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Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, and Meet-Ups for May 28 to June 2, 2024

2008 Volkswagon Convertible - Owners: Tom & Betty Lawrence

This weekend starts another month of the 2024 Central Ohio car show season. And boy is this month packed with events! I counted 90 plus Central Ohio car and bike events for June. And that's not counting the weekly and monthly events. Include those and you're well over 100!

Tuesday (May 28):

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Thursday (May 30):

Friday (May 31):

Saturday (June 1):

Sunday (June 2):

Check out the Save the Dates for 2024 page for the most comprehensive and best-organized list of future Central Ohio car events.

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I'm sad to report we lost another Central Ohio cruiser last week with the unexpected passing of Thad Lee Roberts. Thad was 59 years old.

Many of you will recognize Thad from his cars. He most often drove his 1973 Chevy Camaro RS/Z28 to shows. He also showed a 1970 Dodge Dart Swinger and a 1972 Chevy Nova.

Our condolences go out to his family. Here is his obituary with information regarding visitation and funeral service.

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

It was another big evening at the restaurant's weekly cruise-in. Attendance this past Thursday reached 280 cars.

This week's unique/unusual car is the 1940 Ford pickup belonging to Jack Leffel. I think you'll understand from the photos why the pickup is so unique.

If there was a Best of Show award, in my opinion, it would go to this 1960 Chevy Impala.

A Ford Bronco Raptor Edition made an appearance on Thursday. I have to admit it was a damn cool SUV.

The Heart of Grove City Car, Truck, & Bike Show:

Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers were in Grove City, Ohio on Saturday for the first of three Heart of Grove City Car, Truck, & Bike Shows this season.

The show registered 70 cars.

Live music was provided by the 3C Highway Band during the first half of the show.

Awards were presented to the Top 35 cars and trucks along with awards for MOPO (Most Potential)/Rat Rod, Best Bike, Best Truck, and Best of Show.

The MOPO/Rat Rod award went to Brian Black and his 1976 "Chebby" G10 Van.

The Best Bike award would have gone to this 2024 Yamaha MT-07 but the owner left before the end of the show.

Doug Glassburn's 1972 Chevy C-10 Stepside pickup received the Best Truck Award.

The Best of Show honors went to Jim Loftus with a 1957 Chevy Bel Air.

Crossroads Car, Truck, & Bike Show at Earthworks Cafe at Newark Station:

Frank Russell and his Crossroads Events team hosted their first-ever car show at Earthworks Cafe at Newark Station in Newark, Ohio on Saturday.

The team presented 34 awards at the end of the show.

The Veteran Owned Award went to Dave Byers and his 1989 Chevy Corvette.

For the second week in a row, David Anderson took home Best of Show honors with his 1949 supercharged Ford Tudor convertible.

Next up for the Crossroads Events Team is a show at the Chubby Hawaiian in Baltimore, Ohio on Saturday, June 1st.

Feast of the Flowering Moon Car Show:

Downtown Chillicothe, Ohio was the site of the Feast of the Flowering Moon Car Show on Saturday.

The show presented awards to the Top 25 plus eight "Special Category" awards including "Feast Choice" aka Best of Show.

Attendance totaled 130 cars with 118 of them registered.

Our good friend, Dale Pearce, took home the Feast Choice Award along with a Top 25 for his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup.

The Scioto Post did a nice write-up on Dale and his truck. You can read the article posted on its website here.

Revive Baptist Church Car & Bike Show:

The Revive Baptist Church in London, Ohio hosted its first annual car and bike show on Sunday.

Proceeds from the show go to support the Revive Youth Program. There were approximately 25-30 cars and bikes in attendance.

The Church presented four award plaques. The award categories were People's Choice Car, People's Choice Motorcycle, Youth Group Choice, And Pastor's Wife Choice.

The awards were presented an hour early thanks to the approaching rain.

Here are the four winners:

The Revive Baptist Church has already made plans to host another car and bike show next year on Memorial Day Weekend.

Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show:

The big event of the weekend was the Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio.

The three-day event attracted a lot of nice cars at both the car show and For Sale Corral. Jeff Shankle stopped by the event on Saturday and shared some of his photos.

If you'd like to see more of Jeff's photos from the Swap Meet and Car Show, CLICK HERE.

Rogers Garage Memorial Day Car Meet:

It was quite the extravaganza at Rogers Garage in Johnstown, Ohio on Memorial Day. There were food trucks, door prizes, bounce houses, and lots of cars. Rogers reported that 400 plus cars and 1100 people came to the meet-up on Monday.

There were four food trucks offering everything from tacos to Schmidt's Bahama Mamma's. Picnic tables were also set up so people could sit down and eat. Now that's attention to detail!

The drawing for door prizes was all done electronically using your mobile phone and a QR code.

I was impressed with the number of support staff to direct traffic and help park cars.

Whether you're a car nut or not, The Rogers Garage Memorial Day Car Meet was a great way to spend your Memorial Day.

Antique Car Show & Petroliana Swap:

The city of Mount Victory, Ohio held its annual Antique Car Show and Petroliana Swap on Memorial Day.

This year the show registered 141 cars down from 192 that registered last year.

Our good friend, Phil Monroe, was kind enough to share the photos he took at the show.

To see more cars from the Mount Victory show, CLICK HERE.

Memorial Day Car Show in Lithopolis:

The annual Memorial Day Car Show in downtown Lithopolis, Ohio took place on Monday.

With the help of the C-Town Cruisers, the show registered 105 cars this year.

The Best of Show award went to Rod Scott with a 1958 Dodge D-100 Sweptside pickup. Rod has just started showing this truck and from all reports it's awesome!

Here are some more cars from the show:

Other Area Shows:

  • The New Holland Car & Bike Show in downtown New Holland, Ohio registered 71 cars on Saturday.
  • The Moonshine Festival Car Show in New Straitsville, Ohio registered 70 cars on Sunday. Some pretty "Cool Dudes" attended the show.

Thanks to the weather over the weekend turning out better than the forecast had predicted and the extra day because of the Holiday, this was a bigger News and Notes than expected.

Special thanks this week go to Jeff Shankle, Phil Monroe, Dave Bratton, Frank Russell, Dale Pearce, and Chad Herrick for their help and photos.

I'll be back to the regular Monday postings next week.

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