Classic Car Cruise-In rolls into Plain City


Sunny skies, lots of cars and a large crowd all spelled success Saturday at the 15th Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In sponsored by Bob Chapman Ford.

At the show there were collector cars, classic trucks and motorcycles from owners across Ohio eager to show off their unique vehicles to the awaiting public.

The vehicles were lined up along Main Street and Chillicothe Street in uptown Plain City, more than a hundred ranging from customized hot rods, to modified pickup trucks, to classics from the 1940s and 1950s to the muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as classic motorcycles.

With an estimated crowd of more than 2,000 eyeing decades of automotive heritage, new to the event was two forms of musical entertainment. DJ Mac Thomas provided classic tunes and local band, The Grove, played live. Many of the winners of the Best of Show award returned for a reunion of sorts to help the sponsors celebrate the 15 years and were seen in the winners circle at Lovejoy Plaza.

Goody bags were distributed to the first 100 entries and the first 150 received dash plaques.

There was plenty of food provided by a host of food trucks/trailers including Skyward Grill, Dan’s Deli, Buckeye Pig Rig, Timmy’s Meltdown, and Miller’s Olde Fashioned Ice Cream. Also back was the Beer and Wine Garden to help wash all that food down.

Supported by the community, the Cruise-In is sponsored by the following: Bob Chapman Ford, E&R Tires Plus/ER Autocare, Foust Plumbing and Heating, Taylor Autobody, Der Dutchman Restaurant, Carlisle Gifts, Main Street Treasures, Richwood Banking Company, Lovejoy’s Market IGA, Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Plain City Druggist, Miller Family Chiropractic, Edgewater Place Assisted Living, DESIGNetwork, Tubular Techniques, Security National Bank, and Wolfe & Sons Heating & Cooling.

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This classic 1965 Ford Mustang was one of the many collectable Fords on display at the 15th Annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In Saturday.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/08/web1_PCCarshow1965Mustangpiccol.jpgThis classic 1965 Ford Mustang was one of the many collectable Fords on display at the 15th Annual Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In Saturday. Hunter Thiel | For The Madison Press

There was plenty of drooling by visitors to the 15th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In in Plain City Saturday when they came upon this amazing 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Aire, one of the great cars of the 1950s. It is owned by Jim and Kathy Loftus of Columbus.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/08/web1_PCCarshowBelAirepiccol.jpgThere was plenty of drooling by visitors to the 15th Annual Classic Car Cruise-In in Plain City Saturday when they came upon this amazing 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Aire, one of the great cars of the 1950s. It is owned by Jim and Kathy Loftus of Columbus. Hunter Thiel | For The Madison Press

This 1973 Z28 Rally Sport Chevy Camaro, one of a number of Camaros at the Plain City Classic Car Cruise-in Saturday, is owned by Tom Ball of Delaware.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/08/web1_PCCarshowCamaropiccol.jpgThis 1973 Z28 Rally Sport Chevy Camaro, one of a number of Camaros at the Plain City Classic Car Cruise-in Saturday, is owned by Tom Ball of Delaware. Hunter Thiel | For The Madison Press

This classic “hot rod” with its unusual skull and horns grill, was one of many cars on display at the Classic Car Cruise-In Saturday in Plain City.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/08/web1_PCCarshowuniquepiccol.jpgThis classic “hot rod” with its unusual skull and horns grill, was one of many cars on display at the Classic Car Cruise-In Saturday in Plain City. Hunter Thiel | For The Madison Press

Staff report