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:
Zenith Custom's Pick
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.
The rain, snow, cold temperatures, and salt/brine spray on some of the roads put a real damper on the opening weekend. I had planned to attend four events but cold temperatures, summer tires, and salt don't make a very good combination. I did receive a report that 40 hardy souls turned out for the Rod Knockers show in Marion, Ohio. If you made it to Big Dawg's show at Buffalo Wings and Rings, let me know in the comment section. Hopefully this weekend starts to act more like spring.
I found Just a few events on the schedule for the second full weekend of April.
UPDATE: See Gil Myers' entry under the Recent Comments section for info on the Buffalo Wings and Rings show.
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.
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