Monday, August 27, 2007

Dragging Douglas

When turning around from yesterday's photo, this is the view looking towards the west. This stretch of city street through downtown Wichita used to be popular among the young crowd of "new" drivers. That was before the internet. High school students would cruise up and down Douglas Avenue, and the term for this activity was "drag Douglas". They would congregate, driving back and forth, showing off their first cars, and meeting other people around their age. It wasn't uncommon on a Friday or Saturday night to be asked "wanna go drag Douglas", or "let's go drag Douglas". I don't think it goes on much these days, but am not sure. Guess I'll have to venture downtown on a Friday or Saturday evening and see if young drivers are still bumper-to-bumper; honking, waving, hollering out of car windows, flirting, and revving engines. Does your city have (or did it use to have) this kind of driving activity in it's past?

6 comments:

JoAnn-NL "Through my Dutch eyes" :) said...

I wendy,
I like the other side of D street more, this side looksto me, too much in 1 colour, I find that boring. Your photograpy is "out of the question' I mean, WELL DONE.

:) :) JoAnn

lila said...

The smaller town in which I was a teen had a Sonic which was the center of the action. Everyone would "drag the Sonic"!

Jayne said...

I like looking at the different styles of streets in different areas. I'm a bit odd like that.

Great pics to catch up on :0)

Moonshadow said...

Wendy,
The main drag in Dodge City was Wyatt Earp Blvd. So in Dodge they'd.... drum roll....
"drag Earp"!
lol
OH, lila, they also had either a Sonic or an A&W drive-in with the girls on roller skates on Wyatt Earp blvd.

Annie said...

The red brick building looks like it might have a history of interest. Look at those two chimneys (?) in front.

Chad Oneil said...

I'd like to "Drag Douglas" on that Chopper!