- The Washington Times - Friday, September 5, 2008

Car-truck-bike show set in Ashburn, Va.

A classic and custom car, truck and bike show is scheduled Saturday at Broadlands Village Center in Ashburn, Va.

Trophies and door prizes will be given out at the event, which will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee is $10. For more information, call 202/363-1732.

Mustang club plans show for Saturday

The National Capital Region Mustang Club will host a Mustang and Ford car-truck show Saturday in Woodbridge, Va.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will award trophies in 23 classes. Registration closes at 11 a.m. The site is located at 13779 Noblewood Plaza, near Minnieville Road and Prince William Parkway.

For more information, visit www.ncrmc.org on the Internet or call Charlie at 703/467-2029 or Allen at 703/590-2651.

Corvettes to gather in Frederick, Md.

The 19th annual Corvettes at Westridge will be held Saturday in Frederick. This is a free show but donations will be accepted to benefit local charities.

The event site is at Westridge Square on Route 40. There will be trophies for the first three placers in both the people’s choice category and the drivers’ choice category. One trophy will be awarded in each category for merchants’ choice, farthest distance traveled and the “most tricked-out vette.”

For more information, visit www.fccc.us on the Internet.

Laurel Lions plan late-summer show

The Endless Summer Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Laurel, Md.

The site is McCollough Field at Montgomery and 8th streets. The show will benefit the Laurel Lions Foundation. The rain date is Sept. 7.

In addition to judging and trophies, there will be a 50-50 raffle, live entertainment, food, vendors and games for children. For more information, call 301/483-9807, mailbox 5.

Corvettes, hot rods on display Sunday

Corvette Annapolis will present its classics and street rods show Sunday in Edgewater, Md., beginning at 10 a.m. It is free to the general public.

All Corvettes and any make of classic car extending back to 1983 are welcome to participate in the event at the Green Turtle Sports Bar and Grill, 3213 Solomons Island Road. Registration is $15 on the day of the show. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Anne Arundel County and the Arc of the Chesapeake. For more information, visit www.corvetteanna polis.com or contact Pete Klein at 410/721-8958 or Mike McFadden at 202/215-6744.

Jaguar owners plan Concours d’Elegance

The Nation’s Capital Jaguar Owners Club 44th annual Concours d’Elegance will be held Sunday at Reston Town Center.

Michelle Dawson at 703/821-7300 has more information.

Sugarloaf AACA plans 39th show

The Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA is planning its 39th annual car show for Sunday at the Mount Airy Fireman’s Park in Maryland.

In addition to a judged show, there will be games, contests and a flea market, a car corral and free parking for spectators.

Trophies for first, second and third place will be awarded in all classes. Registration is from 8 to 11 a.m. the day of the show for a $9 fee. All vehicles from 1929 or earlier will be admitted free. Trophy presentations will be at 3 p.m.

China seen as VW’s top future market

China is expected to become Volkswagen’s No. 1 market this year, surpassing even its home turf in Germany, the automaker says.

While sales slowed in June, Volkswagen Group still projects it will sell just over 1 million cars in China this year, slightly more than in Germany, Automotive News Europe reported recently.

“The 1 million figure is still on,” Jorg Mull, executive vice president of the finance department for Volkswagen Group China, told Automotive News Europe. “The market will hit at least 15 percent growth this year, even though overall Chinese growth has slowed a bit.”

VW logged 531,614 in sales in China during the first six months, up 23.2 percent from the year-ago period. In Germany, it sold 534,390 units, an increase of 3.7 percent.

Volkswagen, which sells VW, Audi and Skoda cars in China, has a 19.1 percent market share in the Asian nation.

For additional information, call Bill Brown at 301/662-6778 or Dave Yinger at 301/774-4909.

Mail items of interest to AutoNotes, care of Bill O’Brien, The Washington Times Copy Desk, 3600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, or send e-mail to bobrien @washington times.com.

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