Much more info will be added as details become available. (Continue to scroll down for the latest info) For now, here's reservation info for the hotel. Mark your calendar and reserve early!
The Marriott at the University of Dayton is now ready to receive your room reservations for the 2018 FCA National!
You may use the link below to reserve your room. Our FCA rate is $112+tax per night. The show dates are Friday and Saturday June 29-30, 2018, with possible club activity on Thursday evening as well. We’ve arranged for our rate at this Marriott to be available between June 24 and July 3 so you can plan extra time for local opportunities and visiting with Club friends you may only see once a year. Call 1-800-450-8625 or click on the link below.
Book your group rate for Fairlane Club
NOTE: When you use the e-booking link to reserve your room, enter your check-in and check-out dates and number of rooms needed, then hit “Check Availability”. This will take you to the screen which says “Guest Room, 1 King or 2 Queen.” Then, when you hit “Select,” you will be taken to the Review Reservation Details screen. At the top right corner, there is a button to “Make Request” or “Edit Request(s).” Click on the Request button and choose your room type preference. The screen will then show “Guaranteed” if the room type is available. Once all of the 2 Queen beds or Kings are reserved, it will say “Requested” instead of “Guaranteed.” If you somehow miss this step you can always call the hotel to add your request to your reservation. The KEY is, Reserve early to have your choice of room types!
February 2018 Update:
Local events at this time include a cruise on Friday morning to visit the awe-inspiring National Museum for the United States Air Force. We’ll line up at 9 am and caravan over together at 9:30 am. No fee to tour the buildings full of displays chronicling the exciting history of aviation. We will park together there, adding our own bit of transportation history for those visiting the museum on Friday. USAF National Museum: www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
Plans have changed for Thursday evening as the race venue is holding a “Night of Fire” test and tune with Jet Cars, Nitro Funny Cars and Fireworks ($20 Gen. admission; $25 Tech card) rather than their usual Test and Tune. If that offering rings your bells, you are free to attend on your own. Meanwhile, we are looking into other possibilities. Kil-Kare Raceway: https://www.kilkare.com/
For more on-your-own exploration, there’s America's Packard Museum - a restored Packard dealership with many old Packards on display along with tools and equipment typical of a Packard dealership. Open 12 - 5 daily, and a short drive from the hotel. www.americaspackardmuseum.com/
And there’s the Carillon Historical Park just down the street from our hotel, where there’s much to see including a 1912 Cadillac featuring an electric starter, invented in Dayton. https://www.daytonhistory.org/
Our main event is our National Meet Car Show 8 am - 4 pm on Saturday, June 30, at the hotel, followed by our Hall of Fame inductions and Awards Presentation, raffles and door prizes at 7 pm. You won’t want to miss any of it, it’s a fun time for all.
Most members will register their cars in participant-voted classes, while some prefer the judged Unrestored Original or Concours classes (please see the guidelines on the club website if you are considering entering your car in a Judged class).
Determine the class you will be entering before filling out your Pre-Registration form, as this is required info to register your car for the show. Mind the deadlines for pre-registering (6/11/18), and for reserving your room at the hotel (5/25/18). All club members are welcome to register for the show and to bring your families, even if you aren’t bringing a club car this time. Note: All members attending should register; there is no charge for family/friends attending with a member; you must be a club member to register for the show (new members are always welcome to join and participate); and all club cars on the showfield must be Ford-powered. (Pre-Registration form is in Fairlaner magazine, and will be pinned at the top of the Watercooler forum.)
As mentioned previously, there are new fees this year to accommodate the increased cost of securing locations and services for our show, but any who have attended know that the Fairlane Club National is well worth this small investment.
Summer’s on its way, so plan to come and enjoy everything from the Kids’ Hot Wheels® Mini-Drags event on Saturday; Friday’s outing to the USAF National Museum; and lots of great fellowship around our club cars. It’s the place to see the newest FCA Club Store items for sale, including our awesome 2018 National tee-shirt designed for us by Joel Napstek! And we’ve been told to watch for some new fun and exciting raffle and door prizes as well. Hoping to see you in Dayton!