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Welcome to Dayton, Ohio,
The Birthplace of Aviation

We are excited to host the 2024 CORSA International Convention. The Dayton Corvair Club, Corvair Club of Cincinnati, and the Mid-Ohio Vair Force Corvair club are looking forward to welcome you. Dayton has a lot to offer and we are determined to make this convention an enjoyable one. Check out our flight plan!

Sunday July 21

Sunday is the day to arrive and unwind. Dial in Marriott at the University of Dayton, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409 on your navigation system. It is just south of downtown Dayton. When you see the towering Deeds Carillon bell tower, you will know you’re close. At the hotel we will have designated parking for Corvairs, non-Corvairs, RVs, and trailers. Just follow the signs. We will be using some areas of the lot for our programs, so let’s not disrupt anything with improper parking.

Registration will open and register early.

Note: Indoor and outdoor vendors set-up and sales
begins Monday morning.

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Monday July 22

Monday will be a good day to find your way around. There are lots of restaurants on nearby Brown Street. You can take advantage of the free shuttle service to check out the British Transportation Museum and America's Packard Museum that are just minutes away. That evening the fun will begin with our Welcome Party and an all inclusive Corvair Cruise In.

Both events will be concurrent, and we want all Corvairs together in Lot 2 for the Corvair Cruise In. The Impala club will be joining us in the same lot and this will be ONE. BIG. PARTY. Be sure you register for the Welcome Party if you want food. There is no registration fee to participate in the Corvair Cruise In. The Valve Cover race will be happening that evening too, so get yours ready and get registered.

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Tuesday July 23

We will start the morning with the Concours at Carillon Historical Park, about one mile south of the hotel. Both Corvairs and Impalas that are registered for judging can park inside the park. Spectators can visit the park not only to view the Concours, but also to browse the spacious, beautiful grounds, and historical buildings, landmarks, and museums throughout.

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If you are hungry and thirsty, you can try Carillon Brewing Company and watch them make beer like they did in the 19th Century, or dine at Culp’s Restaurant, featuring good food and beverages with tables set alongside, and inside, a restored 19th Century trolley.  

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Carillon Park is where Dayton has stored inventions that have changed the world. The Wright Brothers National Museum that houses the original 1905 Wright Flyer III is one of them. If you stay long enough in the park, you will discover Dayton is truly the City of Innovations.

Preliminary arrangements for an aerial visit to Carillon Park by a Wright B Flyer are now on hold, because the Flyer might be at an aircraft convention in Wisconsin that week.

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On Tuesday evening, we will caravan to the Museum of the United States Air Force. We will have the world's largest military aviation museum to ourselves while we enjoy heavy hor's d'oeuvres. You can browse around the entire museum with food, or even a glass of wine in your hand if you wish.

Volunteer tour guides may share their stories of serving in the Air Force. There are several dozen 4-wheel electric scooters available to help you get around if you need one. This is an expansive and impressive facility, and the tour is one you’ll always remember.

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Wednesday July 24

Wednesday is the Rally and Econo-Run. Our team is working on the final plan and soon we will have some limited details. We really can't say too much without giving away some hints. We do know the location of the gas station serving as end point for fueling up after the Econo-Run. Stay tuned as we finalize our plan.

Thursday July 25

Thursday is track day at Kil-Kare Raceway. This motorsports complex features two separate tracks: the Speedway, a 3/8-mile asphalt oval for stock car racing and Dragway, a 1/4-mile drag-strip. We will use the Raceway with banked ovals. You will be in for a thrilling ride.

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The Award Banquet will follow in the evening, back at the host hotel. As usual we will have a cocktail social hour before dinner. Awards will be announced and given out, and we promise to make it quick as possible.

Friday July 26

This is the day to spend the rest of your vacation your own way. For instance, you can return to the USAF Museum to see what you couldn’t on Tuesday evening, and admission is free. The Flight Simulators will be open, and you can shop for souvenirs at the large gift shop. They have daily special presentation movies to watch, or go and enjoy a picnic in Squadron Memorial Park, which is filled with monuments, plus plenty of trees and several shelters providing shade from the summer sun.

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There are many other area attractions you may consider: Kings Island Amusement Park, Hollywood Gaming Casino, Young's Dairy, LaComedia, Cox Arboretum, Boonshoft, and more.

Check back often as we update our flight plan. We hope you have made your reservation with the hotel and be prepared to visit us in Dayton. CORSA will notify everyone when registration is open which could be around the late February. In the meantime, get your Corvair ready, you and your family will have a good time here in Dayton!

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