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.
Another vehicle to catch my attention was Tom Hogan's "Solvette".
Tom had the sides of his 2007 Pontiac Solstice custom painted to mimic the look of a first generation Corvette. Very unique.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
The Rod Knockers show always includes door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. This month the 50/50 raffle totaled $373 dollars, a show record.
In addition to the door prizes and raffle, the club presents 25 "Favorite", DJ's Choice, and Club's Overall Favorite (essentially "best-of-show") awards to non-club members. The cars of two clubs members are selected to also receive awards. What's neat is every month the awards are different.
Here's a sampling of this month's "Favorite" winners.
1931 Ford Model A
Owner: Chuck Stiger
1953 GMC pickup
Owner: John Conley
1968 Mercury Cougar
Owner: Bruce Landon
1952 Henry J
Owner: Ron Riser
1929 Ford Roadster
Owner: James Flood
1968 Ford Mustang
Owner: Vern Donahue
1964 1/2 Ford Mustang
Owner: Dave Fletcher
1969 Olds Cutlass convertible
Owner: Rich Timmons
1965 Chevrolet Impala
Owner: Pam Shankle
1973 Volkswagon Bettle
Owner: Val Donahue
Owner: Mike Church
CLUB'S OVERALL FAVORITE
1956 Ford Panel Truck
Owner: Rob Morgan
CLUB MEMBER CAR AWARDS
Greg Holloway and Dave Evans
Once again the Rod Knockers show proved why it's my choice for the best no registration fee "judged" car show in the area. It's worth the drive to Marion.
There won't be a show in June because of the downtown Marion show on the same day. The monthly shows will resume again on July 7th.
OTHER SHOWS FROM THE WEEKEND
I only have one other show to report on from the weekend . Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers had 90 cars show up at their monthly show at Buffalo Wings and Rings on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio.
From the photos I received, the show had a lot of really nice cars.
The Best-of-Show award went to this red Oldsmobile 442.
Something tells me I know these people...