SVG Motors acquires Trenor Motors in Urbana

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THURSDAY NIGHT AT AIRLINE DAIRY CRÈME, 224 N. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, through October, 5 p.m. to 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.

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


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


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 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 To learn more about entering a vehicle, call 937-866-2222 or email For sponsorships, contact Lauryn Bayliff, 937-293-2841 or

SVG Motors acquires Trenor Motors in Urbana

Steve Van Gorder, SVG Motors president, has announced the acquisition of Trenor Motors Inc. in Urbana, effective July 14. The dealership is located at 1100 Scioto St., where Van Gorder plans for it to continue to be a premier Chevrolet, Buick and GMC dealership.

Trenor Motors Inc. has been a community and family-owned staple since 1926. While this location is convenient for the northern Miami Valley area, it’s also a key location for Springfield and Columbus.

“It’s an exciting time at SVG and we look forward in spreading our wings into a new community,” Van Gorder said.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the automobile sales industry and promises customers a great selection, financing assistance and a positive buying experience at all of his dealerships.

Showroom hours at SVG Chrysler Chevrolet Buick GMC are: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, by appointment only.

A grand opening will be held at the new dealership in the near future.

For more information, stop by the dealership’s location, call 937-898-1616 or visit the website at

AUG. 5

33rd ANNUAL BRITISH CAR DAY, Midwest's best British car and motorcycle show featuring 50 years of the MGC, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., registration 9 a.m. to 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 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 General information and show: 937-293-2819 or Registration: 513-683-7974 or

AUG. 5

8TH ANNUAL IRISH CLUB CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW, registration begins at 11 a.m., show runs 2 to 5 p.m., 6555 Dog Leg Road. Awards 4 p.m. All proceeds go to club's charity, Randolph House, a home for mentally challenged adults. Refreshments, food available. Rain date Aug. 6. Russ, 937-248-3288 or Al, 937-901-4976, or club, 937-890-5825

AUG. 6

10TH ANNUAL HISTORIC U.S. ROUTE 40 CAR SHOW, registration 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., awards 3 p.m., Tecumseh High School, 9830 West National Road, New Carlisle. Vehicle registration fee $10. Dash plaques to first 200 registered vehicles. Favorite 40 awards, concessions, door prizes, music. Spectators free. Sponsored by Tecumseh Athletic Boosters to benefit student athletes

AUG. 6

KETTERING AMERICAN LEGION POST 598 CRUISE-IN IN THE PARK, 1 to 4 p.m., 5700 Kentshire Drive, Kettering. Free admission. Open to cars, trucks, motorcycles, old tractors and racing boats. If it's powered, bring it. 937-433-9327.

AUG. 6

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: Sept. 10, Oct. 1. Janelle Flaharty,, 937-248-5792

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.

AUG. 19

BELLBROOK LIONS CLUB FESTIVAL CAR SHOW, 3 to 6:30 p.m., Sugarcreek Elementary School, 60 E. South St., Bellbrook, sponsored by Miami Valley Car Club. 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. Wayne, 937-426-4519, or Ken, 937-376-1511

AUG. 27

13TH ANNUAL ANTIOCH SHRINE CLASSIC CAR UNITE CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW, 1 to 5 p.m., $10 vehicle registration noon to 1 p.m., Antioch Shrine Temple, 107 E. First St. at Jefferson, Dayton. Spectators free. Dash plaques to first 200 registered vehicles, awards to favorite 50 vehicles, plus Potentate's Choice, door prizes, raffles, food, beverages, music. Awards ceremony 4:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Antioch Shrine Temple. Tom Lees, 937-433-2181, or Jim Matthews, 937-631-0711

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 Free fishing. 937-399-0085


OLD RIDES AGAINST CANCER CAR TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW, registration 10 a.m. to noon, Bill Marine Auto Center, 415 E. North St., Springfield. $10 vehicle entry donation. Top 25 awards 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit Clark County Making Strides. Rain date Sept. 23. Mike, 937-765-0819

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