- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 25, 2006

Motorcyclists ready for ‘Rolling Thunder’

Cyclists will assemble at 8 a.m. on Sunday 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 P.O. Box 216, Neshanic Station, N.J. 08853. Call 908/369-5439; fax 908/369-2072.

Manassas speedway site of VW ‘bugout’

A total Volkswagen event will be held Sunday at the Old Dominion Speedway on Route 234 in Manassas.

There will be a full day’s worth of activities with drag racing, more than 300 air- and water-cooled show cars on display, new-part vendors, a large swap meet, a slalom event on the oval, and a Miss Bugout contest.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and spectator admission is $15. For more information, call a 24-hour recording at 703/471-0559.

All-Ford Nationals set for Carlisle, Pa.

The 12th annual All-Ford Nationals is scheduled to be held at the Carlisle, Pa., Fairgrounds June 2-4.

Visit the Web site for more information, to sign up for an online newsletter and to pre-register for the show field. The address is www.carlisleevents.com.

Antique ‘orphans’ invited to tour

Antique cars, those of a discontinued make, are invited to cruise approximately 50 miles of scenic byways in the Gettysburg, Pa., 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.

For more information, go to www.orphancartour.org online or contact Jon Battle at 703/392-6870 or at [email protected] net.

Chrysler owners club plans Clarksville show

The seventh annual Spring Chrysler Product Owners Club Car Show, held with Ourisman’s Chrysler-Jeep, is scheduled for June 3 in Clarksville, Md.

Prizes will include a dealer’s choice trophy, club trophy and members’ choice trophy.

The event site will be at 12430 Auto Drive in the auto park across from Win Kelly Chevrolet.

For more information, send e-mail to [email protected]

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. The 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. 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; send e-mail to [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 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.

Leesburg Cruise-In set in historic section

Northern Virginia Rods and Classics Car Club and the Leesburg Downtown Business Association will present the 20th Annual Leesburg Cruise-In on June 10 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 traffic from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Music from the 1950s and ‘60s 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.

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.

GM show slated for Catonsville, Md.

A car show for all GM makes is scheduled June 11 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]

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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