From hanging out with your buddies, searching the swap meet for that last elusive part to finish your project, or the infamous Brice Road cruising after hours, the Mopar Nationals isn't just a car show, it's an event. It's more than just a venue for premier judging, it's more than row upon row of Mopar iron. For us, it's about the people and activities surrounding the three-day event held each August in Columbus, Ohio. The 2000 Mopar Nationals was the 20th year the event has been held, making it one of the oldest, and largest, Mopar-only get-togethers in the country.
We could write an entire magazine on the sights, activities, cars, and shenanigans that make up the Nationals, but for now, these pages will have to do. If you want more, meet us in Columbus next year!
Quick Stats:20th Annual Mopar NationalsAttendance-49,783Car Count-2897 (437 drag cars)Vendors-1637
Drag Racing Winners 2000 Mopar NatsSaturday Trophy-T.J. Baltrusaitis, '71 ChallengerMancini Quick 16-Gene Allen, dragsterMopar Performance Super Pro-Jim Tomlinson, '88 DodgeMancini Pro-Dan Trainer, '73 PlymouthMopar Performance Street-Ray Block, '92 DakotaNAPA Max Wedge Shootout-Greg Mayle, '63 PlymouthDTS Viper Shootout-Matt Cupp, '96 GTSMA/MN/Mancini/Howell Neon Shootout- Bean Bratton, '99 NeonSouth Oak Dodge Neon Bracket-Ray Block, 2000 Neon