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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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This will be the busiest week of events for the entire season. If you can't find a show or cruise-in to do this week, you may want to see a doctor.

I've added six more events in September to the Save the Dates Part Two page. Check it out for a list of events through the end of the season.

I don't normally post events outside the Central Ohio area, however, I've been asked by the moderators of the Ohio Car Shows and Cruise In Facebook group to share One Last Ride for Charles "Chick" Williams with everyone. It's the group's biggest and most important event to date.

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Despite moving my father from skilled nursing to assisted living and the hottest weather so far this year, I managed to somehow attend four events this week and was a spectator at a fifth.

Goodguys PPG Nationals All American Sunday

I started the week at the Goodguys PPG Nationals All American Sunday. This event has been on my radar for the past several years. I've always had a reasonable excuse not to attend until this year.

For those that may not know, Goodguys All American Sunday is open to ALL YEARS of American made and powered automobiles. Owning a late model car this was obviously my only option to participate in the Goodguys event.

Being a first-time participant, I wasn't sure what to expect. I spoke with several people prior to Sunday and consensus was to arrive no later than 8 AM. I went a step further and got there before 7:30 AM. Knowing what I know now, I could have arrived by 9 AM and been fine.

I exited I-71 at 17th avenue. The lanes for entry of show cars into the event and for registration were well marked. Non-member cost to register for the day was $40. I got talked into joining Goodguys as a Silver member for an additional $5. As a Silver member, I can pre-register next year at a discount.

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Most of my time this week has been spent moving my Dad from skilled nursing care to assisted living. As a result, I haven't had much time to devote to this blog. I hope to have a report from last week posted before the end of the week. Keeping my fingers crossed...

A few more events have been added to the Save the Dates Part Two page this week. We're almost half-way through the season and I can't believe the number of events still being posted.

Just want to give everyone a heads up, This site is linking to an old version of the Pepsi's Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride 2019 schedule. The old version has Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard scheduled for a show this Saturday (7/20). The date of that show has been changed to September 7. If you have a copy or link to an up-to-date version of the Auto Smarts schedule, please let me know. I'm told there may be as many as six versions floating around the interweb. Unfortunately, I can't find any of them.

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Here's this week's list of events.

I received word there will be "live" music at the Hilton Polaris Cruise-In on June 11.

For a list of future events, check out the Save the Dates Part Two page.

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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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Here are the events I was able to find for the third weekend of May. The season is starting to "heat up" with shows and cruise-ins.

I've added more events to the 2019 Save the Dates Part Two page. This is the most comprehensive list of 2019 Central Ohio car events. It's Bigger and better than Old Ride, Big Al's List, Car Show Finder, and Cruisin' Times combined. The page is updated regularly so check back often.

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Because of Easter, all the events this weekend were on Saturday. The Good news -- the day stayed relatively dry. Just some on again, off again sprinkles throughout the day. The bad news -- it felt more like late October or early November than it did April. In other words, it was cold, damp and dreary!

She looks just a tad bit cold

April Cruisin' with the King in 2019

The Mid Ohio Cruisers held their first monthly cruise-in of the year on Saturday evening at the Burger King in Marysville, Ohio. This marks the 35th year the club has been cruising at Burger King.

Fortunately there was no rain to speak of during the evening, however, temperatures hovered in the mid-40s with a brisk wind out of the northwest. I don't have any sales figures, but I'm guessing Burger King sold more coffee and hot chocolate than normal for a Saturday evening in April.

The show registered 24 vehicles, which isn't bad considering the weather conditions.

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With Sunday being Easter, all the events I found for this weekend will be on Saturday. Unfortunately, the weather forecast is calling for a 60% chance of showers.

I've added a few more events this week to the Save the Date Part Two page. The page is a good source for all the upcoming events on tap for this season. It's worth checking out if you haven't already.

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Rain, sleet, and snow greeted this year's Snowball Cruise at the Burger King in Marysville, Ohio.

Approximately 25-30 area car enthusiasts took over the Burger King for the 2 hour event on Saturday hosted by the Mid Ohio Cruisers.

Because of the "crummy" weather, the Snowball Cruise only registered three vehicles. And since the event only had three awards, there wasn't much debate as to who would get one of the three trophies.

The Snowball Cruise was a great way to kill a few hours on a dreary, cold Saturday afternoon in January. It was fun to talk to friends you hadn't seen since the last car show. Everyone seemed to have a good time.

The Mid Ohio Cruisers handed out their Cruisin' with King in 2019 schedule. We'll all have to wait until April 20 for their next show...