- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 23, 2006

Miniature car show set in Dunn Loring

The Capital Miniature Auto Collectors Club is presenting the first of its twice-yearly shows April 2 in Northern Virginia from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The show, which can be of interest to fans of small-scale and full-size vehicles alike, will be held at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire House Community Hall, 2148 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring.

Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 will be admitted free.

Door prizes will be awarded at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Miniatures of all types — new and old, die-cast and plastic, handmade and promotional — will be on display.

For more information, contact Jim Brostrom at 703/941-0373 or send e-mail to [email protected]

New York’s auto show to open in mid-April

The New York International Auto Show will be at the Jacob K. Javits Center again this year from April 15 through April 23 with approximately 1,000 vehicles on display.

The center, at 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets, has 846,000 square feet available for the show.

Hours will be Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Friday, April 14, is designated as a public sneak preview date.

Daily admission is $14 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

Groups of 10 or more can get a $1 per person discount.

Tickets will be available at the door or online at www.autoshowNY.com.

Credit cards are welcome and will be accepted at special walk-up kiosks.

GM, Toyota conclude joint fuel-cell effort

General Motors and Toyota Motor Co. have decided to end their work together on hydrogen fuel cells, the Associated Press re- ported.

But the two automotive giants will continue to collaborate on other energy research and safety measures for the next two years.

Toy - ota and GM will study vehicle-to-vehicle communication to help prevent crashes and tracking systems that can reduce traffic congestion.

They also will explore energy issues ranging from drilling to tailpipe emissions.

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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