I live in Beavercreek, just over there -------->. I have a Dodge Stratus I carry my wing on. My rack has also graced the hood of a Honda Accord, and a Nissan Sentra. With two wings on it no less.
My rack is made from PVC and a $30 roof rack. Granted I don't care about my car so the areas where the PVC sit are hazy from scratches.
Any vehicle will work, and decent racks can be made for any vehicle. The best suited vehicles (IMHO) are station wagons. Nice long, low roof lines.
The floating pool noodles are cheap rack pads for a glider. One at each place the glider rests on a rack. I've been using foam pipe insulation, but it doesn't offer the same amount of cushion the pool noodles do.
You want to use at least 1" webbed straps to tie the glider down. 2" straps are better. I go overboard and use 5 straps, but I know guys who drive 300 miles and use 2 straps.
Aside from that, I'm obliged to tell you, as President of the Ohio Flyers Hanggliding and Paragliding Association that you could be training over by Columbus.(Maybe you already know that, but I think it might be in my contract to tell you.) Check out Ohioflyers.org
, if you haven't yet. Training goes on all winter, so long as the runway is clear enough to use. (Scooter towing)
We have aerotow near Cincinnati, and with luck, sometime next summer, our tug in Columbus will be operational again.
Hope to see you in the skies next year