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2011 NPD All-GM Car Show - NPD Oktoberfest 2011

Nothing like getting together with 600 of your closest friends for an all-GM car show.

Jim Campisano Oct 10, 2011
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The annual All-GM Car Show put on by National Parts Depot has established itself as one of the premier events in the southeast. Not only do the first 500 pre-registered cars get in free, but there's more to do than just sit in a lawn chair and swap BS.

Held at the Silver Springs nature park in Ocala, Florida, you can see all kinds of wild animals in a natural setting, take a glass bottom boat ride on the crystal-clear waters of the park, and generally enjoy a heck of a show in a serene setting. The springs pump some 550 million gallons of pure water every day, enough to supply the needs of New York City. There are bear exhibits, snakes, alligators and crocodiles for your viewing pleasure.

If your idea of wildlife is untamed Chevelles, Camaros, Corvettes and other wonders of the world from GM, this is the show for you. There were 621 sterling examples of the General's finest, including over 40 SSRs courtesy of the Florida Chapter of the SS Fanatics club, more than 150 Corvettes, nine Corvairs of every stripe, including a Greenbriar camper, a 180-horse Corsa turbo and a pickup, and 25 El Caminos (23 of which were courtesy of the Region 6 Chapter of the National El Camino Owners Association.

National Parts Depot, which has its warehouse just down the road from Silver Springs, puts this event on as a sort-of customer appreciation day and always trots out some of the nicest cars from its collection of over 150 cars. This year that included a couple of gorgeous GTOs, a stunning, unrestored '71 Buick Riviera,

The Super Chevy Editor's Choice award went to the recently completed '72 SS454 Chevelle of Jason Danler. His father purchasd the car new and turned it over to him to enjoy and restore. The restomod project was done in a glittering silver that echoed the original color.

We're also proud to announce that Source Interlink Media/Super Chevy Executive Vice President Doug Evans was the recipient of the Lee Iacocca Award for his efforts on behalf of the old car hobby and aftermarket industry. This is a very prestigious award and a donation will be made to the Iacocca foundation to fight diabetes.

NPD 6th annual Oktoberfest All-GM Car Show Winners

Balloted AwardsName and Model
General Up-To-1948:Jim Conway, '39 Chevrolet Woody Wagon
General-1949-1979:Greg Land, '55 Chevrolet 210 Hardtop
General-1980-Present:William Irvine, '99 Meng Dragster
Big Car-1949-1958:Pete Spatara, '57 Chevrolet Bel Air
Big Car-1959-1970:Ron Waggoner, '60 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
Big Car-1970-1990:Reah Duncan '75 Oldsmobile Delta 88 350 Convertible
Big Car-1991-1996:Ivan Scerri, '96 Chevrolet Impala SS
F-Body-1967-1969:Richard Posey, '68 Pontiac Firebird
F-Body-1970-1981:Donald Endonino, '71 Chevrolet Camaro
F-Body-1982-1992:Dean Strickland, '82 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
F-Body-1993-2002:Robert Pucillo, '99 Pontiac Trans Am 30th Anniversary
F-Body-2010-Present:Lisa Jessing, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
A-Body-1964-1967:James Stewart, '67 Chevrolet Chevelle
A-Body-1968-1972:Jay Bernard, '69 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396
A-Body-1973-1977:Michael Stucchio, 73 Chevrolet Chevelle
G-Body-1978-1988:Paula Liska, '87 Buick Grand National
X-Body-1962-1967:Larry & Amy Milton, '67 Chevrolet Chevy II
X-Body-1968-1979:Jeff Borden, '72 Chevrolet Nova SS
Corvette-1953-1967:Joe Szeidel, '57 Chevrolet Corvette
Corvette-1968-1982:Anthony Paolini, '70 Chevrolet Corvette
Corvette-1984-Present:Kevin Burch, 2001 Chevrolet Corvette
Truck-Origin to 1972:Greg & Nadine Saunders, '41 Chevrolet Cab Over
Truck-1973-Present:Gary Barnes, '94 Chevrolet Ext Cab Pick-up
SSR 2003-2006:Brian Allen, 2005 Chevrolet SSR
Street Rod / Exotic:John Sneep, '66 Excalibur Roadster
Best Chevy:Pete Spatara, '57 Chevrolet Bel Air
Best Pontiac:Ron Waggoner, '60 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible
Best Buick:Stephen Brisbois, '68 Buick Riviera
Best Olds:Leo & Karen Stutzman, '53 Oldsmobile Fiesta Convertible
Best Cadillac:Mike Linville, '66 Cadillac De Ville
Best of Show:Pete Spatara, '57 Chevrolet Bel Air

Editor's Choice Awards

Super Chevy Editor's Choice Award
Jason Danler, '72 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

High Performance Pontiac Editor's Choice Award
Jeffrey Shapiro, '70 Pontiac GTO Convertible 455

NPD Choice Award
Norman Schroeder, '64 Chevrolet Biscayne Station Wagon

Vendor Awards

Eaton Detroit Spring; "Just Because", set of springs:
Marvin Pardo, '54 Pontiac Star Chief

Heacock Classic Insurance; "Best Preserved" Award:
Corvette: Cliff Strong, '62 Corvette Roadster
GM: Max Pieschke, '58 Chevrolet Fleetside 3100

Stainless Steel Brakes; Gift certificate for a pair of Big Bite rotors:
Donald Endonino, '71 Chevrolet Camaro

TMI Interiors:
Full set of seat upholstery or door and quarter trim panels:
1st Gen Camaro Restored Interior: Greg Spates, '69 Camaro 1st Gen Camaro Resto-Mod Interior: David Shankin, '69 Camaro Convertible

$50 gift certificate:
2nd Gen Camaro Restored Interior: Jack Smith, '78 Camaro
2nd Gen Camaro Resto-Mod Interior: Larry Hiss, '71 Camaro Z/28

Classic Auto Air; A/C compressor upgrade:
Dan McLeod, '73 Pontiac Trans Am


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