With Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals the big attraction in Columbus this week, the schedule is a little lighter, especially on Sunday.
Tuesday (July 5):
- Plain City Tuesday Evening Cruise-In - Plain City
- Coaches Tuesday Night Summer Cruise-In - Gahanna
- Polaris Hilton Cruise-In Night - Columbus
Wednesday (July 6):
- Wednesday Evening Cruise-In at Grace Chapel - Westerville
- Pizza Hut Cruise N' Dine Car Show - Mount Vernon
- Quaker Steak & Lube Bike Night - Columbus
Thursday (July 7):
- Full Throttle Thursdays - Obetz
- Der Dutchman Restaurant Weekly Cruise-In - Plain City
- QFM96 Bike Night at Leon's Garage - Marysville
- Classic Car Cruise-In at Chesrown - Delaware
Friday (July 8):
- Friday Gathering at Sonic in Heath - Heath
- Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals - Columbus
- Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show - Marysville
Saturday (July 9):
- CC&C at The City - Columbus
- Grove City Cars and Coffee - Grove City
- Cruise Night at the Dealership - Mount Victory
- Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals - Columbus
- Mechanicsburg Lions Club Car Show - Mechanicsburg
- Turner’s Gun Shop Car & Bike Show - Springfield
- Guardians of the Abused Motorcycle Car/Bike Show - Springfield
- Baltimore Mason Lodge 475 Car Show - Baltimore
- Hocking Hills Cars & Coffee Meet with EcoBeast - Logan
- Stockhand ”Horsepower” for Healing Poker Run - Johnstown
- Truck Show - Washington Court House
Sunday - (July 10):
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NEWS AND NOTES
With the 4th of July holiday providing an extra day of shows, there's a lot to report this week.
Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:
The 90-degree temperatures and start of the July 4th holiday weekend dropped attendance to 244 cars this week at the Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio.
Delaware First Friday Cruise-In:
The downtown Delaware, Ohio First Friday event had 33 cars and four tractors participate in the cruise-in this month. Some very nice cars were on display.
Street Elite Corvette Club Open Car Show:
The Street Elite Corvette Club hosted its annual open car show in Pataskala, Ohio on Saturday. The Club registered in the neighborhood of 200 cars. Jerry Davies took Best of Show honors with his 1932 Plymouth. Three members of the Rusty Lug Nutz Facebook Group, William Brown, Dale Pearce, and Tom Stewart received awards. Dale's 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received the Fire Chief's Choice award.
Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride at Cruisin Classics:
Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride 2022 tour were at Cruisin Classics in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. The Show had 78 vehicles in attendance.
Best of Show honors went to this 1956 Desoto Firedome Station Wagon.
Rod Knockers Car Club of Marion July Car Show:
The Rod Knockers Car Club held their July show on Saturday evening at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio.
The club registered 96 cars with another 25 -30 cars attending but not registering. Seems kind of crazy since registration is free!
The theme for the awards this month was the movie Hollywood Knights which depicted the antics of the members of a 1950s-era car club.
The Club presented awards to their "Favorite" 25 cars and trucks of the evening. There was also a DJ's Choice award, a "Favorite" Motorcycle award, the Club's Overall Favorite (aka Best of Show), and an award for the favorite club member's car.
Our good friends, Frank Sanborn and Tim Inscho received two of the club's Favorite awards.
The DJ's Choice went to Luke Elliott with a 1984 Chevy Camaro.
The Club Member's pick this month went to Bobby Price and his 1964 Ford Custom 500.
Mike and Denise Smith and their 1935 Chevy Pickup received the Club's Overall Favorite award.
CLICK HERE to see more cars from the Rod Knockers July show:
The Point on Main Sports Bar & Grill Car Show:
Sunday afternoon Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers hosted their July car show at the Point on Main Sports Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.
The C-Town Cruisers registered 75 vehicles during the afternoon.
There were awards for the Top 30, a Ladies Choice, Best Truck, Best Rat Rod/Most Potential, and a Best of Show.
The Ladies Choice award went to Charlie Seymour with a 1967 Chevy Nova SS. Jeff Longhenri's 1951 Chevy pickup received the Best Truck award. Rat Rod/Most Potential when to a 1952 GMC pickup (not pictured).
Al Mathes and his 1965 Backdraft Cobra received the Best of Show award.
To see more cars, trucks, and motorcycles from The Point on Main car show, CLICK HERE:
Junction City Independence Celebration and Car Show:
Junction City, Ohio which is approximately 16 miles east of Lancaster, Ohio held its 23rd Annual Independence Day Celebration and car show on Sunday.
The car show registered around 100 cars. The parade route passed right in front of the car show.
Trophies were presented for vehicles 1990 and older and 1991 and newer along with 16 "Special" Trophies. The "Special" trophies included Mayor's Choice, DJ's Choice, 4th of July Committee's Choice, Best Mopar, Ford, GM, Truck, Motorcycle, Rat Rod, and a Best of Show.
The Best of Show trophy went to Shawn O'Reilly and his 1966 Mustang.
To see more from the Junction City Independence Day Celebration Car Show, CLICK HERE.
Union County Fairgrounds 4th of July Car Show:
Last year the show was moved from July 4th to October 16. Only 22 cars turned out on the October date. This year the organizers returned the show back to July 4th which was a good decision. The show registered 114 vehicles on Monday. There was lots of parking available in the shade. Five food trucks provided a variety of food and refreshments.
The show awarded plaques to the "Top 24" cars and trucks along with a Best of Show.
The Best of Show award went to Bob and Chris Johnson with a 1965 Ford AC Shelby Cobra.
My only minor nitpicks with the show is it didn't include the name of the car owner on the window placard. Hopefully, it will be included next year.
If you'd like to see more from the Union County Fairgrounds 4th of July show, CLICK HERE.
Champaign Cruisers 24th Annual Firecracker Car, Truck & Bike Show:
As always, the big event of the July 4th weekend is the Champaign Cruisers Firecracker Car, Truck, and Bike Show at the Skelley Lumber Company in Urbana, Ohio.
The event attracts cars from central and western Ohio and eastern Indiana.
Attendance on Monday reached 687 cars. Our good friend, Jeff Shankle, posted six sets of photos from the show on Facebook!
Here's a sampling of some of the photos Jeff posted.
- 1st Annual Stockhands Horses for Healling Car Show in Delaware, Ohio registered 60 cars on Saturday.
- The Heart of Ohio Antique Center in Springfield, Ohio had about 70 cars in attendance for its monthly Cruise-In.
Special thanks to Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, Mike Hermann, and Dave Bratton for their contributions. Between myself and the four of them, we covered car shows in nine different cities this week. Not bad.