Enthusiasts come to the Mopar Nationals for different reasons. For some, it's a business opportunity-a chance to sell merchandise, parts, services, and even magazines. For others, it's a chance to race their cars against nationwide competition, to have them judged, or just to put their pride and joy on display. Still others come just for a weekend of looking at cool cars and spending time chuggin' a cold one. But no matter what it is that brings the Mopar-crazed to Columbus, Ohio, every summer, the Mopar Nationals has something to offer everyone, and this year was no different.

More than 48,000 participants and spectators, and nearly 3,000 Mopars were in attendance. The 2003 Mopar Nationals featured 420 race cars competing for $16,000 in prizes, 36 judged classes (275 cars), a 1,754-space swap meet, a manufacturers' midway, a kids' Matchbox race, dyno and burnout challenges, prizes, seminars, and more.

Other specials this year included reserved Mopar-club parking, and, of course, the tribute to the Dart, which was the theme of this year's show. Seventy-two hours of Mopars, Mopars, and more Mopars. Not everyone can appreciate the spectacle of the Nats, but for those who eat, sleep, and breathe Mopar, it's the most wonderful time of the year.

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