- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 31, 2007

Chrysler show slated tomorrow at dealer

The 8th annual Spring Chrysler Product Owners Club Car Show will be held tomorrow in Clarksville, Md.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., focuses on vehicles at least 25 years old, but all Chrysler cars and trucks are welcome, according to the sponsor.

In addition to trophies, there will be a door prize as well as food and refreshments for sale

The show is being hosted by Ourisman’s Chrysler-Jeep, 12430 Auto Drive, Clarksville, at routes 32 and 108.

For more information, go to www.cpocdc.org or call 800/934-9595.

Orphan cars to tour near Hagerstown, Md.

The 18th annual Orphan Car Tour is being held tomorrow 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.

Corvette show hosted by Chevy dealership

The 18th annual Corvette and Classics Show will be held Sunday at a Silver Spring dealership starting at 10 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit Anne Arundel Medical Center Cardiac Rehab and Shepherd’s Table, according to Sport Chevrolet, located in the Montgomery Auto Sales Park at the intersection of Route 29 and Briggs Chaney Road.

In addition to a display of classic and new Corvettes, the show will feature a number of collectible Chevys.

The event will be held rain or shine and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Scott Egloff at 301/890-6000, extension 215.

Prius credits now being phased out

Generous federal credits established to bolster early hybrid sales are being phased out on the Toyota Prius, a sign of the model’s ongoing popularity, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Credits worth between $1,550 and $3,150 on Toyota hybrids began a quarterly reduction in value last fall. Federal law mandates incentives gradually disappear after a manufacturer sells 60,000 gas-electric vehicles.

Car day planned for British buffs

The 30th annual Original British Car Day, this year featuring T-Series and pre-war MGs, will be held Sunday at the Lilypons Water Gardens in Adamstown, Md.

The show will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Spectator admission will be $5 per car. Show car registration at the gate will cost $25.

The Chesapeake Chapter of the New England MG T Register, founder of the Original British Car Day, is playing host to the event.

This year marks their 30th anniversary, and special events are planned for British car and motorcycle enthusiasts.

The show will again be held at Lilypons Water Gardens, which can be reached from the north by I-70 or I-270 via Route 85, or from the south via Route 28.

Visit www.lilypons.com or contact Chairman John M. Tokar at 301/831-5300 for more information.

Corvette show invites other makes, models

The Metro-Vettes Corvette Club Car Show is scheduled Sunday at Lamont’s Entertainment Complex in Pomonkey, Md.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. for a fee of $20. Participation is open to all makes and models, including bikes and trikes, according to the sponsor. Food and refreshments will be available.

Pontiac-Oakland show scheduled for Sunday

The 25th annual All Pontiac-Oakland and GMC Show will be held Sunday 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) in Hyattstown. For more information, call George Richardson at 703/768-1569 or John Gott at 410/604-2577 or send e-mail to [email protected]

Leesburg show set in historic district

The 21st annual Leesburg Cruise-In will be held June 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the downtown historic district.

The event, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Rods and Classics Club and the Leesburg Downtown Business Association, is expecting more than 250 vehicles including classics, street rods, customs and muscle cars from 1975 or earlier.

The rain date is June 10 and the proceeds will benefit the C.S. Monroe VoTech School auto collision repair class, according to the sponsors.

For more information, including registration, contact Carolyn Craig at 703/864-1665 or visit novarodsnclassics.org on the Internet.

Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch benefit scheduled

The Maryland Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch is planning its third annual car show for June 10 to raise funds for the organization.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7902 Fingerboard Road (Route 80) in Frederick. There will be judging in all classes and 55 trophies wil be awarded.

In particular, best-of-show awards will be presented in the car, street rod, truck and motorcycles catagories.

Food, beverages and music will available. For more information, contact Dave at 301/570-2077 or Michael at 301/694-4721. The day of the show, call Mark at 301/874-4701, extension 107, for help.

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