Back then, got my license at 14 along with a used hand me down from parents, 1961 Falcon. Owned two more falcons after that, and like Jerry I vividly remember those gas wars. And now I get excited when I find gas for $2.95/gal in St. Louis. What a pity. Life was so simple then.
When they did away with the $1 per carload, we started getting in the trunk. My buddy and I would get into the trunk and let our future wives drive us into the show. Once, they actually had the car in front of us open their trunk, but let the our two future wives drive right in. We never did it again after that! I could not get over whey they did not check our car. I do not remember ever seeing two woman at the drive in alone.