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2017 Mustang Show Season Kicks Off at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida
NPD’s Ford & Mustang Roundup
In general, most Mustangs only get driven from April to October. Unless you live in a warm climate, that’s just how it is. Once the cold weather and snow come, the Mustang goes into hibernation until the snow and salt are gone. If you want any chance of keeping a nice Mustang from turning into a Rustang, you have to avoid salt and snow at all costs. Driving your Mustang in winter is out of the question.
In Florida, this is not a problem. Mustangs don’t go into hibernation in the Sunshine State. Yes, it does get cold in Florida, and it has been known to snow every few years, especially in the north. However, as a whole, Florida is immune to the white stuff that tends to shorten the lifespan of one’s Mustang.
For this reason, Florida can start the show season much sooner than many Northern states. As a matter of fact, National Parts Depot (NPD) started the show season the first weekend of January with its annual Ford and Mustang Roundup at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida. Taking place Saturday, January 7, and including the Pony Trails cruise from NPD’s Florida location in Ocala out to the coastal town of Cedar Key Friday, January 6, the Ford and Mustang Roundup was a show open to all Ford vehicles, with classes for just about every Ford and Mustang.