2018 All Mopar Car Show
Amidst storm season, the Fremont Motors All Mopar Car Show in 2017 was a washout with heavy rain and thunder. Although lot’s of people still turned up, and meticulously kept cleaning and drying their cars, it wasn’t needed this year. The memorial day car shows at the dealerships around town in Casper, WY were lucky to have what little sunshine that did appear over the weekend this year. Fri 25th May was scorching with temperatures reaching over 80º the cars were just gleaming as they sat awaiting the watchful eyes of judges, fellow enthusiasts, families, photographers, passers-by, and spectators. With the weather being kinder this year, there was a good-sized turnout, with over 40 vehicles on display.
Among the vehicles on display were; old cars, new cars, Dodge Challenger’s, (including an original 1971 Demon and a new Hellcat), Plymouth Road Runner’s, a Dodge Viper, Dodge Dart, Chrysler New Yorker, DeSoto, 1941 Dodge Deluxe, Plymouth Belvedere, and Plymouth Cuda’s. It’s hard to miss the crazy bright colors and muscle car exhaust notes of these beauties. It’s always great a mix of people at car shows, no matter your age or type of car, lasting friendships with a common interest are made on days like these. The mutual understanding of the amount of work, time and money that goes into keeping these cars alive is something you only truly understand if you have been there.
We interviewed a few people to find out a little more about them and their cars.
Results from the Show and Shine competition are as follows;
Years: 1960 & older
1st – Jim Dorland 1934 Dodge convertible, Eaton Colorado
2nd – Lee Taylor 1939 Chrysler 4 Dr sedan, Casper.
1st- Glenn wise 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, Casper.
2nd – George Russell 1969 Plymouth Road Runner, Casper.
Years 1981- present
1st – Mathew Stokes 2015 Dodge Challenger, Casper.
2nd – David Barelle 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT.
Casper People’s choice
Jerry cover 1970 Plymouth Cuda, Rock Springs
Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan.