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This weekend will see the last event of the year for the Vintage Auto Club of Delaware, the Rod Knockers, the RoundTown Cruisers, and the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride.

I added one event to the Save the Dates Part Two page this week so don't think about putting those cars away just yet.

October 12 looks to be the last big Saturday of the season. There's 8 events on the calendar for that day.

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I finally got the chance to do one of the Tee Jaye's shows on Saturday.

The Cruisin' Tee Jaye's shows are held on the first Saturday of the month at the Tee Jaye's on Morse Road and the fourth Saturday of the month at the restaurant on West Broad Street across from Hollywood Casino.

I had tried to do the Morse Road show back in June but the event was canceled because of weather. Other than some warm temperatures, there were no weather issues on Saturday at the West Broad Street event.

The registration fee was $10. Door prize and 50/50 raffle tickets were also available to purchase. All proceeds from Saturday's show went to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

The restaurant set up a food tent in the parking lot that offered hot dogs, hamburgers, soda pop, and water. I was a little surprised to see the food tent close down before the end of the show. I had been talking to someone about his car and when the conversation finished I headed over to the tent to get a hot dog and something to drink. Much to my surprise, the food tent was gone! There was still an hour and a half left in the show. Oh well, that will teach me to wait to eat.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there's just one more full month of shows left after this weekend. The schedule begins to taper off in October as the end of the season approaches.

On a brighter note, I did add several events to the Save the Dates Part Two page this week so don't think about putting those cars away just yet.

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Thanks to mother nature, the final Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin of the season was a washout.

Around 6 PM, the first of two rain showers fell upon the 200 registered cars and trucks. To add insult to injury, the first shower stopped long enough for everyone to dry off their vehicles. About the time the band was sheduled to start playing, the second round arrived with a vengeance. Not only did it include heavy rain, but this time there were strong winds, lightning, and thunder to keep everyone on their toes.

When it was all said and done, everything and I mean everything was soaked. The British Invasion was forced to cancel their show because of water-soaked equipment. I spent Saturday drying out folding chairs, towels and all of my detailing products. The floor mats in my car were still damp as of Saturday afternoon.

The awards presentation, which took place an hour early, had to be held in the showroom. The winners were announced using the dealership's intercom system.

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This week will see some more "last show" of the season. Jack Maxton will hold its last show on Friday and next Tuesday (September 24) will be the last cruise-in at the Polaris Hilton.

Speaking of the Polaris Hilton, an "End of Season Party" is planned for the last cruise-in on the 24th.  There will be music from Michael Holmes and cake to celebrate Larry Walters 70th Birthday. 

Believe it or not, one new event was added this week to the  Save the Dates Part Two page. It's a show on October 19th at Eldorado's Food & Spirits in Columbus.

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Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio failed to meet its goal of 300 cars on Thursday evening. Despite missing the goal, the restaurant still managed to have its best attendance of the year. The weekly cruise-in registered 243 vehicles. Forty-seven of those were first-time participants.

One of the first-timers was Matt Rittenhouse and his 2017 Camaro ZL1.

Creative Mobile Interiors and their 1972 Chevy C-30 custom camper was another first-timer.

Jeff and Lynne made their first appearance in a "slightly altered" 1973 Ford Econoline.

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For the first time this season, no new events have been added to the  Save the Dates Part Two page. I think all the shows and cruise-ins for the remainder of the season have finally been announced.

Quick Reminder: This Thursday Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio is trying to set a record of 300 cars at their cruise-in! If you're not doing anything that evening, bring your car out to Der Dutchman and be part of a record.

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For the second week in a row, several cars received double awards. This time it was at the Heart of Ohio USA Days Car Show in Centerburg, Ohio.

The show presented metal signs to the Top 100 cars along with four special awards.

Two of the special award winners also received Top 100 awards. As I've said many times before, giving cars multiple awards is a great way to kill future attendance at your show.

And speaking of attendance, the event on Sunday registered 250 vehicles.

That's down from 387 last year but not bad considering there was a discussion at last year's award presentation that the 2018 show might be the last. I know flyers for this year's show didn't appear until the middle of August, less than a month before the event.

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Another big week of events. Some of the weekly and monthly events have started to drop-off the schedule as we approach the end of the season.

Believe it or not, I added five more events to the Save the Dates Part Two page this week.

Speaking of Save The Date, the Tuesday Night Cruise-In at the Hilton Polaris is planning an "End of Season Party" on September 24. Music from Michael Holmes, the DJ that recorded all the music played at the Wholly Joe Cruise-ins and who passed away last December, will be broadcast during the cruise-in. There will also be a cake to celebrate Larry Walters 70th Birthday. So come join the fun for one last cruise-in of the year at the Hilton.

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I managed to get two car shows and a football game in over Labor day weekend. I also got a little wet on Sunday.

Zucchinifest Car & Motorcycle Show

I started the weekend off with the Zucchinifest show on Friday evening at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio.

This was my first trip to the stadium. I failed to read the directions to the complex posted on the Festival's website and instead relied on Apple Maps to get me there. Big mistake! Apple maps insisted I enter the stadium from Williams Road, however, the Williams Road entrance was temporarily closed. The only way into the stadium was from the Alum Creek Drive entrance. Between Friday rush hour and holiday traffic, construction on I-71, and driving up and down Williams Road for 20 minutes, it took almost an hour to get to the stadium when it should have taken a little more than 30 minutes.

Once parked and my blood pressure back down to normal, Fortress Obetz turned out to be a pretty nice venue for a car show. The amusement rides and food vendors for the Zucchini Festival were setup in the parking lot outside the stadium while the car show took place inside around the main bleachers.

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