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Vintage Auto Club and Cabela’s Charity Car Show and Cruise In

The nice weather from Thursday continued into the weekend.

Friday evening I spent a few hours at Freddy's restaurant in Delaware, Ohio for the monthly cruise-in hosted by the Vintage Auto Club of Delaware.

Thirty-one vehicles turned out for this month's cruise-in. There was music from the 50's and 60's, a  50/50 raffle, and several door prizes.  The winner of the 50/50 went home with $75.

Cabela's Charity Car Show and Cruise In

On Saturday the Capital City Corvette Club hosted their charity car show and Cruise In at the Cabela's store on Gemini Place.


The entire right-side of the Cabela's parking lot was devoted to the show.  And every bit of this parking was needed to accommodate the estimated 203 vehicles that registered for the show.

The show had an in-store scavenger hunt, 50/50 raffle, door prizes and music by D. J. Chuck Steele.

There were multiple food trucks outside the store. You could also eat at the restaurant inside Cabela's.  My buddies and I opted for lunch at the restaurant.  Nothing like a little wild boar, elk and bison meat to get one fired up for a car show!

This is the second year I've attended the Cabela's show.  The Capital City Corvette Club knows how to put on a good show.  They have gone as far as to create a software application to help register and judge the cars.  This was the first show to use the software so there were some minor "glitches" that delayed the start of the awards presentation. Despite the software issues,  it's still impressive to see the club do some forward thinking and use technology to improve the show experience.


The show attracted a nice mix of classic, late-model, and rare and unusual vehicles.

One of the most unusual vehicles was this Ford Superduty pickup.  The truck is powered by a 6.4L twin turbo engine, and has tires as big as my four-year-old grandson!

On the rare side was this 1957 Porsche Speedster and a supercharged 1973 MG.

Other rare vehicles included a 1998 Lotus Esprit, 1965 Cobra, 1954 MG TF 1500, 2006 Saleen, and Dodge Viper SRT.

Some of the notable "classics" from the show.

A couple other things that caught my attention was this Corvette license plate, and the mural painted on the tailgate of a 1979 GMC High Sierra pickup.

Here's a "walk around"  video of the entire parking area showing all the fantastic cars and trucks that turned out for the event.


The Capital City Corvette Club presented "Top 50" plaques along with DJ's Choice and Best of Show awards.

DJ's Choice went to Donny Rentz and his 1972 Oldsmobile 442.

Dave Benson's 1937 Ford Coupe received the Best of Show award.

Congratulations to everyone that received an award.   I know all the fantastic vehicles that participated in the show made for some very difficult judging.


Here's the events I've been able to find for next week.






If you have any information about any of the other shows from this weekend, please feel free to post in the comments.

Until next time, I hope to see everyone out there cruising.

3 thoughts on “Vintage Auto Club and Cabela’s Charity Car Show and Cruise In

    1. Kim Hawksworth

      My apologies. I recorded the awards presentation on my phone and the DJ's choice announcement didn't come out very clear. I've corrected your name on the website.

      Thanks for letting me know of the error. Have a good week!

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