The Fifth Annual All-GM Oktoberfest at the beautiful Silver Springs park in Ocala, Florida will be Saturday, October 2nd 2010. 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 140-plus car collection will be open for viewing on Friday. The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is about 10 miles south off I-75 if you need even more car stuff before heading home on Sunday.
The 4th annual show saw 580 cars and trucks enter the park for a sunny Saturday with temps in the mid 80s. 31 cars joined us for the 2nd time on the Friday morning cruise from Ocala to Cedar Key.
Just for some background, NPD has also held a Mustang and Fords show in January at Silver Springs, a nature theme park in Ocala, Florida, for the past 16 years. We've always experienced great turnouts for this show (close to 1,100 cars and trucks usually attend every year), and besides all the rides to check out there is the attraction of having other things to do besides check out the cars, such as glass-bottom boats to check out the natural springs, a kids petting zoo, and more. Check out www.silversprings.com
for more on the park and all its attractions. We will also have a few select manufacturers in attendance to display their latest products and answer questions.
The first 500 vehicles to pre-register by September 27 will receive free entry into the park for car, driver and one passenger on Saturday. Any entry registering after that date, the day of show or beyond the free-car threshold may purchase the show package for their GM car or truck for $21.00, and that still includes passes into the park for car/truck, driver and one passenger on Saturday October 2nd. PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to attend but not show a car, you'll be subject to the standard park entrance fees ($29.99/general, $24.99 for children ages 3-10 as of January 1st 2010).
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!
Also, be aware that this show is held inside
the Silver Springs park. "Coming and going" with your car during show hours is neither practical nor allowed. Registration closes at 10 AM sharp, and awards will be presented at 4 PM. Don’t be late
, as you will not be permitted to enter the park with your car after 10 AM.
We will host a cruise for the third time at this year’s GM show. The cruise will leave NPD between 9:30-9:45 AM. Cars begin assembling at 8 AM. Please arrive at NPD’s parking-lot fueled-up, and ready to go. Upon our return to NPD from Cedar Key (we typically have lunch on the water at Cedar Key), the opportunity to tour/browse NPD’s extensive private car and truck collection will be available (140 cars and trucks).
High Performance Pontiac, Super Chevy and Chevy High Performance are back on board for the 5th year, and we are welcoming Camaro Performers and Muscle Car Review as well in 2010 (feature cars have been "discovered" from this show and our Ford and Mustang show in the past).