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The Official 2017 Program

Clermont County Fairgrounds, 8 miles east of I-275 on US 50, Owensville A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO THE SUN GROUP NEWSPAPERS Sun Group NEWSPAPERS


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To The 42ND Annual PUMPKIN RUN NATIONALS!

The Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville will be filled to capacity the weekend of Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1 with classic automobile enthusiasts, their families, and vintage cars and trucks for the region’s premier car show. The Pumpkin Run Nationals, the largest car show in southwest Ohio, has drawn as many as 4,000 vintage automobiles from the local area, the region, and from as far away as Florida, Colorado, and Canada. The Pumpkin Run Nationals, now in its 42nd year, is the signature event of the Fastiques Rod and Custom car club, based in Owensville. But while the Pumpkin Run Nationals is the region’s largest car show, it is also a family-friendly event, with something for every member of the family. On Friday, the show car gate opens at 6:30 a.m. and the show closes at midnight. Some of Friday’s activities will include a dance and costume contest (age 0-12) from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.. Local D.J. favorite, J.D. Hughes will be spinning vinyl live from 7 - 11 p.m. On Saturday the show car gate opens at 8 a.m. and the show closes at midnight. Saturday’s activities will include children’s and adult games at noon, and a bean dinner for registered entries. There will be live music from Slow Burn featuring Bobby Lewis from 7 - 11 p.m. The show car gate opens at 8 a.m. Sunday with the trophies and give-away car being awarded at 3 p.m. At 9 a.m. Sunday a model car contest will be held. Then at 10 a.m. will be church services with The ‘Original’ Family Tradition and Pastor Bill Frenzer ministering in the B. Gibbons Show Arena. Admission to the Pumpkin Run Nationals is also family friendly, with adult tickets only $8 and children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.pumpkinrunnationals.com.

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Table of Contents Page 3.....................Event Schedule Page 6 .............................Donations Page 8....Classic Cars - Legos for Adults Page 12 ............Shaw - Local Legend Page 14 .......Half Century of Classic Car Page 34 ...............Fairgrounds Map Page 35 .............Safety Information Page 40 ...........Index of Advertisers

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PUMPKIN RUN Event Schedule THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 28TH 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM..Registration opens at Holiday Inn Eastgate FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 29TH 6:30 AM ..................Show car gates open 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration at Holiday Inn Eastgate 6:00 PM ..................Registration closes 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM J.D. Hughes, Celebrity DJ 8:00 PM ..................Main Show car gate closes 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM..Dance and Children’s Costume (0-12) ContestTrophies awarded with J.D. Hughes 12:00 Midnight ........Show closes SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 30TH 8:00 AM ..................Show Car gate opens • Registration opens at Holiday Inn Eastgate Ford, Bowtie, & Mopar Countries open 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Registration at Holiday Inn Eastgate 12:00 Noon ..............Children’s and Adult Games 4:00 PM ..................Bean Dinner (for registered entries, served two hours while supplies last) Registration closes 6:00 PM ..................Bean Dinner ends 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Live Band - Slow Burn featuring Bobby Lewis 8:00 PM ..................Show Car gate closes 12:00 Midnight ........Show closes SUNDAY - OCTOBER 1ST 8:00AM ..................Show Car gate opens 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration at Holiday Inn Eastgate 8:30 AM ..................Coffee & Donuts (for registered entries while supplis last) 9:00 AM ..................Model Car Contest opens 10:00 AM ................Church Services with The ‘Original’ Family Tradition and Pastor Bill Frenzer ministering (B. Gibbons Show Arena) 11:00 AM ................Registration Closes 3:00 PM ..................Trophies & Give-Away Car Awarded (Grandstand) *all events held in the Fastiques Building, unless otherwise noted

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Sept. 29th, 30th & Oct. 1st, 2017 Clermont Co. Fairgrounds 1974 or Older Autos Only Ford, Mopar, & Bowtie Country Pre-Entry

(cut off date was Sept. 19, 2017)

$30 includes T-Shirt, day of show $30, NO T-Shirt

125 Trophies To Be Awarded!! • • • • SPONSORS • • • • • KOI HAMLET AUTO PARTS

Day-of-Event Registration is at Holiday Inn Eastgate Thurs. - Sept. 28th 2pm-8pm; Fri. - Sept. 29th 8am-6pm; Sat. - Sept. 30th 8am-4pm; Sun. Oct. 1st 8am-11am Entries: $30 (two adults, does not include t-shirt) Spectators: $8.00 • 12 and Under: FREE

Pumpkin Run Events All Weekend: Swap Meet and Women’s World Friday Night: J.D. Hughes Celebrity D.J. Saturday Evening: Bean Supper while supplies last Saturday Night: the Slow Burn Band

Directions to Fairgrounds and Show Info Directions - 8 miles E. of I-275 on US 50, Owensville, Ohio Rod Run Info - Frank (513) 277-9039, Doug (513) 827-1436 Swap Info - Dana (513) 675-3390 Craft Info - Tina (513) 348-8844 Vendor Info - Bob (513) 509-5288 General Info - fastiquesofohio@gmail.com or Facebook at Fastiques Rod and Custom of Southern Ohio

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A message from the Fastique’s President October is fast approaching and the kids are back in school.... and the car show season is almost over. It’s time for the 42nd annual Pumpkin Run Nationals Car show. We are looking for a great show, as the weather is finally coming our way again. After many good years, rain caught up with us last year. Now it has swung back our way. We have cars from come for the Pumpkin Run from all over the United States and Canada coming to this family show. With an average of over 2500 cars, our biggest show was just over 3,000 cars. Join us this year on September 29, 30 and October 1 for the 42nd annual Pumpkin Run Nationals. Come out and enjoy our large Swap Meet, Vendor Area and Craft Show...and most of all enjoy all the beautiful cars on display. We hope to see you at the show!

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Fastiques makes donations to three organizations

Fastiques Rod & Custom Car Club held their annual Christmas Party on December 3, 2016. This volunteer appreciation dinner is for those that help make the Pumpkin Run possible and present yearly donations to our charities. Our 2016 Pumpkin Run participants helped the Fastiques be able to donate $50,000.00 to the Shriners Hospital for Children and $4000.00 each to the Earth Angel Foundation and the Hillbilly Clan.

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2017 Pumpkin Run GENERAL INFORMATION Camping, Trailers & Display Restrictions

• Because of space limitations, no trailers or campers are permitted. We regret these restrictions, but in the interest of allowing more cars to participate in the limited space, we must insist. • All trailered cars must be off trailers before entering the fairgrounds. • No show cars permitted on the grounds until 6:30 a.m. Friday morning except those belonging to Fastiques members and registred volunteers.

• No pop-up tents may be set up until 6:30 a.m. Friday morning. • Golf carts or scooters for persons with a handicap, must register at Locust Street gate and present proof of liability insurance. • No motorcycles, bicycles or scooters are permitted on the fairgrounds during the event for any reason. • No Spots Reserved - All spaces are first come, first served. All tapes, roping, chairs, etc., will be removed and

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Classic cars: Legos for adults

national. Same for a Triumph. In other words, the classic car scene in Ohio is “good,” Coutant said. There is, however, much debate about what makes a “classic car” a classic car, he said. “In general, a classic car is any car that is over 25-years-old. I think that most classic cars have something that stands out (styling, performance, rarity) because they are the ones that get “saved,” Coutant said. “So you see a lot of sports cars, muscle cars, and stylish cars (e.g. the ‘50s for American cars). However I have seen people with their cherished classic car that was just an ordinary car when it was new but it BY BRETT MILAM has a unique history and meaning for that person.” The biggest classic car interest in Ohio and the Midwest John Coutant is a member of Miami Valley Triumphs, are American classic cars of all years, of course, but espewhich, according to their web site, is a local chapter of the cially the golden “muscle car” years, Coutant said. Vintage Triumph Register, a club “dedicated to promoting “Surprisingly there is also a large foreign classic car comthe driving, restoration, enjoyment and appreciation of Trimunity in Ohio,” he added. “While not as large, they are just umph automobiles.” It serves both the Cincinnati and Dayton as active and passionate as our friends in the classic Ameriareas. can car scene. In fact, many foreign classic car owners have Coutant grew up on the East Coast where the cars students American classic cars. Foreign classic cars probably have had were old Saabs, Volvos and a mixture of well-used the most representation in terms of classic British sports cars British sports cars. “OF course, someone was always working on their car and it is where I learned how to fix them,” he said. “Also, the sports car racing scene was big and I spent many races at Watkins Glen International, which takes place in New York. MVT has been around since 1976 and even informally for years before, Coutant said. It started when a group of Triumph owners got together for fun, a “chance to drive on the back roads and share experiences – to keep their cars on the roads,” he said. “I was looking to do a restoration project and after some research, decided to focus on TR2-TR4 as a candidate. For any restoration or activity with a classic car, the best resources in the world are the marquee clubs,” Coutant said. “If you want to restore a ’65 Mustang, there is a club, local and

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(MG, Triumph, Austin Healey, Jaguar) but there are active clubs for Italian cars (Alfa, Ferrari , Fiat), German (Porsche), as well as other makes and a growing interest in classic Japanese cars.” In fact, Coutant said there are a number of smaller foreign classic car events each year, usually focused on one particular marquee while the big events (in attendance) are the British Car Days in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus. However, Pumpkin Run is definitely one of the bigger ones for classic car enthusiasts. And it isn’t just about the cars; it’s also about reconnecting. Coutant said, as the regional, multi-day event is one many owners look forward to in order to meet old friends and make new ones. Coutant said what gets him “revved up” about cars – the most passionate – is how unique they are combined with their accessibility. “I love to work with my hands and these cars are like giant Legos for adults in that you can take them apart and put them back together with simple tools,” he said. “Classic cars always provide a conversation starter. I don’t know how many people I have met that owned or knew someone who had a car like I restored.” Something people may be surprised to know within the classic car community is its diversity and how communityoriented it actually is. “There is a diverse representation of men and women in the classic car community that always seem to find ways to give back to the community through support of many different charities,” Coutant said.

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Meet a local hot rod pinstriping and hand lettering legend

BY MEGAN ALLEY In a world filled with automation, local hand lettering and sign painting expert Dan Shaw is a rare breed. Shaw, 67, has been running his shop, Shaw Signs, out of his home on the western side of Clermont County for more than 30 years. He specializes in pinstriping, which he does by hand, with a brush. “We don’t do any tape striping at all,” he noted. Shaw mainly does truck and trailer lettering; a typical job takes him about three hours. “Vehicles definitely; trucks, trailers, race cars and street rods; stuff like that,” he said, adding, “Oddly enough, I do very few signs.” Shaw, who is self-taught, started painting back when he was a student at Milford High School. “I was always the kid that drew hotrods, I was a pretty good artist, and hotrods led me to lettering on race cars, and race cars led to trucks, and when I started on trucks, the light bulb went off and I thought, this beats the heck out of working,” he said. “So, here I am 50 years later lettering trucks and trailers,

and still enjoy it. It’s still fun.” Now, Shaw travels all over the tri-state area for jobs. “I’ve just always been a car guy, always, and honestly the work that I do gets me into some very cool places,” he said. “There are huge, very cool car collections all around Cincinnati that people will never see – private collections. It’s amazing what’s around.” He added, “I get to see some cool stuff, no doubt. And that fires you up.” When asked to describe his painting style, Shaw responded, “Boy, that’s a hard one to explain.” He added, “Pinstripping is like handwriting; it’s all different. There’s no fonts, you just make it up as you go.” Shaw has worked on a number of unique jobs, including “big, old locomotives” and carriages. Some of the most distinctive things he’s been asked to paint are early 1900s steam tractors and private airplanes, and some of the most unique things he’s been asked to write “can’t be printed in the newspaper,” Shaw quipped. After more than three decades in the business, Shaw still draws inspiration from reading books and magazines on hot rodding.

This year’s Pumpkin Run Nationals marks the first time in more than 25 years that Dan Shaw’s old fashioned gas station display won’t be set up at the car show. Fairground officials torn down the building Shaw had used for the display to build the new Holman Livestock Complex, which officially opened during the 2017 Clermont County Fair. “[The new building] is great, I’m happy for them, but it doesn’t look like there’s any place to put that display up, so I would say it’s the end of an era,” Shaw said. “It’s gone. We didn’t even know it was going to be gone … that’s just how it went down.” The display was adored with antique gas pumps and signs that Shaw has been collecting for the past 35 years. Upon reflection, Shaw thanked his friends who helped haul the gas pumps and signs to the building each year. “If they didn’t help me, it never would have happened, because they’re incredibly heavy; we’re talking big 1920s gas pumps that weigh about 500 to 600 pounds each,” he said. “It was a job, but that’s all gone.” Looking ahead, Shaw has mixed feeling about the forced transition. “I’m a little disappointed, but it ended on a good note,” he said. “We had a good time and gained a lot of [recognition] out of it, so what the heck.”

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“You see a design you like and you kind of change it and make it your own,” he said. “You don’t really copy guys; that’d be cheating, and we don’t want to do that.” When it comes to advertising, Shaw keeps that old school too. He relies on referrals. “I’m very fortunate to have been in business over 30 years and never been in the phone book or advertised,” he said. “It’s all word of mouth and business cards.” He added, “When people call me, they’re ready to paint. They’re not shopping price, they want it done, which is good.” Shaw, who proclaims to love what he does, says he “got very lucky in life.”

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“If it wasn’t for keeping a schedule, I couldn’t tell you what day it is; every day is Saturday,” he said. “I get to do neat stuff, and it’s fun, and I make a living at it.” And, he doesn’t plan on giving up his career anytime soon. “As long as the phone rings, I’ll get out there,” he said. “I may be a drooler, but I’ll come stripe your car.”

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A half-century of classic car enthusiasm BY BRETT MILAM

Rick Drewry has been a classic car enthusiast, collector, restorer, teacher, regular Pumpkin Run attendee and hobbyist for most of his life. In fact, on the day he interviewed with The Sun, he was celebrating his 50^th birthday. “I started off working in my dad’s shop when I was 14 and never stopped,” Drewry said. Drewry, who grew up and lives in Brown County, was in Carlisle, Pennsylvania the day of his birthday for Corvettes at Carlisle, which brings 5,000 Corvettes to one place for an annual event. Working with American Modern Insurance Group as aCollector Car and Motorcycle Sr. Specialist , Drewry travels around for car events and shows like that one. In other words, Drewry has managed to parlay his passionate enthusiasm and hobby for classic cars into a job that revolves around it. “Everything I do involves cars,” he said. He’s trying to teach and train the next generation through AMIG to keep the hobby alive and humming.

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“A lot of guys are like their dads,” Drewry said. “It was inevitable that I’d follow in his footsteps. You see a lot of kids getting into it, which I’m happy to see.” Drewry’s dad is 75-years-old and still plays around with his Hot Rod; it’s a passion that never fades away. The three things classic cars have that modern, computer-souped-up cars of today just don’t have: attitude, style and performance. “Cars today are jelly beans,” Drewry said. Another aspect of the classic car that makes it appealing is its customizability – it can be restored and modified and done so right in the driveway of your own home. Nowadays, with the computerization of cars, people not only view them differently – as convenience with cup holders, like an appliance, Drewry said – but also outsource maintenance to maintenance men and companies. “You can build it yourself and make it your own. I don’t care who you are, you can learn this stuff,” Drewry said. “You can’t modify them today. They come out of the box for you.”


It’s that sort of emotional and artistic investment in car that nurtures the nostalgia for classic cars. An especially appealing aspect is to modify a classic car with the trappings of a modern vehicle: air conditioned more horsepower and the like so it has the style of the old mingled with the handle and feel of a new one. In other words, for classic car enthusiasts, it’s not always about restoring or collecting classic cars merely to sit inside a garage on a pedestal for show: it’s also about being able to drive them and feel the nostalgia in a much more visceral way. Some classic cars are just meant to go rogue from the purist mindset and have the rules taken off, Drewry said. He has no problem modifying the “hell out of a car,” he said. There is also an artistic flavor to restoring a classic car. “You’re creating your own flavor, but you want other people to look at it,” Drewry said. “You’re creating a rolling art masterpiece. Not everybody’s the same…all of them are cool.” Everybody is putting some different twist on the car. Drewry said car guys just love and respect style; it’s not about competition, but the love of the game and craftsmanship. “I think I’m worse now than I’ve ever been,” he said,

about his enthusiasm over the years. The favorites among enthusiasts tend to be from the 1950s and 1960s, but Drewry in particular is partial to the Pontiacs, Fords and Chevys. “I’m a big Pontiac guy,” he said. “That’s my passion and what I spend my most time with.” Cars in that era were big and bold and not afraid to stand out with big tailfins and 300 pound chrome bumpers. You’d never see that today on a modern car, Drewry said. “You just can’t match that style,” he said. And at the end of the day, classic car enthusiasm is nothing without the community. “The community hasn’t changed: it’s a very familyoriented community,” Drewry said. “It’s like everybody from the 1950s showed up for a picnic.” There’s a lot of camaraderie you don’t see in other hobbies, he said. “The big takeaway is pushing the hobby to keep going,” Drewry said. “There’s very few things in the United States like this.” As for Drewry’s “bucket list” car...Well, there’s over 100, many of which he’s gotten to over the years. One in particular would be the Smokey and the Bandit 1977/1978 Trans Am. “Just like the movie,” he said.

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Exploring

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Car enthusiasts appeared as soon as the automobile was introduced to the general public in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through the years, certain vehicles have proven more desirable to customers than others based on their looks and other attributes. Auto hobbyists devote substantial time and effort to purchasing, restoring and displaying classic cars. While the hobby of restoring classic cars is not necessarily for everyone, its popularity suggests it’s an activity that’s here to stay. According to an article in The Economist, in the wake of the recent recession, investors were increasingly pulling their money out of stocks and converting assets into tangible items, such as classic cars. As late as 2013, collector cars were outperforming other tangible investments like art, wine, stamps, and coins by large margins. Those ready to dip their toes in the classic car waters should understand a few key factors that can affect how much they enjoy this potentially rewarding hobby. • Environmental regulations. Some collectors face challenges when attempting to restore classic vehicles because the cars do not meet today’s stringent clean air initiatives that govern automobiles. With the increasing number of new, clean cars on the road, vehi-

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cles that fail to meet modern emissions standards may pose a costly problem to classic car collectors. • Introduction of alternative fuels. As governments increasingly emphasize the importance of clean fuel options, classic car owners may find it challenging to find more traditional fuels or face the added expense of adapting their vehicles to run on alternative fuels. • Lack of mechanical expertise. Workers in the automotive trade are trained to manufacture and repair new vehicles. As a result, classic car owners without much mechanical ability of their own may find it difficult to find mechanics with the skills necessary to repair and restore classic cars. • Historic requirements should be heeded. Each state has its own requirements governing classic cars. To qualify for historic vehicle registration, vehicles may need to be 25 years or older, owned solely as a collector’s item and used exclusively for exhibition and educational purposes. When driven for personal use, such vehicles may not be allowed to exceed 1,000 miles per year. Classic cars continue to attract hobbyists from all over the globe. Restoring classic cars can be a rewarding pastime, but one that involves dedication and an investment of both time and money.


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Vehicle/aircraft hybrid is poised to reach new heights It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a flying car! Move over hot rods and luxury sport utility vehicles. The new must-have auto may soon be the one that can take flight. At the end of the film "Back to the Future," Doc returns to Marty's home to warn him that something happens to Marty's kids in the future. They enter the suped-up Delorean, and Marty says, "Doc, you better back up. We don't have enough road to get up to 88." Doc replies, "Roads? Where we're going we don't need any roads." The car then hovers off the ground and blasts into the sky. People have long dreamed about a car that can transition into flight. It may cut down on commuting times or alleviate traffic jams. And let's face it, a flying car might be pretty fun to operate. Now those dreams are getting closer to reality.

The production prototype of the Transition(R) StreetLegal Airplane completed its successful first flight at Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, NY on March 23, 2012. The same vehicle has also successfully conducted initial drive and conversion testing, demonstrating the Transition's capability to provide unmatched freedom, flexibility and fun in personal aviation. Developed by Terrafugia, Inc., a growing aerospace company founded by pilots and engineers from MIT and supported by a world-class network of advisors and private investors, the Transition is a two-seat personal aircraft capable of driving on roads and highways, parking in a single car garage, and flying with unleaded automotive fuel. The prototype was unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April 2012. At a price tag of $279,000, it's unlikely the skies will be crowded with them anytime soon, but the arrival of a car/plane hybrid shows promise for future travel.

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513-553-4132 315 Plane Street, Bethel, OH 45106

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the future of connected cars

Fans of the “Back to the Future” movie franchise may be disappointed that the film’s prediction that flying vehicles would be commonplace in the 21st century has not yet come to fruition. However, the modern-day automobile is a remarkably far cry from cars and trucks built as recently as 10 years ago. Connected cars have become incredibly popular as interest in digital content continues to rise. A connected vehicle is one that is equipped with Internet access and typically a wireless local area network. Connected cars can be viewed as a smartphone on wheels. They perform many of the capabilities of other mobile devices, with the vehicle serving as the media hub. General Motors was one of the first manufacturers to produce connected cars. In 1996, their premium brands Cadillac DeVille, Seville and Eldorado featured a technology called OnStar. The primary purpose of OnStar was to get emergency service to a vehicle quickly in the event of an accident. The technology started with only voice, but when cellular systems added data, the system was able to send the GPS location to the call center. OnStar was eventually used for more than just emergency calls, ultimately expanding to perform remote vehicle diagnostics, and then to provide directions and more user-interactive features. Other manufacturers soon followed suit, and data and voice features became popular add-ons for vehicles. Today’s connected cars are equipped with features such as in-car entertainment units. Via their dashboards, drivers can use touch


screens to access apps on their smartphones and answer phone calls. Navigation, roadside assistance, voice commands, contextual help/offers, parking apps, engine controls, and car diagnostics also can be accessed via many touchscreens. While entertainment and safety have led the way with connected cars thus far, the future of connectivity seems to be autonomous vehicles. In the notso distant future, vehicles may be much more hands-off for drivers. Driving may even become a thing of the past. The race has

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been on over the last several years to deliver the first fully-autonomous vehicle. According to the technology company CB Insights, as of 2016, 33 corporations have been working on autonomous vehicles. From Apple to Audi to Tesla to Honda to Google, automotive heavyweights and technology giants are among the pool of self-driving innovators. Vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever before. Driving the future of automotive innovation are connected cars pushing closer and closer to full autonomy.

AUCTIONS EVERY FRIDAY 7:00 P.M. 2000 STATE ROUTE 125 AMELIA, OH 45102

937-392-4308 David Campbell - AUCTIONEER/Broker

VIEW THESE & MANY OF OUR OTHER AUCTIONS & REAL ESTATE LISTINGS AT:

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• Consignments are welcomed • We also buy estates. • We offer a wide array of items to bid upon. • We are a full service auction house.

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Theres something for everyone

Redbank Transport, Inc. LOCAL AND OVER THE ROAD DUMP TRUCK & DUMP TRAILER SERVICE

910 US Route 50, Milford, Ohio

513-831-5491

9681 US 62 Georgetown (Russellville) 3 miles north of Russellville on Route 62 in Ashridge, OH

937-377-4023 or 937-377-3621 Dan Yazell, Owner

ARNOLD’S MARATHON SERVICE 466 OLD US 52 NEW RICHMOND (US 52 & NINE MILE RD.)

(513) 553-3169 • Complete Auto Repair Facility With Over 75 Years Combined ASE Experience

Locally Owned Home Town Supplier For 61 Years Mention this ad for discount offer. HOME HEATING OIL • BULK FUELS, GAS & DIESEL PROMPT, DEPENDABLE DELIVERY

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2017 Clermont County

Legal Directory

T. DAVID BURGESS Kris Burgess • Daniel Monk 110 N. Third Street, Williamsburg, Ohio 45176 513-724-2252 Phone • 513-724-2254 Fax tdburg1@aol.com

Marcin & Marcin 100 Techne Center Drive, Suite 107, Milford, OH 45150 513-965-8012 Phone • 513-965-8013 Fax emarcin@marcinlaw.com • mmarcin@marcinlaw.com www.marcinlaw.com

Crowe & Welch 1019 Main Street, Milford, OH 45150 513-831-8511 Phone • 513-831-1430 Fax

Gary A. Rosenhoffer Attorney at Law 313 East Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 513-732-0300 Phone • 513-732-0648 Fax

Kendra L. Daugherty Attorney at Law 4529 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245 513-528-6444 Phone • 513-528-9644 Fax kendraldaugherty@aol.com Law Offices FARIS AND FARIS, LLC 40 S. Third Street, Batavia, OH 45103 513-732-1141 Phone • 513-732-8824 Fax farisandfaris@gmail.com Raymond W. Lembke Law Office of Raymond W. Lembke 602 Main Street, Suite 703, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-621-9603 Phone • 513-421-9444 Fax rlembke@fuse.net

W. Kenneth Zuk Attorney at Law 3487 St. Annes Turn, Cincinnati OH 45245 513-309-7977 Phone • 513-943-9957 Fax wkennethzuk@aol.com

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PUMPKIN RUN NATIONALS PARTICIPANTS

To include your listing in the 2018 Pumpkin Run Nationals Magazine call Angie at 937.444.3441

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Line-X of Southern Ohio Line-X of Southern Ohio is located at 671 Old State Route 74 near the Eastgate Mall. We are privileged to support the Fastiques annual Pumpkin Run for the past 12 years. It’s always a fun time for us, and we look forward to the event every year. Please stop by our display area. LINE-X of Southern Ohio was established on the eastern side of greater Cincinnati in 2002. The company has grown steadily to become one of the Top LINE-X Franchises in the US. In 2005 we moved to a new 8000 square foot facility and combined operations with Southern Ohio Truck Accessories and the Pro-Audio Store. In 2009 LINE-X of Southern Ohio expanded and started servicing the Cincinnati West territory. Both Line-X, Southern Ohio Truck Accessories and Pro- Audio are family owned and operated companies. We pride ourselves on providing the

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very best products and services to our customers. Our primary business consists of the following products and services: - LINE-X High Performance Protective Coatings - LINE-X Commercial Applications - Complete Line of Auto, Truck & SUV Accessories and Installation services - Custom Audio, Video & Marine Systems - Custom Wheels & Tires - Automotive Window Tinting - Authorized A.R.E. Truck Cap distributor Our Eastside Store is located 1 mile from the Eastgate Mall. Make sure you stop by and see us our store hours are: M-F: 9:00AM to 6:00PM, 1st and 3rd Saturday each month: 9:00 AM to 1:00PM, Sunday - Closed.

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TRUCKS, SUV & AUTO ACCESSORIES EXPERT INSTALLATION AUDIO, VIDEO, MARINE SYSTEMS CUSTOMS WHEELS & TIRES A.R.E. PREFERRED DEALER EXPERT WINDOW TINT

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Evans Funeral Home DUNN’S AUTO, LLC John H. Evans • Charles E. Evans • Andrew W. Evans James F. Regenhold • Lewis E. Frith • Mary Lu Roby Jamie Gier • Brian Wikoff Traditional Funeral & Cremation Services Pre-Planning Available

741 Center Street Milford, Ohio 45150 513-831-3172 www.evansfuneralhome.com

“Specializing In Custom Exhaust!” Quality & Professional Work at a Reasonable Price!

1944 State Route 28 Goshen, Ohio 45122

513-722-3272

Fax: (513) 831-3179 Character & Excellence in Funeral Service

DAVE DUNN - Owner/Operator 342 E. SECOND ST., MAYSVILLE, KY

(606) 564-4470

QUALITY BODY REPAIR SINCE 1982 ALL MAKES & MODELS FOREIGN & DOMESTIC • All Insurance Companies Accepted • Rental Cars Available • Towing Available 8:30 - 5:00 Mon-Fri - Sat (by appointment only)

553-2331 2280 St. Rt. 125, Amelia, OH 451

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ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

AUTO HOME BUSINESS BONDS

Call us for all your insurance needs 122 Water Street, Milford, OH

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5716B Signal Hill Court, Milford, OH

513-831-7672

STRUNK’S

DROPPED AXLE JACK 513-207-2679 • DREW 513-600-7350 Traditional Hot Rod & Chassis


PHIPPS AUTO PARTS & TOWING 10429 Cozaddale-Murdock Cozaddale-Murdock Rd, Rd, Goshen Goshen 10429

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Serving You For 125 Years

NOW HIRING Benchmark Human Services

• Georgetown 115 N. Main St., Georgetown, OH 45121

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NOW HIRING DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS IN CLERMONT CO. AND BROWN CO. OHIO We offer flexible scheduling, competitive wage rates, terrific benefits, and tuition reimbursement for all employees.

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Visit Our Website at BenchmarkHS.com to apply today and learn about one of the nation’s leading disability service providers.

John Wood Insurance Agency Inc.

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Apply Online: www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers Email Resume: rwilliams@benchmarkhs.com Phone: 513.648.9360 Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Veterans, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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Dream It. Design It. Build It. Get The Storage You Need!

Call Today For Your FREE Quote!

Offices Garages Retail Space Horse Barns Mini -Warehouses!

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Clermont County Fairgrounds - Pumpkin Run  Location Map

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Denise McAffe Owner & Master Designer Walk-in or Appts.

513-797-PART USED CAR SUPERMARKET Buy Here, Pay Here

513-752-CARS

IMPORTANT Please refrain from “burnouts” when leaving the show. Although many spectators line the street in anticipation, this is not a show event. Fastiques strongly discourages spinning out when exiting the show. The roads around the fairgrounds are narrow and crowded; if a car gets out of control, several bystanders could be injured. Police will issue tickets. 42nd Pumpkin Run Nationals

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PROVEN LEADERSHIP TO GROW OHIO State Senator Joe Uecker is a former police

officer and small business owner who’s fought hard for the Conservative principles that are bringing Ohio back.

Your opinion is very important to me. Please visit my webpage www.joeuecker.com to complete a constituent survey that will allow me to learn what issues are most important to you and your family and better serve you in Columbus. Paid for by Committee to Elect Joe Uecker

209 N High Street, Mt. Orab, OH 45154

937-444-3491 C.J. Collins - Owner

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Read All About It In The Clermont Sun! News - Sports - Public Notices - Classifieds The Clermont Sun Has Been Locally Owned and Operated Since 1888 The Paper is Published Every Thursday, and is printed in Batavia, the Heart of Clermont County!

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College Hill Apartments

Serving Clermont County Families 2 & 3 bedroom

(513) 732-3804

Family Dental Care JAN S. LABEDA D.D.S. BARTOSZ A. LABEDA D.D.S. 2520 STATE ROUTE 50 BATAVIA, OHIO 45103 (513) 732-6660

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513.724.3903 AUCTIONEERS David P. Lewis 513.200.9670 David S. Lewis 513.200.9662

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Index of Advertisers

Who’s in your 2017 Pumpkin Run Nationals magazine?

Aero Battery.................................................Page 35 American Metal Cleaning.............................Page 31 Arnold’s Marathon.......................................Page 24 Auction 360..................................................Page 23 Batavia Nursing & Convalescent Inn...........Page 5 Belcher, Tom................................................Page 11 Belflex..........................................................Page 20 Benchmark...................................................Page 30 Brads Glass Shop........................................Page 30 David T. Burgess..........................................Page 25 Calvacade of Customs.................................Page 38 Cefalu & Sons Auto Body.............................Page 8 Clermont Co. Conv. & Visitors Bureau.........Page 38 Clermont Co Public Library...........................Page 30 College Hill Apartments................................Page 39 Collins Paint, Frame & Body.........................Page 36 Crowe & Welch............................................Page 25 Dacota Service.............................................Page 19 Dan’s Muffler Shop......................................Page 24 Kendra L Daugherty....................................Page 25 Dropped Axle Productions..........................Page 28 Dunns Auto Pro.........................................Page 27 Evans Funeral Home..................................Page 27 Express Employment Professional.............Page 27 Fastiques...................................................Page 4 Faris & Faris.............................................Page 25 Galaxy Hair - Batavia..................................Page 35 Great Oaks.................................................Page 38 Green Sales Company................................Page 17 Health Source of Ohio.........................Inside Back Highley Hot Rods........................................Page 9 Hirons Memorial Works Inc.........................Page 24

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Huff Realty/Janet Carpenter........................Page 10 Huff Realty/Ragan McKinney.......................Page 15 JCM Equipment...........................................Page 20 John Wood Insurance Agency.....................Page 30 Anthony Kamp Dentist.................................Page 33 KOI Warehouse....................................Back Cover Kramer-Myers Insurance..............................Page 21 Jan Labeda/Family Dental Care...................Page 39 Lewis Auctioneer..........................................Page 39 Raymond Lembke......................................Page 25 Line-X of Southern Ohio..............................Page 26 C Edward Lovins Insurance........................Page 28 Marcin & Marcin.........................................Page 25 Milford Towing............................................Page 19 Moores Frame & Body..............................Page 27 Nurre Funeral Home.................................Page 22 Odyssey Canvas Works...........................Page 9 Park National Bank...................................Page 2 Parts Connection........................................Page 19 Phipps Auto Parts & Towing......................Page 29 Redbank Transport....................................Page 24 Gary A. Rosenhoffer..................................Page 25 Seips Auto Service.....................................Page 35 Shaws Signs.............................................Page 13 Shaws Vintage Racing..............................Page 8 Sibcy Cline.................................................Page 23 Taylor Homes........................................Inside Front Tecumseh Buildings...................................Page 32 Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home...............Page 10 Joe Uecker................................................Page 36 Vandemark.................................................Page 35 Kenneth Zuk................................................Page 25


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