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On Saturday, I attended the Blendon Senior Center Car Show in Westerville, Ohio. This was my third time participating in the show. Last year I praised it for being one of the better, small shows in the area. It has the usual door prizes (this year it gave away two televisions) and 50/50 raffle. There's always a DJ spinning tunes and announcing door prize winners. Food is available in the senior center cafeteria for the cost of whatever you feel like donating. This year free root beer floats were added.

In the past, the show has presented 25 "Favorite" awards, a Best of Show and runner-up Best of Show. This year the organizers decided to change things up and divide the vehicles into categories based on model year. The categories were 1940's and older, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's and newer. There were four awards in each category, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place runner-ups and an overall winner of each category.

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A much lighter load of events this week.

There was a link on the Save the Dates Part Two page to an Oldride.com listing for the Parkinson's Car Show this Saturday . The link is no longer valid and I can't find any info about the show. If you know anything about this show, please send an email to hawk02@carshowtalk.com

A few more events have been added 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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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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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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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.

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  • Cruisin' Wednesdays at Wendell's Pub - Westerville

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I had what you would call a very "Exotic" weekend. Not the kind with dancers, but the kind with cars. If you're into automobiles costing well north of $100,000, then you'll enjoy this weekend report.

Columbus Cars and Coffee at Esoteric

Saturday morning I attended the "Milligan" Columbus Cars and Coffee meet held at the Esoteric Fine Auto Finishing shop in New Albany, Ohio.

By my "unofficial" count, close to 100 automobiles showed up for this second meet of the season.

There was a nice mix of foreign exotics and modern American muscle.

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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.

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This weekend saw the first weather cancellation of the 2019 season. The C-Town Cruisers made the decision on Friday to call off their show at Buffalo Wings and Rings on East Broad Street scheduled for Sunday. This is a monthly show at the restaurant so hopefully, the May weather forecast will be a little more cooperative.

Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show

On Friday, Creative Towing and the Advanced Auto Parts store in Marysville, Ohio held their first show of the season.

For the second week in a row, showers in the morning gave way to partly cloudy but dry skies in the afternoon and evening.

This month's show registered 29 vehicles. Tickets sales from the door prize and 50/50 raffles raised $105 for the Marysville Food Pantry.

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Columbus Cars and Coffee crowd

Saturday morning I decide to make the trek down 315 and attend Columbus Cars and Coffee at Lennox Town Center. The unseasonably warm weather not only brought out a lot of car owners but also a lot of spectators. By 10 AM the parking lot was buzzing with people.  By my unofficial count, more than 120 cars turned out for this week's cruise-in.

I have to admit I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Columbus Cars and Coffee. You tend to see cars that you wouldn't normally see at a "judged" car show. This Saturday was no exception. The morning featured a nice mix of classic, late-model, and modified cars. Read more