- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 25, 2004

Parts meet opens at Frederick fair site

The 34th annual “Indoor and Outdoor Antique Auto Parts Meet and Auto Auction” is going on today and tomorrow at the Frederick, Md. fairgrounds.

Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA organizers estimate that at least 235 vendors were on hand last year for the event. Gates open at 6 a.m., and an auction tomorrow starts at noon. Homestyle food will be available.

For more information, contact Robert Clubb at 301/831-0300 or 301/428-0084.

New York show set for early April

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

The show begins 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.

Ford earns clean-air award

Ford Motor Co. has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for efforts to curb air pollution.

Ford received the Clean Air Excellence Award for developing a process that turns paint fumes into hydrogen fuel for creating electricity.

The car company’s “fumes-to-fuel” process was chosen from among 120 entries and lauded for its “impact, innovation and replicability.”

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.

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.

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 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.

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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