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Columbus Cars and Coffee and the Marion Rod Knockers

I originally planned to stop by the Last Friday Cruise-in, but after cleaning my car all day and a threat of showers in the area,  I decided to spend Friday evening at home.

Saturday's weather was much improved so the first stop of the day was at Columbus Cars and Coffee at the Lennox Town Center.

This was my fourth visit this year to the Saturday morning cruise-in.  Attendance was down a little from previous visits.  I'm guessing the holiday weekend had something to do with this.

I counted three Cadillac CTS-V that made an appearance.  Here are two of them.

The "Flux Capacitor" is alive and well in this Dorlean. I'll be darned if another 2017 Camaro ZL1 didn't stop by.  Counting mine, this is the third new ZL1 I've seen in the area   So far I've got the only manual transmission.  The other two are automatics.  
Speaking of new Camaros, this 6th generation SS 1LE stopped by.
I bet it's probably been awhile since you've seen a Volkswagen Rabbit pickup.  Who would have guessed several  would show up this morning.
An appropriate license plate for this Tesla.
Those are some lug nuts...
As usual,  a nice mix of cars turned out.  You can always count on seeing some interesting vehicles at Columbus Cars and Coffee.


Rural King in Marion, Ohio  was the second stop of the day for the car show put on by  Rod Knockers Car Club.

The club hosts this show on the first Saturday of each month (except June) from April through October at the Rural King on America Boulevard in Marion.  Registration is free.  You can purchase tickets for door prizes and the 50/50 raffle.  There's music and a food truck.  There's also options to eat at any of the local restaurants around the Rural King.

This month 97 vehicles registered for the show.  The weather cooperated with no rain.  It looked like we might get wet around 6 PM,  but a band of showers went south and missed the show.

The evening saw a lot of great cars and trucks.  Some, like this 1964 Corvair of Ron Johnson, are one of a kind. 
Dan Varner brought another of his "survivor" cars.  This one a 1956 Chrysler Newport Windsor with 32,000 original miles.
Nancy Russell has her work cut out keeping the white interior of her 1940 Chevy Coupe clean.

The engine bay of this '84 Camaro got a head start celebrating our nation's independence.
Dwayne Everly's 1949 Jeepster is a vehicle you won't see at many shows.
Some other vehicles that grabbed my attention were this 1971 AMC Javelin of Sonny Thomas.
This car has a little tilt to it.
Dennis Reed's '37 Chevy coupe.
The black wheels on this '34 Plymouth of Dick Eckard give the car a "sinister" appearance.
A good looking 1968 Firebird.
This is the first time this season I've seen the Divco ice cream trucked owned by Mike Jackson. The outside looks a little better for wear but the truck is powered by a relatively new marine engine.
This '59 Corvette of Jerry Galbraith was a "Manager's Choice" winner at the Spring Fling All Corvette show at Steak and Lube.
Another rare car is this 1968 Austin Healy.


The club presents 25 "Favorite" trophies and a special "Favorite"  trophy (aka "Best of Show") all the club members agree on .  What's cool is the trophies are unique and different each month. 
Our good friend Frank Sanborn and his 1972 Dodge Charger received one of the 25 "Favorite" awards.
The club members "Favorite" this month went to this '66 Chevy Nova SS owned by Tim Lemaster.  The members made a great choice!  As you can see, It's an impressive car.
This was my second Rod Knockers show.  I didn't win the 50/50 raffle this time but I still enjoyed the show none the less.

Weather permitting, I will be going to the Champaign Cruisers 20th Annual Firecracker Car, Truck and & Bike Show in Urbana on July 4th.  Look for a report from the show next Wednesday.  Until then, I hope to see everyone out there cruising.

2 thoughts on “Columbus Cars and Coffee and the Marion Rod Knockers

  1. Mike Mullen

    Great idea for this blog/website. I'm the guy with the White CTS-V in your picture from cars N coffee.

    I will follow you and pass on your info. Maybe I'll see you at an event in the future.

    BTW, nice looking ZL1

    1. Kim Hawksworth

      Thanks Mike. Your help getting the word out about this site is greatly appreciated.

      I thought a photo of your white CTS-V and the black CTS-V parked next to it would be cool. Both cars really stood out to me.

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