The 2016 Forgeline Flyover
–Forgeline Motorsports Honors Dayton, Ohio’s Manufacturing Heritage with the Forgeline Wright “B” Flyover–
Dayton, Ohio is a community known for its progressive spirit that combines innovation and hard work to solve problems both big and small. With a great history of scientific and industrial advancement (circa 1900, Dayton had been granted more patents per capita than any other U.S. city), the residents of Dayton are credited with the invention of many game-changing products, materials, and processes.
Some of the well-known and little-known Dayton inventions include: the airplane, the artificial heart, air conditioning, the cash register, cellophane tape, chrome plating, the digital clock, ethyl (lead) gasoline, the frostproof freezer, gas masks, the ice cube tray, the ink jet printer, laser weapons, the mood ring, push-in pull top cans, radar detectors, ring-pull can openers, safety glass, self-cooled refrigerators, the automotive self-starter, semi-conductor computer memory, space-to-earth photo transmissions, the stepladder, storage batteries, and many others.
And many of these inventions have led to the birth of such iconic Dayton manufacturing legends as: The Wright Airplane Company (founded by the Wright Brothers), National Cash Register (NCR), Delco (later Delphi), Barney & Smith Car Company, Mead (later MeadWestvaco), Reynolds and Reynolds, Standard Register, Frigidaire, Dayton Wire Wheel, Huffy Bicycles, Monarch Marking, and many others.
Now as the 21st century takes off, Forgeline Motorsports is very proud to be part of Dayton’s manufacturing heritage and to leverage Dayton’s culture of innovation and productivity. In their Dayton, Ohio facility, Forgeline manufactures the world’s finest custom-made high-performance lightweight automotive wheels using complex manufacturing techniques, cutting-edge engineering technology, and advanced materials (such as forged 6061 heat-treated aluminum).
To honor this heritage and to celebrate Forgeline’s place among manufacturing legends, Forgeline Motorsports is sponsoring the Wright “B” Flyover at the Dayton Concours d’Elegance on September 16, 2012 at 12:00 noon. As a gathering already dedicated to honoring yesterday’s great advancements in transportation, the flyover by the Wright “B” Flyer (a replica of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane, the Wright Model B Flyer) is a perfect way to pay tribute to Dayton’s contributions to both transportation and manufacturing.
“We’re proud to be located in Dayton, Ohio and to be part of a long and distinguished list of manufacturing innovators,” says Forgeline President David Schardt. “I was born and raised in the Dayton area and literally grew up working at one of Dayton’s iconic manufacturing operations, Dayton Wire Wheel. The city of Dayton’s convenient location, low cost of doing business, productive labor force, and deep well of technical expertise are huge advantages that have enabled us to grow steadily, since our start in 1994.”
The annual Dayton Concours d’Elegance is an opportunity to examine and admire over 200 of America’s finest classic and antique automobiles and motorcycles amidst the beautiful and welcoming setting of the region’s premier outdoor museum, Carillon Historical Park. In addition to the up close and personal enjoyment of such beautiful cars and motorcycles, guests are also treated to food, music, and historical demonstrations. You can learn more about the Dayton Concours d’Elegance at http://www.daytonconcours.com.
Forgeline Motorsports is a privately-owned manufacturing company with a global base of customers who include renowned specialty vehicle builders, professional racing teams, and enthusiast owners of exclusive sports cars and muscle cars. For nearly 20 years, they have applied racing experience and a passion for motorsports toward designing and building wheels that can withstand the extreme demands of sports car racing. With an unwavering commitment to strength and safety, Forgeline has earned a spot on some of the world’s fastest racecars, including those in Grand-Am, American LeMans, SCCA Pro Racing, and virtually every amateur racing series in America.