Friday Night Cruise-in starts at Rip Rap Roadhouse

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• FRIDAY NIGHT CRUISE-IN, (starts April 5) 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.

• STARTS APRIL 13, 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.

• STARTS APRIL 26, 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


3rd ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD GAMING DAYTON RACEWAY CAR SHOW AND CONCERT, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., registration begins at 8 a.m., Hollywood Gaming Dayton's north parking lot, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Dayton. Cash prize, trophy to be awarded to winners: Best Hot Rod/Street Rod, Best Antique or Classic, Best Sports Car, Best Modern Car and Best Truck or Pickup Truck. Second and third place to receive trophy, dining voucher. Entry fee is $10 per vehicle. Limited to the first 600 vehicles. The Fries band will play from noon to 4 p.m., with awards presented at 4 p.m. Register at

MAY 18

16TH ANNUAL CORVETTE JUDGING MEET, held by the Miami Valley Chapter of the National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS), judging starts at 9 a.m., indoors at Voss Chevrolet Collision Center, 100 Loop Road, Centerville. Open to the public. Come see firsthand how Corvettes are judged. Cars registered for NCRS flight judging will be judged on both originality and condition. Cars registered for NCRS concours judging will be judged only on condition, not necessarily on originality.

Cars being flight judged will receive a top flight blue ribbon award (94-100 percent original condition), a second flight red ribbon award (85-93.9 percent original condition), or a third flight white ribbon award (75-84.9 percent original condition). Cars being concours judged for condition only, not necessary for originality, will receive either a blue ribbon (94-100 percent) or a red ribbon (85-93.9 percent). No award will be given for cars scoring below 85 percent when being concours judged.

Owners of Corvettes being judged must be a member of NCRS and must register by May 4 deadline. Register at

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 or call 937-293-3841. To nominate a car, contact Concours Director Mike Edgerton, 937-866-2222 or To nominate a motorcycle, contact Motorcycle Director Dan Black, 937-572-3670 or

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