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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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The "Big Dog" in town this week is the 22nd Annual Goodguys PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

For those not interested or able to attend Goodguys, there are still plenty of smaller shows in the area to pick from.

A few more events have been added to the Save the Dates Part Two page this week. Most notable are the Aladdin Shrine and Blackwing Shows.

One thing to note is the date change for the Discover Church Cruis'in' for a Cause show. The original set of flyers has the date as September 15. The date has been changed to September 22 because a number of church members are unavailable on the 15th.

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The Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain, Ohio held its first ever Coffee + Donut cruise-in Saturday morning. The event turned out to be a big success with 69 registered vehicles. Twelve were first time participants. Not bad considering the other shows in the area going on simultaneously.

For a little change of pace, the coffee and donuts were served out of the barn. The cost was $1 for a donut and $1 for a cup of coffee.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the coffee and pastries.

The cars parked in the field adjacent to the barn rather than the usual Thursday evening cruise-in spot.

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The big event this week will be the 37th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In in Dublin, Ohio. There are still plenty of events in the area for those of us not going to the Arthritis show.

Der Dutchman in Plain City, Ohio will be holding its first Coffee and Donut Cruise-In Saturday morning. There will be special pricing on donuts at the Cruise-In. I can taste the long johns already.

Another dozen shows have been added to the Save the Dates Part Two page this week. July and August are "jam packed" with events to mark on your calendar.

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Here's this week's list of Central Ohio events.

I don't normally list events north of Marion, Ohio, however, there are two shows on Saturday in Bucyrus that I know are of interest to folks living in the northern part of the readership area. The same is true for the Corvettes at Roscoe Village. The Newark area is generally my cut-off on the east. Last year I received several requests to list the Roscoe Village event so I'm listing it again this year.

While you're at it, check out the Save the Dates Part Two for a complete list of upcoming shows for the rest of the season.

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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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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.

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Here's the list of events for this coming Memorial Day weekend. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

With all these weekday cruise-ins on the schedule from now through September, each week's Upcoming Events list will start on Wednesday and end on Tuesday.

For a comprehensive list of future Central Ohio events, check out the Save the Dates Part Two page. It will let you plan your entire summer and fall schedule of shows and cruise-ins.

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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.

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Over 200 people attended the annual Der Dutchman cruise-in banquet on Thursday evening.

The banquet is the restaurant's way to says thanks to everyone that participated in the cruise-in throughout the summer. It also gives everyone a chance to get together one more time before the cars are put away and the season officially comes to an end.

Wayne Nisly, cruise-in manager, was the master of ceremonies for the evening.

Everyone that brought a car to at least one cruise-in received a nice plaque from Wayne and the restaurant in appreciation for reaching the attendance goal of 200 cars.  That occurred on September 20th when the cruise-in registered 253 vehicles! It was quite an evening.

The evening came to close with the cruisers presenting Wayne, his wife, Luella, and Victor, assistant manager at the restaurant, gifts in appreciation for all the work they did to make each cruise-in a success.

The Der Dutchman cruise-in grew by leaps and bounds this year.  It will be a tall order to top that success going forward.  Wayne, always thinking big,  has set a goal of 300 cars for next year. There's also discussion of having one Saturday morning coffee and donuts cruise-in.   2019 is already shaping up to be another great season.  Can't wait....