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Cary Davis, a long time Der Dutchman regular, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 11, at his home in Plain City, Ohio. Cary was 70 years old.

Those of you who regularly attend the Der Dutchman Cruise-ins may not recognize Cary's face, however, I'm sure most of you will recognize his 1965 Chevy El Camino, which is pictured on the banner at the northwest corner of the parking area.

Cary was one of the original participants when the cruise-in started back in May of 2012. During the summer you could count on seeing Cary and his El Camino every Thursday at Der Dutchman .

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be sent to Der Dutchman Classic Cruise-in, in care of Wayne Nisley, 445 S. Jefferson Avenue, Plain City, Ohio 43064.

The full obituary can be read here.

Cary and his El Camino will be sadly missed.

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I hope everyone managed to stay warm during polar vortex of 2019. I was so glad I replaced my 30 year old furnace with a new one back in November.

As I write this, there are 40 days left until spring officially arrives. Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow this year so hopefully the spring weather will arrive early.

While we wait for spring, there are a bunch of swap meets on the schedule in Central Ohio to help pass the time, and get us and our vehicles ready for car show season.

Here's the list:

Rain, sleet, and snow greeted this year's Snowball Cruise at the Burger King in Marysville, Ohio.

Approximately 25-30 area car enthusiasts took over the Burger King for the 2 hour event on Saturday hosted by the Mid Ohio Cruisers.

Because of the "crummy" weather, the Snowball Cruise only registered three vehicles. And since the event only had three awards, there wasn't much debate as to who would get one of the three trophies.

The Snowball Cruise was a great way to kill a few hours on a dreary, cold Saturday afternoon in January. It was fun to talk to friends you hadn't seen since the last car show. Everyone seemed to have a good time.

The Mid Ohio Cruisers handed out their Cruisin' with King in 2019 schedule. We'll all have to wait until April 20 for their next show...

The Mid Ohio Cruisers will host the first car show of 2019 this Saturday, January 19.

Their annual Snowball Cruise will take place at the Burger King Restaurant located at 1044 Delaware Avenue (Rt 36), Marysville, Ohio from 2-4 PM.

If this year's event is anything like past years, there will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and awards for the "Favorite" three vehicles.

The weather forecast for Saturday doesn't look very promising right now, but we all know Ohio weather can change on a dime. If nothing else, come out and hangout with your friends for a couple hours. I plan to be there.

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Below is an email I received today announcing that registration for the 37th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise-in is now open.

This year the event has been moved to the last weekend in June so that it's not in direct competetion with Goodguys PPG Nations scheduled for July 12-14. I think this is good move for Central Ohio car show enthusiasts.

If you want to get an early jump on registration, logon to www.arthritis.org/autoshow

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https://www.foxnews.com/auto/retro-electric-1967-ford-mustang-revealed-in-russia

Saw this article today and thought everyone might find it interesting.

Not only are the Russians messing with our elections, they're stealing our muscle cars. And making them battery powered on top of that!

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Now that the 2018 Central Ohio car show season has officially come to an end, it's time to look back over the season for those things that were Good, Bad, and Ugly.

I made it to 62 events this year -- down from the 80 events I attended in 2017.  I took more than 7000 photos.  For some of you, I probably have more photos of your car than you do.

The list I'm about to present reflects my opinion and my opinion only of the events I attended over the course of the season.  In no way does it encompass everything that took place in Central Ohio during 2018.  If you attended a show or cruise-in not on my list that you thought was exceptionally good, bad or ugly, please share it with us in the comment section.  Feel free to also post a comment if you agree or disagree with any of my choices.

Okay, let's kick things off with the GOOD.

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Well everyone, the time has come.  There is just one more car show left for 2018.  

This will be the last Upcoming Events post for this year.  These posts will resume again next spring. 

Look for a recap of the season with my Good, Bad, and Ugly for 2018  coming soon.  You won't want to miss it.

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Cold temperatures and areas of Central Ohio with salt on the roads did not stop 59 cars from participating in the Veterans Day Car Show at the American Legion Southway Post 144 on Sunday. 

This was Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers last show for 2018.

Big Dawg told me the Cruisers already have 19 events lined up for next year including the Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival.  This is a good sign that 2019 will be another big year for car events in Central Ohio. 

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Unless events pop-up from Facebook like they did last week,  this is all I can find for this weekend.

Bullfrog Auto Spa in Johnstown is having a Thanksgiving food drive and car show on November 17.  This is the last show that I'm aware of for the season. 

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