- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 9, 2005

Prince William Cruisers’ plan show

The Prince William Cruisers will host the seventh annual “Show and Shine” judging tomorrow from 2 to 8 p.m. in Woodbridge, Va.

All vehicles are welcome at this open event. Judging will be based on body/paint, engine, interior and overall appearance. There also will be specialty awards for best engine, best paint, best graphics, best late model (1990-2005), club participation, BJ’s choice and PWC best of show.

Registration for judging is $15. The show will be held at BJ’s Wholesale Warehouse, 14123 Noblewood Plaza, Woodbridge. From Interstate 95 south, take Exit 158 and look for BJ’s on the right near the ninth traffic light. For more information, call Steve Shifflett at 703/971-8455.

GM owners show set at Catonsville campus

A car show for GM owners is scheduled Sunday at the Catonsville Baltimore County Community College, located off Exit 12 of the Baltimore Beltway.

The event will accept vehicles made between 1915 and 1980 for competition in several classes. All entries must be on the show field by noon to be judged. The show, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature door prizes, food and beverages and a 50/50 raffle. Registration is $12 beforehand and $15 at the show.

The college campus is located on Rolling Road (Route 166) at Valley Road in Catonsville, Md.

For more information, call 410/922-5971 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Leesburg plans cruise-in night

The annual “Leesburg Cruise In” is slated tomorrow in the historic district of Leesburg, Va.

The event is open to classics, antiques, customs, street rods and muscle cars. Vehicles should be from 1973 or earlier. The rain date is June 25.

The show will run from 6 to 10 p.m., and many restaurants and shops will remain open later than usual. A $3 donation is requested to benefit the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter.

For registration information and directions, call Bob Brown at 703/779-4772 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Sully show planned for Father’s Day

The 32nd annual “Sully Antique Car Show” will be held June 19 at the historic site in Chantilly.

In addition to judging, the rain-or-shine event will offer car restoration displays, music, food, a car corral, flea market and tours of the historic Virginia house.

Registration will be from 8 to 11 a.m., with the field limited to 400 vehicles no newer than 1972. Judging will be until 3:30 p.m. in 35 classes, with three trophies awarded in each class.

For more information about registration and other fees, directions and vehicle classes, call 703/437-1794.

Headrest rule calls for better positioning

A new federal rule requires automakers to position head restraints higher and closer to the head, according to an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety report.

The group had been asking for the change for years, arguing that many headrests are too low and positioned too far behind occupants to provide adequate support when a vehicle is rear-ended in an accident.

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