- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 12, 2007

Southern Knights set for car and bike show

The Southern Knights Rod & Custom Car Club will hold its 20th annual Coming Out Car and Bike Show on Sunday in Charlotte Hall, Md.

There will be awards for the top 40 vehicles and top five motorcycles, with several special category awards, too. Registration is 8:30 a.m. to noon. Admission will be $3 for adults, with children under 12 admitted free.There will be door prizes, a raffle and a flea market. Food will be available. All proceeds will go to charity, according to the sponsor.

For more information, including directions to the Southern Maryland site, call Wade Coates at 301/645-2645 or Bill Bushey at 301/274-3860.

‘Britain on the Green’ in Alexandria April 29

The “Britain on Green” car show is scheduled April 29 at the Collingwood Library and Museum in Alexandria.

The 10th annual event, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will showcase at least 14 types of classic and modern British cars. It will be held rain or shine.

Registration costs $20 after today and admission for spectators will be $5. The show is sponsored by the Capital Triumph Register. The site is along the Potomac River between Alexandria and Mount Vernon off the George Washington Parkway at 8301 E. Boulevard Drive.

For more information, call Tom Burke at 703/354-1361 or visit the CTR Web site at capitaltriumphregister.com.

Mustang Club plans show in Rockville

The National Capital Region Mustang Club is sponsoring a Mustang and all-Ford show at the Rockville campus of Montgomery College on April 29.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the event will include judging in various classes. Call Charlie at 703/467-2029 or Jim at 410/721-1196. Another source of information is www.ncrmc.org on the Internet.

Recognition sought for safety features

Honda wants to be best known for safety.

So the Japanese company is offering front and side-curtain air bags and anti-lock brakes from the subcompact Fit to the Ridgeline pickup truck, emphasizing that buyers need not pay top dollar for such protection.

Honda has also redesigned the frames of its vehicles to better spread out the impact of a crash.

Drivers over age 65 increase every year

It is estimated that by the year 2020 one in five drivers will be 65 years or older.

Specialists agree that “with old age come changes that can greatly [affect] the ability to drive,” according to Ray Palermo, director of public relations for Response Insurance. The areas of concern are vision, hearing, motor skills, reaction time, medications and mental acuity.

Additional information is available at www.response.com/safety.

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