Welcome to the 22nd Annual Mopar Nationals/Chrysler Car Club Convention! As the premier Mopar event of the year, we continually strive to make this show something unique and memorable for all who attend. This year's event celebrates the 30th anniversary of the '72 model year and a special display of convertibles, sunroof and T-Top cars in our "Fun in the Sun" tribute. In addition, there will be other special vehicle displays throughout this area. We are also tentatively planning a special Mopar auction of cars, parts, and memorabilia this year. For something new, we are planning a downtown Newark, Ohio, cruise on Saturday night where participants can cruise their car and have a huge parking lot for everyone to see their Mopar iron.
The event will also feature the latest Chrysler concept cars, the all-new '03 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 series, the return of the Hemi (in 5.7L trim), the new Dodge Viper convertible, the new Dodge Ram SRT-10, Chrysler's answer to the meek and mild Lightning (500 Horsepower, 500 lb-ft of torque), the all-new Neon-based SRT-4, PT Cruiser Turbo, and much more. See the huge Manufacturer's Midway featuring all the latest products and accessories for your Mopar or walk through the 1,500-plus vendor spaces in the general swap meet area. Everything from business coupes to coupes that mean business, from Vipers to 300s to Prowlers to PT Cruisers, and of course, the cars that form the basis for the event, the '62-'80 muscle and classic Mopar machines.
Each year we try to improve different aspects of the event. Addressing some of the input from the annual survey, we have made changes to the grounds that will create additional parking areas. A new area will be created in the rear of the facility and we are moving some fencing up front by the starting line tower that will also allow for additional participant parking.
As always, we would like to thank you, the participant, for bringing your "pride and joy" to this event and making the show a true success. If it were not for you and your participation, there would be no Mopar Nationals, so we thank you for your continued support and sincerely hope everyone enjoys this weekend of special attractions and activities.
We would be remiss not to thank our sponsors as well, who each year put forth the effort to help us out and bring you the ultimate Mopar event. This year a special thanks goes to Mopar Performance, Monicatti Chrysler Plymouth, The Paddock, South Oak Dodge, Malcom Chrysler Plymouth Dodge, Fine Lines, Randy's Ring & Pinion, Jeg's, Mancini Racing, Howell Automotive, Cytech, Trailer World, Mopar Muscle, and Mopar Action.
Once again, welcome to the 2002 Mopar Nationals. I hope everyone enjoys the show this year. We have a lot of new and exciting activities planned to make it a memorable experience. With this being our 22nd anniversary, and with 5.7L Hemi and NASCAR fumes in the air...we know that "Mopar Nationals fever" will be running rampant again.Jim BielendaMopar NationalsPresident
Inside The ProgramSchedule of EventsGeneral InformationEntering The Mopar NationalsRaceway Map - How To Get to theMopar Nationalsudging Informationwards CeremonyDrag Racing Categories, Prizes, and TrophiesFun In The Sun - Mopar Convertible Production Data2001 Mopar Nationals ResultsManufacturer's MidwaySwap MeetMopar Model Car Contestwww.gotmopar.comMopar Nationals Souvenirs2003 Mopar nationals