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Winner of the 1973 Plymouth Duster 
participant door prize was

Jamie Hyde (and his 1974 Imperial LeBaron) from Penfield NY USA. 
Pre-registration entry #0342

Winner

Winner of the 2012 Dodge Challenger

Winner

Serge Hebert from Valleyfield Quebec
with ticket number 28396
He was at Moparfest and had left an hour before the draw.

The winner of the April 2, 2012 early bird draw for $500 is Ticket #0695
John Pereira from Acton ON 
The winner of the May 7, 2012 early bird draw for $500 is ticket #6222
Tim Brown from Kitchener ON 
The winner of the June 4, 2012 early bird draw for $500 is ticket #2473
Jim Roberts from Kitchener ON 
The winner of the July 2, 2012 early bird draw for $500 is ticket #5878
Mike Simmons from London ON

Winner of the $5,000 in Mopar Money

Mario Cormier (and his 1971 Dodge Charger 500) 
Entry #0087 from Rockland ON

50/50 Winners

Saturday was ticket # 1435 Andre Young $5,802
Sunday  was ticket # 1335 Ros Mitchell $6,695

The Home Hardware Bike

was won by Emily J. with ticket # 707787

The Zehr Insurance AMC Award

was won by 1973 AMC Javelin
Entry #0971 Loius Ruiz

The Broil King BBQ

was won by armband #41162

Long Distance Winners were

Wayne Heineke from New Athens Illinois 1,180km
Chris West from Victoria BC 4,098 km

Special thanks to Peter Hess who won second place prize of a 10 speed bike at the engine blow on Saturday and donated it back to us to give to the child who pulled the names for the participant car draw.

yrnts

Here's an awesome photo that Les from Hamilton sent us. This year we asked that participants that wanted to use a tent for sun shelter put their tents behind their cars and perhaps share with the vehicle behind them to save parking spaces.
Les came in with 2 friends, so they decided to get creative, because they backed on to a fence! We love this idea. They stayed within their 3 parking spots and made the tent work within them as well! Awesome idea guys! Thanks for sharing your photo!

Thanks to everyone who put their tents behind their cars.

tents
tents

Cruisin in Motion
Cruisin in Motion was at Moparfest 2012 to take some outstanding photos of your cars.
Make sure to check out the web site for your photo.
duster

Winner of the 1973 Plymouth Duster 
participant door prize was

Jamie Hyde (and his 1974 Imperial LeBaron) from Penfield NY USA. 
Pre-registration entry #0342

Winner of the 2012 Dodge Challenger

Serge Hebert from Valleyfield Quebec
with ticket number 28396
He was at Moparfest and had left an hour before the draw.
ticket car

The winner of the April 2, 2012 early bird draw for $500 is Ticket #0695
John Pereira from Acton ON 
The winner of the May 7, 2012 early bird draw for $500 is ticket #6222
Tim Brown from Kitchener ON 
The winner of the June 4, 2012 early bird draw for $500 is ticket #2473
Jim Roberts from Kitchener ON 
The winner of the July 2, 2012 early bird draw for $500 is ticket #5878
Mike Simmons from London ON

Winner of the $5,000 in Mopar Money

Mario Cormier (and his 1971 Dodge Charger 500) 
Entry #0087 from Rockland ON

50/50 Winners

Saturday was ticket # 1435 Andre Young $5,802
Sunday  was ticket # 1335 Ros Mitchell $6,695

The Home Hardware Bike

was won by Emily J. with ticket # 707787

The Zehr Insurance AMC Award

was won by 1973 AMC Javelin
Entry #0971 Loius Ruiz

The Broil King BBQ

was won by armband #41162

Long Distance Winners were

Wayne Heineke from New Athens Illinois 1,180km
Chris West from Victoria BC 4,098 km

Special thanks to Peter Hess who won second place prize of a 10 speed bike at the engine blow on Saturday and donated it back to us to give to the child who pulled the names for the participant car draw.
parking map

Live Entertainment
The Doug Clayfield Trio

will be performing at 
Moparfest on Saturday August 18 and Sunday August 19, 2012 
starting at 11AM 

If you missed them at The Centre in the Square, now you can see them at Moparfest

Moparfest is going to host it's 1 ever "Wingtastic Contest"
Brought to you by Wild Wings at 715 Fisher Hallman Rd in Kitchener Ontario.
Wild Wings Contest

Please take note:
We WILL NOT allow any animals on the grounds for the weekend of Moparfest
This was written by one of our volunteers who had to get rabies shots right after Moparfest 2011. He was directing traffic out on the road for us. 
"This was an attempt at having me for lunch yesterday for a lovely chocolate Lab dog at Peel and Bleams.
Completely unprovoked as I was holding traffic back so the owners could cross Peel Street.
Two people, walking two dogs on leashes. One came around the back of the other and just jumped and grabbed! 
I expect it didn't like my safety vest - tore it right off and put a hole in my committee member shirt too!
If this isn't enough of a reason to keep dogs away, just imagine if it were a child!!
It always surprises me the arguments and grunting we get from people that want to bring dogs to the event - not just ours, but any event of this size and intensity!  Don't ever give in to letting dogs attend."
Please do not waste your money. If you bring an animal you will be asked to leave immediately.
Thank you to Frey Building Contractors from Hawkesville Ontario for helping us with the construction of our shelves. We appreciate it.
Frey Cuilding
If you're not into cars quite as much as your other half you can always catch the bus that is heading to St. Jacobs. It will be leaving at 10:30 am and will return to the grounds by 3 pm. Leaving from the arena parking lot at the corner of Boulee and Asmus Sts. The cost is $10 round trip.
ARENA NEWS
Did you read about the SUNSET SPEEDWAY PACER in this months Mopar Collectors Guide (pg 26)?
MCG
Come to Moparfest and see it in person in the arena.
 

Please take note:
We WILL NOT allow any animals on the grounds for the weekend of Moparfest
This was written by one of our volunteers who had to get rabies shots right after Moparfest 2011. He was directing traffic out on the road for us. 
"This was an attempt at having me for lunch yesterday for a lovely chocolate Lab dog at Peel and Bleams.
Completely unprovoked as I was holding traffic back so the owners could cross Peel Street.
Two people, walking two dogs on leashes. One came around the back of the other and just jumped and grabbed! 
I expect it didn't like my safety vest - tore it right off and put a hole in my committee member shirt too!
If this isn't enough of a reason to keep dogs away, just imagine if it were a child!!
It always surprises me the arguments and grunting we get from people that want to bring dogs to the event - not just ours, but any event of this size and intensity!  Don't ever give in to letting dogs attend."
Please do not waste your money. If you bring an animal you will be asked to leave immediately.

A Huge THANK YOU to all the members of the LX Forum who went together to make my tent "reappear". I met Dave, Rab, Terry and Rob on the weekend (great people) and I don't even know how many others took part in making this happen but I want you to know that I really appreciate it.

From The New Hamburg Independent

Monday, August, 22, 2011 - 6:06:37 PM
NHIndependent
Scott Cressman, Independent staff
Over 23,000 people visited New Hamburg for the 32nd Moparfest

 Record crowds visit New Hamburg for Moparfest

Thousands of new and old Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, and Jeep vehicles met in New Hamburg last weekend for the busiest Mopar festival in Canada.
The 32nd edition of the show set a new attendance record. Over 1,700 different showcars and 23,000 paying visitors poured in to fill the New Hamburg fairgrounds. Last year’s show attracted roughly 20,000 visitors.
“We were thrilled. It was a great year this year,” said organizer Michelle Schertzer. “We couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
“You always aim to break your records and make new ones. It was a really great turnout,” she said.
Over 100 more cars showed up than last year. In fact, so many vehicles came that nearly all available space at the fairgrounds was used up, said organizer Patt Schertzer. If more had come, there might not have been room.
Abe and Gloria Biickert from Ottawa won the 1972 Plymouth Satellite prize car, while Doug Clarke of New Hamburg won the Mopar 10 Challenger car.
Kevin Addison of North Bay won $5,000 of Mopar money.
The longest distance traveled for Moparfest was Chris West, who drove 4,098 km and nearly 48 hours from Victoria, B.C. to bring his 1969 Plymouth Barracuda.
“Brings back a lot of memories walking down here.  I had a lot of these cars when I was a kid,” said Dave Roth, who was visiting Moparfest from Kitchener for the first time.
“It’s like walking back in time.”
Moparfest is a chance for car enthusiasts to see old cars lovingly restored, buy specific car parts they can’t find anywhere else, and connect with other car lovers.
Mike Mather owns two Dodge Chargers, the 1968 and 1972 editions. He has been a fan of the Mopar designs since buying a 1969 Charger as a young man.
Mather had scoured the vendors area to find a used solid-state radio for his ’68 car, an authentic part that he said is very hard to find.
“I’d say it’s the finest display of Mopars in one place in Canada,” said George Monahan. Monahan, from Bright, owns a Mopar funny car and comes for the car displays, to buy parts, and to be inspired.
“There’s all kinds of cars here that are unique and interesting,” he said. “You get ideas for your own vehicles.”
The New Hamburg Lions and Optimists Clubs, and Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Legion, Firebirds hockey team and K-W Optimists all contribute to running the event each year. The money from each $10 admission is split between them and other charities.
Many of those groups, including the Girl Guides, Sunshine foundation, and Wilmot Family Resource Centre, set up booths at Moparfest to raise extra money. A fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada raised $1,200 to fight the disease.
Over the years, Moparfest has donated $2.5 million back to Waterloo Region charities.

Friday, August, 26, 2011 - 1:01:33 PM

Friday, August, 26, 2011 - 1:01:33 PM
Doug Coxson, Independent staff

Doug Clarke, third from left, is the new owner of a Limited Edition Dodge Challenger with a dealer price tag of $45,000. Joining him to handover the keys are, from left, Rick Haffner, Doug's grandson James Clarke, Optimist car raffle co-chair Bob Anger, Ron Haffner and Optimist treasurer Doug Miller

 Moparfest proves lucky for New Hamburg man

New Hamburg’s Doug Clarke is the new owner of a Limited Edition Dodge Challenger with a dealer price tag of $45,000.

Clarke picked up his new vehicle Friday after winning the New Hamburg Optimist Club’s Opti-car draw during Moparfest on Sunday.

It was a lucky day for Clarke for more reasons than one.

His fishing trailer in Goderich wasn’t damaged at all by an F-3 tornado that devastated that community on Aug. 21. Trailers just 500 yards from his were completely destroyed.

Clarke got his winning ticket as a Father’s Day gift from his wife Ann, who gave the other half of the book of tickets she bought to their sons.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Doug said of the win. “When we got the call my first response was ‘what car?’” But Ann knew right away, reminding Doug about the Optimist ticket and the prize. The thrilled winner plans to take his new car, only 500 of which were made, on a trip to see his trailer in Goderich this weekend.

The Optimists sold 30,160 tickets for this year’s car, the highest amount ever sold by the club.

The money will help the Optimists with their commitment to support youth in the community, including programs at Interfaith Community Counselling Centre and the Youth Drop In planned for Phase 2 of the Wilmot Recreation Complex, said Optimist car co-chair Doug Miller.

T's Auto Detailing
T's Auto Detailing will be open on the Moparfest weekend so that you have a place to wash your show car. Book early to get at the front of the line!

Gregg & Becky from Indiana are bringing their Coronet to Moparfest for the first time this year. 
Gregg & Becky from Indiana are bringing their Coronet to Moparfest for the first time this year.

Papa's 49
We have a winner!!
remember this contest on FaceBook?
Moparfest - Canada's Largest All MOPAR Car Show!
For our contest, you can wear anything, or even be holding it! If you have one of the Moparfest pins, or shirts, license plate frames! Post your pictures so we can give away a 2011 shirt!

The winner from the "show us your Moparfest wearables" contest on Facebook

Here is our winning photo. It's a picture of The sender's grandson getting everything ready so his Papa's 49 can be ready for another year at Moparfest.

MoparMax
MoparMax.com we will be running a press release regarding Moparfest in the Mopar memos section on Wednesday.  The memos section is a news section that is updated weekly. CHECK IT OUT!
MoparMax.com is the largest independent online magazine, and the only mopar magazine on the internet that reads like a print magazine.  This is why we now have a monthly readership approaching 50,000 readers.  

Thanks to 
premier
They provide us the Gators we use to keep the grounds clean.

Canadian Hot Rods Magazine

Look for the Moparfest advertisement in the next Canadian Hot Rods Magazine.
If you on the big "M" on the flyer they you'll be in the ad.

David Hawkin's 1965 Plymouth Belvedere A990 HEMI Superstock

David Hawkin's 1965 Plymouth Belvedere A990 HEMI Superstock
This 1965 Plymouth Belvedere A990 Hemi Super Stock Clone is one of only 65 made with 426 Hemi, approx. 550 H.P.Car has reverse valve body transmission. Light weight for racing, no heater, radio, side mirrors or rear seat. 6"steel rims on front 8" steel on rear.  This was straight from factory.

This award winning car was chosen to be one of the finalist for the "Car Crazy" Canada's Best cars. There are only 45 cars chosen so this is an honor. David and his car would like to win as the winner and their car will get to go to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas USA.

westjet

Bragging Rights!! Thanks to all of you, we were voted #8 favourite festival in all of Canada!

Thanks everyone who voted

Bragging Rights!!
WestJet

performance world

This year at Performance Wold in Toronto we gave the Best Mopar award to David Hawkins for his 1965 Belvedere A990 HEMI S/S. If you missed his car you can see it in the arena at Moparfest.

robert kotan

Here is an update of the drawing that Robert Kotan is doing of the "door prize". It's coming all done now...

Mopar Money

A&W

Moparfest is happy to announce thatA&W will be joining with Moparfest for 2011. We haven’t worked out all the details yet, but you can be sure  that we will post the “Cruisin the Dub” cruise nights when we get our calendar online.

Jewel

The Jewel 92 FM Community Cruiser will be at Moparfest August 20, 2011 from 10 am to 1 pm. Drop by & visit

Morningstar

Morningstar will be hosting an aray of kids activities at the show. A great addition to this family event!

Local events get big boost from provincial grant
April 17, 2009
RECORD STAFF

Nine local festivals - including a $300,000 stipend for the Perimeter Institute's new Quantum to Cosmos Festival -- are among the recipients of an $11-million provincial grant to boost community events across Ontario. 
"Our government recognizes the economic impact that festivals and events have on local communities through the province,'' Monique Smith, minister of tourism, said in a press release this week.
"By enabling community events to improve their product, we are helping them reach new audiences, create more jobs and generate more economic activity.''
Among the local recipients:
New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Sale, May 29-30 ($18,525); TD Canada Trust Kitchener Blues Festival, June 19-22 ($53,925); Elora Festival, July 10-Aug. 2 ($73,500); Cambridge Highland Games, July 17-18 ($16,545); Moparfest, Aug. 15-17 ($25,564); Aviation Expo 2009, Aug. 29-30 ($37,500); IMPACT '09 Sept. 24-Oct. 3 ($26,250); Sensational Elora, Oct. 3-12 ($18,000);
The largest recipient by far was Quantum to Cosmos (Oct. 15-25), whose "ideas for the future" mandate promises 50 events that will "celebrate the power of human understanding and ingenuity," covering everything from subatomic particles to the possibility of life in other universes.
Physicist Stephen Hawking, honorary festival president, is expected to participate, according to the Perimeter website.

Syd Vanderpol came to Moparfest

Syd Vanderpol came to Moparfest

For our 30th Anniversary year! 1966 Chrysler New Yorker 340ci

For the 30th anniversary EVERY PERSON* that comes to Moparfest can have a chance to win this car. Yes, all spectators, participants, vendors, volunteers... 
We will be handing out free tickets in front of the grandstands on both Saturday & Sunday. You just need to come & get one.

dukes of hazzard
dukes
dukes
dukes

Does anyone know who this is signing my Moparfest Plaque? It's Kasey Kahne. NASCAR's #9 when he was driving for Petty Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

Does anyone know who this is signing my Moparfest Plaque?
It's Kasey Kahne. NASCAR's #9 when he was driving for 
Richard Petty Gillett Evernham Motorsports.

Client Transport Inc

The newest Client Transport Inc trailer has been decorated with this year's giveaway car. 
It's actually a very large decal on the roll up door, but it makes you look twice. Especially if your behind it at night. 

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MOPARFEST
Phone: 519-342-1284
Mailing address: 57 Pinehurst Cres.,
Kitchener Ontario N2N 1E3
Email: patt@moparfest.com
Website: www.moparfest.com
Showgrounds: 251 Jacob St.
New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada
Date: Always the 3rd weekend in August.
Show Date: August 19, 20, 2017
The Local Dodge Dealers that Support Moparfest
Galt Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd, Cambridge Ontario 519-650-2440
AllRoads Dodge Chrysler Jeep, St. Marys Ontario 519-284-3308
Wellington Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Guelph Ontario 519-822-8950
Bustard Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Waterloo Ontario 519-884-5888
Woodstock Chrysler Sales, Woodstock Ontario 519-537-6254
Dean Meyers Chrysler Jeep, Waterloo Ontario 519-743-0300
Mike Yarek Dodge Chrysler Ltd, Paris Ontario 519-442-3660
Haffner Motors Ltd, New Hamburg Ontario 519-662-1063
Arthur Chrysler Dodge Ltd, Arthur Ontario 519-848-2016
Wendell Motor Sales, Kitchener Ontario 519-893-1501
Voisin Chrysler Ltd, Elmira Ontario 519-669-2831
Howes & Reeves, Fergus Ontario 519-843-1035
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