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The Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In is the largest and most successful classic auto show and cruise-in held in Ohio. The event raises vitally needed funds for the Arthritis Foundation's research and support programs.

486,000 residents of Central Ohio, 5,000 children in Ohio, struggle with more than 100 different types of Arthritis. Your attendance at the 34th Annual Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In will help us make a difference.

Tentative (as of September 22, 2015)

Thursday, July 07, 2016
  • 4th Annual Rolling Legends Tour
Friday, July 8, 2016
  • Show Hours- 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Registration- 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Judging- 12 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • McGuffey Lane- 7:30 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony- 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
  • Registration- 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Show Hours- 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Judging­- 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • 2016 Classic Style Show
  • Awards Ceremony-5:30 p.m.
  • Phil Dirt & the Dozers-6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

  • Mercedes Benz - 90th Anniversary
  • BMW - 100th Anniversary
  • Ford Explorer - 25th Anniversary
  • Nissan 300ZX & 300ZXTT Regional Meet

Friday, July 8, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
The Van-Dells
Packed with comedy, choreography, and all your favorite hits, The Van-Dells are entertainment at its finest.

Backed by a full five piece band, their solid sound and fast-paced show will keep you smiling, clapping, and laughing all the way through.

A great show for the whole family!

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
Phil Dirt & The Dozers
The Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio invites you to join Phil Dirt and The Dozers on a fabulous vintage music journey where you'll travel back in time to when life was simple, the world was a bit smaller, and the cost of a new chevy was about $2,000.

You'll visit an era when poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and the corner drug store were all a part of the every day life. Seem like a long time ago? It doesn't have to be!

Phil Dirt and The Dozers are a five-man national touring act that has performed for hundreds of thousands of fans for more than 20 years. Join us as they take the stage once again at the Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In.

Delicious Local & Regional Fare
When you attend the Arthritis Foundation's 34th Annual Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In, you'll want to spend the entire day enjoying the variety of delectable food and beverage concessions at the show.

Pick your favorite beverage and then grab a hot dog, hamburger, sno-cone, bucket of popcorn or some fries...we're certain our concessions stands will keep you energized throughout the weekend.

Please bring cash for these features.

We're working out your special rates for 2016- Hold tight!
Overnight accommodations are available at special preferred event rates at all three of the Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In's host hotels. Please reserve your rooms as early as possible. Our very popular host hotels fill-up early with the Classic Auto Show & Cruise-In's participants who come from over 20 different States!

THE CROWN PLAZA DUBLIN 600 Metro Place North
Dublin, OH 43017

CLICK HERE for rates, info or to make a reservation.

5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017

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500 Metro Place North
Dublin, OH 43017

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In 1982 Bob Lincoln, the president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, and Leonard Immke, the owner of Immke Buick, shared a vision. They wanted to create an annual “classic” car show that would take place in Central Ohio to serve two purposes.

Participants would have the opportunity to display and share their classic cars with others in the community and at the same time. . . The event would raise much-needed funds for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.

That first year, Leonard made a few telephone calls and raised $50,000. He then went on to present and host the first Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show. The first show was a small one-day event, but it was very successful. For the show's second year (1983), Leonard asked Jeff Brashares to Chair the show. That same year, the show was moved to a new home at Metro Place in Dublin, where it has continued to grow and prosper under Jeff's capable direction to become the huge two-day event that we enjoy so much today. In 1996, Andrew Trux joined the auto show's committee and he now faithfully serves as the event's Co-Chairman.

Friday's Cruise-In had its humble beginnings back in the late 1980s when a “Cruisers“ Show-Within-A-Show group, chaired by Jesse Davis and promoted by Let's Go Cruisin News, joined us for Saturday's Classic Auto Show. 75 cars attended and they shared 20 trophies.

Within three years, under Jesse's constant nurturing, the “Cruisers” Show-Within-A-Show group became too large to take place as part of Saturday's Classic Auto Show, and so the Friday Cruise-In was created and added to the weekend's events.

Friday's Cruise-In now boasts over 1,500 cars that come from more than 20 states and Canada to compete for 100 six-foot tall trophies and many prestigious specialty awards. This event continues to dramatically grow each year. In 2001, David Landow joined the committee to assist with the Cruise-In and he continues his support to date.

The Arthritis Foundation's Classic Auto Show now boasts 50 judged classes of automobiles including 27 Show-Within-A-Show groups. Local and regional car clubs present each Show-Within-A-Show group. Each year, our judged classes are expanded and new Show-Within-A-Show groups join us, so please check our NEWS page regularly for all of the latest new additions!

Phil Dirt and The Dozers entertains a huge crowd and every year their dance floor is filled to capacity. This year we welcome McGuffey Lane to the stage on Friday evening, and hope you come dance to their classic sound.

Today, as the hard-working auto show committee and dedicated staff of the Arthritis Foundation plan a spectacular event of unparalleled quality and organization, we know that Len Immke would be proud of Jeff's stewardship over these past years, the Arthritis Foundation staff, our committee of more than 60 highly capable members and over 200 dedicated volunteers, all of whom devote enormous personal time and effort to present the largest and most successful classic auto show and cruise-in held in Ohio. The event raises vitally needed funds for the Arthritis Foundation's research and support programs.
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