2nd Annual All Mopars Show – Saturday Sept 15th

2nd Annual All Mopars at the Automotorplex – Sat Sept 15th

Mopar enthusiasts in the midwest have been asking for a “Big” Mopar show later in the summer. Well now we have it. Bruno, the owner of the Automotorplex in Chanhassen, has agreed to host the 2nd Annual All Mopars Show at his facility. With space for over 750 cars, let’s show Bruno how many Mopar fanatics we have in the midwest.

WHAT: 2nd Annual All Mopars Show at the Automotorplex
WHERE: Automotorplex in Chanhassen
DATE: Saturday September 15th
TIME: 9am – Noon

DETAILS: MnChallengers will be hosting an All Mopar Show at the Automotorplex in Chanhassen on September 15th. The show will run from 9am to 12pm. This is a public event, open to anyone who owns a Mopar new or old, classic or custom. The show is FREE to participants and spectators. Miss Car Craft 2011 will be available for photos and sign posters at her booth. Local hot rod artist Nick Sinclair will also be onsite with art and t-shirts. There will be a prize raffle for participants and spectators. If you own a Mopar, you will not want to miss this annual event.

SPECTATOR PARKING: There will be spectator parking at the entrance into the facility from Audubon, in the grass at the top of the hill.

DISPLAY CARS: Display cars will be limited to Mopar Only.

TOP 21 AWARDS: Club representatives and sponsors will choose the Top 21 rides. Winners will receive custom 8×10 plaques.

DASH PLAQUES: We will have dash plaques for the first 125 cars.

PIG ROAST: The pig roast is open to all participants and spectators at $6 for a pulled pork sandwich, beans and a coke. That’s a good deal and we are very excited to bring some great food to our event. The pig roast is FREE to all paid members of MnChallengers.

NOTE: Please contact Steven Benson if you would like to be a sponsor for this event.

8200 Audubon Road
Chanhassen, MN 55317


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Dodge of Burnsville

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Cruise to Mopar Ponderosa – Saturday Sept 8th

Cruise to Mopar Ponderosa – Saturday September 8th

WHAT: Cruise to Mopar Ponderosa
WHERE: O’Reilly Auto Parts (Buck Hill Road)
DATE: Saturday September 18th

DETAILS: Meet at O’Reilly Auto parts in Lakeville near Buck Hill at 3pm. Cruise to Mopar Ponderosa in Prior Lake. Attend Midwest Mopars monthly membership meeting. Enjoy BBQ brats, hot dogs, chips, pop and etc. Check out all the cool cars and Mopar nostalgia on display. Talk cars and meet new people. We will stop at a grocery store during the cruise to purchase “something to share”. If you have something already, bring it and you can guard our cars while we shop.

“This is a perfect way to end the summer, and Greg always has something new in his fabulous stable of Mopars. The club will cook brats and hot dogs and have chips and pop for everyone. Please bring a little something to share with everyone.”

NOTE: The BBQ is a Midwest Mopars event. If you are not a member, consider filling out the membership form and bringing $20 to join. The president of Midwest Mopars has approved our MnChallengers Cruise to the event so we’re good to go.

Midwest Mopars Membership Form:

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MnChallengers Fall Picnic – Monday Sept 3rd

MnChallengers Fall Picnic – Monday September 3rd

WHAT: MnChallengers Fall Picnic
WHERE: Elm Creek Park Reserve – Picnic Shelter “Deer”
WHEN: Monday September 3, 2012 (Labor Day)
TIME: 11:30

DETAILS: We have reserved the park shelter “Deer” for our Fall picnic! MnChallengers will be providing the main dish for our picnic and ask that everyone bring an hors d’oeuvre or dessert to share please (electricity is available for crock pots).

CRUISE: Main cruise will start from Fury South Saint Paul. Will meet at 11:30am and leave at 12:00 sharp. If anyone would like to form their own mini cruise if you do not live near SSP, please feel free to branch off and meet us there! Arrival time approximately 12:45-1pm.

PICNIC: If you are unable to do the cruise but would still like to come join us at the picnic, we will eat at 2pm.

THE PARK: In the area that this picnic shelter is, there is a volleyball pit, a playground, and a swimming pond. The swimming pond is a fee of $3 for the day, this is the last day the pond will be open and it is open until 8pm. It is man-made, filtered, and chlorinated.There are bike and walking trails. Pets are not permitted in the picnic areas. We have the picnic shelter reserved for the entire day until 9pm.

Elm Creek Park Reserve
12400 James Deane Parkway
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Phone: 763-694-7894


Elm Creek Park Reserve: LINK
Photo Slideshow: LINK

Bernard’s Cruise & Car Show – Sat August 18th

Bernard’s Cruise & Family Car Show – Saturday August 18th

WHAT: Cruise to Bernard’s Family Car Show
WHEN: Saturday August 18th
TIME: 9am to Noon
WHO: Open to all Challengers New or Old

DESCRIPTION: Scenic Cruise to New Richmond for Car Show. Fund Raiser for MnChallengers!

DETAILS: Cruise to Bernard’s Northtown Dodge dealership in New Richmond WI on Saturday August 18th. Meet and leave at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Station off of I-94 (215 Manning Lake Elmo) and cruise to Birkmose Park in Hudson. Enjoy the view and take some photos of the scenic St. Croix River and the Challengers, then make our way up to New Richmond. Cruise in around 10:30 and leave at noon or after. Bernard’s will provide 1 meal ticket per car, but once we have an idea of the number of cars, they will try and get us 2 per car. The food last year was excellent! They are planning on providing each car with a dash plaque as well. There is also a classic car show just up the road in Star Prairie from 2pm to 4pm for anyone interested.

Holiday Stationstore
215 Manning Avenue North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Bernard’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep
510 Deere Drive
New Richmond, WI 54017


Bernard’s Chrysler Dodge Car Show – LINK
Facebook Event – LINK
Bernards 2011 Photo Slideshow – LINK

MNChallengers Night at Elko Speedway – Sat August 11th


Here are the final details for tomorrow’s Elko Speedway Event.:

1. Gates open at 5pm for the general public. They would like us there at 4pm to stage our cars on the concourse. This means a shorter cruise to the track because we will have 3 hours to kill there. We will meet at the O’Reilly Auto Parts at I35 and CR46 in Lakeville/Burnsville at 3:30 and leave at 3:45 to drive directly to the track. http://goo.gl/maps/ivgC

2. We will be going in Gate 1 just past the ticketing window and parking on the West Concourse.

3. Time Trials for the NASCAR cars starts at 6pm.4. National Anthem and Event start at 7pm. It is the Dwain Behrens Memorial Event, so his race car may be on the track for the Anthem. We will find out on Saturday if we will be on the track for this.

5. The event runs from 7pm to 10-10:30pm. There will be an intermission about halfway through. This would be the time where we get 5-7 minutes on the track. The track said anything goes as long as we would sign a waiver. They also ask that we don’t do anything that causes them to do clean-up like go through the grass, etc.

They will allow the driver into the event for free but anyone else in the car would have to pay regular price.


Tickets are located HERE. (Tickets purchased at the track have no fees)

Here is the schedule for the night of racing:


Car Craft Summer Nationals – July 20-22, MN State Fairgrounds

MnChallengers will be at Car Craft Summer Nationals this weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.  The club will be set up on the SE corner of Dan Patch and Cooper.

There is only room for 10-12 cars to park together with the club, so if you are going, get there early!  Wolffy will be coordinating the event for look for him and his BLKHEMI at that corner!


WHERE: Minnesota State Fairgrounds
St Paul, MN
Get Directions
July 20 ….. 10am – 6pm
July 21 ……. 9am – 6pm
July 22 ……. 9am – 3:30pm
INFO LINKS: Fast Facts | Schedule of Events | Register Your Vehicle Today | CarCraft.com | Hotel | Buy Tickets

Chevrolet Performance presents the Car Craft Summer Nationals, a three-day event showcasing over 5,200 street machines and muscle cars.  The event will roll into St. Paul at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, July 20, 21 and 22, 2012 attracting more than 32,000 spectators and featuring all makes and models of two-wheel-drive vehicles as well as feature cars from all over the country. 


– NEW THIS YEAR:  COMP Cams Engine Builder Duel – Watch as teams are pitted against each other to see who can completely assemble and run a Small Block Chevy engine in the shortest amount of time
– Over 50 pro-judged show car awards including the CAR CRAFT Editor’s Choice awards.
– Pro Builder’s Shoot Out – The Industry’s top muscle car builders are invited to win through  popular vote the coveted Car Craft Pro Builder of the Year Award. See some of the world’s best high-end muscle car builds from around the country.
– Royal Purple Do-It-Yourself Garage – Learn from the pros as performance parts makers host seminars showcasing the parts you use and offering how-to muscle car tips.
– Revell Make `N’ Take – Visit the Royal Purple Do-It-Yourself Garage for a chance to build a model car (on Saturday only) to take home.  It’s FREE, so sign up early.
– TCI Burnout Contest — Smokin’ Tires and Burnin’ Rubber.
– Car Craft magazine editors and photographers on site.
– Real Street Eliminator of the Year will be awarded to the vehicle showcasing the best braking, handling and horsepower-generating abilities in the nation.
– Witness the QA1 Autocross where drivers will be challenged on a timed obstacle course.
– Lucas Oil Dyno Challenge presented by E3 Spark Plugs – Test your torque and horsepower against the best!
– Launch Box – Testing a combination of acceleration and braking performed in 150 feet.
– Giveaways and activities from the Miller Electric Main Stage
– CASH PRIZE Miss Car Craft Summer Nationals
– Family Fun Zone, Performance Marketplace