Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee

Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee is having it's 6-month anniversary tomorrow morning.  My friend Gypsy Jack has told me it's turned into quite a big and fun “gearhead” meetup for people from around Maryland and Pennsylvania.  People will even drive up from Virginia for Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee to my understanding.

The Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee not only attracts a wide range of people, but cars and vehicles are diverse too.  Classics, tuners, exotics, sportbikes, cruisers, lowriders, hot rods, etc.  You name it, someone is going to come by with it, probably has, or eventually will.  Check out some pictures from Hunt Valley Cars and Coffee.

Where: Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Rd, Hunt Valley MD, 21030

When: Saturdays, 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Why: Because you like talking with other gearheads!

People usually gather in front of the closed Best Buy, since that is where the most parking is.  Most people go over to Caribou Coffee to get coffee.  Some people stay until 10:30 but I believe most are out of there by 9:30.

FYI after or before) Cars and Coffee I would recommend going to the Pennsylvania Dutch Market on York Rd.  All you do is take a right on York Rd and go for about half a mile and then turn left onto Ashland Rd.  The baked goods, donuts, and food there is AMAZING and it's run by Amish.  Also the coffee here will be better in my opinion.  It's a great thing to do if you have out-of-town guests or want to treat yourself.  The Amish have me hooked on their apple fritters and cookies!

R&H 1st Annual car show to benefit the Children’s Guild – Saturday July 16th

Ford GT

R&H Toyota will be holding their 1st Annual Car Show tomorrow, July 16th.  There will be great activities and events taking place, all for raising money for the Children's Guild.  A wonderful organization that serves the needs of children with trauma disorders, autism, or disabilities in the Maryland and DC area.  What was the impetus for starting the car show?  “We moved our service location from Reisterstown Road, and people didn't know where we were.  We decided to put on a car show and donate the proceeds to a worthy Charity.   The Children's Guild was an excellent choice.” says Jan Braverman coordinator for the event.

The show will include over 100 different vehicles of all kinds.  There will be Ferraris, Porsches, motorcycles, hot-rods, and imports at the show.  Mobil1 will have a racing simulator setup for attendees to try out and they will bring their NASCAR race car to display.  Shell will also have a racing simulator and their race car as well.  (A certain blogger is definitely going to try out both racing simulators.)  An automotive rotisserie, which aids in car restoration, will on be display as well.  R&H Toyota and R&H Mercedez-Benz will be setup with booths, raising money, and selling items for the Children's Guild.  All participants in the car show will receive a goodie bag and dash plaque.  New cars will also be on display from R&H if you are in the market for a new vehicle.

The show is Free for attendees, and it will be a great event.  Remember it's not just about cars, it supports the Children's Guild.

What: 1st Annual R&H Car Show to support the Children's Guild

When: Saturday, July 16th 2011 (9am – 3pm)

Where: Toyota Service Center, 15 Music Fair Rd, Owings Mills MD, 21117

Admission: Free for attendees, $15 pre-registration $25 day of show to participate

21st Cruisins Ocean City Car Show, May 19-22

 

Take a trip over to Ocean City, MD May 19-22 to for all the fun and excitement of the 21st Annual Cruisin Ocean City Car Show. Thousands of Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Trucks, and Customs will be out on the streets of Ocean City.  There will be awards, a racing simulator, celebrity guests, vendors, auctions, show & dance, elvis mania, boardwalks parades, and lots of other fun activities and events.  It will quite an event, like all Ocean City car shows.

Hours:

  • Thursday, 9am-5pm
  • Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Saturday, 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, 10am-4pm

Admission Prices:

  • $10 General Admission
  • $30 Four day Pass
  • Children under 14 are Free!

Ocean City always has great car shows and this one should be no different.  So be sure to cruise over for the 21st Annual Cruisin Ocean City Car Show.

For additional show info and a detailed schedule of events visit: http://www.specialeventpro.com/cruisin.php

Pictures: Baltimore’s 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show

Here are pictures from the Baltimore's 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show.  I was fortunate enough to go last weekend and it was fun, but nowhere near as exciting as past shows.  Clearly the auto industry is still in a slump and it showed.  There were new models and several classics cars there.  Somehow you felt the empty space and lack of enthusiasm from some manufacturers displays.  I still like going though and I hope people enjoy my pictures.