- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 26, 2004

Damascus show eyes all types of vehicles

A car, truck and bike show is scheduled tomorrow in Damascus, Md.

Trophies will be awarded at the 10 a.m.-to-3 p.m. event being held at Main Street Speed & Sound in Damascus, located at 9871 Main St. (Route 108) and Route 27 downtown.

For more information, call 301/368-9085, ext. 2, or 202/363-1732.

Mud-bog meet set for 17th year

The 17th annual “Pleasant Valley Frog Eye Mud Bog” is scheduled Sunday in Brownsville, Md.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the show starts at noon on Route 67 at Frog Eye Road.

Admission is $5 per person and $4 for parking. Children under 12 get in free.

The bog competition is sponsored by the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Company. For more information, call 301/834-9855.

16th Times show set for Sept. 5 in McLean

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

The annual show is open only to vehicles that have appeared in Vern Parker’s “Out of the Past” column in the AutoWeekend section.

Spectators will be admitted free. The show begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. with winners chosen by popular vote of attendees.

Jaguar concours set for Rockville

The Nation’s Capital Jaguar Owners Club is planning its annual Concours d’Elegance for Sept. 12 in Rockville on the campus of Montgomery College.

More than 60 show Jaguars are expected at the event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with judging commencing at 11.

There is no charge for spectators and trophies will be awarded in all championship and driven classes.

In addition to the competition, there will be Jaguar memorabilia available, cars for sale and food service throughout the show.

For information, contact Chairman Bill Moore at 703/827-9509.

Fax and e-mail are 703/827-8739 and [email protected], respectively. Check www.jagnet.com for more details.

Fair to include a car show

The Prince George’s County Fair Board is presenting “Cruisin’ the Fair Car Show” on September 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Equestrian Center.

The show is being hosted by the Tricounty Cruisers Rod & Custom Car Club. It is open to 1978 and older vehicles.

More than 40 trophies will be awarded. Admission to the fair includes the car show.

For more information, call Roger at 301/292-3238 or Steve at 301/259-2872.

Herndon police plan for Sept. 12 show

The Herndon Police Department and Citizens Support Team is planning its fourth annual car show for Sept. 12 downtown.

Proceeds from the show will benefit HPCST and donations are tax deductible, according to the sponsors.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a rain date of Sept. 19, will be held at the Municipal Center.

In addition to the competition, there will be music, food, music, vendors, raffles and a flea market during the day.

For more information, contact Steve at 703/437-1278 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Smithsonian plans English car tour

Smithsonian Journeys is offering a 10-day survey of English motor sports in Britain.

The Sept. 3-12 tour will trace the history of English motorcars from their origins to modern times and visit some of the world’s finest auto collections as well as some actual racing events.

The trip includes a three-night stay in Brockenhurst at the new Park Manor and a five-night stay in Broadway at the Lyon Arms Hotel.

The tour costs $5,950 per person, without airfare, based on double occupancy, or $6,500 including round-trip airfare from New York.

For additional information or to make a reservation, telephone 877/338-8687 or visit www.smithsonianjourneys.org.

NADA maintains donation site

The National Automobile Dealers Association has an online vehicle donation site.

Electronic visitors to www.NADAguides.com can click on the “Donate Your Car” link in the “What’s New” section and fill out basic information and details about the vehicle to be donated.

A favorite charity can be selected from a list of more than 200 accredited nonprofit organizations.

NADA will assist with the paperwork and pick up a vehicle at a donor’s home or office.

Donate a vehicle for kidney research

Donate an old car, truck or boat to the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area and provide new hope for thousands in the D.C. area.

The donation can may qualify the donor for a tax deduction and towing is free.

Call 202/244-7900 or 800/488-CARS (2277). Vehicles are sold either at auction or for parts.

For more information, call the above numbers or visit www.kidneywdc.org on the Internet.

PG schools program seeks donated cars

The Foundation of Automotive and Construction Technology for Students (FACTS) in Prince George’s County is looking for automobile donations. The program is part of the county public schools system.

Donated vehicles will be used by high school students for training.

Some of the cars might be repaired for sale by the Student Auto Group enterprise.

Donations are tax deductible and a letter of donation will be issued for tax purposes.

But FACTS asks that donated autos be operational because the program’s towing capability is limited.

For more information, call 301/749-4267.

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 on Friday.

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