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2013 Maserati GranCabrio - Owner: Eric Sideri

The big event this week will be the Performance Charity Car Show in downtown Delaware, Ohio. The long-range forecast calls for below-normal temperatures on Saturday. If you plan to attend, dress warmly.

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Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

The final cruise-in of the season at the Plain City, Ohio restaurant saw 368 cars in attendance. It was a tad chilly Thursday evening.

Wayne announced he would give out a prize to the person that brought the most cars to the final cruise-in. Two families brought five cars each. Both received a gift card from the restaurant.

The vehicle that garnered the most attention on Thursday was a Porsche that replaced the original motor with an LS engine. I'm sure it was quite the feat of engineering to get it to fit.

Marysville Muscle/Honda Marysville Motorsports Monthly Meetup

Marysville Muscle and Honda Marysville Motorsports held their final meetup of the season on Friday evening. Between 25 and 30 cars showed up during the two-hour meetup. The Forte Grill had its food truck on site. The ham and swiss sandwich I purchased from the truck wasn't bad. The Canine Collective was this month's charity.

Tolles Car and Craft Show

The Tolles Career and Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio hosted its fifth annual car and craft show on Saturday.

The craft show had a good selection of vendors and steady traffic all show long. The car show registered 81 vehicles. There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Anyone hungry and thirsty could purchase a Hot dog, hamburger, brat, bag of chips, and a soda from the center. Everyone I talked to thought the hamburgers were pretty good.

Trophies were awarded to the judge's top pick in each of 18 categories along with a Best in Show. There were no "Favorite" awards.

The Best of Show award went to Don Benedick and his 1932 Ford Coupe.

CLICK HERE to see the rest of the cars from the show.

Sean Sabulsky Car Show

The Madison Country Fairgrounds in London, Ohio was the site of the Sean Sabulsky Car Show on Sunday. The show was hosted by the Lynchburg Mafia Car Club. All proceeds went to help Sean Sabulsky, a 15-year-old battling cancer, and his family. Along with registration, there was a silent auction and 50/50 raffle to help raise money.

The show registered 84 cars. Awards were presented to the Top 30, Best Chevrolet, Best Mopar, Best Ford, Best Rat Rod, Best Import, Best Motorcycle, Best Jeep, Club Participation, Best of Show, and Sean's Choice.

In addition to the car show, there was super midget racing for 6 - 13-year-olds going on at the same time. It was interesting to see the effort that went into prepping the super midgets for racing.

Getting back to the car show, The Best of Show award went to Gary Allwine with a 1963 Studabaker Hawk GT.

Sean's Choice was Frank Deering's 2000 Chevy Corvette.

To see some of the other award winners and cars from the show, CLICK HERE.

Columbus Cars and Coffee at Starbucks:

As reported previously, Columbus Cars and Coffee at the City has moved its weekly meet-up to Starbucks in Westerville, Ohio when there is an OSU home football game.

Mark Farmer was kind enough to send some photos from this Sunday's meet-up. There were between 40-50 cars in attendance. Mark commented that Starbucks is a busy place and not the most ideal location for cars and coffee.

In case you're wondering, the Ferrari in the photos is probably valued between 500K and a million dollars. I'll take two...

Other Area Shows:

  • The New Beginnings Church BGMC Car Show on Saturday had 40 plus cars in attendance. Kevin Foust and his 1941 Dodge WC 40 truck took the Best of Show honors.

Our good friend, Dale Pearce, received the Church's Choice award.

  • Speaking of Dale, he also received the Truck Cruiser of the Year Award at the final Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride event of the season at the Moose Lodge in Westerville, Ohio.

The Moose Lodge show registered 52 cars on Sunday. The Best of Show Award went to Jill McQuaide with a 1967 Ford GTA Fastback

  • Congratulations to Brian Thompson who received the Cruiser of the Year Award from Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers at the All About the Trophy Car Show on Sunday.
  • And Finally, a number of our friends attended the Pumpkin Run Nationals at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville, Ohio this weekend. The four-day event had 2411 cars in attendance. Our good friend, Pam Shankle, picked up at Top 20 award in the Mopar corral with her 1967 Dodge Coronet convertible.

Jeff Shankle came close to owning this pink Cadillac which would have made Bruce Springsteen very proud!


Special thanks to Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, Mark Farmer, and Shaun Sanders for their help preparing this week's report.

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1952 Ford F Series 1 Pickup - Owners: Big Dawg & Mary

This weekend will start the last full month of the season. Wow! Has this season flown by?

A number of monthly events will hold the last show of the year this weekend. Get ready for a bunch of Trunk or Treat shows.

There is no First Friday Delaware cruise-in for October. The theme for this month is fire safety so fire trucks will be on the street. The cruise-in will return in April or May of next year.

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Der Dutchman Tuesday and Thursday Cruise-Ins

I have two Der Dutchman cruise-ins to report on this week. For the past several years a friend and I have been trying to make it to one of the monthly cruise-ins at the Bellville Der Dutchman. Every time we planned to go it either rained or was windy and cold. This past Tuesday the weather finally cooperated and we made the drive up to Bellville.

The cruise-in had a little over 40 cars in attendance. Every car that participated in the cruise-in received a 10% off coupon towards a restaurant or bakery purchase along with a raffle ticket for door prizes. There was a DJ spinning the tunes and making announcements about upcoming car shows in the area.

The restaurant blocked off the north parking lot which provides the cruise-in with ample parking. There was also a nice pavilion with tables and chairs to sit down and eat your food or get out of the sun on those hot summer days. There was no food served outside. You either ordered carryout or ate in the restaurant. Overall I'd say it was worth the 48 min drive to Bellville. My friend and I are talking about making another road trip to the Bellville Der Dutchman next year.

Thanks to the Delaware County Fair and cold and windy weather, attendance was down a bit this week at the Der Dutchman cruise-in at the Plain City restaurant. The Thursday evening cruise-in still had 272 cars in attendance.

This Thursday (September 30) will be the LAST cruise-in for the year. The banquet will be the following Thursday (October 6) and then that's it until next spring.

Napa Friday Night Cruise-In

I stopped by the Friday night Cruise-In at the Napa parking lot in Hilliard, Ohio. There were about 20 cars in attendance. There was lots of discussion about cars and car shows during the hour or so I was there.

Hidden Lakes Winery Sizzlin Summer Season Series

Crossroads Events and the Hidden Lakes Winery in Canal Winchester, Ohio hosted their fourth show of the season at the winery on Friday evening.

The event registered 47 cars. Thirty-six awards were presented at the end of the evening. The Best of Show went to Mike Simonski and his 1953 Chevy Tin Woody Wagon.

Still Electric Mods, Rods, & Classic Car Show

Still Electric with the help of Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers hosted its first-ever car show at the Alum Creek Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday.

The registration fee was $15 and included a ticket for a hot dog and soft drink from the food truck. There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

The show registered 114 cars. A team of three judges evaluated all the vehicles. Custom trophies ranging in size from six feet (Best of Show), four feet (category awards), and two feet (top 30) were presented at the end of the show.

Mark Valentine was presented with the "Biggest Car Show Enthusiast" award.

The Old Goats Car Club just missed receiving the Club Participation award but the members still took home lots of hardware.

Bob Krist and his 1946 Ford Coupe received the Best of Show honors. This year Bob added a big blower to the engine.

To see the other Category winners and there rest of the cars from the Still Electric Show, CLICK HERE.

Shamrock Club Classic Car Show and Cruise-In

The Shamrock Club of Columbus, Ohio hosted its 6th Annual Classic Car Show and Cruise-in on Sunday.

Early morning rain got things off to a slow start but by early afternoon 55 cars had registered for the show. There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Hot dogs and brats could be purchased at the club's outside pavilion. Adult beverages were available in the basement of the club.

At the end of the show, trophies were awarded to the Top 20, Best Bike, Best Mopar, Best GM, Best Ford, Best Truck, Best Import, People's Choice, Board's Choice, and Best of Show.

The Best of Show award went to Don Benedik with a 1932 Ford Coupe.

CLICK HERE for the category winners and rest of the cars from Shamrock Club show.

Farrow's Hot Rods & Handlebars

I received some photos from Farrow's Hot Rods & Handlebars show in Sunbury, Ohio on Saturday evening. Looks like another packed house for this event. The silver bike in the photo belongs to our friend Larry Walters.

James Dean Rebel Run and Ducktail Run

Although these are not Central Ohio Car events, I think they're worth mentioning just for their shear size.

Our very good friends, Jeff and Pam Shankle, along with some other Marysville, Ohio folks made their annual trek to the James Dean and Ducktail Run events in Gas City and Fairmont, Indiana this weekend.

Over the four day period, the Ducktail run registered 2838 cars and the James Dean Rebel Run registered over 2400 cars. Jeff took more than 1800 photos! If you're friends with Jeff on Facebook, you can scan all the photos he took. Let me just say, there were a lot of really nice cars.


I received this request through Facebook:

Melissa D'Costa and her family are Looking for someone with a cool old classic car to provide one last joy ride for the cremains of her father who was a huge car guy. The funeral is Friday, September 30th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Grove City, Ohio. Arrive at the church at 11:30-11:40am, funeral ends around 11:50. Will transport cremains in a small sealed box, along with a guitar, from the church to St. Joseph’s Cemetery off 23 in Lockbourne, Ohio. About a 10 mile drive. The car will follow the funeral director in an escorted assembly with the rest of the family and friends following. The drive should be complete by 12:30 and then the driver is free to go. The funeral director did warn that the car will have to have a beacon and funeral flag attached to the hood of the car magnetically. They can put a paper plate under them to protect the car, but we wanted to be sure the driver knows that. We will pay for gas and time if someone is interested in helping out the family call (614) 202-2952 or email fun2bapt@hotmail.com.


I have a lot of people to thank for this week's report. A big shout out goes to Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, Frank Russell, Larry Walters, and Adam Lester.

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2014 Chevy Impala LTZ Custom - Owner: Donald Crissinger

The last weekend of September has the dubious distinction of having an equal number of car events scheduled on Saturday and on Sunday.

UPDATE: Several events were announced mid-week so Saturday now has more events listed than Sunday. Things are back to normal...

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NEWS AND NOTES

Finally got a dry weekend in Central Ohio. And because of the dry weekend, I'm posting lots of photos. If you attended a show or cruise-in this weekend, there's a good chance your car may be in one of those photos.

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

The weekly Thursday evening cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio continues to inch closer to the 400 mark. This week 355 vehicles attended the cruise-in. Only two more cruise-in left for this season.

On Saturday the restaurant held its second Coffee and Donut cruise-in of the season. The first one was back in July and was dampened by rain. One couldn't have asked for better weather this Saturday morning. More than 100 cars stopped by to partake in a donut and favorite morning beverage for a buck each.

Cruisin' with the King in 2022

The Mid Ohio Cruisers Car Club registered 40 cars at the Burger King off St. Rt. 31 in Marysville, Ohio on Saturday evening. The monthly show features free registration, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle. The club presents awards to its 15 "Favorites" at each show.

To see this month's "Favorites" and the rest of the cars from the show, CLICK HERE.

The Mid Ohio Cruisers will host its last show of the season at Burger King on October 15. As you can guess, Halloween costumes, decorations, and candy are encouraged

Benny's Pizza Car, Truck, and Bike Show

Marysville, Ohio was a busy place on Saturday. With the help of Big "Dawg" and the C-Town Cruisers, a car show made its return to Benny's Pizza on Columbus Avenue.

The show registered more than 120 cars. Best of Show honors went to Carol Atwell with a 1928 Ford Model A 2 Door Sedan.

Motts Military Driving for Daisy Car Show

The Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride crew made its annual stop at the Motts Military Museum in Groveport, Ohio on Saturday.

The show had 84 cars in attendance. Boot's Pick went to our good friend, Dale Pearce, and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup.

Another good friend, Craig Grunkemeyer, took home the Best of Show award with his 1967 Corvette convertible.

First Church of God Fish Fry and Car Show

Saturday turned out to be "Good Friends Award Day". Our good friend, Dave Bratton, drove to Circleville, Ohio on Saturday to participate in the First Church of God Fish Fry and Car Show. The lovely country setting ended up with 68 cars participating in the show.

Not only did Dave rave about the fish and pecan pie, but His 1937 Ford convertible took home the Best of Show trophy.

CLICK HERE, for more photos from the First Church of God Fish Fry and Car Show.

Dub Pub 1st Annual Car Show

After canceling twice because of rain, the 1st Annual Dub Pub Car Show in Dublin, Ohio finally landed on a dry Sunday.

Mike Mitchell who organized the On the Rocks car shows for many years was the primary organizer for this show.

The show registered 78 vehicles. Proceeds from the Door prizes and a 50/50 raffle went to support Back the Blue K9 Units. Thanks to the generous folks at the show the total amount in the 50/50 raffle reached $600. One lucky person went home $300 richer.

Trophies were awarded to the Top 30 cars and trucks. There were also awards for the Best GM, Ford Mopar, Corvette, and import. The top awards were Runner Up Best of Show and Best of Show.

Here are the top award winners from the show:

Runner Up Best of Show - 1968 Chevy Camaro - Owner: Tim Inscho
Best of Show - 1932 Ford Coupe - Owner: Don Benedick

For more from the 1st Annual Dub Pub Car Show, CLICK HERE.

Speak! For the Unspoken Fall Car Show

The Mustang Club of Ohio co-hosted the Speak! For the Unspoken Fall Car Show on Sunday in Hilliard, Ohio. Proceeds from the show went to Speak! for the Unspoken organization which focuses on the rescue of special needs dogs and cats.

The show had just under 200 cars in attendance. The Best of Show award went to Ansel Fox with a 1969 Chevy Camaro.

You can see some of the cars that attended the show by clicking on this LINK.

Other News

  • A couple of weeks ago I asked if anyone knew who took Best of Show at the Mechanicsburg First Responders Car Show over Labor Day weekend. Well Terri Miller, wife of Mike Miller, sent me a photo of Mike and his 1970 Tor Red Road Runner convertible. The car is 1 of 179 produced that year.
  • Some very sad news. Patrick A. Petrime of Ashley, Ohio was killed Sunday evening when his 1975 Corvette Stingray crashed on Liberty Rd near Home Rd. He had just attended the Dub Pub show in Dublin, Ohio that afternoon. Some of you may recognize his car. My condolences go out to his family.

That's it for this week. A big thank you to Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, and Dale Pearce for their help in preparing this week's report.

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2002 Chevy Corvette - Owner: Mick Proxmire

Columbus Cars and Coffee at the City has announced that it has moved its weekly cruise-in on OSU Football home Saturdays to Sundays at the Starbucks in Westerville, Ohio.

More information on the location and dates can be found on the Columbus Cars and Coffee website.

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Wednesday Evening Cruise at Grace Chapel

Jeff and Pam Shankle and Dan "Boots" Longenette from Auto Smarts Radio stopped by the Grace Chapel Church in Westerville, Ohio on Wednesday evening for its weekly cruise-in. About 50 cars were in attendance this week. Boots drove his award-winning "burn out" machine.

The Pastor announced that the church will continue to host the Wednesday cruise-in until the end of October. A food truck is on-site most Wednesdays for anyone wanting food and refreshment. Times for the cruise-in are typically 6 - 9 PM.

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

Attendance is creeping up at the Thursday evening cruise-in at Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Two weeks ago attendance was 302 cars. Last week it was 309 and this week it was 340. With any luck, the 400 mark will be broken before the cruise-in ends in three weeks.

This week's "Unique Vehicle" award goes to Jim R. and his Ultima RS. The car's power plant is GM's LT5 engine which was only available in the 2019 Corvette ZR1. Jim's car is making close to 800 HP to the rear wheels!

Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show

The September Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show in Marysville, Ohio on Friday evening featured 32 cars.

The event was the first car show for Carol and Steve Atwell's 1928 Ford Model A 2 Dr Sedan.

The show raised $210 for the Marysville and Milford Center food banks.

This month's picks were:

1969 Chevy Chevelle - Owner: Cliff Small
1928 Ford Model A 2 Dr Sedan - Owners: Carol & Steve Atwell
1957 Ford Thunderbird - Owner: Jimmy Carmean

Columbus Cars and Coffee Meet at Esoteric

Per usual, the Columbus Cars and Coffee meet at Esoteric Fine Auto Finishing in New Albany, Ohio had another great turnout of cars and spectators Saturday morning.

The meet had a nice mix of classic, muscle, and exotic cars. Just like the Toy Barn show two weeks ago, the arrival of the Lamborghinis attracted a crowd.

To see more from Saturday's Columbus Cars and Coffee meet, CLICK HERE.

Delaware Christian Church Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show

The Delaware Christian Church in Delaware, Ohio hosted its second annual Car Show on Saturday. Last year the church registered a little over 50 cars. This year the number of registered cars reach 71 with another half-dozen or so attending but not registering. The registration fee was whatever you wanted to donate.

There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Awards were presented to the Top 25 along with three special awards. The special awards were Pastor's Choice, Best of Show motorcycle, and Best of Show car/truck.

The Special Award winners included:

Pastor's Choice Award - 2021 Ford F150 - Owner: Joe Lyons
Best of Show Motorcycle - 2009 Harley Davidson - Owner: Tony Ford
Best of Show Car/Truck - 1964 Chevy Nova II SS - Owner: Diana Chalfant

CLICK HERE to see the rest of the automobiles from the Delaware Christian Church show.

Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride At Columbus Auto Resale

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride crew were at Columbus Auto Resale on Saturday. The show registered 38 cars.

Our good friend Jeff Shankle took Best Interior with his 1950 Ford F1 pickup.

The Best of Show award went to the 1967 Chevy Chevelle of Craig Massie.

Heart of Grove City Patriots Day Car Show

Shaun "Big Dog" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers were hosts for the 2nd Annual Heart of Grove City, Ohio Patriots Day Car Show.

The show registered a little over 60 cars. The Best Truck award went to Loy Oberer with a 1955 Ford F-100 pickup.

The 1932 Ford five Window of Gus O'Day took home the Best of Show honors.

Lite the Nite Car Show

The big event on Saturday was the 37th Annual Light the Nite Car Show at the Courthouse Square in Newark, Ohio. This year the show registered more than 420 cars.

The event helps support the holiday lighting of the courthouse in Newark and other charities. This year the show also honored the late Jim Matheny who helped organize the Nite the Light show for many years.

The awards were four and six-foot trophies. Dale Pearce used every inch of the truck bed in his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup to bring home his six-foot award.

Wings and Rings Car, Truck, & Bike Show

My original plan was to attend the All Corvette Gathering in Lancaster, Ohio on Sunday. But rain between my house and Lancaster killed that plan. Luckily the showers mainly stayed south and east of my location.

Plan B was to find a dry car show relatively close to home. This turned out to be the Crossroads Events show at the Wings and Rings in Lewis Center, Ohio.

This was the second show at the restaurant this year. Both this show and the previous show have faced less-than-ideal weather. A final show of the season is scheduled for October 9th. Hopefully, "third times a charm" will kick in and give them a beautiful day of weather.

With 23 cars, trucks, and bikes in attendance, the Best of Show awards went to Steve Barry with a 1999 Harley Davidson Heritage Springer and "DW" Warren Dorilen with a 2014 Maserati Ghibili.

Riverside Dairy Car Show

The Riverside Dairy Car Show in Mount Vernon, Ohio was originally scheduled for August 21st but was postponed to Sunday because of the weather.

The show registered 45 cars. Awards were presented for 3rd place, 2nd place, and Best of Show for both cars and trucks. Not only was there a trophy for each award winner but also a cash prize. The Best of Show winners received $100. Second and third place winners received $75 and $50 respectively.

Best of Show Car went to Harry Squires with a 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS.

Steve Andrix's 1948 Chevy Pickup received the Best of Show Truck award.

Jeff Shankle's 1950 Ford F1 received the 2nd Place Truck award so drinks are on Jeff this week.

Other Area Shows:

  • The Empty Pockets Cruisers had over 120 cars in attendance for its Patriots Day Car Show in Hilliard, Ohio on Saturday
  • Despite the rain, 200 plus crazy Corvette owners turned out for the All Corvette Gathering in Lancaster, Ohio.
  • Our good friend Dale Pearce took home the Mayor's Choice and the Kid's Choice awards at the 17th Annual Gahanna Community Church Car Show

Whew! That's it for this week. A big thank you to Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, and Mark Mitchell for their help in preparing this week's report.

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Just when you thought the schedule couldn't have more car events, along comes Saturday and Sunday this week.

I received notice that the City Apartments have asked the organizers of Columbus Cars and Coffee at the City not to hold the weekly Saturday morning cruise-ins on OSU Football home games. Paid parking will be enforced on those days after 10 AM. The first five games are at home this season so as of now the cruise-in won't return until October 8. The organizers are working on an alternative location for football Saturdays. I will post that location as soon as it is announced.

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Once again a weather pattern of rain showers Saturday, Sunday, and Monday hampered the car events scheduled for the holiday weekend. I know of three shows (two of them on Labor Day) that were canceled and others that decide to take place rain or shine with lower-than-expected attendance.

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

Attendance at the Thursday evening cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio was slightly up this week from last week with 309 cars.

There were two unique vehicles in attendance. The first was a 1988 Crown Super Coach school bus its owner called the "Beast". The bus is 38 feet in length with a gross vehicle weight of 37,400 lbs and seating for 84 passengers.

The second vehicle is a sports car I'm sure most of you have never heard of called the Panoz Esperante. It was assembled in Hoschton, Georgia from 2001 to 2007. It was available in either a coupe or convertible. The power plant was engines from either Ford or GM. Everyone that helped build the car put their signature under the hood.

Zucchini Festival Car & Motorcycle Show

One of the scheduled events at The Zucchini Festival held at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio on Friday evening was the annual car and motorcycle show. This show is part of the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride series.

The show registered just under 170 cars with an estimated 25-30 more cars in attendance that didn't register.

There were a total of 53 awards presented at the end of the show. Some of those awards included the Top 25, Automotion Picks, Best Bike, Mayor's Choice, Council's Choice, and Best of Show.

Andrew VanErt and his 1968 Chevy Chevelle took home the Best of Show honors.

CLICK HERE to see more award winners and the rest of the cars in attendance at the Zucchinifest Show.

Richwood Bank Coffee & Cars Cruise-In

The Richwood Bank in Delaware, Ohio held its final cruise-in of the season on Saturday morning. Approximately 16 cars turned out for the event. As usual, complimentary caffeinated and decaffeinated beverages were available to anyone registering a vehicle from the coffee bar inside the bank.

This month's raffle prizes included a couple of duffle bags with pizza coupons inside and bucket caddy filled with car care products and a fifth of Coopers' Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. One lucky cruiser went home not only able to clean his car but have a good time in the process.

Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show

Showers on Sunday morning held attendance down at the 3rd Annual Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show in the historic downtown Dublin, Ohio business district. When I arrived around 11 o'clock, only 18 cars had registered for the show. After the rain took a break for a few hours and the roads started to dry, the final registration reached 51 cars.

The show presented "Top 30" picks and a Best of Show.

Our good friends, Jeff Shankle and Dave Bratton received special awards. Jeff's 1972 Buick station wagon received the Woodhouse Day Spa's pick and Dave's 1937 Ford convertible received the "Wild Ride" award.

The Best of Show award went to the 1961 Morgan 4/4 Series III belonging to Chuck Putsch.

To see more from the Dublin AM Rotary show, CLICK HERE.

Other Area Shows:

  • The Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride atTen Pin Ally Car Show in Hilliard, Ohio on Saturday registered just under 60 cars. The Best of Show award went to Dr. Ron Rogers and his 1969 Plymouth GTX
  • The Mechanicsburg First Responders Car Show on Saturday had 148 cars in attendance. If anyone knows who won Best of Show, please post it in the comments.
  • Eighty-seven cars attended the Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival Car/Truck/Bike Show on Sunday. Tom Stewart's "Orange Crush" 1982 Chevy C10 pickup received the Best Truck award. Blake Behrens' 1949 Chevy Business Coupe took home the Best of Show honors.

Members of the Rusty Lug Nuts took home some hardware from the show.

  • The Flywheels car show in Prospect, Ohio on Saturday had 216 cars in attendance.

That's it for this week. If you have info about other shows that took place this weekend, please feel free to post it in the comments section.

A big thank you to Jeff Shankle and Dale Pearce for their help preparing this week's report.

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This week's list includes the Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 5th.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

The Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio had another good evening of attendance this week with 302 cars.

September seems to be the best month for attendance. The weather starts to cool a bit and everyone suddenly realizes the cruise-in will be over in a few weeks. If the weather is nice, look for attendance to start pushing the 400 mark.

Marysville Muscle/Marysville Honda Motorsports Monthly Meet-Up

Thanks to an accident on Rt 33 and the traffic light at Rt 42 and Industrial Parkway, it took over an hour to get to Marysville, Ohio Friday evening for the Marysville muscle/Marysville Honda Motorsports monthly meet-up. I was counting on the food truck for my dinner but it was a no-show.

On the bright side, Jeff and Pam Shankle debuted their latest acquisition -- a 1967 Dodge Coronet Convertible.

A little more than 30 cars and bikes attended this month's meet-up. The final meet-up of the season will be September 30th.

Hidden Lakes Sizzlin Summer Season Series

Crossroads Events held its third show of the season at the Hidden lakes Winery in Canal Winchester, Ohio on Friday evening. The show registered about 50 cars.

Dan Fancelli's 1997 Chevy Camaro received its first-ever award. Congratulations Dan!

  • Best in Show Bike went to Mitch Salisbury with a 1996 Harley Davidson Heritage
  • Best in Show Truck was the 2008 Ford F450 4x4 8-door stretch of Andy & Kim Matyac. This is the same truck featured at Der Dutchman several weeks ago.
  • The Best in Show Car award went to Mark Lester's 1967 Chevy Camaro.

To see more photos from the Hidden Lakes show, CLICK HERE.

Whitehall American Legion 490 Car and Bike Show

Zenith Kustoms hosted a car and bike show at The American Legion Post 490 in Whitehall, Ohio on Saturday. The show registered 45 cars and 15 bikes. There were awards for the Top 20, Best Bike, Best Truck, Best Rod, and Best Muscle Car.

John Ressler's 1989 Chevy C1500 Pickup received the Best Truck award.

14th Annual Gospel Car & Motorcycle Show

Saturday afternoon more than 100 cars attended the 14th Annual Gospel & Motorcycle Show at the Columbus Christian Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The show saw Kenneth Kerr and William Hubbard return to the Central Ohio car show scene. Great to see those two back out.

Kevin Foust and his 1941 Dodge Wc40 captured Best of Show honors.

Members of the Rusty Lug Nuts Facebook group also captured some hardware at the show.

Dave Argyle Memorial Car Show

Dave Bratton attended the 17th Annual Dave Argyle Memorial Car Show at the Amvets Post 1985 in Lancaster, Ohio on Saturday.

The show registered 91 vehicles. From what I understand there was only one judge so it took longer than expected for the awards presentation. Some people left before the end of the show.

Dave was kind enough to send PHOTOS from the show.

Springdale Baptist Church Hot Rods & Hot Food

Every now and then you come across a little gem of a car show or cruise-in. That's how I would describe the Springdale Baptist Church Hot Rods & Hot Food Cruise-in Saturday evening. There were 21 cars in attendance. The Church served hot dogs, chips, and water for a donation. There was a raffle for a door prize basket. It turned out to be a nice relaxing few hours on a Saturday evening with friends and other car enthusiasts. Plus the drive to and from the church was pretty nice too.

Toy Barn Fall Car Show 2022

The Toy Barn Pre-Owned Dealership in Dublin, Ohio hosted its second car show of the season on Sunday morning. If the weather is nice, you can count on a lot of cars and a lot of spectators. I heard someone say the dealership pre-registered 300 cars.

The show typically attracts classic, muscle, and exotic cars. Sunday was no exception.

Per usual, the Lamborghinis made their grand entrance and attracted quite a crowd as they arrived.

DJM Dizzie provided the music. There were several food trucks providing breakfast and coffee.

To see a lot more cars from the Toy Barn Show, CLICK HERE.

Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride at Masseys Pizza

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride crew were at Masseys Pizza at the Indian Mound Mall in Heath, Ohio on Sunday. This show was originally scheduled for July 17 but was postponed because of the weather.

The show had a good turnout with 118 cars in attendance. Tammy Guyer and her 1962 Chevy Impala Wagon went home with the Best of Show Award.

Dale Pearce, Pam, and Jeff Shankle also headed home with several awards.

Rams & Rhinos Charity Car and Bike Show

Ramsey's Parkway Drive Thru, Pizza & Pub in Marysville, Ohio was the site of the first-ever Rams & Rhinos Charity Car and Bike Show Sunday afternoon.

For those curious about the Rhinos, it's a rugby team from Marysville.

Proceeds from the show go to Life Car Alliance and the Central Ohio Diabetes Association.

The event registered 56 cars, trucks, and bikes. There were a total of five awards. First, second, and third place for the cars, Crowd Favorite, and Best Motorcycle. There was also a 50/50 drawing and a raffle for two prize baskets. One basket was car care products and gift cards, the other basket contained some adult spirits.

Members of the Rhino Rugby team did the judging. I have to hand it to them they looked at every car and bike.

Here are the award winners chosen by the team:

CLICK HERE for more photos from the Rams & Rhinos show.


I have sad news to report that we lost two Central Ohio Cruisers these past weeks. Billy Dean Peterson passed away on August 19 and Jerry Davies on August 27. Both will be missed.

Because of the holiday on Monday, next week's list will be posted on Tuesday, September 6th.

A big thank you to Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, and Dale Pearce for sharing their photos from this past weekend.

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The month of August ends with what might just be the biggest week of the season for car events in Central Ohio. It's a doozie!

Monday (August 22):

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

The Thursday evening cruise-in at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio had another excellent turnout with 269 cars.

This week's cruise-in "Unique Vehicle Award" goes to the 2008 Ford F-450 4x4 8-door pickup of Andy and Kim Matyac. According to the owner, the truck's powerplant is a twin-turbo diesel making well over 700 horsepower.

39th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise-in:

The Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise-in took place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Metro Place in Dublin, Ohio. After Goodguys, the Arthritis Show is the second largest car event in Central Ohio. The unofficial attendance numbers I have for this year are approximately 350 cars registered for Friday's open cruise-in and just over 500 cars for the class judging on Saturday.

Dave Bratton's 1937 Ford Convertible was the featured car on this year's six-foot trophy presented to the Top 50 cars during Friday's open cruise-in. Dave and Lou Koester sponsored the trophies this year.

Here are a few of the local Top 50 winners:

  • William Brown - 1979 Ford Mustang Pace Car
  • Scott McPherson (aka Galaxy Mac/Cadillac Mac) - 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible
  • Mike Coughlin - 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500
  • Scott Mayo - 1968 Chevy Camaro
  • Dave Bratton - 1937 Ford Convertible
  • Mark Mitchell - 2004 Chevy SSR

One of the thrills for me was having the opportunity to see three 1963 split-window Corvette coupes all in the same weekend.

As luck would have it, a line of heavy thunderstorms roared through Central Ohio around 4 PM on Saturday. If anyone has information on the storms and the awards presentation on Saturday please post it in the comment section.

I did manage to take close to 170 photos from the show on Friday and Saturday before the rains hit. CLICK HERE if you want to see more cars and scenes from the 39th Annual Arthritis Classic Car Show and Cruise-In.


Speaking of thunderstorms, they impacted most if not all the Saturday evening shows and some of the Sunday ones as well. The show at the Dub Pub was postponed for the second week in a row and is now rescheduled for September 18. The Riverside Dairy Car Show was also postponed and will be rescheduled for another date.

Woodward Dream Cruise:

I know Michigan isn't anywhere close to Central Ohio. And for a lot of folks in Ohio, the sheer mention of the state causes a burst of expletives spewing forth from their mouths. But Dan "Boots" Longenette from Auto Smarts Radio and our good friend, Jeff Shankle, made the trip to that state up north this weekend for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

Jeff, bless his heart, "tagged" me on the 456 photos he took from the cruise and posted to Facebook. I went through all 456 and picked my favorites to share with everyone. Hope you enjoy them.


That's it for this week. Hopefully, we can get out of this pattern of rain on the weekends.

A big thank you to Jeff Shankle and Dale Pearce for sharing their photos from this past weekend.

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The car and bike events for August keep on coming. The 39th Annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In highlight this week's list of events.

Monday (August 15):

Tuesday (August 16):

Wednesday (August 17):

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

Attendance at the Thursday evening cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio was back up by over 200 this week (229 to be exact).

Of note during the evening was the air-brushed pickup truck honoring our military and police, and the Columbus Soap Box Derby Association with World Champion Eleni Fischer.

The Columbus Soap Derby Association will be hosting a Free test drive on September 10, 2022. You can learn more about the test drive and other races at https://youtu.be/QYbYqepTxtg.

Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show

With near perfect weather Friday evening, the Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts store in Marysville, Ohio had 39 cars in attendance for its monthly car show.

The show raised more than $200 for the Marysville and Milford Center Food Pantries.

Here are the award picks for this month:

Charity Car Show

Saturday I drove to Circleville, Ohio for the Charity Car Show. The show took place in the parking lot behind the Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home on Main Street.

Chazziz DJ Service provided the music and Box 65 provided hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks at a reasonable cost. Registration was free with a donation of school supplies.

The show only registered 25 cars. Judging was done by points with three judges doing the scoring. Awards included Top Five, People's Choice, Director's Choice, and Best of Show.

These were the People's Choice and Director's Choice winners.

Best of Show went to Jim and Vivian Stevens with a 1973 Mercury Comet GT.

To see more cars from the Charity Car Show in Circleville, CLICK HERE.

Blendon Senior Center Car Show

The Blendon Senior Center in Westerville, Ohio held its 18th annual car show on Saturday.

The show registered 61 cars. Best of Show honors went to Ben McGill with a 1966 Corvette restomod.