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NEWS AND NOTES
Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In
The Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio had another good evening of attendance this week with 302 cars.
September seems to be the best month for attendance. The weather starts to cool a bit and everyone suddenly realizes the cruise-in will be over in a few weeks. If the weather is nice, look for attendance to start pushing the 400 mark.
Marysville Muscle/Marysville Honda Motorsports Monthly Meet-Up
Thanks to an accident on Rt 33 and the traffic light at Rt 42 and Industrial Parkway, it took over an hour to get to Marysville, Ohio Friday evening for the Marysville muscle/Marysville Honda Motorsports monthly meet-up. I was counting on the food truck for my dinner but it was a no-show.
On the bright side, Jeff and Pam Shankle debuted their latest acquisition -- a 1967 Dodge Coronet Convertible.
A little more than 30 cars and bikes attended this month's meet-up. The final meet-up of the season will be September 30th.
Hidden Lakes Sizzlin Summer Season Series
Crossroads Events held its third show of the season at the Hidden lakes Winery in Canal Winchester, Ohio on Friday evening. The show registered about 50 cars.
Dan Fancelli's 1997 Chevy Camaro received its first-ever award. Congratulations Dan!
- Best in Show Bike went to Mitch Salisbury with a 1996 Harley Davidson Heritage
- Best in Show Truck was the 2008 Ford F450 4x4 8-door stretch of Andy & Kim Matyac. This is the same truck featured at Der Dutchman several weeks ago.
- The Best in Show Car award went to Mark Lester's 1967 Chevy Camaro.
To see more photos from the Hidden Lakes show, CLICK HERE.
Whitehall American Legion 490 Car and Bike Show
Zenith Kustoms hosted a car and bike show at The American Legion Post 490 in Whitehall, Ohio on Saturday. The show registered 45 cars and 15 bikes. There were awards for the Top 20, Best Bike, Best Truck, Best Rod, and Best Muscle Car.
John Ressler's 1989 Chevy C1500 Pickup received the Best Truck award.
14th Annual Gospel Car & Motorcycle Show
Saturday afternoon more than 100 cars attended the 14th Annual Gospel & Motorcycle Show at the Columbus Christian Center in Columbus, Ohio.
The show saw Kenneth Kerr and William Hubbard return to the Central Ohio car show scene. Great to see those two back out.
Kevin Foust and his 1941 Dodge Wc40 captured Best of Show honors.
Members of the Rusty Lug Nuts Facebook group also captured some hardware at the show.
Dave Argyle Memorial Car Show
Dave Bratton attended the 17th Annual Dave Argyle Memorial Car Show at the Amvets Post 1985 in Lancaster, Ohio on Saturday.
The show registered 91 vehicles. From what I understand there was only one judge so it took longer than expected for the awards presentation. Some people left before the end of the show.
Dave was kind enough to send PHOTOS from the show.
Springdale Baptist Church Hot Rods & Hot Food
Every now and then you come across a little gem of a car show or cruise-in. That's how I would describe the Springdale Baptist Church Hot Rods & Hot Food Cruise-in Saturday evening. There were 21 cars in attendance. The Church served hot dogs, chips, and water for a donation. There was a raffle for a door prize basket. It turned out to be a nice relaxing few hours on a Saturday evening with friends and other car enthusiasts. Plus the drive to and from the church was pretty nice too.
Toy Barn Fall Car Show 2022
The Toy Barn Pre-Owned Dealership in Dublin, Ohio hosted its second car show of the season on Sunday morning. If the weather is nice, you can count on a lot of cars and a lot of spectators. I heard someone say the dealership pre-registered 300 cars.
The show typically attracts classic, muscle, and exotic cars. Sunday was no exception.
Per usual, the Lamborghinis made their grand entrance and attracted quite a crowd as they arrived.
DJM Dizzie provided the music. There were several food trucks providing breakfast and coffee.
To see a lot more cars from the Toy Barn Show, CLICK HERE.
Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride at Masseys Pizza
Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride crew were at Masseys Pizza at the Indian Mound Mall in Heath, Ohio on Sunday. This show was originally scheduled for July 17 but was postponed because of the weather.
The show had a good turnout with 118 cars in attendance. Tammy Guyer and her 1962 Chevy Impala Wagon went home with the Best of Show Award.
Dale Pearce, Pam, and Jeff Shankle also headed home with several awards.
Rams & Rhinos Charity Car and Bike Show
Ramsey's Parkway Drive Thru, Pizza & Pub in Marysville, Ohio was the site of the first-ever Rams & Rhinos Charity Car and Bike Show Sunday afternoon.
For those curious about the Rhinos, it's a rugby team from Marysville.
Proceeds from the show go to Life Car Alliance and the Central Ohio Diabetes Association.
The event registered 56 cars, trucks, and bikes. There were a total of five awards. First, second, and third place for the cars, Crowd Favorite, and Best Motorcycle. There was also a 50/50 drawing and a raffle for two prize baskets. One basket was car care products and gift cards, the other basket contained some adult spirits.
Members of the Rhino Rugby team did the judging. I have to hand it to them they looked at every car and bike.
Here are the award winners chosen by the team:
CLICK HERE for more photos from the Rams & Rhinos show.
I have sad news to report that we lost two Central Ohio Cruisers these past weeks. Billy Dean Peterson passed away on August 19 and Jerry Davies on August 27. Both will be missed.
Because of the holiday on Monday, next week's list will be posted on Tuesday, September 6th.
A big thank you to Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, and Dale Pearce for sharing their photos from this past weekend.