Here are the Central Ohio car events for the last full week of July. Hard to believe we're halfway through the season.
Just a reminder to check back here often as this list will most certainly change as we move through the week.
News and Notes:
Of course the big news last week was the cancellation of the Arthritis Foundation Classic Car Show and Cruise-In that was scheduled for August 20-22 in Dublin, Ohio. A few more significant shows also ended up on the chopping block thanks to the Governor's mass gathering orders. These included the Annual Buckeye Ranch Car Show in Ashville, The Cruisin with the Cops Car Show in downtown Bucyrus, The Charitable Open Car Show in Sunbury, and the Dublin Am Rotary Classic Car Show scheduled for September 6 in Dublin, Ohio.
Despite the cancelations, there were a few additional shows announced last week. The biggest of these being the USA Days Car Show in Centerburg, Ohio scheduled for September 13.
To view the most up-to-date list of future and ongoing Central Ohio car events, log on to the Save the Dates for 2020 page.
Here is this week's Central Ohio car events. There's a nice choice of events on tap for Saturday.
News and Notes:
BREAKING NEWS: The Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In scheduled for August 20 -22 in Dublin, Ohio has been canceled. Read the details from Kevin Gadd.
I stopped by the Empty Pockets Good Time Cruise-In for a couple of hours on Saturday. I counted about 50 cars in attendance while I was there. The cruise-in provided a nice opportunity to touch base with some friends I hadn't seen since last fall. The Hilliard Memorial VFW provided food and drink to anyone interested in purchasing refreshments. It turned out to be great way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon.
The most intriguing vehicle at the cruise-in was this 4th generation Camaro convertible with a '69 front and rear end. The car was purchased at a Mecum auction
Der Dutchman was down about 100 cars from the previous two weeks because of the weather.
Ron Griffith (1950 Ford F1 pickup), Dan Fannin (1971 Chevy Chevelle), and Ron Graham (1974 Pontiac GTO) picked up awards at the July Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts show.
The Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride Other Guys Car Show at Massey's Pizza in Heath, Ohio registered 117 cars on Sunday. Tom Stewart's orange Chevy pickup took the Best of Show award.
From what I hear, the AD Farrow/Rabid Customs Rods and Handle Bars Show in Sunbury, Ohio on Saturday evening had a packed house. Lots of cars and lots of bikes turned out for the event.
There weren't many changes this week to the Save the Dates for 2020 page. It still remains the most comprehensive list of future Central Ohio car events so check it out when you have a chance.
Here are the Central Ohio events for the second week of July. The extended forecast calls for "steamy hot" temperatures so keep yourself well hydrated if you participate in any events.
News and Notes:
I didn't go to any events this week. With the rise in Covid-19 cases, I decided to do some social distancing. I also had another very good excuse. After more than three months trying to adopt a puppy, my wife and I finally added a furry member to our family. Meet Sierra. She pretty much consumed most of my weekend.
Goodguys was supposed to be in town this week, but as everyone knows, the event was canceled. Not all is lost, however. Some businesses and clubs have decided to take up the slack left behind by the Goodguys' cancellation. The Empty Pocket Cruisers are hosting a cruise-in at the Hilliard Memorial VFW Post 4931 both Friday and Saturday from noon to 5 PM. And Zenith Kustoms is organizing a Busch Boulevard cruise Friday evening.
The only cancellation notification this week was the Mechanicsburg First Responders Show scheduled for the first weekend of September. As I reported last week, ThePepsi Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride announced their shows for the remainder of the season (PLEASE NOTE: The schedule was revised this week). For the most complete list of future Central Ohio shows and cruise-in, logon to the Save the Dates for 2020 page.