- The Washington Times - Friday, August 8, 2008

All-GM show slated in Rockville campus

The 34th annual all-GM car show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, on the campus of Montgomery College in Rockville. Registration is $20 the day of the show.

Trophies for first, second and third places will be awarded in 13 competition classes.

In addition, special Antique Gas Pump Awards will go to best Chevrolet, best Pontiac/Oakland, best Oldsmobile/Viking, best Buick/Marquette, best Cadillac/LaSalle and best of show.

For more information and directions, call Scott at 703/858-5752 or Cory at 240/686-0229.

Times show Aug. 31 in Northern Virginia

The 20th Annual Out of the Past Revue will be held at the Spring Hill Recreation Center in McLean. More than 1,000 locally owned antique automobiles are eligible to be on the show field Aug. 31.

The cars have been the subject of the Out of the Past column by Vern Parker that appears every Friday in the AutoWeekend section of The Washington Times.

Fisher Body exhibit at Boston museum

A Fisher Body Craftsman’s Guild 2008 Reunion with Retrospective and Exhibition is being held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Saturday and Sunday.

General admission to the event is $17, which is good for 10 days. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The exhibit is a “1950s & 1960s dream car” models retrospective of the Harley J. Earl auto design era, with 21 top national scholarship winners’ models in one-twelfth scale. There also will be 11 styling scholarship winners’ models, 16 regional winners’ models and 15 state winners’ models for viewing.

Attendees can also meet the winning guildsmen, participate in a public information and education program and join discussions about the Fisher Guild and automotive design.

For more information, visit www.mfa.org on the Internet. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston can be reached at 617/267-9300 for general information.

Use some tips to save gas

The Car Care Council understands the pressure high gas prices is putting on the family budget.

It recommends the following:

Combine errands in one trip and makes directions before you head out to minimize driving unnecessary miles.

Lighten your load by getting stuff out of the car, including the trunk, because unneeded items weigh the vehicle down and increase gas usage.

Stay within the speed limit, use cruise control on the highway.

Check the gas cap because 17 percent of vehicles have loose, damaged or missing gas caps causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

GM toots its horn about gas sippers

General Motors says it is offering plenty of choices to buyers who want to get more miles from of a gallon of gas.

The automaker asserts that 17 of its 2008 GM models - more than any other automaker - achieve EPA fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon or higher. Chevrolet leads the pack with eight models, including the Malibu midsize sedan, the 2008 North American Car of the Year, followed by Saturn with five models and Pontiac with four.

Mail items of interest to AutoNotes, care of Bill O’Brien, The Washington Times Copy Desk, 3600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, or send e-mail to [email protected]

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