All cars within a class will be judged by the same judge or judging team. This will keep fairness and consistency within the class. NOTE: Judges are picked based not only on their experience, but their familiarity with the car lines, as well as past judging credentials. Although it cannot be achieved in all classes, we have made every attempt to have judges judge classes for which they have in-depth knowledge. In classes where this is not possible, we have made every effort to have well-informed judges that know Mopars and can make decisions based on their knowledge. All judges have been instructed to take off points only in areas where they have the knowledge. When not certain if points should be deducted, they have been instructed to confer with the senior judge or not take off points.
All judges' decisions are final. If you are not with your vehicle when the judge(s) come to it, the areas they cannot see will not be judged and no points will be awarded. So please have someone there, or leave your hood, trunk, and interior open. If you have any questions about the judging during the event, go to the main judging tent.
The 10-year rule will remain in effect for the OE-Certification judging. The Regular Judged classes will allow '03-and-older vehicles to be judged. NOTE: Due to the low expected number of late-model entries ('97-up), they may be included in one class. The judging standards for new vehicles will also be harder than for those over 10 years old. All show judging entries will be parked in a marked-off area. The regular judging takes place on Friday, August 8 only. You must be present on Friday to have your car judged. The certification judging process will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. Those entrants will be notified before the event which day their car will be judged
"OE-Certification" $150 Entry Limited (Original Equipment Certification): These entries are judged by a set of standards specified by Mopar Nationals Inc. Everything on the vehicle is reviewed for condition, originality, and correctness. Date codes, VINs, and so on are all checked. Vehicle documentation (window sticker and broadcast sheet, among other things) is important and will add points. Vehicles must be at least 10 years old. This class is intended for the ground-up-type restorations or for vehicles that are exceptionally original and in near-perfect condition. More than 2,000 points can be awarded: 95 percent of the total points are required for Gold, 90 percent for Silver, and 85 percent for Bronze. Cars scoring under 1,700 points are not awarded a certificate. Cars can be judged in this classification only once. After a period of two years, the car may be entered into this classification again if there is an opening. Only a limited number of cars are accepted due to the nature and time it takes to perform this judging. Acceptance is based on the vehicle's past showings, placing, and, obviously, condition. NOTE: The OE-Certification judging is usually full for the following year; call for availability and further information.
Entering The Mopar NatsRegular EntryGot a nice Mopar? Got $60? You're in! The cost of the regular entry is $60 if postmarked by June 30, 2003; $75 thereafter. Entries are available at the gate. Preregistration entries admit two adults and one vehicle to all three days, as well as the Trophy Race bracket if you choose to race your car. You can make time trails during the scheduled open portion of the event on Saturday. NOTE: Your vehicle must meet NHRA rules to run down the track. There is no judging in this car entry, but you may win one of the many trophies or plaques awarded by the various magazines, Mopar Nationals, and Mopar Performance. These entrants must park on the east side of the track and use the designated gate. If not preregistered, use the Gate A entrance for registration (see map). A picture is required of all entries unless you are entering the same vehicle you entered last year.