- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 6, 2005

British show set Sunday in Virginia

The 10th annual “Hunt Country Classic British Car Show” will be held Sunday at Willoughby Farm near Middleburg, Va.

The show features British vehicles including sports and race cars as well as touring sedans and motorcycles. Judging will be in 22 classes. The Ambassador’s Choice Award will be presented by the British ambassador or his representative.

For more information, contact Doug Campbell at 540/428-2099 or visit the Web site at www.mgcarclubdc.com.

Germany builds reunification car

Germany celebrated the 15th anniversary of reunification Monday with a special car.

Half Volkswagen Golf II and half Trabant 601, the anniversary vehicle, called the Gobbi, was the brainchild of an Internet car market, according to the German publication Deutsche Welle.

To make the Gobbi, a Trabant with a plastic body and two-stroke engine was purchased from the eastern town of Zwickau.

The VW was bought in the western city of Wolfsburg. They were then cut down the middle and soldered together.The Golf was used for the front half and the Trabant for the rear.

The work was done by Motoraver Werkstatt near Hamburg. The garage’s business involves modifying cars by souping up engines. It also customizes paint jobs.

Rockville show slated for Oct. 15 downtown

Rockville’s antique and classic car show will be held Oct. 15 at Glenview Mansion at the civic center park.

Registration ($15) will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., when the field will be opened free to spectators. Pre-1920 vehicles are admitted free.

The show ends at 4 p.m. For more information, including a rain date, call 240/314-5022.

Honda offers IPod link in Civic sound system

American Honda is linking up with Apple to offer an IPod adapter in the 2006 Honda Civic, UPI reports.

Honda says the Music Link was developed to enable Honda drivers to utilize their IPods directly through the car’s audio system.

The Music Link allows drivers with IPods to select their music by artist, album, genre and playlist through the Civic’s standard controls on the audio system head unit.

In addition, Honda says the system is the first of its kind to offer synthesized audio voice feedback when searching through the IPod music library with the vehicle’s audio system controls.

Vintage Cadillac show planned in Greenbelt

The history of V-12 and V-16 Cadillacs will be celebrated Oct. 16 with a car show at Capitol Cadillac.

The event, co-sponsored by the Cadillac LaSalle Club Potomac Region, will present one the largest assemblies of V-12s and V-16s in the Mid-Atlantic area.

The Maryland dealership is at 6500 Capitol Drive, Greenbelt.

For more information, call Capitol Cadillac at 301/441-9000 or contact Diane and Henry Ruby at 301/894-8026 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Classic, muscle car calendars available

Muscle car and American classic car aficionados can get 2006 color wall calendars online that may feature their favorites.

The calendars are sold by Avalanche Publishers for $12.99 each. They are the work of photographer Dan Lyons.

He uses Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet and Pontiac models for the muscle car calendar, along with specifics and under-the-hood shots.

The classic car calendar features Ford, Chevrolet, Plymouth and Chrysler models, along with historical information and close-up shots.

The 16-month calendars can be found at www.avalanchepub.com or call 800/888-6421.

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