Best of the Brits: 34th annual Dayton British Car Day is Aug. 4

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AUG. 4

34th ANNUAL DAYTON BRITISH CAR DAY, Midwest's best British car and motorcycle show featuring 50 years of the Triumph TR 250, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration 9 a.m. to noon, Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road, Dayton. Participants' choice car show with 30 classes, 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. Registration: $15 in advance, includes free BCD T-shirt until July 20, $15 day of show; vendors $25 or door prize of equal value. Show runs rain or shine. Register online at Presented by the MG Car Club Southwestern Ohio Centre, Miami Valley Triumphs and Five Rivers MetroParks. 937-293-2819,

AUG. 4

9TH ANNUAL IRISH CLUB CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW, vehicle registration begins at 10 a.m., show runs 1 to 5 p.m., Irish Club of Dayton, 6555 Dog Leg Road, Butler Twp. Vehicle entry free $10. Awards 4 p.m. Food and beverages available. Russ, 937-248-3288 or Al, 937-901-4976

AUG. 11

BOOMERFEST CRUISE-IN AT ST. LEONARD'S, 10 a.m. to 4 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, entertainment until 10 p.m. Food trucks, beer garden, craft beers. Wayne, 937-426-4519 or Kelly, 937-432-6549

AUG. 12

ENGLEWOOD FESTIVAL CRUISE-IN, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Park, 321 Union Blvd. Vehicle entry fee $10, all proceeds will benefit Northmont Community Table, which assists struggling families and children throughout the year.

AUG. 12

AUTO CROSS SOLO EVENT, Kil-Kare Speedway, 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek. New racers encouraged to participate. Registration 9 to 10:30 a.m., drivers' meeting 10:35 a.m. (walk track prior), FCO 11 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. 23, Oct. 7. Janelle Flaharty,, 937-248-5792

AUG. 18

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; specialty trophies; door prizes; goodie bags; 50/50 drawing; show participants get 2 tickets for festival prize drawings of $10,000, $500, $250. Beer garden, food, games, bingo, kids' rides. Co-hosted by Miami Valley Car Club. Ken, 937-376-1511 or Wayne, 937-426-4519

AUG. 18

10TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE GEEZERS, gates open 8 a.m., time runs at 10 a.m., racing at 2 p.m., Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip, 1166 Dayton Xenia Road, Xenia. Old-time drags ('88 and older cars), car show (any year), swap meet, burnout contest, race car rides. Cash, awards, dash plaques, door prizes, Hall of Fame inductions, Lowe's goodie buckets, trophies to top 50 show cars. Grand marshall Jerry Ault. Rain date Aug. 19. Ed Crowder, 937-409-3087.

AUG. 19

ASPHALT OUTLAWS 16TH ANNUAL CAR & BIKE SHOW, $15 vehicle registration 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wolf Creek Rod & Gun Club, 6700 Derby Road, Dayton. 937-604-9733

AUG. 26

14th ANNUAL ANTIOCH SHRINE CLASSIC CAR UNITE CAR, TRUCK, AND BIKE SHOW, registration noon to 1 p.m., awards 4:30 p.m. Antioch Shrine Temple, 107 E. First St. at Jefferson, Dayton. Vehicle registration fee $10. Dash plaques to first 200 registered vehicles. Awards to favorite 50 and Potentate's Choice, concessions, door prizes, raffles, music. Spectators free. Proceeds to benefit Antioch Shrine Temple. Tom Lees, 937-433-2181, Jim Matthews 937-631-0711

AUG. 26

11TH ANNUAL CULP LAKE SHOW & SHINE, opens 10 a.m., judging 1 p.m., awards 3:30 p.m., 1830 E. Home Road, Springfield, 7 miles from I-70. $10 vehicle registration, spectators welcome. Dash plaques, entrant judging, 18-inch trophies, Harbor Freight door prizes, goodie bags, on-site photographer. See photos from past events and pre-register at Free fishing. 937-399-0085,


2nd ANNUAL VANDALIA NAZARENE CRUISE-IN, 5 to 8 p.m., 620 Stonequarry Road, Dayton. No registration fee, free admission, food, door prizes, music. Sponsored by VNC Youth Department. Rain date Sept. 16. Church office, 937-890-1841

SEPT. 22

16TH ANNUAL XENIA GRACE CHAPEL CHARITY CAR SHOW, $10 vehicle registration 10 a.m. to noon, show goes to 2:30 p.m., 100 Grace Drive, Xenia. Registration includes lunch and drink. 937-372-7408

NOMINATIONS FOR 12TH ANNUAL DAYTON CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE AT CARILLON PARK, Sept. 16, grounds of Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. Presented by AAA. Featured marques are Cadillac and the iconic E-type Jaguar as well as a special class, "Eight isn't Enough" featuring cars with more than eight-cylinder engines. A casual preview party on Sept. 15 is open to the public. All proceeds support Dayton History, Montgomery County's official historical organization. For more information, go online to or contact: Concours Chair Skip Peterson, 937-603-7601 or To nominate a car, contact Concours Director Mike Edgerton, 937-866-2222 or To nominate a motorcycle, contact Motorcycle Director Dan Thornton, 937-266-2397 or


  • FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dusk, Rip Rap Roadhouse, 6024 Rip Rap Road
  • Dayton, through Oct. 5. All makes and years welcome, 20 percent discount on food purchase if vehicle is pre-1972. Park on back grass lot.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dark, Lofinos Beaver Valley Shopping Center, Seajay Drive, Beavercreek, through Sept. 28. Using same site as last year, courtesy of new owner SVG Motors. Sponsored by SVG Motors, Greene County Antique and Classic Car Club, Miami Valley chapter, National Corvette Restorers Society.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT KETTERING CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dark, Kettering Towne Center at Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive, through Sept. 14. Everything on wheels welcome. DJ, food. Robin, 937-620-6406


THIRD FRIDAY through September, AMVETS Post 1789, 715 Market St., Brookville. Door prizes, music, food, beverages, 50/50 drawing. Post open to all for the event. No coolers. Ask about joining this all-encompassing veterans' organization. Norm, 937-231-4641

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