Coshocton Community Car and Bike Show draws 1,200 people to downtown

COSHOCTON – The second annual Coshocton Community Auto and Bike Show was held in and around Coshocton’s Court Square on Saturday with more than 1,200 people in attendance. There were 119 registered vehicles and more than 130 vehicles in total.

The event included food vendors, merchandise vendors as well as artisans and artisans, Blathmac Magic and Reptile Show, My Cars Radio Band and the Coshocton Fire Department’s new ladder truck. Proceeds benefited the Coshocton Chapter of Blue Star Mothers. Kevin Miller and Darrell Kick of the Ohio House of Representatives were present.

The Best of Show car was a 1951 Chevy pickup truck owned by Jim King of Carrollton. Best of Show Motorcycle went to Sheryl Slaughter of Coshocton for a 2021 Harley Trike. Kid’s Choice Award was a 1974 VW Super Beetle of Glenn Buker of Coshocton. Sean Nicely of Coshocton won the Mayor’s Choice Award for a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. The Blue Star Mothers Choice Award went to Todd Brady of West Lafayette for a 2005 Harley Electra Glide.

Best Vehicle of the 1930s was Steve Affolter of Coshocton with a 1936 Chevrolet Master Deluxe. Don and Connie Robertson of Minerva won Best Vehicle of the 1940s with a 1940 Ford. Best Vehicle of the 1950s was Henry Bradford of Plainfield with a 1950 Ford Business Coupe. Bill Kobel of Coshocton with a 1963 Plymouth Savoy took the best vehicle of the 1960s. The best vehicle of the 1970s was a 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 owned by Keith Kirkpatrick of Coshocton. The best vehicle of the 1980s was a 1987 Mercury Cougar XR7 by Rick Cohan of Cleveland. Tom Runyon of Zanesville took the best modern vehicle with a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1.

The Car and Bike Show also included Food Vendors, Merchandise Vendors as well as Craftsmen and Craftsmen, Blathmac Magic and Reptile Show, My Cars Radio Band and the Coshocton Fire Department's new ladder truck.  Proceeds benefited the Coshocton Chapter of Blue Star Mothers.

The top Special Interest Vehicle was a 1927 Nash by Jay Asire of Coshocton. It also won Best Custom. Brett Kobel of Coshocton had the best sport bike for a 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 1000. The best cruiser bike was Jeff Potts of Fredericktown with a 2013 Harley Street Glide. The best original was a 1973 Buick Riviera owned by Chuck McFarren of Massillon. Chuck Willis of Warsaw won Best Restoration for a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. Duane and Kristy Landis of Coshocton took Best Paint for their 1965 Pontiac GTO.

Other entries came from 21 different cities including Millersburg, Westerville, Newcomerstown, Bellville, Gnadenhutten, Danville, Fresno, Loudonville, Powell, Bellevue, Walhonding, Galloway, Dresden, Wickliffe, Port Washington, Belpre, Roseville, Dover, Canal Fulton , Cambridge and Newark.

Maria R. Newman