2015 All Mopar Car Show Classes: LX and Beyond Nationals

May 22, 2015


The LX & Beyond Nationals will be hosting its annual All Mopar Car Show on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 10am – 5pm at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. This year we partnered with the Mario Knapp Memorial Car Show being held on Sunday, July 19 and any prepaid entry for LXBN8 will receive a FREE entry to that event. Entry fees to be donated to Royalty Dog Rescue.

$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 (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Magnum (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 (Weekend / Daily Driver)
  • Best of Show Compact – 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.


  • 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 (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)

  • 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 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 (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)

  • 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 (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)

  • 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 (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)

  • 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 (1st Place)

  • 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.


  • Vehicle trailers are not allowed in the show field due to space confinements.
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Modern Mopar Magazine Live Interview with LX and Beyond Nationals

May 11, 2015

Just a reminder that Anthony Carter from the LX & Beyond Nationals will be interviewed by Modern Mopar Magazine live tomorrow night, May 12th at 9pm EST discussing the event. How it all got started, what to expect this summer and what to expect in the future? Be sure to tune in and the app/site has a chat feature that allows listeners to ask questions and comment throughout the interview.

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Not All About Going Fast: Car Show Too at LX and Beyond Nationals

April 24, 2015


Over the years, LX & Beyond Nationals has evolved and changed as the interests of its participants have changed. 8 years ago we started off as a car show in the middle of a restaurant parking lot, bringing like-minded people together with a passion for their Modern Mopar and meeting others that have that same passion. Our family has grown from the handful of enthusiasts in the Columbus and nearby cities of Cleveland, Dayton and Cincinnati. Now our family extends in all directions from the Southern Coast of California, the eastern coast of Florida and New Jersey, southern border of Arizona and Texas and as far north as Brampton, Ontario, Canada. We love going fast and seeing others push the envelope making their LX cars go fast. After resisting the urge for many years we caught the racing bug too and joined in on the fun.

Car Show Awards

We also like to see the show cars on display. Whether it is the early beginnings of a masterpiece or a seasoned veteran build, BRING IT, share your work. Who knows you just might catch the eye of a magazine photographer looking for a story to write or vendor looking to showcase new product. It has happened more than once at LX & Beyond Nationals. There is no arguing that Chrysler and the designers like Ralph Gilles, Mark Trostle and Klaus Busse created a blank canvas to express your originality. We want to let you know the car show portion of LXBN is here to stay and we are working on some guest judges to make it interesting. Don’t forget to register early and save some money before the event.



It’s a meet and greet too! Bring your pop-ups, folding chairs and a good pair of walking shoes.

~LXBN Staff


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Summer Celebration Time – 2015 LX and Beyond Nationals

April 21, 2015


Time is quickly running out to get registered for the 8th Annual LX & Beyond Nationals on Saturday July 18, 2015 at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, OH. Year after year this event continues to grow and we look for ways to make it a fun and enjoyable weekend for everyone. Registration is open and available online at see you soon!!! Check out the new website.


�  This event is open to all Chrysler/Dodge LX/LC/LD/LA platform vehicle owners.

�  This includes 300s, Challengers, Chargers and Magnums.

�  We have also opened the Car Show Events to ALL MOPAR.

�  Pre-registered and registration at the gate will be permitted.

�  This is a public event. Spectators are welcome.


�  The Saturday event will run from 8:00AM-5:00PM.

�  Racing participants please arrive NO EARLIER than 8:00 and NO LATER than 11:00!

�  If you wish to park by friends or as a club, you will need to arrive together!

�  You MUST park where you are directed and there will be no saving spaces.

�  Place your registration sticker on the passenger side windshield.

�  This event will take place rain or shine -come prepared for both.

�  Visit the National Trail Raceway website for driving directions.


�  Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series returns to Ohio for Stop #3 of the racing series.

�  MSHS is open to all Chrysler/Dodge LX/LC/LD platform vehicle owners.

�  Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is an exception -no other vehicles allowed in MSHS (unless powered by Gen-III HEMI)

�  All Mopar Judged Car Show -All Mopars Welcome. Go to for details

�  More classes may be added based on pre-registration and attendance

�  True Street Competition -Must be Chrysler-powered and Chrysler-bodied vehicle (No Exceptions)

�  True Street: (Cash + Trophy) Winner, Runner-up, 15-Sec, 14-Sec, 13-Sec, 12-Sec, 11-Sec, 10-Sec


Our primary host hotel is The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark. We have established a discount rate and availability for you: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark at 50 North 2nd Street, Newark, OH 43055

Tel: 740-322-6455 Contact: Call hotel directly Room Rate: $109 Thu-Sun Group Code: LXB

***Anyone bringing trailers please contact us for additional details!!!


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Rarely Seen, A Mopar on Street Outlaws on Discovery

March 15, 2015

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Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series: Open Invite to Ralph Gilles and Bring a Hellcat

March 1, 2015


One of the most vocal and visible executives from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Senior Vice President of Product Design, Ralph Gilles has been sent a public and open-invite to attend the Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series, one of the leading Modern Mopar Drag Racing Series in the country, at any or all of their 5 events this summer. Not because they want to discuss the aerodynamic front fascia differences between the Dodge Charger Hellcat and Dodge Challenger Hellcat or the benefit of vented versus slotted rotors. Instead, they would like to meet and drag race with the man behind the “LX” cars (Charger, Challenger, Magnum, 300) that they have enjoyed over the past 10 years. Sure, there have been chances to meet him at car shows but anybody into drag racing will tell you they prefer to be behind the wheel racing or under the hood wrenching any day over sitting in a lawn chair while everyone looks at their car.

2014 LX and Beyond Nationals – Credit: Jamie Collingwood

If you are into performance and drag racing and never heard of the Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series, please allow us to help you lift that rock you have been living under the past 5 years and enlighten you about the Modern Mopar racing and performance community that is out there. Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series (#MSHSseries) began in 2010 in Bradenton, FL and was developed by Mopar enthusiasts from the Midwest and East Coast (OH, NY, NJ, FL) with strong ties to online forum communities (, and, and a love for making their Modern Mopar go faster, led by co-founder Daniel J. VanHorn. These are the guys and girls building and breaking and building again some of the fastest and most powerful Gen 3 HEMI cars in the country (and some still street legal). Majority of the cars making the rounds on YouTube and other websites have run and were developed thru competing in the Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series. Competition is high but the camaraderie and knowledge sharing is amazing. These drivers have taken the “LX” cars (Charger, Challenger, 300, Magnum) and Jeep SRT8 to the edge of the envelope (and often over the edge) to harness every ounce of performance available and it has resonated in many of the performance changes and designs you have seen over the years. Don’t believe us. Where do you think the headlight intake first appeared? Anybody out there seen a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 run 8 seconds in quarter mile? After years of seeing racers tear the interior out of their LX’s where do you think SRT Core vehicles started?

2009 LX and Beyond Nationals – Credit: Lawrence Riggins

In the past Ralph Gilles has been seen at numerous enthusiast events across the country in Detroit, MI; Irvine, CA; and Waldorf, MD so to outsiders not familiar with the Modern Mopar family atmosphere this seems like an unusual request for anybody to want a stuffed shirt, suit and tie executive to be anywhere near their event or think he would bring the most desired Muscle Car in Chrysler’s History to their event. But anybody that has met Ralph Gilles will tell you that he is a down to earth car guy, the suits and ties stay at home and that is why so many people in the Modern Mopar community respect him and listen to him even when they do not like the answer. Rockstar seems almost inappropriate and appropriate at the same time but that is how you would describe him. He is active on social media and talks to enthusiasts, sometimes even liking or reposting their images and comments and feedback. When he arrives at enthusiasts events there is an almost “audible” feeling of excitement and emotions ranging from disbelief its really him to shyness whether or not to say hello to him or ask for an autograph, but as soon as he smiles or waves to the crowd to confirm its really him the hugs, autographs, handshakes and pictures begin to flow and he walks thru the event like the Pied Piper with Modern Mopar fans trailing behind.


2011 Spring Festival of LX

We get it. We have seen it firsthand so we know why Modern Street HEMI Shootout Series staff wants him there and so do we.

So what’s it going to be Ralph? Stay tuned…


See the MSHS staff invitation below:



614, 216, 330…Central Ohio LX Club Starts 2015 Wolfpac Racing Series

February 17, 2015











What is the Wolfpac Racing Series?

The Wolfpac Racing Series was created by a group of members from the Central Ohio LX Club simply to add a
little excitement to the racing season. The series is a collection of 14 sanctioned racing events in which racers
compete for points, ultimately crowning a Wolfpac Racing Series Champion at the end of the season.

What kind of racing is it?

Legal drag racing at sanctioned race tracks around central Ohio. The majority of the legs are on 1/4 mile tracks,
but there are a few legs of the series that take place on 1/8 mile tracks. And more specifically, the series is setup
as a dial-in bracket racing format – which means that you run against your own selected time, so it’s an even
playing field for all levels of racers and everybody has a chance to win. It’s all about consistency.

Who can race in the Wolfpac Racing Series?

We encourage all members of Central Ohio LX Club to join us! All modern Mopars, from heavily-modded big
SRT’s to completely stock “smaller” engines, are welcome to race. Since it is a dial-in bracket racing series, it
doesn’t matter if you are insanely fast or terribly slow – everybody runs against their own time to make it fair
for all racers. And for those with no track experience, we have plenty of club members that are more than happy
to help you learn the basics. It really is much easier than you think to learn… but of course difficult to “master”.

Do I need to prep my car or bring any safety equipment?

As long as you are on top of your normal maintenance, these modern cars are good to go for the track! Most
tracks do require a technical inspection when you arrive, but it’s usually just a quick look over your vehicle to
make sure it is track worthy. As far as safety equipment, most tracks follow NHRA rules which require that you
wear sleeves (even short sleeve is usually ok, just not tank tops, etc) and long pants (nothing nylon, so jeans or
sweatpants are ok). A helmet is required only if you are under 14 seconds at a 1/4 mile track or under 8.6
seconds at an 1/8 mile track. As a loose guideline, a stock 5.7L HEMI and anything smaller will likely be over
14 seconds, so no helmet is required. Whereas, SRT8’s and anything bigger (as well as some modded 5.7L’s)
will likely be under 14 seconds, which would mean a helmet is required.

How does the Wolfpac Racing Series work?

From April through October, there are 14 sanctioned racing events in the Wolfpac Racing Series – roughly one
every couple of weeks or so. Regardless of what type of race day it is at the track (anything from a Test & Tune
to a competition day), we will be running this series amongst ourselves on the side. So in general, we will take a
couple of practice runs and then select our dial-in times for the remainder of the event. You can then take as
many passes as you can get in to try to get as close as possible to your dial-in time – with your best time being
what is recorded for the event. Points are awarded based on graduated scale of who is closest to their dial-in
time. There are additional ways to accrue points, such as Attendance points just for racing, bonus points for
Best Reaction Time of the event, an extra bonus when going heads-up against another Wolfpac racer, and a fun
system to wager some points against another Wolfpac racer with a Call-Out. You can even gain or lose points in
non-sanctioned events to keep the competition always going. Series points will be tallied as we go, ultimately
resulting in crowning the top points holder as the Wolfpac Racing Series Champion after the fall finale!

This series is simply designed just to have some fun at the track for both veterans and rookies, so come join us!

Dial-In Bracket Racing

All 14 legs of the Wolfpac Racing Series will be awarded points based on a dial-in bracket racing format
amongst the other Wolfpac racers at the event. While some of the legs are during simple open track Test &
Tunes, which will make it easier for us to setup Time Trials and Competition passes, other legs of the series
take place during actual racing events, which might complicate the process. Therefore, we will schedule Time
Trials and Competition passes on a case-by-case basis for each leg. But the goal will always be to have at least a
minimum of two Time Trial passes – so you can see how your car is running that day. We will then set a time
(or a point in the event) in which dial-in times must be selected by each racer and then raced against in
Competition passes for the remainder of the event. Once a dial-in time is selected, it cannot be changed.
Regardless of how many Competition passes you get in, you will select your one single best time of the night
for submission – which is the pass that is closest to your dial-in time without going under. Any red light
(leaving early) or breakout (going under your dial-in time) will disqualify that pass. Additionally, there are
bonus points awarded for Best Reaction Time of the event, so you also want to submit your one single best
reaction time pass, regardless if it was not your best dial-in pass.

Points – Main Points

At the conclusion of the event, all racers will turn in their top time slips – where they were closest to their dial-
in time. Please write your name on the time slip, and note “Dial-In” on the slip to show that it is your
submission for closest to dial-in time, as well as your actual dial-in time you selected if it is not already listed on
the slip. With a given time or point of the event for changing from Time Trials to Competition passes, the
hourly time stamp on the time slips will be used. All Wolfpac racers will then be ranked in order of closest to
their dial-in time, with the winner of the leg being awarded 100 points. 2nd place will receive 70 points, 3rd place
will receive 65 points, 4th place will receive 60 points, and so on, as the awarded points decrease by 5 for each
place which leads to 15th place receiving 5 points for the event. This point structure is used in all legs of the
Wolfpac Racing Series except for the featured event of LXBN where all main points are doubled.

Points – Attendance Bonus Points

Each racer who competes in any of the Wolfpac Racing Series events will receive an attendance bonus of 5
points per leg of the series. Your submission for closest to your dial-in time will count as proof of your
attendance. This point structure is used in all legs of the Wolfpac Racing Series except for the featured event of
LXBN where the attendance bonus jumps to 50 points. In addition, there is one additional bonus event that is a
non-racing event – the Mario Knapp Memorial Car Show. Any Wolfpac racer will receive an attendance bonus
of 25 points for attending the show.

Points – Best Reaction Time Bonus Points

At the conclusion of the event, all racers will turn in their top time slips – where they had their top reaction time
of the competition. Please write your name on the time slip and note “Reaction Time” on the slip to show that it
is your submission for Best Reaction Time. With a given time or point of the event for changing from Time
Trials to Competition passes, the hourly time stamp on the time slips will be used. All Wolfpac racers will then
be ranked in order of the quickest Reaction Time of the leg, and only the top winner will be awarded an addition
Best Reaction Time bonus of 20 points. This point structure is used in all legs of the Wolfpac Racing Series
except for the featured event of LXBN where the Reaction Time bonus doubles to 40 points.


Points – Heads-Up Closest to Dial-In Bonus Points

Every once in awhile we get to line up side-by-side with a fellow Wolfpac racer – more common on slower Test
& Tune days, while it’s much tougher during larger racing events. Regardless of when or how many times it
happens, when two Wolfpac racers are lined up at the tree against each other, it automatically kicks in a Heads-
Up Closest to Dial-In Bonus pass. So while we compete the entire event to get the closest time to our dial-in for
submission that day, there becomes a mini one-pass bonus points race that takes place when two Wolfpac racers
go head-to-head. The racer that is closer to their dial-in time in that single head-to-head race gets awarded a 5
point bonus. If you have any Heads-Up Closest to Dial-In winning passes over another Wolfpac racer, please
write your name on the time slip and note “Heads-Up” on the slip to show that it is your submission for Heads-
Up Closest to Dial-In Bonus. With a given time or point of the event for changing from Time Trials to
Competition passes, the hourly time stamp on the time slips will be used. This point structure is used in all legs
of the Wolfpac Racing Series except for the featured event of LXBN where the Heads-Up Closest to Dial-In
Bonus doubles to 10 points.

Points – Call-Out Bonus Points

This is one cool little addition that will really make the points race fun. All Wolfpac racers will be allowed to
make a Call-Out on another Wolfpac racer, in which a side wager of points can be gambled in a direct
competition. The competition can be absolutely anything that the two Wolfpac racers can mutually agree to.
Ideas include a single-race head-to-head reaction time contest, 60’ time, overall speed – with or without a
handicap, heads-up ET, etc… heck, even a burnout contest in the water box or a challenge against another car at
the track. As long as both Wolfpac racers agree to the terms, then Call-Out’s will be honored and the racers can
wager series points. The amount of the wager is limited to each racer’s Attendance Bonus, which is 5 points for
most events. With a 5 point increment requirement on all Call-Out’s, this means each racer can engage in one
side wager per leg. This structure holds true in all legs of the Wolfpac Racing Series except for the featured
event of LXBN where the Attendance Bonus jumps to 50 points – which provides a lot more points to gamble
with at the big featured event, allowing racers to wager 50 points on one Call-Out challenge, or spreading the
points out to multiple 5 point wagers against many Wolfpac competitors. Please write your name on the time
slip, your competitor’s name, and note “Call-Out” on the slip, including the specifics of the wager, to show that
it is your submission is for Call-Out Bonus Points. This should get interesting.

Points – Non-Sanctioned Event Call-Out Bonus Points

One great thing is that although we have a great series of 14 sanctioned events, there is a lot more racing to be
done this season. And you certainly want to get your practice in so that you are well dialed-in when it comes
time for a Wolfpac Racing Series event. Therefore, when any Wolfpac racers are out racing together at any non-
sanctioned event, we encourage them to keep the Wolfpac Racing Series points race in mind. So to add a little
fun, Wolfpac racers can also Call-Out each other when both racers are at a non-sanctioned event – just the same
as the bonus points that come from Call-Out’s during the 14 season series events. There are a couple of
stipulations: #1 – Each racer can only wager earned series points that they already have banked from the season;
and #2 – Each racer can only make one single wager of 5 points at each non-sanctioned event. Please write your
name on the time slip, your competitor’s name, and note “Call-Out” on the slip, including the specifics of the
wager, to show that it is your submission is for Call-Out Bonus Points from a Non-Sanctioned event. All
submissions must be made on the day of the race.


General Scoring Overview

So while the explanation may sound complicated, the point system is rather simple. Just be sure to keep your
time slips and stay in communication with everybody. The general scoring system would apply to 13 of the 14
legs in the series, with the featured event of LXBN being the exception as all scoring points are doubled and the
Attendance Bonus is boosted to 50 points. Other than this one event, all other events will have the following
point opportunities…

Wolfpac Racing Series Points

Closest to Dial-In

1st – 100 points

2nd – 70 points

3rd – 65 points

4th – 60 points

5th – 55 points

6th – 50 points

7th – 45 points

8th – 40 points

9th – 35 points

10th – 30 points

11th – 25 points

12th – 20 points

13th – 15 points

14th – 10 points

15th – 5 points

16th – 0 points

Bonus: Best Reaction Time

20 points

Bonus: Attendance

5 points

Bonus: Heads-Up Closest to Dial-In

5 points

Bonus: Call-Out’s

Open side wagering allowed using
Attendance Points

Final Scoring / Bye Weeks / Bad Weeks

This is a points series with the top point holder at the end of the season being crowned champ. The final scoring
will be a grand total of the points accumulated throughout the season for each racer. Since we all have lives and
since this series is just intended to have some good fun and should not be taken too seriously, we are only going
to total the scores from each Wolfpac racer’s top 12 scoring outings out of the 14 leg series. This means that if
you need a couple of bye weeks because you can’t make a particular leg, then you won’t be penalized in the
points race. Additionally, if you compete in all 14 legs but had a couple of bad weeks then no worries – those
weeks will be forgotten. The only exception is the Attendance Bonus points, as those will always be kept for
each leg – unless you gamble them away. So there is a potential 10 point bonus from attendance if you make all
14 legs. The points race a leader board will be updated regularly and the racer who has accumulated the most
series points at the conclusion of the season will be crowned the Wolfpac Racing Series Champion!


The idea of a fun racing series simply started with the idea of keeping a “LIST” of the fastest cars in the Central
Ohio LX Club. After further consideration, the Wolfpac Racing Series was developed instead in order to make
it fun and competitive for everybody involved, regardless of how fast each racer’s car is, by going with the dial-
in bracket style series. That being said, we are still going to keep track of the “WOLFPAC LIST” on the side
throughout the season! The list will rank the fastest times recorded by Wolfpac racers. You are only eligible to
challenge for a list spot with passes made during any of the 14 legs in the Wolfpac Racing Series… non-
sanctioned event passes will not count. So even if you are a first-timer out at a Wolfpac Racing Series leg, or if
you are far behind in the points standings, you can still have your name posted proudly on the “WOLFPAC
LIST” by putting down a fast time at any of the series events. This has nothing to do with dial-in bracket racing.
Rather, this is a ranking of pure speed. Please write your name on the time slip and note “Wolfpac List” on the
slip, to show that it is your submission is for “WOLFPAC LIST”. Remember to stay updated as the season
progresses if you get a new personal best. Now let the smack talk begin and let’s find out who the alpha wolf is.

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

November 4, 2014


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

October 24, 2014
  • 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.
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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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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 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.
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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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Mopar ‘Top Eliminator HEMI® Heritage’ Contest Goes Back Online to Select Final 2014 Winner

September 26, 2014

Mopar Online Top EliminatorAUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 

  • 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
  • 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

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

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  The final “Top Eliminator HEMI Heritage” winner will be announced on October 20 via the Mopar blog at

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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