West Coast Challengers attended the 3-day “Mopars at the Strip” event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past weekend. This event brings over 1,000 Mopars from all over the nation as well as from countries abroad and from other countries (there were cars from Canada, England and even Australia). The event started off on Thursday with cruises started in different parts of the western United States. A group of us met up with some other fellow Mopar enthusiasts which included everything from a yellow 1970 ‘Cuda, a purple SuperBee, an orange ‘Cuda drag car, a Dart drag car being hauled by a 1976 Dodge pickup and many, many more.

Thursday night was the kick-off party at the Cannery Casino where the whole parking lot was full of the whole history of Mopar. On Friday, the event was underway including the car show (judged and peoples choice), swap meet, vendors row, the Hotchkis Autocross, and drag racing. It was amazing to walk through every section of the car show and see many cars that I had only seen before in magazines or on TV. There was everything from a 1936 panel truck with a blown Hemi to a Superbird, Daytona, AMC cars, Power Wagons, Vipers, and so much more.

At the drag races, we saw a young lady get her Pro Comp license by running 5 passes in the 5 second range in her Hemi powered rail. There was 10 second Dodge Diesel trucks, and even some really fast slant 6 cars. We were blown away by the autocross event where the Petty’s Garage Supercharged Challenger and the Hotchkis T/A Challenger were laying down some 28 second tire scorching laps on the coned course.

We will be attending Mopars at the Strip again in the future. Thank you to everyone who helps coordinate the event.

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