Walking along Oak Park Avenue Tuesday night, you may have thought you were in a scene from a classic movie.
The song When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes blasted in the street as attendees weaved around parked 1957 Chevrolets and Mustangs. Car owners of all ages showcased rides of every make and model imaginable during Tinley's first summer — an event made possible when the board voted in May to restrict parking to classic cars on the avenue beginning at 5 p.m. every Tuesday this summer.
"This is great," said Jim Fuentes. "Instead of going to a town like Lemont, this is a showcase for Tinley Park."
As Fuentes posed by a car, those dining outside at Durbin's looked on. Several business's along the Oak Park Avenue cruise route were open and ready to welcome new visitors for pizza or candy.
Comments ranging from, "Where did you get the fuzzy dice?" to "How much did that low-rider cost?" could be heard all along the east side of the street.
The Tinley Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2791 joined the village to sponsor the shindig, which is free to participants. Cruise Nights will continue every Tuesday through Aug. 30 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., officials said.