My wife and I braved the unseasonably cold weather and downtown Saint Patrick's Day crowds to attend the Columbus International Auto Show Friday evening. By going Friday, we took advantage of our senior status for a 50% discount on the cost of admission. Add in parking and the total cost of attending the show was $20. A relative bargain compared to the $42 it cost us to attend the Summit Racing show in February. Even without the discount, the International show turns out to be less expensive. Are you listening Summit Racing? Read more
Last August, the Vintage Auto Club of Delaware announced that last summer's Blast from the Past would be the last show the club would host.
The show began in 1993 and had been an annual event since. It reached its peak in 2015 with 750 registered cars. The show drew thousands of visitors to downtown Delaware and had a big economic impact on local businesses.
Shortly after the Vintage Auto Club made the announcement, Delaware city officials began looking for someone else to take over the show. At the end of September, city officials received a nice surprise when Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware stepped in and offered to continue the show.
The show has been renamed the "Performance Classic Car Show". It will be held this year on August 26th instead of the last Saturday in July which had been the traditional date for the Blast from the Past.
It's great news that an event the size and tradition of the Blast from the Past will continue under new leadership. For more information on the show, check out the Performance Classic Car Show website.
My wife and I attended the Summit Racing Equipment Hot Rod & Custom Car show on Friday evening -- the first day of the event. I picked her up from work around 4:25 pm and we headed straight to the show. Little did we know the Columbus Blue Jackets had a home hockey game with their divisional rival, Pittsburgh Penquins, that evening. Traffic in and around the Greater Columbus Convention Center was extremely congested with people coming in for the game. Next year, I will definitely check the Blue Jacket's schedule before heading for the show.
We decided to park in the garage on the north side of the convention center. The walk way from the garage to the convention center was closed because of construction. This forced us to head out towards High Street. Fortunately, it was an unusually mild February day. Needless to say, getting to the show turned out to be a bit of an adventure. Read more
Summit Racing Equipment is kicking off their 2017 car show series this weekend with the Hot Rod & Custom Car Show.
The show will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 17th, 18th and 19th.
The show will Feature custom hot rods, muscle cars, antiques, and custom bikes. This is central Ohio's largest indoor car show. More than 300 cash awards will be presented.
Look for photos and an in-depth review early next week.
For more information about the show, click here.
For most people the answer to this question is one in which their car received an award. It's just human nature to want others to appreciate and recognize the time and effort you've soaked into restoring and maintaining your special ride. If you're experience has been like mine, there have been plenty of shows where your car didn't receive an award but you still thought it was a good show. So let's take a moment to examine the ingredients that I think make for a good car show. Read more
Yesterday's exceptionally mild January weather gave many car enthusiasts a good excuse to bring their classic and show cars out of winter storage for a couple of car events. Read more
The Mid Ohio Cruisers will be holding their annual Snow Ball Cruise-in at the Marysville Burger King located at US 33/36 this Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 2-4 pm.
Saturday's forecast is calling for cloudy skies with highs in the upper 50's. The unusually balmy weather should bring out a few more cars than normal for this event.
I've been to multiple monthly cruise-ins hosted by the Mid Ohio Cruisers, however, this will be my first snow ball cruise-in. If it holds true to the monthly shows, there will be music from the 50's and 60's, door prizes, 50/50 drawing and 10 awards. Registration is free.
Dress warm and expect a crowded dining area. Hope to see you Saturday.