Participants of Saturday evening's Cruisin' with King car show at the Burger King in Marysville, Ohio watched as thunderstorms skirted around the area. Lightning and thunder could be seen and heard north and east of the restaurant, but luckily only a few light sprinkles fell on the cars.
The unusually warm temperatures and the threat of storms kept attendance down to 58 registered vehicles for this month's show. More cars showed up during the evening but chose not register. This is always puzzling since registration is free.
You can count on some unusual and unique vehicles to show up at a Cruisin' with the King show. This month Nathan Zuver brought his 1949 Crosley Sedan. The Crosley was manufactured in Marion, Indiana from 1939 to 1952.
On the other end of the technology spectrum was this 2017 Tesla Model 3 all-electric car belonging to Kevin Holsapple.
This side by side comparison of the two cars provides a great contrast of where the automotive industry was then versus where it is now.
Each month members of the Mid Ohio Cruisers car club, organizers of the Burger King show, pick their 10 favorite vehicles to receive an award. This month the award count increased to 11 with the addition of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Choice award.
Here are this month's award winners:
O'Reilly Auto Parts Choice
1968 Camaro - Owner: Tim Inscho
1969 Mustang - Owner: Lee Milligan
1969 Plymouth Road Runner - Owner: Dan Ferryman
1956 Chevy Bel Air - Owner: Jon Bauder
1939 Ford Pickup - Owner: Randy Hedges
1961 Ford Galaxie Convertible - Owner: Larry Preece
1966 Ford Fairlane GTA - Owner: Greg Barcus
1947 Dodge Pickup - Owner: Jerry Covert
1969 Camaro - Owner: Bill Remo
1934 Pickup - Owner: Larry Cox
(Sorry, somehow missed a photo of this one)
Medic 271 - Owner: Marysville Fire Division
Another fun evening with friends and cars at Burger King. Missing the heavy rains at the show and on the drive home made it even better.
The next Cruisin' with King is slated for July 21, 2018.
OTHER SHOW REPORTS
I have reports from two other shows that took place on Saturday.
The first is from the Pep Boys Carnival of Cars hosted by Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers. The show was held in the back lot of the Pep Boys store across from Eastland Mall.
The show ended up with 43 registered cars. Pam Shankle and her 1965 Chevy Impala took the Best of Cruise award.
The second report is from the Georgesville Community Club Fish Fry and Car Show.
The show registered 45 cars and trucks. From the photos sent to me by Jeff and Pam Shankle, it looks like the show attracted some really nice vehicles. Some you've likely seen at past shows.
Judging was done done by those participating in the show (you know my feelings on that method of judging).
This Chevy Nova received the Best of Show award.
That concludes what I have for this week. I didn't make it to the On the Rocks show in Dublin that was rescheduled for Sunday. If anyone has information about the show, please feel free to post it in the comments section.