A long, straight road in extending from Sunnyvale, California, to San Jose, California. Like the perpendicular intersecting Lawrence Expressway, the traffic lights on this street forsaken all drivers who just a couple seconds late at right the lights. The really cool part about El Camino is that if you time it right and go at the right speed you can drive for half an hour in mid-day traffic without ever stopping or hitting a red light.
I'm pretty sure there used to be some glamorous story to this King of Highways but now it's just another long straight road dotted by stores on both sides.
Some notables stores that I can remember are a Super Tung Kee Noodle House where engineers from all the office buildings in a 2 mile radius congregate for lunch, a Starbucks with a drive-through window, Rainbow Carwash, a rare do-it-yourself car wash place that's been in business before Silicon Valley, a small Koreantownship with a place called Korean BBQ Buffet, the most delightful place for anyone, and lots and lots of car lots (how punny).