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National Meet 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 to Saturday, June 30, 2018
Marriott at the University of Dayton
1414 S Patterson Blvd
Dayton, OH  45409
National Meet
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Must be a FCA member to participate. New members are always welcome.
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Map of Marriott and Show Parking

(Registration and Club Store will be in the white building at the rear of the hotel--Tradewinds Pavilion, accessible by indoor hallway or by sidewalk at rear of hotel.)

Marriott at the University of Dayton

At this time, our host hotel, Marriott at the University of Dayton, is filled on Friday and Saturday nights. You may call Ms Liston at 937-449-5572 to add you name to a waiting list at the Marriott at the University of Dayton, should a room become available.


Springhill Suites Dayton South

A second option is available now through June 1 only. The Springhill Suites Dayton South, approximately 7 miles south of the Dayton Marriott, is offering a limited number of suites June 27 - Jul 2 with daily full hot breakfast buffet at a Fairlane Club group rate of $132+tax per night.

Important details: you must stay both Friday and Saturday nights, and any changes or cancellations made after June 15 will incur a penalty charge. One night’s advance deposit will be charged on June 15. Certificates and gift cards may not be used for payment. Suites are King with sofa bed or 2 Queen with sofa bed, and include microwave, mini-fridge, and high-speed wireless internet. Check in 4 pm and checkout noon. Hotel address is 417 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449. For reservations at the Springhill Suites call 888-850-6391, and ask for the FCA rate.

Or, you can book online. Go to the Springhill Suites Dayton South website at   Use FCAFCAA for a King suite, and FCAFCAB for the Queen suite.

The 2018 FCA National will be held at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.

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.
UPDATE NOTE: The hotel is currently sold out some of our nights. Call Ms Liston at 937-449-5572directly for the waiting list for a room. The hotel is filling waiting list requests as cancellations occur.
If you have already reserved, but one or more of your nights is at a higher rate than our group rate, please email Jane at fca@fairlaneclubofamerica. Provide the name on your reservation, dates, confirmation number(s), and prices. We will have the rate adjusted to the group rate.

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!

April 2018 Update:

   We’re getting ready for our 2018 National Meet in Dayton, Ohio! Just imagine the beautiful showfield filled with ’62-’76 Fairlanes, Torinos, Cyclones, Talladegas, wagons, Hipos, sports coupes, sedans and hardtops, Concours restorations and diamonds in the rough—roaring reds, glorious yellows, brilliant blues, sparkling whites, and all the golds, greens, burgundies and blacks shining in the late June sun! How could you miss this?!

   We’ll be at The Marriott at University of Dayton, 1414 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton, Ohio, 45409-2105, June 29-30, 2018. Our FCA rate at the Marriott is $112+tax per night. Click the link on our June Event Calendar at the Club’s website, or call 800-450-8625. Request the Fairlane Club of America rate, available 6/24-7/3. (As of 2/26/18 rooms at our rate are available all days, but don’t delay, the hotel is filling! 4/2/18 rooms are nearly gone, reserve asap!) With extra days to explore, you may want to download or request a copy of the Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 2018 guide to local places of interest at

   It’s important that you pre-register if at all possible. Our Club Room, with Registration, Raffles, Club Store and more, is staffed by your fellow members (and You!), volunteers—who are also at the National to enjoy being on the showfield, visiting with fellow enthusiasts, and participating in events such as the cruise over to the National Museum of the Air Force on Friday. That means our Club Room hours are flexible, dependent upon staffing. You can save both your time and the volunteers’ for the fun stuff by pre-registering for the show. Make sure you have identified your Class, and send your form and payment to the FCA Office (in Texas) to arrive by June 11. And plan on doing your part to help make this the very best show yet. It’s a great way to meet more of your fellow Fairlaners.

   Choosing a class: Most cars will enter Participant-Voted classes. If your car is not being entered in the Original or Concours judged classes (see the judged class requirements on the Club’s website under Archives), begin with the “S” classes. If your car does not fall into one of the “S” classes, go to the “Y” class list and find the correct designation for your vehicle there. Fill in the red portion of the pre-registration form ONLY if your car is being submitted for the “C” or “O” judged classes.

   Don’t forget to pick up a non-perishable item or two from your hometown for our National Grocery Guess. Bring a slip noting the price paid for your item(s). If your county or state is famous for a product, bring one!

   Here’s our schedule of events. Changes or additions will be on our Event Calendar, and will be published in the May-June Fairlaner. A Friday evening cruise-in is a possibility, so watch for updates.

Thursday: Setup begins at 9 am through 11 am in the Tradewinds Pavilion. Show up and we’ll put you to work!

1 pm til 4 pm - Club Room open - Tradewinds Pavilion. Pickup Pre-Registration packets; Registration, Club Store, Raffles, Displays.

Friday Events and Meetings:

9 am - Line up to cruise over to the awe-inspiring National Museum for the United States Air Force. Caravan departs at approximately 9:30 am. No fee to tour the buildings full of displays chronicling the exciting history of aviation. We will park together at the museum, adding our own bit of transportation history for those visiting the museum that day.

1 pm until 4 pm. Club Room in Tradewinds Pavilion open. Registration, Club Store, Raffles, Displays. (Pre-registered packets include a $2 coupon toward your 2018 show shirt!)

3:15 pm - Judges’ Meeting – Kiefaber Room. For all interested in learning about or participating in judging, including those with cars in the Judged classes.

3:45 pm - Mini-Meets Meeting – Kiefaber Room. For all members interested in Mini-Meets, including current and potential hosts and participants.

Saturday Show Day includes: Showfield up and running at 8 am. Cars remain on the showfield until 4 pm.

There will be a Swap area for FCA-car-related parts.

8 am – Club Room (Tradewinds Pavilion) Open. Registration, Club Store, Raffles, Grocery Guess, Displays, Door Prizes, etc.

10 am - Judging of the Unrestored Original and Concours classes begins.

10 am - Photographing of show cars begins.

11 am - Registration closes and Voting commences for Participant-voted classes. Voting concludes at 2:30 pm.

11 am-1:30 pm - Lunch Concession near the Showfield (times approx.) Tables under the big tent.

1:30 pm. - Vote counting begins. Drop off all ballots before 2:30 under the Big Tent or in the Tradewinds Pavilion.

3 pm - Kids’ Hot Wheels Mini-Drags in the Ballroom. Kids 12 and under, bring your favorite, fastest Hot Wheels® car, or borrow a ‘loaner’. (Each child must be accompanied by an adult.)

7 pm - Awards Presentation program begins in the Grand Ballroom. Hall of Fame inductions, Media presentation, Awards presented in Judged and Participant-voted classes, and Hot Wheels® competition; Door Prize and Raffle winners announced. Fun for all!

Sunday morning:

7 am - Opportunity for Christian Fellowship in the Ballroom, and farewells til next year in the parking lot.

   Ready to help? See our list of Volunteering options and choose your spot. Our FCA National is a member event, provided for members and made possible by members and we always welcome new folks to join and participate. How will you help?

   Additional on-your-own options for the local area include:

Thursday evening: Kil-Kare Raceway. “Night of Fire” with Jet Cars, Nitro Funny Cars and Fireworks, plus limited test and tune. ($20 Gen. admission; $25 Tech card) 1166 Dayton Xenia Rd, Xenia, OH 45385.

Carillon Historical Park, near the hotel,

Our thanks to our 2018 local coordinator, Warren Mansfield. Warren has been searching out spots of interest for our enjoyment and exploration while in Dayton, venues for other local events, and has prepared a list of local breakfast, lunch and dinner options close to the hotel. Info will be posted as it is finalized, and will be available for pickup at the hotel in our Club Room.

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:

  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:

  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.

  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.

   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!