Fun March Holidays To Celebrate

fun March holidays

Take a second to think about what you associate with March. Is it basketball? St. Patrick’s Day? Spring break? Weird, rainy weather? There’s a lot to March besides just all of the above, so here are some examples of fun March holidays so you and your friends have an excuse to keep celebrating all month long.

  • March 9: Panic Day
    • If you’re into panicking, I guess you can celebrate. If you’re not too busy panicking.
  • March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day
    • This traditional figure straight out of American folklore is a great reason to party.
  • March 14: National Potato Chip Day
    • Take some time to appreciate arguably one of the best snack foods in the world.
  • March 16: Everything You Do Is Right Day
    • We like this sound of this one.
  • March 19: Corn Dog Day
    • Even better than the last one!
  • March 20: National Alien Abductions Day
    • Get out your tinfoil hats.
  • March 22: International Goof Off Day
    • Like you need to tell us twice.
  • March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
    • We’re not joking. If you’ve run out of other reasons to celebrate, use this day to do your own thing. Maybe you could make it a yearly tradition.

Come celebrate any of these many fun March holidays with us here at Cambridge Classic Ford.

5 Cool Facts About St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick's Day Traditions

Do you know the origins behind these common St. Patrick’s Day traditions? Read on to find out.

  • St. Patrick Was a British Missionary -Born a British noble during the occupation of the Roman Empire, St. Patrick was kidnapped and enslaved at 16 in Ireland. He eventually escaped but came back later as a missionary to convert the native Irish.
  • The First St. Paddy’s Day Parade Was in America -While St. Patrick’s Day has been an Irish celebration for centuries, the first parade happened in the 1700s to celebrate Irish soldiers in the English army.
  • The Shamrock Is A Sham -There’s no evidence that St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the trinity to converts, as the old legend goes. The association of the shamrock started around the 17th century when people would wear shamrocks on their coats and end the day by “drowning” it in their whiskey.
  • More Than 3 Million Pints of Guinness Are Consumed -Guinness originates in Dublin, Ireland, and roughly 3 million pints of the Irish beer are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day – a drastic change from the typical 600,000 pints every day.
  • Poor Irish-Americans Invented Corned Beef and Cabbage -When Irish immigrants came to America, they opted for the cheapest options on the market, with corned beef being the cheapest meat and cabbage being a common spring vegetable.

We at Cambridge Classic Ford hoped you learned something you didn’t know before from reading this list of St. Patrick’s Day traditions!

gifts for car lovers

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Car Lovers

gifts for car lovers

The Big Day of Romance

Car lovers can be difficult to shop for on Valentine’s Day; however, we’ve provided a list of gift ideas to consider. While some people might be able to afford a new supercar (every car lover’s dream), some are just looking for accessories or even road trips. Read on to learn more about Valentine’s Day gifts for car lovers.

According to Autobytel, you should think about getting a car wash kit if your significant other already has a car they love. This includes a sponge, chamois cloth, premium wax, tire cleaner, detailer, and high-quality wash. You can also splurge for aluminum and chrome metal polish, perfect for making any car shine like new.

Next, consider a headlight restoration kit for older vehicles. Does your valentine’s car have yellow headlights? They might need a special kit to bring it back to the original condition. Such kits usually include abrasive materials, including multiple grades of sandpaper, cotton, and more. They also come with special compounds to restore lights to their original look.

Finally, if your valentine has a clunker, you might consider a diagnostic scan tool. Some car lovers enjoy owning a jalopy because it gives them a chance to do some work. However, fixing complex problems can be difficult if you’re not a technician. Consider an app or code reader (usually under $100) for Valentine’s Day.

Did this help you find a gift for your significant other? Tell all of us at Cambridge Classic Ford in Cambridge, OH about it in the comments below!

What to Store in Your Car for Winter

What to Store in Your Car for Winter

Winter can be the harshest season of the year and it can easily strike at the heart of a driver’s transportation. In those situation, it’s important to be prepared with the proper equipment for the job. While you can’t take your entire garage, you can certainly store a few important items in your car. Here’s are a few suggestions on what to store in your car for winter from all of us here at Cambridge Classic Ford.

  • Blankets – If you’ve ever been stranded in a snow drift in a car that won’t start, you already know how important blankets are. It’s important to stay warm when you’re trapped on the side of the road awaiting help. There’s no knowing how long you’ll be out in the cold and a car can’t stay warm forever. Pack in several blankets in case disaster strikes.
  • First Aid Kit – You should always have a first aid kit in your car in case of an emergency. This simple item is incredibly important during winter. Slipping and falling can result in a nasty injury while car accidents are a constant threat as well.
  • Jumper Cables – It takes more current to start a car and some batteries can die under the strain. Having a pair of jumper cables increases the likelihood you’ll be back on the road sooner rather than later.

Bucket List Ideas for 2017

Bucket List Ideas

2017 is a new year which means there are plenty of opportunities to cross a few items off your bucket list. First, however, you have to have a bucket list. If you don’t have a list yet, now is the perfect time to create one. Even if you don’t know where to start, you can always change the list later on. Here are a few bucket list ideas for 2017 suggested by us here at Cambridge Classic Ford!

  • Learn a Language – Becoming bilingual, or even multilingual, is a great way to ingrain yourself in a new culture. Learning a new language can open many doors in social groups as well as job opportunities. Best of all, many programs provide ways to learn a new language in as little as a year.
  • Travel – Not everyone has the money to visit a foreign country, but heading to a major city you’ve always wanted to visit is much more affordable. Never been to New York City? Add it to your bucket list. Interested in Hollywood? Well, you know what to do.
  • Run a Marathon – Those feeling particularly ambitious and looking to get into shape should consider running a marathon. This is a great accomplish that would put you in an elite group of runners. Long-distance running isn’t for everyone so consulting a doctor might be a good idea before you head out on that 26.2-mile trek.

The Best Christmas Movies For a Magical Season

Best Christmas Movies

Though there is much to disagree on when it comes to the holiday season, there’s one thing that can bring anyone together – a love of holiday films. In fact, AMC recently conducted a poll of the best Christmas movies. Thousands weighed in, and we have to agree with the results. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – The oldest movie on our list, this classic animated film first debuted in 1996 and has been airing year after year since, making it a true holiday staple.
  • A Christmas Story – We’re also a huge fan of 1983’s A Christmas Story, which – although it is family-friendly – has a bit more adult humor and is ideal to play in the background at any Christmas party.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – Similarly, 1993’s semi-spooky The Nightmare Before Christmas can light up television screens guilt-free, from October through December 25th.
  • The Santa Clause – One of our other favorites is 1994’s The Santa Clause, in which Tim Allen quickly finds himself in charge of Santa’s entire Christmas ordeal, beard and all.
  • Elf – Lastly, the newest film on our list is 2003’s Elf, which quickly became loved by both young and old. Who can deny Will Ferrell’s elven charm, especially when accompanied by the adorable Zooey Deschanel?

So what was AMC’s number one Christmas film? It was the 1990 classic, Home Alone.

What’s your favorite holiday movie? Come let us know at Cambridge Classic Ford!

Christmas Traditions to Make Your Holiday Season Memorable

Christmas Traditions

The holiday season is the ideal time to start up a tradition, creating memories that your loved ones will remember and re-visit year after year. Looking for some ideas? Check out these easy-to-start Christmas traditions:

  • Pick out a Christmas tree at a tree farm, where you can find the perfect addition for your home and family.
  • Decorate the Christmas tree together, perhaps while listening to your favorite Christmas album.
  • Every year, make a new Christmas tree ornament together with the year listed somewhere on the ornament to chronicle the tradition.
  • Make Christmas cookies and decorate them with various colors of frosting and sprinkles.
  • Go caroling, or simply sing a song or two at home around the fire.
  • Learn about how other cultures spend their Christmas season, and consider incorporating one of their traditions into your own.
  • Find a way to volunteer locally, improving the Christmas of other families in your neighborhood.
  • Lastly, watch your favorite holiday movie, whether it’s an animated classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas! or something more contemporary, like Elf, and watch it every year!

And of course, to start your holiday season with a brand new car – ready to topple snowy conditions – stop by and visit us anytime at Cambridge Classic Ford.

Cambridge Activities and Events for Everyone

Explore and enjoy Cambridge activities and events this October.

Explore and enjoy Cambridge activities and events this October.

You’ll never run out of things to do in the Cambridge area. The long list of Cambridge activities and events includes a range of fun and exciting things, many of which are unique to the area. Hop in your new Ford model and plan your weekend today.

According to the county website, you can choose from a range of things to do, including attending the local Pennyroyal Opera House. This event is held on Fridays during the October month, the perfect place to enjoy a range of concerts and performances. Starting at 7:00pm you can see some of the best musicians around, including artists who perform Bluegrass, Country, and more. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. You can see Open Rail on the 21st and Danny Paisley and Southern Grass on the 28th.

Another event includes the petrified forest. You can see this outdoor haunted trail on the October 15 and 22, which is aimed at audiences of 14 and older. There is a $10 charge to visit this spooky trail, which is well worth it. The path is dimly lit and filled with ghouls and goblins, so be prepared to be scared. The event begins at dusk to ensure a spooky tour.

These two events are just some of many in the Cambridge area. Experience the best of Ohio by hopping in your new Ford model and exploring the region.

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.

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?