Indiana: When Frog Follies began in ’75…

Lynn Johnson remembers 1975 being a much simpler time for street rod enthusiasts.

On a Saturday night, he and his crew of gear heads would cruise all over town with their girlfriends, and at 45 cents a gallon, there was no complaining about rising fuel costs.

“We drove anywhere and everywhere, and never thought a thing about it,” said Johnson, a former president of Mead Johnson.

That same year marked the start of the E’ville Iron Street Rod Frog Follies in Evansville, now an annual tradition for car enthusiasts that draws more than 4,000 street rods from all over the country. However, in 1975, it was less organized. There were no clubs or charity work like at today’s 37th edition of the Frog Follies.

Read more… Evansville Courier & Press

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