Guests are permitted to park in the lawn in front of the Carillon Bell Tower. Boy Scout Troup #236 will help direct you upon arrival. Additional Parking is available at the University of Dayton River Campus Parking Lot R2 at the intersection of Carillon and Patterson Boulevards. Complimentary shuttle service to Carillon Park is provided by Greater Dayton RTA and will drop you at the front entrance to the Dayton Concours d’Elegance.
Concours attendees will be able to meet and chat with the man responsible for the car, Tipp City native Gale Halderman. Halderman has been named “Grand Marshal” for the Concours and will be at the event all day Sunday. It was Halderman’s pencil sketch in 1962 that made the final cut and became the design for the legendary Mustang, which has now sold over 8 million cars among 6 design generations.
Dayton Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Historical Park will begin at 10:30 AM on Sunday, September 16th. Examine and admire 200 of the finest classic and antique automobiles and motorcycles in the country, amidst the beautiful and welcoming setting of the region’s premier outdoor museum. Guests will be treated to food, live music, and historical demonstrations in addition to the chance to see beautiful cars and motorcycles up close and personal.
The event will culminate with an awards ceremony around 3:00 PM. Winners of the “Best in Class” awards will parade to the awards stage, in addition to the R.H. Grant Best in Show, Charles Kettering People’s Choice, Col. Edward Deeds Judge’s Choice, Siler Spirit, Taj Ma Garaj, and Kid’s Choice Awards.
Admission is $20 for adults ($15 if purchased in advance) and $5 for children ages 3-17, with Dayton History members and children under 3 admitted free. Each admission includes full access to all of the buildings and exhibits of Carillon Historical Park, as well as a souvenir event program.Date: