If you spent your day at the Happy Days Car Cruise a few weeks back, then you were a part of history.

Not only was it the 25th anniversary of one of the largest car cruises in the country, but it was also the last one ever to be put on by the Happy Days Car Club.

Luckily, while the original legend may be no more, the event itself will continue on as it will now be hosted by Ron Lewis Chevrolet in Beaver Falls. They already have #26 planned for June 11th, 2016. Mark it on your calendars!

Live coverage of an event like this is one of the most exciting things I get to do, and something I always look forward to.

Not only do I get to meet a ton of fantastic people, but I also get to eat a ton of fantastic food, and take a ton of pictures of classic cars. What could be better?

I’m going to spotlight what you’ve always gotten to enjoy at Happy Days, and what you have to look forward to next year.

The Food


As always, we started our day off at Athens with a delicious breakfast. Everyone was stuffed by the time we finished, and nice and sluggish walking back down 7th Avenue toward our cars.

Oram’s is another great option to get your most important meal of the day. And by meal, I mean a cinnamon roll that is bigger than your head!

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Food trucks. Food trucks galore. Pizza and strombolis, Philly cheesesteaks, barbecue, even the ice cream man made an appearance!

And that’s of course if you didn’t want to shovel in some Beaver Falls staples, such as D&G, the Hot Dog Shoppe, Little Joe’s, Athens gyro tent, etc.

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The Atmosphere

If you like the music of the 50’s and 60’s, you loved strolling the length of the cruise listening to the DJ’s who seem to be on literally every block!

Different companies have games and giveaways, and of course the GIANT 50/50 raffle!

One of my favorite things about all of these cruises is the camaraderie and overall friendliness of the people you meet there. While it was generally a gorgeous day, there was a nice, solid downpour in the afternoon.

None of the cars left. They just rolled up their windows, put the tops back on, and waited.

Once the sun came back out, everyone helped each other dry off their cars. Complete strangers, Ford and Chevy owners alike, all pitched in and shared their squeegees and helping hands until every last car was back in perfect condition.

The Machines

Two and a half miles of antique and classic cars.

Lining up the entirety of 7th Avenue on both sides.

Cars, trucks, bikes and more dating back three-quarters of a century.

Enough chit-chat… let’s see these sweet rides!

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Allie is a lifelong resident of Beaver County. She is a 2006 graduate of Blackhawk High School, and still resides in Patterson Heights with her husband Andy and their 3-year old son, Luke. She is a Regional Manager at PLS Logistics and a sports fanatic. You can find her on Facebook as Allie Dixon.