The headlights and grille of Dan Strayer’s 1934 Bentley Drop Head Coupe at British Car Day. 2017 Photo by Mike Edgerton

Rain or shine, the Brits will show fine at Aug. 10 show

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 Facebook @DDNWheels.

CRUISE-INS

  • THURSDAY NIGHT OHIO CRUISERS CRUISE-INS, change in location from Airline Dairy Crème, Vandalia to Get Air, 6020 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights, through October, starting at 5 p.m. Plenty of parking; Claybourne Grille Food Truck & Ice Cream Truck. All vehicles welcome.
  • 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
  • AUG. 3, 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.

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.

AUG. 10

35th ANNUAL DAYTON BRITISH CAR DAY, new date of second Saturday in August for one year only, Midwest’s best British car and motorcycle show, featuring 50 years of the TR 6 and the Mini, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration 9 a.m. to noon, Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road, Dayton. Participants’ choice car show with vendors and swap meet, full-service concession stand, dash plaques to first 300 entrants. Spectators always admitted free. Special awards: Longest Drive, Ranger’s Choice, Best of Show presented by British Transportation Museum. Registration: $18 in advance, includes free BCD T-shirt until July 20, $20 day of show. Show runs rain or shine. Register online at www.britishcardaydayton.com. 937-603-7601, DaytonBCD@gmail.com

AUG. 10

2ND ANNUAL INNER CITY CAR AND BIKE SHOW, 2 to 7 p.m., Montgomery County Fair Grounds, 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton. Dash tags, trophies. Registration fee is $15, 2 to 3 p.m. Mr. Lynn Gray, 937-603-8374

AUG. 10

35TH FRANKLIN OHIO DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT CAR SHOW, 3 to 9:30 p.m. Presented by Warren County Kustoms. More than 800 show cars, vendors, food, fun. Sponsored by PPG Ohio Auto Kolor. http://www.warrencountykustoms.com

AUG. 10

BOOMERFEST CRUISE-IN AT ST. LEONARD’S, noon to 5 p.m., Chaminade Circle, Centerville. Free admission to cruise-in and festival. Free dash plaques to first 75 to register. All makes and models welcome. Trophies over 3 feet tall presented to Mayor’s Choice, Director’s Choice, Boomer’s Best. Co-hosted by Miami Valley Car Club. Vendors, crafters, free kids’ area, tethered hot air balloon rides, 50/50 raffle, live bands (The Fries, Parrots of the Caribbean, Stranger, Brass Tracks, Locking Up Otis), entertainment until 10 p.m. Food trucks, beer garden, craft beers. Wayne, 937-426-4519 or Kelly, 937-432-6549

AUG. 11

ENGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CRUISE-IN,

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Park, 321 Union Blvd. Vehicle entry fee $10. Raffle prizes. All proceeds will benefit Northmont Community Table, which assists struggling families and children throughout the year.

AUG. 11

AUTO CROSS SOLO EVENT, Kil-Kare Speedway, 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek. New racers encouraged to participate. Registration 9 to 10 a.m., drivers’ meeting 10:05 a.m. (walk track prior), FCO 10:15 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. Future dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 13. Janelle Flaharty, flaharty@twc.com, 937-248-5792

AUG. 17

11TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE GEEZERS, gates open 9 a.m., time runs at 10 a.m., racing at 2:30 p.m., Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip, 1166 Dayton Xenia Road, Xenia. Spectators $15; Old-time drags (’87 and older cars), $25; car show (any year) or to swap, $20. Cash awards, 50 Lowe’s goodie buckets, trophies to top 40 show cars and 10 elite. Classes: Quick 8 door cars; super stock/stock combo, sportsman, modified, nostalgia eliminators, Grandpa eliminators, top eliminator. Grand marshal Dave Middleton. Rain date Aug. 18. Ed Crowder, 937-409-3087. www.kilkare.com

AUG. 23-25

35TH TRANS AM NATIONALS, Holiday Inn, Fairborn. Trans-Ams from across the United States, cruise-in on Saturday evening in Tipp City. Car show, featuring 31 classes, on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at hotel. https://tanationals.org/

AUG. 23-25

BELLEFONTAINE HILL CLIMB REVIVAL, starts Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. with event registration and tour of American Honda Heritage Center, Marysville, registration elsewhere also; Aug. 24 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. registration and tech inspection of competition cars for hill climb, afternoon rallye and Sunday autocross; Aug. 25 7 a.m. autocross registration, course construction and tech inspection. 10 a.m. car show registration, downtown Bellefontaine. Awards begin at 2 p.m. Kurt Niemeyer, kurt@sportcarpreservationltd.com, 513-304-1177. https://m.facebook.com/Bellefontainehillclimb/

AUG. 24

BELLBROOK LIONS CLUB FESTIVAL CAR SHOW, registration 3 to 6:30 p.m., trophies 7:30 p.m., Sugarcreek Elementary School, 60 E. South St. All makes and models welcome. Free spectator admission, parking; $10 entry fee per show car; dash plaques to first 75 cars; top 30 trophies plus special Mayor’s Choice and Lion’s Club President’s Choice trophies; door prizes; free goodie bags; 50/50 drawing; show participants get 2 tickets for festival prize drawings of $10,000, $500, $250. Festival offers beer garden, food, games, bingo, kids’ rides. Co-hosted by Miami Valley Car Club. Ken, 937-376-1511 or Wayne, 937-426-4519

AUG. 24

23RD ANNUAL BOB POOL “ORPHAN” VEHICLE SHOW, registration 10 a.m. to noon, show until 3 p.m., 6880 Springfield Xenia Road, 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. “Feature Car” class to highlight Edsel and Chrysler orphans: Plymouth, DeSoto, Imperial. Co-hosted by Tri-State Chapter Studebaker Drivers Club and Wright Brothers Region Packard Auto Classics. Gary Grebner, 937-361-2287, ggrebner@sbcglobal.net; Gerry Hasen, 937-426-5969, g.hasen@sbcglobal.net

AUG. 25

6TH ANNUAL ENON CAR SHOW, 4 to 8 p.m., Settlers Park (downtown). $ 10 per vehicle admission which includes a commemorative dash plaque, admission charge supports Enon Police Annual Shop-With-A-Cop program. Food, music, crafts, fun. 937-864-5577 or 937-864-7870

AUG. 25

12TH ANNUAL CULP LAKE CAR SHOW, opens 10 a.m., judging 1 p.m., awards 3:30 p.m., 1830 E. Home Road, Springfield, 7 minutes from I-70. $10 vehicle registration, spectators welcome. Dash plaques, entrant judging, 18-inch trophies, Harbor Freight door prizes, goodie bags, free fishing, food truck, DJ Mac Thomas. See photos from past events and pre-register at www.culplake.com. Steve, 937-399-0085, day-of event 937-215-5087

AUG. 25

15th ANNUAL ANTIOCH SHRINE CLASSIC CAR UNITE CAR, TRUCK, AND BIKE SHOW, registration noon to 1 p.m., awards 4 p.m., Antioch Shrine Temple, 107 E.First St., Dayton, corner of Jefferson and First streets. Vehicle registration fee $10. Dash plaques to first 200 registered vehicles. Awards to favorite 50 and Potentates choice. Concessions, door prizes, raffles, music. Spectators free. Proceeds to benefit Antioch Shrine Temple. Tom Lees, 937-433-2181; Jim Matthews 937-631-0711

SEPT. 15

13TH ANNUAL DAYTON CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AT CARILLON PARK, FEATURING THE GRAND CLASSICS – elegant machines with names like Packard, Rolls-Royce, Pierce-Arrow, Duesenberg, Bentley and Cadillac. Also will honor 50th anniversary of the Pontiac Trans-Am. Casual Preview Party on evening of Sept. 14 at Carillon Historical Park. www.daytonconcours.com

SEPT. 15

3rd ANNUAL VANDALIA NAZARENE CRUISE-IN,

5 to 8 p.m., 620 Stonequarry Road, Dayton. No registration fee, free admission, food, door prizes, music by Mike Carpenter. Sponsored by VNC Youth Group. Rain date Sept. 22. Church office, 937-890-1841

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