March 1, 2003

The Ultimate All-Ford Auto Show ExperienceExperience the ultimate All-Ford Auto Show Experience with the NMRA Ford Nationals 5th Anniversary Tour! The NMRA Ford Nationals features a wonderful two-day auto-show extravaganza perfect for showing off "Ford's Finest" show-quality, late-model, and vintage Fords in Silver Choice, Gold Choice, Show, and Best-in-Class categories. The ultimate in Ford fun could get even better as you might be featured in 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine or on ESPN2 television. In addition, Ford auto-show participants get to enjoy a tremendous Ford Nationals event including heads-up drag racing, a swap meet, exhibition vehicles, a manufacturer's midway, and a burnout contest.

Steady Eddie Svoboda, the NMRA auto show director, will be back on board doing his thing, so if you have any questions or would like to help out, give him a call at (630) 499-8040. And remember, it doesn't have to be a Mustang at an NMRA show. Any Ford vehicle is welcome-from a 100-point-resto '65 Mustang convertible to a T-bucket to a tubbed '55 Fairlane-we dig it, so bring it out!

If you would like to enter a vehicle in the show, here's what you do. When you arrive at the entrance gate, pay for your pass ($30 for a two-day pass), then go to Car Show Registration and register for the car show. The cost to enter the show is $35, so once you've paid the $30 to get in the gate, you'll only need to pony up another five bucks.

2003 Ford Nationals Car Show ClassesSaturday Show AwardsPicked by Auto Show Director (First Only), People's Choice (First and Second Place Awarded)* Top Five Ford Mustangs (all years)* People's Choice* Long Haul* Best Interior* Director's Choice* Best Stereo* Best Daily Driver* Best Engine

Centerforce Burnout ContestKill Your Tires At NMRA Events!The NMRA and Centerforce Clutches host a wild-and-crazy burnout contest on Sunday of each and every 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords NMRA Ford Nationals event! If you want to win cold, hard cash, an NMRA membership, and make all the girls (or guys) swoon, make sure you join the fun. The NMRA Centerforce Burnout Contest is open to spectators and racers. Don't miss it-the awesome NMRA Centerforce Burnout Contest at NMRA Ford National events!

Sunday Show/Gold Choice AwardsPicked by Auto Show Director People's Choice (First Place Only Awarded)* Top Twenty Ford Mustangs (all years)* Best Paint (4-foot trophy)* Best Race Car & Pro Street* Best '79-Up Mustang (4-foot trophy)* Best Comet, Cougar & Capri* Best Interior (4-foot trophy)* Best Specialty Tuner Car* Best Engine (4-foot trophy)* Best SVT Ford Mustang & Cobra* Best of Show (6-foot trophy)* Best Thunderbird* Best Falcon, Fairlane & Maverick* Best Full-Size Car '49 & Up* Best Ford Truck (all years)* Best Ford Lightning* Best Ford Compact Truck* Best Shelby & Boss* Best Ford Focus & Compact* Best Pre-'48 & Street Rod* 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine Editor's Choice

19th Annual NMRA Ford Motorsport NationalsJune 20- 21, 2003Maple Grove RacewayReading, Pennsylvania

The Ford Motorsport Nationals is one of the oldest and most recognized Ford drag-racing events and Ford car shows in the world, and the NMRA will continue the tradition with the 19th Annual running of this huge, all-Ford event. This should be one of the bigger races of the year, so expect to see more than 600 race cars, 10,000 spectators, 350 show cars, 60 swap-meet vendors, and 50 new parts manufacturers. Whether you're coming to watch, race, or put your killer ride into the huge Ford Motorsport Nationals Auto Show-'n'-Shine, we'll see you at the 19th Annual Ford Motorsport Nationals!

Track Info
Track Name: Maple Grove
City: Mohnton,
Track Phone: (610) 856-7812
Fax: (610) 856-1601
Track Address: R.D. 3, Box 3420,
  Mohnton, PA 19540


Track Altitude: 423 feet

Typical Weather: Traditionally the Ford Motorsport Nationals has been hot and humid during its normal time in June. The Nationals has never been rained out in its 17 years, but showers do come in and leave quickly.

Gates/Event Schedule

Gates/Event Schedule
Friday Tech, Vendor Setup,
  Drag Racing
Saturday Drag Racing, Tech,
  Car Show
Sunday Drag Racing, Car
  Show, Swap Meet

Official NMRA Host Hotel InformationStay in the Official NMRA Host Hotel. To get a racer or spectator discount, please call (714) 444-2426.