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Rod Knockers May Show Breaks the 100 Mark

The Rod Knockers Car Club registered more than 100 vehicles for their May show at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio.

As always, the show attracts a lot of great vehicles from around the area.  There's always good participation from the Marysville, Delaware and, of course, Marion areas.

One thing I love about going to car shows is discovering something different and unique. This month it was a 1978 Cadillac "flower" car.At first, I thought the car had been modified by the owner but later was told there are several aftermarket companies that purchase factory vehicles and modify them to be used to transport flowers for funeral services.

I got a kick out of seeing a drain in the back of flower bed.


Another vehicle to catch my attention was Tom Hogan's "Solvette".

Tom had the sides of his 2007 Pontiac Solstice custom painted to mimic the look of a first generation Corvette.  Very unique.


The Rod Knockers show always includes door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.  This month the 50/50 raffle totaled $373 dollars,  a show record.

In addition to the door prizes and raffle, the club presents 25 "Favorite", DJ's Choice, and Club's Overall Favorite (essentially "best-of-show") awards to non-club members.  The cars of two clubs members are selected to also receive awards. What's neat is every month the awards are different.


Here's a sampling of this month's "Favorite" winners.

1931 Ford Model A
Owner: Chuck Stiger

1953 GMC pickup
Owner: John Conley

1968 Mercury Cougar
Owner: Bruce Landon

1952 Henry J
Owner: Ron Riser

1929 Ford Roadster
Owner: James Flood

1968 Ford Mustang
Owner: Vern Donahue

1964 1/2 Ford Mustang
Owner: Dave Fletcher

1969 Olds Cutlass convertible
Owner: Rich Timmons

1965 Chevrolet Impala
Owner: Pam Shankle

1973 Volkswagon Bettle
Owner: Val Donahue


1933 Chevy
Owner: Mike Church


1956 Ford Panel Truck
Owner: Rob Morgan


Greg Holloway and Dave Evans

Once again the Rod Knockers show proved why it's my choice for the best no registration fee "judged" car show in the area.  It's worth the drive to Marion.

There won't be a show in June because of the downtown Marion show on the same day.  The monthly shows will resume again on July 7th.


I only have one other show to report on from the weekend .  Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers had 90 cars show up at their monthly show at Buffalo Wings and Rings on East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio.

From the photos I received, the show had a lot of really nice cars.

The Best-of-Show award went to this red Oldsmobile 442.

Something tells me I know these people...