- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 4, 2006

Packard enthusiasts invited to swap meet

The 11th annual All-Packard Indoor Swap Meet will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Frederick Fairgrounds, East Patrick Street off Exit 55 or Exit 56 of Interstate 70. There will be a free car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. All Packard parts will be on sale indoors.

Indoor flea market spaces will be $50, including registration. Registration will be $10 individual, $13 household.

Make checks payable to Mid-Atlantic Packards and send fees to Packards Virginia, PO Box 4012, Falls Church, Va. 22044-0012

Tour the valley amid spring blooms

The 48th annual Apple Blossom Antique Car Show, flea market and corral will be held May 13 at Jim Barnett Park off Interstate 81 in Winchester, Va. More than 500 vehicles were registered for the 2005 show. Persons interested in exhibiting vehicles should contact Linda Comontofski, 1501 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Call 304/267-6471 from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration must be postmarked by Sunday.

Persons interested in flea market or vehicle corral registration should contact Jeff Feltner, 109 Julee Drive, Winchester, Va. 22602. Call 540/662- 1046. More information is available at www.huskeyclub.com/ abmeet.htm.

Meet the orphans at the museum

The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, is holding a “mini-meet” for “orphan” autos from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 13 on its parking lot at 201 S. Washington St., in Alexandria.

“Orphan” cars are brands whose manufacturers have gone out of business, such as Hudson and Packard. Owners are encouraged to bring their own memorabilia related to the car to display in their space. About 15 cars are expected.

For more information, e-mail lyceum@alexandriava.gov.

Antique cars to gather

The Martinsville-Danville Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America is sponsoring the 53rd Old Dominion Meet May 19 and 20 at the Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va. Vehicles to be judged must be registered by tomorrow and must be on the show field by 11 a.m. May 19. For further information, please call David Crump 276/957-5148.

Old car show slated in Fairfax

The Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club, the City of Fairfax and the Downtown Fairfax Coalition are presenting the City of Fairfax Antique Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St.

The preregistration deadline, at $10 per vehicle, is May 13. Registration is $15 beginning at 9 a.m. at the gate and all exhibits must be on the display field by 11 a.m. rain or shine.

Admission for spectators will be $1, with children 12 or younger admitted free. Registration should be sent to Don Lombard, 9505 Oak Stream Drive, Fairfax Station, Va. 22039.

Groovin’ and cruisin’

The Frederick County Corvette Club will hold an all-vehicle “Cruise In” May 21, noon to 4 p.m. at the Cracked Claw at the Peter Pan restaurant in Urbana, Md. The event, to be held rain or shine, is on Urbana Pike and Route 80 at Exit 26 off Interstate 270.

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