- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 15, 2006

Soap box racing set on Capitol Hill

The 65th annual Greater Washington, D.C., Soap Box Derby will be held tomorrow on Capitol Hill.

The racing is open to youths ages 8 to 17.

The heats will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Constitution Avenue between New Jersey and Louisiana avenues.

The event, expected to feature more than 60 racers, is free for observers.

The national All-American Soap Derby is scheduled July 22 in Akron, Ohio.

All-Chevy event slated tomorrow in Maryland

Bogley Chevrolet and the Frederick County Corvette Club are sponsoring the third annual all-Chevy show tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m. Participants may register free of charge from 10 a.m. to noon at Bogley Chevrolet, 111 Frederick Road, Thurmont, Md. Call 301/271-2456 for further information.

Sully show slated for Father’s Day

The 33rd Annual Sully Antique Car Show will be held Sunday in Chantilly rain or shine.

The show field is limited to 400 cars. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The day of judging in 35 categories will end at 3:30 p.m. All cars through 1920 will get in free; vehicles newer than 1972 and modifieds will not be admitted.

Registration costs $15 at the gate. Contact Bill Benedict at 703/430-2441.

The Sully Historic Site is located in Chantilly on Route 28 about three-quarters of a mile north of Route 50 and four miles south of the Dulles Toll Road in Northern Virginia. Admission is charged. For more information, call 703/437-1794.

Performance tires seasonally useful

Among the qualities that set sports sedans apart from everyday sedans are superior handling and the tires.

Automakers and tire companies work closely in conjunction with the vehicle’s suspension to balance the ride and handling characteristics.

Sports sedans often are equipped with high-performance summer tires to deliver improved braking, which contribute to better agility, stopping distance, and steering response.

However, summer tires don’t provide much traction for braking in snow, according to Consumer Reports.

Antique vehicle show July 4th in Vienna

The town of Vienna is preparing for its annual July 4th Celebration & Antique Car and Motorcycle Show from noon to 4 p.m. on the national holiday.

The event will be held at the Commnity Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and the field will be limited to 30 cars and 30 bikes. Due to limited space, this event, which has no classes and no judging, is open only to cars and cycles dating no later than 1981.

There is no registration fee, but preregistration is required. The deadline is June 30. All entry owners will receive a participant award, and a “people’s choice” award will be announced at 3:30 p.m.

The Fourth of July celebration will include entertainment, arts and crafts, food, games, rides and a 9:15 p.m. fireworks display. For more information, call Keith Fees at 703/255-6352.

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