DATE:  July 25, 2007       
CONTACT: Gretchen Arnold 361.825.2197, Cell 361.244.1633; or Steve Paschal, 361.825.2336    
Clean Air Tailgate Fair to Offer Free Tune-ups to Polluting Vehicles, Free Test Drives of Hybrid Cars and More

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WHO:            Pollution Prevention Partnership and at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Beautify Corpus Christi Association
WHAT:          2007 Clean Air Fair  
WHEN:          Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE:        Sames Crow Ford on Crosstown Expressway

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –The Pollution Prevention Partnership (P3) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Chrisiti and the Beautify Corpus Christi Association will hold a Clean Air Fair Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sames Crow Ford on Crosstown Expressway.

P3 will offer free vehicle emissions screening using “AutoCheck,” a state-of-the-art engine analyzer that quickly identifies vehicles that are discharging harmful pollutants into the air. When a high-polluting automobile is identified, “AutoCheck” will schedule the vehicle for repairs at a participating garage, typically with no cost to the owner.

There will also be free barbeque and soft drinks, live music, raffles for bikes and fans, children’s activities and hybrid cars and SUVs to test drive.