Day: June 10, 2021

Father’s Day weekend car & truck show returns to downtown Waynesboro

From Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc.

Cars and trucks will be returning to downtown on Father’s Day weekend thanks to Mainstreet Waynesboro and several new partners.

The Father’s Day Weekend Car & Truck Show will be held Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with vehicles stretching from center square to Walnut Street to the east and Potomac Street to the west.

Attendees are pictured here at the Fathers Day weekend car & truck show in downtown Waynesboro

Registration costs $12 per vehicle and opens at 7 a.m. The show is a joint project of Mainstreet Waynesboro, the Appalachian Golden Classics Car Club of Waynesboro and Buchanan Automotive.

Admission to the car and truck show is free.

The show is open to all classic and showcase vehicles of any make and model. The first 100 entries will receive commemorative dash plaques. Registration costs $12 per vehicle.

Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, Mayor’s Trophy, Coolest Jeep, Father’s Choice and more.

Last year, the downtown

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Tesla might be opening a showroom and service center in Mishawaka

With an undisclosed “high-end” electric car maker looking to open a showroom and service center in Mishawaka, some nearby residents think all the signs point to one company: Tesla.

The Mishawaka Plan Commission voted 4-3 this week in favor of a proposal by a Chicago-based developer to convert the former JC Penney Home Store, at Grape and Cleveland roads, into a 36,000-square-foot automotive facility.

Chris Sotos, a representative of Key Development Partners, told the commission his company has a contract to buy the site from its local owner and lease it to the auto company.

Sotos did not name the prospective tenant but described it as a “high-end electric automobile, solar power and renewable energy” company.

A rendering of a proposed electric car showroom and service center planned for Mishawaka.

When The Tribune asked whether that tenant would be Tesla, Mishawaka City Planner Ken Prince said the developer had not disclosed that information to the city.

But some aspects of the plan are consistent

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Chinese and other big business bet on Thai electric car market

BANGKOK — As the global automotive industry undergoes a radical shift toward electrification, Thailand, the manufacturing hub of Southeast Asia, is emerging as a new arena of competition for the world’s leading manufacturers.

China’s Great Wall Motors on Wednesday officially opened its first factory in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor industrial zone of Rayong. It will focus on electric vehicle production for both the domestic market and export to ASEAN countries.

Great Wall is not the only big overseas company jumping into Thailand’s nascent EV market. Taiwan’s Foxconn has just announced a tie-up with Thai oil and gas conglomerate PTT to develop an EV production platform.

Key Apple supplier aims to meet the rising demand for EVs. Foxconn and PTT said they plan to spend around $2 billion to expand EV and EV parts production.

Analysts say the entry of Great Wall and Foxconn will intensify competition in the Thai auto

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