Ride #68: Games, Trains & Automobiles

The Cars by The Cars (1978)

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 @ 4 pm

Album Details:

Via AllMusic:

“The Cars’ 1978 self-titled debut, issued on the Elektra label, is a genuine rock masterpiece. The band jokingly referred to the album as their ‘true greatest-hits album,’ but it’s no exaggeration — all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio. Whereas most bands of the late ’70s embraced either punk/new wave or hard rock, the Cars were one of the first bands to do the unthinkable — merge the two styles together. Add to it bandleader/songwriter Ric Ocasek’s supreme pop sensibilities, and you had an album that appealed to new wavers, rockers, and Top 40 fans.”

Ride Details:

Let’s head downtown to Union Station’s Retrocade Experience, an event held in the historic Ticket Concourse that offers visitors the opportunity to play an eclectic collection of classic arcade games like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, and Street Fighter. There will be classic arcade food, alcohol, a house DJ, and a Pac Man tournament.


The event itself has free entry. For those interested, the Pac Man tournament has a $5 entry fee.