Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hot import night at Dulles Expo Center

Trick Daddy, a search for Miss HIN and the best cars from the custom car world will fill Dulles Expo Center in Washington D.C. 5 p.m. to midnight tomorrow for XM Satellite Radio’s Hot Import Nights (HIN) 2006.

HIN, presented by Valvoline, is the largest lifestyle custom car show in the nation and the only one of its kind that brings together all elements of youth lifestyle and car culture in one night.

In HIN’s first East Coast visit this season, celebrity hosts include not only Hip Hop artist Trick Daddy, but also two former Maxim Hometown Hotties, Miss HIN 2006 Amber Lancaster and Miss HIN 2005 Ursula Mayes, in a return to her own hometown.

For more information call Cristina Wilson at 213/489-8207 or Brendan Flynn at 213/489-8226.

New York’s auto show runs through Sunday

The New York International Auto Show will be at the Jacob K. Javits Center again this year through Sunday with approximately 1,000 vehicles on display.

The center, at 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets, has 846,000 square feet available for the show.

Hours will be today and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Daily admission is $14 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Groups of 10 or more can get a $1-per-person discount.

Tickets will be available at the door or online at

Classic British cars star in Alexandria

The Capital Triumph Register is sponsoring the ninth annual “Britain on the Green” car show from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 30 at the Collingwood Library and Museum off the George Washington Parkway at 8301 E. Boulevard Drive in Alexandria. The event will be held rain or shine.

The show field will display 14 models of classic and modern British cars.

Registration, open to British cars only, is $20.

Admission is $5 per person for spectators.

More information is available at or Tom Burke at 703/354-1361.

After 66 years, dealership to close

Bob Peck’s Chevrolet, Arlington’s first Chevrolet dealership, is closing at the end of this month after 66 years in business. Officials said the closure is necesssary because of real estate redevelopment.

The company was established in 1939 in Clarendon by Robert A. Peck and Lawrence Kenyor. Later the showroom was moved to its present location at Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard, though the body shop and used car lot remained in Clarendon.

Mr. Peck was one of the first area dealers to appear in his own television commercials.

Packard enthusiasts invited to swap meet

The 11th annual All-Packard Indoor Swap Meet will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5 and 6 at the Frederick Fairgrounds, East Patrick Street off Exit 55 or Exit 56 of Interstate 70.

There will be a free car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 6. All Packard parts will be on sale indoors.

Indoor flea market spaces will be $50, including registration. Registration will be $10 individual, $13 household.

Make checks payable to Mid-Atlantic Packards and send fees to Packards Virginia, PO Box 4012, Falls Church, Va. 22044-0012

Tour the valley amid spring blooms

The 48th annual Apple Blossom Antique Car Show, flea market and corral will be held May 13 at Jim Barnett Park off Interstate 81 in Winchester, Va. More than 500 vehicles were registered for the 2005 show. Persons interested in exhibiting vehicles should contact Linda Comontofski, 1501 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401.

Call 304/267-6471 from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration must be postmarked by April 30.

Persons interested in flea market or vehicle corral registration should contact Jeff Feltner, 109 Julee Drive, Winchester, Va. 22602. Call 540/662- 1046. Requests for prior year numbers must be paid by Monday.

Further information is available at abmeet.htm.

Old car show slated in Fairfax

The Northern Virginia Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club, the City of Fairfax and the Downtown Fairfax Coalition are presenting the City of Fairfax Antique Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St.

The preregistration deadline, at $10 per vehicle, is May 13. Registration is $15 beginning at 9 a.m. at the gate and all exhibits must be on the display field by 11 a.m. rain or shine.

Admission for spectators will be $1, with children 12 or younger admitted free.Registration should be sent to Don Lombard, 9505 Oak Stream Drive, Fairfax Station, Va. 22039.

Motorcyclists repare for ‘Rolling Thunder’

Cyclists will assemble at 8 a.m. May 28, Memorial Day weekend, in the North Pentagon Parking Lot for “Rolling Thunder XIX,” the annual ride through Washington to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to honor veterans killed or missing in the nation’s wars.

For information on registering, call HD of Washington at 301/248-1200 or R&R Cycles, 301/899-2111. National headquarters for Rolling Thunder is PO Box 216, Neshanic Station, N.J. 08853. Call 908/369-5439; fax 908/369-2072.

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 number 202/832-2167.

The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before publication.

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