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Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, & Meet-ups for April 1 – 7, 2024

1966 Plymouth Belvedere - Owner: Louie Wild

With the posting of the first weekly list of events for 2024, I hereby proclaim the Central Ohio car show season is now open for business.

Monday (April 1):

  • No Events Found

Tuesday (April 2):

Wednesday (April 3):

  • No Events Found

Thursday (April 4):

Friday (April 5):

Saturday (April 6):

Sunday - (April 7):

Check out the Save the Dates for 2024 page for the most comprehensive and best-organized list of future Central Ohio car events.

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Not much to write about in this week's report. The two car shows that took place in March were hit with rain and cold weather.

The Creative Auto Group/Advanced Auto Parts show on March 8th in Marysville, Ohio had four brave souls turn out for the show.

The next day the Miller Swap Meet/Car Show at the Ross County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe, Ohio had just 27 cars participate in the car show. Everyone who participated received an award. The swap meet faired much better since much of it was held indoors.

Not all was lost because of the weather. The Miller family presented Don Sparks whose Youtube channel goes by the name Go4Rider the "Beyond the Call of Duty Award" for his help promoting their events.

Rob Schrader who runs the Miami Valley Novas website had the honor of presenting the Miller family with the Ohio Automotive Event Preservation Award. This award goes to individuals or organizations that go above and beyond to promote automotive events in the State of Ohio. Congratulations to the Miller family!

That's it for this week. Special thanks to Jeff Shankle and Rob Schrader for their contributions to this week's report.

5 Day Central Ohio Forecast
90°F / 64°F
90°F / 70°F
82°F / 66°F
77°F / 57°F
81°F / 61°F

10 thoughts on “Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, & Meet-ups for April 1 – 7, 2024

  1. Clement Thurn

    Hello, Kim. Glad to see your reports again. Hope all is ok. FYI.............Heart of Ohio Antique Mall is NOT having their Cruise -In Sunday April 7th. They said the "previous host " has retired, and they are waiting to hear back from the " new host ". I messaged them on Facebook.....that was their response. See you soon hopefully !! Clement

    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Hi Clement,

      I was aware that Dick "Hot Dog" Ryman had retired. It looks like Chuck's CarTunes DJ Service has taken over his schedule. I posted Chuck's Schedule under the Event Organizers/Promoters and DJ Schedules on the Save the Dates page. The schedule has April 7th at the Heart of Ohio Antique Center listed at the top of the page.

      How long ago did you talk to the Antique Mall?

    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Interesting. I'll try to see if I can get in touch with Chuck's CarTunes DJ Service and confirm the event.

      Car show scheduling can sometimes be an adventure.

  2. Clement Thurn

    Cool. Thanks for all your good work !! I did see CarTunes schedule. Heart of Ohio is not the best at communicating sometimes.

  3. Mike Besecker

    Hi Kim, I just confirmed with Dick "Hot Dog" Ryman, who confirmed with the Heart of Ohio Antique Center, that the cruise-in this Sunday April 7th, is a GO. YES, there will be a cruise-in this Sunday April 7th at the Heart of Ohio Antique Center from 12:00 to 4:00. Mike


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