May 12, the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend found Mopar fans and racers from around the southeast gathering at one of the largest one-day Mopar shows in the country. For the 27th year, the Piedmont Mopar Club has hosted this event, located at Farmington Dragway on the outskirts of Wniston-Salem, N.C. Coupled with great weather, 2012 found a huge field of show cars, drag racing, and swap meet goodies on the property.

Show promoter Ron Osborne runs a tight ship; the club takes care of the smaller details and responsibilities that the event entails, and everything went off without a hitch. Ron and his crew take a great deal of pride in the event, spending months working on the custom diorama trophies that go to the first place and best of show winners. Cars are arranged in rows of classes, based on body styles and whether stock or modified, and you never know what may show up from the garages of enthusiasts. Judging is done by club members, who graciously agree to not display in the show's judged areas. Ron told us this was the biggest show the group had ever held, and new track owners Everett and Holly Justice were very impressed by the turnout and car quality.

Meanwhile, the racing program is managed by the track and its staff, with most vehicle parked on the left hand pits where the facility even maintains a set of racing garages.. A concise racing program, featuring classes in both footbrake and box, was completed in about three hours, with wheels-up action in various classes. Exhibition runs were made by Steve and Kay Moths' Bad News Dodge FX car. Fran Olsen's Hurri-Cain II Barracuda FX also made a couple of laps.

We came out for the day to take a look at the 2012 happenings; check it out...

For info on the club's 2013 event, go to their website at piedmontmopar.com.