Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lawrence is Waiting for You - Don't Forget "Cruisin the Dub"....Memorial Ave. A&W, Friday May 28th...7PM Sharp!

Don't forget, its Thunder Bay's(you know...the old Fort William and Port Arthur) first A&W "Cruisin the Dub" cruise night on May 28th...one week from this Friday and every week all summer long. Below you will see some more A&W classic photos from our fair cities taken back in the 1960's and you can connect with the last post we did introducing the cruise by clicking here - http://hotrodsandjalopies.blogspot.com/search?q=A%26W and scrolling down!

Here are two of the most famous logos that we never forget!!

And here.....since 1956 "the Frosted Mug", "the Car Hop", and the best fast food burger ever made..."the Teen Burger"(that's my quote...not theirs...I love the Teen...LOL). Come out and enjoy these with all us gear heads on the 28th!

I found this coupon in my own collection and on the back it actually tells you what is in the famous A&W Root Beer. Next is the Great Root Bear, who will be on hand for the opening night. The last photo here shows a real car hop at the 10th Ave A&W circa 1960.

Is this you??? If it is, or you know who it is...please email me!! An unknown cook/chef waving at us from the 10th Ave A&W in 1961 as noted along side of the photo. The photo on the right is that of the Cumberland Street restaurant taken in the mid 1960's as noted by the year of the vehicles.

This photo taken by myself in 1980 shows the A&W on the corner of James and Arthur street in Fort William. The music students from most of the local high schools got together for a 50's tribute and needed a number of hot rods for props. In the back row from left to right is Jerry McKenzie's green Model "A" Ford Coupe, Art Lee's yellow "33 Ford Coupe(now Rick Stokaluk's totally re-done car), my own Red and Black '32 Hudson Terraplane 2-door sedan, Gord Wall's black Model "A" 2-door Sedan and in the front was "Dinger" Bell's red T-Bucket....note the camera man on the left.
The last photo shows the Metro Store today where this A&W used to be.
Owner/Operator Laurence Deswiage says that he has had a number of phone calls about the cruise. He has had the parking lot resealed and new spaces painted. Speakers have been installed outside and there is also great oldies music piped into the parking lot. "The Great Root Bear" will also be there on opening night as mentioned above.
Thanks to Lawrence for the vintage photos and for started the long awaited cruise night at the A&W here in Thunder Bay.
Click on the photos to enlarge.......and......SEE YOU AT THE DUB ON MAY 28TH, 2010!

1 comment:

The Pickle said...

Great Spread. I am all about the nostalgia. Thanks for sharing all of these great memories.