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Good list of events on the schedule for this week.  

The rain date for Jack Maxton's last show of the season is this Friday (9/28).

The James Dean Festival and Ducktail run in Fairmount and Gas City, Indiana is this weekend. I know several folks taking their cars over there. I hope to have some photos to share next week.

Thursday:

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

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Thunderstorm
Tuesday 09/25 90%
High 76° / Low 69°
Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 09/26 100%
High 72° / Low 48°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Overcast
Thursday 09/27 10%
High 68° / Low 51°
Overcast
Clear
Friday 09/28 10%
High 73° / Low 52°
Clear
Clear
Saturday 09/29 10%
High 67° / Low 48°
Clear

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.

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Der Dutchman not only reached it's goal of 200 vehicles Thursday evening, it smashed that goal by a wide margin.

The weekly cruise-in at the Plain City, Ohio restaurant registered 241 cars! Fifty-two were first time participants.

Cars began showing up  at 1:30 PM that afternoon.  By 5 PM there were more than 100 cars registered.

It turned out to be quite an evening.  Wayne, Victor and the management of Der Dutchman should be commended for putting on the largest cruise-in in Central Ohio.

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This week has a couple of shows that were originally scheduled for earlier in the month but were rescheduled to this weekend because of the weather.

This week will mark the final Jack Maxton cruise-in of the season. [UPDATE: MAXTON'S HAS BEEN RESCHEDULE TO 9/28 DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST]

Der Dutchman is looking to set a record of 200 cars on Thursday evening. Everyone will receive a free cup of ice cream if the goal is reached, so come on out to Plain City.

Thursday:

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

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Thunderstorm
Tuesday 09/25 90%
High 76° / Low 69°
Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 09/26 100%
High 72° / Low 48°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Overcast
Thursday 09/27 10%
High 68° / Low 51°
Overcast
Clear
Friday 09/28 10%
High 73° / Low 52°
Clear
Clear
Saturday 09/29 10%
High 67° / Low 48°
Clear

The weather made a 360 degree turn around this past week. Going from monsoon-like rains of the previous week back to summer's normal hot, dry, and humid conditions. 

I managed to get four events in this week thanks to the weather and Ohio State having a late game on Saturday evening.

Der Dutchman

I once again started the week at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. The weekly cruise-in had another strong week of attendance with 139 registered vehicles.  Twenty-five of the 139 were first time participants.

One of those first-timers was Kevin Kelly and his 1932 Ford hot rod. For those who may not know Kevin, he ran the weekly cruise-in at Wholly Joe's restaurant in Lewis Center.  With the restaurant closing its doors, Kevin's Thursday evenings are now free so I'm guessing we'll see him a little more at Der Dutchman.

The cruise-in has set a goal to reach 200 cars this coming Thursday (9/20).  If the goal is reached, everyone will receive a free cup of ice cream!  The weather forecast is calling for sunshine and warm temperatures.  If you're free Thursday evening, come on out to Der Dutchman and help set a record.  

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With Ohio State on the road this Saturday, there's a full-slate of events this week.  Let's hope the weather cooperates...

Tuesday:

Thursday:

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

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Thunderstorm
Tuesday 09/25 90%
High 76° / Low 69°
Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 09/26 100%
High 72° / Low 48°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Overcast
Thursday 09/27 10%
High 68° / Low 51°
Overcast
Clear
Friday 09/28 10%
High 73° / Low 52°
Clear
Clear
Saturday 09/29 10%
High 67° / Low 48°
Clear

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I can't remember the last time the weather washed out an entire weekend of car shows.

I received information that no less than six events were either rescheduled or cancelled altogether because of the heavy rains left over from tropical storm Gordon.

Even the organizers of the Ohio Corvette Alliance All Corvette Show finally succumbed to the weatherman and cancelled their show around 6AM on Sunday.

The only event I managed to attend over the weekend was the Der Dutchman Cruise-in on Thursday evening.  Only 30 cars braved the threat of rain and turned out this week.

One of those cars was this 2005 Ferrari Scaglietti belonging to Tim Smith.  

The drawing for desserts and gift card was held about 45 minutes early so everyone could head home before the rains started falling again.

At the moment, the weather forecast looks dry for this coming week.  Hurricane Florence, however, is on a course to hit the east coast later in the week.  Let's hope it has little impact on Central Ohio's weather.  I don't know if I can take another "washed out" weekend.

PLEASE NOTE:  Events are being cancelled or postponed due the weather forecast.  I'm updating this week's upcoming events as I get information on the event's status.  Still a good idea to call the event contact before heading out to any show this weekend.

Tuesday:

Thursday:

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

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Thunderstorm
Tuesday 09/25 90%
High 76° / Low 69°
Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 09/26 100%
High 72° / Low 48°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Overcast
Thursday 09/27 10%
High 68° / Low 51°
Overcast
Clear
Friday 09/28 10%
High 73° / Low 52°
Clear
Clear
Saturday 09/29 10%
High 67° / Low 48°
Clear

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On The Rocks Bar and Grill in Dublin, Ohio held their annual fall car show on Sunday.

In past years, the fall show has been held on the second Sunday in September.  However, this year the date was changed to the first Sunday of the month.

I found out about the date change through a regular visitor to this website who sent me message on Wednesday that the show was scheduled for Labor Day weekend.  I couldn't find any announcement on oldride.com, the bar's website or it's Facebook page.  Matt Herman was kind enough to send me a link to the show's flyer.  I'm still waiting to hear where Matt found it.

Unfortunately, the combination of date change and lack of promotion lead to less than 80 registered vehicles.  Normally the spring and fall shows attract well over 100 vehicles.

There were still some very nice vehicles on display despite the lower than usual turn out.  And as always, the money raised from the show goes to support the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

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Participating in four events this past weekend put me a day behind posting this week's Upcoming Events.

Here's what I was able to find for the Labor Day weekend. 

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Holiday.

Thursday:

Friday

Saturday:

Sunday:

Monday (Labor Day)

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Thunderstorm
Tuesday 09/25 90%
High 76° / Low 69°
Thunderstorm
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 09/26 100%
High 72° / Low 48°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Overcast
Thursday 09/27 10%
High 68° / Low 51°
Overcast
Clear
Friday 09/28 10%
High 73° / Low 52°
Clear
Clear
Saturday 09/29 10%
High 67° / Low 48°
Clear