“I want to thank all of the car and motorcycle owners for sharing their magnificent machines with our guests,” said Skip Peterson, show chairman. “I’m not sure the exact numbers, but I think we had our largest attendance ever. The whole day would not have been possible without the support of our committee, our volunteers, judges, class hosts and the staff and volunteers from Dayton History.”
Dayton History officials also expressed their thanks to the attendees and event organizers.
“We are incredibly grateful for the thousands of guests that come out to see the show each year,” said Lauryn Bayliff, director of community development. “This event would not be possible without the support of AAA or the dedication of the Concours Committee. The Committee works so hard all year long to create an enjoyable experience and knowing that so many people appreciate it makes it worthwhile! It is a great fundraiser for Dayton History and a wonderful opportunity to share the history of Dayton with so many people.”
The dozens of people who work year-round on the event are already gearing up for next year.
“As we put the 2019 Dayton Concours to rest, we begin preparations for 2020,” said Mike Edgerton, Concours automobile selection director. “While the class list has not been finalized, we are considering the 50th anniversary class of 1970, a class of ‘Roaring ’20s’ vehicles and a WW II Veteran Vehicles class.”
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The date for the 14th annual Dayton Concours d’Elegance tentatively is set for Sept. 20, 2020.