- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 22, 2006

Show and picnic in Clarksville, Md.

The Clarksville auto show will be held tomorrow in conjunction with the 128th annual picnic of the Maryland town.

The auto event is scheduled rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The picnic, beginning at noon, will feature country ham and fried chicken. It will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children for “all you can eat.” The day will include live entertainment, games and a flea market. For more information, call Eddy Zepp at 410/461-0848.

Anniversary show set by Custom Cruisers

Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia is hosting a 20th-anniversary car show tomorrow in Lucketts, Va. The 9 a.m.-to-3 p.m. event will be held rain or shine, welcoming street rods, customs, street machines, antiques, muscle cars and classics. Registration at the gate, $15, will begin at 8 a.m. Spectators will be charged $5 and children under 12 get in free. The cutoff year for vehicle entries is 1981. No 4x4s or motorcycles will be admitted. For more information, call Phil Anderson at 703/257-7444 or Ray Bell at 540/349-7288.

‘Mighty Mo’ reunion in Sharpsburg, Md.

The Antietam Gallery in Sharpsburg, Md., is hosting the second annual “Mighty Mo” Hot Shoppes Reunion tomorrow and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., an event featuring ‘60s muscle cars and ‘50s hot rods as well as nostalgic food.

The gallery, which is located at 17320 Shepherdstown Pike, is celebrating the Wheaton Hot Shoppes of another era and the palate-pleasing “Mighty Mo” burger. It will be served along with other favorite foods from the original Hot Shoppes menu.

There will be a car show tomorrow. The gallery also will have on sale during the weekend California street rod photos by Thomas O. Nichols, depicting the era. For details and directions, call 301/432-5868.

Show, picnic planned at Trolley Museum

The Chrysler Products Owners Club is sponsoring a car show July 2 at the Trolley Museum in suburban Maryland.

The informal event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is built around enjoying a day at the museum on Bonifant Road in Montgomery County.

Participants do not have to show a car, but they are asked to bring a pot-luck dish, side dish or a dessert. Burgers, hot dogs and sodas are provided by the club. For more information, call Bill Loewy at 301/762-9234.

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 Community 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.

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 are welcome to participate, including hot rods. 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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