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Wife’s Shoulder Surgery Forces a Break from Car Shows

I was unable to attend any events this past week. My wife had shoulder replacement surgery on Tuesday which thrust me into the role of primary caregiver as well as nurse for the week. Her recovery is going well so I hope to get back out and attend a few shows this weekend.

Thanks to the Shankle's for once again sending me photos and info from the shows they attended.

I noticed that attendance seemed a bit down this week.  It could be that a lot of classic car owners were a little "burned out" from the two big shows the week before and felt the need to take a break.  This is also the peak time for summer vacations which may have been another contributing factor. Whatever the reason, the shows this weekend didn't seem to have big attendance numbers.


Der Dutchman:

I received reports that the Der Dutchman restaurant in Plain City, Ohio had another strong week of attendance.  This past Thursday the cruise-in registered 138 vehicles.  If the weather forecast calls for clear skies, this weekly event is consistently drawing well over 100 cars!

Creative Towing/Advance Auto Parts:

Jeff Shankle's Creative Towing/Advance Auto Parts show in Marysville, Ohio registered 29 cars on Friday evening.  Ten of those 29 cars were newcomers to the show.

Award Plaques were presented to the five "Favorite" vehicles from the show.

This month's winners were:

1962 Chevy C10 Pickup - Owner: Kevin Martin1969 Ford Mustang "Boss" 302 - Owner: Addi Lyons1967 Corvette Convertible - Owner: Jim Fields1971 Chevy Chevelle SS - Owner: Daryl NewbyRare 1926 Graham Brothers Sedan - Owners: Kathy and Mark Krist

The show managed to raise $103 for the local food pantry.

Jeff is looking to move the show to a new location that will easily accommodate more cars. Stay tuned to this website for info on when and where the show will move.

Auto Smarts Cruise and Ride at CHM Ministries:

I was surprised to see that only 28 vehicles registered  for this show. The Auto Smarts Cruise and Rides tend to pull in a little better attendance than that.  As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I think a lot of classic car owners took a break this weekend.

The Shankle's came away the big winners from this show.  Jeff's 1955 Chevy Bel Air took Best of Show, while Pam's 1965 Chevy Impala received a "Top 10" trophy. Pam also won the raffle for an office chair worth over $400.  Good thing those mid 60's Chevys had huge trunks. Here are a few more vehicles from the show. This next week looks to have some bigger shows on the schedule.  The main attraction will be the downtown Delaware, Ohio show on Saturday.  Look for a big report from the week's activities next Monday.

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