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Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, and Meet-Ups for July 25 – 31, 2022

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Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

Another lovely Thursday evening brought out 228 vehicles to the Der Dutchman Cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio.

This week's most unusual vehicle at the cruise-in award goes to this mid-engine and "bagged" International truck. You won't see many of these around.

Saturday's Strong Storms:

The strong thunderstorms that rolled through Central Ohio late Saturday morning dampened (no pun intended) a lot of events that were underway at the time. The Adena Mansion show in Chillicothe, Ohio, and the Motors & Rotors show at Bolton Field Airport in Columbus were two events I'm aware of that skipped trophy presentations altogether because of the storms.

Speaking of storms. Here are Craig Grunkemeyer, Quentin Sayers, Mike Bullock, and Frank Deering (taking the photos) trying to stay dry at the Adena Mansion show.

Battle of the Brands:

I went to the Battle of the Brands in Sunbury, Ohio hoping the storms would pass north of the city. Unfortunately, no such luck.

I registered, took photos of all the cars at the show, turned in my ballot of favorite five, and then wrestled with staying and riding out the storm or leaving before it arrived. The words "high winds" and "hail" cemented my decision to leave early. I made it to the I-71/Rt 36 interchange before all hell broke loose.

Thank goodness I had my bra on because it protected the front of my car from all the debris that struck it as I drove down I-71.

Since I left the show early, I have no idea what cars received awards or if there even was an award presentation. It was participant judging so everyone that registered a vehicle voted for their favorite five. Here are my picks: I'm fairly confident some of these received awards, especially the orange Camaro.

One other pre-storm highlight from Battle of the Brands was a rare COPO Camaro on display. The car belongs to George Pavell IV who brought it all the way from Barnesville, Ohio. George got it back in the trailer before the storm arrived.

Summer Jubilee Car Show:

A break in the rain on Sunday gave Kuhlwein's Farm Market and Deli and the Vienna Door Company the opportunity to sponsor the first ever Summer Jubilee Car Show in Hilliard, Ohio. Assisting with the show were members of the Empty Pockets Cruisers Car Club.

Registration was free. Everyone that registered a vehicle also received a door prize ticket. There was also a 50/50 raffle. Along with Kuhlwein's Deli, there were several food trucks on site providing corn dogs and assorted ice cream treats. Lehnerts Meats gave out free bratwurst sandwiches which were one of the best brats I've ever eaten. Live entertainment was provided by Madalene Roese and the Thorns. This was their first time performing at a car show.

The show registered 117 cars. There were a few more cars that showed up but didn't register. Awards were presented to the "Favorite 20" along with Vienna's Choice, Kuhlwein's Choice, Cruiser's Choice, and Best of Show. A total of 24 awards altogether.

Here are the "Choice" and Best of Show winners:

1966 Chevy Chevelle Malibu
Owners: Mark & Jen Farmer

Congratulations to Kuhlwein's Farm Market and Deli, Vienna Door Company, and the Empty Pockets Cruisers for a successful first-time event. The show raised $640 for the Military Moms charity.

If you'd like to see the "Favorite 20" and other cars that attended the show, CLICK HERE.

Other Shows:

  • Celina Grand Lake Festival: Although it's out of the readership area, Marty Ruiz was kind enough to send back a report on the event. There was an estimated 400 cars. There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Marty said he didn't see any trophies. Because it was part of a festival there were a lot of food choices. There were also amusement rides and fireworks at 10 PM. Marty said he would definitely go again.

That's it for this week's report. If you have information about other shows from this past weekend, please feel free to post it in the comment section.

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2 thoughts on “Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, and Meet-Ups for July 25 – 31, 2022


    Kim, I noticed that Burnzies Bar and Grill is having their annual Green Gales Reunion car show. If you go to their website you'll get all the info to pass along to the rest of the rodders out there. Also have you or anyone else heard anything about South East Conservation Club having a car show this year?

    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Hi Steve, Thanks for the info on Burnzie's Old Trail Cruise-In. I've added it to the Save the Dates for 2022 page and I will include it in the weekly list for September 19-25.

      As far as the South East Conservation Club, I have seen nothing about them hosting a car show this season.

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