I always consider the first weekend in April the “official” start of the Central Ohio car show season. Some may argue it starts in March but I consider those March events to be more like a Preseason.
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News and Notes:
On Friday evening, both the inaugural Marysville Muscle Cruise-In and Spring Car and Bike Show at Tony’s Bar and Grill in London, Ohio had good turn outs for early season shows.
The Spring show in London registered around 45 vehicles. The Best of Show award went to this Ghost Busters themed Dodge Challenger.
Due to the recent behavior of some attendees, the organizers of Cars and Coffee at Lennox Town Center have decided to CANCEL the Saturday morning meets indefinitely. They hope to be back in the fall with new plans. Here’s their Facebook post. There’s always some bad actors that spoil the fun for everyone.
For a comprehensive list of Central Ohio shows and cruise-ins through the end of the year, check out the Save the Dates for 2021 page. The page is updated almost daily as more and more shows are announced.
The Richwood bank held its inaugural cars and coffee cruise-in on Saturday morning. The bank which is located at 1512 W. William Street (Rt 36) in Delaware, Ohio plans to host the cars and coffee on the first Saturday of each month through October. Cruise-in time is from 9 AM to 12 noon. There is no registration fee.
This Saturday a Ghostbuster replica car parked in front of the bank helped call attention to the cruise-in.
Chad Hoffman, president and CEO of Richwood Bank was on hand to serve coffee and greet customers. The cruise-in also included free giveaways and train rides. The lobby even has a pinball machine for anyone so inclined to play a game or two.
The morning started out slow but by the end 22 classic and muscle car owners stopped by to enjoy a cup of coffee and talk cars. Not bad for the first event. Hopefully as word gets out, more cars will join the festivities in the coming months.
Saturday morning I decide to make the trek down 315 and attend Columbus Cars and Coffee at Lennox Town Center. The unseasonably warm weather not only brought out a lot of car owners but also a lot of spectators. By 10 AM the parking lot was buzzing with people. By my unofficial count, more than 120 cars turned out for this week's cruise-in.
I have to admit I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Columbus Cars and Coffee. You tend to see cars that you wouldn't normally see at a "judged" car show. This Saturday was no exception. The morning featured a nice mix of classic, late-model, and modified cars. Read more
The Mid Ohio Cruisers will be holding their annual Snow Ball Cruise-in at the Marysville Burger King located at US 33/36 this Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 2-4 pm.
Saturday's forecast is calling for cloudy skies with highs in the upper 50's. The unusually balmy weather should bring out a few more cars than normal for this event.
I've been to multiple monthly cruise-ins hosted by the Mid Ohio Cruisers, however, this will be my first snow ball cruise-in. If it holds true to the monthly shows, there will be music from the 50's and 60's, door prizes, 50/50 drawing and 10 awards. Registration is free.
Dress warm and expect a crowded dining area. Hope to see you Saturday.