- The Washington Times - Friday, June 6, 2008

Leesburg Cruise-in set for Saturday

The 22nd annual Leesburg Cruise-in is planned for Saturday in the five-block downtown historic area from 5 to 9 p.m. The rain date is July 5

More than 200 classic cars and street rods are expected to converge on the area, which will be closed to regular street traffic.

The entry fee is $5 for vehicle owners. Spectators are asked to donate $3 per person. The proceeds will benefit the C.S. Monroe Technology Center Scholarship Fund, according to event sponsors.

Music will be provided for the family-oriented event, and stores and restaurants in the area will be open for business. For more information, contact Bob Brown at rbrown7581 @aol.com, visit novarodsnclass ics.org, or call 703/779-4772.

Chrysler owners show Saturday

The ninth annual Spring Chrysler Product Owners Club Car Show is set for Saturday in Clarksville, Md.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be held at 12430 Auto Drive at the intersection of routes 32 and 108.

In addition to trophies, there will be food and refreshments and a door prize.

For more information, send e-mail to dgelman@erols.com.

All-GM show Sunday at Baltimore college

An all-GM car show is scheduled Sunday at the Catonsville Baltimore County Community College.

Judging will be in five classes, with trophies also awarded for the best Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac.

In addition to awards, there will be food and beverages plus an opportunity to win a 50-50 raffle.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration on the day of the show is $15 per vehicle.

For more information and directions to the community college, call 410/922-5971 or send e-mail to grand1917@com cast.net.

Orphan Car Tour at noon on Sunday

The 19th annual Orphan Car Tour will be held Sunday, beginning with a noon assembly at the American Legion Hall, 4600 Legion Lane, Hampstead, Md.

The tour is open to antique cars at least 25 years old that were produced either by now-defunct manufacturers or discontinued divisions of still-existing companies.

It’s important for drivers to bring a navigator to read the tour directions.

The fee is $8 per car for a day of meandering along country back roads in Baltimore and Carroll counties.

For more information and specifics about a dinner, call Jon Battle at 703/392-6870 or send e-mail to tourdirector @orphancartour.org.

Baltimore Corvettes invited for judging

The Baltimore County Corvette Club is celebrating Fathers Day weekend June 14 with a car show at the Security Square Mall.

Awards will be given out for the top three placers in each of six classes.

Special awards also will be given for cars judged best modified, best stock, best paint, best interior and largest club participation (registered).

The show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the mall, 6901 Security Blvd., Baltimore.

For more information, call 410/258-8638 or visit the Web site at www.baltimorecocor vette club.com.

Sully car show set June 15 in Chantilly

The 35th annual Sully Antique Car Show will be held June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the historic site in Chantilly, Va.

The rain-or-shine event is limited to 400 cars, which must be on the show field by 11 a.m. Registration ($15 at the gate) is open to antique, classic and special-interest cars built no later than 1974 only.

This rules out modifieds, repli-cars and partial restorations.

All cars through 1920 will be admitted free.

In addition to the judging for trophies, there will be a flea market and car corral during the day.

For additional information and directions, call 703/437-1794. Admission is charged for entrance to the Sully Historic Site.

Students compete in automotive repair

One hundred students - two from every state - will compete in the national finals of the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills in Dearborn, Mich., on June 24.

Fifty two-man teams will face off in a timed challenge to diagnose, repair and drive across the finish line identically and deliberately disabled 2008 Ford Focuses in front of Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn.

The competition brings together the nation´s best young technicians and encourages them to pursue careers in the automotive industry.

The top 10 winning teams will receive scholarships and prizes valued at more than $7 million total to help further their education and training as automotive technicians and engineers.

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 information via e-mail to bobr ienwashington times.com.

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