Thursday March 21st 2013
The 2013 Paul Wilson Memorial Run Thursday, March 21st
There will be a kick-off party Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:30-8:00 pm, at Hinckley Automotive, 2309 South State, Salt Lake City, the OLDEST Dodge dealership in the country! "Tour of small town Utah". This year's route is the one that Paul fell in love with the first time he came out to Utah. It takes a little longer, but we have more fun along the way. We will meet at One Man Band Diner, 1220 East Main, off of I-15 exit 279 in Lehi, at 7:00 am for those who want breakfast before we leave. We leave One Man Band at 8:15am, and head out to Pioneer Crossing, to Redwood Road, and past the west side of Utah Lake. This will take us through the towns of Elberta and Goshen. We will go through Goshen Canyon, which is a beautiful road to drive, but not very trailer friendly, this leg is best for those that are driving! If you are towing instead of driving, you may want to meet us at Painter's in Nephi. Next will be Mona, and into Nephi, where we will stop at Painter Motor, 1100 North Main, Nephi, Utah, 435-628-0686, at about 10:00 am. We hit the road by 10:30, down main street Nephi, turning on state road 132, up Nephi canyon, going through the towns of Fountain Green, Moroni, Ephraim, where we join the historic State Road 89. Next will be a stop in Manti, and then Sterling, and Gunnison. Next will be Centerfield, Axtell and Salina, where we take I-70 to Richfield, for a lunch stop, and try to meet up with the group coming from Grand Junction. We will meet up at the Walmart parking lot after lunch, heading west on I-70, to 89 south, where we go through Marysvale, Junction, Circleville, and a stop in Panguitch. Next are Hatch, Glendale, and Mount Carmel, and we enter Zion National Park at Mount Carmel Junction. There is a $25 fee to get through the park. It is always fun to figure out which town the old cop car with the mannequin in it will be! The tunnel in Zion is amazing in itself, combine the beauty with that many Mopars going through at the same time, makes for a bucket list type experience. This beautiful and unique scenery in this area of Utah can't be found anywhere else in the world! This should put us in Saint George about 6pm. We will make a stop at Painter's in St. George, 1600 Hilton Dr. Once back on I-15, the next stop is Las Vegas (but don't forget the beautiful drive through the Virgin River Gorge!) Pictures of previous year's cruises from Hemi Bob and Kori can be found at www.rsprescott.com, there are some amazing shots! For more info contact Steve: 801-231-3061, or Steve_hinckley@yahoo.com.
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From Grand Junction, CO:
Cruise from the Rockies
Interstate 70 and points East Wednesday March 20th
Meet and greet. Pine Country Trailer & Truck Sales (2520 US HWY 6&50) 970-241-9766 will host a meet and greet starting at 5:00 pm. Food and Drink. Meet who you will cruise with the next day. Thursday, March 21st
Meet at Grand Junction Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge. (2578 Hwy 6&50) 970-245-3100 We will begin to gather around 7:45 am and leave by 8:30 am. The route is being finalized but it will be very scenic to say the least. This cruise has been well attended and a fun event for several years. For more information: Contact Dennis Crawford at 970-241-1815, 970-250-1815, or 970-254-5222. or Carol and Roger Bryant 970-434-7756.
HOLIDAY INN EXRESS: 625 Raelynn St. Grand Junction 970-245-8164 off of 24 rd. about 1.75 miles from festivities. AIR PORT/HORIZON DR Exit #31 Has quite a few Hotels to pick from and very easy to get to off of the Interstate. back to top
From Southern California Leave Glendora Dodge at 12:30 pm and make your way to Interstate 15 stopping for fuel at the Flying J in Barstow; scheduled fuel stop is planned for 3:00 pm allowing 45 minutes at the Flying J. Leave Barstow at 3:45 pm headed to Las Vegas. Arrive at the Cannery prior to 7 pm. Contact person:
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
From Interstate 40 Thursday, March 21st
The Mopar Muscle Club of NM will meet at the Flying J (9911 Avalon Rd. NW), Thursday, March 21, at the last Albuquerque exit on I-40 headed west at 7:00 am. We'll then proceed west on I-40 to the Flying J at Winslow, Arizona. Lunch will be at noon in Winslow. Leave at 1:00 pm and proceed west again to the Flying J in Kingman, AZ. We'll refuel, grab a snack, and head to Vegas. If anyone wants to, we can meet up with the group from Phoenix in Kingman. Arrival at the Cannery should be approx 7:00 pm. If you are planning on staying in Albuquerque, Wednesday, March 20, please email us. For more information, contact Paul (Mopar Muscle Club of NM) at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.moparclub.com.
9th Annual Cruise to MATSTo get to Earnhardt's, take the US 60/Superstition Freeway, and exit south at the Country Club exit. Country Club changes its name to Arizona Ave. upon entering Gilbert. After leaving Earnhardt Dodge we will turn right (north) onto Arizona Avenue for approx. 1 mile, we will get on the Superstition Freeway heading West for approx. 3 miles. Exit in the far right lane onto the 101 Freeway North towards Scottsdale. Stay on the 101 until it meets up with I-17. Get on I-17 headed North to the Carefree Highway WEST exit. Turn right onto the Carefree Highway, heading west (state route 74). Proceed 30 miles, then turn right at the stop sign onto state route 60 towards Wickenburg. In Wickenburg, we will stop for fuel at the SECOND Shell station in town on the right side of the street. We will then continue thru town, and after crossing the bridge, take the new 93 North Bypass out of town for approximately 110 miles. Route 93 then merges with I-40. Take I-40 West, and exit at Blake Ranch Road (Exit #66) for fuel at the Petro truck stop. Then get back on I-40 West to the Andy Devine Exit in Kingman. Turn right at the bottom of the off-ramp to Historic Route 66 Museum, Powerhouse Visitors Center 120 W. Andy Devine Ave Kingman. (928-753-9889) email@example.com Upon leaving Route 66 Museum turn left on Andy Devine thru town (this is the old Route 66), then left onto Beale Street and under the freeway continuing on 93 North. Continue 90 miles and over the new bridge at Hoover Dam, and on into Las Vegas. Those going to the Cannery Casino Hotel, take I-15 North towards Salt Lake City exiting onto Craig Road to the left. The Cannery is located at 2121 E.Craig Road. Contact Person is Bill Tarver: firstname.lastname@example.org. To see the cruise from last year go to www.youtube.com type in Mopars at the Strip 2009,2010,2011 choose "Cruise from Scottsdale to Las Vegas".
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Gilbert, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada
Kickoff party and breakfast at Earnhardt Dodge
1301 N. Arizona Ave, Meet at 8:00 am
(approximate departure time 10:00 am)
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FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED WITH THE MoPOWER CRUISE Thursday night at the Cannery is the seafood Buffet; all cruise participants meet from 6-8pm, and share our cruise stories and pictures at the Buffet area at the Cannery. The Cannery is located at 2121 E. Craig Road, take the Craig Road exit, proceed west to the intersection of Craig and Losee, you are there.
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This itinerary is a brief overview of meeting points and scheduled stops; it is a tentative schedule, not a guarantee of times and places. Please remember to obey all traffic laws, this is not a race. Participating in this cruise is an open invitation for all. The Promoters of "MATS" The Mopars at the Strip, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sponsors, listed Dealers and Chrysler LLC cannot be held responsible for your travel during this cruise. Your participation in this event is on a volunteer basis, you are solely responsible for your travel, safety and costs incurred as a participant.