Twenty-Six & not out!
The MoparEuronats has weathered everything that can be thrown at it over the decades, from the most atrocious summer weather conditions to blistering sunshine, gales, biblical rain, tornado winds and even a wild wasp epidemic.
Yet still it survives and prospers drawing new enthusiasts into the clutches of Muscle Car Madness.
As we roll on through the year the car shows are coming thick and fast.
The MMA Chrysler Day at Brooklands is always a firm favourite of mine, a sunny Bank Holiday at the end of May certainly brought out some mighty fine muscle cars. This year quality prevailed over quantity as the numbers were a tad down although an eclectic mix of muscle cars were on hand.
Brooklands – 1969 Hemi
Brooklands – 1970 Charger RT SE
Brooklands – Superbird
Hope everyone survived the holidays as we are now truly into 2019!
The past months have seen me value some very top end Mopars a radical street/strip Duster and a well restored 1968 Plymouth GTX – hopefully these cars will show at the MoparEuroNats this year.
Barn finds are still plentiful in the States with another Superbird being pulled out of a junk infested garage, looks like it was custom painted at some time as the blue paint and lack of vinyl roof are not original. Well that’s the Yin-and-Yang front, however, a severely burnt 1973 Charger that I came across looks a total disaster – win some-loose some.
Barn find – Superbird
Save the date:
Friday 2nd August – Sunday 4th August 2019
Well I guess it had to happen sometime this summer for a major American car show to fall foul to more typical British summer conditions than we have expected, and that’s exactly what happened at this year’s MoparEuroNats on 27, 28 & 29 July
Hope all is well.
Not much happened with me since the Chryslers at Brooklands show at the end of May -one of my favourite venues for a car show. I took the trusty Barracuda but she didn’t seem to run right, so have ordered a new carburettor. The show was very well attended with perfect weather and a whole host of gleaming muscle cars. For instance, a great looking 1970 Cuda convertible with an added Hemi engine came along, the car was used in the Johnny Depp movie Dark Shadow. Another odd-ball car was a 1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger with a 225ci six banger from South Africa, I also warmed to a very nice EV2 orange 1970 Challenger R/T.
1973 Chrysler Valiant Charger
1970 Challenger R/T
1970 Cuda convertible – used in Dark Shadow!
Well the 24th MoparEuroNats has come and gone and I have to say it was a success with some great racing, rare cars and, of course, the Muscle car gear heads – wonderful to meet with so many brilliant people.