- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 2, 2006

Alexandria to host St. Pat’s show, parade

Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Invitational Classic Car Show will be held tomorrow in the 100 block of North Pitt Street.

Registration already has closed for this annual event, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Judging starts at 10. The field will consist of 50 preapproved entries.

Only those car owners chauffeuring dignitaries will be allowed to drive in the parade after the judging. This year’s grand marshal is John T. Dunleavy, chairman of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

More information, call 703/237-2199, mailbox No. 2, or send e-mail to www.ballyshaners.org.

Win a Buick if Tiger wins

Those who love golf as much as they love cars can enter a 2006 PGA Tour contest weekly that offers both as rewards.

The main attractions are golfer Tiger Woods and the Buick Lucerne CXS that Woods will drive at each tournament this year. The “Tiger Wins, You Could Win” contest will give away the car if Woods wins the tournament. Buick will select one winner who registered for that week’s tournament contest.

If Woods doesn’t finish first, Buick will select one person who registered for the contest that week and send him or her on an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles for the “Tiger Wins, You Could Win” grand finale.

At the L.A. event, contestants will stay in luxury accommodations, play golf and be part of a clinic taught by Woods. The event concludes with a closest-to-the-pin contest, with Woods present, for a final Buick Lucerne CXS giveaway.

The weekly contest began with the Buick Invitational and will end at the PGA Championship in August.

Contestants must register each week that Woods plays to be eligible to win the Buick that week. For more contest details, visit www.buick.com.

GM develops van seat that swings out, down

General Motors is offering a seat that makes entering and exiting a van as easy as touching a button.

The Sit-N-Lift power seat makes this possible, taking a right-side, second-row passenger seat from the interior of a vehicle to the outside and down to a height of approximately 20 inches from the ground.

The Sit-N-Lift power seat is designed for ease of use and comfort, and offers a number of integrated features. It is available as a option on new GM Mobility sport vans and minivans.

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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