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NEWS AND NOTES
The cruise-ins and meet-ups this past weekend got a significant bump in attendance from the improved weather.
About 50 cars turned out for the River Pop-Up Meet in Upper Arlington on Friday evening.
The Marysville Mustang Club had a very successful season opener on Saturday. At one point during the afternoon, there was a line of cars 30-40 deep entering the parking lot at C&N Motor Cars.
When there's decent weather on a Saturday morning, you can count on a packed parking lot at Columbus Cars & Coffee at the City Apartments in Columbus. This past Saturday was no exception.
That's it for this week. A big thanks to Jeff Shankle for sharing his photos from this past weekend. And to Marco Gallardo for sharing the aerial photo of the Marysville Mustang Club's season opener.
Mopar fans and their hemi engines will be invading Hebron, Ohio this weekend for the 40th Annual Mopar Nationals. If you're a Volkswagon aficionado there's the Volkfest Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday in Pataskala, Ohio. And if you're into tomatoes, well, the 2021 Tomatofest Car Meet in Reynoldsburg, Ohio should be right up your alley.
NEWS AND NOTES:
The Der Dutchman cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio returned to form this past Thursday with more than 300 cars in attendance. For some unexplained reason, I photographed a lot of makes and models in pairs this week.
Hosanna Lutheran Church Car Show:
The 8th Annual Hosanna Lutheran Church Car Show in Pataskala, Ohio registered 89 cars on Friday evening. The Church presented awards to the Top 30 cars, a People's Choice award, and Best of Show. Judging was done on a points system.
The People's Choice Award went to Emma Leigh with a 1956 Mercury Monterey. Larry Steffey and his 2013 Roush Stage 3 Mustang took the Best of Show honors.
Click Here, for more photos from the Hosanna Lutheran Church show.
Karting Classic Car, Truck & Bike Show:
The Commercial Point, Ohio Karting Classic 4th Annual Car, Truck, & Bike Show registered around 130 cars on Friday. From the report I got, the show had a bigger turnout than expected. Looks like the organizers had some pretty nice trophies to present. To see more from the Karting Classic show, click here.
Richwood Bank Cruise-In:
The Richwood Bank in Delaware, Ohio hosted their second cruise-in of the season this past weekend. Thirty-two cars turned out for the Saturday morning affair. There were raffle prizes and coffee shop specials for anyone who registered a car. Joey Gill from Chesrown Chevrolet, Buick, GMC brought over a brand new 2021 mid-engine Corvette Convertible for display.
The bank plans to host another cruise-in the first Saturday in September and possibly a Halloween-themed cruise-in in October weather permitting.
Vettes, Rods and Classics Car Show:
After a one-year hiatus because of Covid, The Capital City Corvette Club returned to the Creekside district in Gahanna, Ohio on Saturday with their Vettes, Rods, and Classics Car Show. The show registered 298 cars. Thirteen short of the previous attendance record. From my casual observation as a spectator, it looked like the number of rods and classics were down a bit from previous years. There were definitely a lot of Corvettes!
Because of the threat of severe thunderstorms in the area, the awards presentation started around 4 PM instead of 5 PM as planned. I stuck around until the thunder and lightning started and then got out of there ASAP so I wasn't around for the Best of Show announcements. I found out later that no one else was around for the BOS announcements either because as they started announcing the C5 Corvette awards the monsoon rain started.
The winners are supposed to be posted to the Capital City Corvette Club's website. As of this writing, nothing has been posted. I'll post a link to the award winners as soon as it becomes available.
I did manage to get a photo of one award winner before the skies opened up. David Zitko and his 1971 Chevy Chevelle received the Gahanna Police Department Car Award.
The Best of Show award for the Rods and Classics went to Kevin Foust and his 1941 Dodge Wc40 Military Weapon Carrier. Paul and Kelly Beck and their 1966 Corvette convertible received the Best of Show for the Vettes.
To see more photos from the Vettes, Rods, and Classics show, click here.
Honor Flight/Vance Outdoors Car Show:
The Honor Flight/Vance Outdoors Show hosted by Pepsi's Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride crew registered 148 cars on Saturday. The show raised $95,000 for Honor Flight. Word has it Boots cut off his beard for charity.
The Best of Show award went to the 1930 Ford Five Window Pickup Truck belonging to Ralph Carle.
Click here, for additional photos from the Honor Flight/Vance Outdoors Show.
Powell Sertoma Cruise-In and Pig Out:
The Powell Sertoma Cruise-In and Pig Out Car Show returned back to the streets of downtown Powell, Ohio on Sunday. The show registered more than 140 cars. The Best of Show award went to Brett Gearhart and his 1967 Chevy Nova SS.
For more Cruise-In and Pig Out photos, click here.
Other Area Shows:
The Baltimore Ohio Festival Cruise-In registered 140 cars on Friday evening. Tom Stewart and his 1982 "Orange Crush" Chevy C-10 pickup received the Best Truck Award.
Dale Pearce and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup took Best of Show honors at the Amvets Post 1776 Red, White & Cruise Show in Logan, Ohio on Saturday.
The Hartford Fair Car Show in Croton, Ohio attracted 169 cars on Sunday. Dawayne Noble's Volkswagon received the Best of Show award.
Special thanks to Dave Bratton, Larry Walters, Dale Pearce, and Jeff Shankle for helping to make this week's News and Notes.
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BREAKING NEWS: Dan Boots Longenette of Auto Smarts Radio just posted that Colo’s Classic Car Show at the Columbus Zoo has been canceled for this year. No reason was given for the cancellation. If I find out any additional information, I will post it here.
It's one of those rare weeks where you can do a car show or cruise-in every day of the week if you wanted to.
The featured event this week is the London Cobra Show. The show will move between Dublin (host hotel) and London Ohio. I'm told a bunch of Cobras will be making a stop at the Der Dutchman Cruise-In on Thursday. If you're into Cobras, this will be three days of jam-packed fun.
NEWS AND NOTES:
With no rain in the forecast, the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio had another big evening of participation. The Cruise-in registered 378 cars on Thursday.
The rain Friday evening and Saturday morning put a damper on a number of events to start the weekend. The good news is the rain cleared out by Saturday afternoon and stayed away on Sunday.
The Mid Ohio Cruisers registered 56 cars Saturday evening at their monthly Cruisin' with the King Show in Marysville, Ohio. The club presented 15 "Club Favorite" awards and a Boyd's Tire & Service Choice Award. The Boyd's Choice Award went to Dustin and Emilee Evans with a 1977 Pontiac Can-Am.
After a three year hiatus, the car show at the bar and grill in Dublin, Ohio formerly known as On the Rocks returned on Sunday. The bar has undergone multiple owners since the last show was held there in the fall of 2018. The bar is now called the Last Call Music Bar and Grill. Mike Mitchell who organized and ran all the On the Rocks shows is still the main force behind the new show.
Despite Sunday being Fathers Day and some very warm temperatures and high humidity, the Last Call Music Bar and Grill Car and Bike Show registered 88 cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Awards were presented to the top 40, a Manager's Choice, and five Best of Show.
Here are the Manager's Choice and "Best of" winners:
Managers Choice 1971 Dodge Challenger RT Owner: Phil Monroe
Best Mopar 2016 Dodge Challenger RT Owner: Bob Kirst
Best Ford 1970 Ford Torino GT Owner: Chris Kraner
Best GM 1971 Buick GSX Owner: Jeff Fortner
Best Corvette 1969 Chevy Corvette Owner: Craig Grunkemeyer
Best of Show Runner-up 1948 Chevy Pickup Owner: Sam Parks
Best of Show 1962 Chevy Bel Air 409 Owner: Pete Lieb
For more photos from Der Dutchman, Cruisin' with the King, and the Last Call Music Bar and Grill Show, Click here.
Dale Pearce and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup took Best of Show and People's Choice honors at the Pataskala SDB Church Classic Car Show on Sunday.