- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rockville gears up for civic center park

The Rockville Antique & Classic Car Show is tomorrow at Glenview Mansion in the civic center park.

Admission is free for spectators when the field officially opens at 11 a.m. Registration of competing cars, beginning at 8:30 a.m., costs $15. Flea-market spaces cost $40. Vehicles from 1920 and earlier will be admitted free.

In addition to judging, there will be music, car sales and people’s choice voting. For more information, call 240/314-5022.

Sixth UPS show set in Laurel tomorrow

The sixth annual UPS Car Classic, a car, truck and motorcycle show, is scheduled tomorrow in Laurel to benefit the United Way.

The event, to be held at a UPS facility, 14841 Sweitzer Lane, costs $1 for general admission.

Vehicle registration at the gate costs $20. Judging begins at noon, with awards given out at 3 p.m.

In addition to trophies there will be live bands, vendors, carnival games, food and a Halloween costume contest.

For more information, call Jim Lanham at 301/604-4579. Also try 301/390-9085 or 301/741-3721.

Cadillac LaSalle meet to be in Greenbelt

The Cadillac LaSalle Club-Potomac Region is planning its fall car show for Oct. 22 at Capitol Cadillac in Greenbelt.

The show’s theme this year is “Eldorado Extravaganza 1953-1966.”

The goal is to have one Eldorado from each of the years on hand, which would make the gathering the largest of rear-wheel-drive Eldorados in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. The show vehicles will be judged by the owners.

All those registered will be eligible for awards including best of show, best prewar, best postwar, ladies’ choice, dealer’s choice, and longest distance traveled.

Capitol Cadillac is located just off I-95/495 (Capital Beltway) at Exit 23, Kenilworth Avenue, toward Greenbelt.

For more information, call Henry or Diane Ruby at 301/894-8026.

Goodyear looking for highway heroes

Goodyear’s 24th annual North America Highway Hero program is seeking nominations for the award through Nov. 30.

The program is defined by the tire company as “a search for truck drivers who keep the nation’s economy moving with daily commerce and who come to the rescue of fellow motorists.”

To be nominated, the following criteria must be met:

• Nominee must be a full-time truck driver.

• He or she must be a resident of the United States or Canada.

• Incident recognized must have occurred in the U.S. or Canada.

• Nominee must have been on the job or on the way to or from work, and riding in his or her rig at the time of the incident.

• Nominee’s truck used during incident must have had 14 or more wheels.

• Incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2005, and this coming Nov. 15 to qualify.

Nomination forms and program details can be obtained by calling the Goodyear Highway Hero hot line at 330/796-8183.

The Web site is at www.goodyear.com/truck/whatsnew/heroes.

Mail items of interest to Auto Notes, care of Bill O’Brien, The Washington Times Copy Desk, 3600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Or send items of interest via e-mail to bobrien@washingtontimes.com.

The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before the date of publication.

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