This week's list combines the events that occur on the first of every month plus the events scheduled for the 4th of July weekend. There is a lot there to choose from in Central Ohio.
Monday (June 27):
- No Events Found
Tuesday (June 28):
Wednesday (June 29):
- Wednesday Evening Cruise-In at Grace Chapel - Westerville
- Pickerington Mid-Week Meets - Pickerington
- Late Night Cruise - Columbus
Thursday (June 30):
- Full Throttle Thursdays - Obetz
- Der Dutchman Restaurant Weekly Cruise-In - Plain City
- QFM96 Bike Night at Leon's Garage - Marysville
Friday (July 1):
- Friday Gathering at Sonic in Heath - Heath
- Delaware First Friday Cruise-In - Delaware
- Roundtown Cruisers Summer Nights Cruise - Circleville
- Mount Vernon First Friday - Mount Vernon
- Ohio Jeep Fest - Chillicothe
Saturday (July 2):
- CC&C at The City - Columbus
- Grove City Cars and Coffee - Grove City
- Rod Knockers Car Club Monthly Car Show - Marion
- Ohio Jeep Fest - Chillicothe
- Street Elite Corvette Club Open Car Show - Pataskala
- Heart of Grove City Car Show - Grove City
- Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride at Cruisin' Classics - Columbus
- Stockhands Horses for Healing Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show - Delaware
- Inaugural Fifty for the Fourth Cruise-In/Car Show - Columbus
- Christmas in July/David Cooper Memorial Cruise - Circleville
Sunday - (July 3):
- Heart of Ohio Antique Center Monthly Cruise-In - Springfield
- Ohio Jeep Fest - Chillicothe
- The Point on Main Sports Bar & Grill Car Show - Columbus
- Junction City Independence Day Car Show - Junction City
Monday (July 4):
- Champaign Cruisers Firecracker Car, Truck, Bike Show - Urbana
- American Legion Post 144 Independence Day Car Show - Columbus
- July 4th Car Show Union Co Fairgrounds - Marysville
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NEWS AND NOTES
Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:
In town for the annual London Cobra Show, sixty Cobras attended the Thursday evening cruise-in at the restaurant in Plain City, Ohio.
The total number of vehicles in attendance reached 400 for the evening and even included a couple of Ford GTs.
To see more Cobras and cars from Thursday's cruise-in, CLICK HERE.
Marysville Muscle/Honda Marysville Motorsports Meet-Up/Bike Night:
Between 40 and 50 cars and bikes turned out for the end-of-the-month meet-up and bike night combination at Honda Marysville Motorsports on Friday evening. Geezer's BBQ was on sight providing food and refreshments. The 50/50 raffle raised money for Impact 60.
Prairie Township Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Cruise-In:
The big event on Friday evening was the Prairie Township Fire Department's annual Fish Fry and Cruise-In. This year's event registered 129 cars. Fifty awards were presented. The Fire Chief's Choice (aka Best of Show) went to Henry Brown and his 1950 Ford convertible.
If you look behind Kevin Martin's pickup, you can see part of Henry's red Ford convertible.
To see more from the PTFD Fish Fry and Cruise-In, CLICK HERE.
London Strawberry Festival's Car and Motorcycle Show:
The London, Ohio Strawberry Festival's downtown Car and Motorcycle Show took place on Friday evening. The show registered 49 cars and 10 motorcycles.
Tim Hooten and his 1973 Chevy Nova Custom received the Best of Show award.
Columbus Cars and Coffee Arena District Meet:
One of my favorite events in the area is the Columbus Cars and Coffee meet in the Arena District. By my estimate, there were more than 300 vehicles in attendance on Saturday. It's one of those rare events where you can see a "classic" Rolls Royce, a late model Rolls Royce, a $3.4 million Lykan Hypersport, and a Formula 1 race car all in one location.
I'll warn you now, I got carried away taking photos. If you're interested in seeing a bunch more cool cars from the Arena District Meet, CLICK HERE.
Mount Victory All Mopar Show:
I have to apologize for completely missing this one. I never saw any flyers on social media or other car show-related sites for this show. Big thanks to Frank Sanborn for sending some photos.
Frank said there were about 25 cars in attendance on Saturday at the Mini Plaza in Mount Victory, Ohio. No awards but everyone that participated got a free lunch. There was a 50/50 raffle and some nice door prizes.
Frank thinks the event is always scheduled for the last Saturday in June. I'll keep a look out for it next year.
Hill Top Bean Dinner Car Show:
After a two-year hiatus, the Hilltop Bean Dinner Car Show returned to Westgate Park in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday.
The report I received said the show was packed with cars. Somewhere between 300 and 400 cars were in attendance.
The Best of Show award went to the 2018 Ram 1500 Sport R/T pickup truck with a Hellcat supercharger belonging to Bart Tripplett.
Herb's Hotrods Car Show & Benefit Bash:
The Whitehall Church of the Nazarene in Columbus, Ohio was the site of Herb's Hotrods Car Show & Benefit Bash on Saturday.
The event registered 53 cars and 1 motorcycle. Judging was by participant choice. There were Top 25 and six special awards.
Our good friend, Dale Pearce, received the Best GM trophy for his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup. Tom Stewart picked up a Top 25 award for his 1982 Chevy C10 pickup.
The Best of Show award went to Donny Owens and his 1955 Chevy 210.
To see more from Herb's Hotrods show, CLICK HERE.
12th Annual Cruise-In at Clifton Mill:
With the two shows scheduled in Whitehall on Sunday postponed and canceled thanks to a forecast calling for 80% rain, Tim Inscho and I decided to check out the annual cruise-in at Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio.
The cruise-in had about 60 cars in attendance throughout the afternoon. DJ Dick "Hot Dog" Ryman spun tunes from the 50s and 60s.
There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Christian Bros Meat Company had a food truck on-site or folks could go into the Mill's restaurant for a sit-down meal.
Overall it was a unique venue for a car show and gave me a chance to see some different cars (like a Buick Reatta). Parking was somewhat limited. Not much space for more than about 75 cars.
If you'd like to see more from the Clifton Mill Cruise-in, CLICK HERE.
Whew! This week's report is a little longer than normal. Between myself and my crew of reporters, we managed to attend eight different events this week. And this was despite two cancelations.
Thanks once again to Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, Frank Sanborn, and Dave Bratton for their contributions.
A quick reminder that next week's event list and report will be posted on Tuesday due to the July 4th holiday on Monday.