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Concours to celebrate "The Cars of Orville Wright"


Held each September, Dayton History's Concours d’Elegance is Dayton’s premier antique and classic automobile and motorcycle show. This year's event at Carillon Historical Park is on Sunday, September 17, from 10 AM to 4 PM. In addition to the featured marques, there will be an aviation connection, with reference to Orville Wright. As described by Dayton History: "For the first time ever, Concours will celebrate the Cars of Orville Wright, displaying a variety of automobiles similar to those owned by the world's first pilot. Known as a sharp dresser, a fanatic for keeping his shoes shined, Orville was also known as an early automobile enthusiast with a heavy right foot. With license plates OW-1, Oakwood police officers were instructed to allow the famed pilot to ignore the speed limit (which he did regularly) as he drove to and from his Hawthorn Hill home".


For costs and more details on the event see the Dayton History website at https://www.daytonhistory.org/events/special-events/dayton-concours-delegance/ and the event site at http://www.daytonconcours.com


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Status of Aviation Trail sites regarding visitors during the COVID-19 precautions: Updated September 21: This list was first compiled on March 16, 2020 and has been periodically updated through July 1

Location

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park 

16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402

Visitor Center:

For details and seasonal date schedules see https://www.nps.gov/daav/planyourvisit/hours.htm

or please call (937) 225-7705 for the current park schedule.

Parking:

From W. Third St., turn south on Williams St and then turn left on Fourth St. Go 1/2 block and turn left into the Visitor Center parking area.

CLICK HERE for a parking map.

See the Visitor Center page for details on hours.

Travel Note - Third St. Bridge closure:

The Third Street Bridge will be CLOSED beginning Jan. 1, 2020 until approximately Oct. 2021. Visitors can use the Fifth St. Bridge or the Salem Ave. Bridge as detours from downtown Dayton. A file with more detailed instructions for visitors traveling from the north or south via I-75, or from the east and west via US35 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

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