- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 10, 2005

35th Sugarloaf meet slated March 25-26

The 35th annual “Antique Auto Parts Meet and Auction,” hosted by the Sugarloaf Mountain Region, AACA, is scheduled for March 25-26 at the fairgrounds in Frederick, Md.

The indoor-outdoor event attracted almost 250 vendors last year.

Doors open this year at 6 a.m. both days and the auction starts at noon on the second day. Food will be available, including breakfast, lunch, soups and desserts.

For more information about registration, directions and fees, contact Robert Clubb at 301/831-0300, or 301/428-0084. You can also send e-mail to [email protected] or visit the Web site at smrantiqueautoclub.com.

Computer being put in Land Rover model

Land Rover North America is developing a wireless computer system for its LR3 model.

The company joined with chip maker Intel Corp. in early March in introducing the prototype at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

It is the first vehicle to integrate an Intel Centrino PC.

The 2½-pound computer consists of a flat 8.9-inch video screen that fits in a flip-down docking station attached to the ceiling behind the driver.

The touch-screen computer pops out to be taken outside of the vehicle.

When the vehicle is near a Wi-Fi Internet-relay “hot spot,” the computer can access the Web to check e-mail.

On the road, it can facilitate the playing of games, music and movies.

But Land Rover said there are no plans to market this high-tech vehicle to consumers anytime soon.

New York City to host world-class car show

“The 2005 New York International Auto Show” will be held at the Jacob Javits Center in the city from March 25 to April 3.

In addition to world-class introductions, the show will feature almost 1,000 car models for ‘05, ‘06 and ‘07.

Tickets are on sale at www.autoshowNY.com on the Internet.

Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

A discount of $1 per ticket is available for groups or 10 or more adults.

The show times are: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and both Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Sundays.

For more information, call 718/746-5300, ext. 242.

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 on Friday.

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