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Celebrate Spring "Romancing the Chrome"

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The 3rd Annual Romancing the Chrome Car Show, one of the largest outdoor Spring car shows in Maryland, is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014. Hosted by the Harford County Public Library and Jarrettsville Lions Club the event takes place across from the library's Jarrettsville branch, at 3719 Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville, Maryland. The car show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with car registration between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

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More than two hundred cars are expected again this year based upon the excellent turn out in 2013. Along with the classics and muscle cars, the event will have vendor areas, live music, a beer garden , pit beef and more. Admission for spectators is free while those wanting to register their vehicle for the show have a modest $15.00 registration fee, if registered before March 28, 2014. After the pre-registration deadline the cost to register a vehicle is $20.00. Registering a car for show can be made until 10:00 a.m. the day of the event, according to the Harford County Public Library Foundation website.

Trophies and cash awards for car classes mirror last year's categories: Domestic 1993 and later, Foreign 1993 and later, Muscle 1993 and later, Imports/Tuners, Custom 1949-1992, Street Rod, Historic Pre-1949, Muscle Cars (Mopar, Ford, & GM), Jeep/Truck/SUV pre 1993, and Jeep/Truck/SUV post 1993, and Stock 1949 -1992. Trophies and cash awards will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place for each class as well as one Best in Show award of $500. Those interested in entering their cars in the competition should call 410-273-5600.

The 2013 Best in Show winner was John Emory with his 1966 Pontiac LeMans convertible. A field of chrome brought over 1700 visitors to the event last year and offered a colorful and creative variety of muscle cars, customs, historic and classic cars. Come out and enjoy an excellent start to the car and cruise season. A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th 2014, at the same location if the program is postponed due to weather.

The proceeds from the registration is split between the event organizers, the Harford County Public Library Foundation and the Jarrettsville Lions Club and serves as a fundraiser for both organizations.