- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 14, 2005

All-makes show set for July 24

A Maryland car show for years 1915 through 1980 of all makes and customs will be held July 24 in the Baltimore area.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadowood Regional Park off Baltimore Beltway Exit 23B, will cost $15 to register on the day of the show. Awards will given to the top 25 judged vehicles. The day will include food and beverages as well as door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

For more information about directions and pre-registration, call 410/527-0953 or send e-mail to wilomae@comcast.net.

Charles County, Md., plans car, music show

A car show will be held July 31 at the Charles County Fairground in conjunction with an oldies show for music fans.

Car registration begins at 10 a.m. and the gates open at noon. Admission is $20. Cash prizes will be given to first-, second-, and third-place winners.

The fairground is located on Route 301 in Charles County. No coolers will be allowed, but food and beverages will be available. For more information, call 301/520-9771 or 301/467-5607.

Small plane lands on speeding Porsche

A German pilot could face charges for landing his small craft on the roof of a Porsche moving at 100 mph on an old landing strip in Bitburg, Germany.

Members of the Bitburg Porsche racing club were putting their cars through speed runs at a former U.S. air base Wednesday when the pilot showed up, United Press International reported.

The Porsche driver told police that he could not outrun the plane before it landed on his car roof. So the driver slammed on the brakes and the plane toppled forward onto the runway.

“It was a miracle that no one was hurt,” said Klaus Schnarrbach, a spokesman for the Bitburg Police. ” They probably couldn’t have done [the landing] that well if they had tried.”

Damage to both the car and the plane was substantial. A charge of pilot negligence was being considered.

Ford Mustang cracks Blue Book top 10

Kelley Blue Book’s Web site places the newly redesigned Ford Mustang among the top 10 most researched vehicles so far this year. The information is collected from among 40 million visitors generating 180 million pricing reports.

The Mustang is the first domestic vehicle to break into the kbb.com top 10 most-researched vehicles list.

Kelley Blue Book also has lauded Ford for having the best redesigned vehicle of 2005.

“While this the first time Ford has cracked the top 10, they are no stranger to out most-researched list,” said Jack R. Nerad, editorial director and executive market analyst at Kelley Blue Book.

“Ford had a great run with the Explorer, but in 2005 it vanished from the top of consumer shopping lists.”

Chrysler Club show set for Aug. 7

The 14th annual “Chrysler Product Owners Club Car Show” will be held Aug. 7 at Manassas Chrysler-Jeep in Northern Virginia.

The show, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to all Chrysler products, past and present, including Dodge, DeSoto, Imperial and Plymouth, as well as all AMC/Jeep/Eagle vehicles.

However, street rods are excluded.

The dealership is located at 8100 Centerville Road (Route 28) in Manassas. Take Interstate 66 west to Exit 53A.

For more information, send e-mail to Dave Gelman at dgelman@erols.com.

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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