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Central Ohio Car Shows and Cruise-In for May 23 – 30, 2022

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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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