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Cruisin’ with the King is Greeted with a Little April Chill

Saturday evening the Mid Ohio Cruisers hosted their April Cruisin' with the King at the Marysville, Ohio Burger King.

A steady Northeast wind quickly turned fairly comfortable temperatures at the start of the show into an April chill by the end.  It got cold enough to break out the gloves.  A number of participants couldn't take it and left early.  Fortunately, the club recognized the uncomfortable conditions and presented the awards 30 minutes early so everyone could go home and warm up.

A total of 50 cars registered for this month's show.  Per usual, a fair number of cars showed up but didn't register.  I'm always a little puzzled by this since registration is free.

Along with free registration, the show offers door prizes, 50/50 raffle and 10 "Favorite" awards.


Here are some of the cars that caught my attention.

An all original 1987 Shelby Charger belonging to Chris Sanborn.  It was last started sometime during the '90s prior to Chris purchasing the car several months ago.

Ron Kuhns' 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT

1969 Yenko Chevy Nova owned by Gary Turner of Bellfontaine, Ohio

1973 Pontiac Grand Prix belonging to Chris Houser from Marion, Ohio

Supercharged 2015 Corvette Stingray owned by Matt Herman.  Matt took advantage of the weather on Saturday to participate in three shows.  He started the day at Cars and Coffee at Lennox Town Center. Spent the afternoon at the Spring Car Show in London, Ohio.  And finally finished the day Cruisin' with the King.

This Charger Hellcat made a brief stop at the show.

Chet Rowland of Sunbury, Ohio and his 1957 Ford Fairlane 500

1967 Chevy Camaro belonging to Jeff Duncan from Marion, Ohio

1976 Chevy Corvette owned by Toman of Delaware, Ohio

Of course every car show needs protection from Zombies.  Joe Hamilton from Marysville was kind enough to provide that protection with his 1992 Jeep Wrangler.


This month's "Favorite" awards as chosen by the Mid Ohio Cruisers went to:

  • Daniel Cox - 1964  AMC Rambler Ambassador
  • Jeff Ducan- 1967 Chevy Camaro
  • Kim Hawksworth - 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1
  • Chris Houser - 1973 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • Brock Nelson - 1973 Mercury Cougar
  • Keith Merryman - 1965 Chevy II
  • Eric Rizell - 1958 international truck
  • Chuck Kumalaa - Willys Areo-Wing
  • Ron Kuhns - 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT
  • Chet Rowland  - 1957 Ford Fairlane 500


The first nice Saturday of the year brought out so many vehicles at Cars and Coffee at Lennox Town Center that parking turned into an issue.

The Spring Car Show in London, Ohio had 42 registered cars.  Our good friends did well at the show.  Jeff Shankle and his 1951 Ford Pickup took best of show.  His wife Pam, Frank Sanborn, and Matt Herman each received a "Favorite" award.







I received some very positive feedback regarding the Hollywood Gaming at the Dayton Raceway show.  Jeff and Pam Shankle made the drive over to Dayton on Sunday and sent some photos.

Registration was free and included a $10 voucher to the restaurant inside the casino.  Jeff said he and Pam both had rib eye dinners for a total cost of $6.  Well worth the cost to make the trip over to Dayton.

The show attracted 568 cars and trucks.  Jeff said it was well-organized.  The only downside is there were only 15 awards (5 categories with 3 awards per category) for that many vehicles. The upside was that first place in each category received a $250 cash prize, trophy, and gift basket from the casino.

Here are some of the photos Jeff sent.

Looks like this show may be worth marking the calendar for next year.      

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