It was an inaugural event to remember. Let me take that back; it was a GREAT inaugural event to remember. This year at the 2012 Mopar Nationals, we held the first ever AMSOIL presents the Mopar Muscle Numbers Don't Lie Dyno Showdown. Hatched as an event to allow our loyal readership to showcase the true power of their cars, the two day extravaganza took over an entire corner of the Mopar Nationals' manufacturer's midway. The concept was simple, randomly choose 20 reader vehicles from a pre-registered group, divide them into two divisions (power adder and non-power adder) and strap them to a mobile chassis dyno to determine who had the most powerful street Mopar in America. It was our readers chance to etch their name in history.

Our eclectic mix of Mopars ranged in horsepower numbers from a bone stock restored '69 Road Runner in the mid-200's, all the way up to a wild '71 Cuda. We also had the battle of not one but two couples. Darren Tedder and Terry Brown squared off in the Non-Power Adder class while Jaime and Jason Thompson went head to head in the Power-Adder class. It was a battle of the sexes where bragging rights in one was decided by the razor thin margin of a single horsepower.

For Part 1 of the full story head on over to newsstands and pick up the January 2013 issue of Mopar Muscle which goes on sale October 23. Part 2 will follow up in the February issue. In the meantime, check out all of the pictures and results here as well as the accompanying videos from the AMSOIL presents the Mopar Muscle Numbers Don't Lie Showdown.

POSNon-Power AdderHPPOSPower AdderHP
1Darren Tedder
'71 Hemi 'Cuda
654‐inch Hemi
9261Rick Trunkett
'72 Duster
Turbocharged small‐block
2Terry Brown
'66 Belvedere
500‐inch Hemi
5782Jaime Thompson
'09 Challenger SRT 8
6.1 Hemi ‐ 2.8L Kenne Bell Supercharger
3Bryan Miller
'66 Belvedere I
477‐inch Hemi
4153Jason Thompson
'02 Dakota R/T
408 stroker ‐ Paxton NOVI 2000 supercharger
4Bill Cherry
'11 Challenger SRT8
392 Hemi
4094Brian Akers
'01 Dakota R/T
408‐inch stroker with 150‐shot of nitrous
5Tom Herrington
'68 Coronet R/T
500‐inch low‐deck stroker
4005Patrick Friel
'04 RAM 3500
5.9L Diesel
6Jon Brooks
'08 Super Bee
AirRaid Cold Air Kit/Predator tune
3816Chas Hoffner
'00 Dakota Stock
360 long block ‐ rear‐mount 68MM turbo
7Lonnie Jefferson
'67 Coronet
8Eddie Streeter
'07 Chrysler 300
9Tim Almasy
'99 Dakota R/T
10Keith Brunn
'70 Satellite .030‐0ver
11Dan Austin
'67 Barracuda
340 Stroker
12Tom Filbert
'99 Dakota
5.9L Magnum Engine
13Dave Belcarz
'03 Ram 1500
5.7L Hemi
14Aaron Nolan
'05 Rumble Bee
15Ben Leonard
'70 Charger R/T