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.
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.
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.
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.