Let it never be said that Mopar lovers do not have a national anthem. No, it’s not from the lyricist genius of Credence Clearwater, AC/DC or Led Zepplin, but rather the sweet, sweet eardrum-splitting cacophony emanating from a pair open headers bolted to a high compression big block Chrysler 440. The undulating ramble of a lopey camshaft, the staccato rhythm of a 118 octane-burning V8, the explosive, deafening roar of a cross-rammed Hemi. You can keep your Beats Audio system, we’ll take a pair of straight pipes any day of the week.
The video we’ve got featured below is fine and dandy for visuals. Captured in the staging lanes at this year’s Mopars at The Strip, March 27, 2015 (it’s really “Musclecars at The Strip” due to some lousy legality issues, but we all know that the “M” in MATS stands for “Mopar”), as a parade of doorslammers inch their way to the waterbox. Las Vegas, Nevada’s Super Speedway is an outstanding venue, and despite the blistering sunlight and sweltering temperatures (and the occasional erratic snowfall), MATS never fails to entertain and impress.
Yes, the procession of mighty Mopar muscle is an impressive one, but after watching it once, we suggest unplugging your headphones, cranking up the volume and closing your eyes. Sure your fellow office mates might not appreciate the noise pollution, but we promise the sound of these machines is a salve for your soul.