UPDATE: Jack Maxton has posted photos from the cruise-in to their Facebook Page.
Jack Maxton Chevrolet kicked off the first of their four monthly cruise-ins on Friday evening.The dealership has been holding these monthly Chevy only car shows for 26 years.
The third Friday in June, July, August and September the Maxton team moves all the cars from the west and front sides of the dealership to make room for the cruisers. There's live music, a DJ, 50/50 raffle, food truck and t-shirt raffle. Registration is free. The t-shirt raffle costs $5 for a chance to win $150 and $50. Maxton gives out more than 70 awards each show.
Despite the 90 degree temperatures on Friday, 250 vehicles registered for the cruise-in. An estimated 50-75 more cars and trucks showed up that didn't register.
This month's "live" music was provided by the band The British Invasion. The band is a big crowd favorite and has been the entertainment for the June show for as long as I can remember. I would dare say that many spectators came for the band and not the cars.
These monthly shows attract some of the cleanest new and restored Chevys from around the central Ohio area, and Friday evening was no exception. Here are some of the great looking cars that turned out for the evening.
This 1962 black Corvette convertible was a real eye catcher.
The color and wheels set off this 1956 pickup. The pickup next to it wasn't bad either.
A couple good-looking first generation Camaros.
The Maxton show has the dubious distinction of having more Corvairs in one location than any other place in the world.
Love the wheels on this '39 two door sedan.
Looks like this Camaro might have a problem getting home.
Here are some more cars that stood out from the evening.
Each month Jack Maxton hands out 70 "Favorite" plagues along with special awards for the featured vehicles of the month, DJ's Choice, and Best of Show. This month the feature awards were Maxton's:
- Favorite Corvette 53-67
- Favorite Corvette 68-82
- Favorite Corvette 84-present
- Favorite Truck
- Favorite Corvair
- DJ's Choice went to Bob Ping and his '39 coupe
- Gary Johnson received Maxton's Favorite Corvair
- The 1996 pickup of Bobby Rogers won Favorite truck
- Favorite Corvette 53-67 went to Steve Tucker and his 1962 Corvette
- Mark Twynam's 1980 Corvette received Favorite Corvette 68-82
- Tony Holland won the 84-present Corvette Favorite
Dave and Cathy Taylor's 2012 Corvette Grand Sport won the evening's "Best of Show" award.
If you like Chevys, it turned out to be another great evening even though it was a little on the warm side.