By Patrick Rall
The Chrysler Display at the corner of 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue has become one of the star (static) attractions of the annual Woodward Dream Cruise and in 2013 – the Mopar area was better than ever. In addition the a huge Dodge themed stage where a pair of hosts ask trivia questions in exchange for fun Chrysler prizes, the Mopar display features a huge souvenir trailer, an area where you can play the new Mopar Drag N Brag iPad game, an area where you can change the tires on a mock NASCAR race car, a small SRT showroom full of information on the high performance models, a free airbrush tattoo area (I got a Mopar M logo on my right leg) and a variety of photo stations where you can have your picture taken in front of a unique Mopar vehicle including the awesome Raminator monster truck.
Of course, even with all of those features of the display, the most important aspect is – of course – the cars and for 2013, Chrysler put a focus on stock and modified production models. There was a small collection of privately owned Mopar models from the past 50 years or so but the majority of the cars in the Chrysler Group area where either normal production vehicles or concepts from other events around the country. Production models included the entire SRT lineup including the Charger SRT8, the Challenger SRT Core, the new Grand Cherokee SRT and the new SRT Viper TA along with the new Jeep Cherokee, a couple Dart sedans including the Mopar 13, the new Power Wagon Ram, the Challenger R/T and the newest Charger Daytona. Non-prouction models included the new Viper GT3 race car, the turbocharged Lil Red Express truck from SEMA 2012, the Charger SRT8 from the Fast and Furious 6 movie, a couple Jeeps from this year’s Moab Easter Jeep Safari and a Dart and Challenger customized to match either other with a dark red and black theme. Of course, the Mopar display also featured the new 2013 Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept that debuted at the Dream Cruise.
The huge gallery below offers a look at pretty much every vehicle from the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise so if you couldn’t make it to the show – you are in luck as you can see the vehicles of the Chrysler Display…you just wont get to enjoy the festivities that went with the vehicles. Enjoy!