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This week will see some more "last show" of the season. Jack Maxton will hold its last show on Friday and next Tuesday (September 24) will be the last cruise-in at the Polaris Hilton.

Speaking of the Polaris Hilton, an "End of Season Party" is planned for the last cruise-in on the 24th.  There will be music from Michael Holmes and cake to celebrate Larry Walters 70th Birthday. 

Believe it or not, one new event was added this week to the  Save the Dates Part Two page. It's a show on October 19th at Eldorado's Food & Spirits in Columbus.

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Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio failed to meet its goal of 300 cars on Thursday evening. Despite missing the goal, the restaurant still managed to have its best attendance of the year. The weekly cruise-in registered 243 vehicles. Forty-seven of those were first-time participants.

One of the first-timers was Matt Rittenhouse and his 2017 Camaro ZL1.

Creative Mobile Interiors and their 1972 Chevy C-30 custom camper was another first-timer.

Jeff and Lynne made their first appearance in a "slightly altered" 1973 Ford Econoline.

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For the first time this season, no new events have been added to the  Save the Dates Part Two page. I think all the shows and cruise-ins for the remainder of the season have finally been announced.

Quick Reminder: This Thursday Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio is trying to set a record of 300 cars at their cruise-in! If you're not doing anything that evening, bring your car out to Der Dutchman and be part of a record.

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For the second week in a row, several cars received double awards. This time it was at the Heart of Ohio USA Days Car Show in Centerburg, Ohio.

The show presented metal signs to the Top 100 cars along with four special awards.

Two of the special award winners also received Top 100 awards. As I've said many times before, giving cars multiple awards is a great way to kill future attendance at your show.

And speaking of attendance, the event on Sunday registered 250 vehicles.

That's down from 387 last year but not bad considering there was a discussion at last year's award presentation that the 2018 show might be the last. I know flyers for this year's show didn't appear until the middle of August, less than a month before the event.

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Another big week of events. Some of the weekly and monthly events have started to drop-off the schedule as we approach the end of the season.

Believe it or not, I added five more events to the Save the Dates Part Two page this week.

Speaking of Save The Date, the Tuesday Night Cruise-In at the Hilton Polaris is planning an "End of Season Party" on September 24. Music from Michael Holmes, the DJ that recorded all the music played at the Wholly Joe Cruise-ins and who passed away last December, will be broadcast during the cruise-in. There will also be a cake to celebrate Larry Walters 70th Birthday. So come join the fun for one last cruise-in of the year at the Hilton.

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I managed to get two car shows and a football game in over Labor day weekend. I also got a little wet on Sunday.

Zucchinifest Car & Motorcycle Show

I started the weekend off with the Zucchinifest show on Friday evening at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio.

This was my first trip to the stadium. I failed to read the directions to the complex posted on the Festival's website and instead relied on Apple Maps to get me there. Big mistake! Apple maps insisted I enter the stadium from Williams Road, however, the Williams Road entrance was temporarily closed. The only way into the stadium was from the Alum Creek Drive entrance. Between Friday rush hour and holiday traffic, construction on I-71, and driving up and down Williams Road for 20 minutes, it took almost an hour to get to the stadium when it should have taken a little more than 30 minutes.

Once parked and my blood pressure back down to normal, Fortress Obetz turned out to be a pretty nice venue for a car show. The amusement rides and food vendors for the Zucchini Festival were setup in the parking lot outside the stadium while the car show took place inside around the main bleachers.

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A number of Top 100 winners from the Performance Classic Car Show, who may have left early because of the heat, have not picked up their trophy.

The list of winners can be found on the Performance Classic Car Show website.

If your name is on the list and you haven't picked up your award, please contact Jeff Brashares.

Show shirts are still available for $10 each. All proceeds from the sale of the shirt go to Impact 60 and the Arthritis Foundation charities.

After this weekend another month will be in the books for the 2019 season.

September promises to be another big month of events. I counted well over 60 shows and cruise-ins when you add in the ongoing events.

Labor Day weekend will see the Dublin Rotary, Ohio Masonic Home, and Deer Creek Marina host first-time car shows.

This Saturday also marks the start of Ohio State Football. Should be an interesting season with a new head coach and quarterback. Go Bucks!

Check out the Save the Dates Part Two page for a list of events through the end of the season.

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On Saturday, I attended the Blendon Senior Center Car Show in Westerville, Ohio. This was my third time participating in the show. Last year I praised it for being one of the better, small shows in the area. It has the usual door prizes (this year it gave away two televisions) and 50/50 raffle. There's always a DJ spinning tunes and announcing door prize winners. Food is available in the senior center cafeteria for the cost of whatever you feel like donating. This year free root beer floats were added.

In the past, the show has presented 25 "Favorite" awards, a Best of Show and runner-up Best of Show. This year the organizers decided to change things up and divide the vehicles into categories based on model year. The categories were 1940's and older, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's and newer. There were four awards in each category, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place runner-ups and an overall winner of each category.

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A much lighter load of events this week.

There was a link on the Save the Dates Part Two page to an Oldride.com listing for the Parkinson's Car Show this Saturday . The link is no longer valid and I can't find any info about the show. If you know anything about this show, please send an email to hawk02@carshowtalk.com

A few more events have been added to the Save the Dates Part Two page. Check it out for a list of events through the end of the season.

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