Miss Information's Guide to Auto Activities

* Compiled by Joan Denver. Readers are advised to call ahead as events and times are subject to change. Send listings to Miss Information's Automotive Calendar of Events, 6475 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 375, Long Beach, CA 90803, or fax to (714) 761-3500. To subscribe: (714) 229-9100.

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Irvine. Volkswagen toys and literature swap meet, 1-5 p.m. at Irvine Crown Plaza Hotel, 17941 Von Karman Drive. $5 general admission. Part of VW Classic 2001 weekend. (714) 544-1759;


Brea. Cruisin' Brea, part II. Second of four consecutive Sunday auto events in downtown Brea. This week's show, benefiting Boys and Girls Club of Brea, will feature 400 sport compact and import cars, plus food and music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Birch Street at Brea Boulevard, free spectator admission; (714) 284-5747.

Irvine. VW Classic 2001. 17th year for this all-Volkswagen car show and swap meet, with more than 1,000 vehicles and hundreds of vendors. At Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre, 8808 Irvine Center Drive., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission $15, children younger than 12 free. (714) 544-1759;

Riverside. Pontiacs in the Park car show and swap meet. Open to all Pontiacs and sponsored by the Inland Empire GTO Club. Show benefits Ronald McDonald House; spectators are asked to donate canned food. Along the Santa Ana River at Rancho Jurupa Park, 4800 Crestmore Road. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Park admission is $2 per adult, $1 per child; (909) 681-3278.

San Clemente. Classic Car Show. Almost 300 pre-1975 vehicles in downtown San Clemente, sponsored by the Downtown Business Assn. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Del Mar Street between El Camino Real and the pier. Food, music, free general admission; (949) 498-4538.

Simi Valley. Classics, Rods and Custom Car Show--and chili cook-off. Annual show sponsored by the St. Rose parish Knights of Columbus features nearly 100 vehicles, free entertainment and lots of chili. General admission is $3 ($1 for seniors, handicapped persons and children 6-12). Chili is 50 cents per sample. St. Rose church and school, 1305 Royal Ave. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (805) 522-7587.

Torrance. 'Vette Set car show. Annual event, open to vintage Corvettes, classic Chevrolets and Chevy muscle cars, draws about 100 entries. Day-of-event registration for show cars, $20; free general admission. Sponsored by 'Vette Set car club, with proceeds to benefit Cheer for Children. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Martin Chevrolet, 23505 Hawthorne Blvd. (310) 540-6968.

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