I would post this in the "Upcoming Events" Section, but nobody really looks there. So here it goes. There are tons of things coming up this season. But a few really stand out and might be of interest to those here.
Saturday, June 2nd, is the kickoff to the Hot Rod Power Tour. It will be held at the IX Center. This is the first time Cleveland has had an "official" stop on the tour let alone the kickoff to the whole thing. You don't have to be registered or even planning on going on the tour. You can still come to the gathering. Expect several THOUSAND cars to be there along with the staff of the magazine, numerous aftermarket parts vendors, and even a celebrity or two. Personally I can't go on the tour but I will be at the kick-off. I have a friend coming in from the Chicago area along with 3 or 4 or his buddies and their cars and two buddies from the Akron area who will be taking at least part of the tour. My dad and his buddy are registered to be long haulers.
I realize this is the same weekend as Carlisle. But if you're looking for something that is not just Fords and is quite a bit closer to home, this is it.
June 12th is the official Cougar and Mustang Cruise Night at Solon Commons. Those of you who have been there before know the drill. Anyone else who would like more info can contact me or reply to this thread.
Finally, July 13-15 is the Goodguys Nationals at the State Fairgrounds in Columbus. If you're into state of the art Street Machines, Customs and Street Rods up to 1972, this is a not to be missed event. This is the first year that my home schedule allows me to go. Expect anywhere from 5-6 THOUSAND cars to be there as well. This one also brings out the likes of Chip Foose, Troy Trepanier and Boyd Coddington who gives out his "Pros Pics" to owners of cars that he particularly likes as well as pretty much EVERY major aftermarket supplier and even the not so major vendors.
I won't be able to get my car out of storage until Memorial Day weekend so I'll be thrashing to get it ready for the first weekend in June. I hope to see some of you at any of these events.