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102 Turn Out for the Jim Young Memorial Car Show

The Giant Eagle store at Grandview Yard was the site of the third annual Jim Young Memorial Car Show benefiting the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

Attendance for the show has steadily increased each year from a first year total of 35 cars to this year's record attendance of 102 vehicles.

Donations were accepted in place of a set registration fee.  The show also included a bounce house, kid games, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing, and baked goods. You could even paint a Volkswagen Beetle.

Live entertainment was provided by the Revelators.  This band only plays for charity events.  I've got to say it was refreshing to hear something other than 50's and 60's music for five hours.

The event was well-organized.  Volunteers helped park cars as the parking spaces started to fill up.  There was plenty of food and drink options available at the Giant Eagle.  Which, by the way, is one of the largest grocery stores I've had the pleasure to shop in.






Motorkars, which specializes in service and restoration of Volkswagen, Audi and select Porsche vehicles, is a major sponsor of the show.  As you might imagine, the show attracted a good number of Volkswagens and Porsches.  

There were few other unique cars you don't see at many shows.

And of course, no car show would be complete without a collection of good old American classics.


Only five awards and one "Honorable mention" were given out at the end of the show.

With attendance increasing every year, the organizers understand the need to "pony up" for a few more awards .

Here are the award categories and winners:

"For its Story" 

1963 Rambler Classic 550 (100% stock) - Owner: Sam Randazzo

Domestic Pick

1969 Chevy Chevelle SS - Graig Strauss

Custom Pick

1937 Ford Convertible - Owner: Dave Bratton

European Pick

1965 356C Porsche Cabriolet - Owner: Ricky Mershad

Truck Pick

1941 Chevy Pickup - Owner: Ron Gabriel

Honorable Mention

2015 Supercharged Corvette Stingray Z51 (700 HP) - Owner: Matt Herman

At the end of the day, the big winner was the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.  Both Giant Eagle and Motorkar donated $1000 each to go along with the rest of the donations collected from the show.



As I mentioned in the Upcoming Events post for this week, the largest event of the Memorial Day weekend was going to be the Springfield Swap Meet and Car Show.

Here are some of the winners from Sunday's car show:

Bloom Township Fire Fighters (Lithopolis):

The heat kept attendance down some from last year's record-breaking 172 cars.  This year the show registered a heathy 117 vehicles.

Mayor's Choice went to a 1948 Buick Roadmaster convertible owned by Scott Trogolo

Larry Conkel and his 1939 Ford Standard received the Firemen's Choice award.


Turned out to be a pretty good weekend for car shows in Central Ohio.  Temperatures could have been a little cooler and less humid but at least the rain stayed away for the most part.

I'll finish this week's report with some sights and sounds from the Jim Young Memorial Car Show featuring music by the Revelators.  Enjoy!

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