- The Washington Times - Friday, October 5, 2007

Back to Bethesda set for tomorrow

The 17th annual Come Back to Bethesda car, truck and motorcycle show is scheduled for tomorrow.

In addition to the judging for trophies, there will be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, clowns and games for children.

Chevy Chase Cars, 7725 Wisconsin Ave., is hosting the 11 a.m.-to-4 p.m. event. Registration is $18 the day of the show. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.

For more information, call Ron Evanish at 301/657-4000, Ext. 1122, or visit www.backto bethesda.org on the Internet.

Soldiers’ home show slated on Sunday

The 50th annual Antique Auto Assembly is Sunday at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington.

The day starts with free coffee at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and judging begins at 11 a.m.

The annual Model-T assembly demonstration is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Award presentations and a caravan drive-by begin at 12:30 p.m. Entertainment and refreshments will be available.

The main entry gate to the home is at Rock Creek Church Road and Upshur Street (Eagle Gate).

UPS show welcomes cars, trucks, cycles

The 7th annual UPS Car Classic is Oct. 13 at the UPS facility in Laurel. Proceeds from the Maryland event will benefit the United Way, according to the sponsors.

The show is open to cars, trucks and motorcycles for a registration fee of $20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the gate. Awards will be given for entries in several categories after judging from noon to 4 p.m.

In addition to the competition, there will be a race-car exhibit, vendors, crafts, carnival games, a magic show and food. General admission will be $2 at 14841 Sweitzer Lane in Laurel, with children under 12 getting in free.

For more information, Jim Lanham at 301/604-4579, 301/309-9085 or 301/604-4548.

Hunt country show planned in Virginia

The 12th annual Hunt Country Classic British Car Show is set for Oct. 14 at Willoughby Farm near Middleburg, Va. It begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

Registration at the gate is $30, with spectator admission being $5 per carload. Awards will be given to winners in 23 classes.

A special presentation of the Ambassador’s Choice Award will be made by the British ambassador or a designee.

In addition to the judging, there will be hayrides, apple cider pressing, pipers, a silent auction, vendors and food including British favorites.

For more information, call Doug Campbell at 540/428-2099 or visit www.mgcarclub dc.com on the Internet.

Rockville show set at Civic Center Park

The Rockville Antique & Classic Car Show is Oct. 20 at Glenview Mansion in the Civic Center Park.

Registration will be $15, with vehicles from 1920 and earlier admitted free.

The show runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a rain date of Oct. 27.

In addition to judging, there will be a flea market and car sales during the day. Spectators get in free.

For more information, call 240/314-5004 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov on the Internet.

K of C show will be casual for a cause

The Knights of Columbus Show and Shine is Oct. 21 in Arlington to benefit the organization’s Thanksgiving Fund.

There will be no registration or admission fees but donations will be accepted for the show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location is 5115 Little Falls Road in Arlington.

The coordinator is John Thompson. He can be reached for more information at 540/222-5517.

Alexandria cruise-in runs until November

Cruise-in are held every Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through October in the parking lot of the Giant Food store at Richmond Highway and Memorial Street in Alexandria.

For more information, contact Dwight at 202/368-0305.

Small cars made impression in ‘06

With gas prices creeping up to the $3-per-gallon range, it’s no surprise that sales of smaller cars are on the rise, too.

In its report on 2006 new vehicle sales released last month, the National Automobile Dealers Association, said the small-car category saw the second-highest growth for the year.

However, the market for large vehicles still exists, as there are few practical substitutes for lots of seats, according to the NADA.

Weekend cruise-ins at Silver Diners

Antique and classic car cruise-ins are held Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Silver Diner in Reston and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Silver Diner in Springfield.

Vehicles from 1900 to 1977 are invited to participate at both locations through October.

The Reston event is at 11951 Killingsworth Ave. Call 703/742-0801 for more information.

The Springfield event is at 6592 Springfield Mall. Call 703/924-1701.

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