The Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio held their first cruise-in of the season on Thursday evening.
The cruise-in registered 104 vehicles, 14 of which were first time participants.
Prior to raffling off the deserts and gift card, Wayne Nisly led a memorial for longtime cruise-in regular Carey Davis who passed away in February.
Cary's beloved Chevy El Camino was parked in front of the foodshed. A tree has been planted in his honor next to the shed. The restaurant also passed out two dash plaques. One to remember Cary and the other a "Thank You" for making 2018 a record-breaking year.
At the end of the memorial, everybody got in their vehicles and on cue started their engines. The entire cruise-in gave a few engine revs and horn honks in unison for Carey.
Cary Davis, a long time Der Dutchman regular, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 11, at his home in Plain City, Ohio. Cary was 70 years old.
Those of you who regularly attend the Der Dutchman Cruise-ins may not recognize Cary's face, however, I'm sure most of you will recognize his 1965 Chevy El Camino, which is pictured on the banner at the northwest corner of the parking area.
Cary was one of the original participants when the cruise-in started back in May of 2012. During the summer you could count on seeing Cary and his El Camino every Thursday at Der Dutchman .
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be sent to Der Dutchman Classic Cruise-in, in care of Wayne Nisley, 445 S. Jefferson Avenue, Plain City, Ohio 43064.
The full obituary can be read here.
Cary and his El Camino will be sadly missed.