- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 28, 2006

Damascus show set tomorrow in Maryland

The seventh annual Showdown in Damascus will be held tomorrow from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the $10 entry fee will benefit Hospice Caring of Frederick County, according to the sponsor.

Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Spectators will be admitted free.

The competition for more than 70 awards is open to all makes and models.

There also will be a club participation award. The show site is at Damascus Chevrolet, 26100 Woodfield Road (Route 124), Damascus.

In addition to the judging, there will be music and a “best burnout” contest.

Breakfast and lunch meals will be available. Vendors are welcome.

For more information, telephone Mark Hipsley at 202/363-1732.

GTO club to host Pontiac show Sunday

The Royal GTOs car club will hold its annual all-Pontiac show Sunday in Westminster, Md.

The dealer’s choice winner for the event at Bohn Pontiac, 1071 Baltimore Blvd., will receive a $500 cash prize.

In all, awards will be presented in 16 classes, including one for the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO.

Registration will be $15 at the gate, but spectators will be admitted free of charge.

For more information, call Timothy Sickle at 301/249-3830 or visit the GTO club’s Web site at https://royalgtos.com.

Retirement home’s show slated Sunday

The 49th annual Antique Auto Assembly Show will be held at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington on Sunday.

The day commences with coffee at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m., assembly and judging starts.

The annual Nation’s Capital Model T Ford Club demonstration is scheduled for 12:15 p.m., with award presentations and a caravan drive-by to follow at 12:30 p.m.

Entertainment and refreshments will be available.

An award will be presented to the oldest automobile present.

Participants should enter the retirement home grounds via Eagle Gate at Upshur Street and Rock Creek Church Road in the District.

Car and cycle show Oct. 8 near Leesburg

Destiny Church of Leesburg, Va., will hold its fourth annual car and motorcycle show Oct. 8.

The event welcomes all cars, including classic, antiques, street rods and customs from 1973 and older and all motorcycles. Gates will open at 10 a.m.; there is no registration fee. Trophies will be awarded.

The show will be held at Smart’s Middle School, 850 North King St., on Route 15 north, a mile north of Ida Lee Park.

For more information, contact Jim and Carolyn Craig at 703/864-1665.

British show planned Oct. 8 in Virginia

The 11th annual Hunt Country Classic British Car Show will be held Oct. 8 in Marshall, Va.

The day will feature classic British vehicles of a wide variety.

Based on registration, which opens at 9 a.m., classes will be created for each major marque as well as certain subdivisions within marques.

After balloting is concluded, there will be an awards ceremony at 2 p.m.

In addition to judging, there will be a catered lunch, classic car vendors, a silent auction and the Alexandria Pipers for entertainment.

The show site is located at the Willoughby Farm, 7397 Frogtown Road, Marshall, Va.

Spectator parking and admission will be $5 per automobile.

For more information, visit www.mgcarclubdc.com on the Internet.

Mustang club show Sunday in Arlington

The Knights of Columbus and National Capital Region Mustang Club Car Show is slated Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The show site is 5115 Little Falls Road in Arlington.

All makes and models are welcome.

Registration, costing $10, closes at 11 a.m.

There will be food and beverages for sale during the car show.

For more information, call 571/241-0765 or visit www.kofcedw2473.org on the Internet.

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