Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Who can forget cruisin' the streets on those hot summer days? Probably not the police; they keep their files for a long time. Seriously, the United States is a car nation (no pun intended), and summer is the time for putting the top down, or turning on the air conditioning, setting the cruise control, pumping up Sirius XM, putting the cell phone away, getting out the GPS, setting the lane assist and collision warning system, and having a good time! Seems driving has changed a bit since those 25-cent- and 14-miles-per-gallon days. Check out these summer car gigs!
Mopar Madness of the Lehigh Valley, formed in 1989, is an automotive club that promotes interest in the preservation of antique, classic, and performance Mopar (i.e. Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Desoto, AMC ) vehicles. They meet every second and last Saturday of the month at South Mall, Allentown. Benefits Dream Come True. Moparmadness.org.
Dairy Queen Cruise Nights happen at the 25th Street Palmer Town Center on certain Saturday nights. Monthly cruise in at Dairy Queen, hosted by Lehigh Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Any year, make and model. Benefits Dreams Come True. facebook.com/Lehigh-Valley-Region-of-the-Antique-Automobile-Club-of-America-1527480234182319/.
Found in the 60's monthly car cruise at Ritz Barbecue. Music by Hodge Podge Variety. Door prizes and specials. Great food, great music, great fun! Benefits Canine Partners and Mountainview Horse Rescue.
Vintage Drags! July 3 – 4 and October 16 – 17. Vintage hotrod and motorcycle old-school, heads-up, flag-start dirt drags on the front stretch of the historic Allentown Fairgrounds racetrack. Right in front of the classic big grandstand. Two big dates to bring out your old school hotrod or cycle and battle it out! Gate opens 8am, races begin 11am. facebook.com/pages/Allentown%20Fair%20Grounds/178320925684897/.
Cars and Coffee Fogelsville hosted at The Clean Garage is back for 2021. This years events will be the first Sunday of every month, 7:30am-9:30am and run from April to November. This event is free to attend, we just ask that you make a small donation to The Sanctuary at Haafsville Animal Rescue. facebook.com/events/1312523209120298/.
The Wheels of Time Annual Rod & Custom Car Jamboree is held every year on the weekend BEFORE Labor Day weekend. This popular show is held at the Macungie Memorial Park, 50 North Poplar St, Macungie, PA 18062. Three days of events include music, vendors, shows, raffle, flea market, and so much more. wheelsoftime.org/august-rod-run.