For anyone who lived in southern California during the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70s, it was no secret that the worlds largest and most packed cruise strip was Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys California. Its reputation became internationally recognized.
It was no secret that most of this traffic had a destination, which was the Van Nuys Bob’s Drive-in. It all began in 1951 when Bob’s Big Boy Drive-in opened in Van Nuys. There were few if any places that young people were welcome, as Bob Wian liked young people, and viewed them as our future. So it’s no wonder that all the Bob’s Drive-ins were popular with young people, and of course as a cruise night location.