Sunday, September 15, 2013
DAY 3 ROADTRIP - DAYTON OHIO CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE AND JUMPED AHEAD TO CITIZENS PACKARD MUSEUM ALSO IN DAYTON
The Dayton Concours was held at Carillon Park which has many historic displays in a village setting including a small car collection set as an old dealership with links to Dayton! They also have a reproduction of the Wright brothers bicycle shop, the show was opened with a flying replica of the Wright "B". I have never had so much problems taking photos so I may have to print up handouts, IF SOMEONE IS STANDING IN FRONT OF CAR HOLDING A CAMERA UP THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY ARE TRYING TO TAKE A PHOTO! So I wait while a person has their moment with the car, then some strange things happen- A- the viewer actually stands by the car aimlessly looking around and will not move, 2- If you are standing by a 1936 Packard and now you turn to your buddy and tell him about your 76 Chevy Van 10 that you put a wood steering wheel on you probably are done with the Packard although standing in front of it telling the story of the steering wheel for 15 mins seems to be very important, again is someone standing there with a camera-LOOK AROUND? C- You finally move and here we go and you step back into the frame as you almost started to walk away- PAY ATTENTION! The event had a great selection of Ferraris, Aston Martins and unlike most other Concours D'Elegance there were many rather pedestrian cars actually in the Elegance, like a very nice clean Chevelle 307 2bbl with a cowl induction hood and a Lemans with a 350, GTO hood and billet rallye wheels, both very nice, but not in the Elegance.