Mopar enthusiasts, it’s that time of the year again! Grab your sunglasses, your favorite tunes & your driving gloves, hop in your ride and hit the open road! We’re headed to Vegas, Baby, for the 2012 Mopars at the Strip and getting there is more than half the fun! Join dozens of other motor-heads like yourself as we cruise from Gilbert, AZ down to Las Vegas, NV… Mopar style! Be part of one of the largest Mopar vehicle events this side of the Mississipi. Trade car stories, meet new friends, and make some memories that will last a lifetime!
Earnhardt CJDR in Gilbert will be the starting point of the MoPower Cruise. All participants that meet at Earnhardt’s get a cruise t-shirt and cruise window banner for the back window of their Mopar along with breakfast.
Check out the details below, and of course, don’t forget to change your oil, top off your fluids, and check your tire pressure at Earnhardt Dodge before cruise day.
8th Annual Cruise to MATS
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Gilbert, AZ to Las Vegas, NV
Kickoff party and breakfast at Earnhardt Dodge
1301 N. Arizona Ave
Meet at 8:00AM, approx departure time 10:00AM
To 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 Martin Swanty Dodge at 2640 East Andy Devine. The good folks at Martin Swanty Dodge will have a mobile BBQ lunch available for purchase, while all the Mopars create a great car show for the locals.
Upon leaving Martin Swanty Dodge, 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 on the corner of Craig Road and Losee Road.
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 Moparty at the Strip, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sponsors, listed Dealers and Chrysler 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 and costs incurred as a participant.