- The Washington Times - Friday, April 25, 2008

British are coming to Alexandria

The “Britain on the Green” car show will be held Sunday at the Collingwood Library and Museum in Alexandria.

The 11th annual event, involving 14 models of classic and modern British cars on the show field, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. rain or shine at the site along the Potomac River. The library is located off the George Washington Parkway at 8301 East Boulevard Drive between Alexandria and Mount Vernon.

Spectator admission is $5 per person. Car registration is $20. The show is sponsored by the Capital Triumph Register.

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

Packard swap meet set in Frederick

The 13th annual All-Packard Indoor Swap Meet will be held May 2-3 at the fairgrounds in Frederick, Md.

A free car show is scheduled for May 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a banquet set for 6:30 p.m. The swap meet will be held both days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring national and local vendors.

The fairgrounds location is along East Patrick Street near Interstate 70. For more information about fees and lodging, call 301/668-2003 and mention “Packard” for a special rate.

Cadillac-LaSalle show is May 4

The annual Spring Cadillac-LaSalle Show, hosted by Capitol Cadillac, is set for May 4 at the dealership in Greenbelt.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon, with the awards presentation at 3 p.m. The show is open to all Cadillacs and LaSalles dating from 1903 to the present. For more information, call Henry and Diane Ruby, show coordinators, at 301/894-8026.

The dealership is located at 6500 Capitol Drive in Greenbelt. It can be contacted at 301/441-9600.

Newport News meet planned May 9-10

The 55th annual Old Dominion Meet is scheduled for May 9-10 in Newport News, Va.

The event is being hosted by the Historic Virginia Peninsula Region Antique Automobile Club of America.

For information, contact the Omni Newport News Hotel, 1000 Omni Blvd., in Newport News. The host hotel’s phone number is 757/873-1732. Indicate you are seeking information about the ODMA group meet. The show field is located directly behind the hotel.

Replace fuse first, then troubleshoot

Replacing a fuse is the first step in determining whether there is a real problem in the circuit or if the problem is just a bad fuse in the vehicle, according to NAPA.

The fuse panel is usually under the dashboard or under the rear seat. Open the cover and see a row of different colored fuses inside.

Consult the owner’s manual for the correct fuse size and locations and look at the panel cover to locate the fuse that protects the item’s circuit. Use a fuse puller to remove the fuse and replace it.

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