- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 17, 2007

All-brands cruise-in planned for Sunday

The Frederick County Corvette Club will host a cruise-in for all vehicle brands Sunday, rain or shine, in Urbana, Md.

The event, from noon to 3:30 p.m., will include judging and presentation of trophies for first, second and third places as well as a special trophy for the Corvette winner.

The cruise-in location is the Cracked Claw restaurant, where Route 355 intersects with Route 80 in Urbana.

Take Exit 26 from Interstate 270. Food will be available all day and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

Orphan Car Tour planned for June 2

The 18th annual Orphan Car Tour will be held this year on June 2 in and around Williamsport, Md., near Hagerstown.

As in previous years, an afternoon of driving on scenic byways will be followed by a late-afternoon dinner.

The event is open to all discontinued makes of cars. For more information, call Jon Battle at 703/392-6870 or visit www.orphancartour.org on the Internet.

Rolling Thunder set for Memorial weekend

Rolling Thunder XX is being planned for Memorial Day weekend in Washington, with a motorcycle ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 27.

The annual demonstration is for a full accounting of all prisoners of war and those still missing in action from conflicts beginning with World War I.

The event also seeks support for military veterans’ rights.

Riders begin gathering at 8 a.m. and leave at noon on May 27 from the North Pentagon Parking Lot across the Potomac River from Washington.

For additional information about the ride and the other weekend activities, visit www.rollingthunder1.com on the Internet.

Pontiac-Oakland show slated for June 3

The 25th annual All Pontiac-Oakland and GMC Show will be held June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Burdette Bros. Pontiac in Hyattstown, Md.

There will be judging in 26 classes, with three trophies to be awarded in each class. Registration will be $12. Food will be available and the show will be held rain or shine at the dealership, 1909 Urbana Pike (Route 355). For more information, call George Richardson at 703/768-1569 or John Gott at 410/604-2577 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Consumer Reports selects sporty sedans

Consumer Reports magazine has rated eight vehicles as their choice for sporty sedans based on performance and reliability and included the price of the car as tested.

They are: Infiniti G35, $35,140 and the Infiniti G35, $39,400; the Acura TL, $33,670; Lexus IS 250, $33,734; BMW 328i, $36,720; Acura TSX, $29,760; Audi A4 $35,855 and Cadillac CTS, $35,275.

GM seeks opinions about minicars

General Motors Corp. asked consumers to go to its Web site and vote on which of three supersmall concept vehicles the automaker should build.

But even the minds behind vote4chevrolet.com were taken back by the response, the Detroit News reported. There were nearly 870,000 votes cast for one of the minirides.

The poll is far from scientific, as GM has no way to stop people from voting multiple times. Nevertheless, the groundswell of interest has the car company thinking about marketing minicars.

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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