- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 25, 2005

Gaithersburg cruise-in set for Wednesday

The Silver Diner in Gaithersburg hosts one more summer classic car cruise-in on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Owners are invited to display their classic vehicles and spectators can inspect them free of charge.

The weekly cruise-in is held in the parking lot of the restaurant, which is located on Russell Avenue.

For more information, call 240/632-2900.



Speedway revs up for ‘Show of Shows’

The 21st annual “Show of Shows” car show and drag race is scheduled Sunday at the Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas.

The event will feature quick 8, superpro, foot brake and junior dragsters.

The rain date in Sept. 18.

The speedway is located at 10611 Dumfries Road in Manassas.

The number of the track is 703/361-7753.

For additional information, telephone Mark at 202/363-1732.

Times show slated for Sept. 4 in McLean

The 17th “Out of the Past Revue,” hosted by The Washington Times, will be held this year on Sept. 4 at the Spring Hill Recreation Center in McLean.

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

The free event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., with winning vehicles chosen by popular vote of those on hand.

‘Sterling Classic’ set at Loudoun NOVA

The 15th annual “Sterling Classic” car show to benefit muscular dystrophy research will be held Sept. 4 at the Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun campus in Sterling.

Fifty trophies will be awarded in categories including best of show and people’s choice at the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration for judging will be $20 at the gate. The rain date is Sept. 5.

Food, beverages and door prizes will be available during the day.

General admission is $3 for adults. Children under 12 and disabled people will be admitted free.

The show site is located 15 miles west of Tysons Corner and 15 miles east of Leesburg, Va. For more information, call 703/430-9188 or 703/444-2343 or visit www.sterlingclassiccarshow.org on the Internet.

Patriotic tribute set for Hancock show

A Patriots Day car, truck and motorcycle show is slated Sept. 10 in Hancock, Md.

The day will include a 9/11 memorial service at noon with patriotic music and a special police, military, fire and rescue recognition ceremony.

Trophies will be awarded to the top 30 cars, top 10 trucks, top 10 cycles and top 10 MAIA club cars.

The entry fee is $10.

The day will include raffles, door prizes, food and music. The show site is the Tonolaway Rod and Gun Club on Woodmont Road in Hancock.

For more information, visit https://maia58-70.tripod.com on the Internet.

Sugarloaf AACA plans show in Mount Airy

The Sugarloaf Mountain Region AACA is presenting its 36th annual car show on Sept. 11 at Fireman’s Park in Mount Airy, Md.

Trophies for first, second and third place will be awarded in all classes. Trophies also will be given for the longest distance driven pre-1935, longest driven post-1936 and oldest vehicle.

For vehicle registration, call Hunter Mauck at 301/253-5761; for flea market registration, call Dave Yinger at 301/774-4909. The show is free for spectators.

Car, cycle show set Sept. 10 in Laurel

“The Endless Summer 2005” car and motorcycle show is scheduled Sept. 10 in Laurel.

The event is open to custom cars, hot rods, antiques, special interest vehicles and motorcycles.

The day will include live music, food and a flea market, as well as children’s games, door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. The rain date is Sept. 11.

Registration at McCollough Field, located at Montgomery Street at Eighth and Ninth streets, begins at 9 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for the first three places in each of 26 classes.

For more information, including about vendor space rental, call 301/483-9807.

Jaguar fanciers plan for Rockville concours

The Nation’s Capital Jaguar Owners Club “Concours d’Elegance” is scheduled for Sept. 11 on the Rockville campus of Montgomery College.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and judging starts at 11.

In addition to presentation of trophies, there will be vendors with Jaguar automobilia, cars for sale, food service and even a bagpiper.

There will be no charge for spectators.

For additional information, call Bill Moore at 703/827-9509 or send an e-mail to [email protected] or visit www.jagnet,com on the Internet.

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 number 202/832-2167. The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication on Friday.

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