Classic Car Cruise-In coming to Plain City

Saturday, Aug. 26, marks the 15th year that The Plain City Classic Car Cruise-In presented by Bob Chapman Ford has filled the streets of Plain City with collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles from around the area.

One thing that will be different is the time for the Cruise In. From 2-8 p.m., vintage vehicles will line Main Street and Chillicothe Street in Uptown Plain City. Cruise-In goers will be able to take a trip down memory lane, side-by-side with vintage vehicles like a ’57 Thunderbird, a ’36 Chevy pickup or any of the other hundred plus fine automobiles registered.

With an estimated crowd of more than 2,000 eyeing decades of automotive heritage, also new to the event will be two forms of musical entertainment. DJ Mac Thomas will spin the classic tunes and local band, The Grove, will play live from 4-7 p.m. Many of the winners of the Best of Show award will return for a reunion of sorts to help us celebrate our 15 years and will be seen in the winners circle at Lovejoy Plaza.

The old standbys of car show staples will remain. Goody bags will be distributed to the first 100 entries and the first 150 will receive dash plaques. Returning are the 50/50 raffle and a prize raffle for items like gift certificates and gift baskets. Bob Chapman Ford always brings a few nice things to raffle off like televisions and kids bicycles.

With all those cars, trucks, motorcycles, and activities come hungry crowds that will again be able to enjoy cuisine from nine food trucks/trailers including Skyward Grill, Dan’s Deli, Buckeye Pig Rig, Timmy’s Meltdown, and Miller’s Olde Fashioned Ice Cream. A special treat will be a preview of the new Tavern 161’s food offerings with food truck Sweet Ts. Also back will be the Beer and Wine Garden to help wash all that food down.

Award categories will be, Top 40, Entrants’ Choice, People’s Choice and Best of Show. All vehicles are welcome. As is tradition for this show, some awards are handmade by local talent. Registration runs from 2-5 p.m. the day of the show with a fee of $13. To save a few bucks, register in advance for $10. Online registration can be found at and ends Thursday, Aug. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Registration forms can also be printed and mailed in advance or completed and brought to the registration desk the day of the event before 5pm. All mailed entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, Aug. 23.

There is no fee for spectators and all visitors, registrants and spectators, are eligible to enter the raffle drawings.

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.

For more information see, go to Facebook at Plain City Classic Car Cruise In or call Megan Colwell at 614-562-9408.

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2014 Best of Show Winner David Daugherty of London poses with his 1967 Chevy Impala. Best of Show Winner David Daugherty of London poses with his 1967 Chevy Impala. Contributed photo | Kevin Lackey

Cars, truck, and motorcycle line West Main Street for the Plain City Classic Car Cruise In., truck, and motorcycle line West Main Street for the Plain City Classic Car Cruise In. Contributed photo | Kevin Lackey photo | Kevin Lackey

By Julie Weaver

UPCO Marketing Committee

Julie Weaver can be reached by email at She is with the Uptown Plain City Organization on the UPCO Marketing Committee. More information on the committee can be found at