The 23rd Annual Great Pottsville Cruise - Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Great Pottsville Cruise is gearing up for this year's event. We have some big surprises coming, so stay tuned! Like our page at The Great Pottsville Cruise.

Don't forget to check out the Trophy List and Photo Galleries from the 2015 event.

This years event will feature the same Raffle Run format as last year.

Cruise Day starts at 9 AM at Jerry's Classic Cars & Collectibles Museum.

From 11 - 2 PM, there will be a Raffle Run, in which the participants drive around Pottsville and surrounding towns to get a map stamped to win prizes.

From 2 - 8 PM, we do a downtown show on Center Street from Howard to Laurel. There is live music and other activities.

At 6 PM, we will be giving away a Jeep Liberty to a Schuylkill County Veteran.

At 7 PM, we will give out the awards to the top 60 cars.

The 2016 Great Pottsville Cruise Pre-Show

Check out this video and gear up for the cruise!

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Announcing the Veterans Car Giveaway

The Great Pottsville Cruise would like to announce our Veterans Car Presentation. On Saturday August 13th, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The Great Pottsville Cruise will be giving away a 2007 Jeep Liberty 4WD to a Schuylkill County Veteran.


We are looking for names of Schuylkill County Veterans who having served America, were then Honorably Discharged(a DD214 required) and who are in need of a viable means of transportation. To qualify, the veteran should have either no vehicle or a vehicle in such state of disrepair, that he or she is unable to get around without assistance of someone outside the family. The veteran must have a valid driver's license and auto insurance at time of delivery.

Candidates' names must be submitted by a Veteran's organization, such as the AmVets, American Legion, VFW, Vietnam Vets, Catholic War Vets, or similar. Submit the candidates Name, Address, Phone Number, Military Branch, Date of Service, and the name of the submitting agency.

All applications must be received by August 1, 2016.

Please submit to:
Pottsville Lions 2016 Cruise
Veterans Car Presentation Committee
2004 West Market Street
Pottsville. PA 17901

Become a Sponsor

Becoming a sponsor of The Great Pottsville Cruise of 2016 is a great way to advertise your business and support the Lions Club. We have multiple sponsorship opportunities available.

Sign up as a Raffle Run Location:

If your business is in Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven, Orwigsburg, St. Clair, Minersville area and would like to be a stop on this year’s Raffle Run, the cost is $200.00. Click on the contact link and leave your name and number.

Get your business or organization name on The Great Pottsville Cruise T-Shirts:

This year’s shirt will have last year’s Best of Cruise Winner Rodney Updegrave's Cadillac Restomod along with two other cars.  If your business would like to be on the back of the shirt, Spots are $100.00.  Click on the contact link and leave your name and number.

Donate items for the Goodie Bags given out to the car owners on Cruise Day:

The Great Pottsville Cruise is asking any business that would like to donate items for the goodie bags. Each year, we stuff 500 goodie bags that we give out to the car owners that register for Cruise day. In the bags we give them the official cruise sticker that gets their car into the event. Also they get a dash plaque sponsored by D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., and the official cruise pin sponsored by Schuylkill County AAA. Some ideas what we get are: Pens, key chains, business cards, samples, coupons for a discount to your business, flyers advertising your business, a product from your business. Maybe you are having an event after August 13th and would like to promote it print your flier and have it in the goodie bag. This is a great way to get your business or event noticed to many in and out of town people. Items can be dropped off at 12 Volt Dave's Audio, 2004 West Market Street, Pottsville The deadline is Monday June 13th, 2016.

Any questions about being a sponsor call the Cruise Co-Chairman, Dave Clews, at 570-628-4561.

Thank you to the main sponsors of the 2016 cruise