- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 19, 2006

Cadillac LaSalle meet to feature Eldorados

The Cadillac LaSalle Club-Potomac Region is planning its fall car show for Sunday 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 theme 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.

‘Frederk County, Md. ‘Cruise In’ planned

The Frederick County Corvette Club is sponsoring an all-vehicle-brands “Cruise In” Oct. 29 in Urbana, Md.

The event — from noon to 4 p.m. — at the Cracked Claw on Route 355 at the intersection of Urbana Pike and Route 80 off Exit 26 of Interstate 270, will feature trophies for first, second and third places in judging. There also will be a trophy for Corvette judging only.

Food will be available all day at the Cracked Claw and there will be a 50-50 drawing. The event will be held rain or shine.

Montgomery County site of free car show

An eighth annual antique, custom & rod, military, motorcycle and special-interest car show is scheduled for Nov. 4 at the Aspen Hill Shopping Center in Montgomery County.

The public can attend for free and there will be no registration fee for those participating in the judging. Food and beverages will be available at the site, 13661 Connecticut Ave., Silver Spring, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Door prizes and live entertainment also are planned. The rain date is Nov. 5.

For more information, call 301/519-2835 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Price of Lotus rises for 2007

Lotus Cars USA Inc., the exclusive distributor of the exotic British sports cars, Wednesday announced pricing for the 2007 model year Lotus Elise for the United States.

The 190-horsepower Elise roadster will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $43,990. The increase in price involves a difference in the exchange rate between the British pound and the dollar and the addition of upgraded headlights to comply with U.S. regulations.

Miniature car show Nov. 5 in Dunn Loring

The Capital Miniature Auto Collectors Club will present its second show of the year Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire House Community Hall.

The show consists of about 60 tables of vendors selling miniature autos of all types. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 get in free. Models will be awarded as door prizes at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.

The show hall is located at 2148 Gallows Road in Dunn Loring. For more information, contact Jim Brostrom at 703/941-0373 or send e-mail to [email protected]

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 [email protected]washingtontimes.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before the date of publication.

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