- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 30, 2004

All-makes show slated July 11 in Maryland

The National Capital Region Early Ford V-8 Club of America is planning its 14th annual car show for July 11 in Brookeville.

The event, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be at the Longwood Community Center, 19300 Georgia Ave. (Route 97).

It is open to all makes, years and types of vehicles, including street rods and motorcycles.

Spectator admission and parking will be free.

In addition to the judging, there will be a flea market, vendors, drawings, door prizes and a bake sale.

Food and refreshments also will be available.

For more information, contact Sandi Zimmermann at 410/560-0237 or Lois Krupinsky at 410/833-8269.

Stanley Museum has ‘Climb to Clouds’

The Stanley Museum from July 11 to 16 is sponsoring the 2004 centennial of the “Climb to the Clouds,” the first automobile race up Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

On July 12, the date of the 1904 race, officials of the mountain’s Auto Road will allow personal time trials until 10 a.m.

For the rest of the week, participants can drive up and down the road in steam or modern vehicles.

Headquarters for the activities will be the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in Whitefield, N.H. For more information about each day’s events, reservations and fees, contact the museum at 207/265-2729 or send e-mail to Maine@StanleyMuseum.org.

D.C. parade Sunday features classic cars

Car owners who have dreamed of driving along Constitution Avenue in Washington’s Fourth of July parade might still have a chance to do so this year.

Approximately 20 cars will assembling by 10:45 a.m. Sunday to appear in the annual holiday parade, which will be over by 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Pete Engel at 540/837-2888 (phone or fax) or send e-mail to TCOPECO@aol.com.

First ‘Mongol Rally’ set for London start

The inaugural “Mongol Rally,” a contest for charity covering about 10,000 miles that bills itself as the world’s most extreme car race, will begin from London on July 28.

It costs a thousand British pounds to enter a car in the competition and the vehicle engine must be less than 1 liter displacement.

The route extends from London to Moscow, then south to Kazakhstan, then north again to Russia and finally to the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator.

It covers three deserts, five mountain ranges and roads that range from bad to nonexistent in some very extreme conditions.

The 2004 rally will take an estimated three weeks to complete.

The event will benefit a charity called Send a Cow. It assists poor communities in East Africa, according to the rally sponsors. For more information, visit the Web site at www.mongolrally.co.uk on the Internet.

According to a rally flier, “The ‘Mongol Rally’ provides no safety net for its participants, there is no support crew, mechanical assistance or medical arrangements. We just provide the adventure.”

16th Times show set for Sept. 5 this year

The 16th annual “Out of the Past Review,” hosted by The Washington Times, will be held this year on Sept. 5 at the Spring Hill Recreation Center in McLean.

The annual show is open only to vehicles that have appeared in Vern Parker’s “Out of the Past” column in the AutoWeekend section.

Spectators will be admitted free of charge.

The show begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. with winners chosen by popular vote of those attending.

Fax or mail items of interest to Bill O’Brien, Auto Notes, The Washington Times, 3600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Use fax 202/832-2167.

The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication on Friday.

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