The Mopar Nationals has been one of the biggest events for Chrysler enthusiasts since the early 1980s. The three-day affair has a large swap meet, a big car corral, judged and “fun field” show areas, manufacturer displays, and drag racing on the legendary National Trails Raceway track. Come rain or shine, organizer Jim Belinda runs a tight event. Many attendees make a yearly pilgrimage to the center of Ohio to enjoy it.
Beyond the show on the dragstrip itself, the Mopar Nationals are noted for the surprises that show up every year and the nighttime activities. The town of Heath has graciously organized a Saturday night cruise with lots of fun stops. There are also opportunities to meet with friends and fellow fans of the Pentastar’s brands, sample some of the region’s nice restaurants, and soak up the Mopar vibe. It is a happening in the truest sense of the word. If this is your tribe, you belong here.
Geoff Stunkard, former editor of our sister magazine Mopar Muscle, was at this year’s event and forwarded this photo story to give a flavor of why the Mopar Nats are still the big deal.