- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 27, 2006

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. Sunday 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 $20. Admission is $5 per person for spectators.

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

After 66 years, dealership to close

Bob Peck’s Chevrolet, Arlington’s first Chevrolet dealership, is closing at the end of this month after 66 years in business. Officials said the closure is necessary because of real estate redevelopment.

The company was established in 1939 in Clarendon by Robert A. Peck and Lawrence Kenyor. Later the showroom was moved to Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard, though the body shop and used car lot remained in Clarendon.

Mr. Peck was one of the first area dealers to appear in his own television commercials.

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

Antique cars to gather

The Martinsville-Danville Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America is sponsoring the 53rd Old Dominion Meet May 19 and 20 at the Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va. Vehicles to be judged must be registered by tomorrow and must be on the show field by 11 a.m. May 19.

For further information, please call David Crump 276/957-5148.

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 Sunday.

Persons interested in flea market or vehicle corral registration should contact Jeff Feltner, 109 Julee Drive, Winchester, Va. 22602. Call 540/662- 1046. Requests 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.

Groovin’ and cruisin’

The Frederick County Corvette Club will hold an all-vehicle “Cruise In” May 21, noon to 4 p.m. at the Cracked Claw at the Peter Pan restaurant in Urbana, Md. The event, to be held rain or shine, is on Urbana Pike and Route 80 at Exit 26 off Interstate 270.

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.

Antique ‘orphans’ invited to tour

Antique “orphan” cars, those of a discontinued make, are invited to cruise approximately 50 miles of scenic byways in the Gettysburg area on June 3, the 17th annual running of the event. An entry fee of $7 will be charged. Participants will assemble at 1 p.m. at a private garage on Pumping Station Road south of Gettysburg. Signs will be posted. At 2 p.m. cars will be released one-by-one, with drivers following printed directions. During the afternoon, participants will view two antique automobile collections, one of which contains antique military vehicles.The route passes several commercial and historic points of interest.

Further information is available at www.orphancartour.org or Jon Battle at 703/392-6870 or [email protected] net.

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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