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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Good weather on a Thursday evening generally means a lot of cars at the Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio. This past Thursday was no exception. There were 353 cars in attendance. A nice percentage of those cars were attending the cruise-in for the first time.

Union Township Firefighter's Association Car Show:

The Union Township Firefighter's Association hosted its Inaugural car show in Milford Center, Ohio on Friday.

Registration was advertised as $15 the day of the show but turned out to be only $10 -- a pleasant surprise. With registration, you received one door-prize ticket. There was also a 50/50 raffle and a separate raffle for a Craftsman Miter Saw.

Dave Bratton won the miter saw.

The show registered 41 cars. There were award plaques for the Top 15 and Best of Show.

Here are 14 of the Top 15 cars:

Talk about a surprise, my 2017 Camaro ZL1 was picked Best of Show. I'm guessing the younger firefighters liked my car.

Zucchinifest Automotion Car Show:

Friday evening saw another big turnout for the Zucchinifest Automotion Car Show at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio. The show registered 202 cars.

Here's a little slideshow of cars in attendance.

Best of Show went to Brian Dumond and his 1969 Pontiac.

Richwood Bank Coffee & Cars:

The Richwood Bank in Delaware, Ohio hosted its final coffee & cars cruise-in of the season on Saturday morning.

As always, the coffee bar inside the bank was ready to prepare your favorite mocha latte or pour you a plain cup of coffee.

Doug, the bank manager, came around with that peanut butter and chocolate treat sipped through a straw I raved about last month.

The top door prize of a bucket of car cleaning products and a bottle of Henry McKenna bourbon whiskey went to a lucky cruiser. This month several shirts perfect for cruising were also raffled off.

Auto Smart Cruise and Ride at Ten Pin Alley Car Show:

For the second time this season, Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio team were at Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard, Ohio hosting a car show.

The Saturday show registered 75 cars.

Dale Pearce's 1950 Chevy 3100 received the Best Truck award.

The Best of Show honors went to Bryan Mauger and his 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo.

There were lots of beautiful cars at the show. Here are just a few.

Flywheels Car Show:

The Flywheels Car Club out of Marion, Ohio hosted its 3rd Annual Car Show on Saturday.

The show was held at Prospect Park in Prospect, Ohio. With lots of shade, the park made a perfect setting for a car show. There were half a dozen food trucks providing food and refreshments. A Matco Tool truck was also available in case a car needed repair.

The show turned out to be the biggest one on Saturday with 245 registered vehicles.

There were 70 or 80 awards presented at the end of the show. Although it was not officially announced as Best of Show, the final award went to Buddy Glassburn and his 1966 Corvette convertible with an LSA motor.

Here are a few more cars that participated in the Flywheel show.

Tremont City Car/Bike Show & Barbeque:

Tremont City, Ohio held its 13th Annual Car/Bike Show & Barbeque on Saturday.

The show was in honor of Edward "Eddie" Flora. Eddie was a local car race legend out of Springfield, Ohio who passed away in 2016. He still holds the record for the CC/GS Class in drag racing. His passion was building high-performance engines and racing.

The show had over 80 cars in attendance. Ten awards were presented at the end of the show.

The Best of Show/Eddie Flora award went to Kevin Foust and his 1941 Dodge WC40 Weapons Carrier.

Mechanicsburg First Responders Car Show:

The Mechanicsburg, Ohio Fire Department and E.M.S. held their fifth Annual First Responders Car Show on Saturday.

Besides the cars, tons of hot dogs, hamburgers, and fries were grilled up at the firehouse.

This year the show had 130 entries. Awards were presented to the "Top 45" along with 10 "specialty" trophies.

Frank Deering's 2000 Corvette received a Top 45 award.

Best of Show went to Mark Evan's 1969 Camaro. Mark's Camaro has received two BOS and a Runner-up BOS this season.

Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show:

On Sunday, the Dublin AM Rotary held its 5th Annual Classic Car Show in the Historic Business District of downtown Dublin, Ohio.

The show had a tremendous amount of spectator traffic throughout the entire event.

The number of cars registered totaled 100.

The flyer advertised trophies for the Top 30 picks and Best of Show. However, only 24 trophies were presented plus the Best of Show. Of the 24 awards, six were special category awards. These included Sports Car, Rotarian, Veterans Award, Motorcycle Pick, Judge's Pick, and a Memorial Trophy honoring Pete Fuhlbrigge. Pete was a "car guy" and Dublin AM Rotarian who passed away suddenly last fall.

Here are the cars that received the special category awards:

The Best of Show Award went to our friend, Harry Ours, and his 1940 Ford Panel Truck.

Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival Car/Truck/Bike Show:

The City of Canal Winchester, Ohio held its 101st Annual Labor Day Festival this past weekend. With the help of Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers, the Festival included a car, truck, and bike show as part of the weekend festivities.

There were 200 cars in attendance on Sunday. Awards were presented to the "Top 50" cars plus awards for Best Truck, Best Bike, MOPO/Rat Rod, Mayor's Choice, C-Town Cruisers Choice, Queen's Choice, and Best of Show.

Dale Pearce's Chevy 3100 Pickup received one of the "Top 50" awards.

Jeff Irwin's 1966 Corvette was picked Best of Show.

River Car Rally:

The River Church in a Barn held its 21st Annual River Car Rally on Sunday.

The church is a converted barn two miles north of the city of Delaware, Ohio on Route 42.

As long as I can remember the Car Rally has always been on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and has always had free registration, free hot dogs, snow cones, and popcorn.

This year 97 vehicles attended the Car Rally. The judging was by "People's Choice". Voting for your favorite cars could be done by ballot or on your smartphone. The vehicle with the most votes was awarded the Pastor's Choice Award (aka Best of Show).

The vehicle receiving the most votes and therefore the Pastor's Choice Trophy was Kevin Foust's 1941 Dodge WC40 Weapons Carrier.

If you'd like to see more cars from this year's River Rally, CLICK HERE.

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

Frank Russell and the Crossroads Events team were back at Eldorado's Food & Spirits on Sunday for the September car show at the restaurant.

The "Spotlight" car for this show was the Dodge Challenger. The Spotlight Award went to Jason Huff with a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

This month's Larry Bickers Daily Driver Award went to Jesykah Catron's 2010 Chrysler 300S.

The 1936 Plymouth Coupe belonging to Rick and Danielle Grogan was selected Best of Show.

The Crossroads Events team will be back at Eldorado's for two more shows this season, October 8th and November 5th.

Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show:

I would be neglect if I didn't mention the Springfield Swap Meet and Car Show that took place this past weekend at the Clark County Fairgrounds.

The event was only two days (Friday - Saturday) instead of three as in past years. There is NO November Swap Meet and Car Show this year.

Jeff Shankle posted a bunch of photos to his Facebook page from the two-day swap meet. Here are the links to his photos. You'll need a Facebook account to see them.


Whew! Combine a long Holiday weekend, with beautiful weather, and tons of Central Ohio car events, and News and Notes turns into a small book.

A big thanks to the following people for sending photos and info about this past week's events:

  • Jeff Shankle
  • Dale Pearce
  • Dave Bratton
  • Chad Herrick
  • Frank Russell
  • Kevin Foust
  • Craig Grunkemeyer

I hope everyone has a good week! Stay safe. Look for a new list of Central Ohio car events and a News and Notes report next Monday.

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2006 Chevy 2500 Pickup - Owner: Cindy Howard

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NEWS AND NOTES

I'm starting off this week's News and Notes with a "Better Late than Never" entry.

Last Sunday Brett Gearhart was kind enough to send me information on the Battle of the Brands Car Show that took place on Saturday (July 29) in Sunbury, Ohio. Unfortunately, I didn't see Brett's email until Wednesday so it missed last week's News and Notes. Oops!

Without further ado, here's the scoop on the show.

There were a total of 109 cars registered. Brett Gearhart's 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS received the Best of Show award.

Congrats to Brett and mea culpa for not seeing his email on Sunday.

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Attendance jumped back into the three hundred (303 to be exact) this past Thursday at the Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio.

The rocking chair and die-cast cars Wayne received as birthday gifts last week were on display in the barn.

Downtown Delaware First Friday Cruise-In:

Twenty-nine cars participated in the First Friday Cruise-In in downtown Delaware, Ohio on Friday evening.

The highlight of the cruise-in was a rare sighting of Dan Varner's 1991 Camaro Z/28 1LE with only 4800 miles on the odometer. In my opinion, it's one of the best if not THE best car in Dan's "Survivor" collection.

Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In:

The Delaware, Ohio branch of the Richwood Bank hosted its monthly Coffee and Cars Cruise-in on Saturday morning. There were 30-plus cars in attendance.

The volunteers working the coffee bar inside the bank offered a treat called a "Buckeye" to everyone who brought a car. I have no idea what was in the treat. The concoction definitely had peanut butter and chocolate in it. Whatever the ingredients, it tasted awfully darn good!

At the end of the cruise-in, the bank raffled off four door prizes. The top prize was a bucket of car care products along with a fifth of Henry McKenna's bourbon whiskey. The winner cannot only clean their vehicle but have a good time doing it.

Vettes, Rods, & Classics Charity Car Show:

The Capital City Corvette Club hosted its 21st Annual Vettes, Rods, & Classics car show on Saturday. The show is always held on the first Saturday in August unless rained out. The location is the Creekside district in Gahanna, Ohio, a wonderful venue for a car show.

All proceeds from the show go to benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Live entertainment was once again provided by the band Reelin' in the Years.

The club presented more than 80 awards at the end of the show. The unique thing about Vettes, Rods, and Classics is awards are presented for both the Rods/Classics and the Corvettes. There was an assortment of "Specialty" awards and Best of Show winners for each category.

This year the show registered a total of 247 cars.

Here is the list of "Specialty" Award winners:

The Best of Show for the Rods & Classics went to Antoine Davis and his 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The 1963 split-window Chevy Corvette belonging to Melody Thomas took home the Best of Show honors for the Vettes.

Here's a sampling of cars that participated in the Vettes, Rods, & Classics Charity Car Show:

Vineyard East Car, Truck, and Bike Show:

The Crossroads Events team was in Pickerington, Ohio on Saturday hosting the Vineyard Columbus East Campus Car, Truck, and Bike Show.

Thirty-five awards were presented at the end of the show.

The Larry Bickers Daily Driver Award went to Bob Salters with a 2014 Chevy Camaro LS2.

The "Spotlight" car of the show was a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am belonging to David Grove.

Bill McCulloch and his 1937 International D-2 pickup took home the Best of Show award.

Commercial Point Karting Classic Car, Truck, Jeep & Bike Show:

The 6th Annual Commercial Point Karting Classic Car, Truck, Jeep, & Bike Show took place Saturday evening in downtown Commercial Point, Ohio.

Issues with insurance eliminated the Go Kart racing through the streets of Commercial Point this year. There was, however, a free concert from the band McGuffey Lane.

The show registered 126 vehicles. Awards were presented after the McGuffey Lane concert which ended around 9 PM.

Chad Herrick's 2018 Dodge Charger Daytona 392 received a "Premium Choice" award.

Dave and Jackie Hiles' 1962 Dodge D100 pickup received the Best Truck award. Kenny G's 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat received one of the three 2001 to Present awards.

The Best of Show award went to Ron Leibrock and his 1969 Restomod Camaro SS.

The Point on Main Bar & Grill Car Show:

Shaun "Big Dawg" Sanders and the C-Town Cruisers were at the Point on Main Street Bar & Grill on Sunday hosting its August show.

Mark Mitchell organized a get-together of members from the ssrFanatic.com forum for Sunday's show. In all, 19 members showed up with their Chevy SSR. Some traveled from as far as Tennessee and Pennsylvania to attend.

The threat of rain didn't deter 81 cars from registering. Awards were presented to the "Top 30" plus a Ladies Choice, Rat Rod/Mopo (most potential), and Best of Show.

Jeanne Whitling and her 2015 RHD Jeep Wrangler (aka Cookie Monster) received the Ladies Choice Award. Jeanne drove her Jeep all the way from Pennsylvania to participate in the show. The C-Town Cruisers seem to be getting quite the national attention.

The Best Rat Rod/Mopo award went to the 1974 Chevy Camaro Z/28 belonging to Blake Lipkey.

Eddie Smith's 1974 Plymouth Road Runner received the Best of Show honors.

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

Frank Russell and the Crossroads Events team literally traveled across town on Sunday to host the monthly car show at Eldorado's Food & Spirits located at the corner of Morse Road and High Street.

The Crossroads team presented 30 awards.

The Larry Bickers Daily Driver award went to Shannon Williams and his 1956 Buick Super all original.

The show's "Spotlight" car was the 2020 Ford Mustang GT belonging to Anthony Green.

Best of Show honors went to Sophie Patch and her 1929 Ford Model A. Sophie also received the Mayor's Choice award at the Vettes, Rods, & Classics Charity Car Show the day before.

Other Area Shows:

  • On Friday evening the Hosanna Lutheran Church in Pataskala, Ohio registered just under 100 cars for its annual car show. Jesse Bickell with a 1947 DeSoto received the Best of Show award.
  • The Rhythm & Rib Fest Cruise-In in downtown London, Ohio on Saturday evening had about 75 cars in attendance.

  • On Sunday, Dick "Hot Dog" Ryman was back at the Heart of Ohio Antique Center in Springfield, Ohio spinning the tunes and passing out wooden nickels at its monthly cruise-in. There were just under 60 cars in attendance.

That's all I have for this week. A big thanks to the following folks for sending photos and info about this past week's events:

  • Jeff Shankle
  • Chad Herrick
  • Frank Russell

I hope everyone has a good week! I'll see you again next week with a new report.

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1960 Chevy 2-Door Biscayne - Owners: David & Sharon Wray

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Thanks to the warm temperatures attendance was down a little this week at 297 cars.

The weekly cruise-in at the restaurant in Plain City, Ohio has become so popular even the police are attending.

Also in attendance this week was the first mid-engine Corvette with a Lingenfelter Supercharger Package. This package takes the LT2 engine in the C8 Corvette from 495 HP up to 700 HP.

Two other cars really stood out at this week's cruise-in. Bryan Mauger's 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo and a deep red second-generation Corvette convertible. Both cars were every bit worthy of Best of Show status.

There will be a celebration of life for Wayne's late wife, Luella, this Thursday, June 8. The long-range forecast is calling for partly sunny skies with temperatures in the low 70s. Wayne would love to see 500 cars attend.

Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars:

Between 30 and 40 cars turned out Saturday morning for the Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In in Delaware, Ohio.

Participants could enjoy a free cup of coffee or latte from the coffee shop inside the bank. A donuts and coffee truck was set up in the parking lot for those wishing a little more than coffee.

The cruise-in ended with a door prize raffle. The top prize was a bucket of car cleaning products and a fifth of Old Forester Bourbon.

Bryan Lewis Memorial Car Show:

Carz and Causez hosted its first-ever car show on Saturday at the Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio. The show was in honor of Bryan Lewis, a member of the Empty Pockets Car Club, who passed away in 2021.

Despite the very warm temperatures, the event registered 154 cars. Food and refreshments were available from the Corn Dog Castle food truck. DJ Ronnie Wineka spun the toons during the afternoon. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Learning 4 Life Farm.

Awards were presented to the "Favorite 45" cars along with DJ's Choice, Sponsor's Choice (Vienna Door Company), Church's Choice, Charity's Choice, and the Bryan Lewis Memorial Award.

Here are the "Choice" winners:

The Bryan Lewis Memorial Award was presented to Derek Hayes and his 1983 Zimmer Gold Spirit.

Here are some of the "Favorite 45" from the show:

It turned out to be a pretty good day for some of the members of the Rusty Lug Nutz Facebook Group.

Left to right: Dr. Ron Rogers, Cindy Rogers, Dale Pearce, and William Brown

Auto Smarts Radio Cruise & Ride at Grove City Baptist Church:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Radio Crew hosted their second car show of the season at the Grove City Baptist Church Saturday afternoon.

The show registered 120 cars. A line of thunder showers moved through the area around 5 PM soaking everyone and everything. The rain moved out allowing Boots to hand out the awards early. Unfortunately, the Best of Show winner, Chip Cooper, and his 1968 Camaro left the show early so he didn't receive the trophy.

Here's a little slideshow of some of the cars from the show before and after the rain.

Trisha's Rescue Car and Bike Show:

The Newark Eagles Club in Newark, Ohio was the site of Trisha's Rescue Car and Bike Show on Sunday.

Proceeds from the show hosted by Trisha Wilson go to rescue, spay, and neuter stray dogs and cats.

With slightly cooler temperatures on Sunday than on Saturday, the show registered 103 cars.

There were door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Everyone who registered a car got a door prize ticket.

Bounce houses were set up for the kids to have some fun.

The show presented awards to the "Top 30". In addition, there were awards for Best GM, Best Ford, Best Mopar, Best Truck, Best Bike, Best Import, and Trisha's Pick.

Here are the Best Of winners:

Greg Everingham took home Trisha's Pick with his 1954 Cadillac Series 62.

Other Area Shows:

  • Big Dawg and the C-Town Cruisers hosted a show at The Point On Main Street Sports Bar and Grill on Sunday. The show registered 68 cars. The Best of Show honors went to Ted Tickle and his 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7.

  • There were 85 cars in attendance Saturday evening at the Rod Knockers monthly show at the Rural King in Marion, Ohio. Here are a few of the cars that attended the show.
  • Although technically not an area show, our good friend, Chris Kraner, participated in the Ford Nationals at Carlisle, Pennsylvania with his Torino this weekend. There were approximately 4000 cars in attendance.

That's it for this week's report. As I mentioned, next week, especially Saturday, has a ton of events. I'll try to report on as many shows as possible.

I want to thank Dale Pearce, Dave Bratton, Anthony Musick, Jeff Shankle, Chad Herrick, and Chris Kraner for contributing to this week's report.

I hope everyone has a good week.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Once again a weather pattern of rain showers Saturday, Sunday, and Monday hampered the car events scheduled for the holiday weekend. I know of three shows (two of them on Labor Day) that were canceled and others that decide to take place rain or shine with lower-than-expected attendance.

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In

Attendance at the Thursday evening cruise-in in Plain City, Ohio was slightly up this week from last week with 309 cars.

There were two unique vehicles in attendance. The first was a 1988 Crown Super Coach school bus its owner called the "Beast". The bus is 38 feet in length with a gross vehicle weight of 37,400 lbs and seating for 84 passengers.

The second vehicle is a sports car I'm sure most of you have never heard of called the Panoz Esperante. It was assembled in Hoschton, Georgia from 2001 to 2007. It was available in either a coupe or convertible. The power plant was engines from either Ford or GM. Everyone that helped build the car put their signature under the hood.

Zucchini Festival Car & Motorcycle Show

One of the scheduled events at The Zucchini Festival held at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio on Friday evening was the annual car and motorcycle show. This show is part of the Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride series.

The show registered just under 170 cars with an estimated 25-30 more cars in attendance that didn't register.

There were a total of 53 awards presented at the end of the show. Some of those awards included the Top 25, Automotion Picks, Best Bike, Mayor's Choice, Council's Choice, and Best of Show.

Andrew VanErt and his 1968 Chevy Chevelle took home the Best of Show honors.

CLICK HERE to see more award winners and the rest of the cars in attendance at the Zucchinifest Show.

Richwood Bank Coffee & Cars Cruise-In

The Richwood Bank in Delaware, Ohio held its final cruise-in of the season on Saturday morning. Approximately 16 cars turned out for the event. As usual, complimentary caffeinated and decaffeinated beverages were available to anyone registering a vehicle from the coffee bar inside the bank.

This month's raffle prizes included a couple of duffle bags with pizza coupons inside and bucket caddy filled with car care products and a fifth of Coopers' Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. One lucky cruiser went home not only able to clean his car but have a good time in the process.

Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show

Showers on Sunday morning held attendance down at the 3rd Annual Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show in the historic downtown Dublin, Ohio business district. When I arrived around 11 o'clock, only 18 cars had registered for the show. After the rain took a break for a few hours and the roads started to dry, the final registration reached 51 cars.

The show presented "Top 30" picks and a Best of Show.

Our good friends, Jeff Shankle and Dave Bratton received special awards. Jeff's 1972 Buick station wagon received the Woodhouse Day Spa's pick and Dave's 1937 Ford convertible received the "Wild Ride" award.

The Best of Show award went to the 1961 Morgan 4/4 Series III belonging to Chuck Putsch.

To see more from the Dublin AM Rotary show, CLICK HERE.

Other Area Shows:

  • The Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride atTen Pin Ally Car Show in Hilliard, Ohio on Saturday registered just under 60 cars. The Best of Show award went to Dr. Ron Rogers and his 1969 Plymouth GTX
  • The Mechanicsburg First Responders Car Show on Saturday had 148 cars in attendance. If anyone knows who won Best of Show, please post it in the comments.
  • Eighty-seven cars attended the Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival Car/Truck/Bike Show on Sunday. Tom Stewart's "Orange Crush" 1982 Chevy C10 pickup received the Best Truck award. Blake Behrens' 1949 Chevy Business Coupe took home the Best of Show honors.

Members of the Rusty Lug Nuts took home some hardware from the show.

  • The Flywheels car show in Prospect, Ohio on Saturday had 216 cars in attendance.

That's it for this week. If you have info about other shows that took place this weekend, please feel free to post it in the comments section.

A big thank you to Jeff Shankle and Dale Pearce for their help preparing this week's report.

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NEWS AND NOTES

Der Dutchman Thursday Cruise-In:

Not much to report this week from Der Dutchman. Only 53 cars attended the cruise-in on Thursday thanks to scattered showers in the area. Not one drop fell on the cruise-in, however. Jeff Shankle and his Phone stayed dry the entire evening so no car photos were missed because of the weather. 😎

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Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In:

With two other events in Delaware, Ohio on Saturday and the threat of morning rain, attendance was light at the Richwood Bank Coffee and Cars Cruise-In. Those that did attend not only got a free cup of their favorite morning beverage but were also treated to a demo of Kevins Towing's "heavy rescue" truck. What an impressive piece of equipment!

At the end of the cruise-in, the bank held a drawing for three door prizes. The top prize was a bucket of car care products and a bottle of Henry McKenna Bourbon Whiskey. As luck would have it Adam Lester, the winner of the top prize, rode his Harley to the cruise-in. The bottle of whiskey made the return trip to the bank in his car well worth it.

The Richwood Bank's next coffee and cars is scheduled for September 3, 2022.

Vettes, Rods, and Classics

The Capital City Corvette Club hosted its annual Vettes, Rods, and Classics Car Show at the Creekside district in Gahanna, Ohio on Saturday. Proceeds from the show benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The club registered 183 vehicles. As in past years, the rods and classics are judged separately from the Corvettes. Awards are presented to both groups along with a Best of Show winner chosen for each group.

The band Reelin' in the Years made its return to the show as the featured entertainment. If you haven't had a chance to hear the band, you should. They are one of the best local bands in my opinion.

The Best of Show award for the Rods and Classics went to Pat Jackson and his 1954 Chevy 3100 pickup truck.

The 1969 Corvette of Craig Grunkemeyer received the Best of Show award for the Vettes. Craig has the distinct honor of having both of his Corvettes receive the top award at the Vettes, Rods, and Classics show. His 1967 Corvette convertible won the Vettes BOS in 2017.

Here are the "Special" award winners starting with Jim McGruder with the Esoteric Detailing Award.

Mark Lester and his 1967 Chevy Camaro received the Best GM Award.

Not pictured:

  • Club Participation Award: Corvette Crew
  • Gahanna Parks and Recreation Award: Ryan Daniels - 2005 Chevy Colorado pickup
  • Best Mopar: Larry Ward - 1983 Dodge Truck D150
  • Best Ford: Phillip Lake - 2018 Ford Mustang
  • Corvette Car Award: Dan Shillingburg - 1965 Corvette
  • Jegs Award: Joel Charriez - 1993 Mazda
  • Mifflin Twp Fire Chief Award: Chris Zigan - 2011 Corvette
  • Mayor's Award: Larry & Vicki Tisdale - 1956 Chevy Bel Air 2 Dr Post
  • Best Import Award: Ryan Daniels - 2019 Honda Monkey
  • Wheel Craft Award: Jeff "Chubbo" Williams - 2016 Corvette Z06
  • Coughlin Chevrolet Award: Jim Van Paepeghem - 1967 Corvette Convertible
  • UBS Muirfield Wealth Partners Award: Cal Berkey - 1957 Ford Thunder Bird
  • ISCO Award: Tom & Brian Scott - 1996 Corvette Grand Sport

To see more cars and scenes from the Vettes, Rods, and Classic Show, CLICK HERE.

Powell Cruize-In & Pig Out

Larry Coolidge and the Powell DT Sertoma Club held its 30th Annual Cruize-In and Pig Out Car Show in downtown Powell, Ohio on Sunday.

This year's show registered 111 cars. Unfortunately, the forecast for a 10% chance of rain turned into 100% around one o'clock.

The rain lasted for about 90 minutes. Nothing is more frustrating than getting your car completely dried off from the first shower only to have another shower come through a few minutes later. Thank goodness the sun came back out in time to dry the roads by the end of the show.

The Sertoma Club presented award plaques to the "Top 50" cars and trucks along with six "Special/Choice" awards and a Best of Show.

Here are the "Special/Choice" award winners:

The Best of Show Award went to Matt Reed with a 1968 Oldsmobile 442.

CLICK HERE to see more from the Powell Cruize-In and Pig Out.

Vanity Club Heels & Wheels Car Show (July 30th)

Bob (aka Country) sent me more information on the Heels & Wheels Car Show from July 30th.

The show had it's best attendance ever with 81 cars registered. Bob estimated that another 20 cars showed up but didn't register. Eighteen of the club's "Hotties" were in attendance.

Here is the Best of Show winner and a few other cars that attended the show courtesy of MoBear Photography.

Other Area Car Shows

  • The Commercial Point, Ohio Karting Classic Show on Friday registered 87 vehicles. Best of Show went to a Mercury Cougar. Tom Stewart's "Orange Crush" Chevy pickup received a Top 25 award.
  • The Heart of Ohio Antique Center in Springfield, Ohio added a swap meet to this month's cruise-in on Sunday. Approximately 80 cars were in attendance.
  • On Sunday, Dale Pearce and his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup took 1st Place honors at the Vineyard Columbus East Campus Car Show in Pickerington, Ohio.
  • The Kenton Moose Lodge Show on Saturday registered 98 cars.

I want to once again thank Jeff Shankle, Dale Pearce, and Bob (Country) for their help preparing this week's report.

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Another month of the season is in the books. Only two and half months of events left for this year.

This week's list includes events scheduled on Labor Day, and boy is this holiday weekend packed. The 10-day forecast calls for cooler temperatures. Let's hope it's accurate.

NEWS AND NOTES:

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Although a drop of rain never fell on the Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, Ohio Thursday evening, the weather around the area kept attendance down to 77 cars. I got caught in a downpour driving through Dublin, Ohio on my way to the cruise-in. My black Camaro needs a thorough washing this week as it's a mess.

Jay Vanscoy Car Show:

The Hilliard, Ohio Church of Christ hosted the first Annual Jay Vanscoy Car Show on Saturday. The show is a memorial to Jay Vanscoy, the son of Senior Minister Danny Vanscoy. Jay passed away in January.

The show registered 55 cars. The registration fee was $15 and included a tee-shirt, a very nice "goodie" bag, and a door prize raffle ticket.

The Church presented three awards, People's Choice, Preacher's Pick, and Best of Show. Here are the award-winning cars. See a common theme here?

To see more cars from the Jay Vanscoy Car Show, click here.

Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In:

Chapman Ford and the Uptown Plain City Organization hosted their 18th annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In in downtown Plain City, Ohio Saturday afternoon.

The event registered 135 vehicles. Ribbons were presented to the Top 40 cars. There were several special award trophies and a Best of Show.

This year's Best of Show Award went to Dave and Jane Winkle and their 1958 Chevy Corvette convertible.

Krieger Ford Mustang & Ford Car Show:

The Mustang Club of Ohio and Krieger Ford held their 47th Annual ALL Mustang and Ford Car Show on Sunday at the Krieger Ford Dealership in Columbus, Ohio.

As a Camaro and Corvette owner, the hour and a half I was at the show taking photos was tough on me, but for the good of the Central Ohio car community, I managed to hang in there long enough to get some nice photos.

In all seriousness, I saw a lot of very nice cars. By my unofficial count, there were between 125 and 130 cars registered. If you're into Mustangs and Fords or just cars in general, Krieger Ford was the place to be Sunday afternoon.

There was no overall Best of Show winner. Each Mustang and Ford was entered into a class based on model year, model, and mods. Awards were presented to the top cars in each class based on points.

Click here to see more cars from the Mustang and Ford show.

14th Annual Car Show at Culp Lake:

The car show at Culp Lake in Springfield, Ohio attracted 144 cars on Sunday. The show is in a park-like setting so there were plenty of trees around to escape some of the heat.

Other Area Shows:

  • Bob Pool Orphan Car Show in Yellow Springs, Ohio registered 98 cars on Saturday
  • Moundbuilders Motor Mania in Newark on Sunday had 68 cars participate in the show
  • Another big turn out for Columbus Cars and Coffee at Esoteric. Watch on YouTube.

If you have any information about other shows that took place this past weekend, please feel free to post them in the comments section.

Many thanks to Arch Mayer and Jeff Shankle for helping make this week's report.

Because of the holiday on Monday, next week's list of events will be posted on Tuesday.


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This week Central Ohio has a jam-packed Friday and Saturday line-up of events. Twenty-three events are on the schedule between those two days.

The marquee events this week are the Vettes, Rods, and Classics Car Show in Gahanna, The Vance Outdoor Car Show in Obetz, and the Powell Cruize-In and Pig Out in Powell.

NEWS AND NOTES:

Rain on Thursday dampened the Der Dutchman Cruise-In in Plain City, Ohio. I received word that only 26 cars braved the scattered thunderstorms and showed up last week.


Shaun "Big Dawg" Saunders and the C-Town Cruisers partnered with the Pharisburg United Methodist Church in Marysville, Ohio for a car show/cruise-in on Friday evening.

The show registered 50 cars. A free-will offering 50's style diner was served.

The Best of Show Award went to Janice and Sam Foos and their 1957 Ford Skyliner.

For the other award-winning cars and trucks and more photos from the Pharisburg United Methodist Church show, click here.


The Vanity Gentlemen's Club in Columbus, Ohio was the scene of the Heels & Wheels Car Show on Saturday afternoon. As you can guess by the location and name, it was not your traditional car show.

The Gentlemen's Club registered a total of 55 vehicles. The $15 registration fee also included a door prize ticket. I've got to say those were some of the better door prizes I've seen this season.

Everyone who registered a car got a chance to vote on awards for their favorite Vanity dancer. Since this is a "G" rated website, I won't list the name of the awards. I'll leave that up to your imagination.

The dancers did all the judging. Their pick for Best of Show was William Brown's 1979 Ford Mustang Pace Car.

To see the other award winners and more cars from the Heels & Wheels show, Click here,


At the other end of the spectrum from the Heels & Wheels show was the Purple Door Cruise-In at the Grove City Methodist Church.

The show busted its previous attendance record of 135 cars by registering 174 vehicles on Saturday.

Best of Show honors went to our good friend, Jeff Shankle, and his 1951 Ford F1 pickup.

See more photos from the Purple Door Cruise-In (thanks Dave Bratton).


The Life City Church in Pickerington, Ohio registered 80 cars on Saturday. Registration and everything else I'm told was free.


On Sunday the Buckeye Rod Builders hosted the 41st Annual Poor Man's Nationals at the Pastime Park in Plain City, Ohio. Just like in 2019, the event was free and open to all makes, models, and years. In other words, it was a big cruise-in. And big it was with over 245 cars. Just goes to show trophies aren't necessary to attract a large gathering of cars. Just offer some door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, refreshments, a good location, and some nice weather and they will come.

Click here for more photos from the 41st Poor Man's Nationals.


And finally, The C-Town Cruisers were out at The Point on Main Sunday afternoon for their monthly show at the restaurant. The Cruisers registered a little over 60 cars.

Steve Kidwell received the Best of Show award with his 1965 Pontiac GTO. Charlie Seymour and his 1967 Nova took the Ladies Choice honors.

If anyone has info from the Cardo's Pizza show in Pickerington, please feel free to post it in the comments section.


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With the start of May, I predicted that cars shows taking place in 40-degree weather would be over for a while. Boy, did this weekend make a liar out of me!

Rain and cold temperatures both Friday and especially Saturday kept a lot of cars at home. The Vintage Auto Club of Delaware, Ohio First Friday cruise-in had only 20 cars show up this month.

The good news from the evening is that our good friend, Frank Sanborn, won the 50/50 raffle and donated his half back to the club. As a result, $110 will be going to Hospice of Delaware.

I was one of only nine cars that turned out for Coffee and Cars at the Richwood Bank in Delaware, Ohio on Saturday morning. Temperatures fluctuated between 49 and 50 degrees all morning with a pretty stiff wind out of the north.

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The sweltering heat on Saturday didn't stop more than 300 cars from turning out for the Vettes, Rods, And Classics show at Creekside.

It was so warm that at least one participant had to be taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion.  I'm pretty sure I lost 10 pounds of water weight just cleaning up my car for the show.  Water and shade were definitely your best friends on Saturday.

This is the 4th year the Capital City Corvette Club has hosted the show at the Creekside business district in Gahanna, Ohio. The district is a great venue for a car show.  Along with plenty of restaurant and shopping choices,  the area also includes a beautiful plaza and adjacent park. In four short years, this show has become one of the premiere car events in Central Ohio.

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