Before heading to the 19th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center this weekend, many owners of classic cars and trucks will be stopping by Classic Resurrection in Grove City.

Before heading to the 19th annual Goodguys PPG Nationals at the Ohio Expo Center this weekend, many owners of classic cars and trucks will be stopping by Classic Resurrection in Grove City.

The automobile restoration shop is one of five stops on a poker run scheduled for today, July 7, ahead of the main event scheduled Friday, July 8, through Sunday, July 10.

"They'll be going to five shops around central Ohio and at each stop the drivers will get a playing card," said Hugh Mowry, Classic Resurrection founder and owner. "Whoever gets the best hand wins.

"It's not a 'car race' as such," he said. "It's a poker game on wheels."

For Mowry, the prize will be getting to see vintage vehicles and meet their owners. He last served as a stop for the Goodguys PPG Nationals poker run in 2007.

"You never know how many cars are going to participate and stop by," he said.

The anticipation is part of the fun, Mowry said.

Restoring cars has always been his hobby, he said, and opening his own automobile restoration shop in 2006 was a dream come true, he said.

Vintage automobiles "had more character and style than the cars they make today," Mowry said. "They're all cookie cutter."

His own favorite model is a 1955 Chevy, he said.

"When I was growing up (in the Portsmouth area) I had a neighbor who came back from Vietnam, Glenn Eddy, and he spent all his time working on an old '55 Chevy he had," Mowry said. "I just loved the look of the car and helping him work on it."

Restoring old cars is still a joy, even now that it's his business, he said.

"It's in my blood, I guess," Mowry said. "I enjoy starting a project and seeing it through from beginning to end."

The Goodguys 19th PPG Nationals car show begins at 8 a.m. July 8-10 at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus.

Tickets are $20, $6 for ages 7-12, free for ages 6 and younger. Advance tickets are available for $17.

Car registration ranges from $30 to $70.

For more information visit good-guys.com/ggn-2016.

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