|Susquehanna Valley C.A.R.T.S. was founded in the spring of 1989, by a group of
local gear heads. The group would meet on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon at what
used to be the Biff-Burger; located on the strip (Rt. 15) in the Shamokin Dam area in
Pennsylvania. Many of the participants were just building their street rods and rode
to the event using stools, buckets or milk crates as seats. It made no difference on
what you drove or how it looked; it was just the sharing of a common goal, an
afternoon of fun and friendship.
Street Rod clubs were being formed in the area and Emroy Musser from Middleburg
wanted something more than just a street rod club. So came the idea bringing
classics, antiques, rods, trucks and specialties all together. Emroy formed the club
now known as the Susquehanna Valley C.A.R.T.S. (Classics, Antiques, Rods,
Trucks and Specialties). The club became incorporated in 1992.
Emroy was the first president of the club and held that office for many years. The
club has memberships from five counties in central Pennsylvania. The sole purpose
of the club was community commitment through friendship and fun. Giving back to
our community is a top priority for the club.
In the past the club used to hold a car meet every year in May. The past 6 years the
meet was held at the Watsontown Park on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Trophies
were awarded for the Peoples Choice Car and Truck along with the Mayors Choice,
Police Chief Choice, Presidents Choice plus a few other small trophies. The club
was noted for their Chinese Auctions which were held during the car meet. The
proceeds benefited area families with children with terminal illness.
Originally, April through October the C.A.R.T.S. held monthly cruise-ins at Milton
McDonalds. Due to increased attendance, we currently hold our monthly Cruise-Ins
in Lewisburg. The 3rd Saturday night of the month you can stop by and enjoy the
sounds of the 50&60’s and enjoy a leisure stroll among the cars of yesteryear. We
get a variety from Antiques to brand new cars. Everyone is welcome. Trivia, door
prizes and 50/50 raffle complete the evening of friendship and fun. The month of
June we have a live band for our participants to enjoy.
During the Milton Harvest Festival in September, the club sponsored a 43-mile car
cruise and 50-60’s block dance. The cruise drew more than 150 cars. The event has
grown and has since been moved to a Sunday afternoon in September. Currently
the cruise is held prior to the Harvest Festival Parade. Please check our events page
for more info on this subject.
The club purchased their own sound system which they use at their cruise-ins and
have been requested to play at many of the local events including car shows, relay
for life events, Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, local carnivals and so much more.
The club is well known in the local communities as a giving and sharing
It makes no difference what your ride is you are always welcome to our events or
become a member. The club meets the 2nd Monday of every month at the Milton
YMCA community room at 6:30 PM. We currently have 132 members and welcome
all new members.