On a recent, breezy Friday evening, Lebanon residents got a chance to admire a favorite pastime of decades past: circuit cruising.

All photographs by Will Trostel.

Cruising Lebanon’s circuit was a popular hobby for several decades, and regular events hosted by local residents keep the spirit alive. A “Cruise In Meet and Greet” was held on July 3 at Sunset Grocery Outlets on North 7th Street, where aficionados brought out their cars for both casual observers and fellow motorheads to admire.

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Ken Conrad of Annville showcases his cruiser during Friday night’s event, complete with a pair of fuzzy dice on the dash.

The event, hosted by Steve Erb and Barry Lutz, began at 6:00 p.m. and was held for several hours in the parking lot and streets in the area. Plenty of dazzling cars were on display, with some owners popping the hoods and allowing visitors to take a peek inside.

Taking a peek at the immaculate inner workings of one of the cars at the show.

A separate event organized by Cornwall resident Tim Zimmerer is held weekly on Saturdays. “Cruise The Lebanon Circuit” is hosted every third Saturday of the month in the summertime, and it begins at A&M Pizza on east Cumberland Street.

Dozens of locals, young and old, took a trip out to the lot to admire some well-loved cars on Friday evening.
Floyd Kapp showcases his cruiser during the event.

Lebanon’s circuit cruising heyday may be in the past, but for hobbyists, there’s still plenty of reasons to rev up the engine and go out for a ride.

This article was updated to note that Barry Lutz was a co-organizer of the event.

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Josh Groh is a Cornwall native and writer who began reporting for LebTown in 2019. He continued to regularly contribute to LebTown while earning a degree in environmental science at Lebanon Valley College, graduating in 2021. Since then, he has lead conservation crews in Colorado and taken on additional...


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