For the last 14 years, "DJ John" Strobeck has been the golden voice with the golden oldies at the regular car shows held at Little Anthony's Diner on Tucson's east side.
Strobeck, who recently retired from a career as a real estate analyst, broadcasts from a trailer dubbed the "Little Tune Coupe" that sits in the diner's parking lot on show nights, hitched to his restored 1968 Ford F-100 Ranger.
Strobeck sticks to pre-Beatles fare, songs from the 1950s and '60s with artists ranging from Elvis Presley to Little Richard.
"We are hopping down the happy highway of hits from the '50s," he likes to say.
Strobeck, 70, considers himself a car guy.
He bought his first custom car, a 1954 Ford Victoria, in 1960 while working as a box boy at a grocery store in Eugene, Ore.
"I was making a buck an hour," he said. "I could barely put gas in the thing, but I had it."
It's his love for vintage vehicles and his childhood dream to become a DJ that led him to the Little Anthony's gig after moving to Tucson in 1992.
Strobeck's reputation and musical tastes have since earned him other gigs.
He's the music talent for two of Tucson's largest car shows: the Rotary Club of Tucson's Classics Car Show at St. Gregory College Preparatory School on Oct. 13 and the Cops and Rodders Car Show at Hi Corbett Field on Nov. 3.
Strobeck said his side gig wouldn't be possible without Southern Arizona's die-hard car community.
"There are a huge amount of people in Tucson that do have very nice cars," he said.
DJ John's Top 5 Cruising Songs
1. "Hot Rod Lincoln" - Charlie Ryan.
2. "409" - The Beach Boys.
3. "No Particular Place to Go" - Chuck Berry.
4. "Don't Be Cruel" - Elvis Presley.
5. "True Love Ways" - Buddy Holly.