Tom Ledoux Named First Mopar ‘Top Eliminator’ of 2012 at Spring Festival of LXs
Tom Ledoux of Pearland, Texas was named the first 2012 Mopar “Top Eliminator” for his modified 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8® at the Seventh Annual Spring Festival of LXs in Irvine, Calif., held on Saturday, March 24.
In recognition of being named a Mopar “Top Eliminator,” Ledoux will have his car showcased in the Mopar display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Oct. 30–Nov. 2, 2012.
“Congratulations to Tom Ledoux on being honored as the first 2012 Mopar ‘Top Eliminator’ winner,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We are proud to add another member to the elite roster of Mopar ‘Top Eliminator’ winners. In its seventh year, the program helps to spotlight the most highly skilled and dedicated Mopar enthusiasts.”
The Mopar “Top Eliminator” program shines a light on passionate Mopar enthusiasts who display unmatched skill in modifying or customizing a classic or modern-day Mopar vehicle. Mopar “Top Eliminator” candidates are judged on a number of criteria, including Mopar content, overall appearance and additional benchmarks.
“It’s amazing to be named a Mopar ‘Top Eliminator,’” remarked Ledoux, a member of the Space City LX Modern Mopar Club. “It makes all the hard work I put into the car worth it. Having the chance to attend SEMA is the dream of every car person; it’s the pinnacle. I love my Dodge Challenger, and I’m very excited to have earned this honor.”
Beginning at the front of Ledoux’s car, Mopar blue catches the eye. Accents and halos on the front lamps and fog lights shine Mopar blue. The color is carried throughout the vehicle, as Ledoux hand-painted the underside of the hood in a blue hue. The wheels are also outlined in blue, distinctly separating the rims from the tires. The Mopar logo is stitched on the front seat headrests. Mopar parts used by Ledoux during the modification include a Mopar cold-air intake and a Mopar front strut bar.
The second 2012 Mopar “Top Eliminator’ winner will be chosen at the 28th Annual Mopars in The Park car show in Farmington, Minn., June 2–3, with the third selected at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, Pa., July 6–8. The fourth and final Mopar “Top Eliminator” will be picked via an online competition.
For more information on the Mopar “Top Eliminator” program, visit http://www.mopar.com.