Car shows and more


Wednesdays, through Sept. 28: Happy Daz Cool Car Cruise-In, 5-8 p.m., Happy Daz, 802 S. Cable Road, Lima. Free. All vehicles welcome from Model A Fords to new electric cars. Check out Facebook page HappyDazCoolCarCruise-In if weather is an issue. Contact Chris Schimpf, 419-230-4505.

Friday, May 20: Buckeye Cruisers, 5:30-8 p.m., Lima VFW #1275, corner of Main and Elm Street, Lima. Free. Food, 50/50 drawing, Cartunes. All proceeds go to benefit veterans and Debs Dogs.

Saturday, May 21: Buckland Sesquicentennial Car and Truck Show, 10 a.m.-noon registration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. show, 3 p.m. awards, behind Buckland School, Buckland. $10 entry fee, dash plaques for first 40 to arrive, top 20 awards. Contact Lonnie at 419-303-3443 or Joe at 419-230-6438.

Friday, June 3: Buckeye Cruisers, 5:30-8 p.m., Lima VFW #1275, corner of Main and Elm Street, Lima. Free. Food, 50/50 drawing, Cartunes. All proceeds go to benefit veterans and Debs Dogs.

Saturday, June 4: Western Buckeye Region Vintage Chevrolet Club of America Show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., across from American Township Fire Station, 2200 N. Cable Road, Lima. Sponsored by Lima Auto Mall. $10 registration. Dash plaques for first 150 cars. Includes food, DJ music, food trucks, kids’ activities and 50/50 raffles. Contact Dan Groman, [email protected]

Saturday, June 11: 10th annual Cairo 696 Custom Car Show, 2:30-6 p.m., registration 2 to 4:30 p.m, Main Street, Cairo. Registration $10. Door prizes, trophies, food and drink, 50/50 drawing. Proceeds and donations to benefit local charities. Contact Rick Davis, 419-236-4297.

Friday, June 17: Bluffton Lions Club Festival of Wheels, 2 to 8 p.m., registration 2 to 5 p.m., downtown Bluffton. Registration $12 day of show. Pre-registration $10 by May 31 to Bluffton Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 223, Bluffton, OH 45817. Include make and model of vehicle. Judging 5 to 6:30 p.m. Trophy award at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds support Bluffton, Pandora-Gilboa and Cory Rawson scholarships for high school seniors and charity work of Bluffton Lions Club. Contact 419-302-7715.

Friday, June 17: Rockford Lions Club 28th annual Car Show and Cruise-In, registration 4 to 7 p.m., judging at 6:30 p.m., awards at 8:45 p.m., downtown Rockford.

Saturday, June 18: Kyle Lewis Benefit Car-Truck-Bike Show, registration 11 a.m., awards at 3:30 p.m., Lima Harley-Davidson, 3255 Fort Shawnee Industrial Drive, Lima. $10 registration. Proceeds to assist Kyle Lewis with medical bills. Contact 419-233-1867.

Sunday, June 26: Westgate Charity Car Show, noon to 4 p.m., registration 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Apollo Joint Vocational School, 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima. Registration $10 per car. No pre-registration. Open to all cars and trucks. 50/50 drawing, raffles, concessions, door prizes, trophies. All proceeds go to charity. Contact John Waller, 419-999-5878.

Sunday, July 31: Westminster Music in the Park Car Show, noon to 3 p.m., Westminster Park, 6825 Faulkner Road, Westminster.

Saturday, Sept. 10: Pioneer Days Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., registration 10 a.m.-noon, Streets of downtown Kalida. Pre-registration $8 by Sept. 1 via check or money order to Rigsby Performance, 11108 Tuscaora Path, Lakeview, OH 43331. Judging 12:30 p.m. Awards 4 p.m. Approximately 300 cars in 30 classes with all judging done by the participants. Awards go to top three in each class. Classes include street rods, customs, antiques, stocks, trucks, motorcycles and specialty vehicles as well as best paint, best interior, best engine, best Ford, best General Motors, best Chrysler and best of show. Food and beverages available. Contact Mike Rigsby, 419-236-1341.

Sunday, Sept. 18: The King Car Show, noon-5 p.m., Faurot Park, Lima, registration from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All the money made from the car show goes to the Salvation Army. Contact Richie Crouse, 419-233-1867.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Cairo 696 Customs Halloween Trick or Treat Car Show, 2:30 to 6 p.m., registration 2 to 4:30 p.m., Main Street, Cairo. A “don’t miss it burn-out contest at end of show. No charge, but donations accepted. Donations benefit local charities. Contact Rick Davis, 419-236-4297.

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Share news of your car show by emailing [email protected], faxing 419-229-2926 or mailing Car Shows c/o The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45807.

Share news of your car show by emailing [email protected], faxing 419-229-2926 or mailing Car Shows c/o The Lima News, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, OH 45807.

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