While summer is fading, there are still a lot of great events on hand for fans of the old car hobby. September may be back to school time but the weekends are still free for some great opportunities to see some fantastic automobiles.

Starting off with the first weekend there are a couple of great opportunities to wander around among classic machines. On Sunday the 3rd take a ride up to Hamilton for their Oktoberfest sponsored by the Liberty Home German Society. The event will be held at 2361 Hamilton Cleves Road.

Then enjoy the day off of work for Labor Day by driving out to North College Hill and taking in the Headin’ For the Hill Car Show (Photo 1). They literally shut down the main strip of the city and line it hundreds of beautiful cars. It is well worth checking out.

On Saturday the 9th either head to Harrison for the 11th Annual Benefit Car, Bike and Truck Show at Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church, 9700 Dry Fork Rd. or go to Mt. Healthy for the Celebrate Mt. Healthy Wheels Car Show at Mt. Healthy City Park, 7700 Penny St. If you want to go out on Sunday Sept. 10 the cruise up to Reading for the Show ‘N’ Tell Car Show at Haffey Fieldhouse, 1959 West St.

Saturday Sept. 16 offers up a number of good options. You could choose to go the Green Township Car Show being held at Diamond Oaks, 6375 Harrison Ave. Or you could opt to head to Fairfield for the 10th Annual Village Green Car Show at Village Green Car Show, 301 Wessel Dr. Then maybe later in the afternoon you would want to drive to South Lebanon for the 10th Annual Party At the Ranch Car Show, 3472 Lebanon Rd. behind Kohl’s.

The councours season is not over and proof of that happens on Sunday the 17th as the Dayton Concours d’Elegance (photo 2) fills beautiful Carrilon Park with fabulous automobiles. This year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Camaro and the Firebird. In addition to the other regular classes this year’s event will also take a look at the evolution of the MG, will have a feature on the Cars of Orville Wright, and will have a special class for historic sports cars from Japan. For more information and to order tickets head over to the Dayton Concours d’Elegance website.

The following Saturday, the 23rd, once again offers up several good options. Showcase Your Ride for JDRF will be held at the Ford Sharonville Transmission Plant, 3000 Sharon Rd. Also, Deer Park has their Cars in the Park At Deer Park held at Chamberlin Park, 7640 Plainfield Rd. Up in Mason there will be Support Our Veterans American Legion Post 194 Classic Car Show at 6500 Mason Montgomery Rd.

The next day why not head across the river to Alexandria for the 8th Annual Mike Castrucci of Alexandria Car Show. This event has moved to a new location this year as it is being held at Campbell County High School, 909 Camel Crossing.

To close out the month and enter October there are the always anticipated three days of the Pumpkin Run Nationals (Photo 3). Starting on Friday the 29th and running through Sunday the 1st this one of the longest running and largest events in the region. Held at the Clermont County Fairgrounds in Owensville this is a must see event. For more information go to their website.

So you can see as the days begin to grow shorter there is no shortage of things to do dealing with the old car hobby. Pick a show or two, pack up the car and see some amazing automobiles.

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