Do you remember cruising
Lansdale when you were younger? Spending a ridiculous amount of
time (and gas)
driving up and down Main & Broad
St., again and again. Be it with your
first car (that ran most of the time),
your pride and joy street rod (shade tree mechanic be proud) or your
parents car (that you begged to borrow),
you were out with friends or meeting new
Come out and relive
this old enjoyable past time of cruising
like “American Graffiti” along Main and
Broad Streets. Back in the day Lansdale
was a cruising hotspot and for our 6th
year we will once again be taking a trip
back in time but for a good cause.
Unlike other ‘Cruise Nights’ you’ve heard
or seen, this one is not just about
the cars, not just another car show in a
parking lot. This cruise is also about the
people. Whether you
are walking, riding or driving, doesn’t
matter (though cool cars are cool).
The cruise route is
still there! It may have been buried in
our minds, lost with a later generation and forgotten with changed names
and renovations, but it is still there,
yearning to be revisited.
Franks’s Pizza (old
Nino’s Pizzeria) W. Main St. to The Lansdale Pavilion (A&P, I
Got it at Gary’s, Drug Emporium) Broad St.
Route: West on W. Main St. ,
Right on N. Mitchell Ave, Left on Mill
St., Right into parking lot, Loop around back on Mill
St., Right on N. Mitchell, Left on W. Main
St., Right on S. Broad St., Left into The Lansdale Pavilion
parking lot, Loop back around to go north
on S. Broad St., Left on W. Main St…..repeat.
- The Lansdale
Reunion Cruise is open to all cars
(though cool cars are cooler).
- Traffic Laws and
Town Ordinances will be enforced.
- The car must be
road-worthy and registered,
- All passengers
should be wearing seatbelts.
- No tire burn
- Absolutely No
alcohol on the streets.
- No exhaust flames
or hydraulics allowed.
cruise night information: Registration
at 4:30pm, At 5:00pm we will start
line up of the cars along Madison
Street starting at Main St. (behind
the ribbon) and then Madison Parking
is the start of the "Prelude to
the Cruise" car show. The
cars will be on display until the
At 7:30 (30 minutes before the
ribbon cutting) there will be a
drivers meeting in Railroad Plaza.
Then at 8:00pm the Mayor, Little
Miss Lansdale and representatives
from Manna on Main St. will cut the
ribbon to officially open the
Lansdale Cruise. After the ribbon is
cut the cars will parade out onto
Main St. (right hand turn) and begin
the cruise. Once onto Main St.
drivers have the option of following
the cruise map which replicates much
of the cruise route that was used in
Lansdale for several decades. They
can make a full lap, 2 laps, 3 laps
or stop anywhere along the
way. There is a parking lot at
each end of the cruise
At 10:00pm we will make our way back
to Railroad Plaza to choose our
raffle winners and hand out our
various special awards.
is just $10 donation with at
least 3 canned goods.
you do not bring canned goods we
will sell you some for an
additional $5 for 3 cans.
(though a bag full is much
The Cub Scouts will also be
collecting food items from
spectators for Manna on Main
Please consider bringing a few
can good items with you to
Don't forget to get your 2016
Lansdale Cruise Night T-shirt
Proceeds go to Manna on Main
to all of our 2015
Lansdale CruiseNight Award
Baker from West Palm
Beach, FL in his
191967 Ford Cobra.
He left before the
awards, I guess to
get a head start
to all of our 2014
MOST COLORS: George
Emanuel Runer with
his 1988 Mitsubishi
Precis, not sure
what that was but
MOST LIT UP:
Rod& Pat Reitz
with their 1923 Ford
BEST LAND YACHT:
(sp?) and his
Cadillac Series 62 ...
MOST ACCESSORIES: Frank Brown and his ‘full
of stuff’ 1987 GMC
BEST ANTENNA BALL: Jay Garner with his 1940
Chevy Coupe (2
BEST HOOD ORNAMENT: Joe O’Brien and his 1933
with it’s flying
pig. Another 2
time winner but
with a different
BEST WORK IN PROGRESS: David Peters and his
Coupe DeVille, but
I think it if
perfect the way it
BEST CLUB PARTICIPATION: ‘Mopar Maniacs’ had
MOST LIKELY TO GET PULLED OVER: Ronald Baker
didn’t get pulled
over this night
but heard he did
not too long ago.
BEST NON TYPICAL CRUISE VEHICLE: Harold
Beccher 1999 Ford
F-350, big and
BEST FEMALE OWNED CAR: Michaela Brass and her
very sharp looking
Charger, soo many
female owned cars,
Cruise Night award winners!
Longest Distance: Vince Wilczynski did
the long drive from
Wolmesdorf, PA in his 1965 Plymouth
Barracuda. Still not sure
where that is.
Ron Adam with his 1951 Ford
Most Lit Up:
Rod& Pat Reitz with
their 1923 Ford T-Bucket
Best Land Yacht:
David Peters and his 1968
Satin Black Cadillac Coupe
Jim Daneker and his loaded up
big Dodge Ram truck
Antenna Ball: Jay
Garner with his 1940 Chevy
Best Hood Ornament:
Joe O’Brien and his 1933
Plymouth Sedan with it’s
dragon that was just having
too much of a good time.
Work in Progress:
Travis Clemens and his 1954
Best Club Participation:
B-Out Nation who showed up in
Likely to Get Pulled Over:
Frank Gary, showing good
restraint with the gas pedal,
and his 1967 Ford
Best Non Typical
Gary Schnable with his 1991
Cadillac Hearse, enuff
Jon Doughty and his very
sharp looking 1957 Chevy
Bel-Air looking like it just
drove off the screen from
note, decisions by judges
are final, any problems
please try again next year.
We have a
lot of fun with our awards.
That’s the theme of our
show, ‘fun’. And we are
always listening for ideas
to add to our fun awards
lineup. Let us know your
thoughts or suggestions.
Heard a couple good
suggestions this year and
have one suggested last year
that we are figuring how to
The 2013 Lansdale
Cruise Night was a lot of fun. I believe
everyone had a great time judging by the
mile of smiles. I just want to give a BIG
THANKS to all the area businesses that
support the cruise, the car owners &
spectators that helped support Manna on
Mian St., Dave with K-Ratz Entertainment,
the 'My Brothers Band' band, Discover
Lansdale and the Cruise Night committee
that make the whole thing possible.
to all of our 2013 Lansdale Cruise Night
Owned: George & Carol Walter 60
years, 1950 Dodge Truck. George noted that
he cruised Lansdale
in that truck in the 50’s.
Longest Distance: Scott Shive did the
long drive from Willis, VA in
his 1992 Ford Mustang
Most Colors: Tony Fischer with his
1970 VW Funbuggy…er…I mean Dunebuggy
Most Lit Up: Tom Beerley &
family with their 1999 GMC sChOOL BUS, with
all the typical bus lights and added
colorful rope lights.
Yacht: Frank Brass III and his good
looking 1962 Chrysler 300
Most Accessories: Joseph
Klaumenzer and his decked out 1956 Desoto
Best Antenna Ball: Chris
Mills and his sharp looking 1967 Oldsmobile
Best Hood Ornament: Ron
Adams and his 1947 Pontiac Streamliner that
just screams “cool”.
Best Work in Progress: Al
Knoedler and his 1969 Ford Fairlane
Best Club Participation:
Those great Mini Cooper lovers ‘Philly Mini’
Most Likely to Get Pulled
Over: Alan Costanza and his 1983 Ford
Mustang didn’t get pulled over this week but
I think I heard he did the week before.
Cruise Committee Choice:
Had too much fun with Matt Messa Jr. and his
1966 Seagrave Firetruck.
We have a lot of fun with our awards. That’s
the theme of our show, ‘fun’. And we are
always listening for ideas to add to our fun
awards lineup. Let us know your thoughts or
suggestions. Already heard a good
suggestion, ‘Best Female Owned Car’. Hmmmm?