List your auto event by emailing information with a contact name and phone number to Megan Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The listing appears in Maryland Independent, The Calvert Recorder and The Enterprise.
The Spring Heat Car Show will be held 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 23 at Regency Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. This family event will include cars, trucks and bikes plus music, food, activities, vendors and games. Attendees will also receive a ticket for that evening’s Blue Crabs game. For more information, go to www. heatcarshow.com.
The St. Mary’s Rod & Classic Car Club will host the Spring Fling XXXI Car Show from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24 on the Square in Leonardtown, with registration until noon. Open to cars, trucks and motorcycles of any year. Trophies will be awarded to the top 60 vehicles with 10 specialty awards. Proceeds benefit Hospice of St. Mary’s and other non-profits. Rain date is May 1. For more information, call Billy Higgs at 301-994-9666 or go to stmarysrodandclassic.com.
The Capital Triumph Register will host Britain on the Green from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24 at Gunston Hall Plantation, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, Va. This all-marque British car and motorcycle show will kick off the 2016 driving season with a day of British automobiles and a complimentary tour of the historic house and grounds. There will be participants’ choice judging as well as food and merchandise vendors. Vehicle registration (by April 11) is $25 and includes dash plaque and tour of Gunston Hall; registration after April 11 is $35. Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-18, and free children 5 and younger. The show will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Triumph GT6 with the GT6 as the featured model. For more information, go to www.capitaltriumphregister.com
The East Coast Drifters will host their annual spring car show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 1 at the Moose Lodge, 27636 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville. The show is open to all cars 1991 and older. Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 registrants and goodie bags to the first 150 registrants. Free NSRA safety inspections will be available during the show, and Waldorf Dodge will display a 2016 Hell Cat. Cars must be on the show field by 1 p.m. to be judged. Pre-registration (by April 24) is $15; registration at the gate is $20. Spectator admission is $3. Limited vendor space is available. Rain date is May 15. For more information, call Larry at 240-412-0531 or Arnold at 301-283-2829.
The 10th Annual BIIKR Ride (Bikers Involved in Kids’ Recovery) will begin at 11 a.m. May 7 at the Center for Children, 6100 Radio Station Road, La Plata. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. This poker run will include stops at All American Harley Davidson, Vera’s Beach Club, Sea Breeze, Sandgates, Hill’s Store and Moose Lodge #495 with police escort from Center for Children to All American Harley Davidson. No rain date; in case of inclement weather, bring your car. Tickets are $50 per bike with two riders, or $30 a bike with one rider. Proceeds support the Center for Children’s Child Trauma Services. For more information, go to www.biikr.org.
The Thomas Stone High School Class of 2017 Car Show will be held 8:30 a.m.3 p.m. May 7 at 3785 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. Registration from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Awards given for principal’s pick, class of 2017 pick, participation pick (top 3) and best of show with food vendors and DJ. Vehicle pre-registration is $15, or $20 at the gate. Registration includes driver and one passenger. Proceeds benefit the TSHS class of 2017. No vans, mini-trucks, 4x4s, trailered vehicles, burnouts or alcohol. Rain date is May 14. For more information, call Matt Werner at 301-753-1756 or email email@example.com.
The Street of Dreams Car Show and Swap Meet will begin at 9 a.m. May 15 at the Calvert County Fairgrounds, Prince Frederick. The first 300 cars will receive a dash plate with T-shirts for the first 100 vehicles registered. Swap meet, vendors, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, dance performances, live music and more. Pre-registration is $20 or $25 at the event. For vendor space, call Tara at 301-752-9523. For generation information or swap meet spaces, call Jay at 240417-0561.
The 8th Annual Touch-a-Truck event will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21 at Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. Together with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, this family-friendly event provides the opportunity to touch, learn and explore trucks, cars, construction vehicles, public safety equipment and more. Special performances, local food vendors, face painting and games. Attendees can also see the Blue Crabs taking on the Lancaster Barnstormers. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children, and free for kids under 1. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Children. For more information, call 301-609-9887 or go to center-for-children.org/ touch-a-truck-2016/.
The 3rd Annual Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum Car and Bike Event will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 29 at the museum, 11000 Crain Highway, Newburg. Hosted by East Coast Prostreets, the event is open to vehicles of all years, makes and models, including motorcycles, trucks and trailered vehicles. Awards will be presented in many categories. Also see a Civil War encampment and military displays and participate in a pie-eating contest, kids’ games and more. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle and food vendors. Tour the museum during the event, too. Vehicle pre-registration is $15 or $20 at the gate per judged vehicle. Free admission for spectators and non-judged vehicles, though donations are welcomed. No alcohol, burnouts or pets. Call Rick Gentry at 240-925-6465 or Doug Norway at 301-752-2174. Go to eastcoastprostreets.com.
The Bay Side Mustangs and Greene Turtle will host the 3rd Annual First Classic Car & Hot Rod Show from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 28 at the Greene Turtle’s parking lot, 3213A Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Open to all makes, models and years. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. to the top 30 cars with five special awards. DJ, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Rain date is May 29. For more information, call Reggie at 410-610-4440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bad Boyz Car Show will begin at 9 a.m. June 12 at Lamont’s Entertainment Complex, 4400 Livingston Road, Pomonkey. The event is open to cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles with a trophy presented for best of show. Music by DJ Winky, food for sale, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Entry fee of $20 includes driver and one passenger (must register by 2 p.m.). General admission is $5, free for children 12 and younger. No burnouts or pets. Call Billy Thomas at 301-535-8061 or Odell Sheff at 301343-5768.
The St. John’s Council of Knights of Columbus will sponsor the 3rd Annual Summer Classic Car Show from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 25 at 43950 St. John’s Road, Hollywood. Open to vehicles from 1989 and older. Pre-registration fee is $15 or $20 at the gate. Vendor fee is $25. All proceeds benefit local Knights of Columbus charities. Rain date is July 9. For more information, call Craig Judd at 301-373-8609 or go to www.stjohnscarshow.com.
Calling all Mustang and Ford enthusiasts! The Southern Maryland Mustang Club meets monthly on a Saturday at the Charlotte Hall Library. For more information, go to somdmustang.org or email info@ somdmustang.org.
Charles County Corvette Club meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Greene Turtle in La Plata. Go to www.charlescountycorvette.com or email quadc@ charlescountycorvette.com.
The Southern Knights Rod and Custom Car Club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Bert’s 50s Diner, 38760 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall. For more information, call Bill Bushey at 240-682-1189 or go to southernknightscarclub.org.
St. Mary’s Rod & Classic Car Club meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Town Commissioner’s Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown. If you own or have an interest in hot rods, classic, custom or antique cars, go to www.stmarysrodandclassic. com. Supporting the community since 1985.
Southern Maryland Corvette Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Town Commissioner’s Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown. Drivers wanted! Go to southernmarylandcorvetteclub.org.
The Tri-County Cruisers Rod & Custom Car Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the hall of the Baden Volunteer Fire House. All are welcome. Call Roger at 301-466-7118.
A Hump Day Car Meet/Cruise-in will be held from 5-9 p.m. every Wednesday through Nov. 2 at the parking lot of Marlboro Square Advance Auto Parts, 5775 Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro (behind Ron Bortnick Ford dealership). All vehicles welcome; cruise in and meet a friend. No burnouts. Call Van at 301-873-6413, David at 240-416-4974 or Leroy at 240-2103963.
Why snooze when you can “crooze”? Bring a chair, bring a friend and bring a car to Southern Maryland’s Midweek Cruise-in, held every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to dark March through October at the Shops at Breton Bay, 40845 Merchants Lane (by Arby’s), Leonardtown. Six eating establishments within walking distance. Call Vince at 301-373-3454.
The Thursday Night Cruisers meet from 5:30-8 p.m. weekly at the Wendy’s in the Manokeek Shopping Center, the westbound side of 228. Call Bobby Schena at 240682-6432 or Mike at 301-843-1660.
The Bay Side Mustangs’ Thursday night cruise-ins will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the Greene Turtle parking lot, 3213 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Cruise-ins are open to cars of all types. Call Reggie at 410610-4440.
A Philly Flash Cruize Nite will be held every Saturday at 4 p.m. at Philly Flash restaurant, 2989 Plaza Drive, Dunkirk (off Route 4, behind McDonald’s). DJ Ron will spin Doo Wop tunes. Great food and drinks with an Aquasco and Capital Raceways atmosphere inside. All years welcome; free to all. Hosted by Car Nutz. Call 410535-1933 or Philly Flash at 443550-3484.
Car enthusiasts and their vehicles are invited to come for coffee and check out great cars the third Sunday of each month, weather permitting, from 7:30-10 a.m. at Bert’s 50’s Diner, 28760 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville. No entry fees or pre-registration needed. Go to www.facebook.com/CarsAndCoffeeSOMD?fref=ts.
The Thursday Night Cruisers will host a Cars and Coffee Cruise from 8-10:30 a.m. every Sunday at the Accokeek Dunkin’ Donuts, 15793 Livingston Road, Accokeek. For more information, call Mike at 301-843-1660 or Bobby at 240-6826432.