We discovered the citizen’s-band phenomenon when C.W. McCall (who is NOT DEAD) recorded the 1976 hit “Convoy.” You didn’t have to drive a cab-over Pete with a reefer on to immediately fall in love with the romance of the 18-wheel lifestyle. “Convoy” told a classic tale of fighting authority, with the truckers crashing roadblocks and flaunting toll bridges.
Kids weren’t the only ones who loved it. Adults started buying CBs for their Dodge Darts at such a frantic pace, the FCC doubled the number of available channels. Of course, no one knew any real CB lingo outside of the song lyrics, so real truckers had to suffer through listening to kids, desk jockeys and housewives calling them “good buddy” until we grew sick of the craze and moved on to the next fad.
Today, the closest kids come to talking to truckers is when they pull an imaginary cord to try and get passing drivers to honk their horns. Still awesome? That’s a big 10-4.
I dare you not to smile while watching this trailer for the "Convoy" movie. By golly, it's clear here to Flagtown, come on.