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Well, everyone, the time has finally come. This will be the last Upcoming Events post for 2019. These are the last outdoor events in Central Ohio for this season.

I plan to post a new "Save the Dates" page for 2020 sometime in January or February once more shows pop up on the schedule. The weekly upcoming events will return next April.

Please stay tuned for my annual The Good, The Bad and The Ugly post which will recap the 2019 season. I'll rank the best shows, best cars, best food and some of the uglier things that happened from the shows and cruise-ins I attended this year. I hope to have it up on the site the week of November 18 - 22.

One last thing to note is the November Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show only holds the car show event on Saturday. Don't go over Friday looking to show your vehicle. It's a swap meet only that day.

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You can imagine my surprise on Friday morning at seeing salt solution or brine all over the roads in my area.

There was no way to avoid the stuff traveling east and south bound from my house. By 10 AM Friday morning every street in my parent's neighborhood had been sprayed with the stuff.

I'm still trying to understand why the roads needed to be treated in the first place. The long term forecast didn't call for any snow. There was a slight chance of showers Saturday evening. Were local officials afraid the rain would freeze on the roads? Temperatures were predicted to be in the upper 40s at the time. And even if the temperatures did drop close to freezing, the ground and roads are still warm enough to prevent any ice from forming.

Since I couldn't get out of the area without encountering the salt, I made the decision to keep my Camaro in the garage this weekend. What a bummer!

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Here's what's on tap for this next to last weekend of the season.

Please Note: The Halloween Spooktacular Show at the Pointe Sports Bar and Grill was rescheduled from Saturday, October 26th to Sunday, November 3rd because of weather.

If you're interested in what's left for the last weekend of the season, check out the Save the Dates Part Two page.

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Steady rain all day Saturday postponed one area show and washed out two others. Luckily the showers moved out the area in time for the American Legion Canteen Southway Post 144 Trunk or Treat Cruise-in on Sunday.

The event hosted by the C-Town Cruisers was held at the American Legion Canteen Southway Post 144 on South High Street in Columbus, Ohio. Along with the cars, the show featured a kid's Halloween party and hayride.

The food special inside the American Legion Canteen included a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, green beans and piece of cake all for $8.00.

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We're down to the last three weekends of outdoor events for 2019.

After this weekend, there are only six events remaining on the schedule unless something miraculously pops up in the next two weeks.

If you're interested in what's left for the rest of the season, check out the Save the Dates Part Two page.

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My big debate on Saturday was whether or not to drive to Marysville, Ohio for the last Cruise-in with King in 2019 or stay closer to home and maybe see some different cars at the first-ever Rock & Rhythm Auto Show held at Eldorados Food and Spirits.

Since I had already attended four Cruise-in with the King this year, staying closer to home won the debate.

As far as seeing some different cars, be careful what you wish for. No question the Rock & Rythm show didn't disappoint in that regard. I can honestly say I saw my first Maliglu.

Not all the cars were quite as unique. There were some traditional-looking cars out of the 18 that registered.

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Here's this weekend's list of events for Central Ohio.

Ohio State plays a rare Friday night football game so you have no excuse for not attending some event on Saturday.

If you're interested in what's left for the rest of the season, check out the Save the Dates Part Two page.

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The Empty Pockets Cruisers hosted their annual Trunk or Treat Car show on Saturday at the Hilliard Presbyterian Church in Hilliard, Ohio.

With temperatures near 80 on Friday, a cold front moved through the area overnight dropping the high on Saturday into the mid-50s. The drastic change in temperature caused the one car club to cancel their event on Saturday.

Despite the chilly temperatures, the Empty Pocket Cruisers went on with the show and managed to register 137 vehicles. In the afternoon, there were plenty of children dressed up in costumes trick or treating their way through the cars.

Once again the Ohio Zombie Guard was there to protect the crowd from zombies, ghosts, ghouls, globlins, and other unnatural phenomena.

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With Ohio State off this weekend, the last BIG Saturday of events is upon us. Things really start to slow down after Saturday. I'm looking at four more weekends of events and then we're finished for the year.

If you're interested in what's left for the rest of the season, check out the Save the Dates Part Two page.

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My father was back in the hospital this past week so for the first time since Memorial Day weekend, I didn't make it to any car shows.

I did, however, manage to break away for a few hours on Thursday evening to attend the Der Dutchman end of season banquet.

More than 200 people pre-registered for the banquet so there weren't very many empty chairs.

Wayne Nisly got the evening started by sharing some facts about this year's cruise-ins.

  • Wayne's database has accumulated the names of 1013 people who have registered a vehicle a least once during the past three years.
  • The total number of people to register in 2019 was 2341.
  • There were 341 first-timers this season.
  • There were four rainy evenings, but only two cancellations.
  • It was estimated that 84 lbs of bratwurst, 300 hot dogs, 600 hamburgers, and 115 gallons of ice cream were consumed during the season.
  • On June 29, the restaurant held its first-ever coffee and donut cruise-in.
  • Four times this year the cruise-in registered more than 200 vehicles.
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