You can imagine my surprise on Friday morning at seeing salt solution or brine all over the roads in my area.
There was no way to avoid the stuff traveling east and south bound from my house. By 10 AM Friday morning every street in my parent's neighborhood had been sprayed with the stuff.
I'm still trying to understand why the roads needed to be treated in the first place. The long term forecast didn't call for any snow. There was a slight chance of showers Saturday evening. Were local officials afraid the rain would freeze on the roads? Temperatures were predicted to be in the upper 40s at the time. And even if the temperatures did drop close to freezing, the ground and roads are still warm enough to prevent any ice from forming.
Since I couldn't get out of the area without encountering the salt, I made the decision to keep my Camaro in the garage this weekend. What a bummer!
Despite the inclement weather on Sunday, the 1st Annual Halloween Spooktacular Car show took place at The Pointe Sports Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.
Our good friends, Jeff and Pam Shankle, drove all the way from Milford Center to the east side of Columbus to participate in the show. They were joined by 29 other "hardy" souls or crazies, however you want to look at it.
I was planning to go, but rain starting falling at my house around 10:30 AM and the weather radar map didn't look very promising for the afternoon.
The restaurant presented awards to the "Top 25", Best MOPAR, Best Chevy, Best Ford, Best Truck, Best Bike, and Best Costume. The Zenith Custom's pick (aka Best of Show) received a hand-made, custom trophy.
Here are the show's "Special" award winners:
Zenith Custom's Pick
Although I didn't confirm it, the Columbus Camaros and American Legion Southway Post 144 Trunk or Treat events appear to have both been canceled because of the weather. The events were removed from their respective Facebook pages on Saturday afternoon.
I've got no info on Central Ohio Coffee cruise. With as bad as the weather was on Saturday, I can't imagine there were many participants.
That's it for this week. There probably won't be much of a report next week. I only know of two events for this coming weekend and both are on Saturday. I'll be at the OSU football game so it will be two weekends in a row of no car shows for me.