- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 31, 2005

BMW brings 3 Series in Washington today

BMW will give District-area residents a sneak peek at its new 3 Series today at the National Geographic Building at 1145 17th St. NW.

The event, from noon to 2 p.m., is part of the carmaker’s “3 Across America” tour. For 44 days, the BMW 3 Series and a convoy of heritage BMWs will visit 20 cities coast to coast.

The caravan stops in the District with five new vehicles (three 330i and two 325i) as well as five heritage ones (2002Tii, 320i, 325i, 325is and M3) — earlier models from which the new 3 Series has evolved.

For more information about the event, which is free, go to www.3acrossamerica.com on the Internet.

Miniature car show scheduled Sunday

The Capital Miniature Auto Collectors Club is sponsoring a show Sunday at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire House Community Hall in Northern Virginia.

Minis of all makes, models and scales made from various materials will be on display and for sale, and there will be three door-prize drawings.

The show, at 2148 Gallows Road, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $5.

Children under age 12 are admitted free.

For more information, call James W. Brostrom at 703/941-0373 or send e-mail to [email protected]

New York City hosting international show

“The 2005 New York International Auto Show” is at the Jacob Javits Center in the city through Sunday.

In addition to world-class introductions, the show features 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. today and tomorrow, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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

Auto show to debut in Loudoun County

The “Northern Virginia Auto Show” is scheduled April 9 at the Dulles Town Center in Loudoun County.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rain date is April 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission and family entertainment events are free at this debut show, at which dealers will feature their line of autos.

Joe Gibbs’ racing cars also will be on display (Bobby Labonte’s No. 18 and Tony Stewart’s No. 20) in connection with Youth for Tomorrow, the show’s charity recipient.

For more information, visit www.timescommunity.com on the Internet or call 703/472-7938.

‘Spring Dust Off’ set in Northern Virginia

The Capitol City Rockets club is planning its annual spring meet for April 10 in Manassas.

The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. at the Burger King parking lot at 10991 Nokesville Road. Call 703/392-0017 for directions. The meet is open to a variety of vehicles, including hot rods and cruisers.

For more information, contact Dick Brown at 703/569-3240 or Jeff Neischel at 703/895-5202.

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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