March 29 (Rain or shine), Shreveport, LA: 23rd Annual Louisiana Mopar Nationals, presented by the Mopar Magic Unlimited Auto Club at the First Baptist Church of Shreveport (543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport, LA 71106). Registration open 8-11 a.m. Show entry $25 pre-registered, $30 day of show. All Mopar makes, models, and years are welcome. First 100 entrants receive show T-shirt, dash plaque and goodie bag. This is a family event, with a playground, music, and inside dining. More info: Call Loyd Overstreet (318) 210-9641, or log on to www.moparmagic.us.
April 4-5, Bowling Green, KY: 5th Annual Challengerfest show/drag race event, presented by ModernMoparForum.com. Car show 5-8 p.m. April 4 at the Holiday Inn (1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 4210; Drag race event April 5 at Beech Bend Raceway (798 Beech Bend Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101). All Modern Mopars welcome. More info: Log on to www.challengerfest5.com
April 12-13, Dalton, OH: 22nd Annual Swap Meet & Car Corral, presented by the Mid Ohio Mopars at the Buckeye Events Center (624 Henry Street, Dalton, OH 44618).Swap times 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. Indoor and outdoor spaces available, 10 x 20 space $40, Vendor set-up Friday 4/11 Noon-5 p.m. and Saturday 6-8 a.m. Spectator admission $5 on Saturday, $2 on Sunday, free parking. More information: Call Dave at (330) 464-6613.
May 18, Riverside, CA: 14th Annual "Mopars in May at CSDR," presented by the Inland Mopars Car Club at the California School for the Deaf (3044 Horace Street, Riverside, CA 92506). Swap and Vendor gates open 7-10 a.m., show car registration 10 a.m.-noon ($20 pre-registration per show car, $25 day of show), 20 x 20 swap spaces $35/space ($45 day of show), FREE spectator admission, free parking. Food vendors, exhibits, crafters, handmade items by deaf artists. All-day opportunity drawing. More info: Call Ken at (714) 993-5257 or (714) 300-5132, or Mike at (909) 981-0477 or (951) 212-0817.
May 23-25, Valdosta, GA: If you haven't made plans to attend the Mopar Muscle All-Mopar Southern Nationals at the South Georgia Motorsports Park on Memorial Day weekend, you better hurry up. For those of you in the Southeast that haven't yet heard, Mopar Muscle is the title sponsor of the All-Mopar Southern Nationals and it's the largest multiple-event venue in the Southeast for Mopar fans. There will be three days for racing, a two-day car show, and swap meet. Check out our website (www.moparmuscle.com), our Facebook page, or the South Georgia Motorsports Park website (www.racesgmp.com).
May 31-June 1, Farmington, MN: 30th Anniversary Midwest Mopars In The Park, presented by Midwest Mopars at the Dakota County Fairgrounds (4008 220th Street West, Farmington, MN 55024). National All-Mopar show and swap meet featuring a Minnesota Dragways and Twin City Speedway drag racers/race fans reunion, a huge sponsor/commercial vendors' row, and a burnout contest. More info: Call (952) 884-9804 or (952) 447-4701, or log on to www.midwestmopars.com. (For on-fairgrounds trailer and RV camping info, e-mail email@example.com.)
"Battle On The High Bank" is Michael Irvine's latest automotive artwork, and if you're a fan of the "Aero Warriors" like the 1970 Plymouth Superbird and 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and Charger 500, this one's for you.
Michael captured all the excitement, drama and energy of the 1970 races at Talladega (both won by Pete Hamilton in the number 40 Superbird) showing them and their Blue Oval competitors in action on Talladega's 33-degree banking. Seen are the Daytonas of Buddy Baker, Charlie Glotzbach, Bobby Isaac and Jim Vandiver, the Charger 500 of Bobby Allison, and the Superbirds of Ramo Stott and Pete Hamilton…all chasing Richard Petty.
"Battle On The High Bank" is available as a limited-edition print, an artist proof, or a gallery-edition canvas.
Get it: Michael Irvine Studios