EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 29, 2013

Octoberfest auto show planned at Porsche of Nashua

Auto Scene
Jeffrey Zygmont

---- — The sixth annual Octoberfest Autoshow at Porsche of Nashua takes place next Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 3 p.m. at the dealership, 170 Main Dunstable Road. in Nashua, N.H.

Admission is free for visitors. Exhibitors of automobiles and motorcycles are asked for a $25 registration fee. Proceeds from registrations, plus public donations accepted from visitors, will go to Easter Seals New Hampshire’s Veterans Count-Nashua.

The charity event will showcase locally owned, classic and exotic cars and motorcycles. Porsche of Nashua will provide music and entertainment, give away prizes, and conduct raffles and a silent auction during the show.

Last year the Porsche of Nashua Octoberfest Autoshow raised more than $7,000 for the Easter Seals veterans support service. The Veterans Count Club provides financial assistance to veterans and their families during times when they need emergency services.

“We’re hoping to beat our total donations from last year so that Veterans Count can continue to provide vital aid to service members and their families,” said Larry Bedell, general manager of Porsche of Nashua. “The Octoberfest Autoshow has become a great fall tradition in our area, and we’re thrilled that this year’s event will support New Hampshire veterans, who have sacrificed so much so that we’re all free to enjoy beautiful cars on a Sunday afternoon.”

The auto show is open to cars and motorcycles of all makes and models. Vehicle owners interested in displaying at the event can register at www.eastersealsnh.org/events. Information is available at the dealership, by calling 603-595-1707.

“We’re looking forward to seeing rare and exciting rides,” said Bedell. “Each year the lineup has improved, which means a vibrant community of enthusiasts and a greater ability to support Easter Seals New Hampshire.”

In case of bad weather on Oct. 6, the rain date for the Octoberfest Autoshow is the following Sunday, Oct. 13.

Pump prices fall lower

Regional and national gasoline prices dropped last week for the third consecutive week, according to the auto club AAA.

The Massachusetts average price for self-service regular gas lost 6.1 cents over a seven-day span, reaching $3.579 on Wednesday, compared to $3.640 seven days earlier, the auto club announced. Wednesday’s Bay State average was 30.8 cents lower than the $3.887 recorded by AAA on the same day last year.

New Hampshire drivers paid an average of $3.550 for self-service regular on Wednesday, down 4.5 pennies from the prior Wednesday’s $3.595, according to AAA. On the same day of 2012, the New Hampshire average of $3.857 was 30.7 cents above Wednesday’s figure.

The U.S. national average dropped 5.9 cents, to $3.447 on Wednesday from $3.506 seven days earlier, AAA reported. On the same day last year, the 50-state figure of $3.810 was 36.3 cents above Wednesday’s average.