My Car Quest

December 3, 2020

Cruise Night in Central Pennsylvania

Text and Photos by Don Meluzio –

I attended a Cruise Night that was very diversified to say the least. In Central Pennsylvania you get everything from John Deere Tractors, to Hemi Road Runners, or Blown ’39 Willys, and oh yeah maybe a couple of Sports Cars. This event was no exception.

I will start out with The Dukes of Hazard Dodge Charger. Back in the day my son would get so excited when the show came on TV, and Daisy Duke didn’t seem to hurt my eyes either.

Dukes of Hazard Dodge Charger

Dukes of Hazard Dodge Charger

Muscle Cars are of course very popular here. There were a couple of very exceptional examples. One of my best friends had a ’69 427 Biscayne, so that car really perked my interest. You will see in the photos, it was pretty original paint and interior.

'69 427 Biscayne

'69 427 Biscayne

'69 427 Biscayne

How about a Chevy Malibu SS 454 sold new at the famous Baldwin Chevrolet in New York. They Sold the famed Baldwin Motion 427 Camaros! I would still love to own one.

Malibu 454

Malibu 454

Malibu 454

How about some Street Rods? I have always loved ’39 Willys, especially if they are Blown.

Willys Street Rod

Street Rods

Street Rods

Street Rods

Street Rods

Street Rods

Street Rods - '55 Chevy

Street Rods

 Street Rods

Street Rods

Street Rods

Would you believe, among all of these Muscle Cars I came across an Intermecannica Torino!

Intermecannica Torino

Intermecannica Torino

Intermecannica Torino

Intermecannica Torino

This particular week was full of Trucks, but one really stuck out as special. It was a Military 5 Ton 4WD with underwater capabilities. I road in lots of Deuce and a Halfs and 5 Tons in the Army, but the fellow who owned this truck really knew his stuff! I really don’t remember one with underwater capabilities, you can see in my photos it has a snorkel to get air to the engine, and also the exhaust was above the Truck. Literally the Driver could drown before the Truck would stall. I had no idea some of the possibilities of what these vehicles could do. I used to sleep on the floor in the back of one of these trucks on my way to the White Sands Proving grounds from Fort Bliss Texas to practice tracking aircraft and learn aircraft identification in my training as a RedEye Gunner. I hadn’t seen one of these trucks in 50 years!

Trucks Ton truck

Trucks Ton truck

Trucks Ton truck

Truck

Truck

Truck

You are probably wondering what was my Favorite. It was either the ’39 Willys or the ’69 Biscayne 427!

Until next time stay safe.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

THE AUTHOR: Don Meluzio has written several articles for My Car Quest over the years. He is an avid car lover and collector. He competed in the Porsche Racing Program from 1988 through 1992.

In 1989 he finished 15th in the Porsche Cup USA. In 1991 he finished 9th in the Porsche World Cup. A top 15 finish earned a trip to Stuttgart, where at the Porsche Cup Banquet Professor Porsche presented him with his cash award and a gift. During this time he had already acquired the Porsche 901 Prototype.

He is the president of the Iso & Bizzarrini Owner’s Club and lives in Pennsylvania USA.

 

 

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Cruise Night in Central Pennsylvania
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Cruise Night in Central Pennsylvania
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A very diversified Cruise Night during these coronavirus times is near normal.
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  1. I’m kinda liken that IH tractor. Great article as always Don!

  2. Thanks Byron, lots of diversity

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