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Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-ins, and Meet-ups for July 18 – 24, 2022

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The rain on Saturday and Sunday canceled several shows and created confusion for one.

Around 10:30 AM on Saturday I received a Facebook notification that the #1Ricart, Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Picktown Palooza was canceled. Turns out the show wasn't canceled only that registration was delayed until the rain stopped. If you didn't go to the show on account of it being marked canceled here, I apologize.

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

This week 282 cars attended the cruise-in on Thursday evening at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio.

Saturday morning would have been the first of two Coffee and Donuts Cruise-ins this season. I was looking forward to seeing cars and sucking down a big fat cream-filled long john donut and a cup of coffee. The rain quickly shattered my dreams forcing me to eat a relatively healthy breakfast at home. Oh well. The next coffee and donuts cruise-in is scheduled for September.

Sizzlin Summer Season Series Car Show:

The Crossroads Events hosted its second of four scheduled car, truck, and bike shows at the Hidden Lakes Winery in Canal Winchester, Ohio on Friday evening.

Live music was provided by Dwane Haggy & "Shades of Puddy" band (they were really good!). The winery provided a food truck at the car show entrance. The combination of the restaurant, lake, and nice weather made for a great evening for a car show.

The event registered 70 vehicles. Thirty-two awards were presented in a variety of categories. The Best of Show winners for the evening were:

Best of Show Truck:

Best of Show Bike:

2010 Harley Davidson Electric Glide Rat Fink Customs
Owner: Bruce Hoover

Best of Show Car:

To see more cars and the other award winners from the Hidden Lakes Winery show, CLICK HERE.

Music in the Park and Cruise-In Car Show:

A second car show took place in downtown Canal Winchester on Friday evening as part of the Music in the Park Concert Series. This is the seventh year the C-Town Cruisers have hosted the free car show in the park. The Gas Pump Jockeys played live oldies music.

Fifty-plus cars attended this year's event.

The Peoples Choice award went to David and Karen Oiler with a 1935 Chevy Master.

Other award winners included:

  • Farthest traveled - Gary & Betty Parks
  • Band's Choice - Tim Hooten 1973 Chevy Nova SS
  • Kid's Choice- Mark Houck 1988 Pontiac Firebird
  • Mayor's Choice- Laney & Mo Abbott 1955 Chevy Bel Air
  • Sponsors Choice- Patty & Bob Spillman 1937 Ford Pickup

#1Ricart, Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Picktown Palooza:

As I mentioned at the start of this report, the Picktown Palooza Show was not canceled.

Here are some award-winning cruisers who ignored the morning showers and attended the show:

Cruisin' with the King in 2022:

Mother nature paused the rain on Saturday in time for the Mid Ohio Cruisers July car show at the Burger King in Marysville, Ohio.

The club registered 67 cars Saturday evening. There were another 15-20 cars that stopped by the Burger King but did not register.

Award plaques were presented to the club's "Favorite 15" vehicles.

Here are a few of this month's picks:

For the rest of the "Favorites" and other cars from the July show, CLICK HERE.

The rain turned Sunday into a literal washout. I received cancellations for three of the five shows on the schedule. One show was postponed to a later date. And the show I didn't receive any info on, I'm sure was canceled or had very low attendance. Thank goodness that kind of day doesn't happen very often.

I want to thank Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, and Shaun Sanders for their help putting together this week's report.

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2 thoughts on “Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-ins, and Meet-ups for July 18 – 24, 2022

  1. Russell Butti

    Thanks Kim for covering the Hidden Lakes Winery Car Truck and Bike show. It was outstanding. (As usual) Crossroads appreciates all you to for us in Car Show World. God bless. Thanks. Frank.

    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Thank you, Frank!

      I enjoyed Friday's show. Thought it was great venue for a car show. Everything seemed very organized especially the awards presentation.

      Even though it makes it harder to do a write-up, I liked that you had all those categories. The only thing I missed was the bikes. I didn't realize they were all parked in front of the winery until the awards presentation. Now I know for the next time.

      You should pat yourself on the back for putting on a good car show.

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