For business reasons Cimarron made the hard decision to pursue a different musical direction, electing to pursue the classic rock market. In 2002, McLoughlin became the founding member of The Gas Pump Jockeys. The band continued to incorporate a sense of humor within its musical performance, promising listeners, “More songs per gallon than any band in North America”.
The Gas Pump Jockeys had a goodly amount of success, performing at fairs and festivals throughout the State of Ohio and neighboring states, and giving McLoughlin his second successful band in two efforts. But his best accomplishment was forthcoming.
In 2016, McLoughlin began the task of reuniting the band that had opened for The Beatles during their last tour of The United States called The Cyrkle. During their heyday, The Cyrkle successfully charted six songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 including, “Turn Down Day” which peaked at #16, and the classic “Red Rubber Ball”, which peaked at #2.
After nearly a full year’s effort, he successfully added two original members of the band to the Gas Pump Jockeys lineup, and reviving The Cyrkle for a national tour, in celebration of their 50th anniversary. They continue to perform around the United States to this day. Additionally, they have released a new single, released the first ever live album by The Cyrkle (‘Full Cyrkle”) and is spearheading the release of the band’s first studio album since 1967 featuring all new original material.