Cruisin' Las Vegas It doesn't seem possible that I was the new guy when the CC staff invaded Las Vegas for another installment of Car Craft's Cruisin' USA series that appeared in the May '80 issue. I was at Editor Jon Asher's command and third-string backup for Neil Britt's outstanding night-cruising photography. This photo is one outtake of several choreographies of fender-flared Camaros, Firebirds, and Corvettes staged that night. The one memory seared into my brain from that night is that wearing a bright-yellow Car Craft staff jacket on Fremont Street became the closest I'll ever get to rock star status. It was way too much for a kid barely out of Iowa. My only other recollection is being down to my last $4 on a slot machine buried in one of the casinos on Fremont Street and hitting three bars across the machine and the sound of $100 worth of coins hitting the tray. That was the first and last time I gambled in Vegas-if you don't count those 120-mph blasts in a '65 Chevelle on the old Las Vegas Speedway road course. But that's another story. By Jeff Smith Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!