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Despite Cold Temps and Salty Roads, Veterans Day Show Has Good Turnout

Cold temperatures and areas of Central Ohio with salt on the roads did not stop 59 cars from participating in the Veterans Day Car Show at the American Legion Southway Post 144 on Sunday. 

This was Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers last show for 2018.

Big Dawg told me the Cruisers already have 19 events lined up for next year including the Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival.  This is a good sign that 2019 will be another big year for car events in Central Ohio. 


I think everyone was a little surprised by the turnout for Sunday's show.  A lot of nice cars and trucks braved the unusually cold temperatures to come out and celebrate our Veterans.

Here's a sampling of some of the vehicles that participated in the show:

The American Legion Post provided free (donations accepted) beans and cornbread dinner to all veterans in attendance.  I ordered a cheeseburger off the menu and have to say it's right up there as one of the best tasting cheeseburgers I had this season. 


Big Dawg presented custom made metal awards to the "Favorite" 25 cars, Big Dawg's Pick, Most Patriotic vehicle, and Best of Cruise.

Here were the top winners:

Big Dawg's Pick

1968 Chevy Nova - Owner: Chuck Kirk

Most Patriotic

2015 Chevy Camaro - Owner: Kevin Jahna

Best of Cruise

1967 Chevy Nova SS - Owner: Charles Seymour

This was likely my last show for the season.  It turned out to be a nice event to finish off the year.

Other Shows from the Weekend

Salt trucks from Marysville began putting brine down on route 33 Friday afternoon.  The salt, cold temperatures, and gusty winds all contributed to only four cars showing up for the final Creative Towing/Advanced Auto Parts show of the year.

Brisk weather on Saturday kept attendance down for the final Springfield Swap Meet and Car Show of the year.  Just over 20 vehicles participated in the car show portion of the event.

I know of only one event for this coming weekend and then that should be it for the 2018 car show season.  

Next week I'll take a look back at the year with my Good, Bad and Ugly for 2018. You don't want to miss it.