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Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, and Meet-ups for October 3 – 9, 2022

2013 Maserati GranCabrio - Owner: Eric Sideri

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Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

The final cruise-in of the season at the Plain City, Ohio restaurant saw 368 cars in attendance. It was a tad chilly Thursday evening.

Wayne announced he would give out a prize to the person that brought the most cars to the final cruise-in. Two families brought five cars each. Both received a gift card from the restaurant.

The vehicle that garnered the most attention on Thursday was a Porsche that replaced the original motor with an LS engine. I'm sure it was quite the feat of engineering to get it to fit.

Marysville Muscle/Honda Marysville Motorsports Monthly Meetup

Marysville Muscle and Honda Marysville Motorsports held their final meetup of the season on Friday evening. Between 25 and 30 cars showed up during the two-hour meetup. The Forte Grill had its food truck on site. The ham and swiss sandwich I purchased from the truck wasn't bad. The Canine Collective was this month's charity.

Tolles Car and Craft Show

The Tolles Career and Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio hosted its fifth annual car and craft show on Saturday.

The craft show had a good selection of vendors and steady traffic all show long. The car show registered 81 vehicles. There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Anyone hungry and thirsty could purchase a Hot dog, hamburger, brat, bag of chips, and a soda from the center. Everyone I talked to thought the hamburgers were pretty good.

Trophies were awarded to the judge's top pick in each of 18 categories along with a Best in Show. There were no "Favorite" awards.

The Best of Show award went to Don Benedick and his 1932 Ford Coupe.

CLICK HERE to see the rest of the cars from the show.

Sean Sabulsky Car Show

The Madison Country Fairgrounds in London, Ohio was the site of the Sean Sabulsky Car Show on Sunday. The show was hosted by the Lynchburg Mafia Car Club. All proceeds went to help Sean Sabulsky, a 15-year-old battling cancer, and his family. Along with registration, there was a silent auction and 50/50 raffle to help raise money.

The show registered 84 cars. Awards were presented to the Top 30, Best Chevrolet, Best Mopar, Best Ford, Best Rat Rod, Best Import, Best Motorcycle, Best Jeep, Club Participation, Best of Show, and Sean's Choice.

In addition to the car show, there was super midget racing for 6 - 13-year-olds going on at the same time. It was interesting to see the effort that went into prepping the super midgets for racing.

Getting back to the car show, The Best of Show award went to Gary Allwine with a 1963 Studabaker Hawk GT.

Sean's Choice was Frank Deering's 2000 Chevy Corvette.

To see some of the other award winners and cars from the show, CLICK HERE.

Columbus Cars and Coffee at Starbucks:

As reported previously, Columbus Cars and Coffee at the City has moved its weekly meet-up to Starbucks in Westerville, Ohio when there is an OSU home football game.

Mark Farmer was kind enough to send some photos from this Sunday's meet-up. There were between 40-50 cars in attendance. Mark commented that Starbucks is a busy place and not the most ideal location for cars and coffee.

In case you're wondering, the Ferrari in the photos is probably valued between 500K and a million dollars. I'll take two...

Other Area Shows:

  • The New Beginnings Church BGMC Car Show on Saturday had 40 plus cars in attendance. Kevin Foust and his 1941 Dodge WC 40 truck took the Best of Show honors.

Our good friend, Dale Pearce, received the Church's Choice award.

  • Speaking of Dale, he also received the Truck Cruiser of the Year Award at the final Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride event of the season at the Moose Lodge in Westerville, Ohio.

The Moose Lodge show registered 52 cars on Sunday. The Best of Show Award went to Jill McQuaide with a 1967 Ford GTA Fastback

  • Congratulations to Brian Thompson who received the Cruiser of the Year Award from Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers at the All About the Trophy Car Show on Sunday.
  • And Finally, a number of our friends attended the Pumpkin Run Nationals at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville, Ohio this weekend. The four-day event had 2411 cars in attendance. Our good friend, Pam Shankle, picked up at Top 20 award in the Mopar corral with her 1967 Dodge Coronet convertible.

Jeff Shankle came close to owning this pink Cadillac which would have made Bruce Springsteen very proud!

Special thanks to Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, Mark Farmer, and Shaun Sanders for their help preparing this week's report.

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