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Classic Cars Cruise to CJ's Northside Grill

Filed under: Around Town,Business by News Staff at 2:07 am on June 29, 2011
Classic Car Cruise to CJ's Northside Grille in Framingham

The classic cars that made Riley's in Nobscot a favorite Saturday night cruise destination has re-opened as CJ's Northside Grill.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - For nearly a decade, every Saturday night when the weather was nice, antique autos, high performance hot-rods and vintage vehicles cruised to Framingham to meet with other car enthusiasts at a restaurant in the Nobscot section of town.

The restaurant, formerly operated by Joe Breed as "Riley's Roast Beef" is now CJ's Northside Grille -- brought back to life by Framingham natives Chris Gagen and Jamie Anderson.

Chris and Jamie are both Framingham North High class of 1989 graduates and both worked at Riley's when Joe owned the place

Along with the partners, Chris' brother Sean, some cousins and other family members ...[read more]


Cruise Night at Riley's in Nobscot

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 5:30 pm on March 8, 1998

CRUZIN (at Riley's Roast Beef in Nobscot) 1998

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Saturday nights, throughout the summer and early fall, the parking lot of Riley's Roast Beef, and the area surrounding the intersection of Edgell Road and Water Street is transformed into a cruise-in. Hot-rod, classic car, antique vehicle, and motor cyles enthusiasts, some from as far away as New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island, and others who live less than a mile away, make the weekly pilgrimage to Nobscot.

Here's a '39 Chevy Master 85 Coupe, (left), the former showcar sports a 3 1/2" chopped top, and is powered by 471 blown and modified 350ci motor. The flawless Autumn Maple Firemist paintjob looks good in any season! The car's owner, Jim English, cruises in from Marlboro in the Chevy, or in his '34 Ford 'Vicky (not shown).
Cliff Clancey's '67 Chevy Camaro and it's 454 LS6 big-block rumbles in from Walpole. The car is a 4-speed, posi-traction equipped classic that looks good enough to show, and runs good enough to drive daily.
A fine '66 GTO owned by Framingham resident Luke Emmanuel

makes any muscle-car lover's heart beat a little faster with it's 389ci 'Tri-Power' motor, four speed transmission, and posi-traction rear end.

57 Chevy, Riley's Roast Beef, Cruise Night, Nobscot, Framingham, MA 1998

Is that Joe Mondello at the wheel of this flamed '57 Chevy?

....(we're not sure)

If you have more information on any of these cars, people, or car clubs that make the Cruise-In a favorite local happening, please let us know.

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