Motorcycle ride to benefit honor squad

To submit your event for free, email Wheels at wheels@coxohio.com. Deadline is 10 days prior to desired date of publication or event. For a list of weekly and monthly cruise-ins as well as additional events, visit www.daytondailynews.com/cars/ and look for the MOTOR NEWS section.

WEEKLY CRUISE-INS

THURSDAY NIGHT AT AIRLINE DAIRY CRÈME, 224 N. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, through October, 5 p.m. until dark. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle. 937-898-3100

FRIDAY NIGHT, 5 p.m. until dark, former Hidy Ford parking lots, Seajay Drive, Lofinos Beaver Valley Shopping Center, Beavercreek, through Sept. 25. Sponsored by Greene County Antique and Classic Car Club and National Corvette Restorers Society, Miami Valley chapter. greenecarclub.com

FRIDAY NIGHT KETTERING CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. to dark, Kettering Towne Center at Dorothy Lane and Woodman Drive, April 21 through Sept. 15. Everything on wheels welcome. DJ, food. Robin, 937-620-6406

MONTHLY CRUISE-INS

FIRST SUNDAY through September, noon to 4 p.m., Springfield Antique Center, 1735 Titus Road, Springfield. Food vendor available.

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

AARP SMART DRIVER SAFETY COURSE

This four-hour course helps keep drivers updated, safe, confident and mobile. It includes strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a crash and to understand the links between driver, vehicle and road environments. It also includes strategies for adapting to changes in individuals, roads and the vehicles. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Classes are being conducted throughout the Miami Valley during the year. Find a nearby class at www.AARPdriversafety.org. Pre-registration is required. An online course is also available. Each participant receives a certificate of completion which may result in discounted vehicle insurance rates.

NOMINATIONS FOR 11TH ANNUAL DAYTON CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE AT CARILLON PARK, Sept. 17, grounds of Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. Presented by AAA. Featured marques are first-generation Camaros and Firebirds as well as the evolution of the MG from 1936 through 1995. Also featuring the Cars of Orville Wright and Historic Sports Cars of Japan. Classic Road Tour and Casual Preview Party Sept. 16, open to the public. All proceeds from weekend support Dayton History, Montgomery County’s official historical organization.

For more information or to register a car, go online to www.daytonconcours.com. To learn more about entering a vehicle, call 937-866-2222 or email autoedge@sbcglobal.net. For sponsorships, contact Lauryn Bayliff, 937-293-2841 or lbayliff@daytonhistory.org.

JUNE 17

OHIO CRUISERS ANNUAL CAR SHOW, registration 9:30 a.m.to noon, judging noon to 3 p.m., award presentation 4 p.m., Airline Dairy Crème, 224 N. Dixie Drive, Vandalia. All cars, trucks, motorcycles welcome. Registration fee $10 day of show, $1 goes to drivers’ pot. Trophies for top GM, Ford, Mopar, motorcycle, rat rod, best of show; door prizes; raffles; 50/50. Rain date July 1. Tracy, 937-235-2509 or 937-307-2281

JUNE 17

15TH ANNUAL BEAVERCREEK BAPTIST CHURCH CAR SHOW, vehicle registration 9 a.m. to noon, 3511 Dayton-Xenia Road. Vehicle entry fee $10, includes free T-shirt, spectators free. Participant nudging noon to 1:30 p.m., awards at 2:30 p.m. Dash plaques to first 120, door prizes, food available. www.mybbc.org, 937-426-7491

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JUNE 18

2ND ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY CRUISE-IN, 1 to 4 p.m., Central Christian Church, 1504 Villa Road, Springfield. Bake sale 1 to 3 p.m., concession stand, strawberry sundae sale 3 p.m. Music by Mike and Amy

JUNE 24

2ND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR THE VETERANS, registration opening at 9:30 a.m. and kickstands up at 11:30 a.m., Buckminn’s D&D Harley-Davidson, 1213 Cincinnati Ave, Xenia. Ride to Kettering VFW Post 9927 will include rest stop at Miami Valley Military History Museum, end at about 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Voss Auto Network. Food at VFW, raffle, 50/50, law enforcement escort from start to finish. Cost $20 per rider, $5 per passenger. Rain date July 8. Proceeds will benefit the Dayton National Cemetery Honor Squad. dnchonorguard@gmail.com, 937-268-6511 ext. 2628. Follow on Facebook at Dayton National Cemetery Honor Guard.

JUNE 24

LONDON COBRA SHOW, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Street, London. Cobras from all over the U.S. and Canada. Vendors, charity rides available for a $10 donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raffle of Superformance Cobra Roadster replica equipped with a Roush 427 c.i. engine. Over the last several years, Ohio Cobra Club has donated in excess of $1,125,000 to cystic fibrosis.

JUNE 25

LARRY’S OFF-ROAD CENTER’S NATIONALS 2017, gates open at 9 a.m., Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip, 1166 Dayton Xenia Road, Xenia. $15 per person, children 11 and younger free. Volkswagen drag racing, car show, swap meet, vendors. www.larrysoffroad.com, 937-275-9501

JUNE 25

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 and newer helmet required. Open to all makes and models. Sanctioned by Corvette Troy. Cost $30 to NCCC members, $35 nonmembers. Future dates: July 16, Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Oct. 1. Janelle Flaharty, flaharty@twc.com, 937-248-5792

JULY 4

52ND FOURTH OF JULY CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET, $10 vehicle registration 8 a.m. to noon, Greene County Fairgrounds, 122 Fairgrounds Road, Xenia. For all antiques, classics, truck, street rods and street machines through 1992. Trophies in 25 classes, special awards. Unique dash plaques for first 200 registrations. Free swap spaces available. DJ spinning oldies; food available on site. www.greenecarclub.com. Tom Andrew, 937-426-8884 or Mike Self, 937-426-0098; e-mail mike7353@aol.com

JULY 4

20TH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN CRUISERS FIRECRACKER CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW, rain or shine, registration 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., awards 3:30 p.m., Skelley Lumber, 1300 N. Main St., Urbana. Vehicle entry fee $10, spectators free. Five hundred dash plaques, driver’s pot, food, music, door prizes, 50/50, 73 gas pump trophies with $10 gas card, $25 gas card every half hour. www.champaigncruisers.com/cruisers/Welcome.html

JULY 8

21st ANNUAL ANTIQUE FIRE APPARATUS SHOW, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 75 N. Walnut St., Germantown. Free, open to the public. Antique fire apparatus displayed, fire-related flea market vendors, lunch at Germantown Firefighters Association food stand. Sponsored by Miami Valley Antique Fire Apparatus Association. www.mvafaa.org or Jeff Tingle, 937-369-4280

JULY 9

7TH ANNUAL ZION LUTHERAN CAR SHOW, 5550 Munger Road at Alex-Bell, West Carrollton. Free registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Optional outdoor worship at 10:30. Free food served beginning at noon. Door prizes, 50/50 drawing with awards at 1:30 p.m. 937-434-9422

JULY 10

DIRT DRAG RACING, starts at 7 p.m., Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton. Multiple classes. Presented by 503 Diesel Performance

JULY 11

TUG-A-TRUCKS, gates open at 5 p.m., starts at 7 p.m., Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton. Multiple classes. $5,500 purse paying top four spots, purse sponsored by MCAS

JULY 14

2nd ANNUAL VOSS HOSS CRUISE-INS, 5-9 p.m., Voss Used Cars, 99 Loop Road, Centerville. $10 to enter vehicle and get dash plaque. Featuring The Egyptian and some of his cars at July show. Judging classes: truck, car, people’s choice. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, music, food trucks. All proceeds to benefit AIM for the Handicapped. Final 2017 show: Aug. 11. 937-428-2831, cruisin@vosschevy.com, vosscruisin.com

JULY 15

SMASH-IT DEMOLITION DERBY, starts at 7 p.m., Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton. Tim, 740-857-2033. www.smashitderby.com

AUG. 5

33rd ANNUAL BRITISH CAR DAY, Midwest’s best British car and motorcycle show featuring 50 years of the MGC, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., registration 9 a.m.-noon, Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road, Dayton. Participants’ choice car show with 40 classes, vendors and swap meet, full-service concession stand, dash plaques to first 300 entrants. Spectators admitted for free. Special awards: Longest Drive, Ranger’s Choice, Best of Show presented by British Transportation Museum. Registration: $15 in advance, includes free BCD T-shirt until July 21, $15 day of show; vendors $25 or door prize of equal value. Show runs rain or shine. Host hotel: Holiday Inn, 2800 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, 937-426-7800 or toll-free 877.512.8797 – group code: Dayton British Car Day. Register online at www.britishcardaydayton.com. General information and show: 937-293-2819 or DaytonBCD@gmail.com. Registration: 513-683-7974 or DaytonBCD@gmail.com.

AUG. 19

GATHERING OF THE GEEZERS, gates open 9 a.m., Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip, 1166 Dayton Xenia Road, Xenia. Old-time drags, car show, swap meet, Hall of Fame inductions. Cash, awards, dash plaques. Ed Crowder, 937-409-3087. www.kilkare.com

AUG. 27

10TH ANNUAL CULP LAKE SHOW AND SHINE, opens 10 a.m., judging 1 p.m., seven miles from I-70, 1830 East Home Road, Springfield. $10 vehicle registration, spectators welcome. Awards at 3:30 p.m. Dash plaques, entrant judging, 18-inch trophies, Harbor Freight door prizes, goodie bags. On-site photographer. Pre-register, see photos at www.culplake.com. Free fishing. 937-399-0085

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