April 11, 2014

Auto Briefs

Auto events come to Spring Fair; businesses can lease Teslas


(Courtesy of Washington State Fair Events Center)

Monster trucks, demo derbys at Spring Fair
Demolition derbys (shown) and a monster truck show are among the automotive events coming to the Washington State Spring Fair today through Sunday. Some highlights:
Monster Truck Show. WGAS Motor-sports presents this show at 7:30 p.m. today. Ticket holders can also join a pit party from 4-6 p.m.
Monster truck rides. Rides on a tricked-out truck are from 2-6 p.m. today and noon-4 p.m. Saturday.
Slamfest Demolition Derby. Saturday's show at 7:30 p.m. features cars and trucks; fireworks follow the derby. Big cars will compete at the derby Sunday at 4 p.m. Ticket holders can also join a pit party following Sunday's show.
Auto Alley. Each day of the fair, Pacific Raceways and the LeMay Family Collection Foundation will display cars in Expo Hall.
The fair is at the Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave., Puyallup. For details, visit thefair.com.
NWautos staff

Tesla to offer Model S leases to businesses

Electric-car maker Tesla will begin leasing its Model S cars to small and midsize businesses in Washington and nine other states. A 36-month lease on a base car would cost $1,012 per month plus approximately $6,000 up front. Tesla says the cost would be offset by gas savings and business tax deductions for a net monthly cost of $408.
The Associated Press


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