Saturday, September 8, 2012

Firecracker Films

OK, so this isn't necessarily Peoria related...but it's so cool that I had to share. Just replace 'My First Car' with 'Restless Ribbon' below and you're good to go. Send your story to him and let's get that old car back whilst helping get something decent on television for a change!

Firecracker Films

Jesse at  Firecracker Films   just contacted YrHmblHst about a new show his company is developing, and asked if the vast readership here at My First Car would like to participate in the program's genesis. I opined that, my readers being the most generous, talented and interesting lot the world has to offer, we / y'all would love to help. So shoot Jesse an email with a synopsis of the story you want to share - and it doesn't even have to be a FIRST car - and help get this show on the road. YrHmblHst is already scheduled for an interview...

"Firecracker Films is currently developing a show called “Restoration Reunion,” a cool new program that reunites people with their long lost cars.   You know the one you took to the drive-in filled with all your friends…or you paraded the love of your life in…or the one you religiously washed and waxed every weekend while the neighborhood kids watched.  Are you looking for your old ride or do you have a friend, partner, or parent who you would like to surprise by locating their beloved car?  Please send an email to  We’d love to hear your story!"

Tell him I sent ya!

Friday, September 7, 2012

More memories from the Driller

Just received this from Driller AA. How great is that?!? The horn thing was something I had never heard before - learn something new every day!

"A few more thoughts. 
Obviously cruising between 31st and about 48th street was the thing to do in the mid sixties.  I don't think a great deal of parking in the shopping center lots and visiting happened until the early seventies.  If you wanted to drag race, that would usually take place either, South of 51st on Peoria, or on 61st between Peoria and Lewis.  One thing that I do remember was that each school had a special sequence of honking their car to identify their school.  It was kind of like code.  When you heard a certain rhythm of honking, you knew what school was represented.  Edison/Rogers, Edison/Hale, and Rogers/Hale were huge rivalries in the mid sixties.  All were in the same conference and in the largest classification in the state (4A at the time).  Rogers did very well in football, while Edison dominated the wrestling scene.
If you want some addition insight into the high school scene of 1965, Edison alumni have a marvelous website at  Check it out."
Thanx again Mr Driller. Looking forward to hearing more!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Driller's recollections

Architect, photographer, author, and general Bon Vivant,  Driller AA at Drillers Place just sent this glimpse of his time on The Ribbon...

"As a 1965 graduate of Tulsa Edison, the Restless Ribbon was an integral part of our high school experience.  The true ribbon ran from 31st to 51st on Peoria.  There wasn't much going on South of I-44 then.