- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 19, 2007

‘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 offers 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.

Olds enthusiasts plan Manassas show

The Capitol City Rockets will host a Spring Dustoff April 29 in Manassas rain or shine.

The Oldsmobile Club of America is a sponsor of the event from noon to 4 p.m. at the Burger King, 10991 Nokesville Road.

For more information, call Scott Phillips at 703/858-5752 or Mike Stilwell at 703/799-2904.

Packard show set in Frederick, Md.

The 12th annual All-Packard Indoor Swap Meet & Packard Car Show is scheduled May 4-5 in Frederick, Md.

National and area vendors will be on hand at the Maryland Fair Grounds for this event sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Packards and Packards Virginia. In addition to judging and a car corral, there will be food available each day.

For information about directions, lodging and a banquet buffet, send e-mail to Bill and Sue Johnson at [email protected] or call event headquarters, the Sleep Inn, at 301/668-2003.

Cadillac spring show scheduled for May 6

The 16th annual Capitol Cadillac/CLC Potomac Region Spring Car Show will be held May 6 at the Capitol Cadillac dealership in Greenbelt.

Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with judging until 3 p.m. rain or shine. The event will include an “automobilia auction.” Anyone wishing to donate Cadillac items to the auction should contact George Boxley at 301/261-5634 or send e-mail to [email protected] Proceeds go to Potomac Region CLC.

For more show information, call Diane and Henry Ruby, car show coordinators, at 301/894-8026 or send e-mail to [email protected]

ESC will be required by 2012 model year

The government said it will require all new passenger vehicles to have anti-rollover technology by the 2012 model year, according to the Associated Press.

This could prevent between 5,300 and 9,600 deaths annually and up to 238,000 injuries a year once it is fully deployed into the nation’s fleet.

Electronic stability control senses when a driver may lose control of the vehicle and automatically applies brakes to individual wheels to help stabilize it and avoid a rollover.

GM considers marketing minicars

General Motors said the company is taking a serious look at bringing low-cost minicars to the U.S. market that would be capable of achieving as high as 50 miles per gallon and breaking ground in an almost nonexistent segment in the world’s biggest auto market, reports the Wall Street Journal.

While the automaker is seeing an increase in demand for small cars in the U.S., there is no hard evidence that buyers will flock to minicars unless gas prices rise drastically.

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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