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9th All-GM Oktoberfest @ Silver Springs Park in Ocala, FL October 3rd 2015

The 9th Annual All-GM Oktoberfest at the beautiful Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida will take place Saturday, October 3rd 2015. For those wanting to make a weekend out of it, Friday activities include a cruise from Ocala to Cedar Key Friday morning plus NPD's 200-plus car collection will be open for viewing on Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is about 10 miles south off I-75 if you need an even bigger dose of cool cars before heading home.

Register online here: https://www.npdlink.com/store/index....orm&form_id=10
The full registration form is here: https://www.npdlink.com/store/images...wFlyer2015.pdf
Friday Cruise details are here: https://www.npdlink.com/store/pages/GMcruise.html

More information / background on the show is listed below:

2006 marked the first year NPD and Silver Springs were able to combine forces to host the inaugural Oktoberfest show. Since then we’ve experienced great turnouts for the show with several hundred examples of GM-powered rides, early and late from bone-stock to highly modified. Always heralded as a great alternative to a parking lot show, the lush grounds and glass bottom boats at Silver Springs State Park provide a family-fun setting that’s hard to beat. PLEASE NOTE: As of October 1st 2013, the State of Florida regained operational-control of Silver Springs Park, and changed the park’s fee structure and attractions considerably. Please check out http://www.floridastateparks.org/sil...gs/default.cfm and www.silversprings.com for more on the park, including recent changes. We will also have several select manufacturers in attendance to display their latest products and answer questions.

The show also incorporates a cruise to Cedar Key from NPD’s main warehouse in Ocala on Friday morning October 2nd. Participants start gathering around 8 a.m., and all are welcome to tour/browse NPD’s extensive private car and truck collection (over 200 cars and trucks) before a short driver’s meeting detailing the cruise around 9-9:30 a.m., then the cruise departs. The trip consists of back roads cruising through Ocala’s horse farm country at easy driving speeds on the way to scenic Cedar Key. The trip takes about 1-1/2 hours each way, and when arriving in Cedar Key (a nice fishing community with a few good local eating establishments), participants can eat lunch, peruse the shops or enjoy the views before returning to Ocala. Once back in Ocala, the opportunity to check out NPD’s car and truck collection will once again be available until 5 p.m.

With Silver Springs State Park now being under state control, it presented NPD with an opportunity to re-think the traditional 500-free offer and fees. In recent years, the number of older vehicles participating in the show has been steadily shrinking. The 1989-earlier crowd represents the lion’s share of our loyal NPD customers for whom this show has always been intended as our “thank you” gift. Thus for the 2015 show, registration is totally free to all 1989-earlier vehicles that preregister before September 25th 2015. Any 1990-later vehicles pay a modest park fee of $10 for entry into the show, with no fee for additional passes. Any entry postmarked after 9/25/15 or a day of show entry will be subject to the park fee of $10 for the weekend (again, with no fee for additional passes). Please make no mistake, NPD loves and appreciates all of the beautiful cars and trucks that attend our Silver Springs event. But in the spirit of encouraging more of our customers to pull their “oldies” out of hibernation, we devised the new rate structure. We feel that the $10 fee for 1990-newer cars is extremely modest, especially given the venue. And for cars containing more than two people, it actually winds up being far cheaper than previous years. 100% of the fees go directly to Silver Springs State Park, a National Treasure. We sincerely hope that our loyal late-model participants will view this change in the positive spirit in which it is intended, and continue to join us for a relaxing and top-notch event.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to attend but not show a car, you'll be subject to the following park entrance fees: $8/vehicle (includes all occupants); $5/vehicle with single-occupant, $2/walk or bicycle-in.

For 2015, we are pleased to announce the Dixie Desperados band will be playing on the main stage!

Registration is available for all GM models early or late, as well as all GM-powered street rods and exotics. Everything from bone stock to highly modified is welcome!

Register online here: https://www.npdlink.com/store/index....orm&form_id=10

Full show information, including the registration form, a hotel list and details on our optional Friday Cruise to Cedar Key is available here: https://www.npdlink.com/store/pages/ss_gm.html

Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected] if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

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If anyone hasn't pre-registered yet, don't forget to do it by this Friday September 25th. All 1989-earlier vehicles are given free admission if you pre-register.

Click this link to pre-register: https://www.npdlink.com/store/index....orm&form_id=10

You can always register the day of the show as well for a $10 fee (covers the vehicle and all passengers, and you still park with your vehicle group and eligible for all awards).

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