Two episodes of showers failed to dampen the 9th Annual Dave Gill Summer Car Show. Fortunately, the last half of the show stayed rain-free so the roads were relatively dry for the drive home.
The Cross Flags Corvette Club helped host the show at Dave Gill Chevrolet on East Broad Street and Hamilton Road in Columbus, Ohio. Music was provided by C. S. Sound. Poppy's Roadside Diner provided food and refreshments.
Everyone who registered a car was automatically entered into a drawing at the end of the show for a 4K Samsung TV.
Speaking of registration, the show registered 90 vehicles. The weather forecast kept registration down to about half of what it has been in previous years.
Beautiful summer-like weather greeted the first Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin' of the season. Music by the Hipnotics mesmerized the crowd throughout the evening.
Nice weather and first show is generally a combination that attracts a lot of cars. Friday's cruise-in was no exception. The show "officially" registered 252 Chevys. Counting the cars that showed up but didn't register the exact total was likely more than 300 cars.
My friend and I got there at 3:30 PM so we could get parking spots in front of showroom. We knew if we showed up much later all the spots out front would be gone. I've been to previous Maxton first shows of the season that had cars parked in between rows of parked cars. Even though Friday wasn't quite as crowded as some past shows, there were still a lot of cars.
Everyone was greeted Friday evening with heat and brutal humidity at Jack Maxton's July Cruise-in. The cool jazz sounds of the Arnett Howard Band tried hard to kept crowd comfortable throughout the evening.
Because of the weather, only 160 vehicles registered this month - down almost 100 vehicles from the June cruise-in.
A passing rain cell around 8 PM brought about 15 minutes worth of sprinkles to the show. It dropped Just enough water to bring out the drying towels.
Jack Maxton Chevrolet kicked off the first of their four monthly cruise-ins on Friday evening.The dealership has been holding these monthly Chevy only car shows for 26 years.
The third Friday in June, July, August and September the Maxton team moves all the cars from the west and front sides of the dealership to make room for the cruisers. There's live music, a DJ, 50/50 raffle, food truck and t-shirt raffle. Registration is free. The t-shirt raffle costs $5 for a chance to win $150 and $50. Maxton gives out more than 70 awards each show.
Despite the 90 degree temperatures on Friday, 250 vehicles registered for the cruise-in. An estimated 50-75 more cars and trucks showed up that didn't register. Read more
My wife and I braved the unseasonably cold weather and downtown Saint Patrick's Day crowds to attend the Columbus International Auto Show Friday evening. By going Friday, we took advantage of our senior status for a 50% discount on the cost of admission. Add in parking and the total cost of attending the show was $20. A relative bargain compared to the $42 it cost us to attend the Summit Racing show in February. Even without the discount, the International show turns out to be less expensive. Are you listening Summit Racing? Read more