March Membership Meeting Update
Our March Membership Meeting was held at the Chrysler Training Center in
Plymouth, MN on Saturday, March 14.
Al McAvoy from Chrysler was our host. We started the meeting with some
promotional videos for the new Challenger. Al discussed the current state of
Chrysler, new models, electric cars, hybrids and soon to be discontinued models.
Al also answered questions about the future of the Viper and how recent news
relating to Fiat would effect the brand.
We all were sorry to hear that Chrysler will be closing this facility on May 30th. Recent cut-backs have pushed training to
an outside firm. What took Al years to build will now be dismantled and shifted to Raytheon who also train for GM.
We all agreed with Al that you can’t learn how to work on an engine or transmission from a video or computer program.
You need hands on experience with the motor and parts right in front of you. Maybe in time the powers that be will also
Al assured us that Chrysler will not be going away any time soon. And he said that he will work to meet with us again
next year to continue his presentations at one of our club meetings. This was good news to us all.
DART Makes 2009 Debut
New for the 2009 Midwest Mopars in the Park car show is the DART. DART stands for Data Acquired Registration
Technology, and just happens to have a name that seems to fit our application!
DART started out as an idea by Marigale Prokop and Al Meehan as a way to modernize the registration and voting
process for the car show.
They approached member Wade Girard, who works as a computer programmer making custom web applications during
the day, and asked him to help mold the idea into a reality. A system like this is almost required with the higher number of
registrations the car show continues to attract.
DART will be used on site for the 2009 Midwest Mopars in the Park car show to serve as the backbone of the registration
and voting process. Volunteers will enter ballots from all the registered entrants and DART will be used to determine the
winners of this year’s awards. Wade will also be on site most of the weekend to make sure that the transition to DART
goes smoothly as well.
Hopefully, with DART, not only will the winning vehicles be announced, but the owner’s name and where they are from will
also be available for the Award Ceremony.
Thanks to Wade and his amazing talents in making DART a reality for our car show.
Newsletter Assistant Position
by Marigale Prokop
I would like to invite anyone interested in helping to publish the monthly club newsletter to contact me at
email@example.com. With my responsibilities as co-chair of our annual car show and other commitments, I
find myself in need of an assistant from time to time. If you have an interest in writing short articles for the newsletter, that
would also be greatly appreciated.
Let us hear from you!
Write and tell us your story.
and include a few photos of then and now
and I’d be happy to run your article.
This is a great opportunity for both long standing and new members to get to know more about each other.
Welcome to our new club members and thank you for your support to our renewing club members!
Dan Wolff 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic
Rodney K Quimby Family 1978 Dodge Lil Red Express
Tom & Carol Serafin 1973 Ply. Road Runner - survivor
Corey and Shelly Gaddis 1972 Plymouth Duster - 340
Kim Williams 1970 Plymouth Cuda
Dave Graul 1970 Plymouth Cuda
Jeremy Rubesh 1970 Plymouth Cuda
Vern Hoffmann Family 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
Dave Pung 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
Andy Mickelson 1970 Dodge Challenger
Wesley Vork Family 1970 Challenger 440-6
Roy Diehl 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
Harry Tuttle 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
Bruce Pukal Family 1969 Plymouth Road Runner
Ken Nelson 1969 Dodge Dart
Ryan Snell Family 1969 Dodge Dart
Gary Narducci Family 1969 Dodge Coronet RT
Bob Ziebol 1969 Dodge Coronet
Patrick O’Leary 1968 Plymouth Road Runner - Hemi
David Linke 1968 Dodge Coronet
Dennis Derichs Family 1968 Dodge Charger
Thomas & Cheryl Bennett 1968 Dodge Charger
John Hintgen 1967 Plymouth Vallaint
David McCaw Family 1967 Dodge Monaco 500
Rocky Waite Family 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T
Lee Hallquist 1967 Dodge Charger
Curt Lawson 1966 Dodge Coronet
Raymond Yost 1964 Dodge Polara 500
Michael Lanegran Family 1961 Chrysler New Yorker
Richard & Tony Seppi
Midwest Mopars Club Membership is now at 482 Members!
Upcoming Membership Meetings
We will meet as a group at 8 am on Saturday, May 16th at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Hudson, WI and plan to leave by
9 am for the drive to Chippewa Falls for the Muscle Car Restoration (MCR) Open House. With over 40 customer cars in
various stages of restoration, chassis dyno sessions, and the many classics driven in by the staff and visitors, there will be
plenty to see and do! It’s a great drive in your classic car! They will be grilling up hot dogs throughout the day.
Scheduled to start at Noon on Sunday, May 17th is the Club Picnic at the Quimby’s, located at 335 Thomas Street, Lino
Lakes. The club picnic at the Quimby’s has quickly become an annual event that is enjoyed by many club members. We
hope to see many members attend the event to see all of the beautiful cars and birds in this unique setting. The club will
provide beverages and Dean and Renee will cook up something special. We ask that everyone planning to attend to
please bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Glenn Larson at 952-447-4702.
Midwest Mopars in the Park Video
Our car club board continues to build the line-up of special guests and events for this year’s show. Please visit our
website: www.midwestmopars.com for a complete list of events, registration forms and information. As always, if you have
any questions, call Gary at 952-884-9804 or Marigale at 651-260-5261.
We now have a video of our 2008 show to use as a promo for this year’s show. The video is posted on YouTube for easy
viewing. Copy and paste the following link in your web browser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZAJSMJFaOU for quick
access to the video.
Calendar of Events
18 Monthly Membership Meeting, 1 pm, Turtle’s Bar and Grill, 132 1st Ave E., Shakopee, MN, 952-445-9668. Pizza and
beverages will be available. For more information, contact Glenn Larson at 952-447-4702.
25-26 32nd Annual Jefferson, WI Show and Swap. For details, visit: www.MadisonClassics.com
3 22nd Annual Spring Extravaganza, MN State Fairgrounds. For details, visit: www.gopherstatebuick.org
8 Monthly Membership Meeting, 6:30 pm, Fury Motors, 1000 South Concord St., South St. Paul. Weather
permitting, please bring your collector car.
16-17 23rd Annual Car Show, Englishtown, NJ. For details, visit: www.racewaypark.com
16 Muscle Car Restoration (MCR) Open House, 11371 20th Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI. We will meet as a group
at 8 am at the McDonald’s Restaurant in Hudson, WI and plan to leave by 9 am for the drive to Chippewa
Falls. With over 40 customer cars in various stages of restoration, chassis dyno sessions, and the many
classics driven in by the staff and visitors, there will be plenty to see and do! It’s a great drive in your classic
car! They will be grilling up hot dogs throughout the day.
17 Picnic at the Quimby’s. Sunday, Noon. 335 Thomas Street, Lino Lakes. The club picnic at the Quimby’s
has quickly become an annual event that is enjoyed by many club members. We hope to see many
members attend the event to see all of the beautiful cars and birds in this unique setting. The club
will provide beverages and Dean and Renee will cook up something special. We ask that everyone planning to
attend to please bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Glenn Larson at 952-447-4702.
30-31 25th Annual MIDWEST MOPARS IN THE PARK, National Swap Meet & Car Show. Dakota County
Fairgrounds, Farmington, MN. Watch the newsletter, the website and your mail box for more information
on the largest ALL MOPAR car show and swap meet in the Midwest!
5-6 11th Annual All Mopar Show, West Salem, WI. For details, visit: www.couleeregionmopars.com
13 Monthly Membership Meeting, 6:30 pm Hastings Historic Drive-In Car Show. Come early to reserve your
spot. We will try to hold the lot on the corner of Tyler and Main Street for our club. If we can’t save the space,
we will be down a block on the left-hand side of the street on the grass. For more info, contact Glenn Larson
19-21 36th Annual MSRA Back to the ‘50’s Car Show. MN State Fairgrounds. For details, visit: www.MSRA.com
9-11 Iola Old Cars Show and Swap Meet, Iola, WI. For details, visit: www.Iolaoldcarshow.com
10-12 All Chrysler Nationals, Carlisle, PA. For details, visit: www.carlisleproductions.com
17 Monthly Membership Meeting, 7 pm, North St. Paul Cruise Night. Watch for more details to follow.
Note: Check the website: www.midwestmopars.com for additional information or late breaking news!
Message From the Board
We are officially into spring and getting ready for a full season of MOPAR Mania.
Midwest Mopars in the Park 2009
Our 25th anniversary show is just around the corner. Make sure you get registered to avoid the crowds. If the early
excitement and interest is any indication of what is coming, we will have the biggest show ever. As of this newsletter, we
have already received 57 preregistered show car entires. That is a first for our club at this time in March!
With 160 acres to work with, the Dakota County Fairgrounds rivals and exceeds the size of the Minnesota Fairgrounds so
the sky is the limit for us.
This show is still a volunteer effort and we will need all hands on board. If you can help out for a few hours, contact the
show board or club board chairman in your area of interest for more information. As in the past, the three hour shift will
earn you a complimentary show T-shirt. You might even find out it is fun too. Your help is greatly appreciated.
March Membership Meeting
We would like to thank Al McAvoy at the Chrysler Training Center for taking time from his Saturday to update the
members on what is happening at Chrysler. We had a good turnout with nearly 50 members.
Upcoming Club Activities
We will be meeting at Turtle’s in Shakopee for our April 18th meeting. This will be a great time to visit and get ready for
the summer. The May meeting will be at Fury Motors and it is the final push for our show.
We are also going out to tour Muscle Car Restorations in Chippewa Falls, WI on May 16th. If you have not be out to see
John Balow’s operation, it is a do not miss. The weather should be good. We plan to meet in Hudson, WI and tour out to
the shop. See the full details in our Event Calendar on page 4. You will see dozens and dozens of cool cars in various
process of restoration at the shop.
The day after the MCR tour, we will have a get together at the Quimby’s on May 17th. They always put on a fun event with
all the birds (the Parrot kind) and Cars (including the Superbird kind). See the newsletter for details on these and the
other club events.
Updates on Chrysler
Quality is up and the recalls and service claims are down. By offering a 100,000 mile drive train warranty shows the
confidence that Chrysler has in its lineup. Even in bad times, there are some successes at Chrysler. According to Al
McAvoy, Chrysler beat Ford in February domestic new car sales volume for only the second time in their history.
Unfortunately with our economy, 21% down in monthly sales is considered a victory.
In aligning with Fiat: Chrysler will have the increased dealer network abroad to market their products. This may be a two
way street down the road but Fiat has not had a presence in the USA since 1987. It will take them a while to get back into
Contrary to popular belief, Chrysler is on the move with new models and new technology. The EV Electric platform offers
the best efficiencies of any product out there. The gas powered generator will recharge the fully electric power plant. The
mileage is in the 50 MPG range.
The Dodge EV is a full electric prototype on a sports chassis. The 200 mile range will get you there fast. The top end
speed is in the 120MPH with a 0 to 50 in 5 seconds running in the 13’s in the quarter mile. This would be a fun one to
As of now, the plans are to go forward with the more basic platforms as the economy recovers. Some of these
introductions will launch as soon as 2010 and others will spread out through 2019. It sounds like Chrysler expects to be
around for many years.
This electric technology is nothing new for Chrysler. They are already the leader in electric powered vehicles with the
GEM. This golf cart offers several cab configurations and is already a best seller in the electric market.
With the good comes the bad. There are many MOPAR casualties of the sagging economy. The Pacifica, Prowler, and PT
Convertible are already dead. The Durango/Aspen plant is permanently closed so they are dead, too.
The Durango will mostly return on the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform next year. I would expect the Jeep to grow slightly
and maybe accommodate the third seat option.
Others on the block include the Compass, PT, Commander Jeep, and the Nitro. With the alignment of the Chrysler brands
all under one roof, there are just too many similar products. The Viper is not profitable and may no longer be needed as
the flagship car. Whether it is sold off or scraped is to be determined on the auto industry’s recovery.
The Sebring/Status, the Caliber, the Journey, and the CJ four door are all newer entries into the lineup. The CJ and
Journey have done well even in the slow economy. The redesigned mini-van is still the market leader.
Watch for the new 200C sedan. It has the look of the Mercedes and will be on the fuel efficient EV platform. This is a
sharp looking ride and will fit into the midsize range. The Jeep Grand Cherokee will be newly designed as will the Big
Ram. The Charger/300 will be redesigned. According to inside sources, the new Charger looks more retro in the early
pictures even with its 4 doors. Dodge has come a long way since its first car was made in 1914.
Look for the Challenger Race Package Car to launch soon. This is the first factory package in over 40 years since the
Darts and Barracudas ruled the tracks. I expect to see a renewed interest in drag racing over the next few years. Even
with the weak economy, there is nothing like being there and doing it.
Nascar had a Dodge bright spot in the top series with the Kurt Busch in the #2 Miller Light Dodge finishing first at Atlanta.
The Bristol race will be in the books by the time you read this and Kurt Busch owns that track for success so I expect
another good finish for Dodge.
The Trucks and Nationwide series are not very Chrysler friendly and only a handful of Dodges compete weekly.
Thanks for your support and we’ll see you around.
Chad and the Board
2008 Midwest Mopars in the Park Car Show Sponsors
Please join us in extending our thanks and appreciation to each of our car show sponsors.
Look for detailed information for each sponsor in next month’s newsletter.
Business Contact Name Contact Information Telephone
4 Wheel Parts & Service Gary 763-434-9422
Accessory Specialties Dave or Sandey Elzea firstname.lastname@example.org 952-467-4046
All Service Oil Mike Ford www.allserviceoil.com 763-257-3130
Apex Autosports Andrew White apexautosports.com 262-375-2402
Auto Body Specialties Roger Hersey autobodyspecialt.com 860-346-4989
BIR Performance Driving School Gary Curtis birperformance.com 866-511-7606
Campbell Collectibles Rick or Kathy Campbell email@example.com 815-594-2410
Classic Revival, Inc. Tim Wilhelm classicrevivalinc.com 563-543-8334
Countryside Family Restaurant Jim Durose countrysidechicken.com 651-633-4422
Cry of the Loon Gallery Timothy Thunstedt 218-330-6141
Dante’s Mopar Parts Dante DiCarlo dantesparts.com 609-332-4194
Don’s Circle Service Dean & Renee Quimby firstname.lastname@example.org 651-785-2181
Elk River Dodge Ole Olson elkriverlittleguys.com 763-274-3362
Extreme Engines, Inc. Brooke Erickson Extreme-engines.com 651-463-3485
Extreme Sportswear Eddie J. Ring extremesportswear.org 859-428-2796
Fashion Creations Inc. Tasha Marohn Tashamarohn.com 651-592-6779
Finishing Touch Car Care, Inc. Dan Niemi finishingtouchdentremoval.com 651-264-1234
Flow Master, Inc. Juanita flowmastermufflers.com 800-544-4761
Fran Bishop Racing Fran Bishop justmopar.com 877-272-5275
French Lake Auto Parts, Inc. Shawn Nolan frenchlakeautoparts.com 320-274-8497
Glen-Ray Radiators Bob imcool.com 800-537-3775
GrandStay Residential Suites email@example.com 952-953-6111
GTS Galen Govier gvgovier.com 608-326-6346
Harden’s Muscle Car World John Harden hardensmcw.com 800-633-4690
Hite Autobody and Restoration Heath Hite hiteautobodyandrestoration.com 763-241-0406
Hooters hooters.com 952-890-9659
J&D Custom Plating Gary DuBois jdcustomplating.com 651-251-7400
L’CARS Bob Templin lcars.com 715-458-2277
Lofgren Auto Specialties Chuck Lofgren lofgrenautospecialties.com 763-753-7573
Manna Distribution Services Al Meehan firstname.lastname@example.org 800-394-3949
MAS Racing Products Michael Hancock masracing.biz 651-644-6811
Mega Parts Jaime or Roy megapartsusa.com 680-452-2045
Clutch & U-Joint Proven Force Tom provenforce.com 763-425-7474
Mopar Collector’s Guide Stacy moparcollectorsguide.com 225-274-0609
Mopar Ponderosa Greg Nelsen moparponderosa.com 952-440-6722
Muscle Car Restoration Fred Kappus musclecarrestorations.com 715-834-2223
O’Reilly Auto Parts oreillyauto.com 888-673-4559
Pallet Resource Co. Scott Wicklund palletresource.net 763-792-2882
Park Jeep Steve Hofer parkjeep.com 800-511-0424
Performance Car Corporation Steve Thompson 952-237-9542
Powder Coating Technologies Kent Kienitz powdercoatingtech.com 763-559-4779
QA1 Motorsports Reed Styve carrerashocks.com 952-985-5675
R.E.M. Automotive Inc. Mike Miller remautoinc.com 717-838-4242
Ralph’s Models Ralph Fredlund email@example.com 612-298-1730
Real Time Engineering Greg Garner realtimeengineering.com 479-756-2757
Retro Radio Restoration Mike Frenchek 717-367-1428
S&M Electro-Tech, Inc Greg Thompson turnswitch.com 763-780-2861
SharaDon Performance sharadon.com 651-426-0061
Steve’s Collision, Inc. Steve Pennebaker firstname.lastname@example.org 888-889-2523
Supercar Collectibles, Ltd. Jim Thoren supercar1.com 763-425-6020
Taylor Farms Dan Taylor 651-387-2750
The Complete Garage Mike Puncochar completegarage.com 651-686-6970
Tirewerks Larry & Kim Werkmeister tirewerks.net 612-275-8473
Treasure Island Resort & Casino Krystal Chlhaber treasureislandcasino.com 800-222-7077
Turtles Bar and Grill Bryan Turtle turtlesbarandgrill.com 952-445-9668
Ultimate Rides Dean Quimby email@example.com 612.751.8179
Vans Automotive Tom Zietlow vansauto.com 920-324-2481
Vintage Air vintageair.com 210-654-7171
White Bear Dodge Gary Wells whitebeardodge.com 651-482-6100
Show Sponsorship Drive
We are now in the home stretch of our 2009 MMIP sponsorship drive!
If you would like to be a sponsor or if you know someone who would like to sponsor the show,
please contact our Sponsorship Chairman, Dan Patenaude, at 612-801-0874 or 763-241-0918.
And, you can help us strengthen our partnerships with show sponsors
when you mention that you are a Midwest Mopars club member when patronizing our show sponsors.
News from the North Side
Curt & Janet
Our last couple of club meetings has been well attended. Our Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 21 was held at Brookdale
Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Upon arriving I found several club members visiting and checking out the cars on the showroom
floor. We had a good turn out and a lot of information was shared with the group. It sounds like we are on track for our
25th anniversary show to be bigger and better than ever. Check our website for the latest. We had Pizza and saw a DVD
of last year’s Mopars in the Park show as well as pictures of the World of Wheels show.
One of our new members, Steve Benson, talked about a website called the Hub Garage where he has set up a Midwest
Mopars Garage. He is loading “our” garage with pictures from our past events so be sure to check out what he has done.
You have to set up your own garage to get in to Hub Garage and once you do you can fill it with info and pictures of your
own (see page 12 of this newsletter for more information on the Hub Garage).
Next our meeting at the Chrysler Training Center in Plymouth on March 14th was another great meeting. This has been
one of the best meetings over the past few years as they share a lot of information on Chrysler Corp and give a great
presentation. This was our last time at this facility as the building has been sold and the training has been outsourced.
As I write this Janet and I are preparing for the Duluth World of Wheels show on March 27-29. We will be setting up a
booth to promote our Midwest Mopars in the Park. This has always been a great show and always has some great
MOPARS on display. We hope to see many of our club members at the Duluth show.
Don’t forget to sign up to work our Midwest Mopars in the Park show. The best way to have fun with your MOPAR is to get
to know other members in our club and the best way to do that is to volunteer. I was in charge of parking for several years
and almost everyone who helped park cars had a great time and could not wait to sign up again for the next year.
The Anoka River Run has been on again off again over the last few months. If you have not attended, this weekly car
event has grown so much over the last few years and has been attracting over 1000 cars on Saturday nights. Seems like
politics have gotten in the mix. We attended the Anoka City Council meeting on March 16. The last we heard is that if
there is a show, it will only be held twice a month and there will be an admission charge.
We (the Saturday night cruisers) filled the council chambers with over 125 people. Our main purpose was to convince
Anoka to hold the cruise EVERY Saturday night throughout the summer. There were a few very well thought out
presentations given that pretty much covered our side of things and NOT one person showed up opposing the River Run.
Those of you that have attended know what a great venue this show has been. Please call or e-mail the City of Anoka
with your comments to help keep this show going on a weekly basis.
Again, make your plans to attend our 25th Anniversary Midwest Mopars in the Park Car Show & Swap Meet. Our show
has become one of the premiere Mopar shows in the nation and for most of us it is in our own back yard.
We have attended many of the Mopar shows in the nation including the Mopar Nat’s, Carlisle, Las Vegas, as well as many
local shows across the USA and we think our show is by far the best local show around and rivals the bigger shows when
it comes to location and having a great time. Again, don’t forget to volunteer. It is for only 3 hours and you will have a
great time as well as get an event T- Shirt and access to the hospitality area.
Marigale could use some help with the newsletter so I would encourage you to volunteer if you feel you could help. We
can also use articles (shows you have attended, experiences with your car, etc.) as well as feature car stories. I know
many of the cars out there have an interesting history so why not jot down some of the noteworthy things about your car
and it can be featured in the newsletter. We would all like to hear your story.
Volunteers Needed for MMIP
Our registration area needs volunteers for Saturday, May 30th with data entry experience. We expect our largest number
of “day of show” entries that day and we want the waiting time to be as minimal as possible. If you know someone that
can help that would not otherwise be there we can send them worker’s wristbands they can use for admission. Please
check with Judy Hynes 763-559-1476 about details and times.
Tawni Oehrlein, Balloting Chairman, is unable to work this year’s show. If you have an interest in taking on this
responsibility, please let us know.
Over the next few weeks all of the various show chairpersons will be calling many of you asking you to volunteer at our
2009 show. If for some reason you are missed, please call any of the following chairpersons to volunteer your time.
Believe me when I say that this show cannot go on without volunteer help. As a club, we work very hard to make the
volunteer hours as easy and fun as we can. Please call a chairperson to volunteer your time.
Marv Sherva and I helped Donald Leake this year in the cutting and routering of the plaques for this year’s show. When
you see Don and Marv, please thank them. I always hear high praise for our plaques and we have Don Leake to thank for
all his years of service.
Gary Richgruber, Show Chairman
Show Committee Chairs
Gary Richgruber - Show Chairman 952-884-9804
Marigale Prokop - Show Co-Chairman 651-260-5261
Wade Girard – Car Show Parking 612-363-0902
Terry Bemis – Club Table 763-566-7707
Marv Sherva – Classifying 763-427-5328
Bryan Sherva – Classifying 763-712-8034
Richard Burton – Swappers 651-755-7946
Dave Manship – Express Check-In 651-578-1848
Judy Hynes – Registration 763-559-1476
Holly Patenaude – Hospitality 763-241-0918
Bryan Gahlon – Clean-up 763-370-4243
Ri Gahlon –Volunteers 763-355-4775
Rebecca Meehan – Crafters 612-860-9617
Renee Quimby – Children’s Activities 612-210-1752
Open Chair 2009 – Balloting
Doug Oehrlein – Information Booth 612-816-9805
Note to Committee Chairs: This year, Ria Gahlon has agreed to chair the Volunteer Committee. Please contact Ria at
763.355.4775 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you need a copy of your list of volunteers.
We are asking each show committee chair to call their volunteers and then notify Ria on who is and is not returning to
work for you this year and whether or not you will need additional volunteers. Please contact Ria with any questions you
may have about volunteers.
is the Midwest’s leading source of classic Mopar Cars and Parts!
If you’re a member of Midwest Mopars and you have something to sell or want to purchase, send your information to the
Editor or e-mail email@example.com by the 15th of the month. All For Sale and Wanted ads will be dated
and automatically scheduled to run for two consecutive months. If you want your ad to run longer, you will have to notify
the Editor prior to the 15th of the month. Please contact us to remove your ad when you have sold or found your items.
FOR SALE OR TRADE - 1968 Chrysler Imperial Crown Convertible. Only 472 produced, this automobile is number 405. 440ci
4barrel carb. Motor runs but, car needs brake job to be able to drive. Also, have 68 Imperial parts car. It’s a 4Dr., 440ci, 2barrel
carb. Both- $3000 or trade. Please pass the word. Danny Ford, 901-337-1957 firstname.lastname@example.org (04/09)
1969 383 $750 complete pan to carb - hear it run in truck. 727 auto tranny Cory 612-961-0351 Cambridge (04/09)
1968 to 1970 charger rear bumper guard only 1 rechromed $15; 1970 charger gas cap and trim ring $45; 426 Hemi spark plug
wires 8.8 MM $55 only used for dyno run on motor.
Hemi valve covers plugs $50; 440 spark plug wires $45.
Dual 4’s air cleaner never used $50. Complete Mopar seat belt set black $100 year unkown. Charger map light $35. 1970
Charger taillights $65; 1970 Dodge factory tach/clock $150.
Set of 4 factory 14” Mopar Ralley wheels $250; 1970 Charger door handles $35; 1970 Charger RT Leaf Springs $40. Contact
me at: Niceguy440@yahoo.com. (04/09)
Four tires - P205/R14 on 4-hole Dodge rims. $60. Call Rod, 651-592-6166. (02/09)
Stainless steel buffing, Mopar parts detailing, media blasting, finishing, hauling cars/parts local and long distance, open trailer.
Call Dan Nielson 763-843-1510 (02/09)
1965 Plymouth Sport Fury-2008 “Outstanding Award Winner” at Mopars in the Park-2008 and 2006 “Police Chiefs Award
Winner” Lakeville, MN. This car has approximately 85,000 miles, 318 poly V8, new interior and new paint (to match original). It
has new interior buckets and American racing wheels. $10,000 OBO. Call Scott at 952-435-9767 Home or 612-363-1888 cell.
Here is a chance for you to help one of our members get his business up and running and provide yourself with a new
online method to sell your stuff.
Wade Girard, who wrote the DART program, is taking on Craigslist.com and could use your help. If you have something to
sell, i.e., car parts, cars, or maybe you are cleaning up the shop and have some tools that you no longer need, or even if
you have stuff that is not related to your Mopar that you just no longer need and want to sell, why not sell it on
Tikiwade.com! Tikiwade.com is a FREE online listing service, much like Craigslist, but with a much nicer interface and
some features that just make it easier to use.
Check it out for yourself. Maybe you’ll even find something on Tikiwade.com that you just can’t live without! Craigslist had
its beginnings and now there is Tikiwade.com and the creator is one of our own.
Do you have a Hub Garage? If you’ve attended any recent club meetings then you’ll know that Midwest Mopars has its
own garage on Hub Garage and it is attracting a lot of attention. Plus, many of our club members already have their own
garages on HubGarage.com.
HubGarage.com is like facebook for car enthusiasts. It is a website where car people can connect. Membership is FREE
and once you are a member, you get your own garage where you can load photos and videos of your car(s), post and
share information and invite buddies (other garages) to your garage.
It is a fun site and interest in it is growing quickly. New garages are being added daily and the photos and cars on it is
Our club garage, Midwest Mopars Garage, has had over 4,000 visitors to it in the last two months. Go online and check it
out for yourself.
Show Sponsor Spotlight
Each month we will spotlight one of our Show Sponsors in an effort for you to know more about them.
If you know anyone that may be interested in being a “Midwest Mopars in the Park” Show Sponsor, please contact
Sponsorship Chairman, Dan Patenaude at 612-801-0874 or 763-241-0918.
1408 Highway 13
Burnsville, MN 55337
Park Chrysler Jeep Celebrates Our 50th Year!
As we celebrate our 50th year as a family owned business, Park Jeep would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our
past and current customers, along with our employees for the success our company has enjoyed.
The store first opened its doors in 1957 which was originally located in Saint Louis Park. The current location is on what
was the oldest farm in Burnsville which would now be approaching 150 years old. The new Burnsville store called Gopher
Jeep opened on highway 13 in 1969, and became Park Gopher Jeep in 1971, when the Saint Louis Park store was
In 1973, we again changed the name back to Park Jeep. Just 3 years ago (2005), Park Chrysler of Burnsville closed its
doors and merged with Park Jeep to become Park Chrysler Jeep.
The storied Jeep name has seen a lot of transitions throughout the years. When we began selling Jeeps in 1957, Jeep
was manufactured by Willy’s Overland, it was then sold to the Kaiser Steel Company, then to American Motors and then
to Renault, who later sold Jeep to Chrysler. In 1998 Chrysler merged with Daimler Benz to form Jeep’s parent company