Looking for classic automobile information on a local level? You’ll love Cruisin’ Times Magazine established by John Shapiro, and Cruisin’ Times Online, its outstanding online newsletter!
You’ll also find information on its website about the automotive scholarship in John’s memory which offers a brief look at John’s immense passion for every level of the automotive industry!
Started by a group of teenagers in 1956, the Choppers Hot Rod Association has met weekly ever since. Known previously as the Road Phantoms, the name was changed to “Choppers”. This was less offensive to the masses in a time when hot rodders were perceived to be a public nuisance. Many city leaders wanted to pass legislation that prevented hot rodding. To help improve this negative image, the original members created a club constitution. This constitution dictated that they conduct themselves in a manner above and beyond that of a typical law abiding citizen. With sponsorship from the Cleveland Police Department, they hosted and started the first Cleveland Autorama. Read more at their website.
Featuring rods, customs, cassic and race cars, ’72 and older. muscle cars, dragsters, gassers and more, this year’s event will be held at the Soccer Sportsplex, 31515 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070.
A Mustang or Cougar lover? The theme this year is 64-72 Mustangs & Cougars! See their ad in Cruisin Times Magazine to register.
An informal organization of VW Bus owners based primarily in the states bordering Lake Erie, the Lake Erie Area Kombi Owner’s Involvement League (LEAKOIL) is open to all Bus enthusiasts. Members participate in campouts, shows, and swap meets each season – some sponsored by LEAKOIL, others not, but all are in the spirit of enjoying the Bus scene and good company.
Here’s the special LEAKOIL page highlighting their annual campout during Oktoberfest at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Labor Day weekend August 30th-September 2nd, 2019.
Love to look at vintage auto advertisements? Try Old Car Advertising, a fantastic collection of over 12,000 vintage car advertisements listed by manufacturer, mostly from various magazines, including ads produced by vintage Cleveland, Ohio-based automobile manufacturers Winton Motor Carriage Co. (company info on Wikipedia) (see ads HERE) / Peerless Motor Co. (company info on Wikipedia ) (see ads HERE), and Jordan Motor Car Company(company info on Wikipedia ) (see ads HERE).