31st Mid Ohio Chapter OCA Show

The Mid Ohio Chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America hosts a judged show every third Sunday in September. The show is open to all Oldsmobiles regardless of year.

There were so many vehicles to see and owners to talk to. The passion and the stories are what make the hobby for me.

I had a chance to talk to Jeremy about his 1971 442 W30. Not only is this a rare car but it has a rich racing history and family ties. His parents were into drag racing and his Dad was the driver of the 1971 Tim Tam car. They completed the Hot Rod Power Tour in 1997, one of the early years of the tour.

One of the most impressive cars at the show was this 1957 Oldsmobile. Most car enthusiasts are familiar with the tri-five Chevys, but the Oldsmobile and Buick models from the same year are just as attractive. The black paint on this example was shined to a mirror finish and the details were top notch.

Another monumental vehicle represented at the show was the 1904 Oldsmobile. The owner demonstrated its operation to which I can say it is not everyday you see a 113 year old vehicle being driven.

Two of the most collectible Oldsmobiles are the Hurst/Olds and Pace Car vehicles. Both feature signature white and gold paint with motivation provided by a 455 cubic inch big block.

Another special car was this 1950 Oldsmobile 88. The details, rocket, and “futuristic” styling are indicative of the country’s obsession with space exploration in its era.

1980 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight convertible. 1 of 100 conversions done after leaving the factory but before arriving at dealerships. The car looked like it did on the showroom floor.

Here are several other beautiful Oldsmobiles from the show.

1940 Oldsmobile 

1936 Oldsmobile 

1959 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight

1962 Dynamic 88

1967 Chesrown Olds drag car tribute 

1968 Cutlass Ram Rod 350

1969 442

1968 Cutlass convertible 

1972 Ninety Eight 

1970 442 W-30

One of the most original cars I have seen. This 1971 Cutlass wasn’t trying to be a 442 or any other performance variant. It was the Cutlass for the family.

The 1966 and 1967 models were the starting point for the 442.

Late 1960′ and early 1970’s.

The late 70’s Cutlass and 442 models.

1980’s models are starting to gain the attention of collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Congratulations to the award winners and thank you for your involvement with the show.


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