We're moving our June 27 meet to 3 Easton Oval due to an unforeseen problem with the Whitehall Community Park. Thanks to Alterra Real Estate for accommodating us on short notice. This building is available for lease, click here for details!
We recently asked the State of Ohio and Ohio Dept. of Health for guidance regarding outdoor car shows in Ohio. We have not received a response yet, however Governor DeWine has announced the reopening of "social clubs," which we believe covers our activities.
As a result, we're thrilled to announce our first meet on Saturday, June 27 at Byers Imports!
Of course, there will be changes to maintain a safe and compliant event within the guidelines set forth by the State of Ohio. Our COVID-19 Policy is posted here and will be posted on signage at all meets this season.
Please keep a close eye on the Schedule page, it will be changing often.
See you soon!
I'd like to address the subject of outdoor car shows in Ohio, because I believe that they should be allowed, with proper social distancing and sanitization precautions, by the Ohio Department of Health.
There is not a specific ban on outdoor car shows in Ohio that I'm aware of, but the statewide limitation on gatherings still limits all gatherings to no more than 10 people, except in special circumstances like weddings.
I believe we should receive the green light for outdoor car shows in Ohio because they are inherently safer and more distanced than many of the indoor facilities currently re-opening with Governor DeWine's It's hard to imagine that a parking lot is less safe than a laser tag arena or trampoline park when it comes to avoiding close contact with other people and not touching things like door handles, restroom facilities, etc.
If locations like the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium can be safely enjoyed, so too could a Columbus Cars and Coffee meet at Byers Imports, or any of the numerous annual shows coming up this summer/fall supporting a variety of charitable organizations and causes.
I've contacted the Ohio Department of Health to ask for clarification and guidance on this issue, and I hope you will do the same. We all want to follow the rules and ensure the safety of our car shows, but it seems unreasonable to restrict them based solely on the number of people in attendance.
To request that the Ohio Department of Health to give outdoor car shows in Ohio the "green light," visit their website here!
Columbus Cars and Coffee
I have sent the following letter to Governor DeWine:
June 5, 2020
Governor Mike DeWine
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Dear Governor DeWine,
Thank you for guiding Ohio through the COVID-19 pandemic with the kind of leadership which makes Ohioans proud of their state. Now that we’re re-opening, I’m writing to request that outdoor car shows in our state be recognized as permitted, provided that safety guidelines are followed.
In my view, car shows are inherently safer than many of the indoor facilities currently re-opening because they’re all outdoors and close contact with other people is not required.
We have learned how to properly socially distance people, reduce touch points, wear face masks, and otherwise reduce the risk of infection, all from the example set by the many businesses successfully re-opening across the state.
In addition to being a fun outdoor activity, car shows provide fundraising opportunities for many Ohio nonprofit organizations. I serve on the Foundation Board of Directors for The Buckeye Ranch and the largest fundraiser for that organization involves a car show at Easton, which may not currently be allowed without clarification and guidance from the State of Ohio.
I also own and operate Columbus Cars and Coffee, a monthly gathering of car collectors and enthusiasts, which is responsible for many of the most popular car shows in Central Ohio. We have also held off on our season pending further guidance from the State.
If your team has any questions about how car shows could be held safely, I would be happy to provide insights and guidance which could be used by anyone hoping to host a car show in Ohio. I would also be willing to donate the production of a short video providing safety guidelines for car shows, free for use by the State, and the video could be posted on the coronavirus.Ohio.Gov website.
Please consider adding outdoor car shows to the next round of re-opening, and don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or if I can be of service.
Paul S. Milligan
Columbus Cars and Coffee
We're sorry to announce the cancellation of Exotics on Scioto Mile for 2020. The event is known for bringing thousands of people together to enjoy exotic cars and the skyline of our beautiful city, but it's not safe to do that right now given the pandemic. We plan to bring the event back for 2021 and we look forward to seeing you then! In the mean time, keep an eye on our Schedule page for updates.
The Motor Enclave has revealed the location of their garage condo community, coming soon to New Albany. The site will be off of Kitzmiller Road which places it within a few minutes of our friends at ESOTERIC! For more information about reserving your garage, visit The Motor Enclave!
We're thrilled to welcome Eddie Xu and Bill Bishop to our Instagram Live broadcast this Saturday, May 9 at 10AM! Don't miss the third #CCCVirtualmeet!
Our first #CCCVirtualMeet was popular enough that we're going to do another one on Saturday, April 25th at 10AM.
This week, we'll feature new special guests, including Brad Oleshansky from The Motor Enclave, and others TBA!
Be sure to tune in via Instagram at 10AM on Saturday!
Thanks to Zack from ESOTERIC, Rufus from Byers Imports, Will Motivation, and MF Autos for joining our first-ever virtual meet to launch Season 12!
This is the 11th anniversary of our first-ever meet back in 2009, so to kick it off online was even more surreal, but we're glad so many people tuned in to "gather" around cars.
We're continuing to monitor guidelines from state officials and the CDC to determine when we can begin our season, and we will post all the updates here on our website as soon as possible.
In the mean time, get out and drive, and stay safe and healthy!
Join us on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00AM on Instagram Live for the virtual launch of Season 12!
While we wish we could be together in person, it's not safe to host large gatherings yet, so we're doing the next best thing and hosting a virtual meet to kick off the season.
The #CCCVirtualMeet will feature special guest appearances and we'll give plenty of updates about the plans for the season ahead.
We're also encouraging everyone in our community to join the virtual meet by posting a live pic of their car (in the garage, parked on a roadside, etc) on that morning. We'll select three random posts for awesome prizes, so make sure you think of a great location and shoot your car on April 18th around 10:00AM!
If the stay-at-home order dictates, we'll host a second virtual meet in early May. Stay tuned for details!
ESOTERIC has a new project car for 2020, the Tesla Model 3. Take a look at their latest video for more details!
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