Santa Pod Raceway

26th Mopar Euro Nationals

Fri 2nd to Sun 4th August 2019

RWYB event for American Muscle Cars only featuring Drag Racing, Show & Shine, Burnout Competition, Cruise, Live Music, Traders and Camping. The biggest muscle car door slammer event in Europe. All american classics, trucks, modified & muscle cars plus american car clubs are welcome.

Mopar Euro Nationals 2018 Gallery

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Mopar Euro Nationals 2018 Winners
Show Winners
Best In Show: Andy Robinson 1969 Dodge Daytona
Winged Warriors: Andy Robinson 1969 Dodge Daytona
Most Original Mopar: Charlie Seward 1962 Chrysler Newport
Best Restified Mopar: George Chiles 1963 Dodge Polara 330
Participants Choice: Scott Billadeau 1969 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner
Best Modern Mopar: Ben Hewer, Two Tone Chrysler 3o0c
Best 1968 Car: John Castleman 1968 Plymouth Road Runner
Classic American Heat Winner:   Steve Henry 1969 Copo Camaro
Best Cruise Car: Eddie Yellott 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Ragtop
Pete Dowding Memorial Trophy: Andy Robinson 1969 Dodge Daytona
Burn Out King 2018: Andy Bozwell 1967 Dodge Coronet
Wheels Up Winner: Mike Lacy 1967 Camaro

Top Five
Dave Billadeau 1967 Plymouth Belvedere Station Wagon
Martin Zinn Germany 1968 Dick Landy Dodge Coronet
Maurice Siebert Germany 1965 Plymouth Belvedere Ii
Neil Crozier 1970 Dodge Challenger
Richard Berry 1963 Plymouth Fury Station Wagon

Race Winners
Modern Muscle: Andy Smith Challenger 10.70 Secs
Stock Appearing: Glynn Biggs 1968 Dodge Charger R/T 13.81 Secs
Stock Production: Russ Alexander 1966 Coronet  12.98secs
Modified Production: Mojo 1965 Satellite 11.21 Secs
King Of Street: Kiwi 1970 Duster 10.06 Secs
Unlimited King Of Street: Mags Bailey 1968 Barracuda 8.90 Secs
Fastest Mopar: Pro Mod Cuda Michael Tooren Hooland 06.072 Secs

MMA Awards
Paul Worrow Memorial Class - Retained By Andy Robinson
MMA Award Spirit Of The Nats:
Simon Gothard For Promoting The Club At Northern Events
Sean Henstridge For Promoting The Mma Logo/ Connected Magazine
Kev Carrington For Connected Magazine Articles
Andrew (Drew) Mccranner For Long Distance Travel, Colorado Usa

Mopar Euro Nationals 2018 Report

Quarter Century, Quarter Mile Twenty Five Not Out

Well, I guess it had to happen sometime this summer for a major American car show to fall foul to more like typical British summer conditions then we have expected and that’s exactly what transpired at this year’s MoparEuroNats.

The beauty of this show is that it encompasses three days so if the weather turns foul then it is highly unlikely to wash away all the activities. As it turned out, Sunday took the full force of persistent rain, low cloud and gloom, however not only did the trophy ceremony go ahead so did the Incredible Burn-Out Contest with Andy Bozwell adjudged to be Burn-Out King of 2018, up against very stiff competition and a damp start-line the Boz took the win.

Friday at the EuroNats is always a very laid-back affair as folks settle in to the show, pitching tents, positioning caravans and preparing their cars for the midday opening of the drag strip, delighted to see so many RWYB cars partaking. With the track closing at 7pm the participants get to cruise their rides to nearby Billing Mill, park up by the side of a lake and enjoy the hospitality and petrol head banter. The day closes with a live band back at the track bar, this year saw local combo Neon Valley perform a highly enjoyable set.

Saturday gets really serious with the Pro-Mod cars out on the quarter mile, supported by the ever-popular Nostalgia Super Stock series and the Gasser Circus amid more RWYB candidates. Fine weather brought early Show n Shiners out to the car corral celebrating the 1968 models as of their 50th anniversary. This year’s event saw the return of the Wheels-Up contest which captivated the Saturday night crowd with muscle cars reaching for the sky at any opportunity, the bragging rights falling to a very well-deserved Mike Lacey in his 1967 Camaro.  When the racing stopped, the evening entertainment took over with The Mighty Toodle and the Pips rocking the bar area with a very loud set of rock classics.

Sunday’s rain affected trophy presentation helped raise the crowd’s spirits as larger than life Mopar aficionado Andy Robinson scooped Best in Show and another two awards for his immaculate Dodge Daytona recreation that not only scrubs up pretty well but the mighty Hemi 4-speed also thunders up the 1320 in 13.5 secs!

Jim Wilson aided by ace commentator Graham Beckwith dished out the trophies to the deserved winners in the absence of regular Mopar celebrity Sylvia Hauser. 

Fastest Mopar of the weekend went to Dutchman Michael Tooren in a 1971 Cuda bodied Pro Mod that achieved a blistering 6.072 secs.
Classic American “car of the year “heat winner was claimed by Steve Henry and his gorgeous 1969 COPO Camaro.

The MoparEuronats might not be the biggest show to roll into Santa Pod annually but it has a devoted hard-core enthusiast following that see the weekend as much more than a soiree of muscle cars, its three days of Mopar mayhem, long may it continue in its current form.

Look out for next years 2019 dates. 

Thanks to everyone who attended, you the best!

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