Lincoln Highway Experience in Unity plans 1st car cruise

Calling all car enthusiasts.

A car cruise is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Highway Experience at 3435 Route 30 East, Unity.

Owners of classic and custom automobiles, trucks and modified vehicles are invited to showcase their vehicles on the museum grounds and mingle with other car enthusiasts.

“We often have owners of unique cars, especially classic car fans, bring their cars out here to our museum,” said Lauren Koker, executive director of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, which operates the museum.

Some of those drivers have asked if the museum hosts car shows, leading to this inaugural cruise, Koker said.

“We thought, ‘Why not have an event where they can share their love of cars with other enthusiasts like themselves?’,” she said.

Members of car clubs often stop in groups to peruse the transportation museum, which contains displays and artifacts related to the history of the Lincoln Highway (now Route 30), America’s first coast-to-coast highway.

“The official car of the Lincoln Highway is the Packard, so we get really excited when we see a Packard,” Koker said.

While most of the vintage cars that roll up are from the 1950s to 1970s, she said, museum staffers and volunteers do see the occasional Model T or Model A.

The car cruise will feature music from DJ Pete and food from Simply Good, JoJo’s Snack Shack and Lady on Wheels. A chance auction, 50/50 and basket raffle will be available.

The museum and gift shop will be open during the show. Regular admission rates will apply.

All entries are eligible for prizes in four judged categories: Oldest Car, Farthest Traveled Car, People’s Choice and Director’s Choice.

Entry fee is $5 per vehicle, with dash plaques going to the first 50 registrants. Admission is free for visitors not showcasing cars.

For more information or to register a vehicle, visit

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .