For those who enjoy antique and classic automobiles I have some good news for you.
This Sunday an event called Concours d'Elegance will be held for the first time at Carillon Historical Park and will feature more than 190 classic automobiles from a four-state area.
Also a new book by Curt Dalton, titled Miami Valley's Marvelous Motor Cars, featuring more than 50 classic automobiles which were designed and built in the Miami Valley since 1886 is now for sale in the Carillon Park gift shop.
Skip Peterson, a photographer and automobile history enthusiast who helped organize the car show, said the event will spotlight Chevrolets and cars of Germany.
"It is an upscale event, and those who are showing their prized cars or motorcycles have been selected to compete for prizes," Peterson said.
All of the vehicles are least 25 years old, restored to original condition, or preserved as originals.
The top award, the R.H. Grant Best of Show award, honors R.H. Grant, a Dayton man who became a Chevrolet executive, and was an owner of Reynolds and Reynolds.
The Judge's Choice Award is named after Col. Edward Deed's Award, a former NCR executive and inventor.
"This year we are also having a Kid's Choice Award, and the young people attending will select their favorite classic car," Peterson said.
By Dale Huffman