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Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, & Meet-Ups for May 13 – 19, 2024

1970 Chevy Camaro - Owner: J. C. Skedell

Another big week of car events in Central Ohio. Let's hope the weather is a little more cooperative than it has been.

Monday (May 13):

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Tuesday (May 14):

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Wednesday (May 15):

Thursday (May 16):

Friday (May 17):

Saturday (May 18):

Sunday - (May 19):

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The weather seems to be in this rain-every-other-day pattern with the last two Saturdays being rain days.

The Conkey Classic Car Show got ahead of the game and on Friday postponed its show to June 30th.

Der Dutchman had about 12 cars on Thursday thanks to the rain. I heard everyone who showed up got a free hot dog.

Creative Auto Group/Advanced Auto Parts Car Show:

The Creative Auto Group and the Advanced Auto Parts store in Marysville, Ohio held their third show of the season on Friday under clear skies. The show registered 25 cars and raised $180 for Marysville Food Pantry.

The Manager's Picks this month were Ron Griffith and his 1950 Ford F1 Pickup, Mark Larison with a 1965 Ford Cobra, Kenny and Sue G and their 2016 Challenger Hellcat, and yours truly with a 2023 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.

Hilliard 2nd Friday NAPA Cruise-In:

The 2nd Friday of the month cruise-in at the NAPA store in Hilliard, Ohio was also blessed with clear skies and no rain. Estimates have attendance at around 45 - 50 cars on Friday evening.

Here are some of the cars that attended the cruise-in:

Columbus Cars & Coffee at Starbucks:

With a limited schedule on Sunday because of Mother's Day, and no rain in the forecast, I decided to stop by Columbus Cars and Coffee at Starbucks in Westerville, Ohio.

I would guess between 40 and 45 cars stopped by during the 90 minutes I was there.

I had a nice conversation with Chuck Putsch owner of the blue 1961 Morgan 4/4 Series III you see at a lot of shows and cruise-ins. Chuck and his Morgan Club are gearing up for the British Car Days at Quaker Steak and Lube next weekend.

Here are a few more cars from the morning Cars and Coffee:

Other Area Shows:

Two shows that went on despite the rain showers on Saturday morning were the Spring Fling All Corvette Show at Quaker Steak & Lube in Columbus, Ohio. The second show was the Carroll Lions downtown car show in Carroll, Ohio.

This was the second year in a row the Spring Fling had to deal with rain. The show registered 115 cars on Saturday. Our good friend, Marc Cropper, braved the wet conditions and received a Top Five award for his 1991 Corvette.

After the morning showers passed, the downtown Carroll Lions Show registered 57 cars.

Members of the Old Goats Car Club, Dave Hiles, Chad Herrick, and Doug Mullens went home with Top 25 awards.

The Best of Show award went to David Ray's 1937 Studebaker Dictator 6.

That's all I have for this week. A big thanks to Jeff Shankle, Arch Mayer, Dale Pearce, Chad Herrick, Lynn Raduege, Marc Cropper, and John Crutcher for their contributions to this week's report.

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6 thoughts on “Central Ohio Car Shows, Cruise-Ins, & Meet-Ups for May 13 – 19, 2024

  1. Brian Mullins

    Thank you for providing the most organized, easy to follow Central OH car show calendar group on Facebook. I’m so glad I found this page. If there is anything you need followers to do for support, please let us know, we’d love to support this page. You’re doing a great job and are providing an awesome service to the car community!!!

    1. Kim Hawksworth

      You're welcome. And thank you for the kind words about the website.

      As far as support for the website, I'm always looking for info on shows or cruise-ins I wasn't able to attend. The number of cars in attendance and what car received the best of the show award if it's a judged show is what most people are interested in. You can send photos and info to

  2. Carl Fisher

    The date for the 3rd Annual Speak for the Unspoken Open Car Show has been changed to : Sunday, September 22, 2024, 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
    Registration is now open.

    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Thanks for the update on the date. I have changed the event date on the Save the Dates page to September 22nd.

      You mentioned Registration is open. Is there a link or flyer?

        1. Kim Hawksworth

          Thanks, Phil!

          I found the registration page on the MCO website shortly after Carl posted his comment. I placed a link to the registration form on the Save the Dates for 2024 page.


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