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The season is winding down fast. This is all I could find for this week.

The Dee Hosler show is listed on the Crusin' Times website.  I can't find any other information about the show except what's been posted there.

Looking forward, there are still shows scheduled up through November 11th so don't put those cars away just yet. 

Friday

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Thursday 11/15 90%
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Friday 11/16 10%
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Saturday 11/17 10%
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Construction of a sea lions habitat at the Columbus Zoo moved the 11th Annual Colo's Classic Car Show from Jungle Jacks Landing to the main parking lot.

This was my third time participating in Colo's Classic. The first two were inside the zoo. I must say that I preferred the parking lot over Jungle Jacks Landing.

In my review of last year's show, I complained that it took more than 30 minutes to get inside the zoo, and that cars were packed in like sardines in a can.  And in the process of parking my car, I inadvertently ran over someone's cooler.

There was none of that this year.  I waited less than 10 minutes to enter the show area.  The parking lot allowed plenty of space between cars so no one had to worry about door dings or running over something.  It also afforded plenty of room for canopies. You could even save a spot for a buddy if needed.

Cars waiting to enter the show at 8 AM

Now some will argue that there were no shade trees and that the black top was hot.  I'll grant them those complaints.  But I'll argue that it's rare for  temperatures to be in the upper 80's the first week of October. The easy access and ample parking far out weighed the lack of shade, in my opinion.

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This week will see the final shows and cruise-ins of the season for Der Dutchman, Vintage Auto Club of Delaware, Rod Knockers, Roundtown Cruisers, and Richwood Bank.

The last major auto show for this year will be Colo's Classic Car Show on Sunday.  Last year the event had over 1500 cars.   If the weather is nice, expect another big turn out.

Thursday:

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Friday 11/16 10%
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Saturday 11/17 10%
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I've got lots to report on from the weekend.  For the sake of time, I'm going to use a little different format this week.

Jack Maxton

Date: 9/28/2018

Location: Jack Maxton Chevrolet, Columbus, Ohio

Registered Vehicles: 183

Comments:  After postponing three out of four shows this season, the final Friday Night Cruisin' couldn't have asked for better weather.

Country music artist Simba Jordan provided this month's "live" entertainment.

During the evening a Mustang and this white Cadillac some how managed to make it past the police officer guarding the front entrance.

Rumor has it the bands have already been booked for the 28th year of Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin'.  I'm already looking forward to next year's shows.

Maxton's Favorites, DJ's Choice, and Best of Show Winners:

Favorite Corvette
1957 Fuel Injected - Owner: Ectore Tranquillo
Favorite Truck
1948 Pickup - Owner: Steve Andrix

Favorite Muscle Car
1967 Chevelle - Owner: Jim Ashbrook

Favorite Full Size
1955 - Owner: Tom Coates
DJ's Choice
1976 G-10/"Hotel California" - Owner: Chris Wise

Maxton's Best of Show

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Good list of events on the schedule for this week.  

The rain date for Jack Maxton's last show of the season is this Friday (9/28).

The James Dean Festival and Ducktail run in Fairmount and Gas City, Indiana is this weekend. I know several folks taking their cars over there. I hope to have some photos to share next week.

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Thursday 11/15 90%
High 37° / Low 33°
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Friday 11/16 10%
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Saturday 11/17 10%
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For the second week in a row, the 1948 Chevy pickup truck belonging to Steve Andrix took the Best of Show award.

Last week the truck received top honors at Cruisin' for a Cause held at the Discover Church in Dublin Ohio. This week the truck took the top award at the Fifth Annual USA Days Car, Trucks & Motorcycle Show in Centerburg, Ohio. If you get a chance to see Steve's truck, you'll know why it consistently competes for top honors.

The USA Days show, which is held at Memorial Park in Centerburg, was originally scheduled for September 9th. Weather forced postponement until September 23rd. Despite the two week delay, the show still managed to register 387 vehicles. Obviously word got out about the new date. And Sunday's weather was just about as ideal for a car show as one could get.

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Der Dutchman not only reached it's goal of 200 vehicles Thursday evening, it smashed that goal by a wide margin.

The weekly cruise-in at the Plain City, Ohio restaurant registered 241 cars! Fifty-two were first time participants.

Cars began showing up  at 1:30 PM that afternoon.  By 5 PM there were more than 100 cars registered.

It turned out to be quite an evening.  Wayne, Victor and the management of Der Dutchman should be commended for putting on the largest cruise-in in Central Ohio.

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This week has a couple of shows that were originally scheduled for earlier in the month but were rescheduled to this weekend because of the weather.

This week will mark the final Jack Maxton cruise-in of the season. [UPDATE: MAXTON'S HAS BEEN RESCHEDULE TO 9/28 DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST]

Der Dutchman is looking to set a record of 200 cars on Thursday evening. Everyone will receive a free cup of ice cream if the goal is reached, so come on out to Plain City.

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Thursday 11/15 90%
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Friday 11/16 10%
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Saturday 11/17 10%
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The weather made a 360 degree turn around this past week. Going from monsoon-like rains of the previous week back to summer's normal hot, dry, and humid conditions. 

I managed to get four events in this week thanks to the weather and Ohio State having a late game on Saturday evening.

Der Dutchman

I once again started the week at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. The weekly cruise-in had another strong week of attendance with 139 registered vehicles.  Twenty-five of the 139 were first time participants.

One of those first-timers was Kevin Kelly and his 1932 Ford hot rod. For those who may not know Kevin, he ran the weekly cruise-in at Wholly Joe's restaurant in Lewis Center.  With the restaurant closing its doors, Kevin's Thursday evenings are now free so I'm guessing we'll see him a little more at Der Dutchman.

The cruise-in has set a goal to reach 200 cars this coming Thursday (9/20).  If the goal is reached, everyone will receive a free cup of ice cream!  The weather forecast is calling for sunshine and warm temperatures.  If you're free Thursday evening, come on out to Der Dutchman and help set a record.  

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With Ohio State on the road this Saturday, there's a full-slate of events this week.  Let's hope the weather cooperates...

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Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

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Tuesday 11/13 0%
High 39° / Low 22°
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Wednesday 11/14 0%
High 37° / Low 29°
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Thursday 11/15 90%
High 37° / Low 33°
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Friday 11/16 10%
High 39° / Low 30°
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Saturday 11/17 10%
High 43° / Low 32°
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