Skip to content

2

All the events I could find this week are scheduled for Saturday. Thank goodness OSU is playing a night game.

I counted seven events still on the schedule after this week so don't put those cars away just yet.

UPDATE: Clement Thun was kind enough to send me two more events for this weekend.  One of them is on Sunday so you don't have to watch football all day.

Friday

  • No events found

Saturday:

Sunday:

Other Resources
Rube's Cruisin' News - 614-274-6008

Clear
Sunday 10/21 10%
High 49° / Low 34°
Clear
Clear
Monday 10/22 10%
High 61° / Low 43°
Clear
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/23 10%
High 56° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/24 0%
High 50° / Low 32°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/25 10%
High 50° / Low 35°
Partly Cloudy

Another weekend of car shows was dampened by rain and the addition of cold temperatures.

Rain started falling around 6 PM Friday evening at the Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts show in Marysville, Ohio.  By 7 PM it was coming down hard enough to force an early finish to the show.

With the threat of rain in the forecast and temperatures barely in the 50s, the show only registered 22 cars. Several cars left early once the rain started to fall.

Here are this month's award winners: 

Despite the bad weather, the show managed to raise $75 for the local food pantry.

There's one more Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts show on the schedule for November 9th, weather permitting.

Continue Reading

2

Over 200 people attended the annual Der Dutchman cruise-in banquet on Thursday evening.

The banquet is the restaurant's way to says thanks to everyone that participated in the cruise-in throughout the summer. It also gives everyone a chance to get together one more time before the cars are put away and the season officially comes to an end.

Wayne Nisly, cruise-in manager, was the master of ceremonies for the evening.

Everyone that brought a car to at least one cruise-in received a nice plaque from Wayne and the restaurant in appreciation for reaching the attendance goal of 200 cars.  That occurred on September 20th when the cruise-in registered 253 vehicles! It was quite an evening.

The evening came to close with the cruisers presenting Wayne, his wife, Luella, and Victor, assistant manager at the restaurant, gifts in appreciation for all the work they did to make each cruise-in a success.

The Der Dutchman cruise-in grew by leaps and bounds this year.  It will be a tall order to top that success going forward.  Wayne, always thinking big,  has set a goal of 300 cars for next year. There's also discussion of having one Saturday morning coffee and donuts cruise-in.   2019 is already shaping up to be another great season.  Can't wait....

7

The season is winding down fast. This is all I could find for this week.

The Dee Hosler show is listed on the Crusin' Times website.  I can't find any other information about the show except what's been posted there.

Looking forward, there are still shows scheduled up through November 11th so don't put those cars away just yet. 

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

Other Resources
Rube's Cruisin' News - 614-274-6008

Clear
Sunday 10/21 10%
High 49° / Low 34°
Clear
Clear
Monday 10/22 10%
High 61° / Low 43°
Clear
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/23 10%
High 56° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/24 0%
High 50° / Low 32°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/25 10%
High 50° / Low 35°
Partly Cloudy

4

Construction of a sea lions habitat at the Columbus Zoo moved the 11th Annual Colo's Classic Car Show from Jungle Jacks Landing to the main parking lot.

This was my third time participating in Colo's Classic. The first two were inside the zoo. I must say that I preferred the parking lot over Jungle Jacks Landing.

In my review of last year's show, I complained that it took more than 30 minutes to get inside the zoo, and that cars were packed in like sardines in a can.  And in the process of parking my car, I inadvertently ran over someone's cooler.

There was none of that this year.  I waited less than 10 minutes to enter the show area.  The parking lot allowed plenty of space between cars so no one had to worry about door dings or running over something.  It also afforded plenty of room for canopies. You could even save a spot for a buddy if needed.

Cars waiting to enter the show at 8 AM

Now some will argue that there were no shade trees and that the black top was hot.  I'll grant them those complaints.  But I'll argue that it's rare for  temperatures to be in the upper 80's the first week of October. The easy access and ample parking far out weighed the lack of shade, in my opinion.

Continue Reading

This week will see the final shows and cruise-ins of the season for Der Dutchman, Vintage Auto Club of Delaware, Rod Knockers, Roundtown Cruisers, and Richwood Bank.

The last major auto show for this year will be Colo's Classic Car Show on Sunday.  Last year the event had over 1500 cars.   If the weather is nice, expect another big turn out.

Thursday:

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

Other Resources
Rube's Cruisin' News - 614-274-6008

Clear
Sunday 10/21 10%
High 49° / Low 34°
Clear
Clear
Monday 10/22 10%
High 61° / Low 43°
Clear
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/23 10%
High 56° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/24 0%
High 50° / Low 32°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/25 10%
High 50° / Low 35°
Partly Cloudy

I've got lots to report on from the weekend.  For the sake of time, I'm going to use a little different format this week.

Jack Maxton

Date: 9/28/2018

Location: Jack Maxton Chevrolet, Columbus, Ohio

Registered Vehicles: 183

Comments:  After postponing three out of four shows this season, the final Friday Night Cruisin' couldn't have asked for better weather.

Country music artist Simba Jordan provided this month's "live" entertainment.

During the evening a Mustang and this white Cadillac some how managed to make it past the police officer guarding the front entrance.

Rumor has it the bands have already been booked for the 28th year of Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin'.  I'm already looking forward to next year's shows.

Maxton's Favorites, DJ's Choice, and Best of Show Winners:

Favorite Corvette
1957 Fuel Injected - Owner: Ectore Tranquillo
Favorite Truck
1948 Pickup - Owner: Steve Andrix

Favorite Muscle Car
1967 Chevelle - Owner: Jim Ashbrook

Favorite Full Size
1955 - Owner: Tom Coates
DJ's Choice
1976 G-10/"Hotel California" - Owner: Chris Wise

Maxton's Best of Show

Continue reading

Good list of events on the schedule for this week.  

The rain date for Jack Maxton's last show of the season is this Friday (9/28).

The James Dean Festival and Ducktail run in Fairmount and Gas City, Indiana is this weekend. I know several folks taking their cars over there. I hope to have some photos to share next week.

Thursday:

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

Other Resources
Rube's Cruisin' News - 614-274-6008

Clear
Sunday 10/21 10%
High 49° / Low 34°
Clear
Clear
Monday 10/22 10%
High 61° / Low 43°
Clear
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/23 10%
High 56° / Low 36°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/24 0%
High 50° / Low 32°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10/25 10%
High 50° / Low 35°
Partly Cloudy

For the second week in a row, the 1948 Chevy pickup truck belonging to Steve Andrix took the Best of Show award.

Last week the truck received top honors at Cruisin' for a Cause held at the Discover Church in Dublin Ohio. This week the truck took the top award at the Fifth Annual USA Days Car, Trucks & Motorcycle Show in Centerburg, Ohio. If you get a chance to see Steve's truck, you'll know why it consistently competes for top honors.

The USA Days show, which is held at Memorial Park in Centerburg, was originally scheduled for September 9th. Weather forced postponement until September 23rd. Despite the two week delay, the show still managed to register 387 vehicles. Obviously word got out about the new date. And Sunday's weather was just about as ideal for a car show as one could get.

Continue Reading

Der Dutchman not only reached it's goal of 200 vehicles Thursday evening, it smashed that goal by a wide margin.

The weekly cruise-in at the Plain City, Ohio restaurant registered 241 cars! Fifty-two were first time participants.

Cars began showing up  at 1:30 PM that afternoon.  By 5 PM there were more than 100 cars registered.

It turned out to be quite an evening.  Wayne, Victor and the management of Der Dutchman should be commended for putting on the largest cruise-in in Central Ohio.