DUBLIN, Ohio., May 17, 2013 / – If your vehicle has a Chrysler Engine and a Chrysler-Body then its eligible to participate in the annual LX & Beyond Nationals car show. We will be hosting an All Mopar Car Show on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10am – 3pm at Thompson Raceway Park in Thompson, Ohio. Additional Classes will be added based on registration.
$25 Entry Fee (Pre-Registered) / $35 Entry Fee (At the Gate) – Covers Driver and (1) passenger, Fun Runs (as time allows) and Grandstand Access to Watch the Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series and Mopar Heritage & Beyond Bracket Racing.
Eligible participant vehicles
- Any vehicle with a Chrysler-powered engine.
Vehicle Make Competitions
- Overall Best of Show & Go – Grand Prize
This is awarded to the car that not only looks good standing still but also performs on the drag strip. Any racing participant that intends to compete for this award should declare their participation the first day of the event in order to have vehicle judged prior to racing. It is not necessary to win the racing class that you participate in. It is required to make at least one pass on the drag strip to be eligible for this category (No Exceptions) *Combination of Racing Performance and Show Results*
- Best of Show Charger (Weekend / Daily Driver)
- Best of Show Magnum (Weekend / Daily Driver)
- Best of Show 300/300C (Weekend / Daily Driver)
- Best of Show Challenger (Weekend / Daily Driver)
- Best of Show Jeep Grand Cherokee (Weekend / Daily Driver)
- Best of Show Other Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep/Plymouth (Weekend / Daily Driver)
This is awarded to the vehicle with the best overall balance of quality for their respective classification. It should be truly different and stand out from the crowd. The paint should have the cleanest finish of any vehicle on the show field. Engine should have some visual modification. Stance of vehicle should be non-stock, and/or wheels should complement the overall appearance. Interior should also have some modification.
- Weekend Driver = WD
To compete in Weekend Driver classification, the vehicle must average less than 12,000 miles/per year
- Daily Driver = DD
A Daily Driver classification, is a vehicle that averages 12,000 miles/per year or more
LX & Beyond Top 10 Choice Awards
This is awarded to the Top 10 cars that stood out to the experts but did not meet the qualifications for a Best of Show award. This award can be given to any combination of vehicle qualities: all original, low miles, unique modification, etc.
- Best Paint & Finish
This is awarded to the car that has the best quality paint job i.e. no chips, orange peel, dull spots fading, etc. The paint should have the cleanest finish of any vehicle on the show field. The paint must be finished throughout the entire vehicle including the door and trunk jambs and of course the engine bay. The paint color and quantity of colors is not a factor for earning this award.
- Best Engine (Visual)
This category awards the overall presentation of the engine, which includes polished / chromed parts, powder coated parts, color-coated hoses, and most importantly the cleanliness and presentation of the entire engine bay. Such factors as wire tucks and shaved engine bays will also play a determining factor, your Engines performance abilities have no bearing in this category.
- Best Undercarriage
To compete for an undercarriage award, the vehicle should be elevated on stands or ramps. Mirrors should be placed under the vehicle, to display undercarriage modifications. Undercarriage detailing such as painting, powder coating, polishing and / or chroming, are all factors as well as, sway bars, urethane suspension bushings and other chassis stiffening modifications will be considered too. Any other creative ideas that can enhance the undercarriage will also be taken into consideration.
- Best Interior
This award is presented to the person who has customized their interior following a specific theme. Interior themes could include a one which will consists of many rare parts from overseas or show car theme which may include lots of fiberglass to hold audio and video components. The use of exotic materials and original ideas will also be taken into consideration for this award.
- Best Female Ride
To be eligible for this award, the vehicle must be driven into the venue by the vehicle’s female owner, and the car must be registered for the show under her name. It is also IMPERITIVE that she presents her car to the expert at the show. Experts are not only examining the workmanship that went into the vehicle, but we are examining her knowledge about the vehicle too.
- Sound Presentation (Fabrication)
This is awarded to the person with the cleanest, most customized stereo install. This includes speakers, head-units, amps, and overall installation of the stereo equipment. It’s not the quantity of equipment, but the quality of the install that concerns the experts. Does the install include custom fiberglass painted enclosures? Are the components highlighted with lighting? Are all wires neatly wrapped up and out of sight? Does the overall fabrication and custom work match the car’s theme? The creativity and uniqueness of installation also plays a large factor in deciding this award.
- Best ICE (In Car Entertainment) (Fabrication)
ICE examines non-stereo equipment. Some examples of ICE would include: multiple TV’s, gaming systems, computers, navigation, cameras, and interior lighting. Most importantly experts are looking for unique features, such as unusual locations for televisions, hidden gaming systems in armrests, multiple screens with multiple functions, and smooth clean installs.
- Best (Lighting) Display
This is awarded to the vehicle with the most detailed exterior lighting display. Exterior lighting would include: spot lights, rope lights, neon, strobes, track lighting, and any other lighting equipment to enhance the exterior presentation and display of the vehicle. It is not the quantity of lighting, but rather how the lighting is used to better the presentation of your vehicle that will earn you the chance to win this award.
- Club/Team Participation
(Professionalism of the club/team members and how they represent themselves and their cars at the show)
Club/Team members should be at the show for its entire duration. The members should be wearing club attire, such as: t-shirts and/or ball caps. This award is for the club/team who entertains the crowd for the duration of the show, with such features as: music, lighting and interactive activities to keep the crowd drawn to your organizations vehicles.
- All vehicles should be on display for the entire day
- Team must be competing and attending (5 Vehicle Minimum)
People’s Choice Awards
- Long Distance Award
This is awarded to the person that drives the longest distance in their own vehicle to the event. In the event of a tie, driving time based on evaluation of Google Maps will be used to determine winner.
- Best LXBN – 1st Generation, 2nd Generation Vehicle
To be eligible for this award the owner of the vehicle must be a registered participant. However, the vehicle does not have to be participating in the car show or racing activities of the weekend. This award is voted on by everyone in attendance on the Saturday and after all votes have been tallied will be awarded on Sunday morning.
- Dodge Challenger – Gen I (2008-present)
- Dodge Charger – Gen I (2006-2010), Gen II (2011-present)
- Dodge Magnum – Gen I (2005-2008)
- Chrysler 300 – Gen I (2005-2010), Gen II (2011-present)
- Best Vendor Display / Performance Vehicles
This award is for the vendor/company who entertains and interacts with the crowd for the duration of the show, with such features as: interactive activities, drawings, display vehicles, racing vehicles, etc. to keep the crowd drawn to your display area.
- Vehicle to be judged must be owned by the presenter.
- Entry must be made prior to the stated deadline.
- All competing vehicles must be driven onto the show field.
Vehicle trailers are not allowed in the show field due to space confinements.