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1961 Morris Minor 1/4 Ton Pickup - Owner: Andy Melaragno

Here are the Central Ohio car and bike events for the last week of June.

Monday (June 24):

  • No Events Found

Tuesday (June 25):

  • No Events Found

Wednesday (June 26):

Thursday (June 27):

Friday (June 28):

Saturday (June 29):

Sunday (June 30):


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NEWS AND NOTES

To say it was a "Red Hot" weekend for car shows is a bit of an understatement. Temperatures well into the 90s caused the cancellation or postponement of four shows scheduled for the weekend. Unfortunately, a lot of cruisers stayed home this week because of the heat.

The Inn at Olentangy Trail Classic Car Show:

The Inn at Olentangy Trail Assisted Living Center hosted several car shows pre-Covid. The last one being in June of 2019 in which there were 56 cars in attendance. Fast forward to last Tuesday and the Inn at Olentangy Trail decided to pick up where it left off by hosting another car show.

Registration was $15 and included a dinner spread consisting of hot dogs, chips, corn on the cob, watermelon, ice cream, and drinks. There were also door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds went to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

The Orange Township Fire Department brought one of its fire trucks to the show and a bounce house was set up for the kids.

There were awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cars selected by the residents of the Inn at Olentangy Trail.

Third Place went to Brad Smith with a 1931 Ford pickup truck.

Ken Kubinski's 1967 Pontiac Firebird received the Second Place Award.

Tom Rizek's 1968 Chevy Camaro was chosen First Place.

Der Dutchman Cruise-In:

Despite temperatures well into the 90s this past Thursday, attendance reached 190 cars. Of the 190, approximately 40 were Cobras that were in town for the London Cobra Show.

Nothing unique or unusual to report this week. However, this 1948 Chevy pickup truck received a lot of attention.

Just to give everyone a heads up. The 4th of July is on a Thursday this year. The restaurant will have reduced hours that day so there will be NO cruise-in on July 4th.

Mountainview Christian Church Car Show:

For the second year in a row, the Mountainview Christian Church in Columbus, Ohio hosted a benefit car show to raise funds for a Hurricane Relief Mission Trip to Puerto Rico.

The theme of the show was "Gettin' The Cruise Back Together" a reference to the Blues Brothers. You'll see that reference in the awards.

Registration was $10 and included one door prize ticket. There was also a large array of silent auction items to bid on.

The church had food and drink available to buy. The main entree included pulled pork sandwiches or hot dogs.

This year the Church registered 31 cars. The 1901 Oldsmobile with a five-horsepower engine was the most unique vehicle at the show.

There were 17 Sponsor's Choice Awards. No Best of Show.

The big winners were Dean Maisenbacher with a 1961 Chevy Parkwood station wagon and Dave Bratton with a 1937 Wild Rod Ford.

Many of us sat under a large maple tree for most of the show. The shade and slight breeze made the afternoon bearable.

Auto Smarts Radio Cruise and Ride at Massey's Pizza:

Dan "Boots" Longenette and the Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride team made their annual stop at Massey's Pizza at the Indian Mound Mall in Heath, Ohio on Saturday.

The heat made a huge difference in attendance this year. The show registered 32 cars on Saturday compared to the record-setting 182 cars last year.

Tom and Tommy Obert received Best Mustang and Massey's Pick.

Dale Pearce took home the Best Truck Award with his 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup.

Best of Show went to Terry Treneff's 1955 Chevy Nomad.

Crossroads Car, Truck, & Bike Show at Earthworks Cafe:

The Crossroads Event team was back at Earthworks Cafe in Newark, Ohio on Saturday hosting the monthly car show at the restaurant.

The Earthworks Cafe staff was very accommodating letting everyone sit inside to get away from the heat.

Bubba Hettinger received the Veteran Owned Vehicle Award with his 1978 Chevy K10 Stepside 4x4 pickup.

Ron Howell's 2015 Chevy Corvette Z51 took home the Best of Show Honors.

The Crossroads Events team will be back at the Earthworks Cafe for the July show on July 27th. This coming Saturday (6/29/24) you can join them at the East West Restaurant in Heath, Ohio.

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Wednesday evening The Inn at Olentangy Trail senior Center registered 56 vehicles for their third annual car show. More than double of what turned out for the first show in 2017.

Cars from as far away as Marion and Bucyrus drove down to participate in the show. By 5 PM parking was at a premium.

Even Boots from Auto Smarts Radio stopped by with his "BADD '57".

Show registration was $10. The Inn served hot dogs, corn on the cob, chips and a beverage for the cost of whatever you wanted to donate. There were door prize baskets and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds from the show go to Alzeheimer's Association.

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Wednesday afternoon The Inn at Olentangy Trail held its first ever car show. For those that may not know, the Inn is an assisted living facility for senior citizens off of Rt 23 just across from Menards.

The show was held from 4 pm to 7 pm. Registration was $10 and all proceeds went to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Hot dogs, chips, corn on the cobb and drinks were included with registration.

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