- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 14, 2006

Chrysler owners to gather tomorrow

The Chrysler Product Owners Club will hold its 13th annual car show tomorrow at Pohanka Chrysler/Dodge of Leesburg, Va.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to all Chrysler makes and models including Dodge, DeSoto, Imperial, Plymouth, AMC and Jeep/Eagle vehicles. The dealership is located at 219 Catoctin Circle SE in Leesburg.

The day will include special events and presentation of a dealer’s choice trophy, member’s choice trophy and a club trophy.

For more information, including registration details, call Bill Lowey at 301/762-9234.

Mazda Axela sets record for production

Mazda Motor Corp. in Tokyo announced last week that production of the Axela, known as the Mazda3 in the United States, reached 1 million units in Japan at the end of August. Coming 38 months after its start, the production mark is a new record for the fastest time to make a million units of a Mazda vehicle, according to the automaker. The Axela has won a number of awards globally.

Public invited to test drive

Chrysler is hosting its Full Throttle Test Driving Event tomorrow and Sunday at FedEx Field.

The Chrysler group has built three test tracks at the site so that dealers and salespeople can get experience driving new 2007 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, some of which aren’t in showrooms yet.

The public is invited to drive the vehicles, too.

The hours on both days are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the field, located at 1600 FedEx Way in Landover off the Capital Beltway.

The event is not to sell cars. But it is an opportunity to win one.

A new Chrysler Crossfire will be given away. Also, as part of the two-day event, professional test drivers will put the vehicles through their paces at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.

Then spectators will get a chance to drive them.

For more information, call 888/809-7088 or go online to www.ridedrivewin.com/pr. Sign-up space may be limited.

Chrysler to offer 0% financing

Chrysler will offer zero-percent financing for up to six years on all 2006 models, according to the Detroit News.

The discount plan could help Chrysler dealers sell 2006 cars and trucks that have sat on lots for months.

It is intended to make room for 2007 models, which some dealers are not ordering because they are saddled with too many 2006 models.

The auto company’s zero-percent deal will be offered only to qualified customers and ends Sept. 30.

All-Oldsmobile show Sunday in GlenBurnie

A 10th-anniversary all-Oldsmobile show will be held Sunday at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association at 19 Crain Highway South in Glen Burnie, Md.

Show participants will be the judges for awards including Best of Show, Best Paint and Longest Distance Traveled.

Trophies also will be given to winners in five-year-span categories.

The rain date is Sept. 24.

Registration is $10 for the show, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events will include a swap meet. For more information, call Ken Williams at 410/761-9371 or Brad Nicholson at 410/256-0381, or send e-mail to [email protected]

Edgar Rohr meet planned Sept. 23

The 31st annual Edgar Rohr Memorial Antique Car Meet will be held Sept. 23 on the grounds of the Manassas Museum in Northern Virginia.

The event will begin with registration from 8 to 10:45 a.m. at 9101 Prince William St.

Trophy presentations will be at 3 p.m. Trophy categories include classic/antique, military, foreign, street rod and modified.

The show is being sponsored by the Bull Run Region AACA

For more information, call the chairman, Mike Jones, at 804/338-1404 or registrar, Joanne Richardson, at 703/768-1569.

Or visit the Web site at www.aaca.org/bullrun.

Lucketts show slated Sept. 24 in Virginia

The ninth annual presentation of the Lucketts Antique and Classic Auto Show is planned for Sept. 24 at the community center in Lucketts, Va.

Gates open for registration ($10) at 8 a.m. for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for spectators. General admission is $5.

There will be a flea market and car corral.

The show will be held rain or shine.

Lucketts is about halfway between Leesburg, Va., and Point of Rocks, Md., on Route 15.

For additional information, call 703/771-5281 or visit the Web site at www.lucketts.org .

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