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January Event - Washington Auto Show

Join the Straight Eights on Saturday, January 27, 2018 (snow date Saturday,February 3, 2018) at the Washington Auto show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.

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 auto show will be FREE for 2018 paid, registered club members!Simply goto and log in with your username and ID.Once logged in, click on your username at the top of the page, and then click on renew. If you need help, contact our Director of Membership at

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 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.

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 2018 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, 2018will be removed from the list of active members and will no longer receive club communications.  

Please RSVP by Wed. January 24th 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!