2011 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals, Dayton, Ohio June 23-25, 2011

Mark your calendar for next summer’s big T-Bucket event, June 23-25, 2011: the 13th Annual National T-Bucket Alliance (NTBA) T-Bucket Nationals in Dayton, Ohio.
NTBA T-Bucket Nationals 2011 Dayton OH
The event will be headquartered at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, OH.
NTBA 2011 T-Bucket Nationals Dayton Marriott
Over the years, I’ve attended many NTBA Nationals events and highly recommend them. If you’re a T-Bucket owner who’d like to meet more of the T-Bucket brethren or, if you’re interested in building or buying a T-Bucket, there is absolutely no better, more economic way to totally immerse yourself in the largest number and widest range of T-Buckets you can possibly see. You’d have to spend more than a whole summer of car shows to see the sheer volume and variety of T-Buckets you will see in one place at this event. Your camera and notebook are guaranteed to get a workout — plus, you have an opportunity to personally ask questions of the owners! It just doesn’t get any better.

In my opinion, the 2011 NTBA event has all the ingredients to be a record breaker. I’ve stayed at this particular Marriott in the past and it’s a great hotel and location. More importantly, Dayton is an easy to get to, central location that is within comfortable driving distance from a huge population base: ranging from Chicago to St. Louis to Memphis to Charlotte to Pittsburgh to Buffalo to Toronto to Milwaukee and everywhere in the vast in-between.

While the officially announced start date is June 23, if you’re ready to take in a week of total T-Bucket immersion, events start as early as June 20 and you can see the early event outline at the NTBA website.

I’m making my plans and hope to see you there.

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10 thoughts on “2011 NTBA T-Bucket Nationals, Dayton, Ohio June 23-25, 2011”

  1. We held the nation Pontiac convention in Dayton, Ohio
    Best geographical location ever!!
    We had 1,300 Pontiacs at that show
    Hope you all have a huge turn-out!

  2. I would like to do an “event shirt” for the 2011 NTBA T- BUCKET NATIONALS coming to DAYTON OH June 23 /25
    Please reply your answer if this would be possible
    DAYTON OH 45402
    Cell 937-344-2320


  3. Here’s the update from the NTBA clarifying what the situation is for participation in the event by nonmembers:

    “You can join the NTBA for $35.00 and this includes a free members T-shirt, full access to web site and your entry to the 2011 Nationals. Once you become a member your total cash outlay not counting food, gas or lodging for every place we go as a group from 6/20 to 6/25 will be less than $20.00 dollars each for the entire week, with most of the admissions free. People will be admitted free to the show and shine on Saturday, but all show cars must belong to members (Insurance Regulations). If you stay at the Marriott as a member you will receive a special room rate and 20 percent off food purchased there, if you reserve your room in advance.”

    This comes from the NTBA member who’s heading up the event. By the way, the $35 NTBA membership also includes a T-shirt and window sticker.

    • Hi Hillary,
      That’s a good question.
      I’ve copied the preliminary schedule from the NTBA website and right now the only public inclusive event seems to be the show and shine on Saturday. I’ll look into it further and try to post an update that will hopefully clarify what is or isn’t members only.

      Sunday 6/19
      –Arrive at the Marriott Hotel meet and greet old friends and
      new. Find out where the Ice Cream and sandwich shops are.

      Monday 6/20
      9:30AM Carillon park- take photos of your car in front of
      antique gas station and take a stroll through Dayton’s History
      Lunch at the Carillon Pavilion
      Citizens Motor Car Company / American Packard
      Museum. This was an original Packard dealership
      it not only has a selection of beautiful Cars, it is
      a show case of antiques even a piano.

      Tuesday 6/21
      Brookville Roadster plant tour

      Wednesday 6/22
      National Model T Museum / Warm Glow Factory Outlet (11,000Sq.ft.) where there will be free gifts for the Ladies. Leaving Hotel 9:00AM We will tour on historic Rt. 40. This will be approximately a 60-mile tour

      Thursday 6/23
      National Museum of the U S Air Force (visit the web site),
      then prepare to be amazed when you arrive and discover
      that mere words can’t begin to describe the 17 acres of
      indoor exhibits plus the Imax theater.

      Friday 6/24
      D & D Classic Automobile Restoration tour. Here you will see
      a company that can turn your dreams into reality. They
      will do any thing from a artist sketch, to a clay model, to
      a complete turn key project. They normally have 40 to 80
      vehicles in progress at any given time. You will see
      vehicles from rare antiques to a modern street machine
      and everything in between, even aircraft parts.

      Lunch to be a fundraiser for local Boy Scout troop
      Burgers/dogs chips soft drink.

      Saturday 6/25
      9:00AM – 3:00PM Show & Shine (free admission to the public)
      To be held in Host Hotel Parking lot.
      3:00PM Awards and Business meeting

  4. hello cecil I just brought my first t-bucket, drove to Penacole,fla. from Paul Meirs and trailer it back to Chesapeake city, md. I am ready for summer and getting into to cruises around my area. But, I would like to come to my first national and Ohio looks like fun. any one motel or hotel I should know about? I would like to stay where a lot of other t-bucketers stay. It is alway nice to ask a local. thank you danny justice dejustice@verizon.net

  5. Thanks Cecil, By all indications, given the great location, this should be the biggest T-Bucket Nationals yet. –> I would personally like to invite Mr. Jim Street to attend and to bring his LEGENDARY T-Bucket. There have been plenty of very nice Kookie clones built and Jim should be proud of what he has created. It would be the most exciting T-Bucket appearance of the past 50 years! Hope to see you all there.

  6. Great to hear …. Coming to Dayton !!! I can’t wait for this show.I’m just thrilled …. Home of the orginal Kookie Kar for the last fifty years.Thank’s for coming to Dayton.Lots of T-Buckets and T-Bucket lovers around here.


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