Saturday's storms canceled or postponed several shows in the area. Fortunately, the weather dried out enough on Sunday for the Elgin High School Music Booster's to host their annual Music to Your Ears Classic Car show. Proceeds from the show help support music education for the Elgin school system.
This is the second year I've made the 48 mile drive from Columbus to participate in the show. It mostly attracts vehicles from the Marion, Upper Sandusky and Marysville areas.
One of the fun things about attending a show outside your home area is the opportunity to see vehicles you haven't seen before. The 77 registered participants brought an interesting mix of cars, trucks, motorcycles and few other odds and ends to this year's show. Here are few examples.
Can't say I've seen many semi trucks and dragsters at other shows.
Along with the usual door prize and 50/50 raffles, each registrant was automatically entered to win a California car cover.
To raise additional money, the boosters sold hot dogs, hamburgers and brats, as well as clothing and jewelry.
Students provided "live" entertainment.
The awards included 25 "Favorite" plaques, a "Kids Choice", "Favorite" two motorcycles, and "Best of Show."
Registration took place prior to entering the parking area and only required filling out a single card to hang in the window rather than the traditional two card system where the second card is used for judging. As a result, award winners were called out by the number on their window card, and not by name or description of their car. This made for a short awards presentation but also one that was extremely impersonal.
This was also the second show this year where a vehicle received multiple awards. I know judging is difficult, but I feel one of the top priorities should be to make sure there's only one award per entrant.
Even with awards called out by number, I did manage to find out the "Kids Choice" and "Best of Show" winners.
"Kids Choice" went to a Slingshot SL.
A '57 Chevy received the "Best of Show" award.
Here are some other cars from the show that caught my attention.
NEXT WEEKEND'S SHOWS
The Vintage Auto Club of Delaware and the Marion Rod Knockers will be hosting their monthly cruise-ins this coming weekend. Shows are also scheduled in Circleville and Chillicothe. Ruby Tuesday's is hosting a free weekly cruise-in from 5-9 pm at the Powell location on Rt. 23 starting this Tuesday (5/2). I plan to checkout it and the Rod Knocker's show this week.
For more listings of shows in your area, checkout the links section on the Community page. Until next time, I hope to see everyone out there cruising.