A fourth and final Mopar “Top Eliminator” winner for the 2013 edition of the long-running customization and performance vehicle program will be chosen from digital submissions made online by members of its passionate fan community. Mopar aficionados are being encouraged to submit their candidacy by posting photos displaying their skill in modifying or preserving a classic or even modern-day Chrysler Group vehicle on Mopar’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mopar. Their fellow Mopar fans will help select a winner with an online vote that will be held from October 8-17.
Following the overwhelming success and popularity of the event-based program, this is the second year that the Mopar “Top Eliminator” competition has been opened up to include an online segment. Fans can now upload images of their own Moparized ride via the “Top Eliminator” tab on the Mopar Facebook page. Candidates are also being asked to provide a description, along with customization or restoration information regarding what Mopar parts and accessories were used, as well as any story they might like to share about what inspired their project.
Entries for consideration are being welcomed through the first week of October, amongst which ten finalists will be chosen by Mopar’s panel of judges. Members of the brand’s online community, referred to as Mopar nation, will then be able to vote for candidates in order to determine a winner and the recipient of a Mopar “Top Eliminator” trophy and prize package. Last year’s inaugural online winning entry was a 2000 Dodge Dakota R/T pickup owned by Joshua Brack of Ozark, Mo.
Three event-based winners were crowned this summer at Mopar “Top Eliminator” competitions held at the 29th Annual “Mopars in the Park” car show in Farmington, Minn., the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, Pa., and the NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind.
A 1964 Plymouth Savoy owned by Miles Watsko of Winnipeg, Manitoba and a 1970 Dodge Charger R/T owned by Bill Mann of Piscataway, N.J. were chosen as the first two winners of the year and showcased in the Mopar display area at renowned Woodward Dream Cruise in suburban Detroit in August.
NHRA Sportsman racer Brent Jones of Wheatland, Ind., had his 2010 “Knox County Driller” Mopar Challenger Drag Pack race car selected as the third Mopar “Top Eliminator” for its dedication to customization and performance on the drag racing track.
Following the fan voting period, the online winner of the “Top Eliminator” program will be announced October 18 via Mopar’s Facebook page.