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Despite several cancellations, it's another full week of events in Central Ohio. This week's list includes those events scheduled through Memorial Day.

The three-day Springfield Swap Meet and Car Show highlight the weekend. On Tuesday, Pepsi's Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride start a monthly Pistons and Pizza cruise-in at various Masseys Pizza locations around Central Ohio. The Gahanna Massys Pizza is the site for this month's cruise-in. There is no registration fee to attend.

NEWS AND NOTES:

The big news this week is the organizers of the former Columbus Cars and Coffee at Lennox Town Center have announced their first car meet since suspending the Saturday meet ups back in April.

The first meet will be held on June 5th at the Whitehall Community Park on Hamilton Road in Columbus. The group has secured sponsorship from Byers and Lindsay Auto groups. Police will be on-site to make sure everyone behaves in a safe and orderly manner.

The Grace Chapel Community Church in Westerville, Ohio drew 48 cars on Wednesday evening for their first cruise-in of the season. Dan’s Deli provided food and refreshments.

The Thursday Cruise-in at the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio had another impressive turnout. The cruise-in logged 308 vehicles during the evening. No question the cruise-in is on track to hit the 500 mark in attendance this season. The quality of cars that show up each week is unbelievable.

By all estimates, Farrow's Hot Rods and Handlebars Car and Bike show in Sunbury, Ohio had close to 500 cars and Bikes combined Saturday evening.

The Rabid Customs Choice Award went to Steve Andrix with a 1954 Chevy Bel Air.

Nick Confalone and his 1964 Ford Fairlane took the Best in Show honors.

The first of two Powell, Ohio Sertoma Cruise-In and Pig Outs was held on Sunday. The show registered more than 85 cars. The Best of Show award went to Tom Dillion and his 1956 Chevy Bel Air.

The next Cruise-In and Pig Out is scheduled for August 8, 2021.

The last show to report on this week is the Saturday Night Cruise at Nik Fixx Automotive in Columbus hosted by Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers. Thirty-two cars attended the show. I don't know who won the Best of Show award.


There were minimal car shows and cruise-ins announced two weeks ago. Last week, however, was a completely different story. There were one or more announcements made every day.

June is jammed packed with events. The Save the Dates for 2021 page has over 40 events listed in June and this is not counting all the ongoing events during the month. Hold on to your hat, June is going to be a very busy month for car events in Central Ohio.

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Here are the Central Ohio events I've been able to gather for Memorial Day weekend.

I haven't been able to confirm the show at Tee Jaye's. Events seem to pop up or get canceled as we get closer to the weekend so feel free to check back often for updates.

Update: The Show at Tee Jaye's has been canceled. Ronnie Wineka is hoping to host the show in June.

News and Notes:

The Hilton Polaris Wednesday Night Cruise which was scheduled to start this week has been postponed indefinitely. I spoke with someone from the Hilton last week and the goal is to start the cruise-ins sometime in July, however, no date has been decided. Likewise, the weekly Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City slated to start May 28 has also been postponed indefinitely. Wayne Nisly, who manages the cruise-in, hopes the cruise-in can begin sometime in June.

Speaking of Plain City, it was announced on Monday that the annual downtown classic car show has been canceled for 2020. The show plans to return next year.

For an updated list of cancellations, postponements, and rescheduled events, check out the Save the Dates for 2020 page. I've been updating this page most every day.

The Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In scheduled for August 20-22 is looking for the following 1970 model year cars to display in the Special Vehicle Tent:

AMC Gremlin and AMC Hornet, Ford Pinto and Ford Maverick, Chevy Monte Carlo and Chevy Vega, Datsun 240Z, Dodge Challenger, Citroen SM, Porsche 914, and IH Scout II

If you own or know someone who owns a 1970 version of any of these vehicles and would love to see it prominently displayed at the Arthritis show, please email Kevin Gadd (email@kevingadd.com) or Jeff Larger (JLarger@route36mc.com).

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Hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!


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