- The Washington Times - Friday, March 28, 2008

Curry hosting event in Dulles Corridor

Curry’s Auto Service is sponsoring a community car event called the Curry Clash on April 5 at its Dulles Corridor location.

The event is a combination car show, dyna-shootout and car-care clinic with two NASCAR vehicles on display, plus food and activities for car enthusiasts and their families, according to the sponsor.

Admission is free and the event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, including directions to the site, call 571-522-1008 or visit the Web site at www.currysauto.com on the Internet.

Leesburg to be site of ‘Spring Dust Off’

The Capitol City Rockets is sponsoring its annual Spring Dust Off car show April 12 in Leesburg, Va.

The event, from noon to 4 p.m., will be held rain or shine. There is no registration fee, but General Motors models are preferred for entries. The site is the Star GM dealership at 326 E. Market St. in Leesburg.

For information, call Scott Phillips at 703/858-5752 or Mike Stillwell at 703/799-2904.

Miniature car show planned for April 6

The Capital Miniature Auto Collectors Club is holding the first of two annual shows at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire House Community Hall on April 6.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2148 Gallows Road, will feature about 60 tables of vendors selling miniature automobiles of all types and sizes.

The fee is $5 for adults. Children under 12 are admitted free. Door prizes of model cars will be awarded at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, call Jim Brostrom at 703/941-0373 or send e-mail to him at jwbrostrom@yahoo.com on the Internet.

Shelby builds more ‘King of Road’ cars

Ford and Shelby Automobiles are building an additional 746 cars to complement the one-thousand 40th Anniversary Edition Shelby GT500KR King of the Road Mustangs they built for 2008. Of that total, 571 cars will be made available to U.S. customers. The remainder will be for countries that did not receive 2008 models, including Canada.

The response to this car has been overwhelming, so I’m glad we can share it with more Mustang enthusiasts, said Carrol Shelby. This car is really special to me and demonstrates that when Shelby Automobiles gets together with Ford SVT and Ford Racing, we can deliver a Mustang that will compete with the best in the world.

Like the 40th anniversary limited edition, the 2009 Shelby GT500KR will feature a 540-horsepower, 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack and unique suspension tuning.

Mail items of interest to Auto Notes, care of Bill O’Brien, The Washington Times Copy Desk, 3600 New York Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, or send information via e-mail to bobrien@washingtontimes.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. on the Monday before the date of publication.

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