11 Car Cruises To Experience In Washington County (And A Bonus)
Hot dogs, apple pie and car cruises can be found in Washington County, PA this summer.
Here’s a list, starting with the car cruises that are closest to Washington. See the Car Cruises 2022 article.
Name of the cruise: Super Cruise
Location: Washington Crown Center
Description: All makes and models of cars, trucks and bike are welcome. A donation of $5 per car makes them eligible for a drawing for $50 gas cards. Profits from the Super Cruise and Cruise-In 2021 at the Meadowlands go to the Ronald McDonald House. Spectators park in the secondary lot for free.
Day: Sunday, August 1
Time: 11:00 AM
Name of the cruise: South Hills Cars and Coffee
Location: Wild Things Park is their new location this year after outgrowing their old one
Description: Do you like cars? Do you love coffee? Show cars pay $5 per car to park. Proceeds cover show costs and go to local charities. Spectators park in the secondary lot for free.
Day: Third Sunday of the month – August 15, September 19, October 17.
Time: 9:00 AM
Name of the cruise: Head & Neck Cancer Car Show honoring Bradford Benner
Location: Hobby Lobby
Description: A day to rev a few engines, listen to DJs and eat at food trucks. 50/50 raffle, silent auction and prizes for car participants. Benefits head & neck cancer bills that patients face but insurance doesn't cover.
Day: Sunday, August 29
Time: 11:30 AM
Name of the cruise: Cruise-In 2021
Location: McDonald’s on Racetrack Road
Description: Cruises are open to all sorts of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Each month leans toward a style of car. July 24 – Mopar and muscle cars. August 7 & 21 – Mustangs and orphans/imports. September 4 & 18 – Street rods and trucks. October 2 – Halloween with optional costumes. Dash plaques. DJ. Food. 50/50 drawing.
Day: Every other Saturday
Time: 5:30 PM
Name of the cruise: Thomas Presbyterian Church Cruising For Missions
Location: Thomas Presbyterian Church
Description: A lot of cars show up for this car cruise. There's no registration or plaques. It's a fundraiser for the church's outreach. Proceeds go directly to help people.
Day: Every other Saturday during the summer, with the last ones on July 31 & August 14
Time: 5:00 PM
Name of the cruise: Thomas Presbyterian Church Car Show & Pig Roast
Location: Thomas Presbyterian Church
Description: This is the finale for the every-other-week car cruises held at the church through the summer. Usually 90 cars show up. There's music. Independent judges review the cars and pick the winners. $5 to register a car and receive a dash plaque. The menu consists of a pork sandwich, corn on the cob, baked beans, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. Burgers and dogs are also available. Proceeds go to the American Legion Veterans Homeless Program that benefits homeless veterans in this area.
Day: Saturday, August 28
Time: 3:00 PM
Name of the cruise: Ultimate Sunday Car Cruise
Location: King’s and Sonic
Description: Cars, food, DJ and a free drawing for a cruiser.
Day: Sundays through October
Time: 4:30 PM (start time changes later in the season)
Name of the cruise: Claysville Rodders Cruise
Location: Chuck and Jim’s Country Mall
Description: When the Claysville Rodders cruised at Kim's Korner Dairy Bar, they usually drew 30 to 50 cars. The parking lot at their new location can hold more. There's live music – a DJ or a band – along with a small farmers marker with produce & baked goods.
Time: 6:00 PM
Name of the cruise: Car, Truck, Bike, Tractor and Boat Show
Location: St. John The Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church
Description: They expect around 50 cars and other vehicles – tractors and boats.
Day: Saturday, July 24th
Time: 10:00 AM
Name of the cruise: Twister's Car Cruise
Location: Twister’s Restaurant/Ice Cream Shop
Description: Their remaining car cruises are scheduled for August 11, September 8 and October 13.
Day: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6:00 PM
Name of the cruise: Cruisin At The Tiki
Location: Coconut Joe’s Tiki Bar
Description: A large car cruise with a DJ, tiki bar and an outdoor BBQ.
Day: Fridays through September
Time: 4:00 PM
Car cruises are weather sensitive. People who spend many thousands of dollars and untold hours on their cars don’t take them out in the rain. Check the weather before driving to one.
The National Pike Steam, Gas and Horse Association includes displays of pickup trucks, semis and cars as part of their summer show, which takes place August 13 to 15.
We get a good number of the older cars, pickups and big trucks.
Association President Bob Kelly
Their spring and summer shows aren’t car cruises. People will see a fascinating display of vintage farm and other equipment, a flea market, craft show and fair-type food that people go out of their way for.
Drive up to a car cruise. Admire some cars. Enjoy the music and food that’s usually at a cruise or nearby. But hurry – summer will be over before you know it.
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