The Saturday morning cruise-in at the Richwood Bank in Delaware, Ohio had such a good turn out that parking had to be extended to the grass areas surrounding the bank. The bi-monthly cruise-in saw more than 43 cars and trucks drop in during the three-hour event.
Some really outstanding vehicles made an appearance this month.
Everyone that participates in the cruise-in gets a coupon for a free specialty drink (latte, cappuccino, smoothie) at the coffee bar inside the bank. The bank also raffles off a few door prizes at the end of the cruise-in. This month's prizes were a bucket of car care products, a case of motor oil, and at $50 gift certificate to Precision Alignment & Tire in Delaware, Ohio.
Weather permitting, the next cruise-in will be on Saturday August 4, 2018. If you're free that morning, stop by. It's a fun event.
REPORTS FROM OTHER SHOWS
The threat of rain kept a lot cars home on Thursday evening. The second week of the Der Dutchman Cruise-in saw attendance drop to less than 50 cars (from 90 cars the week before). The drawing for door prizes was held 45 minutes early so everyone could leave and avoid the impending storm. Fortunately, the bad weather dissipated as it got closer to Plain City and the evening turned out to be rain-free.
Scattered showers throughout the area on Friday evening also affected attendance at the "First Friday" cruise-in hosted by the Vintage Auto Club of Delaware. Only 20 cars showed up for this month's event. My car would have made 21 but light showers literally hit just my neighborhood around 4:30 pm and lasted almost an hour.
First Baptist Church:
The absence of rain on Saturday contributed to big turn out for the First Baptist Church Classic Car Show and Cruise-in in Grove City, Ohio. This show is part of the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride series. Attendance for the show hit 170 registered vehicles!
From the photos sent to me, the show looks like it attracted some outstanding cars and trucks.
Best of Show went to a 1965 Chevy Impala SS with a big block engine.Our good friend, Jeff Shankle, received the Pepsi Pick with his 1955 nitrous equipped Chevy.Route 40 West Jefferson:
Speaking of Jeff, he and his wife, Pam, headed over to West Jefferson following the First Baptist Church show to participate in the Route 40 West Jefferson Car Show. This show ended up with 53 registered cars. Jeff and his '55 Chevy took Best of Show. Two shows, two awards. I'd say that was a pretty good day.Shoot the Loop:
Another friend of ours, Frank Sanborn, and his 1972 Dodge Charger received a special award at the Shoot the Loop 26th Annual Cruisin' for Dialysis show in downtown Marion, Ohio. The award was a hand painted picture by someone from the show with kidney failure. This person paints a few pictures during the show which are given out as special awards. Frank was very honored to receive one.Despite the "iffy" weather at times, it turned out to be a good weekend of car shows and cruise-ins, especially for several of our friends.
I just took a quick glance at next weekend. There looks to be another big slate of events on tap. Look for another big report next Monday.