The Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio held their first cruise-in of the season on Thursday evening.
The cruise-in registered 104 vehicles, 14 of which were first time participants.
Prior to raffling off the deserts and gift card, Wayne Nisly led a memorial for longtime cruise-in regular Carey Davis who passed away in February.
Cary's beloved Chevy El Camino was parked in front of the foodshed. A tree has been planted in his honor next to the shed. The restaurant also passed out two dash plaques. One to remember Cary and the other a "Thank You" for making 2018 a record-breaking year.
At the end of the memorial, everybody got in their vehicles and on cue started their engines. The entire cruise-in gave a few engine revs and horn honks in unison for Carey.
As always, a lot of great looking automobiles turned out for the cruise-in. Here are a few examples:
When it came time to raffle off the prizes, two "cruisers", Doug Leppel and Tim Foreman, volunteered to run (or should I say walk) the prizes to the winners. Fortunately for them, everyone that won wasn't too far from the shed so the two didn't have to walk very far.
The big news for this year is the value of the gift card has gone from $30 to $40!
Another year, another strong start for the best cruise-in in Central Ohio. I'm looking forward to spending every Thursday evening this summer cruising at Der Dutchman.