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The Saturday morning cruise-in at the Richwood Bank in Delaware, Ohio had such a good turn out that parking had to be extended to the grass areas surrounding the bank.  The bi-monthly cruise-in saw more than 43 cars and trucks drop in during the three-hour event.

Some really outstanding vehicles made an appearance this month. Continue reading

As I mentioned in the Upcoming Events post from last week, I did not attend any  shows this weekend because of the Ohio State vs Penn State game, and family visiting from out-of-town specifically for the game.

Speaking of Ohio State vs Penn State, can you believe that game!  It will go down as one of the "classics" ever played in Ohio stadium.  My wife and I almost left after the fumbled exchange between Barrett and Dobbins at the 13 minute mark of the 4th quarter.  We decided to stick it out to the end, and boy am I glad we did.

Even though I was unable to attend any shows this weekend, my good friends Jeff and Pam Shankle along with 23 other "hearty" soles braved the cold temperatures on Sunday to attend the Axes and Axles Firefighters Car Show in West Jefferson, Ohio.  Jeff and Pam were kind enough to send me some photos from the show.

The show was held at Ann & Tony's Restaurant in West Jefferson, and hosted by the Jefferson Township Fire Department.

I recognize a few of the cars from the show.

Here's Mike Gibson's 1947 Buick Super convertible.

And Frank Deering's "Proud To Be An American" Corvette.

I think I see Quentin Sayer's and Craig Grunkemeyer's  Corvettes in this group.

The Shankle cars.

You know it's cold when you have to break out the gloves and blanket.

A few more cars and trucks from the show.

Nothing like an award to warm you up.

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The all-day drizzle on Saturday washed out my original plans to attend the 10th Annual Coughlin Car Show in Pataskala, Ohio. Fortunately, the rain moved out of the area  just in time to bring nice weather for the shows scheduled on Sunday and Labor Day.

RIVER CAR RALLY CRUISE IN

Despite wet roads early Sunday morning, I made the drive to The River Church In A Barn Car Rally Cruise In. The church is located a few miles north of Delaware, Ohio on Rt. 42.

This is the 15th year the church has held
the rally cruise-in on the first Sunday of September.  It's also my third year participating in the event.

The cruise-in offered free registration, hot dogs, popcorn and sno-cones. Sunday
Service at 10AM was open to anyone wishing to attend.  Anyone registering an automobile was automatically entered to win a nice selection of door prizes.  Raffle tickets could also be purchased to win a 13 drawer tool chest. All donations benefitted the Orphan Outreach program.

New this year was a ragtime band providing "live" entertainment.

I think the early morning wet roads caused attendance to be down a little from previous years.  Only 53 automobiles and eight motorcycles turned out for this year's rally.

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