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National Parts Depot Tour&Lunch @ Mimi's in Ocala
National Parts Depot is the largest restoration parts supplier in the industry. They have more than 570,000 sq. ft. of fully stocked warehouse/stores at their (4) locations around the country. Jim Schmidt started the business in Gainesville more than 40 years ago and it is still family owned. Jim and his son, Rick Schmidt, assembled the huge car collection that you are invited to see and enjoy.
Don't believe it - watch this video:
BUT - YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE AND SEE THIS IN PERSON.
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HERE'S ANOTHER ONE THAT'LL TAX YOUR MEMORY
HOW MANY CAN YOU NAME CORRECTLY????
This event is an opportunity to walk through the private car collection of Jim and Rick Schmidt, owners of National Parts Depot in Ocala. Rick will be our tour guide to explain many of the historic cars, trucks, and even some rare factory concept vehicles. After the tour, you are all invited to dine at nearby Mimi's Café if you wish to do so. We will be using their regular menu, and everyone will pay their own tab.
All are invited to eat lunch nearby at Mimi's Café after the tour. They will set aside an area for all of us to sit together. We will be using their regular menu, and each will pay their own tab. Everyone will be given written instructions to find their way from NPD to Mimi's as we will not be driving there in a caravan. If you decide, for some reason, that you cannot join us for lunch, that is perfectly alright. But we would like to know ahead how many are planning to go, so please let us know when you fill out your registration if you will be attending lunch at Mimi's or not.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
NATIONAL PARTS DEPOT
900 SW 38th Ave,
OCALA, FL 34474
CRUISES & EVENTS: VVCC
Registration is required
BEFORE YOU CLICK THE REGISTER HERE BUTTON, you need to ask yourself -
"Am I bringing a guest for LUNCH? If so YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR GUEST IN THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. If not, your guest may not have a seat at the table.
This is no different than making restaurant reservations, WE HAVE TO KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN YOUR PARTY; 1, 2, 3, OR 4. If you register JUST YOURSELF we will assume you are NOT bringing a guest so please be attentive to this process.
It is our club's goal is to show up at restaurants, venues, & attractions with the number of members that register for our events so, before you register for this event, please be aware, that should you fail to cancel before the cancellation deadline or don’t show up for this event at the prescribed place & time, you will receive from the club, a 'NO-SHOW" invoice in the amount of $20.00 that will be charged to your Club Express account. Should you fail to pay this invoice within in 30 days, your membership privileges may be restricted so please, help us support the venues we visit.
MEETING PLACE: Mulberry Rec Center
MEETING TIME: 9:00AM
DEPART TIME: 9:15am