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1948 Willys Overland Jeepster - Owner: Dennis Mowrey

It's Goodguys Week!

The Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals comes to town this weekend. It is the largest car event in Central Ohio, attracting car enthusiasts from all over the region. There will be impressive displays of classic, muscle cars, hot rods, and custom builds. Whether you participate with your car or as a spectator, it's worth the price of admission.

The excitement doesn't end when the day’s events wrap up at the Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals. Join fellow enthusiasts and keep the festivities going at the after-parties at the Crown Plaza North and Hilton Polaris Hotels, and Quaker Steak & Lube:


YouTuber, Automotive Adventures with Austin, has posted a new ride-along video he did today with a Goodguys official showing the changes to this year's show.


Just wanted to make everyone aware that there is major construction and I mean MAJOR CONSTRUCTION going on at the Ohio Expo Center. A YouTuber by the name of Automotive Adventures With Austin posted a video yesterday of the construction going on at the Expo Center. If you're bringing a car to the Goodguys be prepared for a lot of concrete blocks, fencing, and dust. It could be a big mess if it rains this weekend!

Here's the schedule for the upcoming week:

Monday (July 8):

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Tuesday (July 9):

Wednesday (July 10):

Thursday (July 11):

Friday (July 12):

Saturday (July 13):

Sunday (July 14):

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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Champaign Cruisers Firecracker Car, Truck, & Bike Show:

Originally, there were two events in the area scheduled on July 4th. The show at the American Legion on South High Street was postponed because of the weather forecast. This left the 26th Annual Champaign Cruisers Firecracker Car, Truck, and Bike Show in Urbana, Ohio as the only event.

In 2023, 676 entries were recorded, but this year only 295 vehicles were registered due to the threat of afternoon rain. The awards ceremony was moved to 1 PM in an attempt to get the show over before the rain started.

Central Ohio cruisers Jeff Shankle, Chad Herrick, and Kenny G received Sponsor's Pick Awards.

Chad, a member of the Old Goats Car Club, said a real live goat showed up at his car. Now that's a little freaky.

Thanks to Jeff Shankle for sharing his photos from the show. Here are some of the 295 cars:

Roundtown Cruisers Summer Cruise Night:

The Roundtown Cruisers Car Club hosted its July Summer Cruise Night show in downtown Circleville, Ohio on Friday.

This month the show had a little over 70 cars in attendance. The trophy winners were Mike Ramey and his 1932 Ford Coupe, Jim Moore with a 1962 Plymouth Wagon, Dallas Behrens' 1952 Chevy Suburban, and Rhonda and Steven Taylor with their 1956 Ford Pickup.

Horsepower Farms Cars, Coffee, and Donuts:

Horsepower Farms collector car and recreational vehicle condominiums on Home Rd in Powell, Ohio, hosted a cars, coffee, and donuts meet-up on Saturday morning. There were somewhere between 75 and 100 cars in attendance.

Here are examples of a single-storage condominium, a single-storage with a loft, and a double-storage condominium with a loft.

Jim Gill, owner of Chesrown Chevrolet GMC, has quite the collection of cars in his storage condominium.

There seems to be enough demand for storage condominiums that plans are in the works to build more units. If you'd like more information on Horsepower Farms, check out its website.

Stockhands Horses for Healing Car Show:

Sponsored by the Delaware Knights Auto Club and Artomotive, the third annual Stockhands Horses for Healing car show took place on Saturday off Rt 315 in Delaware, County.

Founded in 2014, the Stockhands Horses for Healing is a non-profit organization that provides equine-assisted therapeutic services to children and adults living with mental, physical, and emotional challenges.

This year the show set an attendance record with 145 registered vehicles. There was no set registration fee. It was whatever you wanted to donate.

There were door prizes, a gift card raffle, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle all to help raise money. The winning half of the 50/50 hit $433. All of which was donated back by the winner. All told, the show raised over $6000 for the organization. The most ever.

There were trophies for the "Top 25" along with a motorcycle award, Kids Choice, and Best of Show.

The Motorcycle Award went to Melinda Hines with a Hondamatic 400A.

The Kids Choice was a 2024 Mustang Dark Horse. Ironically, the winner received a diecast Chevy Impala.

Here are 24 of the Top 25 winners:

The Best of Show Award went to the 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 belonging to Chris and Stacy Selvaggio. A beautiful car!

Heart of Grove City Car, Truck, & Bike Show:

Sean "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers were back in Grove City, Ohio on Saturday for their second Heart of Grove City Car, Truck, and Bike Show of the season.

There were 70-plus cars in attendance for this second Heart of Grove City Show.

Here are a few of the "Top 35" winners:

Gary and Gregg Allwine took home the Best of Show honors with their 1960 Studebaker Lark VIII.

There will be one more Heart of Grove City Show this season on September 7, 2024.

Crossroads Car, Truck, & Bike Show at Chubby Hawaiian and West Church Social:

Just like last weekend, the Crossroads team hosted shows on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday the team was back at the Chubby Hawaiian Grill for the July show at the restaurant.

Lisa Gardner and her 2005 Mini Cooper received the Veteran Owned Vehicle Award.

Best of Show went to Dave O'Brien's 1970 Dodge Coronet convertible. Dave has owned the car for 54 years!

On Sunday the team hosted a show at West Church Social in Newark, Ohio.

At the end of the show, 31 trophies were awarded.

The Veteran Owned Vehicle Award went to Sherrill Luce for his 1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible.

The West Social staff picked the 1985 Chevy K5 Blazer owned by Matt Francis as Best of Show.

The next show for Crossroads Events will be at the Wings & Rings in Lewis Center this coming Sunday (7/14). They'll be back at West Church Social for another show on August 4, 2024.

The Point On Main Car Show:

The C-Town Cruisers were back at the Point On Main Sports Bar & Grill on Sunday for the July car show at the restaurant.

81 cars "officially" registered with another 20 - 30 cars taking up parking spaces but did not register.

There were awards for the "Top 30" plus Ladies Choice, Most Potential/Best Rat Rod, and Best of Show.

The Ladies Choice Award went to Ralph Carle's 1959 Chevy El Camino.

The 1934 Ford Coupe of Christian Antel received the Most Potential (MOPO)/Rat Rod Award.

Anthony and Carol Moye took home the Best of Show honors with their 1964 Chrysler 300.

The C-Town Cruisers will host the next show at the Point on Main August 11, 2024.

Junction City Independence Day Celebration Car Show:

The Independence Day Celebration Car Show in Junction City, Ohio registered 125 vehicles on Sunday.

Three members of the Old Goats Car Club, Douglas Mullen, Chad Herrick, and Chuck McKeever received awards.

Other News:

  • Dale Pearce traveled two hours on Saturday to attend a car show in Hillsboro, Ohio hosted by Max Sprague and the Ohio Car Shows and Cruise-Ins Facebook Group. There were 134 cars in attendance. Dale's 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received a "Top 20" award.

Best of Show went to Terry Bach with a 1969 Ford Mustang GT 500 signed by Carol Shelby.

That concludes another week of News and Notes.

I want to thank this week's contributors:

  • Dale Pearce
  • Russ Annis
  • Chad Herrick
  • Jeff Shankle
  • Jeff Coleman
  • Frank Russell
  • Lynn Raduege

I have a hunch there will be a lot of Goodguys photos on the pages of next week. Stay safe and stay cool.

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The big event this week will be the Performance Charity Car Show in Downtown Delaware, Ohio on Saturday. Originally scheduled for July, the show was postponed due to weather.

I contacted the Dairy Queen in South Bloomfield, the Sonic Drive-In in Heath and the Rusty Lug Nutz group out of Pickerington. All three told me they will continue their weekly cruise-ins as long as the weather is good and cars continue to show up. All predicted they would likely finish by the end of October.

CLICK HERE to skip the News and Notes section and go directly to the list of events.


Der Dutchman:

The last cruise-in of the season at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio set a new attendance record on Thursday. The cruise-in registered 439 cars! This broke the previous attendance record of 401 cars set back on August 20, 2020. The photo below will give you a sense of just how packed the place was Thursday evening.

CLICK HERE to see more photos from the final 2021 Der Dutchman Cruise-In.

Downtown Delaware First Friday:

Approximately 25-30 cars turned out for the final downtown Delaware, Ohio First Friday event of 2021. Ghostbusters appeared to be the unofficial theme of the evening.

Tolles Car and Craft Show:

The Tolles Career & Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio held their 4th Annual Car and Craft Show on Saturday.

The show registered 111 cars. Instead of dash plaques, the first 100 cars to register received a unique etched wooden plaque commemorating participation in the show.

The show presented a total of 23 awards. There were no "Favorites". Instead, each car was entered into one of 19 classes. Trophies were presented to each class winner. There was also a People's Choice award, a Best of Show award, and two special awards.

Clement Thun's 1947 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan was selected Best of Show.

To see more cars from the Tolles Car and Craft Show and the rest of the class winners , CLICK HERE.

Toy Barn Fall Car Show:

I registered to participate in the Toy Barn Car Show on Sunday but decided to go as a spectator due to the weather. I counted close to 70 cars and a decent number of spectators when I was there around 10 AM. Although this was a far cry from the number of cars and the crowd at the spring show back in May.

To see more from the soggy Toy Barn Fall Show, check out its PHOTO PAGE.

Other Area Car Shows:

  • The 8th Annual Mario Knapp Memorial Car Show held at Quaker Steak and Lube on Lyra Drive in Columbus, Ohio registered over 150 cars on Saturday.
  • Sixty-Five cars turned out for the 4th Annual BGMC Car Show at the New Beginnings Church in Columbus, Ohio
  • More than 160 cars participated in the Steve Austin's Auto Group Car and Truck Show in Bellefontaine, Ohio on Saturday. I received a report that the music was loud enough to cause hearing damage.
  • Rick Levine's 1970 Oldsmobile 442 convertible took Best of Show honors at the Community Christian Church Fall Craft, Vendor and Car Show.

If you have information about any other area shows that took place this past weekend, please feel free to post in the Comment Section.

I want to thank Dave Bratton, Cathy and Mark Krist, and Dale Pearce for their help making this week's report.

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