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With only three shows in the area, the schedule of Sunday events was significantly leaner than Saturday.  The biggest show of the day was the 38th Annual Poor Man's Nationals held at the Past Time park in Plain City, Ohio.

Beautiful weather graced the Central
Ohio Area for a second day attracting 272 vehicles to the show from all over the area.

Organized by the Buckeye Rod Builders, the show offered music, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, food concessions, and games for both young and old.

This was my first time attending the Poor Man's National.  The size of the Past Time park is large enough to easily handle the number automobiles.  But unfortunately much of the road surface in and around the park is gravel. A LOT of dust  was kicked up by cars coming in and out of the park.  Depending on where you parked, your vehicle could end up a different color by the end of the show.

My friends and I parked back among the trees, well off the beaten path.  We decided shade and less dust was more important than a little tree sap on our cars.

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With 11 events in the central Ohio area on Saturday, it was a tough call as to which event to attend.  In the end, the Battle of the Brands in Sunbury, Ohio won my afternoon.

This is the third year for the show organized by the GTO Association of Central Ohio and sponsored by the Big Walnut Grill and Jets Pizza.

With weather just about as perfect as one could
wish for, attendance exceeded expectations.  Registration had to be stopped at 160 vehicles because the club ran out of window placards.  Parking turned out to be a little tight because a motorcycle porker run had also been scheduled for Saturday.

Registration was $10.  There were no door prizes, however, the Walnut Grill offered a $10 buffet to show participants, and Jets Pizza had two pieces of cheese or pepperoni pizza plus a drink for $5.  There was a 50/50 drawing  which reached a winning half of $150.
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Last week at Ruby Tuesday's I met Dave.  I see Dave again on Friday at Maxton's Friday Night Cruise-in.  In the course of our conversation, Dave mentions a cruise-in held every Tuesday at Wendell's Pub in Westerville, Ohio.  I do a little digging and sure enough I find a flyer about the cruise-in on the pub's Facebook page, so of course I decide to check it out.

I arrived at Wendell's shortly after 6 PM.  The pub had already roped off about four rows of parking for the cruise-in with one of those rows being directly in front of the pub.

When I arrived there were five or six cars in the designated cruise-in parking.  The bulk majority of cars arrived  between 6:30 and 7 PM, although cars were still coming in at 7:30 PM.  I counted a total of 33 automobiles while I was at the cruise-in.

The flyer lists the Rollin' 88s c.c. as a co-sponsor of the cruise-in.  There was also a sign for the Rollin' 88s c.c. in front of the pub. I had never heard of the Rollin' 88s c.c. before Tuesday.   I was told it's  a small Columbus car club with about 15 members.

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UPDATE: Jack Maxton has posted photos from the cruise-into their Facebook Page.

Everyone was greeted Friday evening with heat and brutal humidity at Jack Maxton's July Cruise-in.  The cool jazz sounds of the Arnett Howard Band tried hard to kept crowd comfortable throughout the evening.

Because of the weather, only 160 vehicles registered this month - down almost 100 vehicles from the June cruise-in.

A passing rain cell around 8 PM brought about 15 minutes worth of sprinkles to the show.  It dropped Just enough water to bring out the drying towels.

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I spent two long days at the Arthritis Foundation's 35th Annual Classic Auto Show & Cruise-in this weekend.  By Saturday evening I was sunburned, exhausted, and just a little bit upset.    Let me explain why.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Chevy Camaro.  To honor 50 years of the Camaro, the show made the model one of the featured marques cars.

I saw more Camaros participate in this year's show than in the past four years primarily because of the marque designation.  On Saturday 68 Camaros from all six generations competed in the class judging.  The previous high had been 34 cars.  Last year, for example, only 18 Camaros signed up for the Saturday portion of the show.

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Showers on Thursday cancelled the Der Dutchman week 7 cruise-in.  Despite the cancellation, about 17 cars showed up including yours truly.  Everyone stuck around until about 7 PM before heading home.

Showers again on Friday evening cancelled my trip to Delaware and the First Friday Cruise-in hosted by the Delaware Vintage Auto Club. This left Sunday as my only day to do a car show over the weekend.  With Goodguys still in town,  there were only two local shows in the area.  It was either cruise at City Barbeque on East Main Street or cruise at the Yacht Club at Buckeye Lake.  I chose to stay closer to home and attend the show at City Barbeque.

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Friday morning I made my first ever visit to the Goodguys PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center.

The past four years I've attended both Friday and Saturday of the Arthritis show.  The last thing on my mind come Sunday was another car show.  This year with Goodguys and the Arthritis show on different weekends, I finally had my opportunity to spend a few hours at Goodguys.

I arrived around 8:30 AM and paid the $7 fee to park in the Mapfre stadium lot.  Entry into the Goodguys show was another $20.

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I attended my first Champaign Cruisers Firecracker Car, Truck and Bike show on Tuesday.   This is the 20th year the Champaign Cruisers car club has sponsored a car show on the 4th of July.

The show is held in the grass and wooded areas surrounding the Skelley Lumber Company in Urbana, Ohio.

Club members helped to park cars as they entered the show area and directed traffic after the show was over.  The club even went as far as to mark off parking areas with white spray paint to ensure adequate space for foot and golf cart traffic between car rows.  You could tell the club has been doing this for a few years.

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I originally planned to stop by the Last Friday Cruise-in, but after cleaning my car all day and a threat of showers in the area,  I decided to spend Friday evening at home.

Saturday's weather was much improved so the first stop of the day was at Columbus Cars and Coffee at the Lennox Town Center.

This was my fourth visit this year to the Saturday morning cruise-in.  Attendance was down a little from previous visits.  I'm guessing the holiday weekend had something to do with this.

I counted three Cadillac CTS-V that made an appearance.  Here are two of them.
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