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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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Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Despite the poor air quality caused by the Canadian wildfires, the weekly cruise-in at the Der Dutchman restaurant in Plain City, Ohio still drew 280 cars this past Thursday.

Auto Smarts Cruise & Ride at PCC Transportation:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio team were in Circleville, Ohio on Saturday hosting a car and bike show at PCC Transportation.

Rain showers throughout much of the show caused an early end. The show registered 41 cars rain and all.

The Honor Flight Pick went to Chad Herrick and his 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392.

Rhonda Taylor's 1967 Ford Mustang GT 500 "Eleanor" Edition received the Best of Show honors.

Street Elite Corvette Club Open Car Show:

The Street Elite Corvette Club hosted its annual "open" car show at Foundation Park in Pataskala, Ohio on Saturday.

The show registered 65 cars and managed to stay relatively dry for the entire event.

Dale Pearce's 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup received the Chief of Police's Choice award.

The Best of Show award for classic cars went to Greg Spangler and his 1987 Buick Regal Grand National.

Mick Proxmire's 2002 Corvette received the Best of Show for Corvettes.

Crossroads Car, Truck, & Bike Show at Eldorado's Food & Spirits:

Frank Russell and the Crossroads Events team were in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday hosting the monthly car show at Eldorado's Food & Spirits.

The rain that had been predicted to arrive mid-afternoon never materialized. Everyone and every car stayed high and dry throughout the entire show.

The following are the top Eldorado's Food & Spirits picks for this month:

The owner of Eldorado's Food & Spirits selected the Best of Show winner. Her pick this month went to the 1961 Volkswagon Beetle of Mark Garrett.

The Point on Main Independence Day Car Show:

Another show that the rain skipped on Sunday was the Independence Day Car Show at the Point on Main Sports Bar and Grill.

Hosted by Shaun "Big Dawg" Saunders and the C-Town Cruisers, the show registered 63 cars. The Best of Show went to Mark Evans with a 1969 Chevy Camaro.

Junction City Independence Day Car Show:

Junction City, Ohio held its 24th annual Independence Day car show on Sunday. Wet roads in the morning kept some cruisers at home. The show ended up registering 40 cars.

Our good friends, Anthony Musick, and Dale Pearce, received Best Mopar and Best Truck awards respectively.

The Best of Show award went to Melody Thomas and her 1963 Split-Window Corvette.

I'm going to end this week's News and Notes with a slideshow I put together from the photos Jeff Shankle took at three cruise-in/meet-ups this past weekend. The three were Honda Marysville Motorsports Car & Bike Night, Columbus Cars & Coffee at The City Apartments, and Marysville Motors Monthly Meet-up at Ramsey's Pizza and Pub.

Here is this week's News and Notes contributors:

  • Jeff Shankle
  • Chad Herrick
  • Anthony Musick
  • Dale Pearce
  • Phil Monroe
  • Mark Mitchell

A big thanks to every one of them for their help.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth of July. God Bless America!

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