|If you were looking for “Mopar Action Goes To Rehab,” you’re on the wrong page.
As you may have heard, the Mopar Nats is big. How big? Well, big enough for us to send two staffers to attend: The Polish-speaking-only Brunt Bros. (they count as one) and The Harris Pub & Co night janitor, Mel Coznowski (he counts as one, too) to translate for them. After mistakenly checking into the Moopar Nationals Cow Show, the Brunts, with their translator in tow, finally figured out the difference between cows and cars, and arrived, tired, soiled and surly (their usual state of affairs) at the big Mope event. Unfortunately, Coznowski had to return to his janitorial duties at The Harris Pub before he could complete his translation chores, so we apologize for the un-translated portions on this page. We hope to correct this at a future date.
Darryl Scott’s ’65 Plymouth Belvedere modified, was a standout in the GTX/Belvedere display. Wrapped in custom Tangelo Pearl paint, the Bel packs a ’69-vintage 440 that’s boosted with an 8-71 Littlefield alcohol race blower. A 10-point cage keeps it all from folding up when Darryl gets on it. He has 4.30 gears out back, as well as a ‘chute to intimidate all the rice rides out there, and as an added safety feature in case he drives off a cliff.
Jeremy Steinman shows us what can (and maybe shouldn’t) be done with a 300C SRT-8. His 426” stroker Hemi packs a Power Ported Performance engine package that includes their Race Warrior cam, Stage 2 CNC-ported heads, polished intake, headers, high-flow cats, Corsa exhaust and a PPP 170 HP shot nitrous fogger. Naturally aspirated, Darryl gets 490 ponies at the wheels.
Now here’s how we like our PT Cruiser—stock on the outside, and a smallblock inside.
Another neat modified Bel in the salute section was Jim and Sherry Cross’ chromed out ’67.
Smoke fans got a good lungful with the Nats’ world famous burn-out contest. We could fill an entire magazine with these smokies. Matter of fact, we’ll just do that for the next issue (less work for mother, and all).
Our favorite was this immaculately restored ’47 Willys with a 440 longram. But then, as we’ve said, our favorite tunes are Lawrence Welk polkas (uh one and uh two…).
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