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MARRIED TO MOPAR
A whole fleet of Mopar® vehicles and one that’s especially close at heart.
Dean Quimby, Lino Lakes, MN
Dean Quimby grew up in a Mopar family – his dad always drove Chrysler vehicles and, when he got his first car, he continued the tradition. Turns out it was a good move on his part, for more reasons than one.
His car in high school was a ‘69 Super Bee. When he drove it to pick up a blind date, things couldn’t have gone better. His date, Renee, turned out to be a Mopar Motorhead herself, with a thing for B5 Blue ‘69 Super Bees. And apparently, the men who drive them. The two have been married for 37 years and still have the car. She still jokes that the only thing he’s had longer than her is that car!
Mopar has always been part of their lives together. Dean restores (and races) the vehicles, looking for certain criteria for each build. His first restoration, a 1970 Challenger 440-6 RT/SE. “After researching how rare the color was I started searching only for those cars, ending up with probably the largest FM3 (Dodge Panther Pink) collection ever,” said Dean. “I still have three FM3 convertibles, TAs, AARs and several shaker Challengers.”
“When I finish, I just smile and enjoy the ride … And then start looking for the next one.”
Still the same Mopar Motorhead she was as a teenager, Renee is now the show director for the Midwest Mopars in the Park National Car Show and Swap Meet — one of the largest Mopar-only shows in the country. The event this year was June 4–5th at the Dakota County Fair Grounds in Farmington, MN. Dean and Renee’s ‘69 Super Bee, along with over 1,200 Mopar vehicles, were in attendance. For more information about the event, visit www.moparsinthepark.com.
FCA US LLC is not a sponsor and has no affiliation with the enthusiast clubs or car shows listed.
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