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Cruisin’ Clifton Car Show

The roar of an engine, the smell of grilled barbecue, and a DJ playing tunes. What could be more perfect? The Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia Car Club will be holding its fifth annual Cruisin’ Clifton Car Show on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, in the historic Town of Clifton. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free for all ages.

The event is an open show and will host an array of show cars and motorcycles from every background. Cox Communications will be displaying its 1968 Camaro Dragster, Old Dominion Speedway will be showcasing its dragsters and possibly a Winston Cup Car, and the Fairfax County police department will display its 1949 Sheriff's car.

There will be hot-dogs and hamburgers available from the Clifton Lions Club, in addition to the Lady Cruisers who will host a bake sale. A DJ will present hits from the '50s and '60s. Automotive artist Rick Herron will be on-site to sketch pictures of cars and raffle off his work for charity. For more information about Rick Herron or his works, visit www.classicautorendering.com. The judging of show cars will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., after which trophies and raffles will be handed out from 2-3 p.m. The event will be strictly alcohol free and no drag racing will be permitted.

Registration for show cars will be available on-site at the Heart in Hand restaurant, for a fee of $12. All proceeds raised will be donated directly to charity.

This year’s charities include: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Virginia Hunters for the Hungry, Diabetes Awareness, Old Dominion Eye Bank, Leader Dogs of Virginia, Virginia Eye Institute, Virginia Lions Hearing Foundation, Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Academy, Toys for Tots, Northern Virginia Hospice, Loudoun County Abused Women’s Shelter, and Serve Incorporated.