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Welcome to the car show. This is a picture of Jim's 1970 Dodge Challenger and his brother's 1967 Plymouth GTX ...two classic Mopar Muscles! They get better care than most pets. This image was captured at the Cruise-In at Annabelle's, a '50s diner in Mentor, Ohio. It's a neat "drive your cool car here" place. 
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    Below is a (not comprehensive) list of car show/swap meet/events "Mostly Mopar." If you'd like us to list one, or have additional or different information about one of these, send a message to us at  and we may list it (no guarantees...). Disclaimer: we put together this list as best we could, from various sources--fliers in the mail and at car shows, and word of mouth if we must. It is accurate as far as we know, but space is limited; we abbreviate and condense. And we take no responsibility for your driving your baby out to an unconfirmed show. 
    Event  Place (Ohio sites color) Day. Date - Time Contact Other Info


    2004 Super Kruise Review Super K-Mart, 9200 Mentor Ave., Rte. 20 between Mentor & Painesville - Mentor, OH Every Sat. night in season,
    5-9 PM 
    440-352-4990 Big Al
    440-255-8835 Jan
    or "Just Be There!"
    Pre 1980 Cars & Trucks Only. Food, disc jockey, 50/50 raffle.  Family fun event: no show of power, no pets, no bikes, no alcoholic bev, no drugs.
    "Fun" Cruise-n-Show Annabelle's Diner,   
    Twinbrook Rd., Mentor, OH
    Every Fri. & Sat. night in season Annabelle's Live band some nights. Food & non-alcoholic bev available in diner.
    Rock-n-Roll Capital Street Machines  Solon Commons at Rt 43 & Harper roads, Solon, OH Every Tuesday in season. Rock-n-Roll Capital Street Machines car club, monthly meetings 6pm 3rd Sun. at Bedford Hts Community Ctr. One of the largest weekday cruises in Northeast Ohio.

    5th Annual Car and Motorcycle Show Jefferson Community College, Sunset Bl off John Scott Hw, Steubenville, OH Apr 24 10-1-4 PM
    $6 adm
    Rain Date Apr 25
    Ohio Valley Mopar Club
    50+Trophies, DJ, Judged Show 10-1-4
    Benefits Students on Campus

    Mopars at Summit Racing Equipment Car Show Summit Racing Equipment
    1200 Southeast Av I-76 exit 29
    Tallmadge, OH
    May 15 (9-5) & 16 (9-3)
    Free spectator admission
    $15 car entry one/both days
    330-464-9414, P.O.Box 455, Wooster, OH 44691.
    Car Show & Car Corral (no swap meet) Food, Games, Prizes, Goodie Bags, Music. No classes. 100-pt drive-thru judging on Sat.
    Cruise-In at Wendy's of Barnesville Wendy's
    910 East Main St
    Barnesville, OH 43713
    Sunday, May 23
    4-7 PM
    Registration $5

    Dash plates for first 50 cars registered. Proceeds benefit the Barnesville Boy Scouts Troup 71. Music by Johnny "O" of KOOL 105.5.

    Fabulous '50s Cruise Night - Classic Car Cruise, Cars 25 years and older. 6621 Wilson Mills Rd (at S.O.M. Center Rd.), Mayfield Village, OH Saturday, June 12
    6:00 - 10:00 PM
    Rain Date:  Sun, June 13
    Mayfield Village, Ohio Everyone is welcome.  Music and food at various Village locations.

    Tri-State Chrysler Classic

    Tri-State Dragway
    Hamilton, OH
    (Cincinnati, OH)
    Jun 19 to 20
    $ 15-25

    Chrysler Product Drag Race, Car Show, Swap Meet & Car Corral

    All-Chrysler Nationals Carlisle Fairgrounds
    Carlisle, PA

    July 9-11 Cars at Carlisle - 2004 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals - July 9-11 All Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth and Jeep show field, swap meet and car corral. Mopars, new and old, concept cars and special guests.
    Don Jordan Chrysler Plymouth's 5th Annual Mopar Show
    Don Jordan Chrysler Plymouth, 25855 Chagrin Bl Beechwood, OH July 18
    216-831-2100 Bruce May
    440-543-7098 John Myers
    20 Classes, 100 T-shirts & Goodie Bags, DJ, Awards 

    Mid-Ohio Mopars 13th Annual All Mopar Car Show,
    Swap Meet & Racing
    Dragway 42 (new location)
    Rt 42 W of I-71 & I-76
    West Salem, OH
    July 24 & 25 - Gates open 8 AM Time trials start 10 AM
    330-263-4312 Gerry Smail
    BBQ, Judges, Corral

    Don Jordan Chrysler Plymouth's 5th Annual Mopar Show Slimans Chrysler Plymouth, I 90-2 west, stay on Rte 2 until Rte 58, go south 1 .5miles
    Amherst, OH
    August 8 Marv Dicker /
    Mopar Nationals National Trail Raceway
    Columbus, OH
    August 13-15 Mopar Nats Home 2004 Theme: “Tribute to the Dodge Charger” -Special collection of Charger’s, from all years including both B & L – Body vehicles.

    USA Mopar Madness Hiday's Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep
    1791 N Main St (Hwy #3), Indiana
    Sept. 11
    8-12 PM DJ, Awards, Open to all Vehicles
    Norwalk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Nationals
    Norwalk Raceway Park Norwalk, OH Sept 17-19, 8AM-6PM
    Admission fees - see website
    The Norwalk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Nationals Chrysler Product drag race, car show, swap meet & car corral.

    Let's talk car shows:
     On July 11-13, we attended 1997's Chryslers at Carlisle (picture is the showfield).  As usual, it was a fantastic weekend for those hardy souls braving the blazing sun and soaring temperatures. The show cars were, as usual, drop-dead gorgeous (especially the newly-added class of "survivors"--unrestored beauties in all their original glory). The car corral was unfairly tempting--it was difficult not to buy another car(s)! Of course, any Mopar part in the known world could be had if you could just find the right vendor (check out the web site below, for one). The car show takes over this little town--cool cars are everwhere. You could get eyestrain just driving to dinner or pulling into any motel's parking lot. Even though we stayed until the bitter end, we once again did not win the giveaway car--it sure would have been fun to drive home the '67 Dodge Coronet 440 that was this year's offering. Oh, well, there's always next year...

    On Saturday June 21, we  participated in the Mayfield Village Cruise In "97" --and what an event it was. As those of you who have attended know, this is not a judged show; there are no trophies or awards (except for a souvenir miniature license plate you get when "cruising the oval"). What was there again this year was a fun evening of music, food and cool cars. In addition to the Elvis impersonator at the gazebo, there were three live bands ...there was more to see than you could! Heinen's did a knock-out barbeque with ribs, chicken, hot dogs, corn-on-the-cob and all the trimmings. Pizzazz offered some tasty sausage subs and cold, hard pizza--but their restaurant across the street was open where you could get their usual delicious-and-fresh meals. Migelito's was set up in their parking lot, where they provided an unending supply of fresh-from-the-oven variety pizzas, sausage subs and the best lemon ice to be had this side of Murray Hill (where they get it from!). Austin's Smokin' Steak House generated some mouth-watering aromas, but since our car was at Heinen's we ran out of room before we got there!

    This has got to be THE premier family-fun car event of the season. Kudos to the citizens, merchants and officials of Mayfield Village for providing this wonderful time. While it is solid fun for participants, it involves major planning and disruption for people who regularly live and work there. They closed off parts of a main thoroughfare for the cruising oval, and assigned what seemed like dozens of police officers for traffic and crowd safety work. Providing a safe, fun event for hundreds of classic cars and thousands of spectators must be a major undertaking; and they do it very well, year after year!


    On Saturday June 14, 1997, we entered the First Invitational Team Mopar Show at the new Chrysler Corp. Cleveland Parts Distribution Center in Streetsboro, Ohio. It was quite a show. While the judging was a bit disappointing (only 5 awards, haphazardly announced late in the day after cars had begun to drift away), hundreds of beautiful cars made appearances here. The parts dist. center services dealers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York--and we saw gorgeous cars from all those states!

    Chrysler Corp. did their dealer proud, sending a Prowler, a Sidewinder Dakota, a Viper Coupe, and an LHX for us all to drool over and crave. Not to mention the traveling power show in the Mopar trailer where we could see the "new" hemi engines and talk to factory reps.

    We couldn't have asked for much better weather; the day was hot and sunny, with a cool breeze to encourage us to walk (and walk, and walk...) around to see all the beauties. There were "factory tours," where we were welcome to wander through the facility. Kids (and some adults!) were impressed with the parts packaging machine--a factory rep allowed them to choose candy pieces and press a button to "package" them in Mopar wrapping. But it was difficult to tear ourselves away from the main attractions, cars, cars!

    This is our 1971 Chrysler Newport.  While it's not as cool as the  muscle cars pictured at the top of the page, it's a great old car--all original--with an interior as nice as new!
    Cool Car Sites to Visit: - "See the innovative design and superlative craftsmanship of one of the finest stained glass artists. Artworks include images of fine automobiles, automobile logos, etc.Custom pieces are a specialty."

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