Well, everyone, the time has finally come. This will be the last Upcoming Events post for 2019. These are the last outdoor events in Central Ohio for this season.
I plan to post a new "Save the Dates" page for 2020 sometime in January or February once more shows pop up on the schedule. The weekly upcoming events will return next April.
Please stay tuned for my annual The Good, The Bad and The Ugly post which will recap the 2019 season. I'll rank the best shows, best cars, best food and some of the uglier things that happened from the shows and cruise-ins I attended this year. I hope to have it up on the site the week of November 18 - 22.
One last thing to note is the November Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show only holds the car show event on Saturday. Don't go over Friday looking to show your vehicle. It's a swap meet only that day.
The Empty Pockets Cruisers hosted their annual Trunk or Treat Car show on Saturday at the Hilliard Presbyterian Church in Hilliard, Ohio.
With temperatures near 80 on Friday, a cold front moved through the area overnight dropping the high on Saturday into the mid-50s. The drastic change in temperature caused the one car club to cancel their event on Saturday.
Despite the chilly temperatures, the Empty Pocket Cruisers went on with the show and managed to register 137 vehicles. In the afternoon, there were plenty of children dressed up in costumes trick or treating their way through the cars.
Once again the Ohio Zombie Guard was there to protect the crowd from zombies, ghosts, ghouls, globlins, and other unnatural phenomena.
Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio failed to meet its goal of 300 cars on Thursday evening. Despite missing the goal, the restaurant still managed to have its best attendance of the year. The weekly cruise-in registered 243 vehicles. Forty-seven of those were first-time participants.
One of the first-timers was Matt Rittenhouse and his 2017 Camaro ZL1.
Creative Mobile Interiors and their 1972 Chevy C-30 custom camper was another first-timer.
Jeff and Lynne made their first appearance in a "slightly altered" 1973 Ford Econoline.
For the first time this season, no new events have been added to the Save the Dates Part Two page. I think all the shows and cruise-ins for the remainder of the season have finally been announced.
Quick Reminder: This Thursday Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio is trying to set a record of 300 cars at their cruise-in! If you're not doing anything that evening, bring your car out to Der Dutchman and be part of a record.
Cruisin' Wednesdays at Wendell's Pub - Westerville
Friday evening's Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts car show in Marysville, Ohio paid tribute to the life of Dalton Shank. Dalton who was 14 years old passed away unexpectantly in a fire on June 2 in Michigan. He is the son of Creative Towing employee, Greg Shank. Through the generosity of local businesses and the sale of raffle tickets, the show raised $700 for the family.
With a beautiful evening of weather, attendance was one of the highest in the show's six-year history with 47 cars.
I only attended one show this weekend. I had plans to participate in the Jim Hamilton show on Saturday but my father was rushed to the hospital with chest pains and shortness of breath early Saturday morning. I spent most of day at the hospital with him. Thanks to friends, I have a bunch of photos from the Hamilton show.
Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts
The Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts show Friday evening was my one and only show of the weekend.
This was the second show of the season for the monthly event that takes place at the Advance Auto Parts store in Marysville, Ohio. This month's show registered 21 vehicles.
Five members of the Rod Knockers Club of Marion, Ohio made the drive from Marion to attend the show.
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.
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.