By Patrick Rall
Saturday, June 13th, 2009 marked the 3rd annual Northern US Meet and Greet, and as opposed to previous years where we held our M&G at a small informal event, this year we based our event in conjunction with one of the biggest Mopar related car shows in the Detroit area. The Chrysler Employee Motorsports Association holds an annual car show at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and over the 20 years of the show, it has grown to be one of the biggest and best in the area. While there is a heavy Mopar presence, the show is open to all makes and models, making for a great mix of vehicles both new and old.
This year’s forecast was bright, but when the day of the show came, early morning rain dampened the spirits. Nonetheless, we packed up the Demon and headed to the show to set up the DodgeForum.com promotional tent. A handful of members spent the day talking with folks at the show, both at the display and around the event area, as we passed out candy for the kids and displayed the DodgeForum.com trophy that would be awarded for the Best Dodge in Show.
Despite the early rain, over 200 cars packed the Museum parking lot
and as the show went on the skies cleared and made for a great day for
a car show! Our own Dodgegirl19 was in the DodgeForum.com tent all day
passing out fliers with forum information, and we want to thank
everyone from the show who has stopped by to check out the forum!
2pm, the time had come for the big announcement. I spent the day
going over every Dodge that registered for the show, and by the day’s
end it was clear which car was the Best Dodge in Show. Russell
Murray’s awesome 1964 Dodge Polara packing a 426 Max Wedge was easily
one of the best looking Dodges there, and when you consider the fact
that this slick looking ’64 ran in a 10.50 index class, Russell’s
Polara was the best pick.
From Amanda and I, as well as everyone
at DodgeForum.com, we would like to thank the CEMA group for putting on
another great car show, the car show patrons for coming out and
supporting the Museum, and for all of the DF members who came out to
hang out and represent DodgeForum.com!