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I managed to do two cruise-ins and two "judged" shows this week.

The first cruise-in was, of course, Der Dutchman on Thursday evening.

The threat of severe weather kept attendance down this week. Still, the cruise-in managed to register 80 vehicles. Ten of the 80 were first-timers.

The Ford Falcon was the unofficial "featured" car this week.

Wayne held the raffle drawing for cookies, pies, cakes, and gift card an hour early because radar showed rain on the way to Plain City. Fortunately for the cruise-in, the rain went south and east of the restaurant.

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Here are the events in Central Ohio for this week. It's another busy Saturday.

I'm still adding events to the Save the Dates Part Two page. Check it out for a list of events through the end of the season.

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The combination of July 4th on Thursday plus the first weekend of the month make this one of the busiest weeks of the year for events.

Just a reminder, no Der Dutchman Cruise-In this week due to the holiday.

A few more events have been added to the Save the Dates Part Two page this week. July and August are "jam packed" with events to mark on your calendar.

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The Empty Pocket Cruisers held their Spring into Summer car show on Saturday. This was the second event of the year hosted by the club.

The location of the show was changed this year from the Hilliard Historical Village to the St. James Lutheran Church on Trabue Road in Columbus, Ohio.

No question the new venue is a marked improvement over the Historical Village. There is ample parking on both the blacktop and grass. The grass area is part of a ball field so there are no dips, ruts or exposed tree roots to grab your car like the Historical Village

Due to a scheduling mix up, the event was going on simultaneously with the Auto Smarts Cruisin' Classics show only four miles away. Because of this and the weather, the show only registered 57 vehicles compared to 148 last year.

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I can't believe two months of the season is under our belts already. Wow, is time flying fast!

We've got a "jam-packed" list of events for the first weekend in June. Lots of choices, especially on Saturday. Hopefully the weather cooperates.

If you're looking for a list of future shows and cruise-ins, check out the Save the Dates Part Two page. It's the most complete list of Central Ohio events you'll find on the internet.

Wednesday:

  • Cruisin' Wednesdays at Wendell's Pub - Westerville

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The Central Ohio weather on Saturday suddenly changed from early spring to mid-summer overnight. Afternoon temperatures in the mid-80s and lots of sunshine brought out the cars on Saturday. Just about every show in the area had better than expected turn out. Some even set registration records.

I managed to break away for a few hours Saturday evening to attend the Cruisin' with the King show in Marysville, Ohio. The Shankles were once again kind enough to send me lots of photos from the Empty Pocket Cruisers Armed Forces Day Car Show they attended earlier in the day.

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I only attended one show this weekend. I had plans to participate in the Jim Hamilton show on Saturday but my father was rushed to the hospital with chest pains and shortness of breath early Saturday morning. I spent most of day at the hospital with him. Thanks to friends, I have a bunch of photos from the Hamilton show.

Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts

The Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts show Friday evening was my one and only show of the weekend.

This was the second show of the season for the monthly event that takes place at the Advance Auto Parts store in Marysville, Ohio. This month's show registered 21 vehicles.

Five members of the Rod Knockers Club of Marion, Ohio made the drive from Marion to attend the show.

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Here's the list of events for this weekend.

Pepsi's Auto Smarts Radio will kick off their Cruise and Ride schedule for 2019 at the 2nd Annual Jaguar Jubilee in Springfield, Ohio.

If you're in the mood to take a little trip, the big show of the weekend will be in Sharonville, Ohio.

For a list of future events, check out the 2019 Save The Dates Part Two post.

Friday:

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Pepsi and Auto Smarts Radio have announced their Cruise and Ride schedule for 2019.

Click or tap for an enlarged version of the schedule

Just want to make everyone aware that I've been adding events to the Save The Dates Part 2 page as I come across them. Please feel free to check that page often for future events to mark on your calendar.

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Friday morning the index finger on my right hand encountered the supercharger belt on my Camaro. This gave me the opportunity to meet two very nice Columbus Police and Fire Department paramedics and spend eight hours in the OSU Medical Center Emergency Department. Let me just say the entire incident won't top my list of brilliant moves.

Since typing at the moment isn't very efficient, this week's report will be a little shorter than normal.

Der Dutchman

Starting with Der Dutchman, the cruise-in set a new attendance record this past Thursday.  The restaurant registered 147 vehicles braking the previous record by four cars.  More than 20 were first time participants.

The Thursday cruise-in has become so popular this season that the restaurant has added a second port-a-potty!

Boot's from Auto Smarts Radio stopped by again this week with his BADD '57 Chevy.  He invited Bill Fowler (see arrow) From Baer Brakes to come out.  Bill brought some Baer shirts with him that were raffled off at the end of the cruise-in.

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