- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 8, 2006

Toyota drive program offered to area teens

“Toyota Driving Expectations,” a teen defensive-driving program being offered nationally, will be in the area today through Sunday at Fed-Ex Field. It coincides with national safety month.

The program aims to help teens become better drivers through a series of road courses that focus on driving distractions.

Participants also will get to try braking maneuvers on wet and dry pavement and to navigate through multiple driving courses under the watchful eyes of professional drivers.

Statistics show that while young drivers account for just 6.3 percent of licensed motorists, they account for 13.6 percent of all fatal crashes.

A unique aspect of “Toyota Driving Expectations” is that a parent or guardian must accompany the teen driver to the four-hour program.

Parents and teens are split into separate groups for part of the course, allowing parents to learn about vehicle safety technology, defensive driving and how to design and set realistic expectations for their teen.

” ‘Toyota Driving Expectations’ provides teens with important skill development opportunities while providing parents with the knowledge and tools to keep their teens safe,” said John Ulczycki, director of the Transportation Safety Group of the National Safety Council.

For more information, visit www.toyotadrivingexpectations.com. The company’s main Web site is www.toyota.com.

Kern Motor Co. celebrates 60 years

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Kern Motor Co., Art Bragg, former president of the Antique Automobile Club of America and a friend of the Kerns’, has planned a day of celebration tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the dealership at 2110 Valley Ave., Winchester, Va. A display will represent the marques sold during its 60 years in business.

For more information, contact Arthur Bragg, Kern Motor Celebration Show, P.O. Box 115, Brucetown, Va. 22622. Call 540/662-3090 after 7 p.m.

GM show slated for Catonsville, Md.

A car show for all GM makes is scheduled Sunday in Catonsville, Md. The 32nd annual event will be held at Catonsville Baltimore County Community College on Rolling Road (Route 166) at Valley Road, off Baltimore Beltway Exit 12 at Wilkens Avenue West. Vehicles will be judged in eight classes dating from 1915. There also will be best-of-make awards in categories of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile and Pontiac. For more information, call 410/922-5971. E-mail can be sent to [email protected]

Leesburg Cruise-In set in historic area

Northern Virginia Rods and Classics Car Club and the Leesburg Downtown Business Association will host the 20th Annual Leesburg Cruise-In tomorrow in the Historic District from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

More than 200 classic cars, muscle cars and street rods, 1973 and older, will fill the five-block downtown historic area of King and Market streets, which will be closed to regular vehicular traffic from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Music from the 1950s and 1960s will be provided, and all restaurants and many stores will remain open for this event. The rain date is June 17.

A $3 per person donation is requested and all proceeds will benefit the C.S. Monroe Technology Center Scholarship Fund for students in the auto collision repair program.

For additional information, contact Bob Brown at 703/779-4772.

Soap Box Derby set on Capitol Hill

The 65th annual Greater Washington, D.C., Soap Box Derby will be held June 17 on Capitol Hill.

The racing is open to youths ages 8 to 17.

Registration and inspection is scheduled Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shops at Summer Place Plaza in Bethesda, across the street from the National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency.

The Capitol Hill racing on June 17 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-Chevrolet show planned in Thurmont

Bogley Chevrolet and the Frederick County Corvette Club are sponsoring the third annual all-Chevy show on June 17 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 scheduled for Father’s Day

The 33rd Annual Sully Antique Car Show will be held June 18 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, but no vehicle newer than 1972 or modifieds will be admitted.

Pre-registration is $10 before the June 14 cutoff, with the cost rising to $15 at the gate. Contact Bill Benedict at 703/430-2441.

The Sully Historic Site is located in Chantilly on Route 28 about three-fourths 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.

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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