Top Honors

’71 Duster Leads the Way

Larry Jewett - March 31, 2014 08:02 AM


Don Monroe captured multiple awards at the NMCA event in Bradenton, Florida

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 It was a great start for the car show season for Clearwater, Florida’s Don Monroe. His 1971 Plymouth Duster topped all contenders in the “Conservative Class” to pick up the division’s top honors. In addition, Monroe grabbed the overall best engine award and claimed the prestigious Platinum Award on Sunday in the invitational only judging. The honors came at the Ross Pistons’ 12th annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Bradenton, Florida.
 The Conservative Class allows 10 aftermarket or factory bolt-on modifications. Modifications include wheels, bright engine dress items, sound systems, pinstriping, spoilers, ground effects, grills, interior trim items. Also included are aftermarket bolt- on engine intake manifolds, headers and air intake systems. Custom paint such as pearl, candy, metalflake and painted graphics are not permitted in this class. Molded body work as well as smoothed firewalls are not permitted in this class.