Car shows and more

Every Sunday through September 26 (weather permitting): Gathering of Mustangs, 6 to 8 p.m., in parking lot behind McDonald’s, 941 N. Cable Road, Lima. Admission is free. All Mustangs are welcome, new, old original or modified. There will be food and drink as well as ice cream available for purchase from three restaurants. Sponsored by Mustang Maniacs of NW Ohio. For more information contact Chris Schimpf at 419-230-4505.

Every Wednesday through Sept. 29: Happy Daz Cool Car Cruise-In, 5 to 8 p.m., Happy Daz, 802 S. Cable Road, Lima. For more information, contact Chris Schimpf at 419-230-4505.

• Every other Monday, (weather permitting): July 19, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Aug. 30, Sept. 13 and Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings “Monday Night Car & Bike Night” - 1939 Roschman Ave., Lima. There are door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Great food and fun with rock and roll music, benefiting the West Ohio Food Bank. For more information contact Greg Cook, 419-230-9718.

Friday nights: “Buckeye Cruisers” Car and Bike Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Tom’s Detailing, 770 Shawnee Road, Lima. Cars and motorcycles welcome. Featuring a 50/50 raffle and live D.J. All proceeds benefit Deb’s Dogs. For more information contact Richie Crouch at 419-233-1867 or John Gross at 567-712-1804.

• Saturday, Aug. 7: Wapakoneta VFW Post 8445 car show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 712 N. Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta. Registration is $10 from 9 a.m. to noon. DJ on the premises from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with food, refreshments, 50/50, raffles and door prizes. All proceeds go to Honor Guard and local veterans. For more information contact Wanda Link at 440-796-3683 or 419-738-4613.

Saturday, Aug. 7: Kenton Moose Car and Truck Show, 1 to 5 p.m., Kenton Moose Lodge, 800 W. Lima St., Kenton. Registration is $10, with trophies being awarded at 5 p.m. There will be dash plaques presented to first 50 vehicles, goody bags, door prizes, raffles, 50/50, and entertainment by JD Owen. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to local first responders. For more information contact Jeff Ross at 419-673-5392. Rain date will be Saturday, Aug. 28th.

• Saturday, Aug. 21: Lima Harley-Davidson & CDR Productions present American Classics Bike and Car Show, Noon to 4 p.m., Lima Harley-Davidson, 3255 Fort Shawnee Industrial Drive, Lima. Registration is $10 and runs from Noon to 2:30 p.m Awards begin at 3:30 p.m. Cost for spectators is $1. There will be food served from Noon to 2:30 p.m., and music provided by DJ Greg Cook. For more information call 419-233-1867 or 419-331-3027. Proceeds will benefit the You Matter Suicide Prevention.

Saturday, Aug. 28: Rockford Car Show and Cruise-In, 4-9 p.m., downtown Rockford. Registration will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Judging begins at 6:30 p.m. Plaques and a special Lions Club Trophy will be awarded.

Saturday, Aug. 28: 53rd Annual Bluffton Festival of Wheels Cruise-In (previously scheduled but canceled due to rain), 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Downtown Main Street and College Avenue, Bluffton. Registration from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., prepaid $10, or $12 on the day of the show. All proceeds help support the Bluffton Lions Clubs charity. Judging starts at 5 p.m. and trophies will be awarded at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 419-234-7754 or visit

Saturday, Sept. 11: Pioneer Days Car Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., throughout the streets of Kalida during Pioneer Days. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and is $10 per vehicle. There will be awards for first, second and third place in each class. For more information contact Mike Rigsby at 419-236-1341 or visit

Sunday, Sept. 19: 8th Annual The “King” Car & Motorcycle Show, Faurot Park Pavilion, Lima, Noon-5 p.m. with $15 registration taking place from 12-2:30 p.m., which includes a T-shirt. There will be 12 trophies and 30 plaques awarded. Free entertainment featuring Someone’s Kids and Jeff Davis as well as Richie Crouch, Elvis impersonator with special guest Barney Fife. Fun for the entire family. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army.

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

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