Mopars from all over British Columbia, Alberta and Washington state invaded Rutland Lions Park in Kelowna, British Columbia this past Saturday for the Okanagan Mopar Club’s annual “Moparty” car show. This year was a special year for the show with the theme being dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Dodge Charger.
Even with an overnight rain leaving the roads wet the morning of the show and the threat of rain lingering in the distance, the show still featured a stellar turnout of over 30 Mopars old and new. 13 Chargers came out ranging from a pair of stunning 1966 models to a brand new Plum Crazy 2016 SRT. Being as the Charger was being celebrated, the show organizers parked all 13 of them around the center monument in the park. The Charger display featured a couple very unique examples.
The first being a beautiful 1970 Charger R/T owned by Randy Colgan. Randy told Mopar Connection magazine that his brother purchased the car brand new. This ’70 R/T is very rare as it featured a white exterior coupled with a bright blue interior and matching blue longitudinal side stripes! Randy has all of the original paperwork for his Charger including the window sticker and the original sales agreement from when his brother purchased it.
Another fine example was a perfectly restored 1969 Charger powered by a 383 big block. Painted in R4 Red, this ’69 was very classy looking with a stunning white interior, black vinyl top, whitewall tires and wide sill moldings. The owner shared with us that he has owned the Charger since 1974 and it was his year round daily driver up in Prince George, BC (which gets TONS of snow) until he decided to fully restore it. Now it’s been retired from daily driving duties and he loves taking it to shows.