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DRIVE ELECTRIC DAYTON EV RIDE & DRIVE, 2 to 5 p.m., East Schantz Avenue at Oakwood High School by Mack Hummon Field Stadium, in celebration of National Drive Electric Week. More than a dozen EVs, including Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) will assemble, along with a Dayton BBQ food truck. Guests will be offered tours and short drives of the vehicles and explanations of the benefits and joys of EV driving.,,


KETTERING AMERICAN LEGION POST 598 CRUISE-IN IN THE PARK, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 5700 Kentshire Drive. Free admission. Open to cars, trucks, motorcycles, old tractors and racing boats. If it's powered, bring it. 937-433-9327

SEPT. 16

12TH ANNUAL DAYTON CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE AT CARILLON PARK, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., grounds of Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 if purchased in advance, $5 for children ages 3-17, free to Dayton History members and children younger than 3. Presented by AAA. Featured marques are Cadillac and the E-type Jaguar as well as a special class, "Eight isn't Enough" featuring cars with more than eight-cylinder engines. A casual preview party on Sept. 15 is open to the public. All proceeds support Dayton History, Montgomery County's official historical organization. For more information, go online to or contact: Concours Chair Skip Peterson, 937-603-7601 or; Concours Director Mike Edgerton, 937-866-2222 or; or Motorcycle Director Dan Thornton, 937-266-2397 or

SEPT. 16

2nd ANNUAL VANDALIA NAZARENE CRUISE-IN, 5 to 8 p.m., 620 Stonequarry Road, Dayton. No registration fee, free admission, food, door prizes, music. Sponsored by VNC Youth Department. Church office, 937-890-1841

SEPT. 22

16TH ANNUAL XENIA GRACE CHAPEL CHARITY CAR SHOW, $10 vehicle registration 10 a.m. to noon, show goes to 2:30 p.m., 100 Grace Drive, Xenia. Registration includes lunch and drink. 937-372-7408

SEPT. 22

22ND ANNUAL BOB POOL "ORPHAN" VEHICLE SHOW, registration 10 a.m. to noon, show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Young's Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs. $5 vehicle entry donation. Featuring cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and specialty vehicles from independent manufacturers that are no longer in business and "Big Three Orphans" such as Edsel, Desoto, Corvair, Oldsmobile, Plymouth. Every American and foreign make from Auburn to Yugo welcome to be displayed. Co-hosted by Tri¬State Chapter Studebaker Drivers Club and Wright Brothers Region Packard Auto Classics. There will be a "Feature Car" class and have selected Hudson and Nash prior to AMC for this year. Gary Grebner, 937-361-2287,; Gerry Hasen, 937-426-5969,

SEPT. 23

AUTO CROSS SOLO EVENT, Kil-Kare Speedway, 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek. New racers encouraged to participate. Registration 9 to 10:30 a.m., drivers' meeting 10:35 a.m. (walk track prior), FCO 11 a.m. (10 timed runs). Valid driver's license, Snell 2005 or newer helmet required. Open to all makes and models. Sanctioned by Corvette Troy. Cost $30 to NCCC members, $35 nonmembers. Final date: Oct. 7. Janelle Flaharty,, 937-248-5792

SEPT. 29

16TH ANNUAL ERWIN CHRYSLER CAR SHOW, registration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., awards 3 p.m., 2775 S. County Road 25A, Troy. Vehicle registration $10; all proceeds benefit United Way of Miami County. All makes welcome. Twenty trophies, dash plaques, participant judging, driver's jackpot, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, deejay, refreshments available. Rain or shine.

SEPT. 29

15th ANNUAL ONE ROOM SCHOOL CAR SHOW, registration 10 a.m. to noon, meadow across from Young's Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road (Ohio Route 68) near Yellow Springs. Vehicle registration fee $10. Dash plaques to first 200 vehicle registrants. Judges assign 50 awards, including Top 35 and 16 Special Awards with Best of Show at 3:30 p.m. Show open to the public for free. 50/50 raffle, free entry drawings, silent auction, music by DJ Dick Ryman. Show sponsored by Clark County Retired Teachers Association. All profits benefit Advance One Room School in New Carlisle and its "A School Day in 1878" program that recreates a school day in early Clark County history for nearly 1,000 students each year.


FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dusk, Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Road

Dayton, through Oct. 5. All makes and years welcome, 20 percent discount on food purchase if vehicle is pre-1972. Park on back grass lot.

FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dark, Lofinos Beaver Valley Shopping Center, Seajay Drive, Beavercreek, through Sept. 28. Using same site as last year, courtesy of new owner SVG Motors. Sponsored by SVG Motors, Greene County Antique and Classic Car Club, Miami Valley chapter, National Corvette Restorers Society.

FRIDAY NIGHT KETTERING CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dark, Kettering Towne Center at Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive, through Sept. 14. Everything on wheels welcome. DJ, food. Robin, 937-620-6406


THIRD FRIDAY through September, AMVETS Post 1789, 715 Market St., Brookville. Door prizes, music, food, beverages, 50/50 drawing. Post open to all for the event. No coolers. Ask about joining this all-encompassing veterans' organization. Norm, 937-231-4641

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