Dayton Auto Show, Dayton Convention Center, Feb. 23 and Feb. 24, noon-9 p.m., Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. General admission tickets for adults are $7. Children 12 and under free. Presented by the Dayton Area Automobile Dealers Association. Visit

FEB. 25

Fish Fry and Monte Carlo, presented by the Dayton Motorcycle Club at IUE Local 755 Union Hall, 1675 Woodman Drive in Dayton, 6-11:30 p.m. Door prizes, games of chance. Ticket $12 in advance, $15 at the door (kids 12 and under free.) Proceeds benefit Pink & Chrome (Susan G. Komen Foundation). For details, call (937) 263-9321 or visit

FEB. 28

The Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club (DARF) will present “Meet the Photographer” night at its monthly meeting, at Celebrations II, 7615 Poe Ave., Dayton (Interstate 75, Benchwood exit 59, east to Poe, turn left and cross Little York). Area track photographers discuss their careers at racing events. Free and open to the public. Contact DARF president Rick Monroe at (937) 541-9006.


20th Annual Modtiques Car Show and Swap Meet. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 at Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike. $5 admission. Booths available for $20. Call Tim Castle at (937) 828-1283.

MARCH 9-11

Hot Rod Fest, sponsored by koi Auto Parts, Dayton Expo Center. March 9, 5-10 p.m., March 10, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., March 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Muscle cars, old hot rods and dragsters. Entries are being sought. Apply at Call (937) 938-7237.

MARCH 10-11

Charity Race Car Show, presented by Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club, at Lang’s Chevrolet, Orchard Lane in Beavercreek. March 10, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and March 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All types of race cars, including sprints, late models, modifieds, compacts, midgets. Featured will be “Thunder Alley,” vintage race cars and memorabilia. Admission is $5 donation and $3 for seniors. Contact Bernie Coppock, (937) 746-9095.

MARCH 15-18

The 9th annual “Race Cars and Future Stars Expo” will be held March 15-18 at the Piqua Miami Valley Centre Mall on U.S. 36, just west of Interstate 75. About 85 race cars of all types will be on display during normal mall hours. Admission is free. Drivers will be present throughout the show. Tracks will have displays as well as the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club, New Bremen Speedway memorabilia, and Dayton Speedway Lives with memorabilia from that track. Details at or call Steve Stiefel, (937) 778-8280.

MAY 18 & 19

Midwest Willys Jeep Reunion, will take place at Kings Island Resort, 5691 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Ohio. There will be vehicles on display with vendors and tech demonstrations all weekend and a banquet for registered participants on Saturday evening. Registration is $20 for Willys Jeep vehicles. Free admission for spectators. For further information, call Rick Riley at (513) 423-8724 or go to

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