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Saturday at CJ's Northside Grille

Filed under: Around Town by Randy Harris at 9:12 pm on September 4, 2011
Patrons at CJ's Northside Grille take in some of the hot rods that show up most Saturday afternoons for the Class Car Cruise-in.

Patrons at CJ's Northside Grille take in some of the hot rods that show up most Saturday afternoons for the Classic Car Cruise-in.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Bob Bradway probably never imagined that nearly 60 years after he opened the "Nobscot Drive-In" that many of the same types of cars would still be cruisin' to the same parking lot on Saturday afternoons.

Never heard of the Nobscot Drive-In? Don't feel left out, it hasn't been called that for five decades -- most locals remember it as Riley's Roast Beef, or McCarthy's or Leon's or Lobster in the Red -- or most recently as CJ's Northside Grille -- same place, different era.

This weekend, in addition to the Classic Car Cruise-in, the owners of CJ's opened up the parking lot to the Framingham High School Flyers Cheerleaders who ...[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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