Spectators take pictures of the cars at the cruise-in at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway in a previous year. This year’s show will be April 28. © Photo by Skip Peterson

3rd Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway Car Show and Concert is April 28

To submit your event for free, email Wheels at wheels@coxohio.com. Deadline is 10 days prior to desired date of publication or event. See full list, including weekly and monthly cruise-ins, online at https://www.daytondailynews.com/cars/ and look for MOTOR NEWS. Follow Wheels on Favebook @DDNWheels.


• FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN, 4 p.m. to dusk, Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Road Dayton, through Sept. 27. All makes and years welcome. Outside food and drink service available or eat inside remodeled 1853 barn. Park on back grass lot. More than three acres of grass parking. www.ripraproadhouse.com

• FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN AT LOFINO’S, 5 p.m. to dark, Lofinos Beaver Valley Shopping Center, Seajay Drive near U.S. 35/Fairfield Road exchange, Beavercreek, through Sept. 27. Using same site as last year, courtesy of SVG Motors. Sponsored by SVG Motors; Greene County Antique and Classic Car Club, Miami Valley chapter; and National Corvette Restorers Society. greenecarclub.com

• FRIDAY NIGHT KETTERING CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dark, Kettering Towne Center at Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive, through Sept. 13. Everything on wheels welcome. DJ, food. Robin, 937-620-6406

• MAY 11, DAYTON CARS AND COFFEE, 8 to 11 a.m., Austin Landing. Held every other Saturday, rain or shine, until Oct. 14. Forgeline Motorsports, Hanson Audio Video and Acura of Dayton sponsor the bi-weekly events. Hospitality sponsor is Hilton Garden Inn at Austin Landing.


3rd ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD GAMING DAYTON RACEWAY CAR SHOW AND CONCERT, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., registration begins at 8 a.m., Hollywood Gaming Dayton’s north parking lot, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Dayton. Cash prize, trophy to be awarded to winners: Best Hot Rod/Street Rod, Best Antique or Classic, Best Sports Car, Best Modern Car and Best Truck or Pickup Truck. Second and third place to receive trophy, dining voucher. Entry fee is $10 per vehicle. Limited to the first 600 vehicles. The Fries band will play from noon to 4 p.m., with awards presented at 4 p.m. Register at https://hollywood-gaming-at-dayton-raceway.ticketleap.com/hollywood-car-show/

MAY 18

16TH ANNUAL CORVETTE JUDGING MEET, held by the Miami Valley Chapter of the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS), judging starts at 9 a.m., indoors at Voss Chevrolet Collision Center, 100 Loop Road, Centerville. Open to the public. Come see firsthand how Corvettes are judged. Cars registered for NCRS flight judging will be judged on both originality and condition. Cars registered for NCRS concours judging will be judged only on condition, not necessarily on originality.

Cars being flight judged will receive a top flight blue ribbon award (94-100 percent original condition), a second flight red ribbon award (85-93.9 percent original condition), or a third flight white ribbon award (75-84.9 percent original condition). Cars being concours judged for condition only, not necessary for originality, will receive either a blue ribbon (94-100 percent) or a red ribbon (85-93.9 percent). No award will be given for cars scoring below 85 percent when being concours judged.

Owners of Corvettes being judged must be a member of NCRS and must register by May 4 deadline. Register at NCRS.org.

MAY 24-26

CAR AND PARTS CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET, Clark County Fairgrounds, off Interstate 70 near Springfield. Admission is $8 per person per day. Cars for sale, car show, hundreds of vendors with both new and used parts for practically anything on wheels. Second show will be Sept. 13-15; final 2019 event is Nov. 8 and 9. www.ohioswapmeet.com.


41ST CINCINNATI CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AT AULT PARK, featuring mid-century modern American cars, plus honored collectors Judge Joseph and Margie Cassini of Llewellyn Park, New Jersey. The Cassini Collection has twice won Best of Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Four of the Cassini Collection’s award-winning automobiles will be displayed, including a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourister by Derham – one of eight built on the Model J chassis. Andy Granatelli once owned it. A 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by LeBaron is believed to be the only one in existence. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II, one of only 200 built featuring coachwork by Pininfarina. And finally, a 1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S Roadster by Fleetwood. The “Valentino Roadster” was custom-built for silent screen heartthrob Rudolph Valentino, who died before delivery. It was awarded Best of Class at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. ohioconcours.com


CORVETTE-ONLY CRUISE-IN, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Giovanni’s, 215 West Main St., Fairborn. Entry fee $10 per Corvette to support charities, free to spectators. Door prizes, pick-a-prize, 50/50 drawing, food and beverages available at Giovanni’s, music provided by DJ Jason Skusa. Sponsored by Greater Dayton Corvette Club & Giovanni’s Italian Ristorante. https://tinyurl.com/GDCC-Cruise-In-2019

NOMINATIONS FOR 13TH ANNUAL DAYTON CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AT CARILLON PARK, Sept. 15, grounds of Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. Presented by AAA. Featuring grand classic cars like Duesenberg, Rolls Royce, Packard, Cadillac, Bentley and more, plus 50th anniversary of the Pontiac Trans Am. All proceeds support Dayton History, Montgomery County’s official historical organization. For more information, go online to www.daytonconcours.com or call 937-293-3841. To nominate a car, contact Concours Director Mike Edgerton, 937-866-2222 or autoedge@sbcglobal.net. To nominate a motorcycle, contact Motorcycle Director Dan Black, 937-572-3670 or dblack49@sbcglobal.net.

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