Delco Cruisers

A fixture at parades, weekend gatherings and festivals in Delaware County usually means a visit from  the Delco Cruisers  Car Club. Founded in 2007, the Club became a 502 (c) 3 corporation and has assisted organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Aldan But Scout Troop 2, Riddle Memorial Hospital and Crozer Chester Hospital as well as churches and civic groups throughout the area. It also supports a multiple number of organizations that assist our Troops both Veterans and active military in a variety of different ways and at various venues throughout the area.

Upcoming events include

MIDDLETOWN COMMUNITY DAY   03/10/2017
Rain or shine. Set up from noon to 2:30.
Community Day from 3pm to 7pm.
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PORT DEPOSIT SPRING CAR SHOW   03/29/2017
Port Deposit VFW Car show 4/8/17. 10am to 3pm
520 Susquehanna river rd.
Port Deposit MD contact  Bruce@ 410-642-2847 or e-nail(PortDepositVFW@aol.com)
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2017 KOP CAR SHOW   04/29/2017
Upper Merion Police Assoc. car show more information as it becomes available.


Please keep and eye out on our website for current schedules. delcocruisers.org/

Meetup.com/latenightcruisers and freedom riders (soon to be listed as Delco cruisers) and face book both will list events and activities that the club runs or assists in running. Please feel free to join either to follow the club.

You may want to join the club and help us enjoy the hobby that we all are heavily invested in. Membership applications are posted to the website and we meet on the second Tuesday of each month at the Middletown Presbyterian  Church on old Middletown Rd in Middletown Pa 19063.
Please feel free to wander the website and forward any and all ideas to president@delcocruisers.org

Media Trolley

Most commonly known as the Media Trolley, the trolley line from the 69th Street Terminal to Media also has a spur line that ends runs from the Drexel Hill junction to Sharon Hill, Delaware County. The trolley has been a fixture in the County for more than 100 years, and is an integral part of the atmosphere of the borough of Media, Everybody's Home Town, including a rendition of the trolley on State Street as its logo.

Old trolley at Ststae and Orange Sts. in Media
The ride from 69th Street to Media offers many views of the County including the terminal area, an overpass with views of Naylor's Run Park, views of Smedley Parks and the small villages in Drexel Hill, Springfield and Media.

Click here for a complete schedule of times:www.septa.org/schedules/trolley/w/101_0.htm

Salsa in the Suburbs

Delaware County’s “Best Kept Secret” as the Hottest Place to Dance! Also, if you’ve been to our studio, we are located on the basement floor.. so you gotta come “underground” to find us!

Located in the lower level of 55 Evergreen Ave, (Rose Tree Dental)

During in-house “UNDERGROUND SALSA!” Latin dance parties, the first hour of the night includes TWO Salsa lessons, one for Beginners and one for Intermediate Salsa students. Then, the studio transforms into Media, PA’s and Delaware County’s hottest place for dancing! One room is the Salsa, Merengue, and Cha Cha room, and the other room heats up with sexy Bachata dancing all night long!

The lobby becomes a lounge, where people hang out, drink, eat, and socialize! Our in-house events are always BYOB
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Come by yourself or come with friends; no partner required!

8:00 – Doors Open
8:15 – 9:15p.m. – Complimentary Beg. and Int. Salsa Lessons
9:15 – 12a.m. or later – Open Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Cha Cha Dancing

$12 early registration by Friday before or $20 the day of.
Free parking; complimentary refreshments; BYOB.


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For GPS/Driving Directions, please use: 55 Evergreen Avenue, Media, PA 19063 (same building as Rose Tree Dental), across from Rose Tree Fire Co.

St. Alban's Model Railroad

The St. Alban's Railroad includes rail fans and model railroaders from all walks of life.  While our individual interests and skills vary, the railroads that helped build our nation bond us together.

St. Alban's Railroad is located in the basement under the Thrift Shop of the St. Alban's Church on 3625 Chapel Road in Newtown Square, PA.  We meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:30 - 10:00 PM.

The  HO scale model railroad consists of a permanent layout measuring 30' x 60' and is built to NMRA standards.  The layout is controlled by Digitrax DCC with operations and signals controlled by JMRI.

Upcoming Schedule

January 4th  Thursday evening 7:00 - 10:00

January 13th  Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00

January 14th  Sunday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00

January 27th  Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00

January 28th  Sunday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00 

February 10th  Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00

February 11th  Sunday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00

February 24th  Saturday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00

February 24th  Sunday afternoon 1:00 - 4:00

Membership

StARR is open to new members that will enjoy contributing their time and energy to improving and operating the layout.  There is always plenty to do, from building structures, applying scenery, electrical work, adding and repairing trackwork and general maintenance ....  StARR is an evolving layout with new projects being added as time and material permits.  To help with our expenses, our yearly dues are $300.00 payable in monthly payments of $25.00.  If this appeals to you or if you have any questions please contact us or stop in during one of our club sessions. 

For more information, visit:

www.starr-mrc.org

Xscape the Room

These live escape games are the brainchild of Delaware Countians Rosemary Fox and Carlin McCoy, whose professional backgrounds include theater, business, organizational management, software design, education, and community planning. Their combined love of design and gaming has fed their passion for building immersive games that bring people together for entertainment and quality bonding time!Rosemary and Carlin reside in Delaware County, PALed by trained facilitators, you and your teammates get “locked” into a room and have one hour to escape. Collect the clues and solve the puzzles, problems, and riddles that lead to your escape. No special skills or knowledge required, just the desire to have fun!

Xscape The Artist’s Sanctum

The Artist has invited you to participate in an experiment but things go horribly wrong. Trapped inside his lair you have one hour to follow the trail left behind by those who came before you. Unravel hidden messages and decode a secret language to escape the Artist’s Sanctum before it’s too late.

The Classroom

It’s exam time and you haven’t studied; in fact, you don’t remember going to class at all! To get out of this crazy school you must pass a new kind of FINAL EXAM.

The Safe House

A dangerous mission is aborted. You and your team of top agents return to The Safe House to await further instructions. But is it really as safe as you think? You have one hour to complete your new mission and escape before it’s too late….

The Speakeasy


It’s the roaring 20s where Prohibition rules but nothing can stop the fun. Welcome to Bugsy’s Juice Joint; biz is booming and the joint is hoppin’; you and your pals want in on the action but Bugsy ain’t in a sharing mood. Find the hidden cash and scram before Bugsy and his goons return and blast you a new one!

For more information, and reservations:

X-Scape the Room
1 and 25 W Third St
Media, PA
xscapetheroom.com
484-471-7031

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, just a stone's throw from all of the Delaware County Airport hotels, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines. Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 65 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more. We are open Tuesday through Sunday for General Admission and there is always something new and exciting happening here. We offer many different types of events including our world famous Demo Days, Special Events, Special Exhibits and more. The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution. We are also the only Philadelphia Museum with a 5-Star Yelp rating.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Simeone Automotive Foundation Museum
6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Phone: (215) 365-7233
Fax: (215) 365-8230
Facilities Rental: (215) 365-7233
For tickets and more information:
www.simeonemuseum.org/

BoneDaddys Tattoos

Jay Cunliffe opened BoneDaddys in 2005 and have become a Delaware County destination for “ink” lovers from far and wide, The Aston landmark recently won recognition as the “Chief Tattoo Officer‚" for the Philadelphia Union Soccer Team. Doug Vosik (shown in top photo) remarked in an August 9, 2017 Philadelphia Inquirer article, "We couldn’t be happier to announce BoneDaddys Tattoo as professional sports’ first-ever Chief Tattoo Officer,” said Doug Vosik, Vice President of Marketing for the Union. “We whittled the field of 150 down to 13, then to five, and after consultation with our players and site visits with each of the final five, BoneDaddys Tattoo stood out. We’re proud to hire them as our CTO and look forward to a fruitful partnership.”


Nate Cook, Jay Cunliffe and their group of talented artists have put their art school skills to profitable work in this day and age of “ink acceptability.” Jay got his education at the Hussian School of Art completing the Graphic Design Program in 2002. “I seemed to always know that I wanted something different, and I really gravitated to tattoo art,” said Cunliffe. “All the guys here were art students, and like me they wanted to apply their training to something imaginative and personal. What could be more personal than placing you art on a person for a lifetime.”

Since their opening, the parlor has become one of the go-to-shops in area. According to the Inquirer
article, “In an effort to best serve the Union’s tattoo needs, Bonedaddys’ Tattoo will have Dan Czar serve as a special guest as the shop becomes the Union’s Chief Tattoo Officer. Czar, who was also one of the five finalists, came together with Bonedaddys in a display of collaboration and love for the Union and tattoos.”

BoneDaddys was selected from 135 entrees in and around Delaware County. Philadelphia Union defender Richie Marquez, said, “The shop is amazing, it's an exciting moment.Their
portfolios were phenomenal. When the best stand out, you can tell the difference.
Union defender Richie Marquez got a
religious themed tattoo at the inaugural tattooing
event on August 21.
really cool, and an exciting moment. Their portfolios were phenomenal. When the best stand out, you can tell the difference, and that was the case.”

BoneDaddys Tattoo
4932 Pennell Road
Aston PA 19014
(484)494-6032
bonedaddytattoo.com

Jimmy John’s Pipin’ Hot Sandwiches


“Famous for Frankfurters” since 1940, Jimmy John's has been one of America's favorite roadside stops. Their friendly atmosphere and service provide customers with an experience like no other.  They have been featured on The Food Network's Best of: Roadside Stands and received rave reviews from critics and hot dog lovers alike.  Their "Special Frankfurter" features a natural casing with a wide range of self-serve toppings available throughout the restaurant. These dogs have been the foundation of Jimmy John's and have kept taste buds happy throughout Delaware and Chester counties for decades.

Jimmy John’s Pipin’ Hot Sandwiches • 1507 Wilmington-West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19308 • 610.459.3083  •  www.Jimmyjohns1940.com
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"A hidden gem! I found this course via YELP and decided to check it out with my girlfriend. The hardest part is getting to the actual course, it is hidden behind the Planet Fitness off Baltimore Pike. Once we arrived we were amazed, a little arcade area then in the back was 4; yes 4, different mini golf courses."
– Steven, Fairfax VA


Putt Putt is one of the best miniature golf places in the Philadelphia area. Besides the 4 courses, they also have "Jump Shot" that combines basketball with trampoline "jumps" a Game Zone and a snack bar.

Group packages are available as well as packages for Fundraising efforts.

Putt-Putt Fun Center  • 5300 Baltimore Pike, Clifton Heights, PA 19018
(610) 626-5766 • puttputtpa.com
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Nicholas Smith Toys and Trains

Many people consider Nicholas Smith the "best toys store in the world." It has been around for over 100 years…with the bottom floor devoted to dolls, toys and hobbies, and the upstairs relegated to model trains and accessories.

Nicolas Smith is the oldest Lionel Dealership in America. The store also carries American Flyer, HO gauge, LGB and Marklin as well as a host of other brands.They also carry Madame Alexander, porcelain and other collectable dolls…action figures, metal figures, slot cars, building bricks and Thomas compatible wood trains.

The staff and owner are beyond helpful… if you are nice to them and don't waste their time.
This is a must see if you visit Delco!

Nicholas Smith Toys
• 2343 West Chester Pike •  Broomall, Pa 19008
610-356-2180 • www.nicholassmithtoys.com
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See where it all started at the original location in Folsom, Delaware County.  Experience 1950’s nostalgia with fresh-cut, homemade french-fries, freshly ground and hand pattied 100% beef burgers, award-winning malts and milkshakes, and much, much more.  Anyplace with more than 100 freshly made milkshakes options deserves to be a classic. Especially with flavors like Black Raspberry. And Butterscotch Krimpet. And Italian Rum Cake...

Nifty Fifty’s • 1900 MacDade Boulevard (at Route 420) • Folsom, PA 19033
610.583.1950 • niftyfifties.comhttp://www.niftyfifties.com
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Val Shively's R&B Records

Val with Johnny Maestro, lead singer
of The Crests and Brooklyn Bridge
If you are obsessed with "vinyl," and records and music of days gone by, there is no more iconic place
then Val Shively's R&B records located in the 69th Street area of Upper Darby.

Val can be downright unfriendly to strangers, and from what we hear, harder to get an audience
with than the Pope. But if you "know your stuff" and can tolerate, the mess and the blasphemies, R&B is worth a visit. You won't be welcome, but that's part of the charm. Maybe you can just walk by on your way from the H-Mart and peer through the dirty window. It will be well worth the visit!

Val Shively’s R&B Records

49 Garrett Road • Upper Darby, PA 19082
610-352-2320  • www.valshively.com
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Pinocchio’s Restaurant

This was the first pizzeria in Media back in 1955. And just about anyone born since then has hit Pinocchio’s after a little league game or school event.  They’re proud to boast a selection of 1,000 microbrews, imported, or domestic drafts and bottled beer as well as wine selections and a full bar.  As for the prices, theirs can’t be beat. They offer all you can eat pizza and daily specials.  Pinocchio’s is a family restaurant so children are always welcome! They can watch the pizza makers toss dough while they wait for their order and play with their very own dough ball. 

Pinocchio’s Restaurant • 131 E. Baltimore Pike • Media, PA 19063
610.566.7767 www.PinPizza.com
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The Original Clam Tavern

Known as a neighborhood place with great fish, crab, lobster and, of course, clams - this where you go when you’re craving something from the sea.  The kitschy d├ęcor only adds to the charm and the overall ambience is casual and warm. The seafood dishes are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and you
always get your money's worth with generous portion sizes and affordable prices.   Once you’ve tried this place, you’re sure to visit regularly.

The Original Clam Tavern • 339 E Broadway Ave • Clifton Heights, PA 19018
 610.623.9537 • www.clamtavern.net 
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Llanarch Diner

First of all, it’s pronounced LAN-ark. Say it any other way and they’ll know you’re from out of town. A modern classic located in Upper Darby, their extensive menu features breakfast foods, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, seafood, steak, plus and all baking is done on the premises! And second of all, yes, there’s a reason that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence’s characters ate here in Silver Linings Playbook. Because it’s that good.

Llanarch Diner • 95 E. Township Line Road • Upper Darby, PA 19082
610.789.6057 • www.llanerchdiner.com
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If you’re looking for old-school, this is the place.  2015 marks 80 years since Charlie’s opened its doors in Delco. Blink and you might miss this cozy, “shack-like” building with counter seating and no-frills menu.   As one visitor said online, “This is where God gets his hamburgers...and his black and white milkshakes.”  Amen!

Charlie’s Hamburgers • 336 Kedron Avenue • Folsom, PA 19033
610.461.4228
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The Drexeline Billiard Club has been serving the Delco community since 1989. In his later years, the Club was the hangout of Delaware County native Jimmy Caras, a 4 time World Champion who durung his career defeated the likes of Wille Mosconi, Luther Lassiter, Irving Crane and Ralph Greenleaf.

Unlike many billiards rooms, the owners pride themselves on the Family Atmosphere they have developed over the years. They sport a great variety of sandwiches made to order, as well as pizza slices, hot dogs, hot sausage, and a super wide range of sweets from our cookie & candy department. They also provide multiple energy drinks as well as coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, soda, and electrolyte drinks, but will allow guests to bring whatever drinks they wish, as long as they are over 21.

Group functions can also be tailored to meet most any leisure, birthday or office event.

Drexeline Billiard Club
• 5100 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 • 610-259-9144
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Located in the heart of Wyeth Country, Hank’s is, “the place where hungry people eat and friendly people meet!” Everything is home-made and fresh on site. Their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus boast many favorite foods, fresh baked goods, and of, course daily specials.   And while the Chadds Ford landscape has changed tremendously over the past 50 years, Hank’s, thankfully, hasn’t.

Hank’s Place
1625 Creek Road
Chadds Ford, PA
610.388.7061 • www.hanks-place.net  
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K&G Speed Shop

Whatever happened to all the old speed shops in the Delaware County? With the closing of the Harry Tillman Speed Shop in Aston, the only one we know of us K&G in Havertown, located just behind the Nicholas Smith Toy and Train Store.

For more than 50 years, K&G has been the shop for "motor heads" in and out of the County. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and still has much of the atmosphere of days gone by.

By the way, we came across this 2009 obituary on Delaware County racing and speed shop legend Steve Kanuika:

It began early. At 17 years of age Steve and his brother opened a small shop in the basement of their folks’ home, a small Pennsylvania cattle ranch. Street racing was big at the time; real American Graffiti-type stuff. Steve did the work on the cars and engines – he had that magic touch -- as older brother Bill talked up the business. Steve would build the motor in the basement, then use his dad’s tractor to hoist it out and into the customer’s car. One of his early efforts was to hop up friend Buddy Corleto’s Buick Century – it was fast, and word of mouth brought customers.

His first dragstrip race car was a ’54 Chevy p/u truck running a 283-inch mouse motor – also their daily driver parts truck. It proceeded to set the D/Gas record in Vineland, N.J., Langhorne Speedway, York, and Lancaster, where Bill Jenkins was the tech inspector. Other Kanuika cars included a B/Dragster powered by a 327 Chevy with a 4-71 GMC blower (in a Lynnwood Welding frame), a C/Gas Henry J, and the most famous, his C/Gas Willys pickup with a 301-inch injected mouse motor. It set the record at 10.80, 127mph and even made the cover of Drag Times.

In the early ‘60s, business was getting to be too much, so Mom finally threw ‘em out of the driveway. Steve immediately opened his first shop in Upper Darby, named Kanuika Bros. Automotive (in an old gas station). Steve’s talents continued to earn him a dedicated following in drag racing circles, and his business boomed - at one time he was operating four Steve Kanuika Speed Shops! Then came the "Jungle Jim" sponsorship, and the shop in Concordville, Pa. (with six employees) became the place where you could find the two "Jungle Jim" Chevy II Novas; it wasn’t far from Jungle’s “pad” in West Chester. Those were glory days - Kanuika and K&G were THE speed shops in the Philly area – no one else was even close.

Steve built his last racer; the ’69 Jungle Jim Camaro Super Stocker, with acid-dipped doors and frame, blueprinted 427-inch rat motor and all of the go-fast “stuff”. It was a 9.80s match racer, very popular, and another rolling billboard for his speed shops. This car still holds a class record! It was driven by Steve, and eventually sold to Dick Collins.

Speed parts were selling, the Jungle cars were winning, and it was all good. . During this time Steve had the success of having both his motors in the '69 Funny Car finals in both of "Jungle's" cars as well as sponsoring some of the greatest cars and drivers of the time. These included no less than Lew Arrington's Brutus, Roland Leong's Hawaiian, Mickey Thompson , Jade Grenade, Neil Mahr's Superpress as well as many other famous names like Dickie Harell , Goeske, and Lewis to name a few. He also was one of the first to offer chassis-dyno tuning and many innovative engine building techniques. Focusing on all aspects of the build and machine work totally in house. He was a true pioneer and a class act for the sport of drag racing. He never gave up the love even in his retirement, he would build motors by appointment, and had been working on several engine design patents.



K & G Speed Associates • 2343 West Chester Pike • Broomall, PA 19008
(610) 359-1616
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This is where Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) says: 
"I'm gonna make him a hoagie he can't refuse."  

Making as many as 1,000 hoagies a week, it's obvious that Delco residents love the Ro-Lynn Delicatessen in Brookhaven, as much as they love "...the cannolis!"

Walking in the door is like walking into the heart of South Philly...you'll find some of the best Italian food in five states.  There are specialty meats and dozens of cheeses hanging above the counter, creating a scent-sational aroma...

Shelves are lined with boundless varieties of olive oil, Italian sauces, olives, hot sauces, rare spices and pasta. Refrigerator cases overflow with luscious take home goodies like imported meats and cheeses.  

And if you really want to impress a guest? ...the deli's freezers are fully stocked with homemade soups and dishes that taste like your Italian grandmother made them!
   ...Just hours ago
     ...With family recipes passed down through generations...
        ...Lovingly spiced...well, you get my drift ;)

FYI:  Many an Italian grandmother has been seen leaving here with big bags...




  • Everything is fresh including meats and cheeses sliced with each order.
  • All the sauces and more than 16 soups are homemade with secret recipes worthy of a Godfather's protection.
  • There's a different chicken cutlet for every chicken lover... 
  • And their famous hot roast pork, roast beef, meatballs and sausage dishes are also homemade and delizioso!


But the biggest, baddest sandwich in the place is The Godfather
...two pounds of pure deliciousness featuring a heaping portion of Parma Prosciutto, Soppressata, Dry Capicola, Pepper Ham and Sharp Provolone with lettuce, tomato, onion, salt, pepper and oregano -- on a soft, welcoming Liscio's Roll -- freely topped with your choice of hot & sweet peppers, pickles, oil and mayo.
The regular is $9.99 -- and the virtual 2-pound Corleone version is just $12.99.  



As you can see from the photo, left...our Delco tourism team can't resist it! 

We sent Marilyn, our Membership Director, out for lunch today --and guess what she brought back to the office???!!!

A True Delco Classic - 51 years and counting!
The Carmolingo family opened the deli in 1965 featuring a variety of Italian specialties and homemade foods.  Current co-owners Steve Yancy and Dave Avicolli, worked for the Carmolingo's for a decade before taking over ownership of the deli in 1998.  

Today, with the help of a dedicated staff, Steve and Dave continue the tradition of offering the finest, homemade Italian specialties -- and have even added a thriving catering business to the mix!

LOCATION: 3407 Edgmont Avenue Brookhaven, PA 19015     
PHONE: 610-872-9575