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Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, and Meet-ups for June 13 – 19, 2022

Here is the list of events in Central Ohio for the third week of June. There's something happening almost every day. The forecast calls for some very hot temperatures in the middle of the week.

I was contacted by the Pastor of the Grace Chapel Church last week. I understand folks have been cruising at the Church on Wednesday evenings. There's been a food truck available as well. I've gone ahead and added the cruise-in to this week's line-up. The Pastor didn't mention times, however, from last year's flyer, the time was 6 - 9 PM.

Most weeks I come across a few events that are announced after I post the list on Mondays. It's always worthwhile to check back towards the end of the week for additions or updates such as weather cancellations.

Monday (June 13):

  • No Events Found

Tuesday (June 14):

Wednesday (June 15):

  • Wednesday Evening Cruise-In at Grace Chapel - Westerville

Thursday (June 16):

Friday (June 17):

Saturday (June 18):

Sunday - (June 19, Father's Day):

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Plain City Cruise-In:

I'm certainly not a math whiz. However, there is one equation I know well:

Der Dutchman + Good Weather = Lots of cars

With sunshine and temperatures in the 70s, the Thursday evening cruise-in had 271 cars in attendance this week.

Creative Auto Group/Advanced Auto Parts Store:

The June Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts show in Marysville, Ohio registered 22 cars on Friday evening. The show raised $73 for the Milford Center food pantry.

Here are the manager's picks for this month:

Tim Coulter drove all the way from Wapakoneta to attend the show.

Harry & Mary Wise Memorial/Celebration of Life Car Show:

The Big Walnut Grill in Sunbury, Ohio played host to the Harry & Mary Wise Memorial/Celebration of Life Car Show on Saturday. The show had 128 vehicles in attendance.

I have no information on awards as of this writing. As you can see from the sign above it says awards at 2:00 PM. But then I received an email that there was no judging. So I'm not sure if it was Peoples Choice voting or just a cruise-in. If anyone has information on awards from this show, please feel free to post it in the comments.

If you'd like to see most of the 128 vehicles that attended the show, CLICK HERE.

Immaculate Conception Parish Car Show:

The Immaculate Conception Parish Car Show in Columbus, Ohio registered 52 cars on Saturday.

The show presented five "Favorite" awards and five "Special" awards. The "Special" awards included the best engine, best paint, best interior, "cutest" and best overall. All awards were determined by "Peoples Choice" voting.

The Best Overall award went to John Nuckles and his 1940 Ford Woody pickup. John's pickup is definitely on a streak. This is the third weekend in a row it's received a "Best Of" award. Congratulations!

To see more vehicles from the Immaculate Conception Parish Show, CLICK HERE.

Help a Veteran Car, Truck, and Bike Show:

SVG Motors in Washington Court House, Ohio was the site of the Help a Veteran Car, Truck, and Bike Show on Saturday. Proceeds from the show went to help a veteran in need of a double lung transplant.

The show registered 70 cars. Our good friend and "car show talk field reporter", Dale Pearce, received Best of Show honors for his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup.

Newark Eagles Car Show:

The final show to report on this week is the Newark Eagles Car Show on Sunday in Newark, Ohio. All proceeds from the show went to help rescue, spay, and neuter our furry friends.

Despite the threat of rain in the afternoon, the show registered more than 50 cars. Dale Pearce and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup went two for two this weekend with a second Best of Show award. Way to go, Dale!


Big thanks to Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, Dale Pearce, Larry Walters, and Russ Annis for their contributions in my absence. As some of you know, we're fighting Covid at my house this week. I'm blessed to be surrounded by this group who have volunteered their time to help.

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2 thoughts on “Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, and Meet-ups for June 13 – 19, 2022

  1. Jim Colson

    Hello Kim, I really want to thank you for all of the car show listings that you do every week. I know it takes a lot of time and effort so .. a big THANK YOU .
    Now the next thing I would like to comment on, is how some organizers actually try to run a car show. I am just curious as to how many people would agree or disagree with me on the following subjects of how the shows are run. So here is a small list of things that perturb me and our club members.
    1. Someone getting more than one trophy. ( especially with only a few trophies)
    2. Judges that don't even look at you car. (everybody has paid an entry fee)
    3 Kids that judge and usually only choose new cars .( slapping a restorers face)
    4. Participant judging. ( only the most friends there wins )
    5. Car show flyers with hardly any information. (no address, no city, no phone
    number, no info on awards or how many, restrooms? etc.)
    6. Ridiculous entry fees of more than $10. ( Especially with the price of gas )
    7. Having set registration hours and not adhering to them. ( letting late comers
    still register after reg. has closed )
    Anyway I'm sure there are other gripes and would like to see some that
    other people have. Sincerly J. C. From the Gas Guzzlers Car Club

    Reply
    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Hi Jim, Thanks for the compliments regarding the website.

      My opinions to your points are in bold.

      1. Someone getting more than one trophy. ( especially with only a few trophies) Best way to kill a car show
      2. Judges that don't even look at your car. (everybody has paid an entry fee) One of my pet peeves. But I get it if a show registers more cars than expected and doesn't have enough people to judge..
      3 Kids that judge and usually only choose new cars. ( slapping a restorer's face). I can't really say much about this since I have new cars. If the kids like a new car not much you can do about it. Kids are more familiar with newer cars than cars from the '50s and '60s.
      4. Participant judging. ( only the most friends there win) Not my favorite. It favors cars that come as a group. I'll vote for my friends cars and they'll vote for mine. Unfortunately, we're seeing more People's choice judging because organizers are having a hard time finding judges that have some knowledge about cars. I've judged a few times and hate it.
      5. Car show flyers with hardly any information. (no address, no city, no phone
      number, no info on awards or how many, restrooms? etc.) AMEN, brother!
      6. Ridiculous entry fees of more than $10. ( Especially with the price of gas ) If a show has sufficient awards, good judging, and decent door prizes, I don't mind paying more than $10. The registration usually helps a charitable cause. I just get a little more "picky" about attending shows that charge $20 or more. A lot of times the cost of registration will determine what shows folks will attend, especially this year with gas prices this high as they are. The Empty Pocket Cruisers discussed raising the registration fee for their shows to $15. But decided that leaving it at $10 gave them an advantage over shows charging more.
      7. Having set registration hours and not adhering to them. ( letting late comers
      still register after reg. has closed ). This is a tough call. Most shows are for a charitable cause so I get it if cars are allowed to register late. The organizers want to raise a much money as possible. Never good business to turn down money.

      Jim, I'm not into awards like I used to be. I know that's weird to say. I don't want organizers to feel obligated to give my car an award just because I have a car show website. Last season I started putting "Do Not Judge" on the window plaque about 95% of the time. I had more fun than the previous 11 seasons. It was refreshing not to worry about judging and trophies. It gave me more time to enjoy the show and talk more with friends. I didn't spend half the show sweating my butt off cleaning my car. I often think the younger generation has it right. They are more into meet-ups than they are trophy shows. No registration, no judging, no trophies. Just time hanging out with friends and talking cars. I can't argue against that.

      Reply

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