Throwback: LX and Beyond Nationals 2009

In 2008, I bought a 2006 Dodge Charger and joined the Modern Mopar scene. The Chrysler Group was hitting their stride and pumping out some highly desirable cars. The Chrysler 300 was a huge success, along with the Dodge Magnum and Charger. Seeing the retro trend climbing, the Dodge Challenger nameplate was revitalized for their latest performance coupe. All of these vehicles were built on the Dodge/Chrysler LX platform and available with a 5.7L Hemi engine.

Each year the performance and options increased, aftermarket support grew, and the fans were excited.

Many cities formed LX based car clubs through popular websites. The LX Nationals became the show and race event for this platform. The event includes drag racing and car show along with exhibits from major players like SRT.

In 2009, Dodge’s SRT team brought a few special vehicles with them. The one that caught the most attention was a Challenger with a Viper V-10 engine.

They also brought a Dodge Magnum Chrysler 300 mashup that had become popular among many enthusiast. This vehicle was not available in the United States, but was known as a Chrysler 300 Estate in Europe which made this such a factory looking swap.


Even though they aren’t on the LX platform, you can’t talk Dodge performance without bringing a couple of Vipers and a Ram SRT-10.

This is a great event that has been going on for 10 years now. If you are anywhere near Ohio, check out the LX and Beyond Nationals.


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