The Rod Knockers Car Club registered more than 100 vehicles for their May show at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio.
As always, the show attracts a lot of great vehicles from around the area. There's always good participation from the Marysville, Delaware and, of course, Marion areas.
One thing I love about going to car shows is discovering something different and unique. This month it was a 1978 Cadillac "flower" car.At first, I thought the car had been modified by the owner but later was told there are several aftermarket companies that purchase factory vehicles and modify them to be used to transport flowers for funeral services.
I got a kick out of seeing a drain in the back of flower bed.
The last weekend of April didn't have very many shows on the schedule. All the shows scheduled took place on Sunday. Here are reports and photos from two of those shows.
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
I spent Sunday afternoon at Elgin High School outside Marion, Ohio. The Elgin Music Boosters held their annual classic car show to raise money for the music programs at the high school.
This was my third year in a row attending the show. It's a fun 45 minute drive up the back roads from northwest Columbus to the high school.
This year there were 71 registered vehicles down a bit from the 77 that registered last year.
The show included door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and vendors inside the school selling mostly craft items. Everyone that registered a vehicle was automatically entered to win a California Car Cover. To also help raise money, the music boosters sold hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwursts cooked on the grill. Music was provided by DJ Codi Kitts along with the various music programs at the high school.
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.
With the focus of this website being Central Ohio car shows and cruise-in, I don't normally post events south of Chillicothe or west of Springfield. However, the schedule is light this week so I'm posting two events, one on Saturday in Owensville and the other on Sunday in Dayton, that might be of interest to some of you out there.
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.