Ohio April Fools V International, April 2013 (Tour de Buckeye)

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Ohio April Fools V International, April 2013 (Tour de Buckeye)

Time: April 5, 2013 at 3pm to April 7, 2013 at 11am
Location: Columbus, Ohio general area
Event Type: rally
Organized By: Ohio smart Owners
Latest Activity: Jul 3, 2013

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Event Description

Fifth annual Ohio smart cruise/rally, open to all smart owners and enthusiasts.

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Comment by Michael Uber on April 7, 2013 at 10:50pm

Link to Santa and Mrs. Claus photos from Tour de Buckeye 2013

Note: I have done NO editing at all - and I have uploaded everything I have as it came off the camera.  That way you can select what you want to keep / download.  If you find something you want in a higher resolution or edited and emailed to you send me a PM and I will get it to you.

Thanks again to jwight for all his work putting this together!

Santa Michael and Mrs. Claus Laura

Comment by Michael Uber on April 7, 2013 at 8:29pm

This was really a lot of fun.  Santa is uploading photos to Photo Bucket now - I will post a link soon.  A special thank you to everyone for letting me hold everyone up at the 'big basket' for the special Santa and his Reindeer photos!  Santa and Mrs. Claus will definitely be back!

Comment by jwight on April 7, 2013 at 1:13pm

My thanks to everyone who turned out for this one - the largest Ohio April Fools International rally yet! When we pulled out of smart center Easton Saturday morning we had 34 cars in the line and from what Shawn and Eric were saying the Easton management folks took notice. Special thanks to JT Perryman for being there and passing on some info from smart USA and to the smart center for the Tim Horton coffee and baked goods. The weather could not have been better (except for a minor dust storm along part of the route ) and we got some special treatment from Phil Stalling, Jr. at Phil Stalling Classic Cars and Dan Moder at the Newark Mounds visitors center.

Thanks to the folks from Canada for making this another truly international event - see you soon!

Comment by jwight on April 5, 2013 at 7:11am

Update on Friday's dinner.

Drop by the motel around 6:00 p.m. or so, looks like we'll be eating there.

Comment by Michael Uber on April 4, 2013 at 9:31am
The drive in from the North Pole is quite long, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will not arrive at the hotel until approximately 8:00 PM (unless Santa can sneak out of the workshop a bit early - depends on his work load). We are both looking forward to this very much - and Santa has a little something for everyone who attends... :)
Comment by jwight on April 4, 2013 at 9:11am

Tomorrow is the big day!  34 cars signed up, over 50 people coming from as far away as Texas, Kansas and of course our friends from Canada.  The weather forecast looks really good and the folks at smart center Easton will have coffee and donuts on hand promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

No firm dinner plans for Friday evening but drop by the motel around 6:00 p.m. and we'll have something sorted out by then.

Thanks to everyone involved for making this the biggest Ohio April Fools rally yet!

Comment by jwight on April 1, 2013 at 9:13pm

Rally FAQs

Summary of the schedule plus some general tips for the drive on Saturday:
https://www.box.com/s/y8lph80k6e65q3mmc662

Comment by jwight on March 20, 2013 at 6:45am

Just to clarify, the Saturday evening dinner will be around 6:30 p.m. at:

King Gyros Greek Restaurant

400 S. Hamilton rd

Columbus, OH 43213

(614) 866-9008

It's located a few blocks south of the motel.

Comment by IGotSmart on March 19, 2013 at 9:22pm

For those looking for shopping and many dining options there is the Easton Town Center, the Smart Center is located in front of this plaza.

Saturday night is the Short North Gallery Hop Event just north of downtown.

Comment by jwight on March 19, 2013 at 3:30pm

Just in case you have any extra time and energy over the weekend, here are a few links for more info on the capitol city of Ohio:

Columbus, Ohio Travel Guide - Hotels, Attractions, Dining, Events

Columbus Tourism and Vacations: 92 Things to Do in Columbus, OH | T...

Columbus travel guide - Wikitravel

Columbus Travel Guide | Fodor's Travel Guides

Enjoy!

PS - there's a new attraction in the city also...

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