- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 10, 2006

All-GM show gears up on Rockville campus

This year’s All-GM Show, hosted by local Buick and Oldsmobile clubs, will be held tomorrow on the campus of Montgomery College in Rockville.

The 32nd annual event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be held rain or shine. Registration is $20 at the gate. Spectators get in free.

There will be 13 peer-judged classes and five new awards, plus a best-of-show award.

For more information, in Virginia call Mike Stilwell at 703/799-2904.

In Maryland and the District call Cory Correll at 240/686-0229.

Waldorf, Md., dealer to host variety event

The fourth annual Mid-Atlantic American, Import, Hot Rod, Muscle Car, Motorcycle & Truck Show will be held tomorrow in Waldorf, Md.

There will be awards for the first 50 placers and other special awards at the show, which will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rain day is Sunday. Sheehy Nissan/Mitsubishi Autostore of Waldorf is hosting the event at 2950 Crain Highway (Route 301).

In addition to the judging, there will be door prizes and a raffle, plus food and drinks available. Registration costs $20.

For additional information, contact Howard Clifton at 301/893-2900, write to [email protected], or visit www.fireupthundrout.com on the Internet.

Fallen Biker Run set 3 days in Maryland

The Fourth National Fallen Biker Memorial Weekend Run will be held Aug. 18-20 in Maryland.

The weekend will begin Aug. 18 with an 8-to-midnight social gathering in Waldorf.

During the next two days, events will be held in Cheltenham and then in Hughesville.

Run registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon rain or shine on Aug. 20.

The run will begin soon afterward.

For more information, call 301/893-2900 or visit www.fireupthundrout.com on the Internet.

Mason Dixon Dragway site of Ford show

The 10th annual Mid-Maryland Ford Event is slated for Aug. 27 at the Mason Dixon Dragway.

Registration is $10 at the gate, which opens at 8 a.m. The track is located at 21344 National Pike in Boonesboro.

Spectators also must pay a $10 fee. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third places in 31 classes

The day will include a “swap, show, shine and drags.” For more information, call the 24-hour hot line at 301/791-5193 or visit www.masondixondragway.com on the Internet.

Bill would identify total-loss vehicles

Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott has introduced legislation that would require insurance companies to make total-loss vehicle identification number (VIN) information commercially available.

The bill is aimed at solving the problem of salvage title fraud, which occurs because state motor vehicle titling laws have no central database to “red flag” problem vehicles.

Published reports indicate that last year more than 5 million vehicles were deemed total losses in the United States, including an estimated 500,000 from hurricane damage, yet many of the vehicles still have clean titles.

Times car show slated for Sept. 3

The 18th annual Out of the Past Revue, sponsored by The Washington Times, is scheduled for Sept. 3 at Spring Hill Recreation Center in McLean.

The invitational event features many of the hundreds of owners and their antique vehicles that have been featured in the Out of the Past column by Vern Parker.

One locally owned antique vehicle has been showcased in the AutoWeekend Section each Friday since 1988.

Spectators are encouraged to attend the free event and view the vehicles they have read about in the newspaper over the years.

The show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Acura to export TL model to China

Acura took a major step forward in its global plans with the announcement of exporting the first U.S.-made Acura vehicle to China.

Scheduled to go on sale in September at newly constructed Acura dealerships in key metropolitan areas of China, the first shipment of TL performance luxury sedans was recently off-loaded at the port of Shanghai.

Designed, developed and assembled in the United States, the TL is the No. 1-selling Acura model in the U.S., and will be sold alongside the top-of-the-line RL luxury sedan.

Sales of 3,000 Acura vehicles are projected during the first 12 months of operation.

The Acura TL is assembled exclusively in the United States in Marysville, Ohio, and is also exported to Canada and Mexico.

Springfield invites ‘Cruisers’ each week

Every Sunday through Sept. 24 a “Cruise-In” is being held at the Silver Diner in Springfield from 6 to 9 p.m.

All vehicle makes and models from 1900 through 1977, including hot rods, are welcome to participate.

The diner is located just off Interstate 95 at the Springfield Mall.

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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