When we first heard about the Pumpkin Run Nationals, we thought it was some sort of crazy 5K run or marathon—or something scary like that. And then we realized the Pumpkin Run Nationals actually involves strolling along at a nice leisurely pace while looking at thousands of hot rods and customs.

2,500-plus hot rods instead of 26-plus miles of running? We’ll make that trade any weekend.

We headed down to the Pumpkin Run Nationals to enjoy everything southwest Ohio’s largest car show had to offer—thousands of vintage cars and trucks, model car contests, Hot Wheels drag racing, dance contests, music, and more. After covering the show and snapping pictures all weekend, we almost felt like we had run a marathon.

That counts, right?


Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.