Thursday, May 6, 2004

Chrysler owners invited to car show

The Chrysler Product Owners Club is planning a car show at a Maryland dealership tomorrow.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to all vehicles made by Chrysler Corp. and related manufacturers.

The day will include trophies, showroom tours and refreshments. Ourisman’s Chrysler-Jeep is located at 12430 Auto Drive in Clarksville. Admission is free.

For more information, call Bill Loewy at 301/762-9234 or send e-mail to cpoc@comcast.net.



Fairfax plans Old Town show

The City of Fairfax will host its “Antique Car Show” May 15 in Old Town.

Registration, which begins at 9 a.m., is open to antiques, classics, modifieds and rods at least 25 years old. Judging lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with trophies awarded for best of show, mayor’s choice and people’s choice, among other categories.

The show is at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St., Fairfax. The day will include live music, food and refreshments.

Orphan ‘mini-meet’ May 15 in Alexandria

Orphans of Alexandria is planning a “mini-meet” for May 15 at the Lyceum.

The show is called a mini-meet because it will be held in the parking lot of the community history museum in Alexandria and feature only about 15 cars. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owners are asked to bring photos, ads and other memorabilia about their vehicle for display at their space.

The Lyceum is located at 201 S. Washington St. For more information, call 703/838-4994 or check online at www.alexandriahistory.org.

Cadillac, LaSalle show slated for Greenbelt

Capitol Cadillac will host its annual spring Cadillac, LaSalle show at the Greenbelt dealership on May 16.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon with awards presented at 3 p.m. The show is open to all Cadillacs and LaSalles and dash plaques and gifts will be presented to all registrants.

For more information, call William Sessler of the Potomac Region of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club at 703/368-2367.

‘Old Dominion Meet’ to be held May 21-22

The 51st “Old Dominion Meet” is being planned for May 21-22 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Va.

Judging in several classes will last until 3 p.m. The registration deadline has passed, but car show enthusiasts are invited to attend.

Contact Robbie Gray, 1430 Red Top Orchard Road, Waynesboro, Va. 22980 for more information.

Mazda promotes sunscreen use

Mazda North American Operations is getting behind a public-awareness campaign about using sunscreen when driving with the top down.

“Just 15 minutes per day exposed to the sun equates to 90 hours per year of incidental sun exposure,” explained Dr. Tom Rohrer, a spokesman for the Skin Cancer Foundation and a professor of dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine.

“The [foundation] welcomes this partnership with Mazda to deliver vital health information to the driving public.”

For its part, Mazda is distributing windshield labels to each of its 700 dealers to support a year-round campaign to use sunscreen when driving convertibles or vehicles with sunroofs.

More information is available online at www.skincancer.org

“Automakers make every effort to warn consumers about proper use of seat belts, child restraints and air bags, so why not sunscreen?” asked Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations.

Fax or mail items of interest to Bill O’Brien, Auto Notes, The Washington Times, 3600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. Use fax 202/832-2167.

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