Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
March 19, 2007

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We couldn't believe people were complaining about the heat. After chilly or downright freezing weather for the past three years, temperatures in the 80s were a welcome change for National Parts Depot's 13th Annual Mustang and Ford Roundup on January 6-7, 2007. Held at Silver Springs, home of the famous glass-bottom boats, warm temperatures and sunshine made it feel more like spring than winter-well, except for Saturday afternoon's rain showers. T-shirts and shorts were the preferred attire, as opposed to jackets and sweaters.

As usual, NPD paid for the registration costs for the first 1,000 pre-registered vehicles-a deal that also included two passes to the Silver Springs park-resulting in more than 1,400 preregistrations. With great weather in store, 1,040 Mustangs and Fords were jammed into every nook and cranny, setting a new record for the Roundup.

Traditionally held the first week in January, next year's event has been pushed back to January 12-13 to avoid conflicts with New Year celebrations. Let's hope for more good weather.