Saturday Night at the Drive-in

Saturday Night at the Drive-in

There aren’t many Happy Days moments in life anymore, but every Saturday night in Manassas the friendly folks of Bull Run Street Rods cruise in to the parking lot of the Burger King out by the airport. Over in the corner of the lot is a little drive-in ice cream shop that sort of looks like it belongs in nineteen-fifty-something. They do a brisk business between the folks coming to show off their wheels and the folks (like me) who show up just to look. You can almost convince yourself that you’re back in a simpler time, even if it’s just for a bit.

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