- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 1, 2004

New York show set for 10-day run

The “New York Auto Show” rolls into the Big Apple on April 7 for 10 days, including a few days of preview events.

The show will begin in earnest on April 10 at the Javits Center with nearly 1,000 vehicles on display. Events will include an appearance by NASCAR Touring’s Joey McCarthy, a Hispanic Day featuring Latino singers and comedians, a specialty vehicle show, a Corvette Day, and a display of the best Lotus cars in the New York/New Jersey area.

For more information, including times and ticket prices, call 718/746-5300, ext. 242, or visit www.autoshowNY.com on the Internet.

Spring opener slated in Northern Virginia

The “Annual Spring Dust-off,” sponsored by the Capitol City Rockets, is scheduled for April 18 at the Manassas Burger King.

The area chapter of Oldsmobile Club of America invites vehicles ranging from hot rods to cruisers to the gathering at 10991 Nokesville Road in Manassas, where Route 28 meets the Route 234 bypass.

The event will be held rain or shine from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Mike Stilwell at 703/799-2904 or Dick Brown at 703/569-3240.

Carlisle planning for 30th year

“Spring Carlisle 2004” is slated April 21-25 at the fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pa. The 30th-anniversary season is expected to draw at least 120,000 car enthusiasts to events including a swap meet and car corral, plus sales of parts.

For information about times and tickets, call the Carlisle Events Info Line at 717/243-7855 or visit the Web site at www.carsatcarlisle.com.

Times show slated for Sept. 5 this year

The 16th Out of the Past Review, hosted by The Washington Times, will be held this year on Sept. 5 at the Spring Hill Recreation Center in McLean.

The annual show, at no charge to the public, is open only to the hundreds of antique vehicles that have appeared in Vern Parker’s “Out of the Past” column in the AutoWeekend section.

The show begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. with winners chosen by popular vote of those attending.

Find car books on the Internet

The Internet can come to the rescue of auto enthusiasts looking for hard-to-find books and other material on the subject. They can try the online book search engine www.BookFinder.com.

BookFinder is a free service that scans an estimated 40 million books on any subject and connects searchers with a network of booksellers.

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 202/832-2167.

The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication of AutoWeekend each Friday.

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