Early registration now open for 35th annual British Car Day, Aug. 10

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.


  • 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
  • JULY 20, 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.


4th ANNUAL VOSS HOSS CRUISE-IN, 5-9 p.m., Voss Chevrolet Used Cars, 99 Loop Road, Centerville. $10 to enter vehicle to be judged and get dash plaque. Judging classes: truck, car, people's choice. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, music, food trucks. All proceeds to benefit AIM for the Handicapped. vosscruisin.com

JULY 12-14

EVENTS AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR, Montgomery County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton

• JULY 12: SMASH-IT DEMOLITION DERBY, starts at 7 p.m., full-size street stock, compact street stock, smash-it mowers, power wheels. Sponsored by attorney Blake Maislin. Tim, 740-857-2033. Rules at www.smashitderby.com

• JULY 13: SKID STEER RODEO/OBSTACLE COURSE, 5 p.m., free to watch. $10 to enter, cash prizes of $500, $300, $200. Presented by Apple Farm Service Inc. Rules, registration at AppleFarmService.com/rodeo

• JULY 14: TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL, starts at 5 p.m., classes – super stock tractors, super modified FWD trucks, modifieds, pro stock semis. Information at 937-224-1619


BRITISH TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM FUNDRAISER, eat at Kettering Dairy Queen, 2056 E. Dorothy Lane, 5 to 9 p.m., 20 percent of proceeds go to museum


15TH ANNUAL STILLWATER CENTER CAR AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW, registration 8 a.m. to noon, show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8100 N. Main St., Dayton. $10 vehicle entry fee, dash plaques to first 175, 22 trophy categories. Stillwater Center is a home for Montgomery County children and adults who have the most severe and profound intellectual and developmental disabilities, are physically challenged and have significant medical needs. Door prizes, 50/50 raffles, food vendors, live music. Proceeds benefit Stillwater Center residents. 937-415-6215, www.mcohio.org/swshow


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: Aug. 11, Sept. 15, Oct. 13. Janelle Flaharty, flaharty@twc.com, 937-248-5792


AMERICAN LEGION POST 762 ANNUAL CRUISE-IN, 5 to 7:30 p.m., 35 W. Main St., New Lebanon. Food, beverages, live music from JoyRide and Trippin' Fish from 8 p.m. to midnight. Bring a donation for local food banks – either non-perishable items or monetary so fresh food can be purchased. Sponsored in part by Over the Hill Gang Inc. Car Cub. ALPost762@gmail.com


65TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE & CLASSIC CAR PARADE/SHOW, registration 8:30-11:30 a.m., assemble at Butler County Courthouse Square, downtown Hamilton. 41 classes, 3 trophies each for vehicles manufactured through 1994 in restored or original condition. No street rods or customs. Spectators free admission. www.antiquecars.org

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

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. 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. 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

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

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