Shelby GT350R-C Race Car Picks Up Third Consecutive Win

Win again for the Shelby GT350R-C

Win again for the Shelby GT350R-C

Ford has roots in American motorsports, and with vehicles like the Mustang under its brand, it’s no wonder the company’s reputation has pervaded across modern race tracks to this day. Ford’s Shelby GT350R-C race car recently picked up its third win in a row this past August, thanks to co-drivers Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell. The win was expected; though it’s the Shelby’s third win, this marks the fourth time the co-driver team has taken the winner’s title together.

Initially, it looked as if the Shelby GT350R-C had fallen behind and would have to settle for second place. However, tides turned during a heart-stopping final lap in which the leader ran out of fuel and Johnson, hot on his trail, pulled ahead for the win.

Johnson went on to praise his vehicle after the race, stating, “The Ford Shelby GT350R-C is just a fantastic car. I love driving it. Both Scott and I worked on the development on the street and race car and we’re both very privileged to be racing it.”

One of the Shelby GT350R-C race car’s key points was its long-lasting fuel tank. Johnson confessed he became nervous as other contenders began to run out of fuel on the track and had to stop, but the Shelby persevered and earned him his first career win on Road America.

New F-150 Raptor is Toughest Truck Yet

The new F-150 Raptor is ready for anything!

The new F-150 Raptor is ready for anything!

The realm of high-performance, off-roading pickup trucks is an interesting one. Only a small niche of enthusiasts goes adventuring off the beaten path in their trucks, but they’re a vocal group with a lot of passion for their hobby. Ford has upped the ante in the segment by introducing the new F-150 Raptor. This latest iteration of the Raptor is lauded as being the toughest, smartest, and most capable of its name, featuring tons of modifications made just to appeal to the off-roading market and optimize the Raptor’s potential.

Ford has been dropping new info on the F-150 Raptor every few months, revealing different parts and features of the tough truck to show off just how much effort went into designing it. With custom shock absorbers made just for the truck’s release, all-new BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, and the ability to switch between six different terrain modes, the Raptor was conceived and designed with the sort of love and passion you need in order to succeed in the world of performance trucks.

So will you be picking up the new F-150 Raptor? Whether you want to tear through sand dunes Baja-style, screech around winding mountain passes, or even crawl over rocky terrain, the Raptor has your back with its full range of capable features.

Guernsey County Fair

Enjoy the Guernsey County Fair!

Enjoy the Guernsey County Fair!

Local fairs are some of the best events during the summer and fall due to their popularity. County fairs offer a chance to see things you wouldn’t normally see like a tractor pull—and the Guernsey County Fair is no exception. The Guernsey County Fair is coming up soon and here’s everything you need to know!

This year’s fair has its share of events, ranging from a tractor pull to professional wrestling matches. Taking place from September 12th to the 17th, this year’s Guernsey County Fair promises to be a memorable one.

For those who want to push their limits, check out the NTPA truck and tractor pull as well as the open truck and tractor pull. Even if you don’t want to compete, watching the competitors is just as much fun.

Those who want a laid back competition can enter or watch the cornhole tournament. Meanwhile, those with a need for destruction can check out the Smash It Demo Derby and OCW Professional Wrestling.

That’s not even the half of it! This year’s fair will features rides and more events than we have space to list. Stop by for some good, old fashioned fun!

Even if none of those spectacular events are enough to draw your interest, at least stop by for some famous fair food.

Best Cambridge Restaurants

Check out the best Cambridge restaurants.

Check out the best Cambridge restaurants.

One of the best ways to judge whether a town is sophisticated and classy is to visit a local eatery for a bite. For a fantastic experience, the food has to be good, the service incredible, and the staff as friendly as can be. Fortunately we have an excess of local Cambridge eateries that meet all those requirements. Here is a great list of the best Cambridge restaurants that can satisfy any palate!

  • The Bears Den – Serving the best steak in town, The Bears Den is one of the most popular American eateries in town. This local restaurant is known for handling locally produced beef and serving up hand-cut steaks, burgers, ribs, and more. If you aren’t out for meat, make sure to check out the seafood and pasta instead!
  • Theo’s – Located in downtown Cambridge, Theo’s is known for serving American comfort foods with portion sizes that will leave even competitive eaters reconsidering seconds. Make sure to save room for dessert – the staff doesn’t skimp on that either!
  • The Forum – Known for serving the best American, Italian, and Greek food in Cambridge, The Forum offers excellent service and delicious food. Throw in the friendly atmosphere and you have one of the best restaurants in town!

Cambridge Events this Weekend

Enjoy Cambridge events this weekend!

Enjoy Cambridge events this weekend!

Have you ever had one of those days or weekends where you know that you want to get out and do something fun, but are not really sure what that would be? We at Cambridge Classic Ford are here to help!

There are always great Cambridge events going on and we have a list of 3 going on this weekend for you to check out. The list of events covers Friday and Saturday.

Tomorrow, Friday the 29th, is the Cambridge Main Street Farmers Market. Are you looking for good locally grown produce or amazing locally made crafts? Then this farmers market is the place for you to be! It is from 9am until 1 pm on East 8th Street in historic downtown by the Guernsey County Courthouse.

There are two events for you to choose from on Saturday the 30th or you can go to both! From 3:00pm until 4:30pm you can go on a tour of historic downtown Cambridge called the Forgotten Places & Spaces Walking Tour. The theme of the tour is different for the different dates throughout the year. Admission is $20, but it goes to a great cause to help restore our city.

Also on Saturday the 30th is the Rock the Block party. This is along historic Wheeling Avenue. Out on the sidewalks will be music and artists, and then all of the participating merchants doors will be marked with painted chairs. This will be going on from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.

Which local Cambridge events are you going to visit?

Summer Events in Zanesville, OH

Enjoy summer events in Zanesville like the library reading program.

Enjoy summer events in Zanesville like the library reading program.

Zanesville is the place to be during the summer. There are festivals, art shows, markets, and so much more, and there’s never a day without an event to attend, so don’t miss these awesome summer events in Zanesville.

Zanesville-area residents should check out the library’s summer reading programs, especially if you have kids. Library programs are free and tons of fun, and they encourage reading! Throughout the summer the Zanesville Museum of Art will also host part of the Ohio Annual Exhibition, a competitive, juried art competition open to all Ohio artists.

History buffs will love the Lorena Civil War Reenactment and Encampment, which will take place at the end of July in Zane’s Landing Park, and crafts fans well as the various pottery shows and festivals taking place in the middle of July.

Zanesville is one of the most creative places around, and it’s not just our many art shows and exhibits—there are events like the Tiny House Project, where a group gets together to convert a small shed into a working house with plumbing. The Zanesville community theater is also putting on a musical called The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

If you’re creative, love history, or just want to get your hands dirty this summer, Zanesville has something for you!

Local July 4th Fireworks

Enjoy local fireworks in Cambridge this July 4th.

Enjoy local fireworks in Cambridge this July 4th.

Are you excited for the upcoming July 4th celebrations? Does your family do a giant cookout with everyone you know? Or do you try to keep it more low key?

No matter how you celebrate July 4th, we are sure that you watch a fireworks display. There is a fireworks display right here in Cambridge, Ohio, so you do not have to go far to enjoy the festivities. Well here at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, Ohio, we have all of the information for you so that you can just enjoy your weekend!

Have you ever been to the Cambridge Boomarama Fireworks? The fireworks are taking place on July 4th at 10:00pm. And they will be at the Cambridge City Park on Lakeside Drive. Entry to see the fireworks display is free, although some of the other events and activities may require a fee.  If you want to head out to the park early, there will be music at the pavilion starting at 7:30pm.

Let us know how the fireworks go and have a great Fourth of July weekend!

Best Restaurants in Columbus

What is on your list of best restaurants in Columbus?

What is on your list of best restaurants in Columbus?

In the Columbus area and want to grab a bite to eat? Morning, noon, or night, there’s a host of great places to choose from here in the capital of Ohio! Here are some of the best restaurants in Columbus.

  • Z Cucina di Spirito – Although it isn’t as cheap as fast food joints, this restaurant serves Italian and Mediterranean cuisine to die for. A great spot for every occasion, including those that involve children, Z Cucina di Spirito provides an atmosphere few restaurants can compete with. Not only that, but the restaurant offers a gluten-free menu as well.
  • Lindsey’s – Running on the more expensive side when it comes to the menu, the food is worth every penny. Serving America cuisine and seafood, Lindsey’s is one of the top fine dining restaurants in Columbus. With both a gluten-free menu and valet parking, this is the perfect restaurant for those who want a taste of sophistication with their meal.
  • Mitchell’s Ocean Club – While the name hints at the cuisine, Mitchell’s Ocean Club serves American and Contemporary cuisine, seafood, and steakhouse-style dishes. With prices coming in at exactly what you’d expect, this restaurant offers a gluten-free menu and a full bar.

Each restaurant we recommend has received the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence, ensuring quality in every way! So prepare your stomach and enjoy some grub at one of these best restaurants in Columbus. Tell us at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH your favorite Columbus restaurants.

What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

Top Three Country Songs About Trucks

What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

What songs would you put on this list of country songs about trucks?

There are some things in this world that are essentially country. Cowboy boots qualify, for instance. Pickup trucks also count—and don’t take our word for it. Just look at how many country music crooners have sung an ode to the pickup truck! Here are our top three country songs about trucks.

Pickup Man by Joe Diffie

Joe Diffie had all sorts of hits on the country charts but this was his longest-running hit with “Pickup Man” having spent four weeks at number one. The song turns upon the double meaning of the word “pickup.” Not only does it reference a pickup truck, but also what the narrator is doing with his truck–picking up a date!

Something ‘Bout A Truck by Kip Moore

Kip Moore scored a number one hit with “Something ‘Bout A Truck”—his only number one to date. The song is a simple tune, with easy chords accompanied by lyrics that celebrate the simple-yet-wonderful things in life. Like trucks.

Truck Yeah by Tim McGraw

McGraw is country music royalty. His rock-solid reputation as a bone-fide country crooner is because of great songs like “Truck Yeah.” Taste Of Country hit the nail on the head when reviewing the single, saying that that wasn’t “intended to be the smartest song on the radio, but it might be the most fun.”

Tell us at Cambridge Classic Ford of Cambridge, OH your favorite country songs about trucks!

Enjoy a movie at the Lynn Auto Theatre.

Head to Lynn Auto Theatre and Enjoy an Old-School Drive-In Movie

Enjoy a movie at the Lynn Auto Theatre.

Enjoy a movie at the Lynn Auto Theatre.

There’s nothing quite like heading to the drive-in theater on a cool summer night. Sitting in the comfort of your vehicle, munching on candy and enjoying the fresh air while a blockbuster plays out on the giant outdoor screen

Though not as popular as they once were, drive-in movie theaters are luckily still around. Here in Cambridge, the closest theater is in Strasburg and is called the Lynn Auto Theatre.

This is Ohio’s oldest drive-in movie theater. Beginning operation in 1937, the theater has evolved over the years. The latest renovation allows for patrons to enjoy HD sound from their vehicle stereo. They also feature fully digital projection, making for an incredibly sharp picture. Not only does Lynn Auto Theatre have a complete concession stand, but it also has an arcade which makes it great for the whole family.

Pricing is set at $7 for adults and $3 for children aged 5 to 11.

The slogan at the Lynn Auto Theatre is “Come as you are in the family car” which highlights arguably the best thing about the drive-in–you don’t have to dress up!