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January Event - Washington Auto Show

Join the Straight Eights on Saturday, January 28, 2017 (snow date Saturday, February 4, 2017) at the Washington Auto show at the Convention Center in Washington, DC.

As always, we plan to meet between 9:30 and 9:45 AM at the top of the escalator from the Mt. Vernon Square, 7th St., Convention Center Metro Station so that we can be among the first ones in, tickets in hand, when the doors open at 10:00am. They have kindly let us wait just inside the doors to get in out of the cold in the past.

Because everyone likes to spend widely varying amounts of time at the show, we will not be planning to meet formally for lunch after the show. Feel free to form your own groups for a bite to eat at the many surrounding restaurants if you like.

Membership renewal season has been upon us for a couple of months now, and again as incentive to get that task taken care of, admission to the show will be FREE for paid, registered club members!

We are usually fortunate enough to get some passes to the show from club member Dan Ryan, courtesy of Mazda USA, and the club will purchase however many additional tickets we need for paid, registered members, so you do not need to purchase your own ticket in advance! Your guests, if non-members, will need to purchase their own tickets.

If you have not yet renewed your membership and paid your dues, you will want to do that at least a few days before the car show, so that your name will appear on the membership lists we will use at the show for verification. Thanks for taking care of this as soon as possible if you haven't already done so, and remember that members not renewed by March 31, 2017 will be removed from the list of active members and will no longer receive club communications.  

Please RSVP by Wed. January 25th to club president Lou Vecchioni at if you are able to join us.

ALSO, if the weather looks threatening, check your email on Friday evening and Saturday morning in case there is a postponement sent out (you may also contact the club hotline to inquire: 240-270-CARS).

We look forward to seeing you at the show!