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The 41st Annual Mopar Nationals at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio headline another huge week of car and bike events in Central Ohio.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

Not much to report this week from Der Dutchman. Only 53 cars attended the cruise-in on Thursday thanks to scattered showers in the area. Not one drop fell on the cruise-in, however. Jeff Shankle and his Phone stayed dry the entire evening so no car photos were missed because of the weather. 😎

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Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In:

With two other events in Delaware, Ohio on Saturday and the threat of morning rain, attendance was light at the Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In. Those that did attend not only got a free cup of their favorite morning beverage but were also treated to a demo of Kevins Towing's "heavy rescue" truck. What an impressive piece of equipment!

At the end of the cruise-in, the bank held a drawing for three door prizes. The top prize was a bucket of car care products and a bottle of Henry McKenna Bourbon Whiskey. As luck would have it Adam Lester, the winner of the top prize, rode his Harley to the cruise-in. The bottle of whiskey made the return trip to the bank in his car well worth it.

The Richwood Bank's next coffee and cars is scheduled for September 3, 2022.

Vettes, Rods, and Classics

The Capital City Corvette Club hosted its annual Vettes, Rods, and Classics Car Show at the Creekside district in Gahanna, Ohio on Saturday. Proceeds from the show benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The club registered 183 vehicles. As in past years, the rods and classics are judged separately from the Corvettes. Awards are presented to both groups along with a Best of Show winner chosen for each group.

The band Reelin' in the Years made its return to the show as the featured entertainment. If you haven't had a chance to hear the band, you should. They are one of the best local bands in my opinion.

The Best of Show award for the Rods and Classics went to Pat Jackson and his 1954 Chevy 3100 pickup truck.

The 1969 Corvette of Craig Grunkemeyer received the Best of Show award for the Vettes. Craig has the distinct honor of having both of his Corvettes receive the top award at the Vettes, Rods, and Classics show. His 1967 Corvette convertible won the Vettes BOS in 2017.

Here are the "Special" award winners starting with Jim McGruder with the Esoteric Detailing Award.

Mark Lester and his 1967 Chevy Camaro received the Best GM Award.

Not pictured:

  • Club Participation Award: Corvette Crew
  • Gahanna Parks and Recreation Award: Ryan Daniels - 2005 Chevy Colorado pickup
  • Best Mopar: Larry Ward - 1983 Dodge Truck D150
  • Best Ford: Phillip Lake - 2018 Ford Mustang
  • Corvette Car Award: Dan Shillingburg - 1965 Corvette
  • Jegs Award: Joel Charriez - 1993 Mazda
  • Mifflin Twp Fire Chief Award: Chris Zigan - 2011 Corvette
  • Mayor's Award: Larry & Vicki Tisdale - 1956 Chevy Bel Air 2 Dr Post
  • Best Import Award: Ryan Daniels - 2019 Honda Monkey
  • Wheel Craft Award: Jeff "Chubbo" Williams - 2016 Corvette Z06
  • Coughlin Chevrolet Award: Jim Van Paepeghem - 1967 Corvette Convertible
  • UBS Muirfield Wealth Partners Award: Cal Berkey - 1957 Ford Thunder Bird
  • ISCO Award: Tom & Brian Scott - 1996 Corvette Grand Sport

To see more cars and scenes from the Vettes, Rods, and Classic Show, CLICK HERE.

Powell Cruize-In & Pig Out

Larry Coolidge and the Powell DT Sertoma Club held its 30th Annual Cruize-In and Pig Out Car Show in downtown Powell, Ohio on Sunday.

This year's show registered 111 cars. Unfortunately, the forecast for a 10% chance of rain turned into 100% around one o'clock.

The rain lasted for about 90 minutes. Nothing is more frustrating than getting your car completely dried off from the first shower only to have another shower come through a few minutes later. Thank goodness the sun came back out in time to dry the roads by the end of the show.

The Sertoma Club presented award plaques to the "Top 50" cars and trucks along with six "Special/Choice" awards and a Best of Show.

Here are the "Special/Choice" award winners:

The Best of Show Award went to Matt Reed with a 1968 Oldsmobile 442.

CLICK HERE to see more from the Powell Cruize-In and Pig Out.

Vanity Club Heels & Wheels Car Show (July 30th)

Bob (aka Country) sent me more information on the Heels & Wheels Car Show from July 30th.

The show had it's best attendance ever with 81 cars registered. Bob estimated that another 20 cars showed up but didn't register. Eighteen of the club's "Hotties" were in attendance.

Here is the Best of Show winner and a few other cars that attended the show courtesy of MoBear Photography.

Other Area Car Shows

  • The Commercial Point, Ohio Karting Classic Show on Friday registered 87 vehicles. Best of Show went to a Mercury Cougar. Tom Stewart's "Orange Crush" Chevy pickup received a Top 25 award.
  • The Heart of Ohio Antique Center in Springfield, Ohio added a swap meet to this month's cruise-in on Sunday. Approximately 80 cars were in attendance.
  • On Sunday, Dale Pearce and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup took 1st Place honors at the Vineyard Columbus East Campus Car Show in Pickerington, Ohio.
  • The Kenton Moose Lodge Show on Saturday registered 98 cars.

I want to once again thank Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, and Bob (Country) for their help preparing this week's report.

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Central Ohio typically has more car events scheduled in August than any other month. This week follows that pattern with an extensive list of events.

Another weekly cruise-in started last Wednesday at the OX-B's in Hebron. Now you can cruise at the OX-B's in Newark on Tuesday and the OX-B's in Hebron on Wednesday. Both cruise-ins will run for the rest of the summer.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

This week 316 plus cruisers celebrated the birthday of Wayne Nisly at the Der Dutchman Cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio. For those of you who may not know Wayne very well, he started the cruise-in back in May of 2012 and has been managing it every week since. Wayne turned 84 on Wednesday. Everyone gathered around the food shed at the end of the evening to sing Happy Birthday to him.

Instead of raffling off baked goods this week, everyone was treated to a cupcake and ice cream to celebrate Wayne's Birthday.

Autosmarts Cruise and Ride at Ten Pin Alley:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride team made a stop at Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard, Ohio on Friday Evening. The show quickly filled up the parking lot with some cars having to park in between rows. All told the show registered 77 cars. Best of Show honors went to Chris Kramer and his 1970 Ford Torino GT.

To see more cars from the Ten Pin Alley Show, CLICK HERE.

Columbus Cars and Coffee at the City:

A wedding commitment Saturday afternoon limited my event choices for the day. I was bummed I couldn't make Heels and Wheels this year. It's always a fun and different show. Having the morning free, I decided to stop by Columbus Cars and Coffee at the City Apartments.

The nice weather Saturday morning brought out a nice mix of vehicles to the weekly cruise. I got the opportunity to see an all-electric Rivian pickup in person. Definitely not your father's pickup truck.

Here's a sampling of the other cars that stopped by CC&C Saturday morning:

Purple Door Car Show:

The Grove City Methodist Church's annual Purple Door Car Show set an attendance record on Saturday with 160 registered vehicles. The show presented "Top 40" awards along with 10 "Special" awards. Someone made the comment that out of 160 cars 140 of them were trophy worthy. Glad I wasn't involved with the judging.

Our good friend, Dale Pearce, and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received the Best Chevy award.

The Best of Show award went to Hank Schreck with a 1970 Chevy Chevelle.

CLICK HERE for more vehicles from the Purple Door Car Show.

Poor Man's Nationals:

On Sunday, the Buckeye Rod Builders hosted the 42nd Annual Poor Man's Nationals at Pastime Park in Plain City, Ohio. If memory serves me correctly, the last time the show charged a registration fee and presented awards was in 2017. Since then the event has become a big cruise-in and swap meet.

I stopped by the Nationals on Sunday morning for about 90 minutes. I think the weather slowed the number of cars coming in early. Attendance was starting to pick up when I left at 11 AM. I have no doubt attendance surpassed the 200 mark by the time the event ended at 3 PM.

For more from the Poor Man's Nationals, CLICK HERE.

Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride at Moose Lodge 1427:

The Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride crew hosted another show on Sunday at Moose Lodge 1427 in Westerville, Ohio. For Dan "Boots" Longenette, this was the third event he was involved with this weekend (Tin Pen Alley on Friday, Purple Door on Saturday, and Moose Lodge on Sunday).

The show registered 46 vehicles. Best of Show went to Dick Kleinhenz with a 1969 "Pro Street" Chevy Camaro.

A second show is scheduled at the Moose Lodge on October 2nd so mark your calendars.

To see the rest of the rides from the Moose Lodge 1427 show, CLICK HERE.

Other Area Shows:

  • I heard Heels and Wheels at the Vanity Gentlemens Club in Columbus had a good turned out on Saturday with around 90 cars. I'm still bummed I missed it. Oh well, it was a lovely wedding.
  • Dan Kirk and his 1969 Dodge Dart GT took Best of Show honors at the Pinecrest Car Show and Cruise-In at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbus on Saturday.
  • Dale Pearce, Tom Stewart and Cadillac Mac made the trek down to Sabina, Ohio on Sunday for the Sabina Park Show. The show had 67 cars in attendance. Tom and Cadillac Mac received Top 25 awards and Dale got DJ's Choice. Best of Show went to a 1949 Cadillac.

Important Info about the Mechanicsburg First Responder's Car Show:

I received an email from Damon Reese this weekend. Damon is involved with the Mechanicsburg First Responder's Car Show scheduled for September 3rd. According to Damon, there's been some confusion that the Mechanicsburg Lions Club Show that took place on July 9th replaced the First Responder's Show. This is NOT the case. The First Responder's show to benefit police/fire and first responders is STILL scheduled for September 3. Please pass the word.


I want to once again thank Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, and Dale Pearce for their help preparing this week's report. They're a great team!

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Another big week for car, truck, and motorcycle events in Central Ohio as we close out the month of July.

A Tuesday evening cruise at OX-B's in Newark, Ohio started last week and will continue every Tuesday through the remainder of the summer.

Columbus Cars and Coffee at the City Apartments will be accepting donations this Saturday to help Harleigh Hines and her family fight Brain Cancer.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

Another lovely Thursday evening brought out 228 vehicles to the Der Dutchman Cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio.

This week's most unusual vehicle at the cruise-in award goes to this mid-engine and "bagged" International truck. You won't see many of these around.

Saturday's Strong Storms:

The strong thunderstorms that rolled through Central Ohio late Saturday morning dampened (no pun intended) a lot of events that were underway at the time. The Adena Mansion show in Chillicothe, Ohio, and the Motors & Rotors show at Bolton Field Airport in Columbus were two events I'm aware of that skipped trophy presentations altogether because of the storms.

Speaking of storms. Here are Craig Grunkemeyer, Quentin Sayers, Mike Bullock, and Frank Deering (taking the photos) trying to stay dry at the Adena Mansion show.

Battle of the Brands:

I went to the Battle of the Brands in Sunbury, Ohio hoping the storms would pass north of the city. Unfortunately, no such luck.

I registered, took photos of all the cars at the show, turned in my ballot of favorite five, and then wrestled with staying and riding out the storm or leaving before it arrived. The words "high winds" and "hail" cemented my decision to leave early. I made it to the I-71/Rt 36 interchange before all hell broke loose.

Thank goodness I had my bra on because it protected the front of my car from all the debris that struck it as I drove down I-71.

Since I left the show early, I have no idea what cars received awards or if there even was an award presentation. It was participant judging so everyone that registered a vehicle voted for their favorite five. Here are my picks: I'm fairly confident some of these received awards, especially the orange Camaro.

One other pre-storm highlight from Battle of the Brands was a rare COPO Camaro on display. The car belongs to George Pavell IV who brought it all the way from Barnesville, Ohio. George got it back in the trailer before the storm arrived.

Summer Jubilee Car Show:

A break in the rain on Sunday gave Kuhlwein's Farm Market and Deli and the Vienna Door Company the opportunity to sponsor the first ever Summer Jubilee Car Show in Hilliard, Ohio. Assisting with the show were members of the Empty Pockets Cruisers Car Club.

Registration was free. Everyone that registered a vehicle also received a door prize ticket. There was also a 50/50 raffle. Along with Kuhlwein's Deli, there were several food trucks on site providing corn dogs and assorted ice cream treats. Lehnerts Meats gave out free bratwurst sandwiches which were one of the best brats I've ever eaten. Live entertainment was provided by Madalene Roese and the Thorns. This was their first time performing at a car show.

The show registered 117 cars. There were a few more cars that showed up but didn't register. Awards were presented to the "Favorite 20" along with Vienna's Choice, Kuhlwein's Choice, Cruiser's Choice, and Best of Show. A total of 24 awards altogether.

Here are the "Choice" and Best of Show winners:

BEST of SHOW
1966 Chevy Chevelle Malibu
Owners: Mark & Jen Farmer

Congratulations to Kuhlwein's Farm Market and Deli, Vienna Door Company, and the Empty Pockets Cruisers for a successful first-time event. The show raised $640 for the Military Moms charity.

If you'd like to see the "Favorite 20" and other cars that attended the show, CLICK HERE.

Other Shows:

  • Celina Grand Lake Festival: Although it's out of the readership area, Marty Ruiz was kind enough to send back a report on the event. There was an estimated 400 cars. There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Marty said he didn't see any trophies. Because it was part of a festival there were a lot of food choices. There were also amusement rides and fireworks at 10 PM. Marty said he would definitely go again.

That's it for this week's report. If you have information about other shows from this past weekend, please feel free to post it in the comment section.

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If you're looking for a little excitement this week, Jax Wax is hosting its second Jax Wax Street Madness event on Friday. Always a wild and crazy time.

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The rain on Saturday and Sunday canceled several shows and created confusion for one.

Around 10:30 AM on Saturday I received a Facebook notification that the #1Ricart, Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Picktown Palooza was canceled. Turns out the show wasn't canceled only that registration was delayed until the rain stopped. If you didn't go to the show on account of it being marked canceled here, I apologize.

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

This week 282 cars attended the cruise-in on Thursday evening at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio.

Saturday morning would have been the first of two Coffee and Donuts Cruise-ins this season. I was looking forward to seeing cars and sucking down a big fat cream-filled long john donut and a cup of coffee. The rain quickly shattered my dreams forcing me to eat a relatively healthy breakfast at home. Oh well. The next coffee and donuts cruise-in is scheduled for September.

Sizzlin Summer Season Series Car Show:

The Crossroads Events hosted its second of four scheduled car, truck, and bike shows at the Hidden Lakes Winery in Canal Winchester, Ohio on Friday evening.

Live music was provided by Dwane Haggy & "Shades of Puddy" band (they were really good!). The winery provided a food truck at the car show entrance. The combination of the restaurant, lake, and nice weather made for a great evening for a car show.

The event registered 70 vehicles. Thirty-two awards were presented in a variety of categories. The Best of Show winners for the evening were:

Best of Show Truck:

Best of Show Bike:

2010 Harley Davidson Electric Glide Rat Fink Customs
Owner: Bruce Hoover

Best of Show Car:

To see more cars and the other award winners from the Hidden Lakes Winery show, CLICK HERE.

Music in the Park and Cruise-In Car Show:

A second car show took place in downtown Canal Winchester on Friday evening as part of the Music in the Park Concert Series. This is the seventh year the C-Town Cruisers have hosted the free car show in the park. The Gas Pump Jockeys played live oldies music.

Fifty-plus cars attended this year's event.

The Peoples Choice award went to David and Karen Oiler with a 1935 Chevy Master.

Other award winners included:

  • Farthest traveled - Gary & Betty Parks
  • Band's Choice - Tim Hooten 1973 Chevy Nova SS
  • Kid's Choice- Mark Houck 1988 Pontiac Firebird
  • Mayor's Choice- Laney & Mo Abbott 1955 Chevy Bel Air
  • Sponsors Choice- Patty & Bob Spillman 1937 Ford Pickup

#1Ricart, Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Picktown Palooza:

As I mentioned at the start of this report, the Picktown Palooza Show was not canceled.

Here are some award-winning cruisers who ignored the morning showers and attended the show:

Cruisin' with the King in 2022:

Mother nature paused the rain on Saturday in time for the Mid Ohio Cruisers July car show at the Burger King in Marysville, Ohio.

The club registered 67 cars Saturday evening. There were another 15-20 cars that stopped by the Burger King but did not register.

Award plaques were presented to the club's "Favorite 15" vehicles.

Here are a few of this month's picks:

For the rest of the "Favorites" and other cars from the July show, CLICK HERE.

The rain turned Sunday into a literal washout. I received cancellations for three of the five shows on the schedule. One show was postponed to a later date. And the show I didn't receive any info on, I'm sure was canceled or had very low attendance. Thank goodness that kind of day doesn't happen very often.

I want to thank Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, and Shaun Sanders for their help putting together this week's report.

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Now that Goodguys is over for another year, the volume of Central Ohio car events has returned to normal for this time of year.

If you were planning to attend the Ohio Car Shows and Cruise-In Facebook Group Car Show scheduled for this Saturday at the Knox County Fairgrounds, it has been canceled.

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Fair warning, the focus of this week's news and notes is Goodguys and Goodguys-related events. Everyone I know was at Goodguys at least one day this past weekend including myself.

Classic Car Cruise-In at Chesrown:

The only non-Goodguys event to report on this week is the Classic Car Cruise-In at Chesrown Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Delaware, Ohio.

It was a packed house at the dealership on Thursday evening. Parking spots were at a premium.

There were food trucks, live music from The Conspiracy Band, prizes, and lots of great-looking cars.

I finally got to see Dan Varner's pristine, and I mean pristine, 1991 Camaro Z/28 1LE.

A rare one-of-a-kind El Camaro made an appearance at the cruise-in.

For more photos from the Chesrown Cruise-In, CLICK HERE.

Goodguys, Goodguys, and more Goodguys:

Here are some local highlights from this year's Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Dan "Boots" Longenette from Auto Smarts Radio won the burnout contest on Saturday.
  • Over the four day event, Jeff Shankle took 1500 photos on his phone -- half of them selfies. 😎
  • Reported attendance on Saturday approached the 40,000 mark. I heard it was wall-to-wall people.
  • My 2017 Camaro ZL1 received an All American Sunday award.
  • Somewhere in the neighborhood of 4500 vehicles registered for the four day event.

Saturday Evening at the Crown Plaza, Polaris Hilton, and Quaker Steak and Lube:

I have always wanted to check out the after-show events at the host hotels but never got around to it until this year.

I stopped by the Crown Plaza first. There was already a pretty good size crowd of people and cars when I got there at 5:30 pm Saturday evening.

There was a food buffet, live music, adult beverages, and nice weather. All the right ingredients for a good party.

Next, it was on to the Polaris Hilton. A much smaller crowd and a bit low-key compared to the Crown Plaza. Still, some very nice cars in the parking lot.

It turns out rubber burning is all it took to make Quaker Steak and Lube the craziest venue of them all. It had traffic backed up on Polaris Parkway in both directions. Columbus police eventually had to close down Lyra Drive into the restaurant because of the excess traffic. I heard it was a two and half hour wait for a table. A lot of people parked at the Hilton and then tried to cross Polaris Parkway (not a very safe move). Needless to say, I didn't even attempt to make it to Quaker Steak and Lube.

If you'd like to see more photos from the Crown Plaza and Polaris Hilton, CLICK HERE.

Back to Goodguys:

I'm going to finish out this week's report with a few of the cars that received awards at Goodguys. You can CLICK HERE to see a bunch more automobiles (warning pic heavy) from the event.


Special thanks to Jeff Shankle for sharing some of his 1500 photos for this report.

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With Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals the big attraction in Columbus this week, the schedule is a little lighter, especially on Sunday.

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NEWS AND NOTES

With the 4th of July holiday providing an extra day of shows, there's a lot to report this week.

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

The 90-degree temperatures and start of the July 4th holiday weekend dropped attendance to 244 cars this week at the Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio.

Delaware First Friday Cruise-In:

The downtown Delaware, Ohio First Friday event had 33 cars and four tractors participate in the cruise-in this month. Some very nice cars were on display.

Street Elite Corvette Club Open Car Show:

The Street Elite Corvette Club hosted its annual open car show in Pataskala, Ohio on Saturday. The Club registered in the neighborhood of 200 cars. Jerry Davies took Best of Show honors with his 1932 Plymouth. Three members of the Rusty Lug Nutz Facebook Group, William Brown, Dale Pearce, and Tom Stewart received awards. Dale's 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received the Fire Chief's Choice award.

Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride at Cruisin Classics:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride 2022 tour were at Cruisin Classics in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. The Show had 78 vehicles in attendance.

Best of Show honors went to this 1956 Desoto Firedome Station Wagon.

Rod Knockers Car Club of Marion July Car Show:

The Rod Knockers Car Club held their July show on Saturday evening at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio.

The club registered 96 cars with another 25 -30 cars attending but not registering. Seems kind of crazy since registration is free!

The theme for the awards this month was the movie Hollywood Knights which depicted the antics of the members of a 1950s-era car club.

The Club presented awards to their "Favorite" 25 cars and trucks of the evening. There was also a DJ's Choice award, a "Favorite" Motorcycle award, the Club's Overall Favorite (aka Best of Show), and an award for the favorite club member's car.

Our good friends, Frank Sanborn and Tim Inscho received two of the club's Favorite awards.

The DJ's Choice went to Luke Elliott with a 1984 Chevy Camaro.

The "Favorite" Motorcycle award went to the 1969 Triumph Bonneville belonging to Larry Ralston.

The Club Member's pick this month went to Bobby Price and his 1964 Ford Custom 500.

Mike and Denise Smith and their 1935 Chevy Pickup received the Club's Overall Favorite award.

CLICK HERE to see more cars from the Rod Knockers July show:

The Point on Main Sports Bar & Grill Car Show:

Sunday afternoon Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers hosted their July car show at the Point on Main Sports Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio.

The C-Town Cruisers registered 75 vehicles during the afternoon.

There were awards for the Top 30, a Ladies Choice, Best Truck, Best Rat Rod/Most Potential, and a Best of Show.

The Ladies Choice award went to Charlie Seymour with a 1967 Chevy Nova SS. Jeff Longhenri's 1951 Chevy pickup received the Best Truck award. Rat Rod/Most Potential when to a 1952 GMC pickup (not pictured).

Al Mathes and his 1965 Backdraft Cobra received the Best of Show award.

To see more cars, trucks, and motorcycles from The Point on Main car show, CLICK HERE:

Junction City Independence Celebration and Car Show:

Junction City, Ohio which is approximately 16 miles east of Lancaster, Ohio held its 23rd Annual Independence Day Celebration and car show on Sunday.

The car show registered around 100 cars. The parade route passed right in front of the car show.

Trophies were presented for vehicles 1990 and older and 1991 and newer along with 16 "Special" Trophies. The "Special" trophies included Mayor's Choice, DJ's Choice, 4th of July Committee's Choice, Best Mopar, Ford, GM, Truck, Motorcycle, Rat Rod, and a Best of Show.

The Best of Show trophy went to Shawn O'Reilly and his 1966 Mustang.

To see more from the Junction City Independence Day Celebration Car Show, CLICK HERE.

Union County Fairgrounds 4th of July Car Show:

Last year the show was moved from July 4th to October 16. Only 22 cars turned out on the October date. This year the organizers returned the show back to July 4th which was a good decision. The show registered 114 vehicles on Monday. There was lots of parking available in the shade. Five food trucks provided a variety of food and refreshments.

The show awarded plaques to the "Top 24" cars and trucks along with a Best of Show.

The Best of Show award went to Bob and Chris Johnson with a 1965 Ford AC Shelby Cobra.

My only minor nitpicks with the show is it didn't include the name of the car owner on the window placard. Hopefully, it will be included next year.

If you'd like to see more from the Union County Fairgrounds 4th of July show, CLICK HERE.

Champaign Cruisers 24th Annual Firecracker Car, Truck & Bike Show:

As always, the big event of the July 4th weekend is the Champaign Cruisers Firecracker Car, Truck, and Bike Show at the Skelley Lumber Company in Urbana, Ohio.

The event attracts cars from central and western Ohio and eastern Indiana.

Attendance on Monday reached 687 cars. Our good friend, Jeff Shankle, posted six sets of photos from the show on Facebook!

Here's a sampling of some of the photos Jeff posted.

Other Shows:

  • 1st Annual Stockhands Horses for Healling Car Show in Delaware, Ohio registered 60 cars on Saturday.
  • The Heart of Ohio Antique Center in Springfield, Ohio had about 70 cars in attendance for its monthly Cruise-In.

Special thanks to Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, Mike Hermann, and Dave Bratton for their contributions. Between myself and the four of them, we covered car shows in nine different cities this week. Not bad.

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This week's list combines the events that occur on the first of every month plus the events scheduled for the 4th of July weekend. There is a lot there to choose from in Central Ohio.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

In town for the annual London Cobra Show, sixty Cobras attended the Thursday evening cruise-in at the restaurant in Plain City, Ohio.

The total number of vehicles in attendance reached 400 for the evening and even included a couple of Ford GTs.

To see more Cobras and cars from Thursday's cruise-in, CLICK HERE.

Marysville Muscle/Honda Marysville Motorsports Meet-Up/Bike Night:

Between 40 and 50 cars and bikes turned out for the end-of-the-month meet-up and bike night combination at Honda Marysville Motorsports on Friday evening. Geezer's BBQ was on sight providing food and refreshments. The 50/50 raffle raised money for Impact 60.

Prairie Township Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Cruise-In:

The big event on Friday evening was the Prairie Township Fire Department's annual Fish Fry and Cruise-In. This year's event registered 129 cars. Fifty awards were presented. The Fire Chief's Choice (aka Best of Show) went to Henry Brown and his 1950 Ford convertible.

If you look behind Kevin Martin's pickup, you can see part of Henry's red Ford convertible.

To see more from the PTFD Fish Fry and Cruise-In, CLICK HERE.

London Strawberry Festival's Car and Motorcycle Show:

The London, Ohio Strawberry Festival's downtown Car and Motorcycle Show took place on Friday evening. The show registered 49 cars and 10 motorcycles.

Tim Hooten and his 1973 Chevy Nova Custom received the Best of Show award.

Columbus Cars and Coffee Arena District Meet:

One of my favorite events in the area is the Columbus Cars and Coffee meet in the Arena District. By my estimate, there were more than 300 vehicles in attendance on Saturday. It's one of those rare events where you can see a "classic" Rolls Royce, a late model Rolls Royce, a $3.4 million Lykan Hypersport, and a Formula 1 race car all in one location.

I'll warn you now, I got carried away taking photos. If you're interested in seeing a bunch more cool cars from the Arena District Meet, CLICK HERE.

Mount Victory All Mopar Show:

I have to apologize for completely missing this one. I never saw any flyers on social media or other car show-related sites for this show. Big thanks to Frank Sanborn for sending some photos.

Frank said there were about 25 cars in attendance on Saturday at the Mini Plaza in Mount Victory, Ohio. No awards but everyone that participated got a free lunch. There was a 50/50 raffle and some nice door prizes.