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Here are the Central Ohio events I've found for this last weekend in May.

Even though it's still listed on Old Ride, I can confirm the Cruising To The Point Show Presented by Auto Smarts Radio has been canceled. The same goes for the S.A.L Spring Fling and Bike Rally in Lancaster.

If this past weekend is an omen for how the rest of the season is going to go, I strongly recommend checking back here often. There were events canceled right before and during the weekend. There were events that changed dates then changed back again, and there were events announced with less than 24 hours notice. By Memorial day my head was spinning trying to keep up with all the changes.

News and Notes:

The 2020 London Strawberry Festival was officially canceled last Thursday. The annual Cobra show that coincides with the festival was canceled a few weeks earlier. The fate of the Strawberry Festival Car and Motorcycle show is still up in the air. As of now, the plan is to still have the show although the location may change. Stay tuned for more info.

In a sign the season may be returning to some level of normality, four events were announced over the weekend. These include:

For a list of future events, cancellations, and postponements, check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page. The page is being updated almost every day.

Update: Marty Ruiz was kind enough to send the link to the photos he took at the "unofficial" Mount Victory car show on Memorial Day. Marty guessed about 80 cars showed up to support the local shops.

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Here are the Central Ohio events I've been able to gather for Memorial Day weekend.

I haven't been able to confirm the show at Tee Jaye's. Events seem to pop up or get canceled as we get closer to the weekend so feel free to check back often for updates.

Update: The Show at Tee Jaye's has been canceled. Ronnie Wineka is hoping to host the show in June.

News and Notes:

The Hilton Polaris Wednesday Night Cruise which was scheduled to start this week has been postponed indefinitely. I spoke with someone from the Hilton last week and the goal is to start the cruise-ins sometime in July, however, no date has been decided. Likewise, the weekly Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City slated to start May 28 has also been postponed indefinitely. Wayne Nisly, who manages the cruise-in, hopes the cruise-in can begin sometime in June.

Speaking of Plain City, it was announced on Monday that the annual downtown classic car show has been canceled for 2020. The show plans to return next year.

For an updated list of cancellations, postponements, and rescheduled events, check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page. I've been updating this page most every day.

The Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In scheduled for August 20-22 is looking for the following 1970 model year cars to display in the Special Vehicle Tent:

AMC Gremlin and AMC Hornet, Ford Pinto and Ford Maverick, Chevy Monte Carlo and Chevy Vega, Datsun 240Z, Dodge Challenger, Citroen SM, Porsche 914, and IH Scout II

If you own or know someone who owns a 1970 version of any of these vehicles and would love to see it prominently displayed at the Arthritis show, please email Kevin Gadd (email@kevingadd.com) or Jeff Larger (JLarger@route36mc.com).

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Hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!


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Here's the list of car events for this weekend in Central Ohio.

I reached out to the Mid Ohio and C-Town Cruisers regarding the status of their events. I haven't heard anything back from either club as of this posting. I did hear it from a friend who heard from another friend that the Mid Ohio Cruisers were planning to have another cruise this month instead of a show. I don't have any info on the cruise other then it will take place Saturday evening (Click the Mid Ohio Cruisers link below for cruise info).

UPDATE: The C-Town Cruiser events for this weekend have been canceled.

I contacted the folks at Geer Gas on Monday. Their show is still on for Saturday but it will be a food drive car show. They are sending me a new flyer on Tuesday. UPDATE: The Geer Gas show has been rescheduled to May 23.

In a sign that things may be getting back to some semblance of normal, online registration for the 38th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show in Dublin, Ohio is now open. Click Here to pre-register your vehicles.

And finally, check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page for an up-to-date list of cancellations, postponements, and rescheduled events. I'm updating this page almost daily.

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Here's what's going on in Central Ohio for Mother's Day weekend. This list could change as we move closer to the weekend so check back often.

Check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page for an up-to-date list of cancellations, postponements, and rescheduled events.

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More cruises for this weekend. There are a couple of cruise-ins I haven't been able to confirm their status -- the "Catch Up Drag Ass Meet" in Heath and the First Friday Cruise-in in Delaware. I will post updates regarding these two events as soon as I receive any.

Check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page for an up-to-date list of cancellations, postponements, and rescheduled events.

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If you need to take a drive in your car, truck or bike to maintain your sanity during these "shelter at home" days, here are some more cruises scheduled for this weekend.

Check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page for an up-to-date list of cancellations, postponements, and rescheduled events.

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As expected, ALL shows scheduled for this weekend have been canceled or postponed. There are, however, two cruises and one virtual season opener on tap for Saturday.

Check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page for a list of future events that will hopefully take place once the spread of the virus slows and social distancing guidelines are relaxed.

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I didn't see much point to posting the Upcoming Events this week since the only show on the schedule (Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts in Marysville) is canceled.

Sheltering at Home has made me just a tad bit bored so I thought it would a fun exercise to look back at the Best of Show winners from all the write-ups I did in 2019. I didn't include events that didn't have a true Best of Show/Cruise or first-place winner. Enjoy the photos!

Check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page for a complete list of event future events and cancellations.


April Rod Knockers Car Show - Marion
1950 Ford F1 Pickup
Owner: Jeff Shankle

London Strawberry Festival's Spring Auto Show - London
1951 Chevy Pickup
Owner: Rodney Bumgardner

Sunday Cruisin' at Buffalo Wings & Ring (May show) - Columbus
1941 Willys Coupe
Owner: Jerry Keck

3rd Annual Jim Hamilton Car Show - Upper Arlington
1960 Chevy Impala Wagon
Owner: Pete Crusse

Empty Pockets Cruisers Armed Forces Day Car Show - Columbus
1957 Chevy Bel Air
Owner: Jim Loftus

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UPDATE: I did get confirmation that the Knox Cars & Coffee Season Opener has been canceled. The Marysville Car Meet has been postponed until May 9th.

I promised to start the weekly Upcoming Events posts in April and I am a man of my word.

As you can see, a number of events scheduled for this weekend have been canceled or postponed as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown. I have reached out to the Knox Cars & Coffee and the Marysville Car Meet folks to confirm the status of their events. As of this writing, I have not heard back from either group. If you have any information about these meets, please post the info in the comments section.

If you do decide to venture out to either event (assuming they're still on), please use common sense and keep the recommended distance from other people.

Check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page for a list of future events that will hopefully take place once the spread of the virus slows and social distancing guidelines are relaxed.

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If you've got a good case of cabin fever or are just itching for a car show, Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts will be holding their first show of the season this Friday (March 13, 2020).

The show will take place at the Advanced Auto Parts store at 1005 Delaware Avenue (Rt 36) in Marysville, Ohio. Registration is from 5:30 to 7:00 PM with awards presented between 7:30 and 8:00 PM. Registration is Free! All proceeds from door prize sales and 50/50 raffle go to support local charities.

The weather forecast calls for rain in the morning but it should be out of the area by the start of the show. Temperatures look to be considerably warmer than they were for the last Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts show last November. I'm told the wheelbarrow fire pit is still available if needed.

Any questions regarding the show, please contact Jeff Shankle (614-679-2287).

For a list of future Central Ohio car events, please check out The Save the Dates for 2020 page.