With established and highly successful events for the GM LS and Ford markets in place, the team at Holley Performance Products needed only a Chrysler event in its lineup to complete the big-three trifecta, and today, it has announced just that with the unveiling of the inaugural Moparty at the Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Moparty will take place September 18-20, and much like its other brand-specific bashes, will feature a wide range of event segments and special attractions, including the well-known Grand Champion and Autocross competitions, drag racing, a dyno challenge, an Australian-style burnout contest and plenty more. Preregistration for Moparty is open now!
Holley’s Moparty is open to any vehicle with a Mopar powerplant, whether it’s a classic B-body or a late model Charger or Challenger. Chrysler engine swaps into custom rat rod or other vehicles are also invited to join the party…or rather, the Moparty! Below is a taste of the attractions you can expect at this brand new event.
General Lee Launch
We’re out to set the bar high on the inaugural Holley Moparty, and the event wouldn’t be complete if there wasn’t a Dodge Charger flying through the air! That’s right, James Smith will be attending Moparty all the way from Appleton, WA, to jump a General Lee right smack dab in the middle of Beech Bend’s oval track! Who knows, if the crowd response is positive enough he may even send her up on two wheels for a bit. He should have time to do a couple of jumps during Moparty before Boss Hog and Sheriff Roscoe catch up (they always seem to be lagging behind)!
The autocross is a great way to test the abilities of both car and driver. The autocross is a low speed competition designed to highlight the handling, acceleration and braking of a vehicle. The wide sweepers, tight hairpins, chicanes, and slalom sections of the course will keep your adrenaline pumping from start to finish. You’re guaranteed to enjoy a lot of track time over the course of the three day event. Please see below for classes, rules, and safety requirements! Click here for more autocross information!
The 3S Challenge puts your ability to Speed, Stop, and Steer your Mopar to the test! Drivers had better be proficient at all three if they hope to be competitive in this event segment. The format pits both drivers side-by-side in a low speed drag race, a 180-degree turnaround at the end, a slalom on the return, and a stop box to complete the run. Each “run” will be a total of left side course time added to right side course time. The winner is determined by the fastest combined left side and right side run. All runs must be clean – any contact with course markers, cones or stop box cones will result in a DNF
Holley is looking to crown a Holley Mopar Grand Champion at Holley’s Moparty! The Grand Champion competitor who can do the best all-around job on the autocross, the 3S Challenge and on the dragstrip will be crowned the winner. There are three classes for Grand Champion competition at Moparty: Late Model, Vintage, and Truck. Follow the link to read more about what the Grand Champion competition involves.
Have you built a Mopar that is second to none? Whether you’ve got an amazing early model Challenger or D100 pickup, Holley’s Moparty will deliver one of the best car shows for Mopar enthusiasts on earth (remove)! If nice paint and flawless chrome is your thing, then the Show-N-Shine is the place for you. Experienced judges will be on hand looking for the details and the Holley crew will be choosing their favorites as well.
Holley has put together a number of wheelie inducing drag classes for the inaugural Moparty. Register for one of the below classes, grab your helmet and load up your Mopar and come race with the rest of the Mopars that like to burn it up down the 1320! Whether you’re ready to take your ride down the quarter mile for the first time in our Grudge Test-N-Tune class, or if you’re seasoned competitor, Moparty has a class for you.
Get ready for the Ultimate Burnout Contest as several of the wildest Mopars on the planet roast their tires to impress a jury of their peers. The Mopar crowd will be screaming as they enjoy an Australian style burnout competition for held inside the Beech Bend Oval infield. Participants will be pre-selected by Holley ensuring some of the wildest burnout action ever witnessed. Contestants will have the entire inside oval to show us what they can do. If you’re interested in participating, send an email to [email protected] with your contact info and why you should be selected!
Does your Mopar generate serious horsepower? Then bring it out to the Moparty and strap it on the rollers to show us what it’s got! At Holley we are all about proving the performance of a vehicle and that includes knowing what kind of numbers a performance vehicle can lay down. Any registered Moparty participant can have their vehicle measured for horsepower and torque by visiting the dyno area and signing. Sign up is first come, first serve so the sooner the sign-up the earlier the opportunity to jump on the chassis dyno.
The countryside cruise offers a welcome break from on track competition at Moparty and gives competitors and their families an opportunity to socialize and take in the beautiful winding back roads of Kentucky. The cruise also allows competitors to showcase the highway manners of their ride.
The digital scavenger hunt component also adds a little competition to the mix. A map and a list of check off items must be photographed as participants traverse the pre-planned route. Participants that find all of the items and have the pictures to prove it will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Holley brands product certificate.
Looking to score some Moparts for your project Mopar car or truck? Look no further than the Moparty Swap Meet. It’s the perfect place to search for parts if you’re looking to save a little coin or source that hard-to-find part.
All these event segments and more will take over Beech Bend Raceway during Moparty Facebook page to stay up to date with news as it unfolds. For those that want to post what they’re bringing on social media, the official event hashtag is #holleymoparty.
We’re out to set the bar on the inaugural Holley Moparty, and the event wouldn’t be complete if there wasn’t a Dodge Charger flying through the air! That’s right, James Smith will be attending Moparty from all the way out in Appleton, WA, to jump a General Lee right smack dab in the middle of Beech Bend’s oval track! Who knows, if the crowd response is positive enough he may even send her up on two wheels for a bit. He should have time to do a couple of jumps during Moparty before Boss hog and Sheriff Roscoe catch up (they always seem to be lagging behind)!
Special Events: Gen III Hemi Engine Swap Seminars
“That thing gotta Hemi in it?!” One of the most commonly asked questions in the motoring community will be answered definitively at Holley’s inaugural MoParty. That’s right, MoParty is getting even more radical, as the Holley engineering team will be conducting Gen III Hemi swap seminars through the MoParty weekend to share our latest swap solutions for select Mopar applications with participants and spectators alike!
For additional information, entry details, or to sign up to be a vendor, visit the official event website at moparty.com.