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Is your Hellcat getting restless? Is your 'Cuda hungry for another meal composed of whoever was lined up in the other lane? Does your SRT-4 or your Shelby Turbo feel the need to carve through some cones? Have you missed the sound of a roaring V8 mixed with police sirens, tortured tires and a Dixie horn? If so, then your time is almost at hand. Holley's MoParty is returning to Beech Bend Raceway Park September 16-18, 2022 for a weekend of all things Mopar. Here's what you can expect:
Want to prove that you can rule every aspect of MoParty competition? Prove it! The Grand Champion competition will score drivers in drag racing, autocross and the 3S Challenge in three classes:
One vehicle from MoParty will receive an invitation to compete in the prestigious Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada!
For more details and rules for Grand Champion competitors, CLICK HERE.
Beech Bend Raceway's beautiful quarter-mile dragstrip is ready for a herd of Elephants! New, old, or in-between, there is plenty of competition available at MoParty! Here's the class layout:
Click here for the full details for MoParty Drag Racing
In addition, we will have racing royalty at MoParty 2022! Direct Connection racer Paul Rossi will be on the property. Rossi has been behind the wheel of many of Mopar's drag-only machines, like the 1963 Max Wedge cars, the A-990 Coronet, the BO29 Hemi Barracuda, and plenty others. But he's probably most famous for the Direct Connection Challenger, a 1970 Challenger T/A that had been built up by Ron Butler and was converted to Wedge power. Rossi ran the car in the mid-to-late 1970s, pulling wheelstands and running in the 10-second zone. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
Autocross is designed to highlight all of the handling aspects of your vehicle. Hairpins, chicanes, sweepers, and slaloms will have drivers focused from start to finish. The Autocross package includes access to the Beech Bend autocross course and the 3S Challenge course on Sunday, as well as the Dyno Challenge, the Countryside Cruise, and the Car Show. And you will have plenty of track time on hand over the weekend!
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 125 VEHICLES! Register by CLICKING HERE.
For a complete list of Autocross rules and information, CLICK HERE.
"3S Challenge"? Yep...Speed, Stop and Steering. If you want to win in this event, you and your Mopar better have a good handle on all three aspects if you want to win. This event is run in a side-by-side down-and-back course that incorporates a 180-degree turnaround, a slalom, and a stop box. Each "run" will take the total time from a driver's left and right-side run plus any penalties accumulated. All runs must be clean, too...which means that course markers and cones are to be spared if you don't want a DNF!
Is there anything more relaxing that a great car show? MoParty just wouldn't be the same without a place where you can see all of the colors that Chrysler Corporation saw fit to paint their performance beauties in! Relax and take in the fields full of cars and trucks that will show up and show off. The only unbreakable rule is that there needs to be a Mopar powerplant in the engine bay, so if you've got a Foxbody Mustang with a blown Hemi poking through the hood, relax, you're all good!
Holley judges will be looking for winners for the following classes:
In addition, special awards will be determined and announced on-site, including Odd-ball, Holley Pick, Kid's Call and Best of Show. Best of Show winner will take home a $500 check and a MoParty jacket!
Restored cars are nice. Modified cars are great. But how many vehicles can make it at least 25 years without being modified in any way, shape or form? That's a stretch for any car, regardless whether it's a muscle car, a luxury sedan, or just a regular, everyday vehicle. The Mopar Survivors Invitational Display will show you vehicles that have lasted at least 25 years with 85% of their original paint, interior and drivetrain intact. These aren't restored cars. Instead, these are cars that have weathered at least a quarter-century as they are. Maintenance items and perishable items are fine to change out for safety or regular maintenance. Accident repair, if it was needed, is fine. Rust repair, however, isn't. So let's say a 1978 Chrysler LeBaron got bumped in a parking lot and the header panel around the headlights got busted up...that's fine to fix. But if you plan on replacing the entire quarter panel on that otherwise original 1972 Newport, that doesn't work.
Each vehicle that will be on display will also have a story to tell...literally. Part of the Mopar Survivors display is a short story that details the history of each vehicle and how they have managed to weather the years. So not only will you be able to see each of the display vehicles in their all-natural condition, but you will get the full detail on how the car got there. Maybe it was a Fifth Avenue that had caring owners from the start. Maybe it was a Duster 340 that was socked away and managed to avoid a rougher fate. However they've managed to make it through the years, be sure to stop by and check out these original beauties!
Searing orange paint. Saddle tan interior. Vector wheels. Black pushbar. "01" painted on the door and enough infamy that every highly-respected officer of the law in a three-state radius wants that car impounded forever. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, the one and only General Lee is returning to raise hell in Warren County for the weekend! Stunt driver Jamey Smith will bring the General Lee, and wherever that orange Charger goes, you can guarantee there's at least one or two Dodge Monaco or Plymouth Fury cop cars in hot pursuit.
You can expect to see Smith pull all sorts of stunts with the General, from drifting and sliding away from the pursuing officers of the law, to skiing the big B-body on two wheels with grace. But we know what you are wanting to see: you came to see a Dodge taking flight. No CGI here, folks. You will see Smith launch the Charger in the center of Beech Bend's circle track in order to (hopefully) elude the Hazzard County pursuit units once and for all before making a trail back to the open road.
Okay, you tire-melting deviants, this one is for you. Think you can put on a solid Aussie-style burnout show in sixty seconds? Then step into the ring and show us what you've got! Westen Champlin's Burnout Rodeo will give you the open floor...it's up to you to do the rest.
You MUST be a registered MoParty participant in order to compete in the Burnout Rodeo! CLICK HERE to register!
If you're up for the challenge, be sure to select "Yes" on your registration to enter the Burnout Rodeo. If you miss your chance, be sure to sign-up on the Alternate sheet at the Holley Trailer.
There's nothing like hitting the roads of Kentucky in your ride and seeing the sights. The Countryside Cruise will allow participants the chance to take a break from the action at the track and to hit the road for a bit. In addition, a digital scavenger hunt will be offered. Those who want to take part will get a map and a list of check-off items that must be photographed as they cruise the pre-planned route. Find all of the items and have the pictures to prove it? You will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Holley product certificate at the Holley trailer!
Are you looking at making the jump from a traditional small or big block to the Gen III Hemi? Holley has put in the work when it comes to stuffing 5.7s, 6.1s, modern 392s and the mighty Hellcats into older platforms. Let us show you what all you will need to pay attention to if you want to step up to the modern conveniences of fuel injection, stable cooling, and an abundance of power on tap. We can show you mounting solutions, exhaust options, even how our Holley Terminator X EFI system controls the engine. And we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
You know the published horsepower numbers by heart. But do you really know what your Mopar is putting down at the tire? Old or new, bring your ride down to the Dyno Challenge! Any registered participant (excepting off-road) can have their vehicle measured for power and torque by the fine folks at Redline Motorsports. Sign-up is first-come, first-served. If you laid down the first, second or third-best horsepower number for either a naturally-aspirated engine or one with a power adder, we will have a prize waiting for you!
We got somethin' new for you at MoParty this year - an off-road short course for both participants AND spectators! That's right, if you showed up in your Ram, Jeep, AMC Eagle, or anything else you want to take off of the beaten path, you will be able to! We will have an off-road short course, as well as a slow, technical off-road section. You also won't want to miss the Hooptie X Challenge that the Gambler 500 crew put on. If you think you're brave off-road, just wait until you see what timed competition in cheap vehicles looks like. If you just want to flex on the competition literally, we will have an RTI ramp on hand to prove who has the suspension travel to beat all. And if you just want to park your off-roader, we will have an Off-Road Showcase where the Holley staff will judge them for door prizes and random fun awards!
Got a pile of parts that you are ready to unload? Want to move that project car on...or are you looking for your next build? The swap meet is the place to check out. Why bother scouting through online ads, not knowing what to expect, when you can see what you want right in front of your very eyes and talk with the seller?
For more information, including rules, Swap Meet Registration, and the space rental agreement, be sure to CLICK HERE.
Y'all can't get enough of the Kentucky Waterfall, so once again we're bringing back the Mullet Contest! Business in the front, party in the back, and if you're lucky, a prize in the hand! We have four classes we will be judging this year:
Mopar Collector's Guide Magazine Editor Rob Wolf will be assisting the judges. He's been rocking a mullet since the 1980s and continues to rock one today!