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We'd like to invite all of you in the Southeast Region to GMP THAWOUT 2010!

Format will be similar to our past shows, with a Track Day on April 30th at Carolina Motorsports Park, followed by the Show/Open House on May 1st at our facility in Charlotte.

However, this year is a very special one because we are celebrating 35 years in the European aftermarket!



Track days are what we automotive enthusiasts live for. Join us Friday April 30th for an exclusive opportunity to become a member for a day at the Palmetto Motorsports Club, located at Carolina Motorsports Park.



To commemorate our 35 year history and our roots in motorsport, we will be unveiling our restored 1975 Rabbit race car. This Mk1 was the platform upon which our company was built, and was active in the Bilstein Cup and other SCCA events throughout the late 70's and 80's. Click here for the build thread



We will also be celebrating our upcoming return to competitive roadracing with a new Audi S3 track car, which will debut in completed form at this event. Click here for the build thread

Click here for more details on the Track Day

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Saturday, May 1st is our Open House, APR chip day, and get-together from 10am to 3pm. We'd like to invite you enthusiasts out to our location to enjoy the car show, music, shop tours, manufacturer representatives and displays, chip tuning, product specials, a raffle and more.

We are asking longtime GMP clients to bring with them their oldest GMP catalog and submit stories from years past. Many clients have been back to see us after many years and we are honored and would like to chronicle these stories. We will have a commemorative shirt to present each person that shares with us their GMP experiences.

There is no admission charge for Saturday's events, and all ages are welcome. Feel free to bring your friends and family and join us.

Vehicles will be parked by Make (Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW and Various) and People's Choice awards will be presented to the crowd favorite in each make. This is a casual format and every car registered for THAWOUT will be eligible.

VIP Registration is open for the show and closes April 21st, 2010. VIP Registration is $20 and includes a voter ballot, goodie bag with sponsor coupons, lunch ticket, event T-Shirt and a raffle ticket. Please state your shirt size when ordering.

Click here to register now for VIP

VIP lunch will be catered by Waldhorn Restaurant. The authentic German menu will consist of a bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzel roll, butter, and mustard.

Participants can also register the day of the show for $10, but will only receive the voter ballot and raffle ticket

If you would like to get involved in this event as a volunteer or vendor, send an email to [email protected].

Friday Track Schedule (4-30-10):
5:30am : Caravan leaves GMP
7:45am : Mandatory Driver's Meeting
8:00am : Morning Track Sessions Begin
12:00pm : PMC Luncheon/Touring Laps
1:00pm : Afternoon Track Sessions Begin
5:00pm : Track Sessions Concluded

Saturday Show Schedule (5-1-10):
08:00am - Vendor Setup
10:00am - Show Start
10:00am - People's Choice Voting Begins
12:00am - Lunch
01:00pm - People's Choice Voting Ends
02:00pm - Announce People's Choice Winners
02:30pm - Announce Raffle Winners
03:00pm - Show Ends
 

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Registration for the Track Day on April 30th is now closed. We look forward to having a blast with those coming out to CMP!

Also, we have extended VIP Registration for the Open House on May 1st until the end of today. If you want a German lunch from the Waldhorn Restaurant, along with the other VIP goodies, make sure and order online now!

Click here to register
 

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Our 3 projects for THAWOUT are near completion. Here are the latest pics of the S3, Mk6 GTI, and Mk1 Rabbit.

All 3 in the shop:


Mk6 on the lift receiving APR's Stage III Turbo kit:


Mocking up the stripes for the S3:


Rabbit Restoration complete:


We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday for THAWOUT 2010!
 

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THAWOUT 2010 trophies have arrived! It's been our pleasure to serve drivers of many different European makes and models over the years, and we'd like to level the playing field at the show, in honor of our 35th Anniversary. We are combining all the usual show classes into one People's Choice category with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. May the best car win!

Here are the trophies:







If you want to register for VIP, today is your absolute last chance! We may be able to squeeze more food orders in, but only til the end of today. In addition to lunch, VIP registration also includes a commemorative T-shirt (normally $15 by itself), and coupons from our vendors. Register here
 

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Raffle prizes!!! Our vendors have been kind enough to donate some great items for the THAWOUT raffle on Saturday. Here's what we've got so far:

- APR- Gift Certificate good for up to $1000 off an ECU Upgrade



- B&B Exhaust- Gift Certificate for $200 off any Exhaust



- Carbonio- Gift Certificate for up to $350 off a Carbonio Intake for VW, Audi, or BMW.



- NASA Southeast- $100 off Gift Certificate to one of their track days this year




- Palmetto Motorsports Club- Free "Member for a Day" Experience at Carolina Motorsports Park ($275 value)



- Pirelli- Copy of "Back Stage - 1964-2005", a book that chronicles the famous Pirelli calendar and the beautiful women who have appeared in it over the years (must be 18 or older to win :) ) Here's a teaser:



The raffle will also feature the following items from GMP Performance:

-Free Nitrogen Fill

-Free Mount and Balance

-GMP Plate Frames


-GMP 35th Anniversary T-Shirts
 

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GMP Performance would like to thank all the participants, vendors, and volunteers who made THAWOUT 2010 possible!

Here are a few pics from the Track Day on Friday:



























 
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