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NEWS AND NOTES
Der Dutchman Cruise-In:
Thanks to the warm temperatures attendance was down a little this week at 297 cars.
The weekly cruise-in at the restaurant in Plain City, Ohio has become so popular even the police are attending.
Also in attendance this week was the first mid-engine Corvette with a Lingenfelter Supercharger Package. This package takes the LT2 engine in the C8 Corvette from 495 HP up to 700 HP.
Two other cars really stood out at this week's cruise-in. Bryan Mauger's 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo and a deep red second-generation Corvette convertible. Both cars were every bit worthy of Best of Show status.
There will be a celebration of life for Wayne's late wife, Luella, this Thursday, June 8. The long-range forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 70s. Wayne would love to see 500 cars attend.
Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars:
Between 30 and 40 cars turned out Saturday morning for the Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In in Delaware, Ohio.
Participants could enjoy a free cup of coffee or latte from the coffee shop inside the bank. A donuts and coffee truck was set up in the parking lot for those wishing a little more than coffee.
The cruise-in ended with a door prize raffle. The top prize was a bucket of car cleaning products and a fifth of Old Forester Bourbon.
Bryan Lewis Memorial Car Show:
Carz and Causez hosted its first-ever car show on Saturday at the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio. The show was in honor of Bryan Lewis, a member of the Empty Pockets Car Club, who passed away in 2021.
Despite the very warm temperatures, the event registered 154 cars. Food and refreshments were available from the Corn Dog Castle food truck. DJ Ronnie Wineka spun the toons during the afternoon. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Learning 4 Life Farm.
Awards were presented to the "Favorite 45" cars along with DJ's Choice, Sponsor's Choice (Vienna Door Company), Church's Choice, Charity's Choice, and the Bryan Lewis Memorial Award.
Here are the "Choice" winners:
1968 Chevy Nova
Owner: Chuck Kirk
1956 Mercury Monteray
Owner: Jan Hagler
1958 Desoto Firedome Sportsman
Owner: Rod Scott
1966 Ford Galaxy 7 Litre
Owner: Richard Metheney
The Bryan Lewis Memorial Award was presented to Derek Hayes and his 1983 Zimmer Gold Spirit.
Here are some of the "Favorite 45" from the show:
It turned out to be a pretty good day for some of the members of the Rusty Lug Nutz Facebook Group.
Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride at Grove City Baptist Church:
Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio Crew hosted their second car show of the season at the Grove City Baptist Church Saturday afternoon.
The show registered 120 cars. A line of thunder showers moved through the area around 5 PM soaking everyone and everything. The rain moved out allowing Boots to hand out the awards early. Unfortunately, the Best of Show winner, Chip Cooper, and his 1968 Camaro left the show early so he didn't receive the trophy.
Here's a little slideshow of some of the cars from the show before and after the rain.
Trisha's Rescue Car and Bike Show:
The Newark Eagles Club in Newark, Ohio was the site of Trisha's Rescue Car and Bike Show on Sunday.
Proceeds from the show hosted by Trisha Wilson go to rescue, spay, and neuter stray dogs and cats.
With slightly cooler temperatures on Sunday than on Saturday, the show registered 103 cars.
There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Everyone who registered a car got a door prize ticket.
Bounce houses were set up for the kids to have some fun.
The show presented awards to the "Top 30". In addition, there were awards for Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Truck, Best Bike, Best Import, and Trisha's Pick.
Here are the Best Of winners:
1965 Ford Mustang
Owner: Tom Roberts
2003 Mini Cooper
Owner: Von Kieber
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS
Owner: Chris Lackey
1968 Coronet RT
Owner: David Turner
2008 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
Owner: Scott Moran
1954 Chevy Wrecker
Owner: Billy Kelly
Greg Everingham took home Trisha's Pick with his 1954 Cadillac Series 62.
Other Area Shows:
- Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers hosted a show at The Point On Main Street Sports Bar and Grill on Sunday. The show registered 68 cars. The Best of Show honors went to Ted Tickle and his 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7.
- There were 85 cars in attendance Saturday evening at the Rod Knockers monthly show at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio. Here are a few of the cars that attended the show.
- Although technically not an area show, our good friend, Chris Kraner, participated in the Ford Nationals at Carlisle, Pennsylvania with his Torino this weekend. There were approximately 4000 cars in attendance.
That's it for this week's report. As I mentioned, next week, especially Saturday, has a ton of events. I'll try to report on as many shows as possible.
I want to thank Dale Pearce, Dave Bratton, Anthony Musick, Jeff Shankle, Chad Herrick, and Chris Kraner for contributing to this week's report.
I hope everyone has a good week.