- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 11, 2006

Tour the valley amid spring blooms

The 48th annual Apple Blossom Antique Car Show, flea market and corral will be held tomorrow at Jim Barnett Park off Interstate 81 in Winchester, Va. More than 500 vehicles were registered for the 2005 show.

More information is available at www.huskeyclub.com/abmeet.htm.

Meet the orphans at the museum

The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, is holding a “mini-meet” for “orphan” autos from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow on its parking lot at 201 S. Washington St., in Alexandria.

“Orphan” cars are brands whose manufacturers have gone out of business, such as Hudson and Packard. Owners are encouraged to bring their own memorabilia related to the car to display in their space. About 15 cars are expected.

For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Antique cars to gather

The Martinsville-Danville Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America is sponsoring the 53rd Old Dominion Meet May 19 and 20 at the Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va. Vehicles must be on the show field by 11 a.m. May 19.

For further information, please call David Crump 276/957-5148.

Old car show slated in Fairfax

The Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club, the City of Fairfax and the Downtown Fairfax Coalition are presenting the City of Fairfax Antique Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St.

The preregistration deadline, at $10 per vehicle, is tomorrow. Registration is $15 beginning at 9 a.m. at the gate and all exhibits must be on the display field by 11 a.m. rain or shine.

Admission for spectators will be $1, with children 12 or younger admitted free. Registration should be sent to Don Lombard, 9505 Oak Stream Drive, Fairfax Station, Va. 22039.

Groovin’ and cruisin’

The Frederick County Corvette Club will hold an all-vehicle “Cruise In” May 21, noon to 4 p.m. at the Cracked Claw at the Peter Pan restaurant in Urbana, Md. The event, to be held rain or shine, is on Urbana Pike and Route 80 at Exit 26 off Interstate 270.

Motorcyclists prepare for ‘Rolling Thunder’

Cyclists will assemble at 8 a.m. May 28, Memorial Day weekend, in the North Pentagon Parking Lot for “Rolling Thunder XIX,” the annual ride through Washington to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor veterans killed or missing in the nation’s wars.

For information on registering, call HD of Washington at 301/248-1200 or R&R; Cycles, 301/899-2111. National headquarters for Rolling Thunder is PO Box 216, Neshanic Station, N.J. 08853. Call 908/369-5439; fax 908/369-2072.

Antique ‘orphans’ invited to tour

Antique “orphan” cars, those of a discontinued make, are invited to cruise approximately 50 miles of scenic byways in the Gettysburg area on June 3, the 17th annual running of the event. An entry fee of $7 will be charged. Participants will assemble at 1 p.m. at a private garage on Pumping Station Road south of Gettysburg. Signs will be posted. At 2 p.m. cars will be released one-by-one, with drivers following printed directions.

During the afternoon, participants will view two antique automobile collections, one of which contains antique military vehicles.

The route passes several commercial and historic points of interest.

Further information is available at www.orphancartour.org or Jon Battle at 703/392-6870 or [email protected] net.

Kena Shrine holds 17th annual show

The Kena Shrine Car Club will hold its 17th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on June 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Kena Shrine Center, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. Rain date is June 11.

The event is open to all years of vehicles. A car corral will be available for those interested in buying or selling a vehicle. Vehicle registration at the show is $12. Spectator admission is by donation. For more information, call Burt Zwibel at 703/280-5222 or Mike Huhn at 703/683-0794; e-mail is [email protected]

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 June 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the dealership at 2110 Valley Ave., Winchester Va.

The display is representing the marques sold during its 60 years in business.

They include Kaiser, Hudson, Fiat, Jeep, Mack, Frazer, Nash, Metropolitan, Henry J, Packard, Studebaker, Marlin, Edsel, Renault, Willys, Rambler, Pontiac, Indian, Oldsmobile, Triumph and GMC. Each driver displaying a vehicle will receive a commemorative plaque and have the opportunity to take part in a cash prize drawing.

The deadline for registration is May 15 and only registered vehicles will be allowed in the exhibition area.

Contact person is Arthur Bragg, Kern Motor Celebration Show, P.O. Box 115, Brucetown, Va. 22622. Phone after 7 p.m. to 540/662-3090.

The public is invited to attend the show at the Kern dealership at 2110 Valley Ave. (Route 11), Winchester, Va., on June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All-Chevrolet show slated for 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.

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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