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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | October 5, 1994
Once a week, members of the Lost in the 50s Custom Car Club cruise their pre-1965 vintage cars to a parking lot in Pasadena to admire one another's wheels and listen to oldies.And once a year they raise money for the Anne Arundel County Special Olympics.On Oct. 23, they plan to drive their Fords, Chevrolets and Cadillacs -- and even a 1927 Sterling -- to the Motor Vehicle Administration parking lot in Glen Burnie for their second annual benefit car show.Admission to the show is free, but car owners are charged an entry fee.Judging starts at noon.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 5, 2009
James Synodinos, a retired electrical contractor who enjoyed collecting and driving vintage automobiles, died of cancer Sunday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. He was 68. Mr. Synodinos was born in Baltimore and raised on Pelham Avenue in Mayfield. He was a 1958 graduate of Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, where he studied aviation mechanics. Trained as an electrician, Mr. Synodinos was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 24. He established Synodinos and Associates, a commercial electrical contracting firm, in 1980.
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By STAN DILLON | November 29, 1992
Americans have a longtime love affair with the automobile. Many have taken older cars and raced them until they won't run anymore, and others either rebuild or modify them for drag racing.Many restore older cars as a hobby and display them in area car shows. Next Sunday, more than 250 car enthusiasts, many from Carroll County, will display their cars in the third annual Classic/Antique Car Show and Flea Market in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.The show, presented by the Street Cars of Desire Car Club, will feature cars from pre-war up to 1972.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to the Sun | August 22, 2007
Roger Fountain tells snippets of his life story based on the car he owned at the time. He grew up on a Howard County farm where old cars were part of the landscape. He rebuilt and restored a 1939 Ford Coach at age 12. He courted his wife at the local speedway where he drove in stock car races. "Cars are in my blood," said, Fountain, 68, of Sykesville. "My brothers were always working on cars, and I picked it up from them. I constantly had my head under the hood of a car." Over the years, he nurtured his wife's interest in cars.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 3, 1997
DRIVERS MAY find themselves traveling down Crain Highway next to a '56 Chevy on Saturday as vintage automobiles from all over the state head for the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club's Seventh Annual Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association's carnival grounds on Post 40 Road. Admission is free.Antique cars, street rods and custom autos will be on display as the public is invited to take a walk down memory lane, complete with golden oldies music. Other scheduled activities include auctions, raffles, refreshments and games.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to the Sun | August 22, 2007
Roger Fountain tells snippets of his life story based on the car he owned at the time. He grew up on a Howard County farm where old cars were part of the landscape. He rebuilt and restored a 1939 Ford Coach at age 12. He courted his wife at the local speedway where he drove in stock car races. "Cars are in my blood," said, Fountain, 68, of Sykesville. "My brothers were always working on cars, and I picked it up from them. I constantly had my head under the hood of a car." Over the years, he nurtured his wife's interest in cars.
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By Sandra McKee | February 21, 1991
Defending CART/PPG Indy-car champion Al Unser Jr. headlines the Sports Car Club of America's 1991 National Convention, which begins here today.Headquartered at the Stouffer's Harborplace Hotel, representatives of the 54,000 members will take part in 40 seminars over three days. Everything from how to drive to regional road rally safety issues in SCCA racing will be discussed.The group also will hold a silent auction to support Maryland's Shock Trauma Research Fund.Unser will be the guest speaker at the Luncheon of Champions tomorrow.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 8, 1998
THE YULETIDE holidays will come to Glen Burnie a little early this year when the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club plays host to its ninth "Christmas in July" toy run from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Motor Vehicle Administration parking lot on Ritchie Highway.More than 300 antique cars, street rods and custom autos from as far away as Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware are expected to be in the show."We never know what's going to show up," noted co-chairman Walt Miller. "Last year we had a 1966 special edition Cobra racing car that's worth around $300,000."
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June 27, 2001
The Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club will present its 12th annual "Christmas in July" show from noon to 4 p.m. July 8 at the Motor Vehicle Administration on Route 2 in Glen Burnie. The event will feature a train-set raffle, door prizes, food and sodas, music, an auction, and a visit from Santa. Admission is $10 for those who want to register a vehicle for the car show, and participants who register before Saturday will pay $8. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon on the day of the event, and dash plaques will be given to the first 250 registered vehicles.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 17, 1996
A FINAL POLISH with a chamois cloth. The purr of the engine as it idles. Shifting into gear, they head west. Soon others join. Heads turn as the caravan proceeds through the streets of Glen Burnie. Suddenly a child cries out."Mommy, aren't those pink fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror considered a visual obstruction?"Like the first robin, sighting pink fuzzy dice heralds the end of winter and the return of the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club to its weekly cruise night.To celebrate another year of cruising with antique cars, and custom autos, the club is having its Kick-Off Cruise Nite, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the All Season Cafe & Deli on Dorsey Road.
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June 27, 2001
The Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club will present its 12th annual "Christmas in July" show from noon to 4 p.m. July 8 at the Motor Vehicle Administration on Route 2 in Glen Burnie. The event will feature a train-set raffle, door prizes, food and sodas, music, an auction, and a visit from Santa. Admission is $10 for those who want to register a vehicle for the car show, and participants who register before Saturday will pay $8. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon on the day of the event, and dash plaques will be given to the first 250 registered vehicles.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 8, 1998
THE YULETIDE holidays will come to Glen Burnie a little early this year when the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club plays host to its ninth "Christmas in July" toy run from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Motor Vehicle Administration parking lot on Ritchie Highway.More than 300 antique cars, street rods and custom autos from as far away as Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware are expected to be in the show."We never know what's going to show up," noted co-chairman Walt Miller. "Last year we had a 1966 special edition Cobra racing car that's worth around $300,000."
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By Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 15, 1998
No matter what level of motor sports you compete on, doing so will involve expense. It is a well-known fact that the faster you want to go, the more money you will need.Because many racers lack deep pockets, they can't go as fast as they might want and are involved in racing as a hobby.Track promoters try to create different levels of entry classes that are affordable for the casual racer. Whether it is drag or oval-track racing, stock divisions try to keep the cost down.But keeping costs under control is not as easy as it sounds.
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 3, 1997
DRIVERS MAY find themselves traveling down Crain Highway next to a '56 Chevy on Saturday as vintage automobiles from all over the state head for the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club's Seventh Annual Car Show from noon to 4 p.m. at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association's carnival grounds on Post 40 Road. Admission is free.Antique cars, street rods and custom autos will be on display as the public is invited to take a walk down memory lane, complete with golden oldies music. Other scheduled activities include auctions, raffles, refreshments and games.
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 17, 1996
A FINAL POLISH with a chamois cloth. The purr of the engine as it idles. Shifting into gear, they head west. Soon others join. Heads turn as the caravan proceeds through the streets of Glen Burnie. Suddenly a child cries out."Mommy, aren't those pink fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror considered a visual obstruction?"Like the first robin, sighting pink fuzzy dice heralds the end of winter and the return of the Lost in the '50s Custom Car Club to its weekly cruise night.To celebrate another year of cruising with antique cars, and custom autos, the club is having its Kick-Off Cruise Nite, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the All Season Cafe & Deli on Dorsey Road.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | October 5, 1994
Once a week, members of the Lost in the 50s Custom Car Club cruise their pre-1965 vintage cars to a parking lot in Pasadena to admire one another's wheels and listen to oldies.And once a year they raise money for the Anne Arundel County Special Olympics.On Oct. 23, they plan to drive their Fords, Chevrolets and Cadillacs -- and even a 1927 Sterling -- to the Motor Vehicle Administration parking lot in Glen Burnie for their second annual benefit car show.Admission to the show is free, but car owners are charged an entry fee.Judging starts at noon.
SPORTS
By Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 15, 1998
No matter what level of motor sports you compete on, doing so will involve expense. It is a well-known fact that the faster you want to go, the more money you will need.Because many racers lack deep pockets, they can't go as fast as they might want and are involved in racing as a hobby.Track promoters try to create different levels of entry classes that are affordable for the casual racer. Whether it is drag or oval-track racing, stock divisions try to keep the cost down.But keeping costs under control is not as easy as it sounds.
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By STAN DILLON | November 29, 1992
Americans have a longtime love affair with the automobile. Many have taken older cars and raced them until they won't run anymore, and others either rebuild or modify them for drag racing.Many restore older cars as a hobby and display them in area car shows. Next Sunday, more than 250 car enthusiasts, many from Carroll County, will display their cars in the third annual Classic/Antique Car Show and Flea Market in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.The show, presented by the Street Cars of Desire Car Club, will feature cars from pre-war up to 1972.
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