This weekend saw the first weather cancellation of the 2019 season. The C-Town Cruisers made the decision on Friday to call off their show at Buffalo Wings and Rings on East Broad Street scheduled for Sunday. This is a monthly show at the restaurant so hopefully, the May weather forecast will be a little more cooperative.
Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show
On Friday, Creative Towing and the Advanced Auto Parts store in Marysville, Ohio held their first show of the season.
For the second week in a row, showers in the morning gave way to partly cloudy but dry skies in the afternoon and evening.
This month's show registered 29 vehicles. Tickets sales from the door prize and 50/50 raffles raised $105 for the Marysville Food Pantry.
One of the more notable things about this first show was the array of "unique" vehicles that showed up to participate.
The first of these was the 1994 AM General Humvee belonging to Matthew Turner.
Greg Gilders brought
This 2003 Mustang GT convertible has 195,000 plus miles on it and is the owner's daily driver. The condition of the car is unbelievable for that many miles. And thank you, sir, for your service.
A car you don't see at many shows is a Studebaker Avanti. This 1963 Avanti belongs to Paul Rose. I'm assuming from the photo in the back window, Paul is the original owner.
The "sleeper" of the evening was this 1963 Volkswagon Beetle owned by Mark Siders. Don't let the exterior fool you, inside the trunk is a 5.3 liter LS truck motor connected to twin turbos. Mark says his VW is putting down about 650 HP to the wheels! A Mustang front end was required to get the LS engine to fit in the trunk.
The "Favorite" winners for this month were Mathew Turner and his Humvee:
Glen Frisby and his 1955 Chevy Bel Air:
And Mark Siders' turbocharged 1963 Volkswagon:
Columbus Cars and Coffee First Meet of Season 11
Saturday morning, Columbus Cars and Coffee held their first meet of season 11 at the Whitehall Community Park in Whitehall, Ohio.
Just so everyone's not confused, there are actually TWO Columbus Cars and Coffee meets in the area. One is organized by a casual group of automotive enthusiasts and meets every Saturday morning, rain, shine or snow, at the north parking area at Lennox Town Center beside the AMC Theatres and Champps restaurant.
The other Columbus Cars and Coffee was founded in 2009 by Paul Milligan as a way to foster a community of exotic, classic and performance car enthusiasts in and around Ohio. This one has corporate sponsorship and a set schedule of events each season that are held at different locations around the area. Milligan is also the creator of the Exotics on Scioto Mile event. He serves on the Board of Directors at The Buckeye Ranch and the Bobby Rahal Foundation Rally for the Ranch.
Okay -- clear on the differences between the two? Starting from now on, I will refer to one as the Lennox Columbus Cars and Coffee and the other as the Milligan Columbus Cars and Coffee.
I had full intentions of attending the Milligan Columbus Cars and Coffee at Whitehall Park on Saturday. However, my nearly 17-year-old dog developed some mobility problems on Friday evening and I decided it was best to stay home with her on Saturday. She seems to be doing a little better thank goodness.
Per usual, the Shankles came to the rescue with lots of photos from the event.
It looks like the first meet attracted a nice mix of classic, domestic and exotic vehicles. The blue Cadillac is a "killer" in my book.
Here are a few of the vehicles from the first meet:
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The next meet will be April 27 at Esoteric Fine Auto Finishing in New Albany, Ohio.
That's all for this week. Because of Easter next weekend, all the events are scheduled for Saturday. Let's hope the weather cooperates.