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Daily Briefing: Ford and Roush commemorate 75th anniversary of D-Day with special Mustang; “Born in Paris” event for Citroen’s centennial; Gould’s 24th annual Microcar Event celebrates small

Published in blog.hemmings.com

Photo courtesy of Roush Performance.

Ford Performance and Roush recently teamed up to create an aircraft-themed Mustang for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The custom muscle car wears livery that pays tribute to World War II airman Colonel Bud Anderson and his P-51D Mustang fighter airplanes. In addition to the white, green, yellow, and red paint, the P-51D’s nickname “Old Crow” graces the hood of the Mustang. The changes are more than skin deep however, as Roush has fitted the Mustang GT with a Performance TVS R2650 supercharger that squeezes 710 horsepower out the 5.0-liter V-8, a 250-horsepower increase over stock.

The one-off Mustang will be shown July 22-28 at the Experimental Aircraft Association Airventure show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The vehicle will then be auctioned off with the proceeds going to EAA’s youth education program.

For more information, visit Media.Ford.com.

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The company that produced the iconic 2CV is commemorating 100 years of business in its home city of Paris by hosting a three-day event in the “Javel” district where the first Citroën was unveiled on June 4, 1919. The centennial celebration will involve transforming Rue Linois into “Citroën Street,” a display of more than 100 Citroëns, owned both by the automaker and by private parties.

The event will be designed as a timeline of Citroën history, starting with the 100-year-old Type A 10 HP and ending with the futuristic 19_19 concept. The cars will be on display June 14-16 in Paris, France.

For more information, visit CitroenVie.com.

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An AutoBianchi Bianchina Special made a unique entrance at the 2016 Gould event. Photo courtesy of David Schwartz.

This July, for the 24th time, a collection of the world’s tiniest cars will gather in eastern Massachusetts for Gould’s Microcar Event. Everything from original Austin Minis to Volkswagen Things to Nissan S-Cargos will be in attendance.

“This is not a static ‘Park And Polish’ type of car show,” Mr. Gould said. The event is known for its family friendliness, with a whole day devoted to owners giving kids rides in their peculiar cars. In addition to the rides, Gould’s Microcar Event will feature relaxing drives down country roads as well as a day of showing and awards at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum.

This year’s event will take place July 12-14 in Newton and Brookline, Massachusetts. For more information, visit BubbleDrome.com.