Moparfest 2014

Back in 2012, we had a great time at Southwestern Ontario’s Moparfest so we made the trek once again this past August.  With over 1600 show vehicles and over 20,000 spectators at this year’s event, Moparfest continues to be Canada’s largest all Mopar show and is a must see for any Mopar enthusiast. Started 34 years ago by a few friends with a shared love of Mopar cars the show has grown into a massive charity event that takes over the town of New Hamburg, Ontario for one weekend in August.  The annual three-day event is a fundraiser for the local community with proceeds totaling over $2.76 million dollars from the past 34 years.

Here are some amazing new and old examples of Mopar muscle and design in all their automotive glory.

Dodge Coupe

Dodge Coupe

Amazing 50s Fargo

Amazing 50s Fargo

Dodge Rampage 1982-1984

Dodge Rampage 1982-1984

Amazing Jeep  CJ- "Tonka Jeep"

Amazing Jeep CJ- “Tonka Jeep”

Dodge 50s pickup

Dodge 50s pickup

DFDASF

Dodge Aspen

Desoto

Desoto

In spite of some heavy rain on the Saturday we had a great time at Moparfest and we will be sure to come back once again. Selfishly, we were disappointed there were not more Dodge Ramchargers. In 2012, there were more of these beauties at the show. At some point, Team RedlineNorth is going to add one of these beasts to the fleet so we are always on the lookout for this iconic full size SUV.

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Moparfest 2012

During a glorious recent August weekend, Team RedlineNorth headed down to Southwestern Ontario’s Moparfest. With close to 2,000 show vehicles and almost 25,000 spectators Moparfest is now Canada’s largest all Mopar show and is a sight to be experienced for any car enthusiast. Started 32 years ago by a few friends with a shared love of Mopar cars the show has grown into a massive charity event that takes over the town of New Hamburg, Ontario for one weekend a year.  The annual event is a fundraiser for the local community with proceeds totaling over $2.5 million dollars from the past 32 years.

Here are some amazing new and old examples of Mopar muscle and design in all their automotive glory.

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT

1970 Hemi Cuda

1969 AMC AMX

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 – Car competed in 2011 Targa Newfoundland Rally

Desotos lined-up

1940s Dodge Heavy Duty

1969 Dodge Coronet

1980 Dodge Ramcharger

1978 Dodge Lil’ Red Express

1980 Chrysler Cordoba

The majority of the show consisted of 60s/70s muscle car models including the Barracuda, Dodge Charger, Dart, Swinger, Duster, Plymouth Road Runner, Plymouth Super Bee, Plymouth Satellite and a few rare Superbird models. In addition, there were a wide range of Fargo trucks as well as luxury sedans including the Chrysler Cordoba and New Yorker models with a few jeeps and AMC cars in between. All in all, an amazing showcase put on right here in the heartland of Ontario.  Who knew there was so much Mopar pride north of the border?

Jeep Wrangler Pickup called JK8

For those who attended the Toronto Auto Show back in February, hopefully you caught a glimpse of the amazing blue Jeep Wrangler JK8 Northern Edition. Launched last year at  the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, Mopar’s JK8 kit turns a current four door Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon into a two door super rugged, rock crawler 4X4 pick-up truck.

Jeep enthusiasts have been talking for years about the possibility of a Jeep pick-up truck coming to fruition so Mopar’s decision to create this kit is not really surprising. Jeep CEO and President Mike Manley has gone on record as saying that the next redesign of the Wrangler could include a pick-up option, though no definite plans have been announced.

For more information on what’s involved in doing the conversion check out the following video.