Community, Creativity and Passion Come Together at SpringFest 2016

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2016 Spring Festival of LX

It was another typical winter’s day in Southern California — 70 degrees and sunny — and the perfect backdrop for the 11th annual Spring Festival of LX.

With humble beginnings in 2004 as a small gathering of SoCal car enthusiasts, SpringFest has quickly become one of the must-see events for Dodge and Chrysler fans. This year’s gathering took over an entire corner of the parking lot at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, with over 1,200 examples of Mopar muscle on display.

2016 Spring Festival of LX

Just about every variant of Challenger, Charger, 300 and Magnum could be found throughout the show area as well as in spectator parking.

2016 Spring Festival of LX

There was so much creativity and passion for all to enjoy, and each vehicle had a unique story behind its acquisition, journey or transformation.

2016 Spring Festival of LX

SRT also brought out some Vipers and Challenger Hellcats to give attendees thrill rides, starting with a side-by-side drag race and coming back around for a slalom run.

And while there were a lot of very special cars, the real stars of the show were the people. Many of the show-goers live on the west coast, but there were plenty of hardcore enthusiasts from the Midwest, the South and even one from Pennsylvania! The bond that these owners share transcends age, gender, experience, geography and race — they support and encourage each other so that their love of LXs (and LCs/LDs) can be shared with the world.

This unique passion and camaraderie is best experienced in-person, so follow SpringFest’s Facebook page for information on next year’s event.

Keep scrolling down for more photos and highlights from the 11th annual Spring Festival of LX!

2016 Spring Festival of LX

2016 Spring Festival of LX

Bay Area Modern Mopar (BAMM)

2016 Spring Festival of LX

2016 Spring Festival of LX

Westcoast Cali Mopars (WCM)

2016 Spring Festival of LX

Everyone was really courteous except for this guy — he was an animal behind the wheel!

2016 Spring Festival of LX

SoCal Challengers Car Club

2016 Spring Festival of LX

2016 Spring Festival of LX

2016 Spring Festival of LX

2016 Spring Festival of LX

2016 Spring Festival of LX

2016 Spring Festival of LX

I kinda dig this bagged Chrysler Pacifica.

2016 Spring Festival of LX

Hellcats, go!

Photos by Andrew Chen.

Andrew Chen is a regular contributor to 6SpeedOnline and Dodge Forum.


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