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2019 Central Ohio Best of Show Winners

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

Jim Young Memorial Car Show - Grandview
1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible
Owner: Jerry Oreste

Empty Pockets Cruisers Spring into Summer Show - Columbus
1967 Chevy Chevelle
Owner: Russ Annis

Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin' (June Show) - Worthington
1941 Chevy Pickup
Owner: Dennis Mowrey

Grace Chapel Car Show - Westerville
1940 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Sedan
Owner: Dave Fisher

The Inn at Olentangy Trail Senior Center Car Show - Lewis Center
1993 Dodge Stealth ES
Owner: Floyd & Ann Keck

Cruisin' with Pepsi and Wal-Mart - Columbus
1946 Oldsmobile 66 Coupe
Owner: Bob Williamson

American Legion Southway Post 144 Independence Day Car Show - Columbus
1963 Chevy C10 Pickup
Owner: Carol Benson

Champaign Cruisers Annual Firecracker 4th of July Car Show - Urbana
1933 Ford Vicky
Owner: Larry Scaggs

Pepsi Auto Smarts Cruise & Ride at Massey's Pizza - Heath
1958 Corvette Roadster
Owners: Jane & Dave Winkle

Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin' (July show) - Worthington
1968 Camaro Z/28
Owner: Doc Meyers

Cruisin' for Autism at Ohio Dominican University - Columbus
1963 Chevy Impala

Cruisin' Tee Jaye's West Broad Street (July show) - Columbus
2005 Saleen Stage 2 Ford Mustang
Owner: Paul Lynn

Vettes, Rods & Classics at Creekside - Gahanna
Best of Show Rods & Classics
1969 Volkswagon Beetle Convertible
Owner: Bruce Paul

Vettes, Rods & Classics at Creekside - Gahanna
Best of Show Vettes
2013 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible
Owners: Tony & Melony Ross

Sunday Cruisin' at Buffalo Wings & Ring (August show) - Columbus
1938 Buick Special
Owner: Torrence

St. Elizabeth Parish Festival Car Show - Columbus
1928 Ford Model A
Owner: Mark McGlove

Pepsi Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride at Eldorado Scioto Downs - Columbus
1969 Chevy El Camino SS
Owner: Dane Conley

Pepsi Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride at the Nazarene Church - Obetz
1969 Chevy Chevelle SS
Owner: Craig Strauss

Open Car Show for Wounded Warrior Project - Sunbury
1971 Buick GSX
Owner: Jeff Fortner

Jax Wax Car Show - Columbus
1955 Chevy Pickup
Owner: Ted Wierzbicki

Powell Cruise-In & Pig Out - Powell
1970 Ford Torino GT
Owner: Chris Kraner

Zucchinifest Car & Motorcycle Show - Obetz
1962 Chevy Bel Air Restomod
Owner: J. Nutter

Dublin Rotary Club Classic Car Show - Dublin
1955 Chevy Nomad
Owner: Marianne Bedell

River Church 17th Annual River Rally - Delaware
1936 Plymouth Business Coupe
Owner: Jeff Shankle

USA Days Car Show - Centerburg
1954 Chevy Bel Air
Owner: Steve Andrix

Pepsi Auto Smarts Cruise & Ride at Ten Pin Alley - Hilliard
1972 Chevy Custom Camper
Owner: Creative Mobile Interiors

Pearl Classic Memorial Car Show - Hilliard
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
Owners: Ken & Thelma Farmer

Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin' (September show) - Worthington
1955 Chevy 2 Door Hardtop
Owner: Scott Quesenberry

Discover Church Cruisin' for a Cause Car Show - Dublin
1967 Corvette Convertible
Owner: Craig Grunkemeyer

Pepsi Auto Smarts Cruise & Ride at Columbus Auto Resale - Columbus
1973 Pontiac Grand Prix
Owner: Francis Dixon

Cruisin' Tee Jaye's West Broad Street (September show) - Columbus
1968 Chevy Nova
Owner: Chuck Kirk

North Hills Church Car & Bike Show - Springfield
1967 Chevy Chevelle
Owner: Russ Annis

Cruisin' Tee Jaye's West Broad Street (October show) - Columbus
1969 Chevy Camaro Z/28

Rock & Rhythm Auto Show at Eldorado Food & Spirits - Columbus
1957 Chevy Bel Air
Owner: Dana Lewie

American Legion Southway Post 144 Trunk or Treat Cruise - Columbus
1936 Plymouth Business Coupe
Owner: Jeff Shankle

American Legion Southway Post 144 Veterans Day Cruise-In - Columbus
1967 Chevy Camaro
Owner: Mark Lester

Bull Frog Auto Spa Food Drive Car Show
2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1
Owner: Kim Hawksworth (me)

11 thoughts on “2019 Central Ohio Best of Show Winners

  1. Chris Kraner

    Ill take one of each - but you all can keep them in your garages, maintained and keep them clean for me - deal ? 😉

    Nice work Kim as always!

    Reply
    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Hi Chris, Doesn't sound like a good deal to me.😉 Besides, garage space is at a premium at my house.

      On a more serious note, I hope all is well with you and your family. Keep those hands washed and I hope to see you once all this social distancing stuff is lifted.

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      1. Chris Kraner

        Kim,
        Awww man, I thought you would bite on that offer :). I am hoping to have my car back from paint in the next 2 weeks, then I have a lot of work putting things back together. Same to you and yours on the staying safe and healthy!

        Chris

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        1. Kim Hawksworth

          At least there's one positive with all the shows being canceled, you didn't have to miss any car shows this month. Enjoy putting your car back together. I hope to touch base with you soon.

          Reply
    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Hi Steve, I attended the Delaware show last summer as a spectator and not as a participant. I didn't hang around for the awards ceremony. I was going to grab a photo of the Best of Show winner from the Performance Charity Car Show web site but the page of last year's winners has been removed. This is why my article didn't include the best of show winner.

      Reply

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