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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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The awards presentation at Saturday's Vettes, Rods & Classics show at Creekside in Gahanna, Ohio took a surprising twist when my Camaro was announced as the Best in Class winner for C7 Corvettes 2017 - 2019.

While my car and C7 Corvette Z06 do share the same engine, I doubt many would get the two cars confused.

I suspect my car was accidentally entered into the computer as a Corvette during registration. Someone saw the "Z" on my registration card and thought Corvette Z06 instead of Camaro ZL1.

Anyway, the Capital City Corvette Club handled the error with grace and presented my car with an Award of Excellence plaque. I just feel bad that someone with a very nice 2017-2019 C7 Corvette didn't receive an award.

Aside from the award mix-up, the 5th Annual Vettes, Rods, and Classics show continued to carry on the tradition as one of the best car shows in Central Ohio.

This year the Capital City Corvette Club got the city of Gahanna to agree to close the streets in the Creekside district an hour early - 11 AM instead of 12 Noon. The hour change appears to have made the initial rush of vehicles into the show area a lot smoother than it had been in previous years. I overheard two participants discussing how smooth the parking was this year. I arrived around 11:30 AM and lucked into a "Premo" parking spot at the corner of Mill Street and Ogden Aly.

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After one of the hottest weekends on record, a cool front finally pushed through last Monday bringing more seasonable temperatures and less humidity. The net result of the weather change was some nice attendance numbers this week at the local cruise-ins

Tuesday Night Cruise-In at the Hilton Polaris

After a slow start, the Tuesday Night Cruise-In at the Hilton Polaris had over 70 cars show up.

The mode of operation for this cruise-ins seems to be for everyone to show up after 6:30 PM. Prior to 6:30 there were maybe 4-5 cars in the parking lot. I think rush hour traffic has something to do with the late start.

Here are some of the cars that made it out to the cruise-in:

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Despite moving my father from skilled nursing to assisted living and the hottest weather so far this year, I managed to somehow attend four events this week and was a spectator at a fifth.

Goodguys PPG Nationals All American Sunday

I started the week at the Goodguys PPG Nationals All American Sunday. This event has been on my radar for the past several years. I've always had a reasonable excuse not to attend until this year.

For those that may not know, Goodguys All American Sunday is open to ALL YEARS of American made and powered automobiles. Owning a late model car this was obviously my only option to participate in the Goodguys event.

Being a first-time participant, I wasn't sure what to expect. I spoke with several people prior to Sunday and consensus was to arrive no later than 8 AM. I went a step further and got there before 7:30 AM. Knowing what I know now, I could have arrived by 9 AM and been fine.

I exited I-71 at 17th avenue. The lanes for entry of show cars into the event and for registration were well marked. Non-member cost to register for the day was $40. I got talked into joining Goodguys as a Silver member for an additional $5. As a Silver member, I can pre-register next year at a discount.

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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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