For the 17th consecutive year, the Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil, was held Thursday, and served as the “Official Starter” of the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar race weekend.
The popular free-admission event, held on the streets of downtown Golden, Colorado, provided race fans the opportunity to meet their favorite Mopar Dodge Pennzoil NHRA drag racing stars in an hour-long autograph session. Attendees experienced virtual “rides” down the drag strip in Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators and virtual spins in simulators located in the Pennzoil display, hear live music from the Steve Thomas Band and visited a variety of food, drink and merchandise tents.
Mopar also brought out a couple of Mopar-accessorized concepts, including the 2019 Ram 1500 Moparized Big Horn Sport 4×4 (which was highlighted on 5thGenRams), a Mopar car show featuring some of the best Mopar cars from the mid-west as well as a display of some of the latest muscle cars from Dodge and even a few race cars.
The Big Block Party was the first place the public got to see the all-new 2019 Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT funny car that Matt Hagan would pilot. Fans had a chance to get up close to the 10,000+ horsepower machine and get a good look at the car that would be running for the first time this past weekend.
NHRA racers Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan besides signing autographs for fans, got a chance to battle each other out on the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators. The “Drag Strip Showdown” kicked off during the Mopar Big Block Party and continues during the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar. The contest will run through November 11 at Dodge-sponsored NHRA races throughout the country.