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The car show season is finally starting to heat up.  Lots of events to choose from this week, especially on Saturday.

A couple of things to point out:

  1. Cruisin' Tuesdays at Wendell's Pub in Westerville, Ohio started last week and will continue every Tuesday evening through October 16.
  2. The Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio will start its weekly cruise-ins on May 24 (one week from Thursday).

If you're looking for something to do on a Tuesday or Thursday evening, check out these cruise-ins.

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Despite a forecast of rain and storms, I managed to make it to three events over the weekend, one as a spectator and two as a participant. Best of all, not one drop of rain fell on my head.

Wholly Joe's Summer Cruise Nights

I started the weekend with a visit to Lewis Center, Ohio on Thursday evening for week two of Wholly Joe's Summer Cruise Nights.More than thirty cars showed up during the hour I was there. Because of the limited parking, the cruise-in is reserved for vehicles 25 years and older.

One of the vehicles to show up this week was this awesome Chevrolet Thriftmaster pick up. The truck was absolutely pristine!

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This week finally has a full slate of shows scheduled for Saturday.

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The Rod Knockers Car Club registered more than 100 vehicles for their May show at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio.

As always, the show attracts a lot of great vehicles from around the area.  There's always good participation from the Marysville, Delaware and, of course, Marion areas.

One thing I love about going to car shows is discovering something different and unique. This month it was a 1978 Cadillac "flower" car.At first, I thought the car had been modified by the owner but later was told there are several aftermarket companies that purchase factory vehicles and modify them to be used to transport flowers for funeral services.

I got a kick out of seeing a drain in the back of flower bed.

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A few more local events on the docket for this weekend.

Wholly Joe's, the Roundtown Cruisers, and the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride all kick off their car show/cruise-in season this week.

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The last weekend of April didn't have very many shows on the schedule.  All the shows scheduled took place on Sunday.  Here are reports and photos from two of those shows.

MUSIC TO YOUR EARS

I spent Sunday afternoon at Elgin High School outside Marion, Ohio.  The Elgin Music Boosters held their annual classic car show to raise money for the music programs at the high school.

This was my third year in a row attending the show. It's a fun 45 minute drive up the back roads from northwest Columbus to the high school.

This year there were 71 registered vehicles down a bit from the 77 that registered last year.

The show included door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and vendors inside the school selling mostly craft items.  Everyone that registered a vehicle was automatically entered to win a California Car Cover. To also help raise money, the music boosters sold hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwursts cooked on the grill. Music was provided by DJ Codi Kitts along with the various music programs at the high school.

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Jack Maxton's Friday Night Cruisin' flyer just arrived in the mail.

Of note are three new music acts for this year.

I was able to find only two events in the area for this weekend, both on Sunday.

If you're in the mood to drive some distance,  there's Dave & Ed's Super Auto Events Canfield Swap Meet and Car Show, and the 41st Annual  Sharonville Classic Car Show.  Both events are also scheduled for Sunday.

I've got friends going to the Sharonville show so I hope to have some photos and report from the show next week.

Also don't forget there's Cars & Coffee at the Lennox Town Center Saturday mornings.

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  • No events scheduled

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Saturday evening the Mid Ohio Cruisers hosted their April Cruisin' with the King at the Marysville, Ohio Burger King.

A steady Northeast wind quickly turned fairly comfortable temperatures at the start of the show into an April chill by the end.  It got cold enough to break out the gloves.  A number of participants couldn't take it and left early.  Fortunately, the club recognized the uncomfortable conditions and presented the awards 30 minutes early so everyone could go home and warm up.

A total of 50 cars registered for this month's show.  Per usual, a fair number of cars showed up but didn't register.  I'm always a little puzzled by this since registration is free.

Along with free registration, the show offers door prizes, 50/50 raffle and 10 "Favorite" awards.

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With the focus of this website being Central Ohio car shows and cruise-in,  I don't normally post events south of Chillicothe or west of Springfield.  However, the schedule is light this week so I'm posting two events, one on Saturday in Owensville and the other on Sunday in Dayton,  that might be of interest to some of you out there.

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