Spectators mingle among the cars at the 2018 12th Dayton Concours d'Elegance at Carillon Park. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Trans Am, Rolls Royce, Cadillac and Bentley classic autos will be on display at 13th Dayton Concours d’Elegance

The Dayton Concours d’Elegance, the Miami Valley’s annual celebration of classic cars, returns Sunday for the 13th year.

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More than 200 antique and classic automobiles and motorcycles will be displayed at Carillon Historical Park. This year the event will highlight classic Rolls Royce, Packard, Bentley and Cadillac automobiles and honor the 50th anniversary of the Pontiac Trans Am. 

This 1972 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, owned by Doug Trotter of Columbus, will be one of many Trans Ams celebrated during the 2019 Concours' d'Elegance. This is Trans Am's 50th year since being introduced in 1969. Contributed photo

Concours weekend will kick off on Saturday evening, Sept. 14th, with a casual jazzy New Orleans Preview Party open to the public, on the grounds of the Carillon Historical Park. The party will preview some of the Concours automobiles and feature an automotive art pavilion, music, silent auction, food and beverages. Advance tickets are available on line at Daytonconcours.com or at Carillon Park. Ticket prices are $95 per person, $85 for Dayton History members. 

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The Concours will be held Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cars and motorcycles will be judged for awards in 28 classes and a parade of class winning cars, motorcycles and major award winners will be presented at 3 pm. 

This 1911 Stoddard-Dayton, owned by Michael Howard of Michigan, will be one of 200 fascinating vehicles on display at the 2019 Concours' d'Elegance at Carillon Park in Dayton on Sept. 15. Contributed photo

Live entertainment and a variety of local food and beverages will be featured throughout the day. All exhibits at the park will be open. 

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Proceeds from the Concours go to Dayton History, the local non-profit that operates Carillon Park, Hawthorn Hill, the Wright Brothers home, Patterson Homestead and various other historic sites in the Dayton area. 


What: 13th Annual Dayton Concours d’Elegance 

When: Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd. 

Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $5 for children 3-17 years old and free for children under 3 and Dayton History members. 

More info: www.daytonconcours.com or call Dayton History at 937-293-2841.

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