Castaway Critters Show

This is the second annual Cool Cars for Cats and Canines - Exotic Car Show. We had a lot of involvement last year which so I definitely consider this a priority. We cruised up with about 20 cars last year and I'd like to get a lot more this year. We'll have several stops on the way up to pick up more cars. It will be a blast, plus the show is a great, plus plus the museum is great (the event is hosted at the Antique Auto Museum), plus plus plus it's for a good cause. Minus, it's a bit of a drive. See all of the wonderful details below and make sure to register your car if you plan on showing. If not, please consider making a donation any way and just go to hang out.

The description for this event will change as well get closer to the date with all of the cruise details. But again, make sure to register early.




UPDATE - April 15th, 2012


In order to accommodate everyone interested in driving up together Sat. morning, we’ll use the same route from last year with a few small changes (example: meeting at Rutter’s in York, PA instead of the McDonalds). The show opens at 10:00am and my goal is to get us there by 9:00am so that we have time to clean off the cars a bit. We will be stopped at each location to allow people to arrive and to refuel as needed. For the most part, this is a moving train so it’s your responsibility to meetup with us at any given location (although obviously we’ll try to accommodate). Email me if you want my cell number.

In addition, it would be helpful to know if anyone is planning on joining the group at the Ikea College Park location. We stopped and waited last year and no one was there. If no one plans on meeting us there we can just skip it, so it would be nice to know in advance. Again, we have no problem stopping there if that’s a convenient spot for people. Regarding the other locations, it doesn't really matter who is planning on showing because we will be stopping there for the agreed upon time regardless. We should have a few minutes of flexibility to wait for someone, but I’m not keeping a checklist of attendees. Please be respectful of others and show up on time.

I will be leading the caravan (2008 Viper), but if at any point you want to pass me you should feel free. Everyone will know where we’re going and when we’re going to get there, so we can just catch up with you. Again, we’ll be stopping almost every 45 mins. for water, food, fuel, etc. so that shouldn’t be a big problem if we get broken up.

What to bring:
- Quick detailer, cloths, etc. if you want to clean your car before the show.
- Smart phone, navigation system, or atlas.
- Camera, walkie talkie, etc.
- Please also arrive at your first stop with a fuel tank of gas.
- A printed copy of this post and the map below.


A. TYSONS CORNER, VA [arrive whenever – leave by 5:10am] (gasp): The Northern VA people should meet at the Starbucks in Tysons Corner, VA. (8520 Suite D, Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA, 22103,[masked]). This should be a familiar location to many and it’s close to the beltway. We are leaving VERY early and will be on a tight timeline, but there is just no way to hit all of our check points without doing so. I HIGHLY suggest getting here early if you are coming from further South so that we don’t leave you behind. I’ll try to get there by 4:40am.

[30 min drive to College Park, MD]

B. COLLEGE PARK, MD [arrive 5:40am – leave by 6:00am]: We will be meeting a group of MD folks at the IKEA parking lot in College Park (10100 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740). Again, this should be a familiar location to people. We won’t be stopping for long, but it should give us enough of a window to connect.

[45 min drive to Baltimore, MD]

C. BALTIMORE, MD [arrive 6:45am – leave by 7:10am]: We will combine forces with the Baltimore group at Best Buy in Hunt Valley (118 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030). Again, short window for everyone arriving, but we should have just enough time to get a quick break. You can get fuel at the next stop should you need it.

[45 min drive to York, PA]

D. YORK, PA [arrive 7:55am – leave 8:15am]: We can make a short stop at the Rutter’s Farm Store in York, PA (160 North Hills Rd (at Industrial Hwy), York, PA 17402, [masked]). We’ve met up here a few times and it’s just off the highway. Plenty of food and gas available.

[45 min drive to Hershey, PA]

E. HERSHEY, PA [arrive at 9:00am]: There will be signs for the entrance to the show. We should also have enough flexibility in the schedule to account for some unexpected delays and still get there on time to clean the cars a little (Antique Auto Club of America Museum, 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033,[masked]).

In general, I hope these locations and times make sense, but again, let me know if you have any questions. As always, we will be taking a fairly leisurely pace up there. If it’s too slow for you then, feel free to pass and we’ll meet you at the next location.
Looking forward to it!!!


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  • Nabil A.

    The show was awesome. Lots' of nice cars including the {pimp mobile} really cool. Loved the Jag e-type v12. Want one.

    My biggest complaint was the entrance fee. One of the entrance staff charged us $15 per passenger and charged me $25 for my car and me. NOT COOL. Anybody else have this problem.

    April 29, 2012

  • Dave T.

    A+++ for the weather gods (rain held off) What a blast showing up at an event with a parade of 25 to 30 cars! Thanks Chris for setting up a great day!
    Dave and Midge

    April 28, 2012

  • Eric T.

    Ok. See you then

    April 27, 2012

  • jameson

    okay we will be at tysons in the morning so that would be great thank you !

    April 27, 2012

  • Eric T.

    Was thinking Tyson's. All locations are about the same distance from my house, so figured why not start at the beginning...

    April 27, 2012

  • jameson

    Where are you starting in the morning?

    April 27, 2012

  • Eric T.

    Jameson, I've got room. Right now it's just me.

    April 27, 2012

  • jameson

    Anyone have a open seat for a friend?

    April 27, 2012

  • Nabil A.

    Hey Chris: I'll be at College Park IKEA at 5:40am. I can text you if I won't be there, due to rain, so that you're not waiting for us.

    April 25, 2012

  • Nabil A.

    Yeah Bill. I saw a 40-60% chance for rain in DC this Saturday. Not sure when it will hit our route though. Thoughts?

    April 25, 2012

  • William D.

    Its looking like rain for Saturday and Sunday?

    April 25, 2012

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