- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 19, 2005

Fairfax car show set tomorrow in Old Town

The “City of Fairfax Antique Car Show” is scheduled tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It is being sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club in cooperation with the City of Fairfax and the Downtown Fairfax Coalition. The location is City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St.

The show is open to all antique vehicles. Registration begins at 9 a.m. for this event.

Categories will include best of show, mayor’s choice and people’s choice. Food and live music will be available as well as an opportunity to see the Fairfax Museum and take a self-guided walking tour of Old Town.

A $1 fee will be charged for admission to the car show field. But children 12 and younger get in free.For more information about fees, events and directions, call 703/620-9597.

PT Owners Club hosts car show, poker rally

The Maryland PT Owners Club is holding a car show and poker rally Sunday beginning at noon.

The event starts at E&G Classics, McGaw Road, Columbia, Md., and finishes in Ellicott City. The cost of the rally is $15 per can. The club invites all PT Cruiser, Neon, Viper, Crossfire and Prowler owners, as well as all Chrysler Product Owners Club member cars made before 1980 to join the club for the show and 75-mile poker rally. You must sign up in advance. For more information, call Ken Greco at 410/381-0768 or send e-mail to kengreco@aol.com.

‘Rolling Thunder’ revs for 18th annual ride

“Rolling Thunder XVIII” is being planned for Memorial Day weekend in Washington. The rally attracts motorcyclists from across the country.

The annual event tries to focus attention on getting a full accounting of American POW-MIA personnel from past wars and on improving veterans’ benefits.

Organizers say the assembly of cyclists will begin at 8 a.m. May 29 in the North Pentagon Parking Lot across the Potomac River from Washington.

Riders will leave at noon for the run to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall.

The rules require use of a helmet and ban alcoholic beverages. For more information, visit the Web site at www.rollingthunder1.com.

‘Orphan Car Tour’ set in Bluemont, Va.

The 16th annual “Orphan Car Tour,” sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Packards, will depart June 4 from the Blue Ridge Fire & Rescue Co. in Bluemont, Va.

This year’s event, called “A Jaunt in the Valley,” will explore the back roads of Clarke and Frederick counties near Winchester, Va.

Cars will gather by 11 a.m. and be released one-by-one for the non-timed rally starting at 11:30 a.m. At the end of the afternoon, there will be a buffet dinner at the fire company, located at 131 Retreat Road in Bluemont. The tour will be held rain or shine.

For more information, call Jon Battle at 703/392-6870 or visit the Web site at www.angelfire.com/or3/orphan_cartour/ on the Internet.

Chrysler gathering in Clarksville, Md.

The Chrysler Product Owners Club is planning a collector car show for June 4 at Ourisman Chrysler-Jeep in Clarksville, Md., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to trophies, there will be refreshments and facility tours. Admission is free for show car registrants and spectators. The event, at 12430 Auto Drive (Routes 32 and 108), is open to all Chrysler vehicles and related products.

For more information, contact Bill Loewy at cpoc@comcast.net, or Joe Coyle at jbcoyle@att.net or call him at 301/656-9579.

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 number 202/832-2167. The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication on Friday.

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