CENTER LINE, Mich. – Mopar Performance Parts has begun a year-long program to recognize the most passionate and skilled Mopar enthusiasts and their restored cars. Eight owners will be named “Top Eliminators” and will accompany their vehicles to the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
A Mopar Performance Parts committee of magazine editors will choose five of the eight winners at the 2007 Mopars at the Strip in Las Vegas from March 30-April 1; Chryslers at Carlisle in Carlisle, Pa., July 6-8; Mopar Nationals in Columbus Aug. 11-13; and the Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan on Aug. 18. Each editor will choose one winner during the year they believe best represents the passion of restoration.
“We want to identify true enthusiasts who put their heart, soul and passion into a project – people who do much of the work themselves. We think their vehicles truly represent the Mopar brand,” said David Hakim, portfolio manager, Mopar Performance Parts. “We’ll have our work cut out for us – given the passion, quality and innovation we’ve seen at Mopar shows lately.”
Winners will be chosen in the categories of best original or survivor car; best car with original equipment manufacturer gold certification; best resto-modified car; and best vintage race car. Owners and their cars will be acknowledged at the SEMA Show and the cars will be displayed in the event’s Mopar Alley.