February 26-27-Moticello, Iowa: The 36th Annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Rod and Custom Car Show at the Moticello Berndes Center. Features will be a new selection of Street Rods, Customs, Motorcycles, Street Machines, Pickups and Race Cars in competition for Budweiser Trophies and Hardee's Cash Awards. Info: Galen Muller, 853 Southhaven Dr., Moticello, Iowa, 52310, (319) 465-5119 or (319) 465-5380; www.rodandcustomcarshow.com
March 6-Hollywood, FL: 17th annual Florida Mopar Nationals. All Mopar and AMC car show and swap meet sponsored by Eddie Accardi Chrysler-Jeep/ Dodge and the Florida Mopar Connection car club. Info: (954) 920-7096; firstname.lastname@example.org
March 12-13-Tampa, FL: Westcoast Mopar Club presents the 16th Annual Car Show and Swap Meet. Over 110 Trophies awarded and featuring a FMA Points Show. New this year, Show 'n' Shine area for non-Mopars, and Mopars not wishing to be judged. It's $15 to enter and the top-10 participant choice trophies are awarded on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Info: Mike Volpe, (813) 963-6105 or (727) 584-1210; www.westcoastmopar.com.
March 19-20-Albury, New South Wales, Australia: 13th Annual Chryslers on the Murray. Australia's largest Chrysler car show and swap meet with over 400 Australian and American Chrysler cars on display. Info: www.chryslersonthemurray.com.au.
March 26-Galeana, SC: All Mopar All-Star Auto Show: Past and Present. Hosted by Gaeana Chrysler/Jeep/KIA and Midlands Mopars offering classes on many body types, as well as awards. Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the awards at 4 p.m. Car entry fee of $10 and spectators are free. Location: 180 Greystone Blvd., Galeana, SC, 29210. info: Lou Eyman (803) 808-1983 or David Whetsell (803) 957-8694.
April 1-3-Las Vegas, NV: Once again, it's time for the Mopars at the Strip show at the Strip in Las Vegas. This is fast becoming one of the premier events west of the Mississippi. Mopar Muscle will once again be holding "The Mopar Muscle True Street Challenge" at the Mopars at the Strip event. This year, a '72 Duster will be outfitted with parts from the aftermarket, and one lucky winner will be able to drive away in the restomodded A-Body. So, make your plans to attend, and check out their web site www.moparsatthestrip.com.
April 24-Centerline, MI: North Oakland Mopar Muscle's 8th Annual Car Show and Swap Meet, 8:00 a.m. at DaimlerChrysler's Centerline Parts Depot-the largest Mopar-only swap meet in Michigan. Info: 248-975-NOMM; www.440sixpack.com.
April 9-10-Van Nuys, CA: Chrysler Performance West presents Spring Fling XIX at Woodley Park. Largest Mopar show and swap on the west coast. Featuring Midway vendors, judged show, dash plaques awarded. Info: (818) 759-1779; www.cpwclub.com
April 30-Mobil, AL: Mopars at the Battleship 10th Annual exclusive Mopar Car Show and Swap Meet. Best Pre-'76 and Best Post-'75 awards will be given. Best Pre-'60, Best A-Body, Best B-Body, Best C-Body, Best E-Body, and Best AMC Awards. Show proceeds to benefit the Mulherin Custodial Home. Info: Larry Jordan, (251) 653-5154; email@example.com; www.southernmopar.com
July 8-10-Carlisle, PA: The Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals presented by DaimlerChrysler for all Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth, and Jeep vehicles. Show field, swap meet, car corral, and Mopars (new and old), as well as concept cars and special guests to keep you entertained. Info: www.carsatcarlisle.com.
Do you have a Super Bee or Road Runner that came with an A-12 package? At the 2005 Chrysler Classic in Carlisle, Pennysylvania, the A-12 Restoration group from Moparts.com is hosting a get-together of all Lift-Off-hood Road Runners and Super Bees. Want more info so you can make plans to attend? Check out Moparts.com, and go to the A-12 restoration page.