Friday, August 30, 2013

Chryslers in the Canyon V: Saturday, October 12th, 2013 Palo Duro Canyon State Park Amarillo, Texas

You, as a Mopar 10 Owner, are cordially invited to attend Chryslers in the Canyon V and help the Mopar 10 Registry make history...



It isn't often that you see a Mopar 10 on the road...Heck, it isn't all that often you see one at a show.

Something I have always wanted to do, and I'm sure any Mopar 10 Owner or fan has wanted to see is a Trinity Shot.

Trinity Shot is the term I coined to describe seeing a Blue, Red, and Sliver Striped Mopar 10 in the same photo. Same place, same time, same reaction...Awesome!  Something not only for all of us involved and M10 Owners everywhere to be proud of, but the Mopar Nation as a whole.

Some have seen the Trinity Shot from way back in the day, but it is said that the Blue M10 in that shot was actually the Chrysler show car...ie their test mule that made the rounds at show circuits, reveals, and other big events.

It has yet to happen since...and technically, it has never happened by way of individual M10 Owners.

I want to change that, but I need your help!

I was told by a few that the East Coast has come close and that just this past Spring the West Coast netted a Red and Silver M10.

Something some of you may, or may not know, is that in addition to running the Mopar 10 Registry ( and by the way I've got some cool features coming soon!), I started Lone Star Mopars, and prior to that I started Amarillo Area Mopars.

One of the pipe dreams I had with AAM (Amarillo Area Mopars) was to have an all Mopar show in Palo Duro Canyon.  For those out-of-the-area, think of Palo Duro Canyon as the Grand Canyon of Texas.  It is nestled all of out a 15-20 minute drive southeast of Amarillo, Texas.



The canyon has some truly incredible scenery...it makes for a great backdrop for shots of your M10, family photos, or just taking in natural beauty.  Granted, even nature can be enhanced with the presence of pristine Mopars.

I dubbed the event "Chryslers in the Canyon."  Mainly due to the fact it flowed the best...

It is an ALL MOPAR EVENT and Mopars from any era are welcome to attend.

Several of you know I do things differently...particularly compared to the mass of late model "Mopar" sites.  I am actually 100% MOPAR.  I don't run forums for mustangs, camaros, vettes, miatas, brand-x trucks, or imports; I bleed Mopar blue.  Scroll down the bottom of that "mega" forum and tell me what kind of links you see.

Similarly, I view this as a hobby.  The more involved the better.  You can usually get more folks active without having dues or fees.  Again, have you ever seen me solicit "Lifetime Memberships" or offer up special features like a bigger avatar, sig line, or removing ads?  There is a reason for that...I'm in it for the Mopars, not money.

I carry that same philosophy over to Chrysler in the Canyon.  It is a FREE event.  Yep...not $10, not $20, and no as usual $75 plus "big Mopar rate."  If you show up, you are in...no entry fee.  Similarly, there are no politics or red tape.



The only cash that will leave your pocket to attend Chryslers in the Canyon is a few bucks for the admission to the park.  And I tell you what...if we can get a Red and Silver M10 to show up, I will cover your admission.  That means all you are out is a little bit of time.

Amarillo is centrally located.  We are 4 hours out from Albuquerque and 4 hours out from Oklahoma City.  Amarillo is right off of Interstate 40 and the roads to the park are paved and well maintained.

Plus, if you've never been out this way, you are in for a treat.  After 6 Years of building AAM and CIC we have quite a few cars that come out of the woodwork.  We draw folks in from New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and all over Texas.  That equates to an awful lot of Mopars.



Also, unlike those mega forums where you can enjoy your 5.7 and 6.4L late model HEMIs, at CIC you can take in 426 HEMIs, 440s, 340s, A-Bodies, B-Bodies, E-Bodies, Ram Trucks, Ramchargers, Vipers, and pretty much anything and everything under the Mopar umbrella.

Oh, and did I mention it is FREE?

While most shows take place at a blacktop parking lot that bakes you, a wet, grassy field, or a torn up fair grounds, CIC takes place in a canyon...one of the most impressive settings I have ever seen for a car show.

If you make the trip out to CIC I can personally guarantee you will have a great time.  In addition to taking in one of the best Mopar shows in the country, you will also see how a true, grassroots event takes place.  Again no red tape, no political bs, no excessive fees...We keep the focus on fun.  Fun is best when it is free.  It is a simple concept really...Show up, relax, enjoy yourself and come back next year with more friends.  That is how I envisioned things and that is how it has panned out.

I know that in addition to having a great time, you will likely take what you consider to be one of the best pictures of your M10.  If you don't do it, Della will.  CIC has a pro-photographer on site. In addition to combing the field of Mopars, she will head out and do a custom shoot with you.

If we get the Trinity Shot taken care of, I will feature it on LSM and I am pretty sure I can get it sent off to a few press publications.  I will also go out of my way to do a stand alone filming of the M10's coming into the canyon.



The bottom line..this is a great event and I will personally guarantee you will have a great time.

If there is anything I can do to help get you and your M10 to attend, let me know.  I'll help you set up travel accommodations, spec out car washes and gas stations, list out family friendly activities...whatever it takes.

The goals of the Mopar 10 Registry were pretty simple:

1. Account for all 500 US and 100 Canadian Mopar 10s
2. Organize Local, Regional, and Perhaps National GTGs
3. Take the Trinity Shot

We are working on all of these objectives, but with your help we can knock 2 of them out.  I will gladly host any M10 Reunion/GTG/Show/Cruise in this area.  Again, if you are in California, Amarillo beats driving to Ohio.  If you are in Pennsylvania, Texas is a quicker trip than California.

If you can't make it, please spread the word.  In addition to this being a great Mopar event and fun for the entire family, we have the chance to make this even better by getting the Trinity Shot taken in a beautiful location.

Again, whatever I can do to help get you and your M10 here I will do.

You can Pre-Register for Chryslers in the Canyon V here:
http://www.amarilloareamopars.com/cicvregistration

You can find more information on the event, past winners, and a slew of YouTube videos on the Official CIC Site:
http://chryslersinthecanyon.amarilloareamopars.com/

Up until Saturday, September 1st, 2013 if you pre-register, you are up to win a custom sketch of your Mopar, or Mopar 10 in this case...here are some details:
http://chryslersinthecanyon.amarilloareamopars.com/2013/08/pre-register-for-chryslers-in-canyon-v.html

I hope to see you and your Mopar 10 this October for Chryslers in the Canyon V!

You can also keep tabs on the M10 Forum:
http://www.lonestarmopars.com/mopar10/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=134



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