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1970 Dodge Super Bee - Owner: Scott Kegley

NEWS AND NOTES

Columbus Cars and Coffee Final Meet of the Season:

The corporate version of Columbus Cars and Coffee held its final meet of the season Saturday morning at the Midwestern Auto Group (MAG) dealership in Dublin, Ohio.

There were a lot of wet cars for this final meet.

Monster Mash Trunk or Treat Cruise-In:

The rain stopped and the roads dried Saturday afternoon in time for the Monster Mash Trunk or Treat Cruise-In at the Vineyard Church in London, Ohio.

The cruise-in had lots of cars decorated for Halloween and plenty of trick-or-treaters.

There was no charge to register your car. The Vineyard Church had 40 award plaques and three "Special" trophies. The "Special" trophies included Kid's Choice, People's Choice, and Pastor's Choice.

There was also a "Favorite" Costume contest for the kids.

The People's Choice went to Jimmy Hollar with a 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.

Darrin Long's 1968 Chevy Camaro was the Kid's Choice.

The Pastor chose Dave Muller's 1960 Rambler 4 Dr Classic.

I'm glad the rain stopped and the roads dried as it turned out to be a fun couple of hours in London. London, Ohio that is.

Toy Barn Trunk or Treat:

About 40 cars turned out for the Toy Barn's Trunk or Treat event on Saturday evening.

Nothing says Halloween more than an orange Lamborghini Huracan with pumpkins.

Here are some more cars from the Toy Barn Trunk or Treat.

Pap's Rod Shop Trunk or Treat:

Pap's Rods n Kustoms hosted its 4th Annual Trunk or Treat Show at Evans Family Ranch in New Carlisle, Ohio on Saturday.

Last year the event had over 200 cars but this year with the rain attendance was a bit over 80.

Pap's gave out awards to the Top 40 cars along with Best Costume and Spookiest Car.

The top 40 award was a laser-cut steel Frankenstein face. Very clever.

This hearse received the Spookiest Car Award.

Pap's Rod n Kustoms has raised $2500 from its shows this year to help flood and hurricane victims.

Trunk or Treat Spooktacular!:

The Urbana, Ohio Cruisers hosted a rainy Trunk or Treat Spooktacular car show on Sunday.

The Urbana Cruisers with their auction raised $1650 for Donald Sparks. For those who may not know who Donald Sparks is, you'll find him on YouTube under the channel name Go4Rider. Every weekend Donald takes videos of as many car shows and cruise-ins as he can travel to in the Springfield-Dayton-Xenia-Urbana areas and posts them to most of the Ohio car show-related Facebook Groups. The money raised at Sunday's show will help cover some of the travel costs so Donald can continue making videos of Ohio car events.


That's it for this wet weekend of events. A big thanks to Jeff Shankle and Chad Herrick for their help with this week's News and Notes.

NOTE: Since the entire month of November is posted here, there will be no more weekly lists for the remainder of the year. Don't panic if you don't see a posting next week. I will be back in TWO weeks with reports from the shows that are scheduled during the first two weekends of November. I hope everyone has a good couple of weeks! Stay safe and I'll see you back here on November 13.

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You can imagine my surprise on Friday morning at seeing salt solution or brine all over the roads in my area.

There was no way to avoid the stuff traveling east and south bound from my house. By 10 AM Friday morning every street in my parent's neighborhood had been sprayed with the stuff.

I'm still trying to understand why the roads needed to be treated in the first place. The long term forecast didn't call for any snow. There was a slight chance of showers Saturday evening. Were local officials afraid the rain would freeze on the roads? Temperatures were predicted to be in the upper 40s at the time. And even if the temperatures did drop close to freezing, the ground and roads are still warm enough to prevent any ice from forming.

Since I couldn't get out of the area without encountering the salt, I made the decision to keep my Camaro in the garage this weekend. What a bummer!

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Despite the inclement weather on Sunday, the 1st Annual Halloween Spooktacular Car show took place at The Pointe Sports Bar & Grill in Columbus, Ohio. 

Our good friends, Jeff and Pam Shankle, drove all the way from Milford Center to the east side of Columbus to participate in the show.  They were joined by 29 other "hardy" souls or crazies, however you want to look at it.

I was planning to go, but rain starting falling at my house around 10:30 AM and the weather radar map didn't look very promising for the afternoon.

The restaurant presented awards to the "Top 25", Best MOPAR, Best Chevy, Best Ford, Best Truck, Best Bike, and Best Costume.  The Zenith Custom's pick (aka Best of Show) received a hand-made, custom trophy. 

Here are the show's "Special" award winners:

Best Chevy

1966 Chevy Impala - Owner: Jeff Shankle

Best MOPAR

1958 Desoto Firedome - Owner: Rod Scott

Best Ford

1934 Ford Coupe

Best Truck

1965 Ford F100 Pickup

Best Bike

2009 Harley Davidson Roadking

Best Costume

Zenith Custom's Pick

2007 Chevy Corvette - Owner: Amobi aka Bling

Although I didn't confirm it, the Columbus Camaros and American Legion Southway Post 144 Trunk or Treat events appear to have both been canceled because of the weather.  The events were removed from their respective Facebook pages on Saturday afternoon.

I've got no info on Central Ohio Coffee cruise.  With as bad as the weather was on Saturday, I can't imagine there were many participants. 

That's it for this week.  There probably won't be much of a report next week.  I only know of two events for this coming weekend and both are on Saturday.  I'll be at the OSU football game so it will be two weekends in a row of no car shows for me.