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The 2024 Central Ohio car show season goes from a smoldering burn to a HOT FIRE this week. There is a full schedule of events on both Saturday and Sunday.

Three weekly cruise-ins will kick off this week - Der Dutchman in Plain City, Full Throttle Thursdays in Obetz, and Grace Chapel in Westerville. This will make something to do every Wednesday and Thursday well into October.

Monday (April 29):

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Tuesday (April 30):

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Check out the Save the Dates for 2024 page for the most comprehensive and best-organized list of future Central Ohio car events.


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NEWS AND NOTES

Dick Ater Memorial Jaguar Jubilee:

The Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center in Springfield, Ohio was the site of the Dick Ater Memorial Jaguar Jubilee Car Show on Saturday.

The show featured a silent auction and four food trucks including one from Young's Dairy. All proceeds went to Ater's Drug-Free Clubs of America.

The show registered 77 vehicles. Unique steel-cut awards were presented to the top cars at the end of the show.

The Best of Show award went to Bob McKee and his 1959 Ford Thunderbird convertible.

Here are a few more cars from the 77 that attended the show:

Auto Show @ Walmart:

On Saturday, Doreen Baker and her team hosted their first of three car shows this year at the London, Ohio Walmart.

With the temperature in the 80s, the show registered 65 cars.

Dale Pearce posted a video to Facebook from the show.

The Best of Show Award went to the 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 XL convertible owned by Brock Smith.

American Legion Canteen Post #144 Car Show:

Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers hosted their first show of the season at the American Legion Canteen Post #144 in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday.

This was the first of six shows scheduled at Post #144 this season.

Officially, the C-Town Cruisers registered 76 cars. But there were a bunch more cars popping in and out during the show.

Chad Hilderbrand and his 1961 "pristine" Chevy Impala Bubble Top took home the Best of Show honors.

Toy Barn Spring Car Show:

When the weather is good, you can count with 100% certainty there will be a big crowd on hand for the Toy Barn Spring Car Show. Sunday was no exception with a "Standing Room" only crowd at the Dublin, Ohio Dealership. Schmidt's was there serving Bahama Mamas. The coffee and donuts concession ran out of coffee early but the donuts lasted till the end.

That's all I have for this week. I want to thank Chad Herrick, Dave Bratton, Dale Pearce, and Bryan Mauger for their contribution to this week's report.

I'm heading back to Ohio on Tuesday. If all goes well, I'll see everyone at the first Der Dutchman Cruise-In on Thursday!

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NEWS AND NOTES

Last week we lost another Central Ohio Cruiser. Calvin Rowland Jr of Urbana passed away on April 21, 2023, after a battle with cancer.

Many of you will recognize Calvin by his 1952 Chevy and 1987 GMC pickups. Calvin participated in shows all over Central Ohio with his trucks.

Our condolences go out to his family. Calvin will be missed.

Paul Radeuge Memorial Car Show:

Despite less than-ideal weather for a car show, some 60-plus cars attended the Paul Radeuge Memorial Car Show on April 23rd at the Outerbelt Brewing in Carroll, Ohio.

The Best of Show award went to Blake Behrens and his 1949 Chevy Business Coupe.

Import Face-Off (Spring):

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Import Face-Off may well be the second largest car event in Central Ohio after Goodguys.

Check out these photos from the event posted on the "TheFloat" website. The crowd is very impressive considering how cold and dreary it was that day.

For the second year in a row, the C6 Corvette belonging to Bling Amobi Breezy of the Street Kingz Car Club took Best Install and Best in Show at the Import Face-Off. Congratulations!

Logan Church of the Nazarene Car & Vendor Show:

Early morning showers didn't stop 40 cars from participating in the Logan Church of the Nazarene Car & Vendor Show on Saturday in Logan, Ohio.

Our good friend, Dale Pearce, and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received the Best Antique Truck award.

The Best of Show award went to Greg Simons and his 1962 Mercury Monterey.

Dick Ater Memorial Jaguar Jubilee:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Cruise & Ride crew presided over the Dick Ater Memorial Jaguar Jubilee Car Show in Springfield, Ohio on Saturday.

The show registered 70 vehicles. The show featured a nice silent auction with many items made from cut steel. Refreshments were provided by 4-5 food trucks on site. As you can see from the photo below, some of the awards presented were not your typical trophy or plaque.

Here's a small slideshow of some of the cars from the Dick Ater Jaguar Jubilee. A big thanks to Dave Bratton for sharing his photos from the show.

Masonic Lodge 475/VFW 3761 Car Show:

Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers hosted their first show of the season on Sunday in Baltimore, Ohio. The show had approximately 35 cars in attendance. Dale Pearce's 1950 3100 Chevy pickup took home the Best of Show honors. Dale had a very good weekend.

Finally, our good friend, Phil Monroe, and his 1971 Dodge Challenger RT received the Peoples Choice Award at the London Walmart Show on Sunday.

If anyone participated in the Toy Barn Car Show on Sunday, please share your experience in the comment section. I'm sure there was a good crowd there.


Special thanks to Dave Bratton, Dale Pearce, Anthony Musick, and Bling Amobi Breezy for their help in putting together this week's report.

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