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The Cool Sounds of Arnett Howard Help Beat the Heat at Maxton’s July Cruise In

UPDATE: Jack Maxton has posted photos from the cruise-into their Facebook Page.

Everyone was greeted Friday evening with heat and brutal humidity at Jack Maxton's July Cruise-in.  The cool jazz sounds of the Arnett Howard Band tried hard to kept crowd comfortable throughout the evening.

Because of the weather, only 160 vehicles registered this month - down almost 100 vehicles from the June cruise-in.

A passing rain cell around 8 PM brought about 15 minutes worth of sprinkles to the show.  It dropped Just enough water to bring out the drying towels.


Maxton's "Featured" Chevys for July were the Chevelle, Nova, Monte Carlo, Camaro, and Wagon.

Steve Simokov of Lewis Center braved the heat and humidity to bring his 1968 Chevelle to the cruise-in.

The 1986 Ohio State Monte Carlo dragster owned by Rusty Brown of Columbus is ear drum shattering loud!

What could be better than '86 and '89 IROC-Zs on Camaro feature night.

A number of owners displayed "props" with their automobiles.  The car with the kangaroo is a 2016 Chevy SS that has been rebranded as an Australian Holden Commadore SSV Redline.  If I'm not mistaken,  General Motor's Australian subsidiary, Holden, produced the Chevy SS for GM.

Not only did the 2018 Z06 Corvette of Fred Back have a stuffed Panther on its top, but it also let out a big cat roar from a speaker in the engine compartment when motion was detected inside the car.  I came close to needing a change of underwear when I put a flyer for this website in his car!

Mike Simonski of Pickerington and his 1953 "Tin Woodie" wagon got everyone in the mood to go surfing.  Mike's wagon also received the "DJ's Choice" pick.

With a ZL1 front end, custom upper grille, 22 inch wheels, and "Lambo" style doors,  this 2012 Camaro deviates just a bit from stock.

Alton Corbett of Columbus not only brought his 1980 Camaro Z-28 to the show , but also a few Corvette model cars to sell.


At each cruise-in there are 70 Maxton "Favorite" awards presented along with five "Special" theme awards and a "Best of Show".

The "Special" theme award winners for this month were:

  • Maxton's Favorite Monte Carlo: Dave and Judy Tie with their 1973 Monte Carlo
  • Maxton's Favorite Malibu: Brent Arnold and his 1965 Chevy Malibu
  • Maxton's Favorite Nova: Dave LeMond with a 1971 Nova
  • Maxton's Favorite Wagon: Matt and Marcia Snell and their Nomad
  • Maxton's Favorite Camaro:  Tom Rizek and his 1968 Camaro


The red 1962 Corvette owned by Mike Shade of Blacklick received Maxton's "Best of Show" award.

Friday turned out to be another successful Maxton cruise-in despite the high heat and humidity.  If you love Chevys, good music and a good time, you need to check out a Jack Maxton Friday Night Cruisin'. The next show will be August 17, 2017.

I'll add a link to Maxton's Facebook page as soon as their photos from Friday evening become available.  Until next time,  I hope to see everyone out there cruising.



2 thoughts on “The Cool Sounds of Arnett Howard Help Beat the Heat at Maxton’s July Cruise In

  1. Mike Simonski

    Thanks Kim at Car Show Talk for posting and Maxton for always great time. Always a wide selection of
    cool Chevy's to drool over!
    Mahalo, Mike

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