When cruising Van Nuys Blvd. first became a thing to do is somewhat nebulous, we have read posts on other forums that suggest it all began in the 1950s or maybe as late as the early 1960s. But there is no doubt that it was in full-swing during the 1970s. In 1979, a movie was released entitled “Van Nuys Blvd.” about a small-town kid who travels down to the San Fernando Valley to check out the cruising scene (additional information about this movie can be found on IMDb.com). Due to merchant complaints and law enforcement requirements, cruising Van Nuys Blvd. came to an end around 1981 and so did an era in the history of the San Fernando Valley.

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