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Two Weeks in a Row

For the second week in a row, the 1948 Chevy pickup truck belonging to Steve Andrix took the Best of Show award.

Last week the truck received top honors at Cruisin' for a Cause held at the Discover Church in Dublin Ohio. This week the truck took the top award at the Fifth Annual USA Days Car, Trucks & Motorcycle Show in Centerburg, Ohio. If you get a chance to see Steve's truck, you'll know why it consistently competes for top honors.

The USA Days show, which is held at Memorial Park in Centerburg, was originally scheduled for September 9th. Weather forced postponement until September 23rd. Despite the two week delay, the show still managed to register 387 vehicles. Obviously word got out about the new date. And Sunday's weather was just about as ideal for a car show as one could get.

   

USA Days has garnered a reputation for giving out the best door prizes of any car show in the area.  From what I saw yesterday, there's no reason to dispute that claim.  Prizes included a lawn mower, chain saw, large screen television, basketball hoop, bicycle, barbeque grill just to mention a few.

As you would imagine, a large show like this attracts many outstanding and unique vehicles from around the area.

One of the most unique vehicles from the day was this 1963 Pontiac Bonneville limousine belonging to Todd Brenneman.

Believe or not, Todd's car had some competition in the limousine category from this 1958 Cadillac custom-limousine owned by Jim and Shirley Wolf.

Several vehicles showed up pulling campers.

And of course, every show needs protection provided by the zombie containment unit.

AWARDS

With the help of the USA Days Pinup Girls, the show gave out 113 awards.

In addition to Steve Andrix's pickup, here are some of the other award winning vehicles.

Mayor's Choice: 

1968 Dodge Super Bee - Owner: Chuck Skoonover

Fireman's Choice

2000 Chevy Corvette - Owners: Frank & Nancy Deering

Final Thoughts

This was my first time attending the Centerburg  USA Days Car Show.  Lots of people had nice things to say about the show prior to my participation yesterday.

 I'm not a big fan of Memorial Park as a site for a car show.  Those of us with low riding cars had to be very careful where we drove in order to avoid damaging a front splitter or the undercarriage of our car.

The show advertised itself open to all years, makes and models, and trophies for 1990 and up cars.  Only five of the 113 awards went to cars above the year 1990.  Two of those five vehicles were from foreign manufacturers (a 2011 Toyota Verenza and a 2005 Mercedes Benz).  No domestic car above the year 2000 received an award. Trust me when I say there were some very deserving late-model Chevys, Dodges and Fords at the show.

The outstanding door prizes and unique trophies were definitely the show's big pluses.  The negatives were the parking area and no awards for domestics cars above the year 2000. Overall I'd give the show an A minus.

Other Shows from the Weekend

Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride at Eldorado Scioto Downs

On Saturday, the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride series held their third to last show of the season at Eldorado Scioto Downs.

More than 100 cars turned out for Saturday's event.

Best of Show went to this 1965 Chevy Impala.

Boots presented our good friends, Jeff and Pam Shankle, with the 2018 Auto Smarts Radio Cruisers of the Year award. 

American Legion Paschall Post 164 Cruise In

Shaun, "Big Dawg", Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers hosted a show at the American Legion Paschall Post 164 in Grove City, Ohio on Sunday.

Here are a few of the cars that turned out for the show.

This 1932 Ford five window coupe received the Best of Show award.

We've got about six more weeks of shows on the schedule. This coming week and the next should still have a full slate of shows, however, the schedule will begin to wind down after that.

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