- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 29, 2005

Veterans home show planned for Sunday

The 48th annual Armed Forces Retirement Home show will be held Sunday on the grounds in Washington.

There is no entry fee for the event, which begins at 8 a.m. with free coffee and orange juice as well as doughnuts, bagels and croissants.

Awards will include the Director’s Trophy and ones for runner-up, best modified and best military vehicles. There’s also an award for oldest car and the residents’ choice.

The day includes a demonstration of disassembling a Model T Ford and quickly putting it back together. The veterans home is located at 3700 North Capitol St. NW in the District. For more information, call Al Linton at 202/722-6630.

British show set Oct. 9 in Virginia

The 10th annual “Hunt Country Classic British Car Show” will be held Oct. 9 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.

‘Back to Bethesda’ offers $500 prize

The 15th annual “Come Back to Bethesda” show will be held tomorrow at the Chevy Chase Cars dealership. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Inn at NIH. There will be a $500 cash prize for the vehicle chosen “best in show.”

The event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is open to virtually anything on wheels..

The dealership is located at 7725 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. For more information, call Ron Evanish at 301/657-4000, ext. 1122, or visit the Web site at www.backtobethesda.org.

GTOshow planned for Westminster, Md.

The Royal GTOs car club has scheduled an all-Pontiac show Sunday in Westminster, Md.

The event will feature judging in 14 classes with three awards per class.

In addition, the car chosen as the dealer’s choice will receive a $500 cash prize.

Registration will be $15 the day of the show, with spectators admitted free.

It will be held at Bohn Pontiac, 1071 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.

For more information, contact Don Crimmins at 301/490-7970 or Timothy Sickle at 301/249-3830, or visit the club Web site at www.royalgtos.com.

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 admitted free.

The show ends at 4 p.m.

For more information, including a rain date, call 240/314-5022.

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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