US 221 between Check and Copper Hill, Va.
capacity: 150 cars
years of operation: 1951-61+
currently: private residence
Named after owner S.G. Vest. Situated a good half-mile above sea level in the Floyd County highlands, it advertised in Roanoke papers in the summer of '52 as a respite from the city heat, advising patrons to "bring a sweater" even in July.
Click here to see the 1981 USGS map depicting the drive-in and surrounding area.
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