Here are the Central Ohio events I've found for this last weekend in May.
Even though it's still listed on Old Ride, I can confirm the Cruising To The Point Show Presented by Auto Smarts Radio has been canceled. The same goes for the S.A.L Spring Fling and Bike Rally in Lancaster.
If this past weekend is an omen for how the rest of the season is going to go, I strongly recommend checking back here often. There were events canceled right before and during the weekend. There were events that changed dates then changed back again, and there were events announced with less than 24 hours notice. By Memorial day my head was spinning trying to keep up with all the changes.
News and Notes:
The 2020 London Strawberry Festival was officially canceled last Thursday. The annual Cobra show that coincides with the festival was canceled a few weeks earlier. The fate of the Strawberry Festival Car and Motorcycle show is still up in the air. As of now, the plan is to still have the show although the location may change. Stay tuned for more info.
In a sign the season may be returning to some level of normality, four events were announced over the weekend. These include:
Here's the list of car events for this weekend in Central Ohio.
I reached out to the Mid Ohio and C-Town Cruisers regarding the status of their events. I haven't heard anything back from either club as of this posting. I did hear it from a friend who heard from another friend that the Mid Ohio Cruisers were planning to have another cruise this month instead of a show. I don't have any info on the cruise other then it will take place Saturday evening (Click the Mid Ohio Cruisers link below for cruise info).
UPDATE: The C-Town Cruiser events for this weekend have been canceled.
I contacted the folks at Geer Gas on Monday. Their show is still on for Saturday but it will be a food drive car show. They are sending me a new flyer on Tuesday. UPDATE:The Geer Gas show has been rescheduled to May 23.
UPDATE: I did get confirmation that the Knox Cars & Coffee Season Opener has been canceled. The Marysville Car Meet has been postponed until May 9th.
I promised to start the weekly Upcoming Events posts in April and I am a man of my word.
As you can see, a number of events scheduled for this weekend have been canceled or postponed as a result of the Coronavirus lockdown. I have reached out to the Knox Cars & Coffee and the Marysville Car Meet folks to confirm the status of their events. As of this writing, I have not heard back from either group. If you have any information about these meets, please post the info in the comments section.
If you do decide to venture out to either event (assuming they're still on), please use common sense and keep the recommended distance from other people.
Check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page for a list of future events that will hopefully take place once the spread of the virus slows and social distancing guidelines are relaxed.
If you've got a good case of cabin fever or are just itching for a car show, Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts will be holding their first show of the season this Friday (March 13, 2020).
The show will take place at the Advanced Auto Parts store at 1005 Delaware Avenue (Rt 36) in Marysville, Ohio. Registration is from 5:30 to 7:00 PM with awards presented between 7:30 and 8:00 PM. Registration is Free! All proceeds from door prize sales and 50/50 raffle go to support local charities.
The weather forecast calls for rain in the morning but it should be out of the area by the start of the show. Temperatures look to be considerably warmer than they were for the last Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts show last November. I'm told the wheelbarrow fire pit is still available if needed.
Any questions regarding the show, please contact Jeff Shankle (614-679-2287).
The Mid Ohio Cruisers will kick off the 2020 Central Ohio car show season this coming Saturday, January 18, 2020, with their annual Snowball Cruise.
The Cruise hours will be from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Burger King restaurant located at 1044 Delaware Avenue in Marysville, Ohio.
As in past years, the club will present three Snowball awards to their favorite vehicles that risk the bad weather and salty roads to attend the show. There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
Come join the fun this Saturday and hang out with friends you haven't seen since the last car show season.
An old wheelbarrow became a makeshift fire pit Friday evening to keep the 17 car and truck owners that turned out for the final Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts car show in Marysville, Ohio from freezing to death.
By the end of the show, temperatures had fallen into the mid to low 20's. Thank goodness there wasn't much wind or the evening would have been really brutal.
For this final show of the season, six awards were presented.
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.
My big debate on Saturday was whether or not to drive to Marysville, Ohio for the last Cruise-in with King in 2019 or stay closer to home and maybe see some different cars at the first-ever Rock & Rhythm Auto Show held at Eldorados Food and Spirits.
Since I had already attended four Cruise-in with the King this year, staying closer to home won the debate.
As far as seeing some different cars, be careful what you wish for. No question the Rock & Rythm show didn't disappoint in that regard. I can honestly say I saw my first Maliglu.
Not all the cars were quite as unique. There were some traditional-looking cars out of the 18 that registered.