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Despite the inclement weather on Sunday, the 1st Annual Halloween Spooktacular Car show took place at The Pointe Sports Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio. 

Our good friends, Jeff and Pam Shankle, drove all the way from Milford Center to the east side of Columbus to participate in the show.  They were joined by 29 other "hardy" souls or crazies, however you want to look at it.

I was planning to go, but rain starting falling at my house around 10:30 AM and the weather radar map didn't look very promising for the afternoon.

The restaurant presented awards to the "Top 25", Best MOPAR, Best Chevy, Best Ford, Best Truck, Best Bike, and Best Costume.  The Zenith Custom's pick (aka Best of Show) received a hand-made, custom trophy. 

Here are the show's "Special" award winners:

Best Chevy

1966 Chevy Impala - Owner: Jeff Shankle


1958 Desoto Firedome - Owner: Rod Scott

Best Ford

1934 Ford Coupe

Best Truck

1965 Ford F100 Pickup

Best Bike

2009 Harley Davidson Roadking

Best Costume

Zenith Custom's Pick

2007 Chevy Corvette - Owner: Amobi aka Bling

Although I didn't confirm it, the Columbus Camaros and American Legion Southway Post 144 Trunk or Treat events appear to have both been canceled because of the weather.  The events were removed from their respective Facebook pages on Saturday afternoon.

I've got no info on Central Ohio Coffee cruise.  With as bad as the weather was on Saturday, I can't imagine there were many participants. 

That's it for this week.  There probably won't be much of a report next week.  I only know of two events for this coming weekend and both are on Saturday.  I'll be at the OSU football game so it will be two weekends in a row of no car shows for me.


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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The Richwood bank held its inaugural cars and coffee cruise-in on Saturday morning.   The bank which is located at 1512 W. William Street (Rt 36) in Delaware, Ohio plans to host the cars and coffee on the first Saturday of each month through October. Cruise-in time is from 9 AM to 12 noon. There is no registration fee.

This Saturday a Ghostbuster replica car parked in front of the bank helped call attention to the cruise-in.

Chad Hoffman, president and CEO of Richwood Bank was on hand to serve coffee and greet customers. The cruise-in also included free giveaways and train rides. The lobby even has a pinball machine for anyone so inclined to play a game or two.

The morning started out slow but by the end 22 classic and muscle car owners stopped by to enjoy a cup of coffee and talk cars.  Not bad for the first event.  Hopefully as word gets out, more cars will join the festivities in the coming months.


Just wanted to let everyone know that a new classified ads feature is now live on Car Show Talk.

To access the feature, click the CLASSIFIED ADS link under the header image at the top of the website.

Here are some of the important highlights of the feature:

  1. Placing an ad is FREE!
  2. Ads MUST be to sell or buy an automobile, automobile parts or automobile services.
  3. ALL ads MUST receive administrative approval before they become visible to the public.
  4. Ads will be visible for 90 days and have the option to be renewed to run longer.
  5. ALL transactions are between the seller and buyer.  Car Show Talk only acts as a conduit to place or view an ad.
  6. The web site administrator reserves the right to remove an ad at any time that fails to comply with the classified advertising Terms of Service.

If you have anything automobile related you wish to sell or buy, please don't hesitate to post it to the classified ads section. It won't cost you a thing to advertise it on

If you're like me,  you're probably pretty anal about finger and hand prints on the finish of your show car.

To avoid finger prints when closing the door,  I always grab the edge of the  plastic trim along the top of the door. Read more


Esoteric Fine Auto Finishing and the Mid-Ohio Region of the Porsche Club of America teamed up this weekend to host the second annual detailing tech session at the Esoteric facility.

A good crowd was on hand for the session despite the cold temperatures and magnesium chloride all over the roads. Many Porsche owners ignored the less than ideal road conditions and drove their cars to the session.

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