In 1991, a small group of people with a shared
interest in old cars met in the Winky’s parking lot
on Jefferson Avenue in Washington, PA. As the
number of individuals attending these informal
meetings grew, the idea to start a club to share this
interest and to have organized events was born.
The first official meeting was held on January 14,
1992 at one of the original group member's house
and the club was established.
After the club was formed, the group started using
the upper parking lot of the McDonald’s Restaurant
on Racetrack Road in Meadowlands, PA. The only
stipulation for using the space was that the club had to donate to The Ronald McDonald House after each cruise season. T-shirts and sweatshirts soon became available to the members, followed by other items such as hats, stickers, and magnets.
The next order of business was to form a committee, now recognized as the Board of Directors, to lay
the framework of the club. The committee met at the McDonald’s Restaurant to organize The
Washington Cruisers Car Club on Thursday, November 11, 1992. A checking account was established
to replace the shoebox that previously held the funds. On Friday, February 5, 1993 an organizational
meeting was held at the County Office Building to adopt the bylaws and to elect an executive Board. At
this meeting the club officially became known as The Washington Cruisers Car Club. A general
meeting was held on Thursday, February 18, 1993 at Citizens Library, where everyone in attendance
received a copy of the bylaws.
The first indoor mall show was at the Franklin Mall on Father’s Day weekend in June 1993. Our next
indoor car show was in the Washington Mall in April 1994. This event at the Washington Mall marked
the start of our cruise season for many years. In 2007, we went back to the Washington Crown
Center…the old Franklin Mall. Presently, the indoor car show is on hiatus until a new location can be
Our first Super Cruise was July 25, 1993, boasting over 500 cars in attendance. Our Super Cruise has
become a very popular event that draws hundreds of cars to the Washington area every August.
Events such as our Saturday Night Cruises and Super Cruise have become annual events for the last
23 years. We previously held an annual Attention to Details Car Show, which was very popular with
participants, but is currently on hiatus. Due to all of the club member participation and support, we are
able to donate between $1000 and $2000 dollars to our favorite charity, The Ronald McDonald House,
each and every year! Our Club has come a long way in 23 years and we are looking forward to our
next 23 years, so please join us!
You're Born… You Die… In Between You Work On Cars.