Friends from my hometown still frequent the drive in restaurant that was a cruising spot when I was in high school. This past summer they drove their VW beetle to Swensons for a burger. Chris being an former art teacher saw the photo op happening so stood behind their car and got the shot. I was really taken with the orange and neon just popping. After I saw it I asked permission to use their photo as a reference for this 8 x 10" oil painting.