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Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Sunday, September 25, 2016

OKTEENERFEST 2016 - 914 Gathering in Banner Elk, NC

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This year's theme is "End of an Era - Celebrating the Porsche 914 1970-1976" in honor of the entire production run of the Porsche 914. This year marks 40 years since the final model year of the 914 and to commemorate this "End of an Era", Okteenerfest 2016 will feature a selection of the best stock 914s in attendance. In addition to the standard categories of Stock, Modified, and Custom, a special group of 914s representing each model year will be on display at the car show. If you would like your 914 to be considered for this display, mark YES on the registration form and we will contact you for additional information.

Whether your 914 is a beater, a daily driver, or garage queen, make plans now to join other 914 owners for some fantastic driving, plenty of socializing, a bit of showing off, and a truckload of give-aways. What's that? You say your 914 is on jack stands? No worries. Plan to attend anyway as there is always an empty seat available. You won't be disappointed.

After two years being held in the Smokies of east Tennessee, the event was moved east into the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina in 2015. Due to popular demand, we return to Banner Elk for a second year in 2016. This year's route features portions of last year's drive with some added surprises including a small but exciting segment of The Diamondback. As usual, the day drive includes not only a ton of twisties, sweepers, and ear-popping elevation changes but plenty of stopping points to get out, stretch, and enjoy the scenic splendor of the mountains. The lunch stop this year will be in Blowing Rock, NC.

If you have not been to an Okteenerfest in the past, mark this one on your calendar. Last year over 100 people attended representing 60+ 914s making Okteenerfest the largest 914 gathering in the U.S. in recent history! We expect those numbers to grow in 2016.

For quickest access to information as it becomes available, join the Okteenerfest mailing list or LIKE us on Facebook. You can also visit the Okteenerfest Event listing on Facebook to let others know you will be attending. Of course, you can always visit the Okteenerfest web site.

In addition to the driving, Okteenerfest features plenty of good eating, an awards ceremony, tons of give-aways from some very generous vendors, a Peoples Choice Car Show, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet gathered in a single place.

Okteenerfest will be hosted this year by the Best Western Mountain Lodge in Banner Elk, NC.

Best Western Mountain Lodge - Banner Elk
1615 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone: 828-898-4571

We have 50 rooms blocked for Okteenerfest - all together toward the back of the building.
Room rates are $79 Thurs, $99 Fri/Sat plus tax.
Rooms will be under "Okteenerfest".
A wash station will be available and every registrant will get a towel to use for their car!
Breakfast is free each morning.

NB: Please do not reserve a room until you have registered for the event. In the past, we have run out of rooms for registered attendees due to people making reservations and then cancelling the week of the event.


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