Spring Break 1984: The Last Time Regular Kids Drove Cool Cars

Drive by a high school parking lot today and it's full of SUVs and Camrys. Back in the 1980s, though, high school and college parking lots were jam-packed full of cool cars, driven by kids who weren't satisfied with driving their mom's Satellite sedan. See, in the 1980s, kids had these things called "part time jobs" in order "pay for their own stuff." For a couple of grand, you could drive something interesting. And nowhere did more of those cars come out than Daytona Beach, Florida during Spring Break. Both the Sun-Sentinel and a photographer named W. Keith McManus documented Spring Break in the 1980s with photo essays.
Spring Break 1984: The Last Time Regular Kids Drove Cool Cars
MERCEDES in the '80s: Full Galleries of the 300SD
Spring Break 1984: The Last Time Regular Kids Drove Cool Cars
PHOTOS: Full Galleries of the 1968 Plymouth Fury Convertible
Spring Break 1984: The Last Time Regular Kids Drove Cool Cars
MORE 1980s TOYS: 1983 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser
Spring Break 1984: The Last Time Regular Kids Drove Cool Cars
PHOTOS: Full Galleries of the 1969 ZL1
Spring Break 1984: The Last Time Regular Kids Drove Cool Cars
MORE PHOTOS: 1976 Alfa Romeo Alfetta
Spring Break 1984: The Last Time Regular Kids Drove Cool Cars
MORE PHOTOS: 1980 Pontiac Firebird Image Source: Sun-Sentinel, Keith W. McManus

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