Manufacturers Mid-Way & Vendor Information
The 2013 Mopar Nationals will take place on August 9 - 11th, at National Trail Raceway. With the continued growth each year, this year's event (our 33rd Annual) should continue to surpass all others in both participant and vendor participation. Each year, even though we add space, we still completely sell out of swap meet and midway spaces. Obviously, with this continued growth comes the realization that we have a limited amount of space that can be reserved for vendors both in the midway as well as the general swap meet areas. So we can only suggest that you reserve your space early this year or we may be sold out!
The Midway will be located behind the main grandstands on the Pit Side. The General Swap Meet will be located in the North-East corner of the track on the Pit Side. The spaces are aligned in rows. Therefore, your vehicle must fit within your vendor space or be parked in the Vendor Parking Lot which is located just north of the swap meet at Gate H. Space preference will be given to past year participants and in order of applications received.
MANUFACTURER/VENDOR CONTRACT - A downloadable version of the Manufacturer/Vendor Contract is available at the bottom of this paragraph. Please read all information posted and fill out the application legibly and completely. Return it along with your payment in FULL. Space assignment considerations will be based on those vendors which are sponsors and those that have participated in past years. Afterwards, space assignments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your timely return of the contract will assure you and your company the best possible placement. The General Swap Meet area will be positioned in the back portion of the track, while the Mid-Way will be located towards the entrance of the race track. Space renewals from previous years will be honored if possible.
TABLE, TENT & CHAIR RENTAL - The show is held outdoors. If you wish to rent any tables, tents, chairs etc., (Tents must be of the frame type to fit within your space dimensions) include your requirements with your vendor contract along with payment based on the rental pricing sheet. All rentals MUST go through Mopar Nationals, Inc.
ACTIVITIES - Restoration, Technical Seminars and Demonstrations are encouraged by the vendors offering these services. If you company would like to participate or hold a Seminar, please contact us. Seminars can be scheduled at the race track as well as the area motels.
SET UP/TEAR DOWN - On Thursday, August 8, 2013 between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm we will allow vendors to set up before the event. Only vendors will be allowed into the grounds during setup. No show cars. There is a Wednesday setup time provided for an additional fee. Contact Mopar Nationals for costs and times. Trailers are to be set up on Thursday as Friday move-in WILL NOT be allowed until after the days activities are over. Vendors must park their daily transportation vehicles within their space or in the north parking lot. No vehicles will be allowed to park in the show areas. No ATVs, motor-bikes, or golf carts are allowed in the Mid-Way or Show Car areas! All carts/motorized vehicles must be registered and approved by Mopar Nationals. Please include a request for registration paperwork with your contract. Absolutely NO ATVs, MOTOR BIKES, or CARTS in the CAR SHOW AREAS. There is a Wednesday setup time provided for an additional fee. Contact Mopar Nationals for costs and times.
P.A. ANNOUNCEMENTS - Another FREE advertisement for your company when you register in the Midway!! Watch spectators flock to your booth every time your announcement is read! If you wish to send a short commercial (30 seconds or less) to be read over the Public Address System, please send it to the attention of Sharon Bielenda, Mopar Nationals, P.O. Box 2303, Dearborn, MI. 48123-2303. All announcements must be typed so they are legible or on cassette tape and must be received by July 15, 2013.
PRIZES - Another great way to gain exposure for your company and its products, is to participate in the prize drawings that will take place all weekend long. Manufactures/Vendors may send door prizes to the shipping address below. Your name and the product will be announced over the PA System as the donator as well as your companies name will be listed at the Mopar Nationals Tent as a contributing sponsor.
RACE CARS IN THE MID-WAY - Cars participating the drag racing competition must be parked/displayed in the designated pit area due to insurance regulations.
SHOW CARS IN THE MID-WAY - Show/Display cars in the midway are permitted. However, they will not be allowed to move during show hours and they will not be judged if entered in the Show competition. Display cars must be parked within your space allocation, NOT in the aisle ways.
APPAREL REGULATIONS - NO VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SELL T-SHIRTS, HATS OR OTHER APPAREL IN THE GENERAL SWAP MEET AREA. These items can only by sold in the Mid-Way. If you wish to sell any apparel in the mid-way, please note the following strictly enforced guidelines to avoid costly misunderstandings! The sale of wearing apparel is limited to ONE shirt and ONE hat bearing ONLY your CORPORATE LOGO IDENTITY. The Corporate LOGO MUST BE THE DOMINANT VISUAL. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS - Mopar Nationals offers many different sponsorship programs for manufacturers and vendors to participate in. These programs are designed to allow vendors to achieve the maximum exposure to the Mopar enthusiasts. Contact us for a listing of some of the sponsorship programs that are available for this year event as well as next years!
SHIPPING DIRECTLY TO NTR - For those Mid-Way Vendors that want to ship items directly to the race track before or during the event, the track address is: National Trail Raceway, 2650 National Rd. SW, Hebron, Ohio 43025. Make sure you mark your boxes CLEARLY with your company name and the Mopar Nationals 2012. Track Phone number is 740-928-5706.
NOTE: Certain trademarks and copyrights are the property of Mopar Nationals, Inc., and cannot be reproduced in any manner on any merchandise, souvenir item or apparel by anyone other than Mopar Nationals, Inc. Exclusive rights on the following words and phrases pertaining to the event are the sole property of Mopar Nationals, Inc: Mopar Nationals Inc., Mopar Nationals, 2013 Mopar Nationals, Mopar Nationals North, South, East, West, Mopar Party, Mopar Model Car Nationals, Chrysler Car Club Convention. Event logo rights are reserved by Mopar Nationals, Inc. No materials with the event name, location, date, or logo facsimiles are allowed!! Any infraction of this policy will be reason for immediate dismissal from the grounds and a suspension from future events. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Vendor Rules & Regulations
1). Please read the following rules and regulations. ALL rules set are the format of this event; no allowances will be made. Any violation of these rules and regulations as set forth on this application can result in eviction or restriction and/or suspension from future events.
2). You are required to send a completed contract with fees and information specifying your complete product line. This will be used to help locate the vendors so no direct competition will exist next to one another. Space allocations will be made on a first come basis. Vendor agrees to truthfully represent their merchandise to buyers.
3). NO selling of merchandise (Pictures, T-Shirts, Programs, Books, Emblems, etc.,) concerning features, celebrities, event name or logo, event dates or facsimile will be allowed.
4). Police and Security will patrol the grounds area, but it is the responsibility of each vendor to provide security for their own area. Mopar Nationals, Inc., NTR, Management or their Agents are not liable for loss or damage to the property or injuries.
5). The vendors must honor all event concession rights.
6). Absolutely no sub-contracting of your booth to another vendor.
7). Your rental fee is for the space only!! You must provide for tables, chairs, stanchions or any other equipment you might require for your booth. Electric or electrical hook-ups are available only on a limited basis and a fee of $100 will be charged. Generators can only be used with prior permission from Mopar Nationals, Inc. Tents, chairs and tables are available for rental through Mopar Nationals Only (See prices on the back of Vendor Contract. Include your requirements with your completed Vendor Contract.
8). No booth is permitted to sell or display obscene materials of any type. Any objectionable material will be removed at once by event management. Event Management or their appointed representative has the final authority to determine the following: volume of any noise, brightness of any lights and tastefullness of any display and items sold. Items which are questionable should be shown to the event management or their appointed representative prior to the start of the event. No Signs or displays allowed in aisles, all materials must be within your space.
9). NO ANIMALS OR PETS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED!!
10). All exhibits must be removed from the show area NO LATER than two hours after the official show closing time. See Show times below.
11). Vendor agrees to leave their booth free of trash and to keep it neat during the event. Rubbish should be picked up daily and placed into trash containers located throughout the grounds.
12). Any cancellation must be given thirty (30) days prior to the opening day of the show. Phone calls will be accepted by the show office only. A follow-up letter must be sent to confirm the cancellation. If you cancel less than the 30 days before the opening day, you will forfeit your contract fee. There are NO REFUNDS for vendors who do not show up.
13). No soliciting will be allowed outside of your booth area!
14). Vendor/Exhibitors will be allowed entry into the show area approximately one-hour prior to start time for each day. Vendor transportation vehicles must be parked within their space, otherwise they must be parked in the south lot or general parking. NO ATVs or golf carts are allowed in the show areas. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
15). THERE IS NO CAMPING OR STAYING ON GROUNDS AFTER SHOW HOURS - NO EXCEPTIONS.
16). New ASCP and BMI regulations make it necessary that all exhibitors (including commercial) are prohibited from playing mechanical music (this includes radios, tapes or discs) at the show. Vendors are responsible for fines or failure to comply.
17). Vendors are responsible for all City/State taxes and/or licenses that are required. Vendor agrees to obey all laws of the City of Kirkersville, and the State of Ohio.
18). APPAREL REGULATIONS - NO VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SELL T-SHIRTS, HATS OR OTHER APPAREL IN THE GENERAL SWAP MEET AREA. These items can only by sold in the Mid-Way. If you wish to sell any apparel in the mid-way, please note the following strictly enforced guidelines to avoid costly misunderstandings! The sale of wearing apparel is limited to ONE shirt and ONE hat bearing ONLY your CORPORATE LOGO IDENTITY. The Corporate LOGO MUST BE THE DOMINANT VISUAL. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
19). NO FOOD/BEVERAGE SALES are allowed on the race track grounds.
20). Rentals (Tent, Table, Chair, etc.,) are not guaranteed to be setup before 4PM on Wednesday August 7, 2013. Also, you are responsible for lost or stolen rental equipment (tables, chairs, tent sides, etc.,)
VENDOR SETUP 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013.
Additional exhibitor three-day passes will be available for $40.00 each. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space assignment and tickets will be mailed out approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the event.
ALL SPACE RESERVATIONS MADE AFTER JULY 1, 2013 MUST BE PAID WITH A CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER
FRIDAY: 8AM - 6PM SATURDAY: 8AM - 6PM SUNDAY: 8AM - 5PM