Auto displays planned for Tri-State area

Everybody's Day Display

Everybody's Day Display

August 15, 2003

The 81/70 Cruisers auto club and friends have been invited to the big Everybody's Day celebration at Pen Mar Park for the fifth straight year.

Cruisers' members and other interested persons are welcome to bring their classic cars and hot rods to display at the park, located near Fort Ritchie, on Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (It's requested that display participants arrive by 11 a.m. if possible. This is a "for fun" event, not a judged car show.)

Everybody's Day features a variety of entertainment including a dance band (which starts at 2 p.m.), clowns, Indian dancing, crafts, a playground for kids and more.

Auto display participants are invited to bring chairs, sodas, place settings and food for a picnic with other car lovers.

The 81/70 Cruisers club spans several states across the Northeast, including the Tri-State area. Participants from as far away as New Jersey are expected for Everybody's Day.


For additional information, contact John and Barbara Perrott at 301-842-3079.

Corvette Convention

The National Council of Corvette Clubs, Inc. (NCCC) will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Corvette at its 44th annual Convention Aug. 15-22 in Hagerstown.

The convention, hosted by the East Region of NCCC Clubs, will be primarily based at the Clarion Hotel. Organizers estimate 700 attendees and 225 Corvettes will participate.

The Four Points Hotel, Comfort Suites and Hampton Inn on the Dual Highway will also host convention participants.

During the course of the week there will be a variety of opportunities for the public to see the Corvettes in action. A Day Pass is required for entry into the daytime events, unless otherwise noted. Day Passes are $35 and will be available for purchase at the Clarion Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. during the convention.

Starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, the 50th Anniversary Parade will start at the Long Meadow Shopping Center and continue down Potomac Street to the downtown parking lot. Also on Sunday, Hoffman Chevrolet and the Gettysburg Corvette Club will host the Concours and People's Choice from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday's events are free to the public.

See the Corvettes in action on Aug. 18 and 19 for the High- and Low-Speed Events held at Summit Point Raceway from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Day Pass is required for entry to the events as a spectator.

The High-Speed Event, hosted by Cumberland Valley Corvette Club, will feature participants racing on the 2-mile, 10-turn Summit Point Raceway. Participants in the Low-Speed Event, hosted by the Corvette Club of Northern Virginia, will compete on the 1.1-mile, seven-turn Jefferson Circuit.

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, join the Corvettes for The Drags, hosted by the Bel Air Corvette Club (rain date is Aug. 21). The Drags will be held at Mason Dixon Dragway, seven miles east of Hagerstown on U.S. 40. Elimination will be by brackets. A Day Pass is required for entry into the event.

Have an automotive event you'd like people in the Tri-State area to know about? Phone Open Road at 301-733-5131, ext. 2432, or e-mail:

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