On Wednesday, July 8, 2009, I pretty much stumbled into what turned out to be the absolutely coolest thing to happen to Van Nuys Boulevard in 20 years: The Van Nuys Cruising Association's Cruising Van Nuys Blvd. night, which filled up both the Rydell Chevrolet lot on the southwest corner of Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards as well as the "west" lot of Ralphs market across the street and a block south.
Many dozen cars were parked for our viewing pleasure. And there were dozens more actually cruising the boulevard just like they did decades ago.
You couldn't ask for more of a "happening" on Van Nuys Boulevard.
Since these photos were first shot, I've learned that Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard is indeed continuing. The classic cars return on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 to the boulevard for another night of cruising. Expect the Rydell lot at Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards in Van Nuys to start filling up at 6 p.m., with the actual cruising starting at 8 p.m. Check the event's official Web site and Come on Feel the Nuys for more details on the Aug. 12 Cruise Night.
— Steven Rosenberg
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