As I indicated in last week's Upcoming Events, I was out-of-town this past weekend attending a family reunion. Special thanks to Jeff and Pam Shankle who graciously jumped in for me and sent reports from the three events they attended over the weekend.
After being literally washed out the previous week, the Der Dutchman Restaurant cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio was back in business on Thursday. While no new attendance record was set, the cruise-in continued strong participation with 141 cars.
Here are some cars I don't remember seeing at prior cruise-ins.
Hilltop Bean Dinner Cars in the Park:
On Saturday, the Shankle's trekked over to Westgate Park to participate in the Hilltop Bean Dinner Cars in the Park show.
This year the show attracted 198 vehicles despite the "steamy" temperatures.
This motorcycle received the Best Bike award.Best of Show went to J. Nutter and his 1962 Chevy Bel Air with LSA engine.
For those of you unfamiliar with the LSA engine, it was the factory powertrain for the 2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V and the 2012-2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The engine came supercharged from the factory and was rated at 550 HP in the Cadillac and 580 HP in the Camaro. I think It's always cool to see a classic car powered by a modern-day engine.
Other cars participating in the Bean Dinner included Ron Rush and his 1967 GTO. The Batmobile replica belonging to Chris Herboltzheimer. Our good friend, Dan Varner, and his other Pontiac GTO "Survivor". Wes Coup and his 1959 Chevy Bel Air. One of my all time favorite cars. The Zombie Disposal Unit was also there in full force to provide protection.Here are a few other cars from the show that I don't know the names of the owners but cars still caught my attention none the less.
Buffalo Wings & Rings:
Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers hosted their monthly show at the Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurant on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday.
This month the show registered 57 cars.
Mike Gibson and his 1947 Buick Super Convertible received Best of Show.
Despite some "stiff" competition from this truck, Jeff Shankle and his 1951 Ford F1 Pickup took the Best Truck award. The weekend ended with a bunch of happy car owners.