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2024 Mopars with Big Daddy Fundraiser Benefitting

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The 37th Annual Mopars with Big Daddy will be held November 2nd & 3rd.  This year we will be raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from the raffle and auction will go to helping children fighting cancer. St. Jude Children’s Hospital treats children with cancer and provides assistance to families to be with their child during treatment at NO CHARGE.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post will again in 2024 be parking spectators; part of the money from parking will be donated to the Explorer Post.  If you are a company or individual who would like to donate item/s for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital fundraiser please contact the museum; information below.

The 2024 Mopars with Big Daddy will feature events with Don. Friday November 1st Phillips Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Ocala presents the Friday Night Dinner and Q&A with Don. The dinner will begin at 7:00 PM at the pavilion located outside the Antique Building. The Q&A will be held at 8:00 PM inside the main museum building. Saturday November 2nd at 5:30 PM Don will do a tour through the museum with approximately 25 people. Spots on both the events are limited so make sure you register.

Pricing for the Mopars with Big Daddy are as follows:

Car Show Registration: Pre-Registration $40.00, Day of Event $45.00
20’ X20’ Vendor Space: Pre-Registration $55.00, Day of Event $65.00
Car Coral Space: Pre-Registration $45.00, Day of Event $50.00
Dry Camp RV Spot: $25.00
Friday Night Dinner $45.00
Saturday Night Tour with Don $50.00
Spectator Parking $5.00
Spectator Show Entrance $0.00

** Last day to pre-register October 25, 2024**

You can register by mail by downloading the form from the link below.
Make checks payable to Don Garltis Museum of Drag Racing and mail to Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing 13700 SW 16th Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34473.


Here is the daily schedule for the 2024 Mopars with Big Daddy. These schedules are subject to change and to updates.


Friday November 1st

8:00 AM Gates open to Vendors for Set Up
5:00-7:00 PM Museum open to individuals participating in the Dinner & Q&A
7:00 PM Dinner starts under the Pavilion
8:00 PM Q&A with Don begins in the Museum

Saturday November 2nd

8:00 AM Gates Open
2:30 PM Fundraiser Raffle/Auction for St. Jude Fundraiser
3:30 PM Participant Judging Trophies Awarded.
5:30 PM Museum Tour with Don

Sunday November 3rd

8:00 AM Gates Open
2:30 PM Fundraiser Raffle/Auction for St. Jude Fundraiser
3:00 PM Judged Show Trophies Awarded.


During the show on Saturday & Sunday the museum grounds will be for Vendors, Car Show Participants, and Spectators walking around. All other traffic will enter from the Spectator Parking area located on the farm to the south of the museum at 14050 SW 16th Avenue. Those needing Handicap Parking will be directed where to go to access Handicap Spaces on the museum grounds while spaces are available.


The Sleep Inn outside the gates of the museum have blocked rooms for the weekend. The cut off date to get a room at the show rate is October 11, 2024. If you call to make a reservations you must say ” Mopar with Big Daddy 2024″ to get the rate. You can also get your rooms at the show by clicking this link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/NC76V2



For more information please call:
Vendor Questions call Shari at 352-446-3562
Show Information call Jim at 813-493-2970


Businesses or individuals who would like to donate to the fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital please contact Chuck at 352-245-8661 or [email protected].




If you wish to register by mail, please click and download the Registration Form.

2024 Event Sponsors

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We would like to thank the below companies for their support of the 37th Annual Mopar Show by donating items for the  Fundraiser.





Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
November 1 - November 3
13700 SW 16th Ave
Ocala, FL 34473 United States

Jim (Show Information)


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Car Show Pre-Registration
Car Show Pre-Registration - $40.00
$ 40.00
Dry Camp RV Spots
Dry Camp RV Spots - $25.00 a night
$ 25.00
Friday Night Q&A with Don
Friday Night Q&A with Don - $45.00
$ 45.00
Saturday Night Tour with Don
Saturday Night Tour with Don - $50.00
$ 50.00
20' x 20' Vendor Space Pre-Registration
20' x 20' Vendor Space Pre-Registration - $55.00
$ 55.00
Car Coral Space Pre-Registration
Car Coral Space Pre-Registration - $45.00
$ 45.00