- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 3, 2007

Packard show set in Frederick, Md.

The 12th annual All-Packard Indoor Swap Meet & Packard Car Show is scheduled today and tomorrow in Frederick, Md.

National and area vendors will be on hand at the Maryland Fair Grounds for this event sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Packards and Packards Virginia. In addition to judging and a car corral, there will be food available each day.

For information about directions, lodging and a banquet buffet, send e-mail to Bill and Sue Johnson at billnsuer@aol.com or call event headquarters, the Sleep Inn, at 301/668-2003.

Corvair fair revs up for event in Virginia

The Northern Virginia Corvair Club is hosting the 28th annual Vair Fair today, tomorrow, and Sunday in Leesburg, Va.

In addition to a people’s choice car show, there will be tech sessions, a model concours, valve-cover races, a video-racing tournament and other competitions. Corvairs will be on display tomorrow from 9 a.m. until noon.

For more information, including about accommodations, visit www.vairfair.com on the Internet.

Concours show set Sunday in Fairfax

The 24th annual Deutsche Marque Concours d’Elegance is scheduled Sunday at Fairfax County’s Turner Farm Park.

The show, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., is free to spectators. Entrants in the Concours or People’s Choice classes must be members of the Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW or Audi clubs.The Turner Farm Park is located at Georgetown Pike and Springvale Road in Great Falls. For more information, contact chairman Ron Davis at 703/280-4561 or Erick Wagner at 703/549-5261 or send e-mail to concours@pcapotomac.org. Also check www.gws-mbca.org on the Internet.

Cadillac spring show at Greenbelt dealer

The 16th annual Capitol Cadillac/CLC Potomac Region Spring Car Show will be held Sunday at the Capitol Cadillac dealership in Greenbelt.

Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with judging until 3 p.m. rain or shine. The event will include an automobilia auction. Anyone wishing to donate Cadillac items to the auction should contact George Boxley at 301/261-5634 or send e-mail to georgeboxley@verizon.net. Proceeds go to Potomac Region CLC.

For more show information, call Diane and Henry Ruby, car show coordinators, at 301/894-8026 or send e-mail to henry.ladydi@verizon.net.

Calvert Cruisers plan car, truck, bike show

The Night Thunder Cruisers are planning a car, truck and bike show on May 12 at Huntington High School in Calvert County, Md.

Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. for the top 75 vehicles as well as for the best-of-show car, truck and bike. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon.

The entry fee is $15 for a driver and one passenger, with a $3 donation for others in a group.

The fundraiser will benefit the Athletic Club of Huntington High School and Project Graduation, according to the sponsor.

For more information, contact Langford Johnson at 443/532-1422 or Johnny Brooks at 410/535-3730, or send e-mail to Larry Gross at larrygrosscpa@comcast.net.

Chrysler show set for Crofton, Md.

A Chrysler products car show will be held rain or shine May 12 at the Westside Service Center in Crofton, Md.

In addition to judging, there will be refreshments, door prizes and special category trophies.

The center is located at 2140 Priest Bridge Court (behind the Federal Express Building) in Crofton.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Eric Wolfe at 410/721-7819.

All-brands cruise-in planned for May 20

The Frederick County Corvette Club will host a cruise-in for all vehicle brands on May 20, rain or shine, in Urbana, Md.

The event, from noon to 3:30 p.m., will include judging and presentation of trophies for first, second and third places as well as a special trophy for the Corvette winner.

The cruise-in location is the Cracked Claw restaurant, where Route 355 intersects with Route 80 in Urbana.

Take Exit 26 from Interstate 270. Food will be available all day and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

14 onlookers hurt at classic car race

An accident during a classic car race last Saturday in Austria injured 14 spectators.

Two persons were seriously hurt during the Classic Rally of Southern Styria near Gamlitz, held about 100 miles south of Vienna, Agence France-Presse reported.

Police said one of the cars involved in the race collided with another car parked near the course, pushing it toward a crowd of spectators. Cars made before 1950 were participating in the race.

McQueen’s Ferrari to be sold

A Ferrari once driven and raced by actor Steve McQueen might fetch more than $1 million this summer when it comes up for bidding, according to the Christie’s auction house.

The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is to be sold at Christie’s International Motor Cars auction in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 16.

“We are thrilled to be offering this seductive car,” Christopher Sanger, Head of Christie’s Car Sales in the Americas said in a prepared statement.

He said the Ferrari had been used regularly by the iconic actor and car buff.

Mr. McQueen, who died of a heart attack after cancer surgery in 1980 at age 50, traded the car in 1973 before it ended up in the hands of a restorer.

Mail items of interest to Auto Notes, care of Bill O’Brien, The Washington Times Copy Desk, 3600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Or send items of interest via e-mail to bobrien@washingtontimes.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before the date of publication.

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