Car Show

Rife's Autobody Car Show

THANK YOU to everyone that came out for the 2017 Rife’s Autobody “Cruise the Fort” Car Show! The weather forecast was horrible, but the car show gods were looking out for us that day and instead of the rain and hail that had been predicted we had sunshine and a pleasant breeze. Over 50 cars showed up (despite the forecast!), the bands were great and the food was tasty! Next year’s show is already in the works and will once again be held on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 17th, so mark your calendars now and please plan to join us!

2018 Car Show Details (Tentative)
DATE: Sunday June 17th 2018 (Fathers Day!)

TIME: The registration table will officially open at 10:00 am (earlier if we’re ready). Judging runs from 11:45am-2:30pm. The awards ceremony will begin as soon as the results are tallied.
REGISTRATION: Register at the show or in advance. For advanced registration please email Jon at .
PLACE: Fort Hayes Campus. 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
DIRECTIONS: Click HERE for a map to the location
DETAILS: This is an ALL CLASS car show. Cars and light trucks from all generations are encouraged to enter! Antiques, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Art Cars, Exotics, one-of-a-kind vehicles and more, both foreign and domestic.
ENTERTAINMENT: Still to be determined. Please check back closer to the time.
COST: FREE for all to attend! $10 entry fee to place a car in the show which includes entry into two judging classes.
PROCEEDS: All proceeds from the show are being donated to WCBE 90.5FM. WCBE is a publicly funded 501(c)3 non-profit radio station which airs NPR news & programming as well as music of all formats from local, national and international artists. Aside from their programming, WCBE does a ton of good things for the many different communities in and around Columbus. A very worthy recipient indeed!
QUESTIONS? Please contact show coordinator, Jon McKnight at or by phone at (614)580-5454.

Car Show Facebook Page



Judging classes for the 2018 show will be determined closer to the date of the show. Please check back for more information.


First place in each category wins a trophy. Second place wins a plaque.



Registration will be on-site opening at 10am the day of the show (or earlier if we have our act together). If you would like to pre-register your car for the show please contact Jon McKnight at jon.mcknight@rifesautobody.  The cost to enter/register a car for the show is $10 per vehicle which includes up to two judging categories. If you wish to enter your car in more than two categories you can do so by paying an additional registration fee. A vehicle may be entered in up to six categories max.


Live music is better. (Now who was it that said that?..)
THANK YOU very much to the bands that performed for us at the 2017 show! The opening act was the ‘CBE String Band led by Greg Moebius, followed by The Highpoint Brothers, and then the main attraction MegaBeth!
Click on the images below to be directed to the facebook pages of each.

The Highpoint Brothers




Car Show Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor Rife's AutobodyBASFByers ImportsTom Hatem AutomotiveCrown MotorsCurry and AssociatesBexley Automotive

CAHS logo (1)Mac Tools

Easy IT   Street ThymePingweeni'sPosh NoshLucky Dog Tee ShirtsAcura ColumbusVETMotorsportsShaffer Capital

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