The 2014 Paul Wilson Memorial Run
There will be a kick-off party Wednesday, April 9,2014. Location to be announced.Thursday, April 10, 2014
"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. The next towns are Hatch, Glendale, and Mount Carmel. It is always fun to figure out which town the old cop car with the mannequin will be in! We enter Zion National Park at Mount Carmel Junction. There is a $25 fee to get through the park. The tunnel in Zion's, with that many Mopars going through at the same time, along with the scenery all the way down, can't be found anywhere else in the world!
We will make a fuel stop where we meet 1-15, and depending on construction through the Virgin River Gorge, we may take the back way around through Utah Hill to Littlefield Az depending on construction in the Gorge in April.
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From Grand Junction, CO:
Interstate 70 and points East.
Wednesday, April 9th: Meet and greet at 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, April 10th: Meet at Grand Junction Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge. (2578 Hwy 6&50) 970-245-3100 We will begin to gather around 7:00 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 1-970-241-1815, 1-970-250-1815, or 1-970-254-5222. or Carol and Roger Bryant 1-970-434-7756
From Southern California
Thursday, April 10th
Contact person: Matt Deane (email@example.com) Phone# 909-599-9300
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.back to top
Albuquerque, New Mexico
From Interstate 40 Thursday, April 10th
The Mopar Muscle Club of NM will meet at the Flying J (9911 Avalon Rd. NW), Thursday, April 10th, 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, April 9th, please email us. For more information on Wednesday night's event, contact Paul (Mopar Muscle Club of NM) at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.moparclub.com.
From Gilbert, AZ
Thursday, April 10, 2014
10th Annual Cruise to MATS
Gilbert, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada
Kickoff party and breakfast at Earnhardt Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram
1521 East Drivers Way, Gilbert, AZ
8:00 am-10:00 am
To get to Earnhardt's, take the southern 202 Freeway, and exit at 42 to Val Vista Drive and head north about .25 mile. Earnhardt is on the northwest corner of Val Vista Drive and Drivers Way (at the first traffic light). After leaving Earnhardt head south back on Val Vista Drive and return to the southern 202 Freeway heading west to the 101 Freeway.
Exit the 202 Freeway at 50A to begin heading north on the 101 Freeway. Stay on the 101 for 28 miles until it meets up with I-17 at exit 23C.
Head north on I-17 for 9 miles to the SR74/Carefree Highway. Exit at 223B and head west on SR74 to Route 60 for 30 miles.
Turn right at the stop sign onto Route 60 for 7 miles to Wickenburg. In Wickenburg, we will stop for fuel at the SECOND Shell station in town on the right side of the street. This is our first fuel stop.
Continue west on Route 60 for about 1 mile, cross over the bridge and look for signs for Route 93 Bypass. Stay in the far right lane as you go past a roundabout and merge to Route 93 and head north for 110 miles.
Route 93 then merges with I-40. Take I-40 west, and exit at 66 to Blake Ranch Road for fuel at the Petro truck stop. This is our second fuel stop. Then return to I-40 and head west to exit 53 at Andy Devine Avenue in Kingman. Turn right on Andy Devine to head west for .75 mile and turn into the Martin Swanty dealership on the left side.
Lunch at Martin Swanty Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep
2640 E. Andy Devine Avenue/Kingman, AZ
Turn left out of Martin Swanty to Andy Devine Avenue and continue thru town (this is the old Route 66). Turn left onto Beale Street and head under I-40 continuing north on Route 93. Continue for 90 miles and over the new bridge at Hoover Dam, and on into Las Vegas.
Those going to the Cannery Casino Hotel, continue to take Route 93 as it merges with Route 95 and then merges again with I-515. Exit the 93/95/I-515 at 76B to head north on I-15 towards Salt Lake City. Exit I-15 at 48 to Craig Road. Head west to the Cannery located at 2121 E. Craig Road.
Contact person is Rhonda Hatzelis at email@example.com.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".
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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.
We would like to thank the participating dealerships for the support with this cruise. Please remember them when making buying decisions.
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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.