Saturday, August 5, 2017

A CLASSIC CRUISE DOWN ELIZABETH STREET FRIDAY NIGHT

(Ed.'s Note: On any given Friday night – if you luck out – you might be able to catch a glimpse of this Brownsville resident driving his cherry Chevy down Elizabeth Street. This photo was sent to us by one of our seven readers who said they caught up with this restored 1959 (?) Chevy convertible at the corner of Seventh and Elizabeth streets. They did not catch the name of the driver so we can only say: "Dude, what a cruise!" Does anyone know the guy or the actual make of the Heavy Chevy?)

A long long time ago
I can still remember how
That music used to make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died
So

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its 1957 Chevy bellaire

Anonymous said...

Great memories....like riding down the streets of Havana; streets of no progress. Thanks Tony Martinez for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Yes, 1957 Chevy Bellaire. Sweet. 287 cu. in. engine as I recall. I think my Dad's had posi-traction rear end. I blew the transmission out racing it. Boy, was Dad mad.

Anonymous said...

His name is Miguel Gomez. He has an extensive collection of classic cars.

Manuel Salinas said...

His name is Miguel Gomez. He has an extensive collection of classic cars.

Manuel Salinas said...

His name is Miguel Gomez.

Anonymous said...

283 motor

Anonymous said...

Brownsville should have classic car gathering on Fridays or Saturday nights .

Anonymous said...

Is it not a 1957 Chevy Bel-Aire? Did this car not once belong to
Joe Lopez, El Groupo Mazz and he used it to pay off his lawyers who
did nothing for him? Car shows were once held very often at the old
Lincoln Park which is now under the expressway that looks like a jungle because no one cares for cleaning it up. Those shows used to be a great Sunday outing for families when I was growing up.

Anonymous said...

Apparently it is Don Mclean.

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