Car Shows in Westerville, Ohio

by Laurie Rappeport
See historic and contemporary cars at Westerville, Ohio area car shows.

See historic and contemporary cars at Westerville, Ohio area car shows.

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Residents of the Westerville, Ohio area, as well as visitors to the central Ohio region, have the opportunity to attend lively community car shows. The shows feature a wide variety of car models, including displays of classic and special interest cars. The Westerville area car shows offer families and individuals the chance to explore the world of automobiles, both historic and modern.

Crusing for Tunes

Rettig Music and Bob Caldwell Chrysler sponsor the annual Cruising for Tunes show in Westerville each July. Cruising for Tunes takes place at the South Westerville High School on Otterbein Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. Owners register and exhibit their vehicles, and then show organizers present prizes, including awards for best antique car, best sports compact, best bike and best truck. The show ends with a cruise of participating cars along Westerville's Main Street.

Westerville Sertoma Car Show

CaJohn's Flavor & Fire, together with Westerville's Sertoma Club, present the yearly Westerville Sertoma Car Show as part of the Cool Cars Hot Stuff Festival. The Sunday festival runs throughout the day, and the car show exhibits until 2:00 p.m.; afterward the show organizers present awards. This event takes place in the parking lot behind CaJohn's Flavor & Fire Factory, at the intersection of Greencrest and Heatherdown Drives in Westerville. The show draws 200 cars representing car models from various periods.

Columbus International Auto Show

About 24 minutes' driving time southeast of Westerville, The Columbus International Auto Show in Columbus, Ohio is a four-day car show which takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, on High Street. Exhibitors include car manufacturers who display their latest models, including Jaguar, Porsche, Nissan, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, Lincoln and Volvo. The show's annual preview party, held the Wednesday night before the show opens, donates proceeds to charities.

Blast from the Past

The Blast from the Past Cruise-In is held in Delaware, Ohio, about one half-hour's drive northwest of Westerville. It brings approximately 600 classic vehicles to the historic downtown Delaware district each July. The city closes Delaware's main thoroughfare, Winter Street, to traffic so that visitors can walk around at their leisure to view the classic car displays. The exhibited cars include a wide variety of vintage models from different car, motorcycle and truck manufacturers.

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