- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 8, 2005

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Outstanding antique automobiles representing seven decades of the 20th century attracted several thousand spectators Sunday under magnificent skies to the Spring Hill Recreation Center for the 17th annual Out of the Past Revue sponsored by The Washington Times.

More than 100 cars that have been featured in Vern Parker’s Out of the Past Revue were on display at the invitational event. Those who came to admire the cars cast ballots for their favorite car while listening to music provided by radio station Smooth Jazz 105.9.

As usual, the crowd favorite from the previous year, a 1963 Jaguar XK-E roadster owned by Bill Kellenberger of Manassas, was parked in the place of honor in the shade beneath a tent provided by Brooke Rental Center. The vehicle selected by spectators as this years People’s Choice is a 1933 Datsun fire truck owned by Dan Banks of Ellicott City. His Datsun was featured in the newspaper last Friday.

The first runner-up trophy went to a silver-and-black 1933 Cadillac with red wheels owned by Edna Cross of Haymarket. Her Cadillac appeared in the newspaper on Aug. 5.

The second runner-up award was awarded to Bill Johnson of Silver Spring for his red 1928 Packard Sport Phaeton with black fenders. That car was thve subject of a feature on June 28, 2002.

The owner of each antique car received a ballot to cast for the Owner’s Choice award, which this year went to a beautifully restored white 1954 Kaiser Darrin owned by Allyn Kilsheimer of the District. His fiberglass-bodied car with sliding doors was featured April 9, 1999.

Following tradition, one new car, the newest of the new, is exhibited at the Out of the Past Revue.

This year’s crowd-pleasing new car was a sporty Pontiac Solstice.

The 18th annual Out of the Past Revue is only 51 weeks away, so keep those old cars polished.


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