The 35th Franklin Ohio Downtown Saturday Night car show is scheduled for Aug. 10 from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Presented by Warren County Kustoms, it is one of the biggest and best car shows in the region. It routinely has more than 800 show cars. The entire downtown area is filled with classic cars, vendors, food and fun. The event is being sponsored by PPG Ohio Auto Kolor. You can find more information at: http://www.warrencountykustoms.com.
The 35th Trans Am Nationals will be held Aug. 23-25 at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn. The event attracts Trans-Ams from across the United States and also features a cruise-in on Saturday evening in Tipp City. The actual car show, featuring 31 classes, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the 25th at the hotel. For more information and schedule, go online to https://tanationals.org/.
• The 13th annual Dayton Concours d'Elegance at Carillon Park will be Sept. 15. This year will feature the Grand Classics, elegant machines with names like Packard, Rolls-Royce, Pierce-Arrow, Duesenberg, Bentley and Cadillac. The Concours also will honor the 50th anniversary of the Pontiac Trans-Am. The weekend also features a casual Preview Party on Saturday evening, Sept. 14 at Carillon Historical Park. For more information, go online to www.daytonconcours.com.
There you have it, car lovers. The Miami Valley is going to be ripe with great automotive events again in 2019. Now fill your calendar!