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Coming EventsOctober 7-8,Kissimmee, FLThe 12th Annual Octobervettes celebration hosted by the Octobervettes Committee, at the Seralgo Hotel and Suites Main Gate East, 5678 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. Call (800) 366-5437 for reservations and mention code HD10070CT for the special price and designated Corvette parking. Visit the Web site at www.octobervettes.com for more details.

October 14, Lakeland, FLFord Heacock, event chairman of the Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival, has announced the dates for the 2005 Lake Mirror Classic concours d'Elegance, Downtown Classic Car Show and Hot Rod Rendezvous. The Hot Rod Rendezvous will take place on Friday. Hours are from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lake Mirror Amphitheatre and Promenade. Info: (863) 683-1540; www.LakeMirrorClassic.com.

October 16, Mays Landing, NJBoardwalk Corvettes presents the Smithville Vette Review XVIII. Rain date October 23. Day of show hotline: (609) 432-3782 or www.boardwalkcorvettes.com. Info: Dave 609-432-3782 or Ron (215) 321-8835.