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Here's the list of Central Ohio events for the last weekend in June. Can't believe this month is almost over.

It's been a rough month. My wife and I caught Covid on the way back from Utah. She spent six days in the hospital, I spent that time coughing up a lung. Counting the week in Utah, it's been four weeks since I've been to a car show. I hope to get back out this week.

Monday (June 20):

Tuesday (June 21):

Wednesday (June 22):

  • Wednesday Evening Cruise-In at Grace Chapel - Westerville

Thursday (June 23):

Friday (June 24):

Saturday (June 25):

Sunday - (June 26):

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NEWS AND NOTES

The dangerously hot temperatures keep a lot of cruisers home during this past week. Der Dutchman only had 66 cars in attendance at its cruise-in on Thursday when the daytime high was in the mid 90s.

Dad's Day Car Show:

The weather finally began to cool down just in time for the Dad's Day Car Show in Russells Point, Ohio on Friday Evening. The show had more than 150 vehicles in attendance.

Empty Pockets Bryan Lewis Memorial Car Show:

The Empty Pockets Cruisers Car Club hosted the Bryan Lewis Memorial Car Show on Saturday at the CPT Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post 4931 in Columbus. The show was in honor of Bryan Lewis, a long time club member, who passed away in December 2021.

With temperatures in the low 70's and lots of sunshine, the show registered 166 cars.

For the fourth weekend in a row, John Nuckles and his 1940 Ford Woody pickup, received the Best of Show honors.

Earth Angel Foundation Super Cruise-In:

The Earth Angel Foundation held its 35th annual Super Cruise-In Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio on Saturday.

The event registered over 400 cars. Awards included 80 three-foot trophies and a six-foot Best of Show.

Dale Pearce and Tom Stewart received two of the 80 three-foot trophies for their pickup trucks.

The Best of Show award went to Jerry Davis and his 1933 Plymouth.

Other Shows:

  • The Grace Chapel Car Show in Westerville, Ohio registered around 40 cars on Saturday.
  • The Ist Annual Time Howell Car Show in Urbana, Ohio had about 50 cars in attendance. Several members from the Chosen Few Corvette Club participated in the show.
  • The Mid Ohio Cruisers Car Club registered 75 cars Saturday evening at the Burger King in Marysville, Ohio. Our good friend, Tim Inscho and his 1968 Chevy Camaro, picked up one of the 15 "Club Favorite" awards.
  • Cruis'in O'Reilly Auto Parts 2022 at the Harriburg Pike store in Columbus registered 58 cars on Sunday

Big thanks to Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, Frank Sanborn, and Russ Annis for their contributions this week.

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Here is the list of events in Central Ohio for the third week of June. There's something happening almost every day. The forecast calls for some very hot temperatures in the middle of the week.

I was contacted by the Pastor of the Grace Chapel Church last week. I understand folks have been cruising at the Church on Wednesday evenings. There's been a food truck available as well. I've gone ahead and added the cruise-in to this week's line-up. The Pastor didn't mention times, however, from last year's flyer, the time was 6 - 9 PM.

Most weeks I come across a few events that are announced after I post the list on Mondays. It's always worthwhile to check back towards the end of the week for additions or updates such as weather cancellations.

Monday (June 13):

  • No Events Found

Tuesday (June 14):

Wednesday (June 15):

  • Wednesday Evening Cruise-In at Grace Chapel - Westerville

Thursday (June 16):

Friday (June 17):

Saturday (June 18):

Sunday - (June 19, Father's Day):

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Plain City Cruise-In:

I'm certainly not a math whiz. However, there is one equation I know well:

Der Dutchman + Good Weather = Lots of cars

With sunshine and temperatures in the 70s, the Thursday evening cruise-in had 271 cars in attendance this week.

Creative Auto Group/Advanced Auto Parts Store:

The June Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts show in Marysville, Ohio registered 22 cars on Friday evening. The show raised $73 for the Milford Center food pantry.

Here are the manager's picks for this month:

Tim Coulter drove all the way from Wapakoneta to attend the show.

Harry & Mary Wise Memorial/Celebration of Life Car Show:

The Big Walnut Grill in Sunbury, Ohio played host to the Harry & Mary Wise Memorial/Celebration of Life Car Show on Saturday. The show had 128 vehicles in attendance.

I have no information on awards as of this writing. As you can see from the sign above it says awards at 2:00 PM. But then I received an email that there was no judging. So I'm not sure if it was Peoples Choice voting or just a cruise-in. If anyone has information on awards from this show, please feel free to post it in the comments.

If you'd like to see most of the 128 vehicles that attended the show, CLICK HERE.

Immaculate Conception Parish Car Show:

The Immaculate Conception Parish Car Show in Columbus, Ohio registered 52 cars on Saturday.

The show presented five "Favorite" awards and five "Special" awards. The "Special" awards included the best engine, best paint, best interior, "cutest" and best overall. All awards were determined by "Peoples Choice" voting.

The Best Overall award went to John Nuckles and his 1940 Ford Woody pickup. John's pickup is definitely on a streak. This is the third weekend in a row it's received a "Best Of" award. Congratulations!

To see more vehicles from the Immaculate Conception Parish Show, CLICK HERE.

Help a Veteran Car, Truck, and Bike Show:

SVG Motors in Washington Court House, Ohio was the site of the Help a Veteran Car, Truck, and Bike Show on Saturday. Proceeds from the show went to help a veteran in need of a double lung transplant.

The show registered 70 cars. Our good friend and "car show talk field reporter", Dale Pearce, received Best of Show honors for his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup.

Newark Eagles Car Show:

The final show to report on this week is the Newark Eagles Car Show on Sunday in Newark, Ohio. All proceeds from the show went to help rescue, spay, and neuter our furry friends.

Despite the threat of rain in the afternoon, the show registered more than 50 cars. Dale Pearce and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup went two for two this weekend with a second Best of Show award. Way to go, Dale!


Big thanks to Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, Dale Pearce, Larry Walters, and Russ Annis for their contributions in my absence. As some of you know, we're fighting Covid at my house this week. I'm blessed to be surrounded by this group who have volunteered their time to help.

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I'm back from Park City, Utah. I'm looking forward to attending car shows and cruise-ins again. It was well worth overcoming my fear of flying (with a little pharmaceutical help) to see my granddaughter graduate from high school. It was a wonderful ceremony.

This week adds two weekly Tuesday evening cruise-ins to the schedule.

Monday (June 6):

  • No Events Found

Tuesday (June 7):

Wednesday (June 8):

Thursday (June 9):

Friday (June 10):

Saturday (June 11):

Sunday (June 12):

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

With a much better evening of weather than the previous week, Der Dutchman had 164 cars attend its weekly Thursday cruise-in.

Columbia Center Community Church Car Show:

Originally scheduled on April 9th of this year, the weather was so bad that day with rain and snow showers that only 13 cars showed up. The organizers decided a "Do-Over" show was in order and scheduled another show for Friday evening.

With much better weather this time, the show registered 62 vehicles. The big winners Friday evening were:

Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride at Grove City Baptist Church:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride team were at the Grove City Baptist Church Saturday afternoon. The show registered 116 cars. John Nuckles and his 1940 Ford Woody picked up the Best of Show honors.

Mission From God Car Show:

The Mountain View Christian Church of Columbus, Ohio held its first-ever Mission From God Car Show. All proceeds from the show help to support the hurricane relief mission trip to Puerto Rico.

Between 35 and 40 cars attended the show. The awards were waterjet cut steel, welded, and painted silhouettes of the Blue Brothers.

To see more from the Mission From God Show, CLICK HERE.

Spring Festival Car Show & Swap Meet 2022:

The Lancaster Old Car Club held its 58th Annual Spring Festival Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday and Sunday at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio.

The car show on Sunday registered 318 vehicles. Awards were presented to the Top 50 cars, trucks, and bikes.

There were plenty of food trucks, vendors, and a nice car corral. Dave Bratton commented that after 58 years the Lancaster Old Car Club has learned how to put on a really nice car show.

If you'd like to see more from the show, CLICK HERE. Be warned, Dave took more than 100 photos!

Other Shows:

  • The Richwood Bank in Delaware, Ohio had 19 cars attend its Coffee & Cars Cruise-in Saturday Morning.
  • The Rod Knockers Car Club out of Marion, Ohio registered 119 cars at its June car show Saturday Evening. Not a record but awfully close to one. When you figure in the cars that didn't register, there was probably close to 200 cars in attendance.
  • The Heart of Ohio Antique Mall in Springfield, Ohio had about 80 cars in attendance for its monthly cruise-in on Sunday.

That concludes this week's report. Many thanks to Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, Dale Pearce, and Tim Inscho for their contributions in my absence.

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I'm posting this from Park City, Utah where the temperature is a balmy 40 degrees.

This week we start another month of the season. From the number of events already announced, it looks to be a very busy one.

Tuesday (May 31):

Wednesday (June 1):

Thursday (June 2):

Friday (June 3):

Saturday (June 4):

Sunday (June 5):

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NEWS AND NOTES

2022 Krieger Ford Mustang, All Ford & Truck Extravaganza:

Thanks to Greg Rittenhouse for providing info on the Krieger Ford Mustang and All Ford Show on Sunday, May 22.

The show was moved from August to May, which led to cooler temperatures. The event pre-registered 220 cars with another 22 registering on the day of the show. Fifty-nine of those that pre-registered did not attend the show. Overall, there were 192 cars physically at the event with 181 of those judged.

I received a couple of comments that the makeup of the show was mostly late-model and Fox-Body Mustangs. Not many early Mustangs or other Ford models.

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Nothing to report from Der Dutchman. Rain on Thursday evening washed out the cruise-in for this week.

The same goes for the Marysville Muscle End-of-the-Month Car/Bike meetup. It was canceled Friday evening thanks again to the rain.

2022 Heart of Grove City Spring Warm-Up Car Show:

The rain finally move out on Saturday just in time for the 2022 Heart of Grove City Spring Warm-Up Car Show hosted by the C-Town Cruisers. The show registered 116 cars.

The Best of Show award went to the 1940 Ford Woody Wagon owned by John Nuckles.

Other “Best Of” award winners were:

  • Best Bike - Dan Brady, 2000 Electra Glide
  • Best Truck - Patty Spillman, 37 Ford Truck
  • Best Rat Rod - Al Salior, 2002 T Bucket

To see more from the Heart of Grove City Spring Warm-Up Show, CLICK HERE.

Hot Rods & Hot Wings Car Show:

The Tri-County Ohio Roughnecks hosted the first annual Hot Rods & Hot Wings Car Show at the Polaris Quaker Steak and Lube on Saturday. The show registered 35 cars. Ken Kubinski with a 1967 Pontiac Firebird took the Best of Show award.

Tom Stewart’s 1982 Chevy C10 pickup received the Best Truck award and Dale Pearce’s 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup was the Kids Choice winner.

Ye Olde Mill Rod Run and Picnic:

On Sunday, the Newark Rodders hosted their 51st Annual Ye Olde Mill Rod Run and Picnic at the Ye Olde Mill in Utica, Ohio, home of Velvet Ice Cream. The event attracted somewhere between 300 and 350 vehicles. Trophies were presented to the top 30-40 automobiles. There were no special awards or best of show.

CLICK HERE to see more from the Ye Olde Mill Rod Run.

New Straitsville Moon Shine Festival Cruise-In:

The city of New Straitsville, Ohio held its annual Moonshine Festival and Cruise-In on Sunday. The cruise-in registered 142 cars. Best of Show went to a 1964 red Corvette. Tom Stewart and Dale Pearce received ”Top 30” awards for their pickup trucks.

Some cruisers really got into the spirit of the festival.

Springfield Spring Swap Meet and Car Show:

One of the biggest car events from this past weekend was the three-day Springfield Swap Meet and Car Show a the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio. The spring swap meet is the largest of the four swap meets held there every year.

The car show on Sunday presented only seven awards. Congratulations to our good friends, Jeff Shankle and Steve Schaeffer, for receiving two of those awards.

Mount Victory Antique Car Show and Petroliana Swap:

On Memorial Day, the city of Mount Victory, Ohio holds an antique car show and petroliana swap meet. There is no registration fee for the car show. There are also no awards. It’s just a big cruise-in with food trucks, yard sales, craft stores, and a petroliana swap meet. Cars park along the city streets or in the front yards of the local residents.

Jeff and Pam Shankle attended the show on Monday. Jeff estimated there were more than 400 cars in attendance and described the event as ”Crazy Cool”.

Here are a few of the photos Jeff took at the show.


That’s it for this week’s report. Assuming my flight doesn’t get canceled, I’ll be back in Ohio late Saturday afternoon. If things work out, I might be able to get in a show on Sunday.

A big shout out to Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, and Dale Pearce for contributing to this week's report.

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This week's list includes the Memorial Day Holiday. It pretty much finishes out the month of May.

I'm going to Utah for a week to celebrate my Grand Daughter's high school graduation. It will be the first time I've flown since 1998. I will be relying on my remote eyes and ears to report on this weekend's events.

Monday (May 23):

  • No Events Found

Tuesday (May 24):

Wednesday (May 25):

Thursday (May 26):

Friday (May 27):

Saturday (May 28):

Sunday (May 29):

Monday - Memorial Day (May 30):

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NEWS AND NOTES

Plain City Tuesday Evening Cruise-In:

Twenty-three cars turned out for the Tuesday evening cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio. Attendance is slowly inching up which is a good sign.

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

The Der Dutchman Restaurant Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio had 260 cars in attendance this week. That's down about 100 cars from the week before.

My favorite vehicle from the evening was Jerry and Tina Bare's 1951 five-window Chevy Pickup.

To see more vehicles from Der Dutchman, CLICK HERE.

Hidden Lakes Winery Car, Truck, and Bike Show:

Friday evening Crossroads Events held a car, truck, and bike show at the Hidden Lakes Winery in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

The event registered approximately 60 cars. Parking was around the perimeter of the lake making for a nice venue for a car show.

The Best of Show car went to Mac Watermill with a 1962 Chevy SS. The 1950 Chevy Pickup belonging to Charlie Bension received Best Truck and Corio Stevenson's 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide took Best Bike.

There's a discussion about holding a show at the winery on the last Friday of each month. Stay tuned...

CLICK HERE for more photos from the Hidden Lakes Winery show.

Jax Wax Street Madness:

I received reports that the rescheduled Jax Wax Street Madness maintained its reputation as the largest car meet in the area. It was estimated that more than 700 cars turned out Friday evening for the event. Even though the meet was supposed to end at 10 PM, cars were still there well past 10:30 PM.

Trinity United Methodist Church Car & Bike Show:

The Trinity UMC Car & Bike Show in Grove City, Ohio on Saturday received high marks from those in attendance. The show registered 65 vehicles. The silent auction and door prizes were well done. The show presented runner-up and first-place awards in each class. I'm told it took about 13 minutes to present all the awards. I'm sure the threat of rain helped move the award presentation right along.

More photos from the Trinity UMC show can be found HERE.

Empty Pockets Cruisers Armed Forces Day Car Show:

The Empty Pockets Cruisers Car Club hosted their 8th Annual Armed Forces Day Car Show at the CPT Nicholas J. Rozanski Memorial Post 4931 in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. Military Charities supported by the Empty Pocket Cruisers benefitted from the proceeds of the show.

The club registered 96 cars and trucks. Awards were presented to the "Favorite" 45 cars and trucks along with five "Special" awards and a Best of Show.

Here are the vehicles presented with Special awards:

The Best of Show award went to Dean and Luann Maisenbacher and their 1953 Chevy 3100 pickup.

Per usual, another good show put on by the Empty Pocket Cruisers. To see more cars and trucks from the show, CLICK HERE.

Thunderstorms washed out most of the events scheduled for Saturday evening. I know of one show canceled on Saturday and another on Sunday.

Despite the storms, the Mid Ohio Cruisers hosted their monthly show at Burger King in Marysville, Ohio on Saturday evening. This month's award featured the two cars belonging to long-time club member Doug Leopard who passed away several weeks ago.

Pablo's Havana Cafe and Shorty's Pizza & Growl Cuban Car Show:

Saturday's rain gave way to cloudy and much cooler temperatures on Sunday.

Pablo's Havana Cafe and Shorty's Pizza and Growl in Powell, Ohio hosted the First Annual Cuban Car Show on Sunday afternoon. Auto Assets of Powell was the prime sponsor. Money from the 50/50 raffle benefitted the Powell Sertoma Club.

Forty-two cars registered for the show. A few more cars showed up but did not register. Boots from Auto Smarts Radio was there during the early part of the event.

Three trophies, Pablos Cuban Choice, Shorty's Pizza & Growl Choice, and the Trustees Choice, were presented at the end of the show.

Here are the three award-winning vehicles:

With a $20 registration fee, I think a few more awards could have been presented.

I didn't make it to the Kreiger Mustang and all Ford show on Sunday. If anyone has any comments on the show, I'd love to see them in the comment section.

That's it for this week.


A big shout out to Jeff Shankle, and Dave Bratton for contributing to this week's report.

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Monday (May 16):

Tuesday (May 17):

Wednesday (May 18):

Thursday (May 19):

Friday (May 20):

Saturday (May 21):

Sunday (May 22):

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NEWS AND NOTES

Anymore it seems like Ohio weather skips over spring and goes right from winter into summer. And boy did that happen this past week. High temperatures went from the 40s to 50s the week before right into the 80s. Most events got a pretty big boost in attendance thanks to the warmer weather.

Plain City Tuesday Evening Cruise-In:

The Tuesday evening cruise-In finally had a decent evening of weather and with that came it's best attendance so far of 22 cars.

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

The Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City went from rain and 55 cars the previous week to sunny, 80 degrees, and 370 cars this week.

To see more from Der Dutchman, CLICK HERE.

Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show:

The Creative Automotive/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show had 38 cars turn out Friday evening for its monthly show in Marysville.

Between the door prize raffle, 50/50 drawing, and generosity of the those in attendance, the show raised $500 for the family for Doug Leopard who passed away a few weeks ago.

Here are the manager's favorite cars this month:

Spring Fling All Corvette Show:

After a two-year hiatus because of Covid, the Spring Fling All Corvette Show hosted by the Chosen Few Corvette Club returned to Quaker Steak and Lube in Columbus.

Clubs both local and out-of-state were a big part of the 307 Corvettes that registered for the show. The Corvette Crew out of Columbus had the most in-state members in attendance. The Cross Roads Corvette Club from Chicago, Illinois had the best out-of-state participation.

The Chosen Few presented more than 130 awards. Some of the local winners for the C1 to C3 generations included:

Local top ten winners in the 8th generation mid-engine class were Jim McGruder (2020), yours truly (2021), Jeff Irwin (2021), and Doug and Carol Burk (2021).

The farthest distance traveled was from Texas to Columbus. The oldest veteran that participated in the show was 89 years old. He received the award from the oldest veteran in the Chosen Few Club who happens to be 90!

The top sponsor's award (a.k.a. Best of Show) went to Juli and Scott McKeever with a 2002 Corvette.

It was wonderful to see the Spring Fling All Corvette Show back in action after its two year absense. If you'd like to see more from the show, CLICK HERE.

Conkey Classic Car Show:

The second annual Conkey Classic Car Show was held Saturday at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, Ohio.

Lou, Judy and Dave Conkey were big into racing and car shows. All three passed away in 2020 after contracting Covid. The show raises money for the Conkey Memorial Foundation which assists persons with medical conditions and challenges.

This year the show registered 71 vehicles. Sean Krause with a 1971 Pontiac Tempest convertible received the Best of Show Award. Our good friends, Dale Pearce and Tom Stewart, received Top Ten awards.

CLICK HERE to see more from the Conkey Classic Car Show.

Minerva Park Cruise-In for Operation Christmas Child:

On Sunday, the Columbus First FWB Church in Columbus hosted the Minerva Park Cruise-In for Operation Christmas Child. There was no registration fee for the cruise-in. Whatever dollar amount you wanted to donate to participate in the show was appreciated. The church also sold hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks to help raise money for Operation Christmas Child. All told, a total of $322 was raised for the cause.

The cruise-in registered 22 cars. First, second, and third place awards were presented in three divisions, modern, classic, and antique. There was also a Fan Favorite Award voted on by those attending the show.

The First Place Division winners were:

Cruis'in O'Reilly Auto Parts 2022:

The first Cruis'in O'Reilly Auto Parts 2022 show of the season took place on Sunday at the Harrisburg Pike O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Columbus. This is a monthly show on the third Sunday of the month from now through October hosted by the Pastime Cruisers.

Trophies are presented to the 25 "Favorite" cars, trucks, and bikes, and a Manager's Choice.

This month 44 vehicles registered for the show. The Manager's Choice Award was presented to Dave and Jackie Rolfe-Hiles with a 1936 Plymouth Sedan.

Central Ohio British Car Day:

I stopped by the Central Ohio British Car Day going on at Quaker Steak and Lube on my way home from the Minerva Park Cruise-In. The show registered approximately 140 cars. Here are some of the cars that attended the show.

Other Shows/Cruise-Ins:

  • The Jax Wax Street Madness was canceled Saturday evening due to the weather
  • The Carroll Lions Club Show in Carroll Ohio with the help of the C-Town Cruisers registered 70 plus cars on Saturday.

Mucho thanks goes out to my good friends Jeff Shankle, Dave Bratton, and Dale Pearce for their contribution to this week's report. I couldn't do it without them!

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It's a packed week of car events in Central Ohio. For those of you that are a little superstitious, there's a Friday the 13th thrown in there to test your luck.

Tuesday (May 10):

Wednesday (May 11):

Thursday (May 12):

Friday (May 13):

Saturday (May 14):

Sunday (May 15):

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NEWS AND NOTES

I know I sound like a broken record when I have to write how much the weather has hampered car events each week. Friday saw two events canceled and Saturday there were two events postponed thanks to the rain. The weather these past two weeks in Central Ohio has really stunk!

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

The rain didn't stop 55 cars from turning out for the first cruise-in of the season at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio.

Crouse Chapel UMC Car Show:

Thanks to the weather only 25 cars attended the Crouse Chapel United Methodist Church Car Show in Chillicothe, Ohio on Saturday.

Loy Oberer and his 1955 Ford pickup with 383 stroker received the Best of Show award.

Rod Knockers May Car Show:

There was finally a break from the rain Saturday evening just in time for the Rod Knockers Car Club's May Show at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio.

The club registered 66 vehicles but had closer to 75 in attendance. Not bad considering it wasn't exactly balmy Saturday evening.

The Community Bank Car Show:

With Sunday being Mother's Day, there wasn't much on the schedule. Leave it to some of our fellow cruisers to find a show at the Community Bank in Zanesville. Our good friend, Dale Pearce, received the Community Bank Choice award for his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup.

Once again special thanks to Jeff Shankle and Dale Pearce for their contribution to this week's report.

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The season swings into full force this month with many ongoing events starting up. Two such events starting this week are the cruise-in at Der Dutchman in Plain City and Full Throttle Thursdays at Fortress Obetz. Both will be competing Thursday evenings through August for your cars, trucks, and bikes.

Tuesday (May 3):

Thursday (May 5):

Friday (May 6):

Saturday (May 7):

Sunday Mother’s Day (May 8):

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NEWS AND NOTES:

The weather this past week once again played havoc with events. After reaching 80-degree temperatures on the weekend, mother nature decided to bring winter back.

A few more cars turned out this week for the Tuesday Evening Cruise-In in Plain City despite the 40-degree temperatures.

Marysville Muscle/Honda Powersports Bike Night:

Weather-wise, Friday ended up being the best day of the weekend. This resulted in a good turnout for the combined Marysville Muscle and Honda Marysville Power Sports Bike Night end-of-the-month meet-up. By my estimates, there were more than 50 cars and bikes. Guelaguetza Mexican Street Food was on hand providing food and refreshments. Beer sales and the 50/50 raffle raised $389 for Pets for Heroes.

Spring Fling Car and Truck Show:

Morning rain and wet roads kept a lot of folks home on Saturday. The Spring Fling Car and Truck Show in downtown Columbus had only 20 cars in attendance. Our good friend, Dale Pearce, and his 1950 Chevy pickup took Best of Show honors.

DDSR Performance Car Meet:

Of the two shows I was interested in attending on Sunday, the early morning rain canceled one and postponed the other. My third pick was the DDSR Performance Car Meet at Miguel Detailing in Columbus.

The event attracted between 30 and 40 cars. A Ferrari showed up, several Porsches, and a lot of Mustangs. Food and drinks were available for the partaking. Everyone that brought a car got to vote for their three favorite vehicles. The top five vote-getters received a t-shirt. The car with the most votes not only got a t-shirt but also a Chemical Guys Wash and Shine Kit. Much to my surprise, my Camaro ZL1 received the most votes so I have a bucket of Chemical Guys products to try. All in all, it turned out to be a very nice event.

Circleville First Church Spring Auto Show:

The final show to report on this week is the Circleville First Church Spring Auto Show. The event registered 53 cars. The Best of Show award went to Derrick Malloy and his 1966 Chevy Impala.

Doug Leopard:

I hate to finish this week's report on a sad note, but we lost another cruiser with the passing of Douglas Leopard early Tuesday morning.

Doug was a member of the Mid Ohio Cruisers Car Club. He was a regular participant in car events around the Marysville and Marion areas. Many of you may recognize him by his red 1940 Ford Coupe.

Our condolences go out to his family. Doug will be missed.


Special thanks to Jeff Shankle and Dale Pearce for their contribution to this week's report.


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This week we finish out the month of April and start a new month of the season. Looking ahead, May is going to be a big month for events.

A nice list of events is on tap for both Saturday and Sunday.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone interesting in participating in the Spring Fling Car & Truck Show on Saturday morning should take note that the Ohio Health Marathon will be going on at the same time a few blocks away from the show. Please check the marathon map to plan your route to the show accordingly. More information is available on the Golden Hobby Shop Facebook page.

Tuesday (April 26):

Thursday (April 28):

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NEWS AND NOTES:

It was crazy April weather in Ohio this past week. At the Plain City Tuesday Evening Cruise, temperatures were in the 40s with wind chills in the 30s.

By Saturday they had warmed into the 80s.

Friday Gathering at Sonic:

The Sonic Drive-In in Heath, Ohio had almost 40 cars turn out this week for their Friday Gathering.

Columbus Cars & Coffee:

The two Columbus Cars & Coffee groups held simultaneous meets on Saturday morning. The one held their weekly Saturday morning affair at the City Apartments on Olentangy River Rd in Columbus while the other held their first meet of the season at the Midwest Auto Group (MAG) dealership in Dublin, Ohio. Both groups had a packed house thanks to the nice weather.

CLICK HERE for more photos from the two Columbus Cars & Coffee meets.

Flavor 91 Bistro Car, Truck and Bike Show:

Shaun ”Big Dawg” Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers hosted their first car show of the season on Saturday at the Flavor 91 Bistro on East Main Street in Columbus, Ohio.

The show registered 90 cars. There were trophies for the Top 25 along with Best Truck, Best Bike, and Best of Show.

The Best Truck award went to Charlie Benson with a 1950 Chevy pickup. Jeff Potts and his 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide took the Best Bike honors. The Best of Show award went to the 1970 Ford Torino GT belonging to Chris Kraner.

To see more photos from the Flavor 91 Bistro show, CLICK HERE:

Toy Barn Spring Car Show:

Sunday morning the Toy Barn in Dublin, Ohio held their spring car show. The dealership pre-registered 270 vehicles for the event. Thanks to the nice weather, the show drew a huge crowd of spectators.

Someone, I won’t name names, used the event to polish his car. Boots from Auto Smarts Radio provided expert supervision.

To see a bunch more photos from the Toy Barn Spring Show, CLICK HERE:

The big event this weekend was the sold out Import Face-Off at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. I don’t own an import nor do any of my friends so, unfortunately, I don’t have anything to report. I would really like to hear from anyone who attended the event. If you were there, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.

Special thanks to Dave Bratton and Jeff Shankle for sharing their photos for this week's report.


Check out the Save the Dates for 2022 page. Events are being added daily to the most comprehensive list of car events in Central Ohio.


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Here's the list of Central Ohio car events for the fourth week of April 2022.

The big event this week will be the first of two Import Face-Offs this year at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. If you want to see the next generation of cars and car shows, check out the Import Face-Off. It's a bigger deal than you think.

Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers will be hosting their first event of the season on Saturday at the Flavor 91 Bistro located on Main Street in Columbus, Ohio.

The high temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are supposed to be in the upper 70s. No excuse for not going to a least one car event this weekend.

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Car and Bike Show @ Walmart:

Despite windy conditions, the Car and Bike Show @ Walmart in London, Ohio registered 50 cars on Friday evening. This 1917 GMC pickup truck took the Best of Show honors:

The next Car and Bike Show @ Walmart will be Friday evening June 10th.

Cruisin' with the King in 2022:

The Mid Ohio Cruisers Car Club hosted their first show of the season Saturday evening at the Burger King off Route 31 in Marysville, Ohio. Rather chilly temperatures didn't stop 42 cars from registering for the show. Another 20 or so cars stopped by but didn't register.

At the end of the evening, the club presented plaques to their favorite 15 vehicles.

Here are some of the club favorites:

Special thanks to Jeff Shankle for providing some of the photos for this week's report.


Check out the Save the Dates for 2022 page. Events are being added daily to the most comprehensive list of car events in Central Ohio.


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