- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 3, 2004

‘Leesburg Cruise In’ set for tomorrow

The 18th annual “Leesburg Cruise In” is slated tomorrow to benefit the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter.

A $3 donation is requested to participate in the event, being sponsored by Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia and the Leesburg Downtown Business Association.

Classics, antiques, customs, street rods and muscle cars from 1973 or earlier are eligible for the event, which will feature music from the 1950s and the 1960s.

It will be held rain or shine in Leesburg’s historic district from 6 to 10 p.m., with many shops and restaurants staying open. For more information, call Bob Brown at 703/779-4772 or send e-mail to [email protected] on the Internet.

Kena Shrine hosts car show Sunday

The Kena Shrine Center of Fairfax will hold its 15th annual Northern Virginia car show Sunday and “all cars and trucks, all years” are invited.

Admission is by donation, with the proceeds benefiting Kena Car Club activities.

The location is the shrine center at 9001 Arlington Blvd., from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a rain date of June 20.

Cars will be judged in 19 classes, with first- and second-place trophies awarded in each class.

There will be other special awards, too.

Door-prize and 50/50 drawings will be held throughout the day.

For more information, contact Don Reynolds at 703/765-4947, Don Simmons at 703/631-8646 or BillJordan at 703/335-9989.

Sully show planned in Fairfax County

The 31st annual “Sully Antique Car Show” is scheduled for June 20 at the historic home in Chantilly. In addition to Father’s Day activities, the event offers crafts and an antiques flea market. It is being sponsored by the George Washington Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America.

Registration, from 8 to 11 a.m., is $15 at the gate ($10 until June 15) and the show will be held rain or shine.

No model later than 1972 will be admitted for competition.

Trophies will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. to the top three selections in 34 classes including motorcycles and scooters through 1972.

There is an admission fee of $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 per child to the Sully estate.

The historic house can be toured at no additional charge.

For more information, contact Bill Benedict at 703/430-2441 or visit www.GWCModelA.com on the Web.

‘Pontiac GMC Show’ slated for Sunday

The 22nd annual “Pontiac GMC Show” will be held Sunday at the Burdette Bros. dealership in Hyattstown.

The show is open to all years of Pontiacs and GMC trucks. It will be held at 1909 Urbana Pike (Route 355) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine.

Competition will be divided into 24 classes, with three trophies for each class.

The show is being hosted by the National Capital Area Chapter of the Pontiac Oakland Club International.

For more information, contact the dealership at 301/428-0022 or call George Richardson at 703/768-1569 or John Gott at 410/604-2577.

‘Orphan’ outing slated in Thurmont, Md.

The 15th annual “Orphan Car Tour,” scheduled Sunday, is open to all owners of antique automobiles whose manufacturer or auto division no longer exists.

Cars will assemble at noon at the Pizza Hut, 205 Frederick Road, Thurmont, Md.

Ninety minutes later, participants will be released one by one with printed directions for the scenic route.

The excursion will conclude back in Thurmont for a 5 p.m. buffet dinner at the Cozy Restaurant.

The entry fee is $7 per car. Buffet tickets are $16 per adult and must be reserved with the tour organizers.

The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, call Jon Battle at 703/392-6870.

New Batmobile debut slated in New York

A new Batmobile will debut in New York City on Tuesday, Warner Bros. announced this week.

The new wheels of the Dark Knight will be displayed at the Jacob Javits Convention Center as an initial promotion for a new movie, “Batman Begins,” that is set for release in the summer of 2005.

The movie will star Christian Bale as Batman and Michael Caine as his loyal servant, Alfred.

The plot will trace of the origin of the Batman legend, as Bruce Wayne searches for a way to fight injustice after the murder of his parents.

Vehicle show planned for Prince William

The sixth annual “Prince William Cruisers Show & Shine” will be held June 12 in Woodbridge, Va.

Registration, which begins at 2 p.m., is $15 for the event.

It will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. rain or shine at BJ’s Wholesale Warehouse, 14123 Noblewood Plaza off the Prince William County Parkway.

All vehicles are welcome.

Fifty awards will be presented — plus ones for best engine, best paint, best graphics, best late-model, BJ’s choice, club participation and PWC best of show.

PT Cruiser show set at Delaware eatery

And all-PT Cruiser car show will be held on June 12 in Wilmington, Del., at the Kahunaville Island Restaurant and Party Bar.

All PT Cruisers, “from stock to extreme,” are welcome to compete for 30 trophies and a best-of-show trophy.

The event will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $10.

Early registration for $8 closes Tuesday.

The day will offer oldies music, a games arcade, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, 20 percent off restaurant food, and aftermarket parts for sale.

For more information and directions in Delaware, go to http:/ www.captainjava.com/PT/carshow2004/ on the Internet or e-mail may be sent to [email protected]

All-Pontiac event set for Greenbelt

The Royal GTOs will host a car show June 13 in Greenbelt at Capitol Pontiac-GMC.

This third annual show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will award trophies in 14 classes as well as for best of show and dealer’s choice, which carries a $500 cash prize.

There also will be a competition class for the 2004 GTO.

Registration is $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show. Spectators will be admitted free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation, according to the sponsors of this all-Pontiac event.

For more information, contact Timothy Sickle at 301/249-3830 or visit www.royalgtos.com on the Internet.

Custom Cruisers set Father’s Day show

Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia is preparing for its 18th annual car show on Father’s Day.

The theme for the 9 a.m.-to-3 p.m. event on June 20 is “Take Dad to the Show.”

It will feature classics, antiques, street rods, muscle cars, customs and street machines from 1973 or earlier.

The proceeds from registration ($10 by June 11 and $12 at the gate) will benefit local charities, according to the sponsors.

Spectators will be charged $5, with seniors paying $4 and children under 12 admitted free.

For more information, call Allen Miller at 703/327-4359, [email protected], or Ray Bell at 540/349-7288, [email protected]

16th Times show set for Sept. 5 this year

The 16th annual “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 is open only to vehicles that have appeared in Vern Parker’s “Out of the Past” column in the AutoWeekend section.

Spectators are admitted free of charge.

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

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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