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Weekend Report (May 24 – 27)

As I wrote in last week's report, I did not attend any events this weekend because of family visiting from out-of-town. However, I did have eyes and ears at several shows in the area, just not my own.

Springfield Spring Swap Meet and Car Shows

The Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio is home to four swap meets each year (spring, fall, winter, and February). Along with being some of the largest swap meets in the midwest, the spring, fall, and winter meets also include car shows as part of the festivities. The shows are held on both Saturday and Sunday during the spring and fall events, and just on Saturday for the winter meet.

This year 142 cars turned out for the Saturday show. With a forecast calling for rain and thunderstorms, the Sunday show only had 15 cars.

Twenty-five awards are presented at each show. There are no special awards or Best of Show. The judges just pick their top 25 vehicles.

Here's a selection of cars and trucks from both days:

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Our good friends, the Shankles, received Top 25 awards on Saturday and Sunday.

Jim Young Memorial Car Show

The Fourth Annual Jim Young Memorial Car Show took place on Sunday at the Grandview, Ohio Giant Eagle store. The show honors the late Jim Young and raises money for the Central Ohio chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

Last year there were only six awards for more than 100 registered vehicles. Sunday the number of awards increased significantly but unfortunately, only 44 cars showed up. Once again I think early morning showers kept a lot of folks at home.

Here are a few of the 44 cars from Sunday's show:

Our good friend, Frank Sanborn, picked up an award with his 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT.

Best of Show went to Jerry Oreste and his 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible.

Antique Car Show & Petroliana Swap

The 36th Annual Antique Car Show & Petroliana Swap Meet in Mt Victory, Ohio was held on Memorial Day.

The event includes a non-judged car show along with displays of gas, oil and automotive memorabilia for show and sale.

Parking for the car show is along the city streets and front yards of the homes in Mt Victory.

This year the car show registered more than 159 automobiles. What a difference nice weather makes.

Bloom Township Fire Fighters 80th Annual Memorial Day Fish Fry & Car Show

The Bloom Township Fire Fighters in conjunction with the C-Town Cruisers held their 80th Annual Memorial Day Fish Fry and Car Show in downtown Lithopolis, Ohio.

The show set a new record with 190 registered vehicles. The previous record of 172 registrations was set back in 2017.

There was approximately 50 more cars that showed up but did not register. When you consider parking for this show is at a premium, and the potential lost revenue you have to wonder why people would be such jerks to not register. I'm told Big Dawg was none too pleased about the unregistered vehicles and I can't blame him.

Here are some of the 190 rides from the show:

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One of my favorite cars, a 1959 Chevy Impala, took the Best of Show award.

Despite the up and down weather, it still turned out to be a full Memorial Day weekend of shows.

Next week looks to be another big week of events. I hope to get to as many shows as possible. Look for another big report next Monday.

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