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Warren Ehrlich, of Orland Park, shows old photos of his 1956 Thunderbird to Lorraine Joens, of Oak Lawn, during cruise night at Gatto’s in Orland Park. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Warren Ehrlich, of Orland Park, shows a photo of the 1956 Thunderbird convertible he bought it in 1970, while taking part June 20 in Gatto’s cruise night in Orland Park. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
John Agnos along with his son Blake, 4, of Orland Park, check out a 1968 Volkswagen double cab during the free cruise night at Gatto’s parking lot.
Bridgett Ambriz, one of the managers at Gatto’s, and Tom Santangelo sit in the latter’s GTO during cruise night.
Brad Nelson, of Orland Park, stands by his 1968 Volkswagen double cab during cruise night.
Marlene and Sean McCann stand by their 1970s themed cars in the Gatto’s parking lot.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
8:59 am CDT June 29, 2018
Hearing a car horn play the first notes of the song “Dixie” and seeing a car that looks like a “striped tomato” brought car enthusiasts to a parking lot at Gatto’s in Orland Park from 4-9 p.m. June 20. Little did visitors who attended the annual Cruise Night at Gatto’s know they were about to see two of the top TV cars of all time.