The CSRA Mustang Club will be showing off a lot of American muscle during its annual Mustang and Ford car show Saturday in Evans.
Spring Fever 2006 begins at 8 a.m. at Fairway Ford on Washington Road. The show, which is a Mustang Club of America-sanctioned event, will feature judged contests for each design period and style. It also is open for modified Mustangs and other Ford or Ford-powered vehicles.
The event is free to the public, but proceeds from vehicle entry fees will benefit the Augusta Training Workshop. Late registration is $20, and registration forms are available online at www.csramc.org.
Typically, the Mustang show draws about 50 finely detailed and show-ready pony cars spanning each generation of the idolized pony car, said CSRA Mustang Club Vice President Sonia Rodriguez said.
"It's the most fun car to drive for the money," Rodriguez said. "It's an affordable sports car. Anyone can afford a Mustang on some level. You can spend $60,000 or $70,000 on a Mustang, but you can spend $20,000, too. It's achievable."
The Mustang show will feature a variety of pony car styles - coupes, fastbacks and convertibles - and cars with modified bodies and drivetrains, said the club treasurer, Steve Prewitt.
"They'll see all makes and models of Mustangs from 1965 to 2006," he said. In the past six years, the CSRA Mustang Club has raised more than $21,000 for the Augusta Training Workshop through vehicle entry fees for the show and for National and Grand National shows the club has held in the past.
The workshop, which is moving from Lake Forest Drive in Augusta to a facility on Broad Street, provides jobs and a paycheck for mentally and physically disabled adults, director Audrey Murell said.
The new location, which is in need of upgrades to accommodate disabled people before the move this summer, should provide the workshop with much needed room to grow, Murell said.
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