Scene from 2014 Moparpalooza

Scene from 2014 Moparpalooza 

Auto Shows | May 19 2016

‘A way to meet new people, make new friends’

Regardless of how your Mopar-or-no-car passion was kindled, it gets stoked at weekend car shows. Shows are where fellow Moparians reconnect, tell the story behind their cars, trucks and SUVs, or show off their latest modification.

This weekend is one of the larger FCA-only car shows on the East Coast, the ninth annual Moparpalooza, Friday and Saturday, Dominion Raceway, in Virgina

Like any good enthusiasts’ car show, it started as a simple meet and greet in August 2008.

“Moparpalooza has humble beginnings, from about 80 cars and a way to get people together locally,” Moparpalooza founder, Paul Immo, told us. “It’s a way to meet new people and make new friends.

“Countless friends have been made through the event.”

Last year, 650 cars registered for Moparpalooza.

Since the beginning, the show has been a charity fundraiser, Immo said. In the past few years, the Fisher House has been the beneficiary. Fisher House is a non-profit that provides military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. Since 2013, Moparpalooza has helped raise more $115,000 for Fisher House.

As with the past two years, Dodge and the FCA Foundation are again helping the fundraising efforts by matching up to $25,000 raised by the car show.

If you’re going to Moparpalooza 2016, look us up as FCA Digital Media will be on hand. If you can’t make it, stay tuned to our social channels for some live action on Facebook and Twitter, as well as scenes from Moparpalooza on our Instagram channel.

 

Thanks to Anthony Carter of LX & Beyond Nationals for the use of the featured image.

Mike Driehorst

Thanks for stopping by. I lead the corporate social media efforts for FCA US, which means I oversee things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident.
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Thanks for stopping by. I lead the corporate social media efforts for FCA US, which means I oversee things like content, community management, outreach, monitoring and most anything else that comes with social media management. Being a lifelong metro Toledo, Ohio, resident, the passion for Jeep® has always been evident. Since joining FCA in late 2010, it’s been inspiring to get a first-hand view of that same level of passion for our all of the company’s vehicles, past and present. It’s that kind of true Mopar-or-no-car spirit that reminds me every day that FCA doesn’t simply make cars and trucks, we make vehicles that develop community among its owners. And that’s what I try to portray in the corporate social voice.