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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Light sprinkles kept attendance down on Thursday. The total number of cars reached 120 cars by the end of the cruise-in. A lot of those cars came after 6 PM when the threat of rain subsided. Six of those cars were first-timers.

Only three more Thursday evening cruise-ins left in the season. This Saturday morning will be the annual Coffee and Donut Cruise-In. If you haven't had a chance to make it out this year, time is running out.

Creative Auto Sales/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show:

Creative Auto Sales and the Advanced Auto Parts store in Marysville, Ohio held their September car show on Friday evening.

The show registered 25 cars and raised over $100 for the local food pantries.

This month four cars received "Favorite" trophies. Three were selected by the manager of the Advanced Auto Parts store and one was selected by Jeff Shankle's grandson, MJ.

MJ's pick went to Ben LaWarre and his 1950 Chevy Truck.

The manager's "Favorite" picks were Chris and Ange Z. with a 1969 Ford Mustang, Jeff Guyer and his 1963 Ford Galaxie 500, and Nicholas Mathews with a 2016 Dodge Charger SRT.

Bud "Pockets" Carter Memorial Car Show:

Relatives of Richard "Bud, Pockets" Carter hosted a memorial car show in his honor on Saturday at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio.

Bud, who passed away last November, was a lifelong "car guy". He was a member of Goodguys and the NSRA. He was a regular at the Der Dutchman Cruise-Ins on Thursdays.

The show in Bud's memory registered 62 cars. Everyone who registered a vehicle received a door prize ticket. There was also a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Awards included 20 "Favorite" trophies plus trophies for Best Rat Rod, "Piston Man", Best Interior, Best Paint, and Best of Show. The Best Rat Rod and Piston Man trophies were handmade from car parts and tools.

Here are the "Special" Award winners:

The Best of Show went to Scott Varney and his recently completed Oldsmobile Super 88.

Springdale Baptist Church Hot Rods and Hot Food:

Springdale Baptist Church in Marysville, Ohio hosted its annual Hot Rods and Hot Food cruise-in on Saturday evening.

Approximately 20 cars stopped by during the evening. Hot dogs, chips, and water were available for a small donation.

It was a pleasant low-key evening relaxing with friends and talking cars. You need those kinds of car events now and again.

Empty Pockets Patriot Day Car Show:

The Empty Pockets Cruisers Car Club hosted its Patriot Day car show on Saturday.

There were about 60 cars in attendance.

The DJ's Choice went to the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T (General Lee) owned by Josh Wilkerson.

The Best of Show pick went to Kenny Hugues and his 1978 Lincoln Continental.

Hocking Township Firefighters Association Car Show:

With the help of the Lancaster Car Scene (LCS), the Hocking Township Firefighters Association hosted a car show at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio. The show had 60 cars in attendance on Saturday.

The Old Goats Car Club received the Top Club Award. The club members also took home a good bit of hardware.

Mark Robinette and his 1972 Chevy Chevelle SS took home the Best of Show honors.

Marysville Walmart Car Show:

The Walmart in Marysville, Ohio hosted its 10th Annual Car Show on Saturday evening.

All proceeds from the show went to the Union County Military Family Support Group (www.ucmfsg.com).

Sixty-five cars attended the show.

Steve and Carol Atwell's 1928 Ford Model A 2dr Sedan received the Manager's Choice Award (aka Best of Show). The Award also included a 50-inch flat-screen television.

The Capital City Church Classic Car/Bike Show and Fish Fry:

The Capital City Church in Lockbourne, Ohio held its 6th Annual Classic Car/Bike Show and Fish Fry On Saturday.

There were sixty entries.

Judging was done using a points system. Here is the sample judging sheet.

Awards were presented to the "Favorite 25" along with several "Special" Awards.

Best Bike went to Randy Armentrout with a 2017 Harley Davidson.

Don Kirk's 1970 Chevy Nova received the Pastor's Choice. Don is 90 years old and still "rowing gears"!

Carol Benson and Her 1963 Chevy C10 pickup was selected Runner-up Best of Show.

The Best of Show honors went to Craig Grunkenmeyer and his 1967 Corvette convertible.

Lite the Night Car Show:

The Lite the Nite Car Show took place on Saturday in downtown Newark, Ohio. The show has been a tradition in Newark for 38 years.

The event is organized by the family of the late Jim Matheny and the Newark Rodders Car Club. Proceeds from the show help support the lighting of the Licking County Court House during the holidays.

Four-foot and six-foot trophies are awarded to the most popular vehicles on display. Sponsors of the trophies assist with the judging.

This year the event registered 540 cars with 40 more cars participating that did not register. There were 30 four-foot and 40 six-foot trophies awarded at the end of the show.

Our good friend, Dale Pearce, and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received one of the six-foot trophies.

Corvette Gathering:

The Alliance of Ohio Corvette Clubs held its 18th Annual Corvette Gathering in downtown Lancaster, Ohio on Sunday.

The event is one giant cruise-in for Corvettes. Everyone received a commemorative plaque and door prize ticket with their $15 registration fee.

There was also a silent auction and hourly 50/50 raffles. Vendors of parts, accessories, and services were also present.

With the weather on Sunday just about ideal, the Gathering registered 420 Corvettes.

Here's a little slide show from the Corvette Gathering. It was almost as fun checking out the vanity license plates as it is seeing all the Corvettes.

The Point on Main Street Patriot Day Car Show:

Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruises were once again at The Point on Main Street hosting their monthly show at the Sports Bar and Grill in Columbus, Ohio. This month the show was in honor of Patriot Day recognizing those who had lost their lives on 9/11.

There were 56 cars in attendance on Sunday.

Jeff Ward's 2002 Chevy S-10 Lowrider received the Most Patriotic award. Jeff also won the 50/50 raffle.

The Best of Show award went to Bart and Stephanie Triplett and their 2018 Ram 1500 Sport R/T with a supercharged Hell Cat engine.

Old Goats members took home some of the "Top 30" awards.

Crossroads Events Saturday and Sunday Car Shows:

The Crossroads Event team hosted two shows this past weekend. On Saturday, the team was at Deer Creek State Park. They were back in Lewis Center on Sunday for the monthly show at the Wings and Rings restaurant.

Dave Muller and his 1960 Rambler Classic received the Best of Show honors at the Deer Creek State Park show.

The "Spotlight" car for the Wings and Rings show was all Pontiac vehicles. GM and Pontiac expert, Steve Schaeffer, helped pick the Spotlight car.

Steve Wallace's 1976 Pontiac Trans Am took home the Spotlight Award.

The Larry Bickers Daily Driver Award went to the 1968 Chevy II/Nova of Ben Shirley.

David Elliot's 1957 Chevy Bel Air was picked Best of Show.

Steve Schaffer received a Special Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of dedication and service to the Central Ohio car community. Thank you, Steve!

All Ohio Ford Show:

The last show to report on this week is the 13th Annual All-Ohio Ford Show. Hosted by the United Ford Owners (UFO) Car Club, It took place on Sunday in Plain City, Ohio at Pastime Park.

There were 72 Fords in attendance.

Every car that wanted to be judged had to drive through a designated judging area where seven judges looked over each car. I don't know about you, but I like the idea of a judging area. No one can complain that the judges didn't look at your car.

Our good friend, Arch Mayer, and his Saleen Mustang received a Top Three pick and went home with a nice three-foot trophy.


That's it for this week's News and Notes.

A big thanks to the following people for sending photos and info about this past week's events:

  • Jeff Shankle
  • Dale Pearce
  • Arch Mayer
  • Chad Herrick
  • Frank Russel
  • Craig Grunkemeyer
  • Kenny G

I hope everyone has a good week! Stay safe. Look for a new list of Central Ohio car events and a News and Notes report next Monday.

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2006 Chevy 2500 Pickup - Owner: Cindy Howard

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NEWS AND NOTES

I'm starting off this week's News and Notes with a "Better Late than Never" entry.

Last Sunday Brett Gearhart was kind enough to send me information on the Battle of the Brands Car Show that took place on Saturday (July 29) in Sunbury, Ohio. Unfortunately, I didn't see Brett's email until Wednesday so it missed last week's News and Notes. Oops!

Without further ado, here's the scoop on the show.

There were a total of 109 cars registered. Brett Gearhart's 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS received the Best of Show award.

Congrats to Brett and mea culpa for not seeing his email on Sunday.

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Attendance jumped back into the three hundred (303 to be exact) this past Thursday at the Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio.

The rocking chair and die-cast cars Wayne received as birthday gifts last week were on display in the barn.

Downtown Delaware First Friday Cruise-In:

Twenty-nine cars participated in the First Friday Cruise-In in downtown Delaware, Ohio on Friday evening.

The highlight of the cruise-in was a rare sighting of Dan Varner's 1991 Camaro Z/28 1LE with only 4800 miles on the odometer. In my opinion, it's one of the best if not THE best car in Dan's "Survivor" collection.

Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In:

The Delaware, Ohio branch of the Richwood Bank hosted its monthly Coffee and Cars Cruise-in on Saturday morning. There were 30-plus cars in attendance.

The volunteers working the coffee bar inside the bank offered a treat called a "Buckeye" to everyone who brought a car. I have no idea what was in the treat. The concoction definitely had peanut butter and chocolate in it. Whatever the ingredients, it tasted awfully darn good!

At the end of the cruise-in, the bank raffled off four door prizes. The top prize was a bucket of car care products along with a fifth of Henry McKenna's bourbon whiskey. The winner cannot only clean their vehicle but have a good time doing it.

Vettes, Rods, & Classics Charity Car Show:

The Capital City Corvette Club hosted its 21st Annual Vettes, Rods, & Classics car show on Saturday. The show is always held on the first Saturday in August unless rained out. The location is the Creekside district in Gahanna, Ohio, a wonderful venue for a car show.

All proceeds from the show go to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Live entertainment was once again provided by the band Reelin' in the Years.

The club presented more than 80 awards at the end of the show. The unique thing about Vettes, Rods, and Classics is awards are presented for both the Rods/Classics and the Corvettes. There was an assortment of "Specialty" awards and Best of Show winners for each category.

This year the show registered a total of 247 cars.

Here is the list of "Specialty" Award winners:

The Best of Show for the Rods & Classics went to Antoine Davis and his 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The 1963 split-window Chevy Corvette belonging to Melody Thomas took home the Best of Show honors for the Vettes.

Here's a sampling of cars that participated in the Vettes, Rods, & Classics Charity Car Show:

Vineyard East Car, Truck, and Bike Show:

The Crossroads Events team was in Pickerington, Ohio on Saturday hosting the Vineyard Columbus East Campus Car, Truck, and Bike Show.

Thirty-five awards were presented at the end of the show.

The Larry Bickers Daily Driver Award went to Bob Salters with a 2014 Chevy Camaro LS2.

The "Spotlight" car of the show was a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am belonging to David Grove.

Bill McCulloch and his 1937 International D-2 pickup took home the Best of Show award.

Commercial Point Karting Classic Car, Truck, Jeep & Bike Show:

The 6th Annual Commercial Point Karting Classic Car, Truck, Jeep, & Bike Show took place Saturday evening in downtown Commercial Point, Ohio.

Issues with insurance eliminated the Go Kart racing through the streets of Commercial Point this year. There was, however, a free concert from the band McGuffey Lane.

The show registered 126 vehicles. Awards were presented after the McGuffey Lane concert which ended around 9 PM.

Chad Herrick's 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 received a "Premium Choice" award.

Dave and Jackie Hiles' 1962 Dodge D100 pickup received the Best Truck award. Kenny G's 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat received one of the three 2001 to Present awards.

The Best of Show award went to Ron Leibrock and his 1969 Restomod Camaro SS.

The Point on Main Bar & Grill Car Show:

Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers were at the Point on Main Street Bar & Grill on Sunday hosting its August show.

Mark Mitchell organized a get-together of members from the ssrFanatic.com forum for Sunday's show. In all, 19 members showed up with their Chevy SSR. Some traveled from as far as Tennessee and Pennsylvania to attend.

The threat of rain didn't deter 81 cars from registering. Awards were presented to the "Top 30" plus a Ladies Choice, Rat Rod/Mopo (most potential), and Best of Show.

Jeanne Whitling and her 2015 RHD Jeep Wrangler (aka Cookie Monster) received the Ladies Choice Award. Jeanne drove her Jeep all the way from Pennsylvania to participate in the show. The C-Town Cruisers seem to be getting quite the national attention.

The Best Rat Rod/Mopo award went to the 1974 Chevy Camaro Z/28 belonging to Blake Lipkey.

Eddie Smith's 1974 Plymouth Road Runner received the Best of Show honors.

Eldorado's Food & Spirits Car, Truck, & Bike Show:

Frank Russell and the Crossroads Events team literally traveled across town on Sunday to host the monthly car show at Eldorado's Food & Spirits located at the corner of Morse Road and High Street.

The Crossroads team presented 30 awards.

The Larry Bickers Daily Driver award went to Shannon Williams and his 1956 Buick Super all original.

The show's "Spotlight" car was the 2020 Ford Mustang GT belonging to Anthony Green.

Best of Show honors went to Sophie Patch and her 1929 Ford Model A. Sophie also received the Mayor's Choice award at the Vettes, Rods, & Classics Charity Car Show the day before.

Other Area Shows:

  • On Friday evening the Hosanna Lutheran Church in Pataskala, Ohio registered just under 100 cars for its annual car show. Jesse Bickell with a 1947 DeSoto received the Best of Show award.
  • The Rhythm & Rib Fest Cruise-In in downtown London, Ohio on Saturday evening had about 75 cars in attendance.

  • On Sunday, Dick "Hot Dog" Ryman was back at the Heart of Ohio Antique Center in Springfield, Ohio spinning the tunes and passing out wooden nickels at its monthly cruise-in. There were just under 60 cars in attendance.

That's all I have for this week. A big thanks to the following folks for sending photos and info about this past week's events:

  • Jeff Shankle
  • Chad Herrick
  • Frank Russell

I hope everyone has a good week! I'll see you again next week with a new report.

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1969 Plymouth Road Runner - Owner: Jason McKendrick

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Despite the poor air quality caused by the Canadian wildfires, the weekly cruise-in at the Der Dutchman restaurant in Plain City, Ohio still drew 280 cars this past Thursday.

Auto Smarts Cruise & Ride at PCC Transportation:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio team were in Circleville, Ohio on Saturday hosting a car and bike show at PCC Transportation.

Rain showers throughout much of the show caused an early end. The show registered 41 cars rain and all.

The Honor Flight Pick went to Chad Herrick and his 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392.

Rhonda Taylor's 1967 Ford Mustang GT 500 "Eleanor" Edition received the Best of Show honors.

Street Elite Corvette Club Open Car Show:

The Street Elite Corvette Club hosted its annual "open" car show at Foundation Park in Pataskala, Ohio on Saturday.

The show registered 65 cars and managed to stay relatively dry for the entire event.

Dale Pearce's 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received the Chief of Police's Choice award.

The Best of Show award for classic cars went to Greg Spangler and his 1987 Buick Regal Grand National.

Mick Proxmire's 2002 Corvette received the Best of Show for Corvettes.

Crossroads Car, Truck, & Bike Show at Eldorado's Food & Spirits:

Frank Russell and the Crossroads Events team were in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday hosting the monthly car show at Eldorado's Food & Spirits.

The rain that had been predicted to arrive mid-afternoon never materialized. Everyone and every car stayed high and dry throughout the entire show.

The following are the top Eldorado's Food & Spirits picks for this month:

The owner of Eldorado's Food & Spirits selected the Best of Show winner. Her pick this month went to the 1961 Volkswagon Beetle of Mark Garrett.

The Point on Main Independence Day Car Show:

Another show that the rain skipped on Sunday was the Independence Day Car Show at the Point on Main Sports Bar and Grill.

Hosted by Shaun "Big Dawg" Saunders and the C-Town Cruisers, the show registered 63 cars. The Best of Show went to Mark Evans with a 1969 Chevy Camaro.

Junction City Independence Day Car Show:

Junction City, Ohio held its 24th annual Independence Day car show on Sunday. Wet roads in the morning kept some cruisers at home. The show ended up registering 40 cars.

Our good friends, Anthony Musick, and Dale Pearce, received Best Mopar and Best Truck awards respectively.

The Best of Show award went to Melody Thomas and her 1963 Split-Window Corvette.

I'm going to end this week's News and Notes with a slideshow I put together from the photos Jeff Shankle took at three cruise-in/meet-ups this past weekend. The three were Honda Marysville Motorsports Car & Bike Night, Columbus Cars & Coffee at The City Apartments, and Marysville Motors Monthly Meet-up at Ramsey's Pizza and Pub.


Here is this week's News and Notes contributors:

  • Jeff Shankle
  • Chad Herrick
  • Anthony Musick
  • Dale Pearce
  • Phil Monroe
  • Mark Mitchell

A big thanks to every one of them for their help.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July. God Bless America!

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1960 Chevy 2-Door Biscayne - Owners: David & Sharon Wray

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Thanks to the warm temperatures attendance was down a little this week at 297 cars.

The weekly cruise-in at the restaurant in Plain City, Ohio has become so popular even the police are attending.

Also in attendance this week was the first mid-engine Corvette with a Lingenfelter Supercharger Package. This package takes the LT2 engine in the C8 Corvette from 495 HP up to 700 HP.

Two other cars really stood out at this week's cruise-in. Bryan Mauger's 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo and a deep red second-generation Corvette convertible. Both cars were every bit worthy of Best of Show status.

There will be a celebration of life for Wayne's late wife, Luella, this Thursday, June 8. The long-range forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 70s. Wayne would love to see 500 cars attend.

Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars:

Between 30 and 40 cars turned out Saturday morning for the Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In in Delaware, Ohio.

Participants could enjoy a free cup of coffee or latte from the coffee shop inside the bank. A donuts and coffee truck was set up in the parking lot for those wishing a little more than coffee.

The cruise-in ended with a door prize raffle. The top prize was a bucket of car cleaning products and a fifth of Old Forester Bourbon.

Bryan Lewis Memorial Car Show:

Carz and Causez hosted its first-ever car show on Saturday at the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio. The show was in honor of Bryan Lewis, a member of the Empty Pockets Car Club, who passed away in 2021.

Despite the very warm temperatures, the event registered 154 cars. Food and refreshments were available from the Corn Dog Castle food truck. DJ Ronnie Wineka spun the toons during the afternoon. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Learning 4 Life Farm.

Awards were presented to the "Favorite 45" cars along with DJ's Choice, Sponsor's Choice (Vienna Door Company), Church's Choice, Charity's Choice, and the Bryan Lewis Memorial Award.

Here are the "Choice" winners:

The Bryan Lewis Memorial Award was presented to Derek Hayes and his 1983 Zimmer Gold Spirit.

Here are some of the "Favorite 45" from the show:

It turned out to be a pretty good day for some of the members of the Rusty Lug Nutz Facebook Group.

Left to right: Dr. Ron Rogers, Cindy Rogers, Dale Pearce, and William Brown

Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride at Grove City Baptist Church:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio Crew hosted their second car show of the season at the Grove City Baptist Church Saturday afternoon.

The show registered 120 cars. A line of thunder showers moved through the area around 5 PM soaking everyone and everything. The rain moved out allowing Boots to hand out the awards early. Unfortunately, the Best of Show winner, Chip Cooper, and his 1968 Camaro left the show early so he didn't receive the trophy.

Here's a little slideshow of some of the cars from the show before and after the rain.

Trisha's Rescue Car and Bike Show:

The Newark Eagles Club in Newark, Ohio was the site of Trisha's Rescue Car and Bike Show on Sunday.

Proceeds from the show hosted by Trisha Wilson go to rescue, spay, and neuter stray dogs and cats.

With slightly cooler temperatures on Sunday than on Saturday, the show registered 103 cars.

There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Everyone who registered a car got a door prize ticket.

Bounce houses were set up for the kids to have some fun.

The show presented awards to the "Top 30". In addition, there were awards for Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Truck, Best Bike, Best Import, and Trisha's Pick.

Here are the Best Of winners:

Greg Everingham took home Trisha's Pick with his 1954 Cadillac Series 62.

Other Area Shows:

  • Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers hosted a show at The Point On Main Street Sports Bar and Grill on Sunday. The show registered 68 cars. The Best of Show honors went to Ted Tickle and his 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7.

  • There were 85 cars in attendance Saturday evening at the Rod Knockers monthly show at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio. Here are a few of the cars that attended the show.
  • Although technically not an area show, our good friend, Chris Kraner, participated in the Ford Nationals at Carlisle, Pennsylvania with his Torino this weekend. There were approximately 4000 cars in attendance.

That's it for this week's report. As I mentioned, next week, especially Saturday, has a ton of events. I'll try to report on as many shows as possible.

I want to thank Dale Pearce, Dave Bratton, Anthony Musick, Jeff Shankle, Chad Herrick, and Chris Kraner for contributing to this week's report.

I hope everyone has a good week.

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1946 Chevy Pickup - Owner: Kevin Marshall

Let me start by expressing my appreciation to those who were concerned about my well-being because there wasn't a post last week. I'm happy to report I'm doing just fine.

There were only two events the previous weekend and three events this past weekend so it made sense to combine both weekends into one report.

Let's start with the weekend of November 5th and 6th.

Miller's Swap Meet & Car Show

The Miller's Swap Meet & Car Show is a twice-a-year event (March and November) at the Ross County Fairgrounds in Chillicothe, Ohio. The March swap meet is generally scheduled for the second Saturday of the month while the November swap meet is generally the first Saturday.

Despite some gusty winds, over 200 cars participated in the car show portion of this year's November swap meet.

Awards were presented to the Top 25, the Top 10 for 1988 and newer, plus 14 "Special Category" awards such as Best GM, Best Ford, Best Truck, Best of Show, etc.

Dale Pearce's 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received one of the two Sponsor's awards.

The Best Sedan/Wagon award went to Jeff Shankle's 1972 Buick Sport Wagon.

Cadillac Mac's 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 received the Best of Show honors.

Final 2022 Point on Main Car Show

On Sunday, November 6, Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers hosted what turned out to be their final car show of the season.

With temperatures pushing into the 70s, the show registered 101 cars. Awards were presented to the "Favorite" 36, along with a Ladies Choice, MOPO (Most Potential)/Rat Rod), Champions Award, and Best of Show.

Brian Z. who has been friends with Shaun for 8-9 years and always brings him something for his truck received a special appreciation award. You may recognize Brian from his red Ford Falcon. That's Brian's head sticking up above the roof of his car.

Here are the "Special Category" award winners:

The Ladies Choice award went to Dan Varner with a 1963 1/2 Mercury Marauder Fastback.

Shon Knudsen's 1979 Chevrolet Malibu Wagon received the MOPO/Rat Rod Award.

The 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 belonging to Cadillac Mac took the Champions Award.

And finally, Best of Show honors went to Craig Grunkemeyer and his 1967 Chevy Corvette convertible.

To see more from the final 2022 Point on Main Car Show, CLICK HERE.

November 11 and 12

The weather finally started to behave like it was November. The rain from the remnants of hurricane Nicole canceled the C-Town Cruisers Veterans Day car show on Friday.

It stopped raining long enough to keep those attending the final Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts show relatively dry. A new wheelbarrow fire pit was placed into service to take some of the November chill out.

A few folks braved the wet conditions and brought their show cars. Everyone else showed up in their daily driver. Jeff Tolley drove his Biscayne all the way from Pickerington to Marysville.

Rick Jones received the Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts "Cruiser of the Year" award. Rick and his dog attended all nine shows this year.

Tim Inscho was the Runner-up "Cruiser of the Year". Tim made it to all but two shows.

I think everyone in attendance wished the weather would have been a little better but we all agreed hanging out with friends for a few more hours was a nice way to finish the 2022 car show season.

As you can imagine, the turnout for the car show portion of the November Springfield Swap Meet and Car Show was rather small thanks to the snow and cold temperatures.

That's it for News and Notes from the last two weekends. Next week I will post a recap of the entire 2022 season along with my favorite cars, shows, and cruise-ins so stay tuned for that.

A big thanks to Jeff Shankle for sharing his photos for this report.


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1963 Ford Falcon - Owner: Brian Z.

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NEWS AND NOTES

The Point on Main Annual Halloween Spooktacular

The C-Town Cruisers hosted its annual Halloween Spooktacular at The Point on Main Sports Bar and Grill on Saturday.

The show had 33 vehicles in attendance. Trophies were presented to the Top 25 along with awards for Best Dressed Vehicle, Best Costume, Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Import, Best Truck, Best Bike, and Best of Show.

The Best of Show award went to the 1967 Chevy Chevelle Malibu belonging to Jim and Rose Horsley.

To see more from The Point On Main Halloween Spooktacular, CLICK HERE.

APWU Trunk or Treat Car Show

On Saturday, the American Postal Workers Union Local 232 hosted a Trunk or Treat car show at its union hall in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Proceeds from the show went to benefit the Firefighter Christmas Toy Drive.

The show registered 39 cars. Awards were presented to the Top 25, Rick's Pick (aka Best of Show), and Favorite Bike trophy.

The Favorite Bike award went to Corey Holmes with a 2016 Harley Davidson. Don Marcum and his 1956 Ford Victoria received Rick's Pick.

To see the rest of the cars from the APWU Trunk or Treat Car Show, CLICK HERE.

Street Kingz Fall Fling

The Street Kingz Car Club hosted its very first Fall Fling Car Show on Sunday behind the Cold Stone Creamery on Polaris Parkway in Columbus, Ohio. Proceeds from the show went to help cover some of the medical expenses for club member Dan Fancelli.

Along with registration, there were door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction to raise money for Dan. The silent auction included dyno pulls, wine baskets, car care products, and concert tickets just to mention a few.

The show registered 40 cars. There was a nice mix of classic and late-model cars. Awards were presented to the Top 25 plus Best Decorated, Kid's Choice, and Best of Show.

The Best Decorated and Kid's Choice awards went to Chad Herrick and his 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392.

Steve Kidwell and Nancy took the Best of Show honors with their 1965 Pontiac GTO.

More cars from the show can be seen HERE.

American Legion Canteen Southway Post 144 Annual Trunk or Treat Car Show

Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers hosted its second trunk or treat show of the weekend at the American Legion Canteen Southway Post 144 in South Columbus on Sunday.

The show had 55 cars in attendance. Here are the Best Costume winners and a few other ghouls and goblins:

Other Area Shows

  • Pap's 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Car Show in Springfield, Ohio had almost 200 cars in attendance on Saturday.
  • The corporate-sponsored Columbus Cars and Coffee held its final meet of the season at the Midwestern Auto Group (MAG) dealership in Dublin, Ohio on Saturday morning. Two sources have confirmed that attendance was somewhere in the range of 300 to 400 cars. The event always attracts a large assortment of exotic cars.

That's it for this week. Weather permitting, I plan to do three more shows before finally putting a lid on the 2022 car show season. Look for a report from those shows on November 14. My final thoughts on the 2022 season will appear sometime before Thanksgiving if all goes well.


A big thanks to Jeff Shankle and Dave Bratton for their help with this week's News and Notes.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

Attendance at the Thursday evening cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio was back up by over 200 this week (229 to be exact).

Of note during the evening was the air-brushed pickup truck honoring our military and police, and the Columbus Soap Box Derby Association with World Champion Eleni Fischer.

The Columbus Soap Derby Association will be hosting a Free test drive on September 10, 2022. You can learn more about the test drive and other races at https://youtu.be/QYbYqepTxtg.

Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show

With near perfect weather Friday evening, the Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts store in Marysville, Ohio had 39 cars in attendance for its monthly car show.

The show raised more than $200 for the Marysville and Milford Center Food Pantries.

Here are the award picks for this month:

Charity Car Show

Saturday I drove to Circleville, Ohio for the Charity Car Show. The show took place in the parking lot behind the Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home on Main Street.

Chazziz DJ Service provided the music and Box 65 provided hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks at a reasonable cost. Registration was free with a donation of school supplies.

The show only registered 25 cars. Judging was done by points with three judges doing the scoring. Awards included Top Five, People's Choice, Director's Choice, and Best of Show.

These were the People's Choice and Director's Choice winners.

Best of Show went to Jim and Vivian Stevens with a 1973 Mercury Comet GT.

To see more cars from the Charity Car Show in Circleville, CLICK HERE.

Blendon Senior Center Car Show

The Blendon Senior Center in Westerville, Ohio held its 18th annual car show on Saturday.

The show registered 61 cars. Best of Show honors went to Ben McGill with a 1966 Corvette restomod.

CLICK HERE for more cars from the Blendon Senior Center show.

Vance Outdoors Classic Car Cruise-In

The 7th Annual Classic Car Cruise-in took place on Saturday at the Vance Outdoors in Obetz, Ohio. Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride team were on hand to host the show. All proceeds went to Honor Flight Tri-State as part of the 2022 Fill the Plane Campaign. The event raised $110,000 for Honor Flight.

The show registered just under 180 vehicles. The Best of Show Award went to Ralph Carle's 1959 Chevy El Camino.

Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In

Downtown Bellefontaine, Ohio was the scene of the annual Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In on Saturday evening. This is the show where all cars register at the Fairgrounds and parade up Main Street to the downtown area around 5 o'clock.

This year the event registered 361 cars with close to another 150 in attendance that didn't register.

Sunday Shows

Scattered showers in the area on Sunday postponed one show and kept attendance low in three other shows.

Bid Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers registered 30 cars at The Point on Main Sports Bar & Grill Show.

The 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 of Chad Herrick received the Best of Show honors.

The Whitehall NAZ Annual Car Show just couldn't escape the rain this year. A forecast of rain on the original date of June 26th postponed the show to August 14.

Sunday the show had 25 cars in attendance thanks to the rain. Our good friend, Dale Pearce, and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup went home with the Best of Show Award. Tom Obert's Ford Mustang received the People's Choice Award.

I participated in the Wings and Rings Restaurant in Lewis Center, Ohio Car, Truck, & Bike Show hosted by Crossroads Events. This was the first of three shows scheduled at the restaurant this season.

The show registered 29 cars. Most of the show stayed dry until right before the awards ceremony. That's when a small cell of rain decided the parking lot full of show cars could use a litter water to finish out the event.

The Best of Show Award went to the 1947 Ford Special Deluxe belonging to Mike Mathews.

To see the "Special" award winners and other cars from the show, CLICK HERE.


That's it for this week. I want to thank Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, and Dave Bratton for their help preparing this week's report.

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I'm posting just a News and Notes this week.

If you're coming here for a list of car events still on the schedule for November, CLICK HERE

NEWS AND NOTES:

Columbus Cars and Coffee @ The City:

As many of you may know, the weekly Saturday morning Columbus Cars and Coffee meets at Lennox Town Center were suspended back in April after some cars got a out-of-control leaving the meet. The group that organized the meets held a series of Saturday morning meet ups at various locations around Columbus during the summer. The group also started receiving support from Byers Auto and Lindsay Automotive.

Well, I'm here to report that the group has found a new "permanent" home for the Saturday morning meets at The City Apartments -- formerly the old University City shopping center at the corner of Ackerman Rd and Olentangy River Rd.

This past Saturday was the first official meet at the new location. There was a nice turn out of cars and people so the word is definitely out about the new location. A nice mix of classics, muscle and exotic cars showed up on Saturday. I got the opportunity to see a new Mustang GT 500 and a new two door Ford Bronco.

Parking may get a little tight on those Saturdays when 500 cars show up. The lower level of the apartment complex is set aside for retail space. This may also affect parking in the future. But this past Saturday parking was good. Just beware of the speed bumps next to the complex. They are killers.

I'm glad to see this Columbus Cars and Coffee group find a new home. It's great way to get a quick car fix on a Saturday morning and also see some cars that don't often participate in car shows or cruise-ins. Lets hope everyone behaves themselves so there isn't a repeat of what happened in April.

If you'd like to see more from Columbus Cars and Coffee @ The City, CLICK HERE.

Miller's Swap Meet & Car Show:

A number of Central Ohio car show regulars made the trek down to Chillicothe, Ohio on Saturday for the 14th Annual Miller's Automotive Swap Meet and Car Show at the Ross County Fairgrounds.

The Miller Automotive Group hosts the swap meet and car show twice a year in March and November.

The sunny weather on Saturday brought out 145 vehicles for the car show. Jeff Tolley and Dale Pearce came home with Top 25 awards. Congratulations!

Sunday Afternoon Car Meet at the Point on Main:

With cloudless skies and above normal temperatures for November, the C-Town Cruisers hosted their last show of the year at The Point Restaurant on Main.

The show registered 77 cars, however, counting the ones that didn't register there were more than 100 cars.

Awards were presented to the top 31 cars. The special awards included Ladies Choice, Best Rat Rod/Most Potential, and Best of Show.

The 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air belonging to Steve Kidwell and Nancy received the Ladies Choice award. John White with a 1953 Chevy Suburban was awarded Best Rat Rod/Most Potential. Best of Show honors went to Rick and June Lawrence with a 1973 Chevy Chevelle SS.

Shaun announced that the C-Town Cruisers have been able to donate more than $6000 to charity this year thanks to everyone's participation in their events. The charities that receive the bulk of the donations are Friends of the Shelter, a dog rescue organization, Breast Cancer Awareness, and the Wounded Warrior Project. You may not always get a trophy but know your registration, door prize and raffle ticket money is going to support good causes.

If you'd like to see more cars and scenes from the Sunday Afternoon Car Meet at The Point on Main, CLICK HERE.

Performance Charity Car Show:

The Performance Charity Car Show that took place on October 9th in downtown Delaware, Ohio has posted photos on their website of the 2021 award winners.


Not sure if I'll have a report next week. The long range forecast is calling for rain on Thursday and Friday and highs in the low 40s on Saturday - burrrr.... I'm going to try to hit three events this week but I'll have to wait to see what the weather does.

As I mentioned last week, I will be posting a season wrap up later in the month so stay tuned for that.


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This is it, folks. The final listing of car events for this season. Just like March, I'm listing ALL the events for the entire month of November. I'll be posting my final thoughts on 2021 towards the end of the month so stay tuned for that.

CLICK HERE to skip the News and Notes section and go directly to the list of events.

NEWS AND NOTES:

Rain on Friday and Saturday postponed or canceled a number of events. Those events that did go on rain or shine had very low turnouts as you can imagine.

One of those events, The Spooktacular Halloween Show at the Point on Main Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio registered around 20 cars on Saturday. With decent weather, that show would have been pushing 100 cars or more. The Best of Show Award went to John Van Paepeghem, Jr with a 1965 Ford Falcon Convertible (that's John in the black ball cap and hoody).

American Legion Southway Post 144 Trunk or Treat Meet:

The rain finally cleared out for Sunday's American Legion Southway Post 144 Trunk or Treat Meet hosted by Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers.

The show registered 60 cars. Awards were presented to the "Top 30" cars. There were special awards for Best Costume, Best Dressed Vehicle, and Best of Show.

Best Costume went to Karson Musick dressed as a character from Paw Patrol.

Kenny G and his 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat received the Best Dressed Vehicle Award.

And finally, Best of Show went to Phil Monroe with a 1971 Dodge Challenger RT.

All in All, it turned out to be a fun afternoon of trunking or treating at the American Legion Southway Post. Check out the show's PHOTO PAGE for more cars and scenes from the show.

A big shout-out goes to Dale Pearce for his help putting together this report.


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It's a surprisingly full lineup for the last week of October. There are a ton of Trunk or Treat events this week. I tried to include only those that focused on classic, muscle, and performance cars.

Marysville Muscle and Honda Motorsports Bike Night will be joining forces at the Honda Motorsports lot on Friday evening in Marysville, Ohio . There will be a costume contest, 50/50 raffle and Geezers BQ on site. The combined meet is schedules from 5 PM to 7 PM.

CLICK HERE to skip the News and Notes section and go directly to the list of events.

NEWS AND NOTES:

Not much to report this week. For the first time since April, I did not attend a car show or cruise-in. If the weather cooperates, I should have big report next week.

On a somber note, Terry McReynolds passed away on Monday, October 18th. Terry was the Pace Truck Driver at Columbus Motor Speedway for more than 20 years. Recently, Terry was an integral part of the Pepsi's Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride team. If you participated in one of Boots's shows this year, you most likely interacted with Terry at the registration trailer. May he R.I.P.


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