- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 13, 2006

New York’s auto show to open tomorrow

The New York International Auto Show will be at the Jacob K. Javits Center again this year tomorrow through April 23 with approximately 1,000 vehicles on display.

The center, at 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets, has 846,000 square feet available for the show.

Hours will be Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Today is designated as a public sneak preview date. Daily admission is $14 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Groups of 10 or more can get a $1-per-person discount.

Tickets will be available at the door or online at www.autoshowNY.com. Credit cards are welcome and will be accepted at special walk-up kiosks.

Classic British cars star in Alexandria

The Capital Triumph Register is sponsoring the ninth annual “Britain on the Green” car show from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 30 at the Collingwood Library and Museum off the George Washington Parkway at 8301 E. Boulevard Drive in Alexandria. The event will be held rain or shine.

The show field will display 14 models of classic and modern British cars. Registration, open to British cars only, is $15 by tomorrow, or $20 after April 15. Admission is $5 per person for spectators.

More information is available at capitaltriumphregister.com or Tom Burke at 703/354-1361.

Packard enthusiasts invited to swap meet

The 11th annual All-Packard Indoor Swap Meet will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 6 at the Frederick Fairgrounds, East Patrick Street off Exit 55 or Exit 56 of Interstate 70. There will be a free car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6. All Packard parts will be on sale indoors.

Indoor flea market spaces will be $50, including registration. Registration will be $10 individual, $13 household. Make checks payable to Mid-Atlantic Packards and send fees to Packards Virginia, PO Box 4012, Falls Church, Va. 22044-0012

Tour the valley amid spring blooms

The 48th annual Apple Blossom Antique Car Show, flea market and corral will be held May 13 at Jim Barnett Park off Interstate 81 in Winchester, Va. More than 500 vehicles were registered for the 2005 show. Persons interested in exhibiting vehicles should contact Linda Comontofski, 1501 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401. Call 304/267-6471 from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration must be postmarked by April 30.

Persons interested in flea market or vehicle corral registration should contact Jeff Feltner, 109 Julee Drive, Winchester, Va. 22602. Call 540/662- 1046. Request for prior year numbers must be paid by Monday.

Further information is available at www.huskeyclub.com/ abmeet.htm.

Old car show slated in Fairfax

The Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club, the City of Fairfax and the Downtown Fairfax Coalition are presenting the City of Fairfax Antique Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St.

The preregistration deadline, at $10 per vehicle, is May 13. Registration is $15 beginning at 9 a.m. at the gate and all exhibits must be on the display field by 11 a.m. rain or shine. Admission for spectators will be $1, with children 12 or younger admitted free.Registration should be sent to Don Lombard, 9505 Oak Stream Drive, Fairfax Station, Va. 22039.

Motorcyclists prepare for ‘Rolling Thunder’

Cyclists will assemble at 8 a.m. May 28, Memorial Day weekend, in the North Pentagon Parking Lot for “Rolling Thunder XIX,” the annual ride through Washington to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor veterans killed or missing in the nation’s wars.

For information on registering, call HD of Washington at 301/248-1200 or R&R; Cycles, 301/899-2111. National headquarters for Rolling Thunder is PO Box 216, Neshanic Station, N.J. 08853. Call 908/369-5439; fax 908/369-2072.

Celebrating 60 years

The Kern Motor Co. is celebrating its anniversary June 10 with an invitation to old-car enthusiasts to exhibit vehicles representing the marques sold during its 60 years in business.

They include Kaiser, Hudson, Fiat, Jeep, Mack, Frazer, Nash, Metropolitan, Henry J, Packard, Studebaker, Marlin, Edsel, Renault, Willys, Rambler, Pontiac, Indian, Oldsmobile, Triumph and GMC. Each driver displaying a vehicle will receive a commemorative plaque and have the opportunity to take part in a cash prize drawing.

The deadline for registration is May 15 and only registered vehicles will be allowed in the exhibition area.

Contact person is Arthur Bragg, Kern Motor Celebration Show, P.O. Box 115, Brucetown, Va. 22622. Phone after 7 p.m. to 540/662-3090.

The public is invited to attend the show at the Kern dealership at 2110 Valley Ave. (Route 11), Winchester, Va., on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sedona minivan earns top crash-test rating

The all-new Sedona minivan has earned the highest possible safety rating — five stars — for all seating positions in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Completely redesigned for the 2006 model year, the Sedona builds upon a commitment to safety that was established with the first-generation minivan, which earned the company’s first five-star crash rating when it debuted in 2002.

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.

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