What do you call the largest gathering of modern Dodge and Chrysler musclecars in the Midwest? The annual LX & Beyond Nationals, thats what. This weekend, hundreds of these late-model cruisers, street machines and racers will descend on Quaker City Motorsports Park located just outside the sleeping hamlet of Salem, Ohio for a weekend of high-octane drag racing. LX and LC enthusiasts from all over will bring their rides for some quarter-mile blasts down the track. Event organizer and LX fanatic, Anthony Carter, started this annual pilgrimage back in 2007 as an effort to reach out and network with other enthusiasts looking to make their modern Chargers, Challengers, Magnums (along with Chrysler 300s and Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8s) go faster and look hotter. Initially a grassroots effort, it began life as a one-day gathering of internet forum members for the LX-platform and SRT enthusiasts. Like all great things, the event began to get more traction every year. With the introduction of the Challenger in 2008, things really shifted into high-gear. Soon enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada began attending the event. Along with drag racing, there is a Show & Shine competition, manufacturers midway, swap meet and other special events throughout the weekend. The 2011 LX & Beyond Nationals will officially kick-off tomorrow night (July 15th) with their traditional Friday night A&W Cruise-In Boardman, Ohio . So if youre looking to race your late-model Challenger or Charger, or just want to see all the latest go fast goodies and personalization accessories to dress up your ride, set your NAV unit and step on it!