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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Means Fun (Part 5) -------- THEY'RE SOUPED UP FOR THRILLS AND THERE'S NO LIMIT TO WHAT THEY'LL DO!

CALL THEM PUNKS...

CALL THEM ANIMALS...







...BUT
YOU
BETTER
GET
OUT
OF
THEIR
WAY!









THE TURNED-ON GENERATION...

HOPPED-UP ON ROCK & ROLL!

SPEED DEMONS WHO LIVE FOR KOOKY, WAY-OUT KICKS!






Peg Phillips:
"They're BACK!
Oh, God, Tom...
they're BACK!"









It was American Graffiti, White Rose style back in the 60s.

On warm spring and summer nights, muscle cars in all shapes and sizes cruised the loop.

Most of the clean machines that entered the lot at Gino's kept right on going. Few of them ever pulled into a parking slot, even if one was available.

Two reasons:

1. Why take the risk of some clod dinging your door?

2. Got places to go and people to impress.

Hey, listen to what's coming on the dashboard radio! It's our buddies Jan and Dean with their car classic from the summer of '64, "Hot Stocker!"



Most of the hot cars made a leisurely pass through Gino's lot, continued down the slope to the exit, and turned right on Market Street.

If it was going to happen, that's where it happened. As soon as his guided missile was aimed down the straightaway, the pilot hopped on it, peeled out, and laid a patch!

Tires squealed and smoked as one car after another roared down eastbound Market...

...each driver trying to get rubber in all four, shut 'em down, make a trophy run...

...and grab the low E/T down the asphalt aisle.

Helpful hint to drivers: Your funny car needs to have its drag chute deployed by the time you get anywhere near Mt. Zion Road because that's where you will be required to negotiate a left turn and blast off toward your next destination...Avalong.

Time for another tune by Jan and Dean, this one an epic surf rock instrumental called "Quasimoto" aka "B Gas Rickshaw, Alternate Version."



Ten minutes later, some of the same cars would be back at Gino's to wow the crowd again.

Those that didn't bail and head back into downtown York completed the east side circuit by taking Industrial Hwy. to Memory Lane, and turning left back onto Market.

Oh, I almost forgot. You could also eat at Gino's! On a typical evening, I would consume 2 Giants, large fries, onion rings, a chocolate shake and an apple pie.

Unsolved mystery: How were we able to wolf down that much junk food night after night and never gain an ounce?

While you're thinking of an answer, let's enjoy this seldom heard fab flip from August 1963.

Here once again are Marcy Jo and Eddie Rambeau with "The Car Hop and the Hard Top."



Correct me if I'm wrong......but I'm pretty sure that toe-tapper was covered by Marilyn Manson. Yes? No?

That wraps-up my salute to warm weather wheels, but there's still one more episode of Summer Means Fun remaining. Next time, we'll examine the rules of dating etiquette as they pertain to summer flings! I advise you to take notes because there'll be a pop quiz.

Have a Shady day!

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