Sunday, June 10, 2018
De Anza College, Cupertino CA
MOPAR ALLEY MOPAR RALLY 2018
Every year the Mopar Alley Car Club sponsors an incredible car show, the Mopar Rally. This is the 28th annual, and what a show! While I didn’t count, I’d estimate that there were at least 200 cars there, all Mopars (by a loose definition that includes AMCs and Jeeps). It’s held every year under the massive solar array in the parking lot of De Anza College in Cupertino, California (Silicon Valley). While it helped keep things cool on a summer day, it was lousy for taking pictures of the cars. Oh well…enjoy anyway.
ABOVE: The 70’s were alive and well at the Mopar Alley Mopar Rally 2018. In 1971, the Dodge Charger and Plymouth Road Runner merged into one platform, the B-Body that ran through 1974, then it was over.
BELOW: 70’s-era Dodge Darts Dodge Darts, Swingers and Plymouth Dusters.
ABOVE: Mopars are among the most colorful cars around.
BELOW: Oldies but goodies.
ABOVE: 1958 Chrysler 300D. What a car!
BELOW: The orphaned AMC brand has been adopted by Mopar Alley, which is appropriate since Chrysler bought AMC in 1987. This is a 1972 Javelin AMX.
Mopar Alley Mopar Rally 2018 MODERN MOPARS
ABOVE: Chrysler is alive and well in the modern era with an impressive array of modern muscle cars. There were droves of modern Dodge Challengers of every imaginal type.
BELOW: There were lots of modern Chrysler 300s also.
ABOVE: One of my personal favorite modern Mopars is the Dodge Magnum wagon. This one’s a 2006 LX.
BELOW: 1996 Dodge Viper GTS
ABOVE: Yes, Jeeps are welcome at the Mopar Alley Mopar Rally 2018.
BELOW: Ever seen a modern Challenger convertible? Neither had we. This is the first..and maybe the only. It’s a custom job, and very well done.
Mopar Alley Mopar Rally 2018 – THE SHOW
ABOVE & BELOW: While there were lots of people mulling around, the show was in such a large area and so well spread-out that it rarely felt crowded. A perfect venue.
ABOVE: There were plenty of interesting vendors at the Mopar Alley Mopar Rally 2018.
BELOW: This is very much a family-and-friends sort of a show, typical of club shows. Many groups brought their chairs, tables, ice chests, radios and more, and had a great time.
ABOVE: Trophies were awarded in a wide range of classes. Interestingly, while this is a judged show, there were no official judges. Mopar Alley’s members who had cars in the show went around and judged the other cars in the show. And who would know more about Mopars, right? Great idea, and a great show.
DON’T MISS THIS SHOW!
If you’re a Mopar fan, or even a car fan, you need to go to the next Mopar Alley Mopar Rally. While the Mopar Alley car club doesn’t actually have a website, they do have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoparAlley/. And if you have a Mopar, consider joining the club.