking back in a Monte Carlo, with the radio as loud as it could go to Hendrix's "Crosstown Traffic".

  1. Great post, wow, i love the music, very orinigal

  1. JohnH985 says:

    This was a GREAT post. I had thought about using music for the theme, but was too lazy and in a rush when I posted so I went the easy way out with a picture. I want a corvette!

  1. Anndi says:

    LOVE the tunes (a always)... LOVE the cars...

    Well done darlin Bro!

  1. Travis says:

    Stewart: My hometown was trying to kill the practice when I was coming of age. Bastards! And yet we persevered.

    Sarge: Thanks for the drive by Sarge!

    John: You get the '53, I'll get the '56, and it's on dude!!!

    Ann: Lay your head back and let the wind blow through your hair darlin.

  1. julie says:

    Oh yeah you're talking! Bring on that T-bird and a paved country road lined with Copper Beech trees! Woooooo!!!!

  1. Travis says:

    Julie: Yeah baby!!