2023 Mopars with Big Daddy Charity
2023 will be the 36th year of Mopars with Big Daddy. This year we have chosen the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Foundation as the organization we will be raising money for. The 2023 raffle proceeds will go to MCSOF which raises funds necessary to help operate the volunteer and outreach programs. These programs are not completely funded through the Marion County budget process. Programs include: Crime Watch (local communities), Senior At-Risk Assistance, Mounted Horse Patrol, Reserve Deputy Program, Explorer Program. These Volunteers make a difference, and make Marion County a better place to live, work and visit. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post will be parking spectators again; with part of the money from parking going to the Explorer Post.
The 2023 Mopars with Big Daddy will feature events with Don. Friday, back by popular demand, will feature dinner with Don, at 7PM, followed by a Q&A session with Don inside the museum starting at 8PM for approximately 80 people.
Saturday’s Show will feature a new Diesel Class sponsored by DieselArmy.com.
This year Dream Giveaway will be giving away a 1971 Demon 340 on Saturday. To enter for a chance to win go to Classic Dodge Demon Dream Giveaway.
The Sleep Inn just outside the museum gates has a block of rooms for the Mopars with Big Daddy. You can book you room by clicking on the link provided. BOOK NOW.
Pricing for the show are as follows:
Car Show Registration – Pre-Registration $35.00 Day of Event $40.00
20’ x 20’ Vendor Space – Pre-Registration $50.00 Day of Event $60.00
Car Coral Space – Pre-Registration $40.00 Day of Event $50.00
Dry Camp RV Spots – $25.00 a night
Friday Night Dinner & Q&A with Don – $50.00
** Last day to pre-register is October 28, 2023**
Make checks payable to Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and mail to Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing 13700 SW 16th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34473.
Here is the daily schedule for the 2023 Mopars with Big Daddy. These schedules are subject to change and updates.
Friday November 3rd
8:00 am – Gates open for Vendor Set Up
6:00-7:00 pm – Museum open for individuals participating in Q&A.
7:00-8:00 pm – Dinner with Big Daddy
8:00 pm – Q&A with Don begins in the museum.
Saturday November 4th
8:00 am – Gates Open
2:30 pm – Dream Giveaway drawing and presentation of 1971 Demon 340.
3:00 pm – Raffle for Marion County Sheriff’s Office Foundation (Could be moved to Sunday due to bad weather).
3:30 pm – Participant judging Trophies awarded.
5:30 pm – Tour of Museum with Don. This is limited to 25 People.
Sunday November 5th
8:00am – Gates Open
3:00 pm – Judged Show Trophies awarded.
For more information please call:
Vendor Questions call Shari at 352-303-9094
Show Information call Jim at 813-493-2970
If you are a business or individual and would like to donate an item for the raffle; raising money for Marion County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, please call Chuck at 352-245-8661
If you wish to register by mail, please click and download the Registration Form.
We would like to thank the below companies for their support of the 36th Annual Mopar Show by donating items for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Foundation Fundraiser.
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
November 3 - November 5
13700 SW 16th Ave
Ocala, FL 34473 United States
Jim (Show Information)