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March 4, 2014

2014 LX & Beyond: Official Host Hotel Information

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50 North 2nd Street | Newark, OH 43055
Group Rate: $109.00 S/D | Group Name: LXBN7
Contact Person: Abbey Border  aborder@newarkmetrohotel.com
Phone-In/Online Reservations Available
(740) 322-6455
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Must Book No Later Than: June 13
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We are very pleased to announce that the Newark Metropolitan Hotel (soon to be DoubleTree by Hilton) will be the official host hotel for the 2014 LX & Beyond Nationals. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Abbey Border at the Newark Metropolitan Hotel.

  • Check-In 3PM / Check-Out 12PM (noon)
  • Rate Available: Wed, 7/23 – Sun, 7/27
  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet

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November 4, 2014

Mopar Unveils New 2015 Dodge Charger R/T for NHRA Funny Car Competition

 

Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Drag Race CarPietro Gorlier, President and CEO-Mopar Service, Parts and Custo

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Mopar and Dodge brands reveal a new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car drag racing vehicle at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas
  • The new Mopar race car will be on display in the brand’s exhibition area at the SEMA show Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center
  • The 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car will make its official National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) on-track debut at the 2015 season-opening Winternationals event Feb. 5-9 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif.
  • Mopar, Dodge and Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) collaborate to build first new Funny Car body since 2006
  • The current Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car has won 68 national titles, two NHRA Funny Car World Championships, 44 No.1 Qualifier honors and posted the first 3-second run in NHRA history
  • Design of 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T is stronger and lighter with no loss in aerodynamic performance compared to the current race vehicle
  • DSR driver Matt Hagan helped validate the windtunnel results for new body with test runs at NHRA race tracks in Norwalk, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Ind.

 

November 4, 2014 , Las Vegas – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Mopar and Dodge brands unveiled a new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T drag racing vehicle at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show today in Las Vegas. The new race car is destined to make its official on-track National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yello Drag Racing Series debut in Funny Car competition at the 2015 season-opening Winternationals event Feb. 5-9 at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. Following the reveal, the new race car will be on display in the brand’s exhibition area at the SEMA show Nov. 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car was designed and developed on a virtual platform, using the same production-based technology and tools applied to the street vehicles, in a collaboration between FCA production and race engineers and the Don Schumacher Racing team.

“We’re very pleased to further demonstrate Mopar’s commitment to providing quality performance parts and reiterate our dedication to NHRA drag racing and our Mopar fans with the introduction of this new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO — Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care. “The process of designing and building this new race car has been a true collaborative effort between our own engineering team (the same one that designs our production Charger and Challenger street vehicles) and Don Schumacher Racing, and we are very excited with what we have brought to fruition. It’s just another great example of Mopar’s continuing commitment to provide quality engineering and performance parts, while staying true to our roots of racing innovation in a year that we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 426 Race HEMI® engine.”

Project engineers worked intensely to ensure that styling from the production version of the 2015 Dodge Charger was reflected in the Funny Car with similar design cues like scalloped sides and front and rear ends to make it easily recognizable to fans. Also included in the design process was the conscious decision to add durability and increase strength to the construction of the one-piece body with the use of composite materials including Kevlar and carbon.

“We’re very excited with the results of our efforts and look forward to seeing the new-look DSR cars make their debut in the 2015 season opening race,” said David Bailey, Senior Manager – SRT Motorsports Engineering and Design. “A lot of planning and work went into designing and building the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car. From the first steps of creating Computer Aided Design (CAD) models into a package model by the FCA Engineers, to working with designers from the Product Design Office (PDO) to include proportions and style cues taken from the production version of the 2015 Dodge Charger, it all came together nicely. 

“Through all these design reviews, engineering changes were made to the theme with the primary goal of improving the durability, strength and aerodynamic performance of the new vehicle while maintaining all NHRA dimensional requirements. I think we can all be happy with the results,” added Bailey.

Not only was the development of the new Funny Car body a result of in-house engineering expertise but  the project tapped into top-level academic outside resources as well by working in conjunction with the University of North Carolina on an extensive study to improve the strength and durability of the body composition. The engineering team also was challenged to carryover the aerodynamic properties of the previous version while making the new body more lightweight.

Sight-line studies contributed to the new design by incorporating geometry changes that moved back the windshield and greenhouse (cockpit area) to provide improvements to visibility for the drivers, which is critical due at the 300 miles per hour (mph) or more speeds that the Funny Cars attain during competition. More than ten added degrees of side visibility and a doubling of upward visibility were gained with that design change alone. Another major benefit of the redesign includes minimized of the effects of potential destructive forces on the car by providing proper clearance  for the injectors, blowers and engine, all while maintaining the series’ sanctioning body’s extensive list of guidelines and standards.

“A lot of effort has gone into developing this new body during the past year, and Don Schumacher Racing is blessed to have the kind of wonderful partners we have with Mopar and Dodge to commit internal expertise and invest in this important project,” said Don Schumacher, owner of the Don Schumacher Racing team based in Brownsburg, Ind. “We have developed a remarkable relationship over the years. Increased visibility, increased downforce and reduced resistance are key elements of this new Dodge Charger body that will enhance performance of our team in both elapsed time and speed.  In nine seasons with the current body, we won 68 national titles and two Funny Car world championships, and we’re looking to excel from there with this exciting new vehicle.”

The new 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car design was developed with the design process and team of engineers who worked on the 2014 Mopar Dodge Dart Pro Stock vehicle introduced earlier this year. It was then validated with aerodynamic wind tunnel testing at the company’s facility in Auburn Hills, Mich.
 
Further confirmation of the data took place with a number of test runs by DSR driver Matt Hagan at NHRA race tracks in Norwalk, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Ind. Hagan’s first impressions were overwhelmingly positive.

“The opportunity to test drive the 2015 Mopar Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car has been just phenomenal, and I can’t get in it again soon enough,” said Hagan, winner of the 2011 NHRA Funny Car World Championship and contender for the 2014 title with just one national event left in the season. “The new Mopar Funny Car designers, engineers and our fabrication shop at DSR did just a phenomenal job on this piece. The car — how mean it looks, the way it handles, the way it runs on the race track— is simply amazing.

“It’s also so much brighter, with the biggest improvement for me being visibility. When I sat in it, my lights [reaction time] improved. I really think it’s going to improve the driving ability of anyone fortunate enough to get behind the wheel of it. Making Friday night qualifying runs with the new body is going to be so much fun,” said Hagan.

The current Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car was introduced in 2006 and to date has won two consecutive NHRA Funny Car World Championships with Matt Hagan in 2011 and Jack Beckman in 2012, earned 68 NHRA Funny Car national titles, 77 Runner-up finishes, 44 No.1-qualifier positions, and is responsible for 12 of the 33 three-second runs in Funny Car history, including the very first one (3.995 seconds) posted by Hagan at zMax Dragway in Charlotte, North Carolina, in September 2011.

“The current piece we’re running is great,” said Hagan. “It was the first Funny Car in the ‘threes’ [to run under four seconds] and has run 320-mph many times, but this new body is definitely an improvement, and I’m really excited for the future with this new race car. It’s great for our sport to have Mopar invest in our sport. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the new car during real competition next year. I just wish we could have it at Pomona (Calif.) for the Finals to help us win another championship for Mopar and this great team that I work with at DSR.”

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October 24, 2014

Mopar Goes All-in With Fleet of Customized SEMA Show Rides

  • The 15,000-square-foot Mopar Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show display will feature Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brand vehicles personalized with Mopar products 
  • Hundreds of existing and prototype Mopar parts and accessories also will be showcased at the Las Vegas Convention Center 
  • Dodge brings a high-powered collection of concepts and production performance vehicles, including the Dodge Viper ACR Concept, Dodge Dart R/T Concept and Dodge Challenger T/A Concept, as well as the new 2015 Dodge Charger Scat Pack powered by the 6.4-liter 392 HEMI® and the 707-horsepower Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat production vehicles 
  • Mopar products and camouflage design combine to form the ultimate mobile outdoor base camp in the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman 
  • Jeep® Renegade Riptide and Jeep Renegade Frostbite show how the newest addition to the Jeep brand can be customized to suit any lifestyle 
  • Chrysler 200S Mopar delivers a sophisticated mid-size sedan with just the right amount of performance attitude 
  • Fiat 500L Custom merges West Coast culture and Italian flair with an assist from a complement of Mopar products

 

October 24, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Mopar once again is gearing up to hit the Strip in full force at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4–7, with a fleet of Mopar-modified vehicles and hundreds of existing and prototype Mopar products set to add sizzle at the world’s premier automotive specialty products trade event.
 
The Mopar display is always a safe bet as a hot-spot stop for industry leaders at the mammoth gathering. Innovative Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brand show vehicles, all reimagined with Mopar products, will fill the 15,345-square-foot exhibit space at the Las Vegas Convention Center and demonstrate how enthusiasts can sprinkle their own rides with a little Mopar magic by choosing from the brand’s vast portfolio of parts.
 
“Each creation we dream up for SEMA represents an original, unique interpretation of how customers can personalize and transform their vehicles with an assist from Mopar products,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO—Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care. “Our modified SEMA rides prove that whether owners are seeking more power, performance and style for the street, extra capabilities to get the job done or the freedom to go off-road and beyond, Mopar has the products to help get them there.”
 
Dodge Challenger T/A Concept
The Dodge Challenger T/A Concept is a Sublime Green example that the big gun in the Dodge brand’s muscle-car arsenal hasn’t forgotten its roots.
 
A modern interpretation of the legendary T/A package available in the 1970s for the Challenger, the Dodge Challenger T/A Concept draws on heritage-inspired cues but also calls on present-day performance modifications and new prototype products designed with an eye toward the future.
 
The Sublime Green paint is underscored by full-length matte black T/A graphics, flanking each side of the body, in keeping with the spirit of the original T/A. The matte black look carries over from the aggressive front fascia all the way to the rear deck-lid spoiler to provide an iconic, sinister appearance. The functional “Viper”-inspired center scoop hood with Mopar gloss black hood pins has been adapted to accommodate a Mopar induction system. Cooling air streams into the air box, chilling the incoming air to the 6.4-liter legendary 392 HEMI® engine via a hood scoop.
 
At the front of the Dodge Challenger T/A Concept, a Mopar matte black front splitter works in unison with the Mopar matte black gurney-lip deck-lid spoiler to provide additional downforce assist. Air Catcher headlamps on both the driver and passenger sides add a distinctive appearance with hidden LED lights creating a menacing glow, as well as working to provide a steady stream of cool air to the engine. Iconic heritage Challenger script T/A badges complement the front gloss black grille and rear deck-lid spoiler.
 
Underneath the extra wide 20-by-9.5-inch matte black lightweight forged aluminum wheels are Brembo six-piston calipers with two-piece slotted and vented rotors for ultimate handling and stopping performance. Rear and side exhaust tips are black ceramic-coated finish, and electronic cutouts offer the choice of a healthy rear exhaust stock sound or a louder, more robust side exhaust note.
 
The celebrated road-course racing reputation of the Challenger T/A package, best embodied by the legendary Sam Posey’s success in his No. 77 Dodge Challenger T/A, distinctly influences the interior feel of the Dodge Challenger T/A Concept.
 
The race-inspired design elements offer weight reductions paired with increased chassis rigidity enhancements. The high-performance flat bottom steering wheel boasts perforated leather and gloss black bezels. Race-inspired carbon fiber seats with safety harness pass-through and T/A embroidered logos are enhanced with bolsters and high grip cloth design for improved lateral support.
 
Rear seat delete with brushed aluminum closeout panels achieve additional weight reduction. A pistol grip shifter is another heritage-influenced touch, and the 180 mile per hour (mph) speedometer stands out with white face gauges and platinum metallic trim ring. Accents include gloss black trim ring bezels and door release handles. The rear roll-bar is designed for enhanced chassis rigidity.
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Dodge Charger R/T Mopar Concept
The world’s only four-door muscle car is transformed with a healthy selection of Mopar parts and accessories, creating the Dodge Charger R/T Mopar Concept vehicle.
 
The current Charger’s update of old-school muscle is further fleshed out by plugging in unique new Mopar products, including a front splitter, as well as Mopar side sills and sill extensions that boost handling and aerodynamic characteristics. At the rear, a unique Mopar valance frames the exhaust tips. A unique Mopar one-piece rear spoiler rises high, resulting in more downforce and a more dynamic rear profile.
 
The gloss black bedecked roof plays off the TorRed exterior paint. Granite Chrystal low gloss colors the forged Mopar lightweight 20-by-9-inch wheels, a feature included on many 2014 Mopar SEMA vehicles, reinforcing the positioning of the lightweight rims as the company’s go-to performance wheel.
 
A Mopar cold air intake adds a jolt of horsepower to the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine of the Dodge Charger R/T Mopar Concept. Additional Mopar performance mods include a coil over kit, front and rear sway bars and front and rear strut tower braces.
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Dodge Dart R/T Concept
The Dodge Dart R/T Concept demonstrates that in addition to value and style, the 2015 Dodge Dart has loads of potential to deliver the goods for performance enthusiasts.
 
The Dodge Dart R/T Concept flexes its muscle with athletic and agile performance styling cues. A Mopar performance matte black aluminum hood provides a sinister, contrasting look to the “O-So-Orange” painted concept Dart. The hood mounted duct feeds cool ambient air directly into the air box, while an air exhauster at the rear pulls hot air from the Dodge Dart R/T Concept’s intercooled turbocharged engine.
 
An aggressive front fascia with an enlarged grille opening provides maximum airflow to the Dart’s massive intercooler. New grille textures and LED fog lamp surround, along with select items from the Mopar Dart body kit (including a front chin splitter, side sill accents and rear fascia diffuser) amp up the car’s attitude. In line with the more aggressive appearance, the back end boasts a unique three-piece spoiler, perched above prominent three-and-a-half inch exhaust tips.
 
Riding on 18-inch Mopar anodized black lightweight wheels, the power of the Dodge Dart R/T Concept is harnessed by a Mopar big brake kit, and handling is improved with an adjustable coil-over suspension. Like the hood, the roof and deck-lid have a matte black finish, creating a unique look that is poised to strike fear in the competition.
Dodge Dart R/T Mopar Concept
 
Dodge Viper ACR Concept
It’s difficult, but yes, you can improve the ultimate hand-built American exotic supercar. For a blueprint, look no further than the Dodge Viper ACR Concept.
 
Ready to strike at the track, the Dodge Viper ACR Concept sports an aggressive carbon fiber front splitter and a competition rear wing. Many development hours in the wind tunnel achieved balance between the wing and stanchions, as well as how these elements work in conjunction with the front splitter to maximize downforce. Carbon fiber dive planes on the front fascia and hood heat extractors flanking the front fenders pour on even more aero downforce and aggressive styling cues. All of these lightweight carbon fiber elements work in unison to strike the perfect balance of maximum downforce for tight cornering and high speed maneuvers on the track.
 
The Dodge Viper ACR Concept races on satin black lightweight 19-inch front and rear wheels, with massive 15.4-inch Carbon Ceramic two-piece rotors with Brembo six-piston brakes. Brakes are kept to optimal temperature levels through carbon fiber brake duct openings in the front fascia. Differential cooler ducts rearward of the side windows supply fresh cool air to the differential for optimal performance. The signature ACR-style white paint is highlighted by a gloss black center stripe, accompanied by an offset Adrenaline Red stripe that flows from tip to tail, encompassing the competition spoiler with accented stanchion and end cap. The iconic heritage ACR side sill badge and Stryker front nose badge signify that this Viper is certainly a force to be recognized.
 
The race-inspired interior of the Dodge Viper ACR concept puts an emphasis on weight reduction for superior performance with unique styling cues that express its racing thoroughbred pedigree. Only the bare necessities remain as radio amplifier, speakers, carpet and NVH treatments have been removed to take advantage of every ounce. Carbon fiber virtually fills the cabin as every possible bezel has been replaced with this space-age lightweight material.  Alcantara suede-wrapped steering wheel, shifter and seats provide ample grip to fully exercise its modified race suspension with razor sharp agility through the most demanding turns. A Header Red stripe that adorns the 12 o’clock position of the steering wheel provides an emotional connection to the exterior through the Adrenaline Red body stripe. Header Red accents carry over from the unique “Stryker” steering wheel badge to the iconic heritage “ACR” instrument panel badge with carbon fiber inlay, and are harmoniously joined by full interior accent stitching.
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Dodge Viper ACR ConceptDodge Viper ACR Concept
 
Ram 2500 Outdoorsman
For Ram owners who love to head into the wild, the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman elevates the capability of the heavy-duty pickup to the next level. Creating the perfect base camp, the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman is built to blend in with its surroundings with the help of Mopar products and unique camouflage design touches.
 
Inspired by the Ram brand’s relationship with outdoors outfitter Mossy Oak®, the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman’s unique “Swamp Thing Green” color is further disguised with distinct “camo” flourishes. A Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage pattern design is smartly applied to the hood, roof and along the length of the lower body.
 
Three utility hoops used on past SEMA show vehicles as ladder or surfboard racks are reinvented as a camouflaged bed tent, providing shelter from nature’s wrath or extra storage space for gear. Elements pulled from the popular Ram Sun Chaser 2013 SEMA show vehicle include a concept Mopar roof rack and the concept “Flip-Up” seatback tailgate, which converts into a two-seat bench by folding back toward the cab. The RamBox is loaded with Mopar accessories, and a step-assist off the rear bumper helps to access the bed.
 
The Ram 2500 Outdoorsman sits on Mopar concept 17-inch, eight-lug bead lock wheels, which are capable of dealing with challenging terrain, especially when coupled with aggressive 35-by-12.50-inch R17 Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 BFGoodrich tires. Mopar’s fender flares at the front and rear provide a muscular impression, and the Ram 2500 Outdoorsman can roll with anything thanks to a Mopar leveling kit and Bilstein shocks.
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Ram 2500 OutdoorsmanRam 2500 Outdoorsman
 
Ram ProMaster Hospitality Van
For those seeking transportation that doubles as an office on wheels, the Ram ProMaster Hospitality Van is the perfect vehicle for business owners looking to upfit and customize their commercial fleet.
 
Modified specifically for the SEMA Show, the Ram ProMaster Hospitality Van is converted into a mobile lounge and equipped with refrigeration to serve refreshing, ice cold beverages from a large swing-open side panel.
 
To focus further on the van’s inherent multipurpose utility, interior cabinets, counter displays and merchandise displays are installed in the cargo area of the vehicle boasting the most vertically oriented side walls of any entry in the cargo van category. This makes the Ram ProMaster Hospitality Van perfect for use as a display vehicle and distribution point for merchandise sales. 
 
Low-gloss black graphics near the base of the Ram ProMaster Hospitality Van are contrasted with Mopar Blue graphics on top, while a Mopar logo proudly adorns the windshield.
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Chrysler 200S Mopar
Mopar has upgraded the production 200S model with parts and accessories from the Mopar portfolio of products showcasing how customers can tap into the Mopar Custom Shop to personalize their vehicle before they take delivery of their new car.
 
The simple elegance and extraordinary driving experience of the 200S model is amplified with the Chrysler 200S Mopar. With a Phantom Black Tri-coat exterior paint and a distinctive Ambassador Blue leather interior, the 200S Mopar immediately stands out. Adding to the standout appearance is the addition of a Mopar body kit, which includes a unique front splitter, side sills, rear side sill extensions and rear valance. The rear of the vehicle sports Mopar prototype quad exhaust tips. A coilover lowering kit and 19-inch wheels with a unique Mopar bronze finish round out the visual cues.
 
The Chrysler 200S Mopar isn’t just visually different. It gets an added performance boost achieved through bolt-on Mopar performance parts, including Mopar cold-air intake, cat-back exhaust and a Mopar big brake kit that provides added stopping power.
 
Customers will be able to order a version of the Chrysler 200S Mopar show vehicle in the first half of 2015. Look for a Mopar body kit and Mopar wheels for the 200S to be available in the near future from the Mopar Custom Shop.
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Fiat 500L Custom
Combining West Coast culture with Italian design, the Fiat 500L Custom provides a unique mix of color and styling for both modernists and traditionalists. A two-tone color mix pairs red on the lower body with black on the upper half, creating a stark visual appearance.
 
Sticking to its sporty roots, the 500L Custom has been lowered and rides on Mopar prototype lightweight wheels. Up front, a functional Mopar splitter, also a prototype accessory, provides downforce and adds to the stylish look. The 500L Custom also is outfitted with a Mopar cat-back exhaust.
 
The red-and-black theme continues inside the Fiat 500L Custom, from the seats to the door panels, and from the dash to the instrument panel and gauge cluster. Mopar seat covers feature red Katzkin leather and black Alcantara suede, along with red stitching. The instrument panel is adorned in a matching body-color red. The steering wheel carries the red-and-black theme as well.
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Fiat 500 Abarth Scorpion
Performance is what brings the Fiat 500 Abarth Scorpion to life, providing an ideal canvas to showcase Abarth performance offerings for the production vehicle.
 
Forged lightweight Abarth wheels drive the Fiat 500 Abarth Scorpion, and a new Abarth cat-back exhaust system brings forth a deep, rumbling note from the sport coupe. The exterior color pattern follows the two-tone theme of the Fiat 500L Custom. A red-painted upper portion and white-trimmed lower half work together to accentuate the Abarth Scorpion logo, which is enlarged and appears as if it’s crawling up the front fascia and hood.
 
Carbon mirror caps and accent-color fog lamp pockets are also part of the front exterior design package. Heading to the rear, a satin black rear valance houses the exhaust tips, and the rear tail lamps are modified with a smoky tint. The Fiat badges are accented in chrome trim with a satin finish.
 
Inside the 500 Abarth Scorpion, the same two-tone color split is present, with the Scorpion logo enlarged on the passenger side and Katzkin leather interior accented with color stitching and trim. Interior options for the 500 Abarth Scorpion are intended for future availability through the Mopar Custom Shop.
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Jeep® Renegade Riptide
The Jeep® Renegade Riptide calls out the customizable capabilities of the newest addition to the Jeep brand’s lineup, with a beach-vehicle reimagining of the most capable small SUV.
 
Colored in Vibrance Grandeur Blue paint embellished with a Light Blue base, the Renegade Riptide’s unique black painted wheels act as eye-catching contrast points. The Jeep Performance Parts logo, playfully tweaked to incorporate a surfer in action, is stamped on the rear body sides. Painted satin black accents adorn the front grille, mirror caps and select areas of the front fascia. Above, a surfboard rests on Mopar carrier racks.    
 
The Vibrance Blue exterior also influences the Jeep Renegade Riptide interior. Blue trim enhances the instrument panels and side panels, and is set off with white accents throughout the interior, including on the Jeep logo area of the steering wheel. Front and rear seats and headrests will be dressed in black leather, while teak floor mats work to reinforce the “surf’s-up” motif.
Jeep® Renegade Riptide
 
Jeep Renegade Frostbite
The Jeep Renegade can be customized to suit any adventurous lifestyle, including those who feel the urge to hit the slopes when the first blast of wintry white stuff falls from the sky, as demonstrated by the Jeep Renegade Frostbite.
 
Reversing the color theme on the Jeep Renegade Riptide, the Frostbite is trimmed in white with blue accents on various exterior areas. Blue wheels with a white outline and a blue grille and mirror caps underline the overall color. The scheme continues inside the vehicle, with Katzkin pearl seats dressed in aqua blue. That same aqua blue hue also fills the perimeter around the doors, as well as the outline of the gearshift and vents.
 
Making the Jeep Renegade Frostbite a true ride for any winter wonderland is a Mopar ski/snowboard roof rack to help safely and securely transport cold-weather toys. The Frostbite also is equipped with a Jeep Performance Parts rock rail guard with stamped Jeep logo to defend against any rugged obstacles blocking the path to the ski lodge.
 
Adding additional visual elements, the Jeep Renegade Frostbite features unique hood and rear Jeep Performance Parts graphics, scheduled for future availability as Mopar accessories.
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Jeep Wrangler MOJO
The Jeep Wrangler MOJO (the “OJ” in the name stands for “Orange Jeep”) is geared for the off-road enthusiast who seeks an even tougher vehicle with the functionality to tackle the most extreme trails. A Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift provides the clearance to traverse obstacles, with locking Dana 44 front and rear axles and a 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case adding to Wrangler MOJO’s rock-climbing capabilities. Wrangler MOJO’s crawl ratio is 59:1. The vehicle’s 3.6-liter V-6 engine is augmented with a cold air intake and low restriction exhaust system.
 
The Bright Orange exterior of Wrangler MOJO is defended by prototype Jeep Performance Parts “Shorty” bumpers and prototype flat-top fenders, with 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires wrapped around prototype beadlock wheels, accented with Mopar Bronze on the beadlock ring. The Mopar “Rubicon X” hood is ornamented by prototype topographical graphics, which contain bronze “mapping” accents that flow down to the side panels. Additional trail enhancements include a Jeep Performance Parts “Rubicon X” front bumper, an under-bumper skid plate and a prototype Jeep Performance Parts winch. Jeep Performance Parts rock rails are added to further protect Wrangler MOJO from boulders and rocks on extreme trails.
 
Prototype LED headlamps and fog lamps help make night trips on the trail easier, and front and rear prototype two-tone half-door kits and a soft top further add to the open-air fun and freedom all Wrangler vehicles offer. A Badge of Honor plate is added to show the trails Wrangler MOJO has mastered, and a prototype Jeep Performance Parts tire carrier gives support to the spare tire. The five Moab “Badge of Honor” badges also appear on Wrangler MOJO.
 
The purposeful interior of Wrangler MOJO is perfect for the off-roader not afraid of dust or mud. The two-tone instrument panel and console complement black Katzkin leather seat covers and provide for simple cleaning. With the carpet removed, rugged all-weather floor mats shield the interior, and a Mopar sunbonnet and roll bar pads are trimmed in a Driftwood sand color, matching Wrangler MOJO’s overall appearance. A Mopar lockable rear cargo tray keeps valuables safe.
 
Jeep Maximum Performance
Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance speaks to hard-core enthusiasts who spend every spare minute on the trail and seek the ultimate in power and capability so they can go where others cannot. Wrangler Maximum Performance is armed with new Jeep Performance Parts-exclusive push-button electric-locking Dana 60 axles at the front and rear, as well as 4.88 gearing and the 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case to better hurdle any trail impediments. A prototype Jeep Performance Parts 4-inch lift kit also raises the vehicle. Wrangler Maximum Performance boasts a 70:1 crawl ratio.
 
On the exterior, a prototype Jeep Performance Parts “Stinger” front bumper can handle whatever the terrain dishes out, especially when paired with a front bumper skid plate, Jeep Performance Parts Rubicon rock rails and a prototype flattop fender kit. A Mopar black grille dresses up the front, which also is modified with a prototype Jeep Performance Parts winch and prototype LED lights mounted to the top of the vehicle to shine bright during nighttime off-road maneuvers. A prototype graphics package signifying the Moab landscape adorns the hood.
 
The Mopar Blue exterior is linked in appearance to the prototype eight-lug beadlock wheels by the Mopar Blue color on the beadlock ring. Wrangler Maximum Performance rides on 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires, with the sturdy hardtop covering full steel doors. The rear of the vehicle receives a prototype tire carrier and a 37-inch spare tire cover, featuring the Jeep Performance Parts logo. Wrangler Maximum Performance also sports the five Moab “Badge of Honor” badges.
 
Mopar Blue is also featured inside, highlighting the HVAC bezels and steering wheel accents. Katzkin leather seats with embroidered Jeep logos feature blue accent stitching, as does the leather armrest. The interior is further enhanced with satin trim on the instrument panel, shift knob and HVAC controls, while the steering wheel spokes and dash grab handles are underscored in black.
 
Jeep Cherokee Dakar
The Jeep Cherokee Dakar is the most extreme Cherokee ever. The Silver Steel satin gloss exterior skin is strikingly set off with prototype Flame Red graphics that encircle the window and wrap around the black hood graphic. The Trailhawk 17-inch polished satin clear coat wheels feature two large Flame Red pockets, with the Cherokee nameplate also changed to a Flame Red hue.
 
Front-end features are enhanced by two prototype Flame Red inserts on the traditional Jeep seven-slot grille, as well as through a prototype lower fascia trim. Cherokee Dakar is fortified for off-road action, equipped with Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, an oil pan skid plate, front suspension skid plate, two-piece fuel tank and underbody skid plates.
 
Cherokee Dakar’s wheel openings have been modified in order to accommodate larger 33-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires. The rough-and-ready look rises with a prototype Jeep Performance Parts lift kit, and additional suspension modifications help make it the most extreme Cherokee yet. Prototype wider fender flares with riveted bolts give a tougher appearance and also accommodate the wider track and larger tires. A prototype rear fascia allows for an even more aggressive departure angle and enhances the higher ride height. Cherokee Dakar’s crawl ratio is 48:1, and estimated approach and departure angles are 32 and 39 degrees, respectively.
 
Inside, prototype Katzkin leather black seats with Machined Gunmetal inserts are heightened with Header Red stitching, which is also found on the steering wheel, armrest and shift boot. A Flame Red insert accents the entertainment center. Accessories showcased from the Mopar catalog include all-weather floor mats, bright door-sill guards with the Cherokee logo, a cargo tray for storage, and the JCMS with the Trailhawk bag, as well as a prototype Moab off-road bag.
 
 
Dodge production vehicles also on display at SEMA
 
New 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack
Designed and engineered for the high-performance driving enthusiast, the new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack includes a 485 best-in-class horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI engine with an active performance exhaust and paddle-shifting TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission – showcasing the segment’s best combination of power, performance and technology. Track-proven hardware upgrades underneath its aggressive, heritage-inspired styling include red Brembo four-piston brakes, high-performance suspension, 3.09 rear-axle ratio, 20-by-9-inch wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 performance tires, 180-mph speedometer, performance steering wheel, performance seats with “Scat Pack” embroidery, “Scat Pack” splash screen on startup and innovative Dodge Performance Pages with driver configurable vehicle settings, including steering feel, transmission response, plus stability, traction controls and launch controls. 
 
New 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Taking the performance sedan world by storm the new 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat features the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, a top speed of 204 miles per hour, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-certified, quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.0 seconds on street tires, making it the quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world, as well as the most capable and technologically advanced four-door muscle car in America.
 
New 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
America’s most powerful muscle car ever — the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat – features the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V-8 engine that produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. Designed and engineered to be the most true-to-form muscle coupe on the market, the Challenger SRT Hellcat recently achieved an NHRA-certified 10.8 second quarter mile time on drag radials and can still get 22 miles per gallon on the highway. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a top speed of 199 mph and is available with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $59,995.   
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September 26, 2014

Mopar ‘Top Eliminator HEMI® Heritage’ Contest Goes Back Online to Select Final 2014 Winner

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  • Fourth and final 2014 Mopar ‘Top Eliminator HEMI® Heritage’ winner to be selected with online competition
  • Eighth edition of Mopar ‘Top Eliminator’ program encompasses ‘HEMI® Heritage’ in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 426 Race HEMI engine
  • Mopar ‘Top Eliminator’ program recognizes the most skilled Mopar enthusiasts and their modified Mopar vehicles
  • Candidates can submit entries via on Mopar’s Facebook page at http://bit.ly/TopEliminator14
  • Electronic submissions will be accepted Sept. 26 –Oct. 6 with winner chosen from 10 finalists by online fan voting from Oct. 10-17
  • Online Mopar “Top Eliminator HEMI Heritage” winner to be announced Oct. 20 on Blog.Mopar.com

The eighth annual Mopar “Top Eliminator” competition is going online September 26 at 5 p.m. ET to find its fourth and final winner for the 2014 edition of the program that recognizes the most skilled Mopar enthusiasts and their restyled, accessorized and performance-enhanced Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.

This year’s edition was renamed the Mopar “Top Eliminator HEMI® Heritage” contest to encompass the brand’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic 426 Race HEMI engine.

This is the third year that Mopar will give its passionate online fan community the opportunity to pick the final Mopar ‘Top Eliminator HEMI Heritage’ winner. Enthusiasts are encouraged to upload images of their personal Moparized ride with an emphasis placed on celebrating the heritage of the legendary 426 HEMI engine. Candidates can submit their entries via http://bit.ly/TopEliminator14.

Online submissions for the Mopar “Top Eliminator HEMI Heritage” competition will be judged on a number of criteria, including Mopar content, overall appearance, contribution to the 50 year heritage of the 426 HEMI, as well as additional benchmarks.  A panel of Mopar representatives will select 10 finalists from all electronic submissions and then provide the fan community a chance to a vote for their favorites from Oct. 10-17 online at www.facebook.com/mopar.  The final “Top Eliminator HEMI Heritage” winner will be announced on October 20 via the Mopar blog at Blog.Mopar.com.

Earlier this summer, the first two winners were selected from competitions held at the 30th Annual “Mopars in the Park” car show in Farmington, Minn., and at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, Pa. These winning selections were showcased in the Chrysler Group LLC space and Mopar display at metro Detroit’s renowned Woodward Dream Cruise, one the largest car shows in the world and one of the best places to be for true heritage, muscle and dream vehicles.

Patrick O’Leary of Lino Lake, Minnesota, won the first “Top Eliminator HEMI Heritage” trophy at the annual Midwest Mopars in the Park with his 1968 Matador Red Plymouth Road Runner equipped with a 426 HEMI V-8 engine, and automatic transmission with column-mounted shifter. 

The second winner, chosen at annual Carlisle Chrysler Nationals, was a 1969 Dodge Super Bee with a 426 HEMI V-8 owned by Ron Dezsi of New Boston, Michigan, who purchased the limited edition car in July 2004. The vehicle had originally been bought to drag race and then spent 17 years in a garage.

A third winner was chosen from among competitors participating in the 14th annual Mopar HEMI Challenge at the prestigious National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) U.S. Nationals event in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the end of August. The winner, a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda powered by a Mopar 426 HEMI, owned and raced by Troy, Ohio, native Harold Leiter Jr., was one of only two original 1968 package cars to compete in the 26-car Mopar HEMI Challenge field. The HEMI Challenge is a drag racing competition between 1968 HEMI Dodge Darts and Plymouth Barracudas, the classic muscle cars that contributed to the Mopar brand’s legendary reputation and success at the drag strip.

This is the eighth year Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, has held the “Top Eliminator” challenge to help shine a light on passionate and dedicated muscle car enthusiasts who exemplify unmatched skills in modifying or preserving a classic or modern-day Chrysler Group vehicle.

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July 22, 2014

2014 LX and Beyond Nationals Presented by Automax Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is Just 4 days Away!

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Thank you to Jamie Collingwood for the official 2014 LX & Beyond Nationals flyer artwork!!! (Central Ohio LX Club)

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July 7, 2014

All Mopar Car Show at 2014 LX & Beyond Nationals

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The LX & Beyond Nationals will be hosting its annual All Mopar Car Show on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10am – 5pm at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio.

$25 Entry Fee (Pre-Registered) / $35 Entry Fee (At the Gate) – Covers Driver and (1) passenger

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 upon arrival at 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 Challenger (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Charger (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show 300/300C (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Magnum (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Jeep Grand Cherokee (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Dart /SRT4-Neon / Caliber (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.

Classification:

  • 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.

Specialty Awards

  • 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.

Audio/Video Award

  • 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.

 

Vehicle Presentation

  • 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 Awards

  • 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.

General Rules

  • 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.

Restrictions

  • Vehicle trailers are not allowed in the show field due to space confinements.
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June 10, 2014

Sponsors Step Up BIG for 2014 LX & Beyond Nationals

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Dublin, OH. – We knew that returning the LX & Beyond Nationals to Columbus, OH was going to be a big move for the event and we are very pleased to see all of the new and returning sponsors come out in full force to support the event’s return to National Trail Raceway. This is a summer Modern Mopar event that is definitely not to be missed. Thank you to our host sponsor Automax Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Delaware, OH and title sponsors Paramount Performance Products, ShopHEMI.com and Billet Technology for making this possible. Be sure to get registered online to save some money. See you in July!!!

PRESENTED BY OFFICIAL HOST SPONSOR
AUTOMAX CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM

TITLE SPONSORS
BILLET TECHNOLOGY – LXBN TITLE SPONSOR
PARAMOUNT PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS – MSHS TITLE SPONSOR
SHOPHEMI.COM – MSHS TITLE SPONSOR

CLASS SPONSORS
BILLET TECHNOLOGY – KING OF THE HILL
EASTCOASTMOPARTS.COM – INDEX – DIAL IN .25 INCREMENTS
LXFORUMS.COM – UNLIMITED – HEADS UP
PWR – SUPER PRO – HEADS UP
THITEK – PRO – 9.50 INDEX
BILLET TECHNOLOGY – MODIFIED – 10.50 INDEX
LEGMAKER INTAKES – SUPER STOCK – 11.50 INDEX
SPEEDLOGIX/MODERN MOPAR MAGAZINE – STREET – 12.50 INDEX

PRIZE SPONSORS
HARD LUCK AWARD – NOVAWAGONMASTER aka JON DALTON
BEST REACTION TIME – HIGH HORSE PERFORMANCE
BEST JEEP REACTION TIME – NYJOED
BEST PACKAGE – EMRICO DATA SYSTEMS/DON EMRY
TWIN WIN – CARFINISH aka STELL SAVARINO
BEST IRS 60 FOOT – SPEEDRATED MOTORSPORTS/ROB LAMB
GUY DALTON BOUNTY – RENFRICK1
BEST ET NON-SHOP CAR – CAPTAIN EBAY/GEORGE M
6 SPEED INCENTIVE BONUS – PLUG CREATIVE/JOHN BURLESON
QUICKEST NITROUS ONLY CAR – NITROUS OUTLET
ROOKIE CLASS – LEGMAKER INTAKES
STREET CLASS GRAND PRIZE – BFNY PERFORMANCE

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS
MEGUIARS CAR CARE
DEMON PERFORMANCE
STAGE 6 MOTORSPORTS
AGP PERFORMANCE
KILLERGLASS
SPARKPLUGS.COM
ROCKAUTO.COM

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June 2, 2014

Billet Technology Returns to 2014 LX & Beyond Nationals as Presenting Sponsor

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On behalf of the 2014 LX & BEYOND NATIONALS we would like to welcome back RETURNING SPONSOR……BILLET TECHNOLOGY, well-known in the MOPAR community for manufacturing high-quality billet appearance and performance pieces to dress up your LX platform and Modern Mopar vehicle. If you have never heard of them or seen their work, then you need to check out their website right away.

Heidi and the folks at BILLET TECHNOLOGY supported this event 8 years ago during its start-up when it was just a 1-day event called the Central Ohio LX Spring Meet & Greet. We are very happy to have them back onboard again for the 8th year in a row as a Presenting Sponsor for the 2014 LX & BEYOND NATIONALS. Maybe you will be lucky enough to win something from BT!!! BIG PRIZES EVERY YEAR!

Thank you just does not say how grateful we are to have their support all these years.

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AutoMax Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM: Hosts 2014 LX & Beyond Nationals!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Monday, June 2, 2014

Dublin, OH. – We are pleased to announce AutoMax Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM as the official host sponsor of the 2014 LX & Beyond Nationals which will be held on Saturday, Jul 26th at National Trail Raceway. We are just as excited to have them onboard as they are to have #LXBN7 return to Columbus, OH.

Automax Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM services Delaware, Ohio and surrounding cities including, Columbus, Powell and Lewis Center. If you are interested in a new 2014 Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300, stop by 2815 Stratford Road to meet one of their new car experts. James and his staff will have some vehicles on display as well as some Mopar items available for purchase so be sure to stop by and thank them for their support. We look for to seeing you in July!!!

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April 6, 2014

2014 Brings New Racing Class for True Street Racers

 
LXBN7 True Street Class: A racing class that everyone can participate in
 
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We are pleased to announce that in 2014 in addition to the Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series we will be hosting one of the most popular drag racing classes in the country, an LXBN True Street Class. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran racer, with a bone stock or heavily modified car this is an event that nearly every LXBN participant can enjoy. You will be racing for consistency without going over ET.

This race class is for true street cars which are registered, licensed and insured street vehicles and able to drive over a 30-mile distance, then return to the race venue for a cool-down and make 3 quarter-mile passes down the drag strip. All model years and engines types and power adders permitted. MUST BE CHRYSLER BODY AND POWERED. This is a Mopar event so there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule.

Class is designed for stock-chassis vehicles running true 10.5-inch wide tires. RACING SLICKS PROHIBITED

There will be trophies and awards for not only the “King of True Street” (quickest average), and runner up but also for the following: closest averaged ET that is not quicker than the following: 9.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, and 15.00.

LXBN True Street Class Purse:

Winner:                               $ 250 + 6’ Trophy

Runner-Up:                        $ 100 + Plaque

Other Winners:                  $ 100 + Plaque to 10-, 11-, 12-, 13-, 14-, 15-second winners

Cruise is mandatory in the time allotted for competition. Any vehicle unable to complete the road tour under its own power, within the allotted time, will be disqualified from racing.

After the vehicles return from the road tour, they will return directly to the designated staging lanes for a cool-down period. They may not change tires. The cool-down period will typically last between 15-45 minutes. During this cool down period only, entrants may adjust tire pressure (add or remove tire pressure), install fresh nitrous bottles, install ice in their intercooler, (only if located in trunk, rear hatch or rear seat area). A VERY STRICT CLOSED HOOD POLICY WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL A COMPETITOR HAS COMPLETED HIS OR HER THREE BACK TO BACK PASSES.

Engines must remain turned off during entire cool-down period. External cooling of engine by any means (cold water, outdoor fans, etc.) prohibited. Any engine changes, repairs, or adjustments (changing rocker arms, carburetor adjustments, etc.) prohibited. Changing of tires prohibited.

Tire pressure may be checked in the staging lanes, or between rounds, and may be lowered. Air may not be added to tires any time during the back-to-back passes after the first pass down the quarter-mile and fresh nitrous bottles, fuel, and ice may not be installed/replenished.

All vehicles are required to make three full passes in order to be included in the final average ET tally. All vehicles must run three passes in the same order as the first pass. After passes are completed, each racer’s ET’s will be added together and divided by 3.

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April 4, 2014

New Dodge Scat Pack Stage Kits Pricing and Performance Numbers Announced

2014 Dodge Dart GT with Scat Package 3, 2014 Dodge Challenger R/New Dodge Scat Pack Stage Kits to Boost Performance While Preserving Vehicle Warranty; Pricing, Performance Numbers Also Announced

  • Dodge Scat Pack performance stage kits from Mopar will be supported by vehicle warranty — an industry-first from an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for such a high-level of performance modifications
  • Scat Pack 1, 2 and 3 performance stage kits available for the 2014 Dodge Challenger and 2014 Dodge Charger R/T include an optimized calibration and much more
  • Dodge Scat Pack stage kits deliver increasing boosts of power for the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, with up to a 58 horsepower gain with the Stage 3 kit –performance upgrade levels unmatched by an OEM without use of a forced-induction system
  • Scat Pack 1 kit, priced at a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,195, is one of multiple options that make affordable performance upgrades available to owners ranging from the everyday enthusiast to the weekend warrior
  • Scat Packs to be available beginning in the Spring of 2014
April 3, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge owners who want to upgrade their vehicles with new Scat Pack performance stage kits, first unveiled by Dodge and Mopar last November at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, can do so with confidence that the vehicle warranty will remain unaffected.
 
In an industry-first for such high-level performance modifications offered by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), the factory warranty will be maintained on 2014 Dodge Challenger and Charger vehicles modified with the Scat Pack 1, Scat Pack 2 and Scat Pack 3 performance stage kits with installation at an authorized dealer.
 
“The Scat Pack factory stage kits can help boost 5.7-liter HEMI performance up to an additional 58 horsepower and 47 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing Dodge enthusiasts to extract the maximum performance from their vehicles without the fear and guesswork typically associated with modifying late-model vehicles,” said Tim Kuniskis, President and CEO, Dodge Brand. “And now with a warranty guarantee, they can do so with the peace of mind that their manufacturer’s warranty remains intact.”
 
“The new Scat Pack kits reinforce our commitment to the performance arena,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “By maintaining the vehicle warranty, we are demonstrating to customers our confidence in the kits, which were built to exactly complement the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger by working hand-in-hand with the engineers who use factory specs to create these vehicles — exclusive knowledge available only to Mopar.”
 
Mopar and Dodge also revealed specifics on pricing and performance benchmarks for the trio of Scat Pack performance stage kit options. The Scat Pack 3 stage kit will provide a boost of nearly 60 horsepower and close to 50 lb.-ft. of torque — numbers currently unmatched by any OEM without the use of a forced-induction system.
 
The Scat Pack 1, 2 and 3 performance stage kits will be available beginning this spring with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2,195 for the Stage 1 kit, $1,895 for the Stage 2 kit and $4,995 for the Stage 3 kit. Each Scat Pack kit includes a numbered hard badge associated with its performance stage, so enthusiasts can proudly display the emblem on their vehicle as a badge of honor.
 
The Scat Pack 1 performance stage kit for the 2014 Dodge Challenger and 2014 Dodge Charger achieves a boost of up to 18 horsepower and 18 lb.-ft. of torque through modifications including a Mopar cold-air intake to provide increased air-flow into the engine, Mopar cat-back exhaust to free up downstream airflow, and an all-new performance calibrated engine controller, optimized to the 5.7-liter HEMI® engine.
 
For the 5.7-liter HEMI, Scat Pack 2 adds up to a 30 horsepower bump and is geared towards the performance enthusiast looking for that competitive edge. In addition to a customized, optimized performance calibration feature tailored for Scat Pack 2, a new Mopar performance camshaft works in conjunction with the components of the Scat Pack 1 kit to take advantage of improved engine breathing and deliver an additional acceleration advantage.
 
Scat Pack 3 takes aim squarely at the competitive enthusiast looking for extreme performance and ultimate bragging rights. Huge gains of up to 58 horsepower and 47 lb.-ft. of torque are realized through customized, optimized performance calibration tailored for Scat Pack 3, new Mopar performance CNC-ported cylinder heads and Mopar hi-flow headers.
 
Following is pricing, performance and parts details for the Scat Pack 1, Scat Pack 2 and Scat Pack 3 performance upgrade kits available for the 2014 Dodge Challenger and 2014 Dodge Charger:
 
SCAT PACK 1 5.7-liter  
Starting at a U.S. MSRP of $2,195, Scat Pack 1 offers gains of up to 18 horsepower and 18 lb.-ft. of torque, and includes:

  • Mopar cold air intake
  • Mopar cat-back exhaust
  • Stage 1 performance PCM
  • Mopar low restriction oil filter
  • (2) Scat Pack 1 stage kit hard badges

SCAT PACK 2 5.7-liter  
With a starting U.S. MSRP of $1,895, Scat Pack 2 yields increases of up to 30 horsepower.
 
Works in conjunction with Scat Pack 1 and features:

  • Mopar performance camshaft kit: includes camshaft, tiebars, heavy-duty pushrods and gaskets
  • Stage 2 performance PCM
  • (2) Scat Pack 2 stage kit hard badges

 
SCAT PACK 3 5.7-liter  
The top-tier offering, Scat Pack 3 ratchets performance up to an exhilarating 58 horsepower and 47 lb.-ft. of torque and a U.S. MSRP of $4,995:
 
Works in conjunction with Scat Pack 1 & 2 and features:

  • Mopar performance CNC ported cylinder heads
  • Mopar hi-flow headers
  • Mopar hi-flow catalysts
  • Stage 3 performance PCM
  • (2) Scat Pack 3 stage kit hard badges
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