Because of Mother's Day, I could only find one car show for Sunday. The Facebook post for this show only has information about time and location. If you're interested in going, I would recommend giving Chazziz DJ Service a call (937-218-2290) before making the trip down I-71. Update: I was sent info about a second car show scheduled on Sunday in Springfield, Ohio.
The first Der Dutchman cruise-in is two weeks away. I received the following email from Wayne Nisly asking for help spreading the word on several matters associated with the cruise-in. Here's Wayne's email:
Could you help me spread the word on two matters, please?
For our first Cruise In this year, May 23, we are doing a little memorial for Carry Davis. I have planted a tree in his memory; the tree is by the building where we serve the Cruise In food. Also, for that evening, I have a gift for the first 200 who bring a car.
Second; Paul Wightman had a stroke and is in intensive care and on a ventilator.
Thanks, I hope to see you soon
If you're looking for a list of future events, check out the 2019 Save The Dates Part Two post. It's the most complete list of Central Ohio events on the web.
As the end of the year rapidly approaches, It's a good time to take a moment to look back at the 2017 car show season. I had planned to write this year-end recap back in November, but family commitments, Thanksgiving, my spouse convalescing from a total knee replacement, and updates to the website delayed this by a few weeks.
Now that things have started to settle down a bit, let's look back at the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2017 season.
I managed to attend 80 events from January through November. Of the 80 events, only six did I attend as a non-participant.
The list below reflects my opinion of the events I attended. In no way does it encompasses ALL the events that took place in Central Ohio during the season. If you attended a show or cruise-in not on my list that you thought was exceptionally good or bad, please share it in the comments. Feel free to also post a comment if you disagree with any of my choices.
Ok, so let's get started with the Good.
BEST REGISTRATION FEE CAR SHOWS:
Champaign Cruisers 4th of July Car Show at Skelley's Lumbar Company in Urbana, Ohio. You can tell the Cruisers have been doing this for 20 years. The show is extremely well-organized. The club even goes as far as to mark off parking areas in the grass with spray paint. There were plenty of food vendors, nice door prizes, a unique venue, and great mix of vehicles from Ohio and Indiana.
Vettes, Rods and Classic Car Show at the Creekside district in downtown Gahanna, Ohio. Hosted by the Capital City Corvette Club, this show has grown steadily every year. The Creekside district makes a unique venue for a car show. There are plenty of restaurants in the district to meet most everyone's culinary tastes. Judging is based on a point system, and awards are presented in two categories, one for the Corvettes and the other for the rods and classics.
Cruisin' for a Cause at the Discover Church in Dublin, Ohio. This show raises money for a different cause each year. This year the cause was Duchene Muscular Dystrophy. In addition to the cars, there's also a craft show and model car contest going on simultaneously. Each year the show offers unique custom hand-made trophies. All vehicles are thoroughly judged and awards are based on a point system.
The central Ohio car show season kicked into high gear this weekend. There were shows in no less than seven area cities. These cities included Bellefontaine, Bucyrus, Columbus, Dublin, Marysville, Newark and Reynoldsburg. I have reports from three of the shows.