Top Eliminator

Iowa Owner gets MOPAR Honor

Larry Jewett - June 05, 2012 11:55 AM


Neil Wedeking


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For the sixth consecutive year, the MOPAR  “Top Eliminator” program will recognize the “best of the best” – the most skilled MOPAR enthusiasts and their restyled customized and accessorized vehicles.
The first 2012 “Top Eliminator” was chosen at the seventh annual Spring Festival of LXs in March. Tom Ledoux of Pearland, Texas was named the first 2012 Mopar® “Top Eliminator” for his modified 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8.
The second honoree was selected in early June at the Midwest Mopars in the Park. Neil Wedeking of Marble Rock, Iowa, picked up the honor with his 1970 AAR ‘Cuda, painstakingly restored over five years with many NOS parts.
The winning car is a Panther Pink (FM3) model with a four-speed transmission and 340 six-barrel engine. The car was a console delete model with a rallye dash that housed an AM/8-track. It also features rear defog. The tires are time era correct. NOS parts used on the car include shocks, steering, four-speed handle, mirrors, headlamps, grille bezels and emblems.
Ledoux and Wedeking will have their vehicles on display at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Additional Top Eliminators will come from future events including Chryslers at Carlisle.