This year, the Mopar Nats marks the much-anticipated return of the Charger to the Dodge line up. The 24th Annual Mopar Nationals is proud to feature a tribute to the Dodge Charger. This includes all the body styles that carried the Charger nameplate over the years. From rear-wheel drive to front-wheel drive, these cars will be parked in the featured area with certain models selected to be the center attraction of the display. Mopar Nationals will pick one car from each year/model that the Charger was offered to be in the center of the display. All the remaining cars will park around the perimeter. Entered participants with these cars will receive a unique souvenir in their goody bag. You must send proof of ownership with your application (copy of vehicle registration and photo) to receive this souvenir at the registration tent.
The event will also have displays of other attractions, such as the Dodge SRT, Viper, Neon, Ram, Crossfire, and the 300. The latest Chrysler concept cars, along with the '05 product lineup will be here. See the "Survivors" display of all original, unrestored Mopars. For racing fans, there will be the time-honored wheel standers, Pro Mods, and Super Stocks running exhibitions. For those interested in the car show scene, you can view the concours restorations, OE certified, Young Guns, and some of the finest Mopar show cars in the world. Participants at the '04 Mopar Nats will see more than 3,000 Chrysler vehicles from the '20s to the '05s, with an example of almost every Chrysler vehicle made. See the all-new Mopar Performance Road Show and the huge Manufacturer's Midway featuring all the latest products and accessories for your past and present Mopars.
Returning this year will be the Young Guns Drag Class, a special bracket race class reserved for participants 25 and under. For the Match Box Car Drag Race (children 10 and under), Mopar Nats will supply the racetrack, the Match box car and prizes for the kids. Depending on the number of entries, we will have a race off and prizes for the top 5 finishers. Afterwards, the kids can keep their Match box car as a souvenir. Ladies, make sure you check out the Longaberger Basket Tour on Friday. The bus will leave from the NTR tower in the morning and return in the late afternoon. You must be preregistered. The deadline is June 30.
This year's Grand Prize is Hemi Power! One lucky participant or spectator will win a Mopar Performance 5.7 Hemi Crate Motor. Every participant or spectator has an opportunity to win. The top half of your admission ticket will serve as your entry into the drawing for this and other great door prizes. The winner of the engine will be announced at noon on Sunday, August 15, during the award ceremony. You do not need to be present to win.
Mopar Nationals will be expanding the Car Club parking area. If you're a member of a Mopar Car Club and have at least 10 members entered into the '04 Mopar Nationals (applications must be sent in together), then you can park together in a reserved area on the Judged Show side of the track.
The Nats will once again be teaming up with Tri-County Chrysler to sponsor an organized Cruise on Saturday night. Participants will be able to cruise in a special area and park in a designated lot to view each other's cars. The Cruise will take place in Heath, and Tri-County Chrysler will serve as the host of the cruise. Details will be available at the event.
Drag Racing at the 24th Annual Mopar Nationals always brings out some of the best and fastest iron that Pentastar produced. Added to this year's race program is the Year One sponsored F.A.S.T. Class. See the Year One web site www.yearone.com for rules/regulation details. Make sure to check out the Top Gun Dyno Challenge. The top horsepower delivered to the rear wheels for a stock and modified Mopar will be awarded the Mopar Nationals Top Gun award.