- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 12, 2005

GM offers test driving during Landover show

General Motors is hosting a “AutoShow in Motion” through Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover.

More than 150 vehicles from GM and other manufacturers will be available at the free event. Test drivers must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years old to use the various vehicles.

Call 877/843-2746 or visit www.autoshowinmotion.com on the Internet for more information and to register .

Cadillac-LaSalle event set for Greenbelt

The annual “Spring Cadillac-LaSalle Show” will be held Sunday at Capitol Cadillac Co. in Greenbelt.

Approximately 80 cars will be on display rain or shine at the Maryland dealership, located at 6500 Capitol Drive near Beltway Exit 23 South. Admission is free.

The show, open to all Cadillacs and LaSalles dating to 1903, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with awards presented at the end. The day will include an automobilia auction.

For more information and directions, call Henry Ruby, show coordinator, at 301/894-8026.

Product drivers get best parking spaces

A DaimlerChrysler manufacturing facility in Indiana has designated the best — and majority — of employee parking spaces for Chrysler vehicles.

Workers at Kokomo’s Indiana Transmission Plants I and II who drive vehicles not made by DaimlerChrysler will have to park in more-remote areas than Chrysler drivers, who now have 80 percent of the facilities’ parking capacity allocated to them, the Kokomo Tribune reported via UPI.

“It is a management initiative, but we believe it has wide support from the employees. It’s a local decision,” said Chrysler spokesman Edward Saenz.

Fairfax car show set May 21 in Old Town

The “City of Fairfax Antique Car Show” is scheduled May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

It is being sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club in cooperation with the City of Fairfax and the Downtown Fairfax Coalition. The location is City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St.

The show is open to all antique vehicles.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. for this event.

Categories will include best of show, mayor’s choice and people’s choice.

Food and live music will be available as well as an opportunity to see the Fairfax Museum and take a self-guided walking tour of Old Town.

A $1 fee will be charged for admission to the car-show field. But children 12 and younger get in free.

For more information about fees, events and directions, call 703/620-9597.

‘Rolling Thunder’ revs for 18th annual ride

“Rolling Thunder XVIII” is being planned for Memorial Day weekend in Washington. The rally attracts motorcyclists from across the country.

The annual event tries to focus attention on getting a full accounting of American POW-MIA personnel from past wars and on improving veterans’ benefits.

Organizers say the assembly of cyclists will begin at 8 a.m. May 29 in the North Pentagon Parking Lot across the Potomac River from Washington.

Riders will leave at noon for the run to the Vietnam memorial on the Mall.

The rules require use of a helmet and ban alcoholic beverages.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.rollingthunder1.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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