20/10/2022 - Craig Marsland's Charger in the Bathurst Museum
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We've been having some technical issues with the emails on the website in the past few days, if you happen to have tried to send us something or filled out a form (e.g. contact form, impromptu run) it wouldn't have gone through. Please try again anytime from 26/09/2022 10:45am.
A copy of the club's book was recently presented to the State Library.
One copy of the book will be put into storage as a record for all time.
The State Library also purchased a copy which will be available for general use and reference by the public.
Paul Monkhouse presenting the books to Coenraad Brand from the State Library.
It's time to get your cars ready for the 2022 Doug Chivas Memorial Track Day at Collie Motorplex!!
We need more entries from club members this year so please get your ride ready and down there on Saturday the 27th of August.
If your ride is fast or slow it doesn't matter, you'll be grouped with similar paced cars and you'll have a great day!
Check out the link for some photos from past events.
Please download and read/fill in the 5 documents below.
This year we're wanting to really streamline the cars getting onto the track in their correct groups based on skill and speed, and so we are following this lane format. The cars that are more competitive and wish to go faster go in the left lane/s, and drivers who are newer to circuit racing or are in slower cars in the right lane/s. Cars that are double entered will go into the furthest-right lane. This will be covered in the drivers briefing too.
Its that time of the year again.
AGM. 10-8-2022 at 7.30pm
All members are welcome to come and vote for next year’s President, Vice president, Secretary and Treasurer.
We also welcome new faces on the committee. Many hands make light work.
There will be a $2 ticket raffle drawn on the night. ($100 gift voucher donated by Auto One)
This year the club is providing a lucky door prize will be drawn. (One year club membership) and pizza will be available at the end of the meeting. Drinks can be bought from the bar.
New address - U5/9 Kalmia Rd Bibra Lake.
Same phone number - 08 9493 1246
Dynamic Changes Ten Years On….
Dynamic Style Photography and Dynamic Pit Stop are implementing some significant changes to services offered.
This is due to Tony and Tamara adjusting their workloads and focus. With the help of our customers Dynamic Pit Stop has developed more into an online business, both wholesale and retail that continues to grow.
After 10 years we will be closing the Car Studio, shooting and bookings have already ceased. It has been an absolute pleasure shooting your cars and supplying custom product and specialist images.
Our retail shop will also close around the end of August.
Are you closing? Only the retail shop and car studio. We will continue with phone and online sales.
Is that the end of Miss Perth Pinup Competition? Not at all, shooting will only be at our Wanneroo Studio. Hopefully, time permitting, the next will be later this year.
Will you still be supporting car clubs and events? Absolutely, as much as we can!
Will we still see your display truck at events? Definitely. This in fact will become more of our focus.
I really want my Car/ Bike photographed before you close the studio, can you fit me in? As much as we would like to, sorry no. In the last week or so many past clients have said “please, please”. Sorry at this stage time does not permit. If this changes, we will contact those on the (growing) list.
Can you photograph my car at your other studio? Our Clarkson studio was specifically designed for cars. To get those amazing results it took an amazing studio. Our other studio is more designed for retro pinups. Long answer to say no, sorry.
What about Pounce Mobile Pet Photography? Pre Covid it was off to a great start, we haven’t re activated since things have opened up, purely because we haven’t had time. It is our intention, within the next year or so to re-launch.
Will you continue to add to your selection of locally made signs and products? Always.
What about your staff? Everybody has a role in the new structure.
Can I still get custom signs? Yes, that is our speciality. Just pick up the phone or order online.
What will be your trading hours? As they are now Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
Will you have a showroom? Yes, invitation only, located in Wanneroo.
Tony, Tamara and staff are really excited about this new direction, it is sad to lose the Car and Bike shoots, we have had a blast! This is also about us getting some time back.
We are not closing, just moving in different directions. Thanks Everyone!
Onwards we go.
Club Meeting on Wednesday 9th March is Cancelled due to Covid restrictions at BSRC
Thankyou to all the Chrysler owners that turnout to celebrate this historic event.
To let them know numbers for catering
RSVP: 14th January
R Series -60 years Anniversary – 16th January 2022 At Whiteman Park
Every Wednesday night to End of May
Wed, Jan 5, 10:38 AM (6 days ago)
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Looking forward to next year
SAVE THE DATE Saturday 27th August 2022
Chrysler in Australia - 70 years
Charger anniversary - 50 years
VH series anniversary - 50 years
CH Chrysler by Chrysler - 50 years
CL series anniversary - 45 years
Charger Club of WA anniversary - 25 years
Doug Chivas Memorial Track Day at Collie Motorplex - 20 years
John Urquhart, Albany round the houses - 20 years
Ron's Breakfast Run - 20 years
For special information to celebrate these special events please go to the calendar.
The Collie Track Day Sign up here.
SIGN UP ASAP
CUT OFF DATE FOR ENTRY IS 26TH AUGUST
NO ENTRY'S ALLOWED ON THE DAY( COVID 19)
For more info
Club Phone: 0459 325 340
Spectators are welcome.
MEMBERS 2020 - 2021
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Charger Club of Western Australia
From the President
Dear Valued Club Members to you and your Families,
It was very unusual that I sent you all a briefing last week with the newsletter and completely out of the ordinary I send you one again this week, but due our ever-changing environment we are living in today, I need to keep you informed of the activities in and around our wonderful Club.
Our environment is changing day by day with the current Covid19 crisis, as most of you will be aware most eating venues are now closing down and well as our much loved Pubs, Clubs, Casino and social gathering points.
The Belmont Sports and Recreation Club is one such venue and we have now informed that they are closed for business until further notice, so it is with a heavy heart that I have to cancel our upcoming April Club meeting along with all planned Club events until such time as this crisis is over and we come out the other side.
Behind the scenes your committee is still conversing regarding Club issues and agenda items that need to be addressed. If you have any issues regarding the Club please contact one of our Committee who will raise it as an item on our agenda.
As always your health, safety and welfare are a major consideration in everything we do at the Club.
Mike and Maureen will diligently update us all weekly as usual so please continue to enjoy and interact with your Club through this avenue until further notice.
Thank You for Your Patience and Understanding
Charger Club of Western Australia
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Life Member 2019
Tonight (12-8-19), I have the honour and privilege to present the Charger Club’s 3rd Life Membership.
Mr Paul Monkhouse.
Congratulation Paul…this is very much deserved.
Paul has been a member since 2003 and as a club we are very lucky to have Paul as a member, let me add in here that Paul didn’t have a running vehicle for quite some time. Anyway, within a couple of years Paul had become apart of the exclusive committee.
Paul has been secretary, treasurer V.P and The President and He’s still on the general committee…This just show’s Paul’s Love for the club and of course his love for everything Chrysler.
Paul was rebuilding his Charger himself…I’m not sure about the engine but what I do know is that…What Paul didn’t know how to do, He went to night school and learned how to do it himself…that’s commitment.
I joined the committee 8 years ago and I would joke around and introduce Paul to new members and say…this is Paul our president (or whatever roll he was in at the time) and say…Paul tells us he has a Charger but I’m not quite sure if this is a fact because no one has ever seen it…I did have to change that story because Wayne went to Paul’s one day and BINGO yes he has a Charger 😊
I can’t remember when Paul got his Charger on the road but what a fantastic Job he did.
I would also like to Thank Paul’s Lovely Wife because if it wasn’t for her understanding of Paul’s passion…we may not have Paul with us…so a very big Thank you to Ngaere.
Paul was the person behind getting Leo Geoghegan to our 2011 Everything Chrysler Expo…For that I would personally like to Thank Paul, because personally I have made some amazing Friends…and all the members had the chance to meet the racing legend himself.
Again, Paul was responsible for meeting and inviting Cameron Tilly over here to the west…Again Thank you Paul.
Paul has attended for as long as I can remember all the council of motoring meetings and reported back to the club.
A couple of years ago Paul took over the job of running the Doug Chivas Memorial Collie Track Day, from John Urquhart another huge job.
These are just a few things that Paul does for the club…BUT it really doesn’t stop there, if you notice Paul always has sheets in front of him at all the meetings, he also deals with all the non-club runs.
I’m sure I’ve missed things like the merchandise he always has, but we haven’t got all night.
I’m sure I can count on one hand how many meetings and club runs that Paul has missed. He is always there!!
I’m going to wrap this up now with these parting words…
PAUL YOU ARE AN AMAZING AMBASSADOR FOR OUR CLUB.
AND A HUGE THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU HAVE PUT INTO THE CHARGER CLUB OVER THE LAST 16 YEARS.
Charger Club of W.A.
MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2019
Thankyou to all members and friends that came to the club AGM on Monday 12th August.
Thanks to all of you who put their hand up to be involved on the committee this year.
The following are your new committee for the coming year.
The committee is made up of volunteers and if you contact any of the committee members please keep in mind that they work and will answer your request when they are able. Thank you.
Concessional Licensing/ compliance officer
Charger Club Committee Members
Charger Club Webmasters
At the AGM the motion was put forward that
the Charger Club membership fee is to remain at $60.00 per person, per year.
This motion was passed unanimously
Fees are due and payable as of 12th August 2019.
Saturday 27th July
Annual Collie track day
Put your name down and come and spend the day driving down at Collie.
If you don't want to drive and still want to be a part of this annual club event there will be jobs to do, flags, starting etc...
Please contact Paul Monkhouse Phone 0459 325 340
Food, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be on sale.
Looking forward to seeing you all in 2021
To see photos please go to the events tab
A very big thank you to everyone who attended the launch event and thanks to all those who assisted with set-up and providing the tea and coffee and the lovely morning tea.
Thank you to our guest speakers Tim Slako and Craig Marsland.
Thanks, also Murray and John for following through to fruition the "BOOK"
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Our first club outing for 2019 was at
Sunday 20th January
Club Run to Lake Clifton - Some of us meet at Belmont 9.30 am
and joined the rest at BP South at 10.00 am. Making a total of 12 cars. Bravo to the members that braved the heat and enjoyed a cold drink and lunch at the Lake Clifton Tavern.
Thank you to Tony and staff at JeepKraft for hosting the Charger Club at the JeepKraft offices with a BBQ
This day was a great success. A big Thankyou to all the volunteers who helped on the day.
Also a big thankyou to the managment and staff at Auto One Malaga for being welcoming hosts to the event.
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We would like to thank the outgoing Charger Club Executive Committee Members, Committee Members and the Web and Social Media team for their service over the last twelve months. Also thank you to Layne for his guidance as Club President for the past two years, the entire club wishes you all the best with your future projects and hopefully you come back and visit us at some point. We would like to welcome John Hartley as the incoming Club President for 2018-2019.
Our next big event is Ron's Breakfast Run on Sunday 17th June.
Gathering at Belmont Sports and Recreation Club 8am for an 830am sharp departure, heading to Nicholson's Bar and Grill for breakfast, $15/head.
The Albany Classic "Around the Houses" is on in Albany this weekend (2rd and 3rd of June) along with other events like Hill Climbs and rounds of the State Speed Series.
The cruise and overnighter in Nannup is on Saturday. Meeting at 10am and departing 10:30am from the Belmont Sports and Recreation Club. Come along even if you're not driving all the way to Nannup!
On Sunday is the Fremantle Heritage Week Car Show at the Maritime Museum, but check more info close to the date as the weather may force it to be shortened or even cancelled.
This Saturday is Bluey's Black Dog Cruise. A massive cruise to send a massive message ITS OK TO ASK FOR HELP. More information at the Facebook event page here.
Motoring South West has the Ernie Hasie Race and Regularity Meeting this weekend in Collie with lots of different categories if racing.
The All Wheel Show'n'Shine is on Sunday at Dog's West, Southern River. More information here.
The South West Indoor Motor Show has been cancelled but they are looking at doing a big cruise event in October instead.
The Charger Club of WA - Everything Chrysler Club had a good turnout at Waroona ending up with 13 cars and we spotted a few more mixed in with the other 400 plus cars on the ground.
I want to make a special mention of the number of ladies from the club that turned up for the event it was lovely to see you all and I am looking forward to seeing you all at future events and getting to know you all better.
We also need to mention that one of our club members was lucky to be awarded “Top Chrysler” on the day. Congratulations Mike Fantasia.
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The next Charger Club of WA event is the cruise to the Waroona All Australian Car Day on April 8th, meeting at the Narrogin Inn Car Park at 745am and departing at 8am.
Members can also make their own way if they don't want to go as a group.
Any members wish to attend need to call or text Paul Monkhouse on the club phone 0459325340
Curtin Radio Classic Car Spectacular at the Trinity College Playing Fields, corner Manning and Elderfields Road, Waterford.
Meet at BSRC Cloverdale carpark at 8.00am departing 8.30am
Entry is $5.00 for display cars including a passenger.
If you wish to attend phone or text Paul Monkhouse on the club phone 0459325340
The supercruise has been run and done! Thanks to everyone that braved a little bit of rain to come along!
Pictures from attendees on Facebook here and here and probably plenty more!
A small delegation of CCWA Inc. members attended the 2018 Adelaide Chrysler Festival over the weekend and have provided us with a tall tale and lots of photos. I will leave the tale to be told in an unedited format. ENJOY ! “Four of us took a 5.30am flight from Perth which hurt but was worth it to get to Adelaide in time to hit the Birdwood Motor Museum, we also met up with a mate who flew in from Melbourne at the same time.
The museum was awesome with a huge mix of cars, a Bugatti Veyron and FJ45 'Cruiser greet you through the door, plus the last unfinished Commodore shells from the plant closure a few months ago. Out the back a bunch of Chryslers were parked up on the grass and soon the Wimmera Chrysler convoy rocked up including a couple of good mates who would ferry us around all weekend in the Phoenix and the 340 Pacer. After some more beers we were treated to a private viewing of the museum's latest addition, a one-off 1928 Chamberlain 8 Aussie race car that they had just acquired:
Late in the afternoon it was time for the long drive back to the Tonsley Hotel, a couple of us jumped in the VF Pacer and were treated to very tight and twisty roads. Awesome fun!
A huge night in the Chrysler Bar followed, including a session with Gavin Farmer and ex-Chrysler employees recounting stories how the factory went about things.
The party continued in the hotel rooms with some late night pizza thrown in and some sore heads the next morning. The Tonsley Hotel Big Breakfast is quite the hangover cure.
While some of the crew went off on the factory tours, a few of us went to visit the Outlaw Speed Shop, well known for catering to Mopars and stocking lots of cool performance stuff. They also happened to be holding a mini car show out the front!
The quality of cars was OUTSTANDING, so many super tough cars and perfect factory stockers, plus US muscle and a rough survivor CH Hardtop recently found in Ayers Rock.
The cruise circled around the Adelaide CBD, we had a couple of issues navigating but there was always another Valiant to follow, even if they were going the wrong way too...
The finish point was absolutely chockers with people and Mopars and they just kept on rolling in:
After some quality hamburgers it was time for a bit of fun racing on the way back to the Tonsley Hotel for another giant night on the piss. Thanks to all the bar staff for putting up with our antics.
Sunday it was time for the big one. After a rather slow start we headed down, hard to describe how awesome it was being in the factory with so many amazing Chryslers. I guess the pics can do the talking. We had wandered through there in prior years but more areas were open this time including the panel press area where the swap meet was setup. We were all “nerding” out on the nostalgia and history of the place including an awesome booklet published by the club that had a ton of interesting facts and maps of all the areas
I did miss a fair few cars in these pics, was just so many on display.
Went to the “meet and greet” at the Tonsley Pub and then the talk by ex-employees of CAL. Saturday some of us went on the historical tour with Gavin Farmer around Adelaide of all the TJ Richards and CAL/MMAL factories. Many are still there as industrial ghosts.
Saturday night was the cruise were we all piled in the VF and Phoenix to get to the start point and then a few of us getting lifts in a few other locals cars. Cruise was about an hour and finish up we had a feed and wander around to look at some cars and then back to the Tonsley Pub for some discussion and bench racing. Old Ron who is 85 was chatting up the barmaid and did a great job of keeping up with us all.
Sunday was the show that’s walking distance from the pub down to Tonsley Park. I spoke to Iain and he said they had well over 300 cars under the roof and a bunch outside dotted around in car parks. Was the perfect place for a car show. It was all under one roof, there was plenty of food and drink shops built in already. Sadly it’s a one off as the back half is getting demolished soon I’m told. The fact it was in the factory were most of these cars were built just sealed the deal.
We guys from the West gave out an award for the car we would most like to drive home across the Nullarbor. Was a VH 318 770 with A/C in Deep Chartreuse. Turned out the car had a great story and the guy who won it was over the moon. Has 69,000 miles on it. We gave him a bottle of red wine and a few Charger Club of W.A stickers. Said he had never won anything in his life and it was his deceased grandfather's car. His grandfather had been killed while serving in the army (I think - was that right Bruce?) 30 years prior and his grandmother had kept it locked away in a tiny garage, even the family didn't know it was there. When she passed away they were clearing out her house and had to break the lock on the shed to then find the VH. The bloke had only put new tyres on it and got it running again after oiling the bores and a service
By Sunday “arvo” it was time to make a move, back to the Tonsley Hotel for the last couple of beers of the trip.
The Chrysler car club of South Australia have to have a “pat” of the back for one of the best Chrysler shows/car shows full stop I have ever been to. Was a mountain of work to get a deal with the state government to get the cars in there for the day. Once they got the go ahead from them it went pretty painless. They had no judging or entry cost to keep it as simple as possible so the club has taken a hit to make this once in a lifetime event happen on their bottom line.”
Pictures can be viewed at Facebook here.
As a late entry the club has been allocated 8 places at this biannual event.
Meet 7.30 am Gull Garage Cnr Brookton Hwy and Canning Rd Karragullen.
Depart 8.15 am sharp or prior.Approximate distance 100km.
If any members wish to attend call or text Paul Monkhouse on the club phone 0459325340.
Names can also be given to Paul at the next club meeting.
The club has previously attended and enjoyed a great day at Brookton.
We can also meet up with some of our country members.
The cruise to Whiteman Park on Sunday 18th was well attended and the parking area under the trees at Whiteman Park was perfect for catching up with new and old mates.
There are a heaps of pics to view at Facebook here.
There is also a video can view here.
Now we start looking forward to the next event which is the Supercruise on March 25th.
This Sunday (18th) is the cruise to Whiteman Park. Meeting at Belmont Sports and Recreation Club at 9:30am for a 10am departure.
Next month is the big one! The 2018 Supercruise on Sunday the 25th March. This year with 2 starting points, meeting at 3:30pm for a 4pm departure from Hillary's Boat Harbour and Bunnings Armadale (Cnr Ranford Road), a midway regroup point, tunnel run then finishing at the BSRC where there will be a live band and Burger Barn food truck.
The first cruise for the year is on tomorrow (Sunday 14th).
Starting at the usual Belmont Sports and Recreation Club at 9:30am for a 10am departure then cruising to Freo, down the cafe strip to see and be seen!
The route will let us go past the other cruisers a couple of times and then end at E shed markets.
We won't have dedicated parking unfortunately so we'll have to park up with the regular people...yuck... and head in to the markets for a spot of shopping and food if wanted. Or just head back into the main street for some more laps.
We've put in an order for some sunshine and mild temperatures so we'll see how that goes.
Welcome to 2018 everyone!
Our next club event is the club meeting on the 8th January at the usual spot, Belmont Sports and Recreation Club.
Our next cruise is on the 14th Janurary, starting at the BSRC and finishing at the E-Shed markets in Fremantle, going through the Freo cafe strip to see and be seen.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Whilst not an official CCWA Inc. event there was enough of a presence of CCWA Inc. members along with their vehicles to make this a worthy post. Four Mopars appeared in the final ApocaLaps Short Course event held at the Wanneroo Karts track on the 26th November 2017. So how did "Team Mopar" fair at this event ? Head on over to the ApocaLaps page for the results. Oh and make sure you "Like" the page and keep an eye out for future events in 2018. https://www.facebook.com/ApocaLaps-625118770903412/
Jaydin was also crowned overall winner from the season of Apocalaps events.
Videos are available all over facebook.
A couple of dates have been set for some pretty important events.
Other smaller (non club events) coming up include;
The Motorplex is opening the season on 28th October with a massive one day event, Powerpalooza.
The next Charger Club event is the annual Night Owl Cruise on Saturday 4th of November . This year we're heading to Village Pizza Kitchen in Lesmurdie!
Gather at Belmont Sports and Recreation Club at 4:30 for a 5pm departure, arrive at 6pm for dinner.
People attending will need to phone ahead to order their food.
PH 9291 4444 and tell them you're from the Charger Club.
The next Charger Club fo WA Inc meeting is on 13th November at the usual, Belmont Sports and Recreation Club.
Further ahead we're having a Sausage Sizzle & Show'n'Shine at AUTO ONE Malaga on Saturday 18th November.
Check the calendar page for other events coming up.
Great effort by Charger Club of WA members and Mopars in general at Nostalgia Drags today! 4 out of the 8 trophy winners were Mopars! (not including Top Gas)
Close, but no cigar, Laxy in his 68 Dodge Charger, Runner Up in US Muscle losing to a car that stalled on the start line.
Great effort by Dick Scaife in his VG Valiant hardtop to win Street Machine class against a very quick Falcon.
Well done Jake Rebrovic in his purple Charger who broke out the least against Steve Hotchkin in his VC Valiant to take the win in Oz Muscle.
This year they used a Chicago Shootout style instead of eliminations. 3 points for a win, 1 point for a loss. Not entirely sure how they chose who went into the finals but it means everyone got 3 runs instead of potentially just one or two if you were eliminated early. Some people didn't know about the new format and left after losing their elimination race not knowing that there were entitled to more races.
I personally had a ball and enjoyed seeing Mopars perform so well on the day! Except Laxy's effort in the final, that was hard to watch :P
We have four spaces available for any member wishing to attend the Como Rotary Club car show.
Please let Paul Know if you wish to attend.
Members to meet at BSRC car park at 8.15am departing at 8.45am.
Don't forget this Sunday is the next Tech Inspection Day at Jake's workshop in Chidlow.
If you're already booked in then you know where to go. You can either meet there at the assigned start of 11am (or a touch earlier)
Or you can start at Belmont Sports and Recration Club with anyone else for the cruise to Chidlow. Meet at 9:30am for a 10am departure.
The cruise is also open to those that are not having there cars inspected and even non-members can come on the cruise and finish at the Chidlow pub while club members get the benefits of the BBQ and drink at Jake's.
We hope to have the Team Pacer t-shirts available at the September club meeting.
Those members that put their name down for a shirt can pay and collect them from Paul Monkhouse
We will also have a few extra shirts for sale at the meeting and other club events. $40.00 each
Full album here.
Cruise to Prendiville Catholic College Fathers Day Car Show THIS SUNDAY!
Again we tick another annual cruise off from our events calender for 2017. We were once more graced with fine sunny weather, and we must thank our club secretary John Hartley for arranging that. Make sure you send him a gift on "Secretaries Day" please ! Great to see a number of new cars on this cruise, some driven by new club members, we hope you enjoyed your first event with us. Some driven by club members who cannot help themselves and keep buying more cars ! Once more we say thanks to all who attended, even if you were only able to make parts of the run. Your efforts are much appreciated. .
More pictures available here, couple of videos here and people sharing their pics and videos over on Facebook.
At the recent 2017 AGM the same committee were voted back in unanimously.
President; Layne van Smaalen
Vice President; Kylie Sewell
Treasurer; Darren Isaac
Secretary; John Hartley
Concessional Licensing; Stephen Trefry.
Good to have some new faces as well as experienced regulars on the general committee this year. They are;
Darren Isaac was awarded the Trevor Hedge perpetual trophy for hard work and dedication to the club.
Steve and Debbie Butt received the award for Club Person(s) of the year for their great work behind the scenes.
Mark received the Priorities Award as encouragement to get his priorities right, ie, Charger Club of WA before West Coast Eagles....
Then we ate pizza and drank beer, ate some M&Ms and cookies while Darren collected money.
Do not forget our A.G.M on the 14th August. Interested in being a committee member ?
This will be your opportunity to have input into the upcoming 12 months of club activity. Do not be shy step on up !
Good friend of the club Graham (from Shannons Insurance) is entered in the Treadmill Challenge raising funds and awareness for Suicide Prevention Australia.
The club has helped out with $500 towards the cause.
Charger Club Of W.A Inc president Layne presenting Graham with a donation from all C.C.W.A Inc. members for $500 towards his Treadmill Challenge on the 28th July 2017 to raise money for Suicide Prevention Australia. We would also like to encourage club members to make a personal donation to Graham's Treadmill Challenge. Both he and Shannons Insurance have been avid supporters of our club. Show some love ! : https://
Only 3 weeks to go!
The Charger Club of WA Inc. conducts, annually, an instruction day on a tarmac track. Members of other car clubs are welcome to our event.
It is important that we are aware of the numbers attending - please contact Paul Monkhouse on or before Friday, 14th July, 2017. phone 0409092537or text/phone club Ph 0459325340.
Our club BBQ trailer will be at the track so a sausage sizzle will be available for a reasonable outlay.
Entrants must ensure they have sufficient fuel for the trip to Collie (200km from the CBD) and track time. Fuel is not available at the track only at Collie.
The other cost is the entry fee which we try to keep to around $120.00
Check the events page for more information.
The next 'Ron's Breakfast Run' is on Sunday 18th June.
Meeting at the City of Gosnells Civic Centre at 7:30am for an 8am departure. You'll receive the run sheet at the start of the 1hr cruise to The Last Drop Tavern in Beeliar.
Breakfast is $25/head (Children under 16, $12.50/head)
2 lucky Club Members will get ehre breakfast for free!
Well the smoke has settled on ECD2017 now. The birds have gone home, the sixes have been packed and the Hot Mustard Pacer's are still base model Valiant sedans with stripes ! Big thanks to everyone who showed up to display a car, enter a driving event or just to spectate.
Special mention to the owner of the Ex Ian Diffen Sports Sedan Charger who was kind enough to display the car "In-The-Round" for all to see. We managed to re-unite the car with two previous owners and also the Diffen family today ( More on that later )
To all supporters who lent a hand today setting up and tearing down, you guys and gals are the best. The judges who worked hard and had their work cut out for them judging the exceptional cars being displayed today. The people who travelled long distances to be here today. The committee and club members for their efforts and extra, extra special mention to Cameron Tilley who made the trip from Sydney to be our guest of honor for the day.
The club sincerely hoped you enjoyed some Western Hospitality and we do hope you will consider making a return visit again. Thank you to everyone for making this bi-annual event such a special day. On behalf of the CCWA Inc. We salute your Mopars ! Let's do it all again in 2019. More photos and event summaries to follow soon(ish)..............................
The Facebook page and Facebook group and youtube have been flooded with photos and videos so that's the best place to relive some of the action, but below are a few highlights.
Street Machine has also been writing some articles you can view here and here.
Plenty more to see here!
There are also a few ECD 2017 t-shirts and polo shirts available.
Plus 2 travel bags for sale.
If you want to grab something, come along to the meeting on Monday and be the first! If you do miss out, more can be ordered through the clubshop anyway.
Today is the last day to order your s-shirts and be guaranteed to have them for the Everything Chrysler Day on Sunday!
There are 2 options available. Design (A) has a print to the front only and design (B) has print both front and back.
Both designs are available in white or greymarle colour.
There will be limited stock available to purchase at Expo too.
To place your order go to the clubs online store: http://clubshop.net.au/chargerclubofwa/index.php
We've just opened entries for the driving events! Get your's by clicking here!
To get them to us quickly you can email to email@example.com
You can now get your entries in for the Everything Chrysler Day - Mopars at the Motorplex!
Click here to download the entry form!
Entry for driving events will be coming soon.
Held on April 2nd at Perth Motorplex, Kwinana Beach.
Full track racing turned out to be impossible for a few reasons but we're going ahead with driving events building on what we ran in 2015 which was unfortunately rained out.
We're looking at setting up a go-whoa track and motorkhana course!
As well as the usual show'n'shine, raffles, prizes and entertainment for the whole family.
The weather has been great for cruising and hopefully you're all out there enjoying it as much as you can!
It's worth noting a couple of events coming up. On the 19th The Charger Club of WA will be heading to the Northam Vintage Swap Meet.
Gathering at the clubrooms, corner of Abernethy and Keane Street at 7:30am for an 8am departure, then cruise to Northam to attend the markets and have some lunch.
On Saturday the 11th is the final Big Als Poker Run will be on and sounds like it will be a big one! If you're a Charger Club member let us know if you're going and interested in catching up with other Charger Club members so you can park your cars together and put on a good show for the Club and the Chrysler name!
The on Sunday there are 2 events
Freo Streetwise Charity Cruise, more info here.
Southern Old School Mandurah's Monthly Car meet. More info here.
Your next chance to get one of our club photographers to take pictures of your car for the 20th Anniversary book is on this Sunday at Whiteman Park Car Museum from 10am.
Welcome to 2017!!
The last meeting of 2016 was the Xmas party with a great cruise and bbq. Thanks to everyone that attended!
Don't forget the January club meeting is on tonight starting at 7:30pm at the usual Belmont Sports and Recreation Club.
The next club event to remember is a photo shoot happening at Whiteman Park on Sunday the 15th January, starting at 10am. This is your chance to get your photos done for the 20th Anniversary book!
This Sunday, December 11th The Charger Club of WA will be having the Christmas party at the Belmont Sports and Recreation Club.
REMEMBER: THIS TAKES THE PLACE OF THE MONDAY MEETING, NO MEETING ON THE MONDAY
3pm for a quick general meeting
3:30pm Leave for a cruise
4:30pm Park cars at the oval and start BBQs!
For anyone meeting at Belmont Sports Club and Recreation on Saturday morning to join with the cars meeting at Kingsway to then head to the Cervantes show, we need to depart Kingsway at 7am so we need to depart Belmont 6:30am at the latest.
Can anyone planning on being at Belmont or Kingsway or Cervante sms Layne on 0439 631 888, just so we know who to expect.
At the recent AGM the committee roles are of course all disolved and new members voted in. Darren Isaacs was reinstated as Treasurer. John Hartley was reinstated as Secretary. Stephen Trefry stays on in charge of Consessional Licensing. Kylie Sewell stepped down as Vice President and Chris Stone was voted in.
After years of hard work and dedication to the role of President, Paul Monkhouse has stepped down to dedicate more time to family and work. At this stage the role of President is empty.
The Trevor Hedge award for outstanding club person of the year went to Kim Belcastro who takes care of the perpetual trophy for a year. This is the 2nd year Kim has been acknowledged for his great effort helping the club, especially with publicizing events on social media and with great photography.
Club person of the year went to Murray McFeggan for his efforts throughout the year promoting the club to people he meets and also for the work in putting together the 20 year anniversary book.
In other recent news the Doug Chivas Memorial Track Day at Collie Motorplex was held over the previous weekend and it was another fantastic event for everyone!
Head over to the official Facebook page to see more photos.
Head to the unofficial Facebook group to see more photos and videos and join in some discussions.
Head to the Charger Club of WA channel on YouTube to see videos.
Remember, the annual general meeting is on tonight, 7:30pm.
Come along and have input into how you think the club is going?
The committee is looking for new members to take on senior positions.
Put your hand up and become part of an enthusiastic team – support your club.
If that's not enough to entice you, there's free food!
Starting at the Belmont Sports and Recreation Club (Our Clubs Home)
Leaving Belmont at 10.00am
Onto the Narrogin Inn – Arriving at 11.00am
Then driving south to Dwellingup for 12.00 noon
Charger Club of WA - Po Box 654 Cannington WA 6987.
The Charger Club of WA has experienced some recent problems with its Po Box.
Some mail may have been returned to the sender.
The problem has now been rectified and mail can be sent and will be collected.
If your mail has been return please resend it to the club.
We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
If you experience any further problems please call the club phone 0459 325 340.
Charger Club of WA.
"Ron's Breakfast Run"
Sunday 12 th June 2015
Meet at Bunnings Carpark
71 Armadale Road
Gathering at 8.00 am for a 8.30 am departure.
"The Cut Golf Club" in Dawesville.
$26.00 per head
Confirm your attendance text club phone 0459 325 340
Note.No club meeting before this event.
Thanks again to Paul Berkavicius for the photos! You can view the whole album by clicking here.
The 3rd round of the Club Sprint 2016 is on Sunday May 29th. There are always a few Charger Club members duking it out against all kinds of street and track cars so come down and take a look or enter your car now!
On 9th May is the next General Club Meeting, starting at 7:30pm at the Belmont Sports Club, corner of Keane Street and Abernethy Road
On 15th May is a Cruise to Mundaring Hotel. Gathering at the Belmont Sports Club at 10am for a 10:30am departure. Cruise through the hills and arrive at the hotel at 11:30/11:45am.
On 12th June is Ron's Breakfast Run to Mandurah, more details to come soon.
On 13th June is the General Club Meeting.
On 13th August is the Collie Track Day. More info to come soon.
Thanks again to Paul Berkavikius for the pictures and information.
You can view the full album here.
Some pictures (vals only of course) of the All Australian Card day at Waroona.
Very windy and the oval was a sand pit due to re-grassing work. The oval grass was damaged by the helicopters working on the fires there recently, so they dug the whole lot up.
A few stall holders got sandblasted and they took off, no doubt very unhappy.
All the car displays were mostly up wind on surrounding grassed areas and some were on the basketball courts which was well shielded.
My CK never made it, the radiator had died by the time I got to Glen Forest to pick up Peter, so I left it there and we went down in his car.
I put some stop leak in it when we got back and I nursed it home no problems.
That is the second time the top tank has split at the same point, so I will need to find a better radiator repairer.
There are two pics of Paul Monkhouse with Chris Stone handing over an envelope to a gentlemen there, that is the club handing over a donation to a rep of the Waroona Fire Brigade.
There are two pics of a dark red VJ hardtop, it is for sale for $42,000.
I think it is a 245 Auto.
There were a few nice cars in the car parks too, managed to snap a few of them.
Two events on the one day unfortunately for some people.
On the 10th of April the All Australian Car Day is on at Waroona and also Round 2 of the Club Sprint Series at MC Motorsport.
Full information in our calendar page or on Facebook.
Pictures from the Brookton Motor Show are now available in the 'Event Pictures' page.
We still have some spaces available
Meet at Gull Service Station
Cnr Brookton Hwy & Canning Rd. Karragullen
Depart for Brookton 8.00 am SHARP
Club display at oval Brookton Show
If you can not make the departure time proceed without delay
to Brookton and meet at the oval.$10.00 entry.
It was a great day for showing and crusing cars and everyone reports they had a great time!
You can view pictures here from Paul Berkavicius plus many more on the Facebook unofficial Charger Club of WA group (must be a Facebook membe to joing that group)
Remember, click here for all the pictures from Paul Berkavicius/
Corner Abernethy Road and Keane Street, Belmont.
Remember to bring your membership keyring for discounted entry!
Thanks again to Paul Berkavicius for pictures from the Nuthouse Run on the weekend just gone.
You check more info in the 'event pictures' page or go straight to the full album on Facebook here.
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We're happy to let you know we've booked Gourmet Coaster for the Supercruise! (March 12th) They have a wide range of foods which will satisfy everyones needs!
Our own Vice President Kylie will have her world famouse Coffee van onsite before and after the cruise.
We'll also have some Charger Club of WA Inc. merch to purch.
There are couple of big official Charger Club events coming up soon so get your rides cleaned and ready to go for these events!
28th February- Official Charger Club Run to The Nut House Farm and Museum. Held jointly with the Rambler Club the Nuthouse Farm/Museum is located on the York/Northam Road, approximately 21hm from York.
Meeting in the Midland Gate Shopping Centre Carpark at 9am.
12th March- Charger Club of WA "Super Cruise", celebrating 20 years of the Charger Club of WA
The Bi-Annual Super Cruise will begin from our home at the Belmont Sports & Recreation Club
Cnr Abernethy Road and Keane Street – Belmont
At this stage the cruise will begin in the afternoon and cruise through the Metropolitan area ending up
Returning to the starting location
A number of Charger Club of WA members are entered in the first round of the Club Sprint series held at the RAC Driver Training and Education Centre at 16 Grogan Road, near the Perth Airport.
If you're quick you could enter your car, or just come along to watch from 12:30pm.
The final meeting of 2015 held at the RAC Driver Education facility was a great success! 8 cars were let out onto the track lined up behind one of the professional drivers in their track spec commodore. Each lap a new car become the 2nd car in the procession to follow the instructor giving everyone a chance to see how close than could keep up to them. No helmets were required so speeds were not very high but still enough to get some spirited driving from the cars, or put around and catch up and the end of each lap if that was your preference.
Juergen also spoke to the members and enthralled everyone with his knowledge and experience of both race and street driving, covering everything from safe seating position in a street car to who on the road is a high risk of accidents (that's race car drivers believe it or not!)
So now we move into 2016! We've already had our first meeting and the next big event on the horizon is the Super Cruise on 12th March. To refresh your memory how cool the Super Cruise is, you can watch some videos made from the 2014 Super Cruise here.
Motorvation is on next weekend which is more for the 'bogan' crowd or car enthusiast it might be fair enough to say, though the event is defintely family friendly and event organizers do very well and the crowd is always well behaved. A small contingent from the Charger Club of WA will be there to cruise, race and just generally enjoy their own and other peoples' cars.
We're also asking all members to send in info via the 'Members Machine' page of the website so we can share your car! Or if you already have your info on the site, maybe update it with any new info.
To finish 2015 we're going to be celebrating a great year at the RAC Driver Training track at Grogan Road near the Airport. To take advantage of daylight come along at 5pm, no need for helmets or inspections, just bring your car and an eager right foot! There will also be sausage sizzle so tell your friends and make a night of it!
The Annual Rotary Club of Como Car Show held in the grounds of Wesley College South Perth is ON AGAIN.
FREE ENTRY for display vehicles , family entertainment, food and a Jazz Trio.
If you're interested in entering your car, contact Paul on the club phone 0459 325 340.
The Shannons 'Super Rig' will be at the club meeting on 12th October. We'll have a shortened general meeting start at the usual 7pm then spend the rest of the night being entertained by what the 'Super Rig' has!
It was a cold and wet day but it did not seem to dampen the enthusiasm. Notwithstanding the weather conditions the number of entries was at a level which resulted in the event remaining viable. The cost is still around $100.00 for non members and a little less for members of the Charger Club as the Club does subsidise its members with a modest contribution.
There were 36 vehicles entered with 43 drivers, 13 of whom were Club members. In general terms the entrants drove steadily and according to the conditions. Such conditions present a splendid opportunity to gauge what you are able to do as a driver and how your vehicle will behave. I do not believe anyone stopped driving because of the weather conditions but may have withdrawn for other reasons one of which, at Collie, is brake fade.
One of the youngest drivers and a first time entrant was awarded the Memorial Trophy for being the Driver of the Day -- well done Jansen Rebrovic! In discussions with our Track Observers it became obvious to me that Jansen drove within his limits and in a gentlemanly manner, in others words being aware of what is happening on the track around him. Did he receive expert tuition from his father, a previous recipient of the Trophy?
Our helpers must be congratulated in sticking to the task at hand in such inclement weather. They were all exposed to the elements for a long period of time.
It is my belief this event is popular enough for the Club's continued support of the same. In order to maintain numbers we do depend on the attendance of persons outside the Club and in particular the group who travel up from Albany. They are members of the Great Southern Street Machine Car Club. We thank them for their support and participation on a regular basis which has been for a number of years.
The Annual General Meeting was held recently. Paul Monkhouse has agreed to continue on as President, in fact, all the roles have been retained by the previous people. Kylie Sewell as Vice President, John Hartley as Secretary and Darren Isaacs as Treasurer.
Committee members are Steve Butt, Darren Witte, Paul Najjar, Wayne Sewell, Layne van Smaalen, Stephen Trefry, Bruce Muller and Santo Mannino.
John Hartley received the Trevor Hedge Trophy for outstanding contribution to the club throughout the year.
Layne van Smaalen and Kim Belcastro were named as Club Person(s) of the Year. They have both been contributing a lot to the Facebook page and internet presence of the club, hopefully bringing in more people and cars to events and also the club.
Layne has made videos with club members, talking about their cars as well taking video at club events. If you haven't already seen, you can view videos at the YouTube channel.
Kim has become the clubs main photographer and you can see his work from basically all Charger Club of WA events but also any other important motoring events in or around Perth You would see his pictures here on the website, on the weekly email and also on the official Charger Club of WA Facebook page and also the unofficial Facebook group.
Kim also has relationships with many Chrysler and motoring enthusiasts around Perth and has been very helpful in drawing some of the best Mopars in Perth to Charger Club events as well as helping to spread the word of our club.
On the 20th September a few cars will go through their inspections for club registration.
Everyone is welcome to come along and see the process, see the cars, have a chat and a sausage sizzle.
For more information phone Paul on 0459 325 340 or email us.
The next Charger Club of WA Inc cruise is on the 13th of September.
Meet at the usual Belmont Sports Club around 9am for a 10am departure.
We'll hit the Narrogin Inn approximately 10:45 to regroup and leave there at 11:30am.
Arrival time at Dwellingup around 12:30pm.
Anyone interested, please let Paul know on the club phone (0459 325 340) or by email so we can give the hotel an approximate number of guests as they do get busy on Sundays.
Official Charger Club run to
Sunday 26th July
Meeting at 10.00am for a 10.30 departure
Leaving from the Belmont Sports & Recreation Club
The highlight of all the Charger Club of WA events for many is the trip to Collie Motorplex for the Doug Chivas Memorial Track Day. With less than 2 months to go it's time to start getting your car prepped and get planning for the big day! Or make it a weekend and stay over the night!
A group usually drives down together, which is handy for any issues on the drive down, then enjoy a few drinks and watch video footage recorded from the day and stay the night in one of the local hotels!
More information in the Calendar section of the website.
Once again the day for Ron's Breakfast Run started with light rain but not when it mattered! It was beautiful dry weather from the meeting point onwards!
Some pictures are below, you can view the full gallery of photos here, there is a short video of Gordon's immaculate 1966 Charger here and more videos coming soon!
Our next official event is the “Ron’s Breakfast Run” which is scheduled for:
Sunday 7th June 2015
We will be gathering in the Bunnings Carpark
71 Armadale Road
Gathering at 8.00am for an 8.30am departure to
“The Cut Golf Club” in Dawesville.
Breakfast awaits at the Golf Club of $20.00 (to be confirmed)
Apologies to the public who went to All chrysler day expecting to see the Plymouth super bird and hemicuda. Due to the unforseen weather these two cars couldn't be taken to the event. I did manage to bring two of the four cars that I intended and to the resilient mopar people who attended I trust that they enjoyed the cars that were there.
I will work alongside the charger club to organize a future event that will enable the public to view all of the cars that I intended to be present.
All the best frank.
The biggest event ever put on by the Charger Club of WA will be on this Sunday at the Kwinana Motorplex!
If you've never seen one of the famous winged cars from Plymouth then you'll want to be there for sure!
Also, this beautiful R/T Challenger will be there....
Nearly 50 winners will walk away with a trophy!
Top 4 USA
Sponsor Wanneroo Chrysler Jeep Dodge Fiat Alfa
1 Standard/Restored + Runner Up
2 Modified/Runner Up
Top 4 Australian
Sponsor Chrysler Action Magazine
3 Standard/Restored + Runner Up
4 Modified + Runner Up
Sponsor Tint Tech
5 People’s Choice + Runner Up
6 Entrants Choice + Runner Up
7 Competition Vehicle
Sponsor Woodsie’s London Pride Auto Restorations
8 Restored Vehicle – Original or Modified + Runner Up
9 Survivor Vehicle
10 European Vehicle
11 Modern American 2000 onwards
Sponsor Shannons Insurance (Framed Signed Print)
Sponsor Leo Geoghegan Trophy
15 R/T Charger + Runner Up
16 Pacer + Runner Up
Sponsor Perth Computer Help
Sponsor St. Andrews Tavern
18 Standard Interior
19 Custom Interior
20 Standard Paint
21 Custom Paint
Sponsor Penrite Oils
22 Small Block V8 Engine Bay
23 Big Block Engine Bay
24 Hemi 6 Engine Bay
25 Slant 6 Engine Bay
26 4 Cylinder Engine Bay
Sponsor Advance Press - Print & Communication Specialists
27 VH/VJ/VK + Runner Up
28 CH/CJ/CK + Runner Up
29 CL/CM + Runner Up
30 Charger + Runner Up
Sponsor Leonhardt Automotive
31 Hardtop + Runner Up
32 Q/R/S + Runner Up
33 AP5/AP6/VC + Runner Up
34 VE/VF/VG + Runner Up
35 Centura/Other Australian Chryslers
38 1947 to 1962
Sponsor Heritage Homes WA
39 Individual Display
40 Trade/Club Display
42 Longest Distance
43 Encouragement Award + Runner Up
44 Young Enthusiast Award (Under 21)
45 Studebaker + Runner Up
46 Motorkhana Best Time 8 Cylinders
47 Motorkhana Best Time 6 Cylinders
48 Motorkhana Best Time 4 Cylinders
49 Motorkhana Best Effort
NOTE: Trophies not collected on the day recipients will be advised.
Trophies can be collected from the next two General Club Meetings
After that period these will not be available.
EVERYTHING CHRYSLER DAY 2015
News and updates;
Anyone who has missed the deadline for car entries can still enter on the day (except judged entries).
Download the entry form, filled it out and hand it in with the fee for quick processing at the gate.
These forms are also available now. We would urge anyone interested in taking part in this event to carefully read the requirements on the entry forms. Make sure you have all the relevant documents and approvals. If you need an AASA or cams licence this will require urgent action.
Fees will be taken at the gate and completed forms to be handed in at scrutineering.
We welcome and thank all of our sponsors for their support. Without their help our event would not be possible.
Remember them the next time you need their services.
- Wanneroo Chrysler Jeep Dodge Fiat Alfa
- Shannons Insurance
- Chrysler Action Magazine
- Perth Motorplex
- Tint Tech Window Tinting
- Heritage Homes (WA) Pty Ltd
- Café 2 U
- Advance Print And Commuincation Specialists
- Woodsie’s London Pride - Auto Restorations
- Penrite Oils
- Leonhardt Automotive
There are many more businesses that support our day in a variety of ways. We appreciate their support.
Family day and entertainment:
Our Everything Chrysler Day is more than just a car show.
There will be something to keep the whole family entertained including the following.
- bouncy castle
- bumper cars
- slot cars
- live band
- motorkhana track events
- featured cars and their owners
- traders and displays
- buy swap and sell
- food at normal venue prices
- other invited and guest car clubs
some of these items are subject to availability on the day.
Come along, bring your friends, family and a picnic lunch and have an enjoyable day.
Everything Chrysler Day Committee 2015.
Refer www.chargerclubofwa.asn.au or www.everythingchryslerday.com.au for information and entry forms,
phone club 0459 325 340. Or paul 0409 092 537
We've got the entry forms and more information up on the Everything Chrysler Day website ready for you to get your entries in!
If you already have a CAMS or AASA license then you just need to fill out a Motorkhana Entry Form.
If not, the cheapest way is to send in the AASA club license registration application form. When you fill out the Motorkhana Entry from, just put your receipt number where it asks for the 'Competition License Number'.
The final layout of the courses has not been finalized but will probably be something like this...
We still have spots available if you want to show your car at Whiteman Park on 3rd May. You will need a ticket to join so phone Paul on 0409 092 537 or club phone 0459 325 340.
The Council of Motoring Clubs (CMC) of Western Australia and Auto One present the 24th annual Classic Car Show at Whiteman Park this May. Motoring enthusiasts will be in heaven at this huge event, as they wander amongst and inspect over 1,000 immaculate classic vehicles on show at Mussel Pool – a beautiful spot to have a picnic!
Location: Mussel Pool West
Time: 10.00am - 3.30pm
Cost: Gold coin entry
Parking: Available at Mussel Pool East. Entry is via Lord Street or Beechboro Road. All event traffic will exit via Dulwich Street (just follow the signs). Note: Parking is not permitted on any road verges.
(Please note tram and train operations are subject to weather conditions and fire restrictions).
Wanneroo Chrysler Jeep Dodge Fiat Alfa are on board again for this years Everything Chrysler Day at the Motorplex which is awesome! To celebrate we took over their car yard at 2 Baretta Road WANGARA on Saturday 8th April with about 30 classic Chryslers and even a couple of modern classics they don't have!
You can view photos from the Retro Car Sales Yard at Wanneroo Chrysler Jeep here!
There's also a video you can view here!
The weather was great today for a cruise and so many car clubs seemed to be out on the roads today. About 20 cars left from the start point in Belmont and a concurrent cruise starting from Tomato Lake ended up intermingled with many of the Charger Club cars for much of the journey until they took a different turn off from Roe Highway.
The Charger Club cars almost filled the car park at the Bindoon Bakehaus and Cafe where everyone enjoyed a great lunch and some chit chat.
You can view some footage from today at this link on YouTube.
The next club event is the Retro Car Sales Yard at Wannero Chrysler/Jeep on 18th April.
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Take a look in the calendar page of the website or head over to facebook to find out more about a couple of cool events we've got coming up.
Cruise to Bindoon Bakehaus and Cafe, 29th March and Retro Car Sales Yard at Wannero Chrysler/Jeep 18th April.
It is with deep sadness and regret that we advise the passing of Leo Geoghegan on the 2nd March.
Leo was a much admired supporter of our club and its major events.
He first came to WA as our guest at the Chrysler Expo 2011, being his first trip west. Following that event, he made subsequent trips west to join in with our members and to make himself available.
Apart from his very successful open wheeler racing achievements, he was instrumental in the development, testing and racing of Pacer’s and Chargers for Chrysler Australia.
Leo was always willing to make himself available to talk to anyone about his experiences in a very relaxed and humorous manner. The information gained from these informal gatherings could never have been obtained other than from Leo himself.
As a result of our clubs contacts through Leo we have made many friends with other Chrysler enthusiasts right across Australia.
Our vice president Kylie Sewell flew over to see Leo last week and spent some special time with him. I know this would have been of comfort to Leo during this time.
Leo was engaged by Chrysler Australia to develop their racing programme during the early 1970s.He made valuable contributions to their aims given his knowledge and experience. All this was achieved on a very limited budget due to local content constraints. The result of all this was that they were able to present very impressive and competitive road cars and race cars. Some of that input and development is still being seen in cars that continue to race today.
Leo was the only race driver to have raced at Bathurst for the Big 3, again another significant achievement.
We will miss Leo and will always hold him in our hearts as an admired racing car driver and friend.
Our thoughts go out to his family and all the motor racing and Chrysler family right across Australia.
No doubt he will be sharing much with his brother Ian (Pete) in the big race track somewhere out there.
More information Ref;www.wheelsmag.com.au
President and Members.
Charger Club of WA
The next meeting is coming up on Monday 9th February. Each meeting reminds us all we're a month closer to the biggest event we've ever produced, the Everything Chrysler Day 2015 at Kwinana Motorplex. We hope you're all getting your car ready! From a daily driver, work horse, show car or drag car! Even if it's an unfinished project! You don't want to miss this one. May 17th 2015.
A few of use met again with Kevin at the Motorplex to continue the planning of the Everything Chrysler Day next year. We're all very excited about the event and you can a little video about it here.
The cruise was another success, attended by roughly 25 cars, you can a see quick video of the cars leaving the start point here.
Thanks again to Paul Berkavicius we have pictures from the final stop, you can view them here.
As always there are pics and people talking aboout it over at the Unofficial Facebook Page, so head there for more!
Meet about 5pm and depart 5:30pm from the club room. Cruise for a bit over 1hr.
Destination will be the under cover car park near Fast Eddy's (Morley) for dinner.
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You can see some pictures at our Facebook page by clicking here. Thanks to Bruce England for the pics.
Some pictures from the Toodyay Cruise thanks to Paul Berkavicius.
A few more are available here.
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The Shannons All Historic Race and Regularity Meeting was attended by a few Charger Club members.
Those that attended from the Charger Club of WA really enjoyed themselves over the weekend and will be back again next year if the opportunity is made available to us (hopefully we can get some more members attending also)
Good to see some Mopars out competing on the track and a few members from the Club had an opportunity to meet and have a chat with Steve Hooten, the owner of the Black Charger and exchange details.
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Check the events section for more info.
Just a reminder to get your club fees in if you haven't already. If you're not sure or need assistance, get in touch with Darren, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards are not given out lightly and the when they are given out they are very well deserved.
The Charger Club of Western Australia honours its Life Members of which only two have been granted and the only other award within the Club is the Trevor Hedge Trophy.
It is with great pleasure that the Trophy has been awarded to Stephen Trefry for his continued dedication, diligence and long-time service to the Club.
The trophy was presented by Ron Day one of our Life Members – Congratulations Stephen.
DATE; SUNDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2014
MEET; CLUB'S MEETING PLACE
"BELMONT SPORTS AND RECREATION CLUB"
CNR ABERNETHY AND KEANE ST BELMONT
TIME; MEET AT 8:15 AM DEPART AT 8:30 AM TO BE IN PLACE BY
9AM AT WESLEY COLLEGE
CONTACT; IF ANY MEMBERS WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE CALL OR TEXT PAUL
ON 0409 092 537 OR CLUB PHONE 0459 325 340
Thanks to Dodgee Bruce for the pictures!! Click here for the album at Facebook. Videos can be found at the new Charger Club YouTube channel here.
Thanks very much to Graham Byass for clicking the buttons to get timing for everyone on the day!!
CAR LAP TIMES - COLLIE 2014
(Note: All these times are unofficial and were timed by into a computer by manually pressing a button when the car passed the start/finish line. Accuracy is therefore somewhat dubious as are the car types as I may have made a mistake in identification. Please accept these inaccuracies and for any laps missed.)
Driver Adrian Byass Charger E57 (Red) Car number = 1
Lap start time = 10:55 Lap time 71.6
Lap start time = 10:56 Lap time 71.7
Lap start time = 10:57 Lap time 69.6
Lap start time = 10:58 Lap time 68.0
Lap start time = 12:04 Lap time 66.8
Lap start time = 12:08 Lap time 64.7
Lap start time = 13:59 Lap time 65.5
Lap start time = 14:00 Lap time 66.7
Lap start time = 14:01 Lap time 64.7
Lap start time = 14:02 Lap time 64.2
Lap start time = 14:53 Lap time 66.0
Lap start time = 14:54 Lap time 64.7
Lap start time = 14:55 Lap time 64.1
Driver Darren Isaac BMW (Silver/Black) Car number = 2
Lap start time = 13:32 Lap time 64.5
Lap start time = 13:33 Lap time 61.1
Lap start time = 13:34 Lap time 60.2
Lap start time = 13:35 Lap time 62.9
Lap start time = 14:37 Lap time 62.4
Lap start time = 14:38 Lap time 60.3
Lap start time = 14:39 Lap time 61.3
Lap start time = 14:40 Lap time 62.8
Lap start time = 15:23 Lap time 88.5
Lap start time = 15:24 Lap time 63.5
Lap start time = 15:25 Lap time 59.9
Lap start time = 15:26 Lap time 60.4
Lap start time = 15:51 Lap time 58.0
Lap start time = 15:52 Lap time 58.7
Lap start time = 15:53 Lap time 60.0
Lap start time = 15:54 Lap time 56.9
Driver Andrew Lax Charger (White) Car number = 3
Lap start time = 10:54 Lap time 62.3
Lap start time = 10:55 Lap time 67.4
Lap start time = 10:56 Lap time 68.5
Lap start time = 10:57 Lap time 62.4
Lap start time = 11:57 Lap time 66.7
Lap start time = 11:58 Lap time 70.5
Lap start time = 11:59 Lap time 61.9
Lap start time = 12:00 Lap time 61.1
Lap start time = 13:59 Lap time 72.4
Lap start time = 14:00 Lap time 61.7
Lap start time = 14:01 Lap time 60.7
Lap start time = 14:02 Lap time 60.6
Lap start time = 15:15 Lap time 63.8
Lap start time = 15:16 Lap time 61.5
Lap start time = 15:17 Lap time 61.6
Lap start time = 15:18 Lap time 61.9
Lap start time = 15:19 Lap time 63.7
Lap start time = 15:58 Lap time 63.2
Lap start time = 15:59 Lap time 62.5
Lap start time = 16:00 Lap time 64.0
Lap start time = 16:01 Lap time 63.1
Driver Rob Sewell 4 Door (White) Car number = 4
Lap start time = 10:54 Lap time 66.8
Lap start time = 10:57 Lap time 69.8
Driver Aaron Dean 300C (Silver) Car number = 6
Lap start time = 10:25 Lap time 59.6
Lap start time = 10:26 Lap time 69.3
Lap start time = 10:27 Lap time 60.7
Lap start time = 11:32 Lap time 57.0
Lap start time = 11:33 Lap time 54.9
Lap start time = 14:23 Lap time 57.4
Lap start time = 14:24 Lap time 56.4
Lap start time = 14:25 Lap time 61.9
Lap start time = 14:26 Lap time 58.1
Lap start time = 14:27 Lap time 63.2
Lap start time = 15:30 Lap time 57.0
Lap start time = 15:31 Lap time 57.0
Lap start time = 15:32 Lap time 57.5
Driver Corbyn Robinson Charger(Yellow) Car number = 7
Lap start time = 11:40 Lap time 68.2
Lap start time = 11:41 Lap time 66.6
Lap start time = 11:42 Lap time 70.4
Lap start time = 11:43 Lap time 65.9
Lap start time = 14:06 Lap time 63.0
Lap start time = 14:07 Lap time 66.8
Lap start time = 14:08 Lap time 64.4
Lap start time = 14:09 Lap time 64.1
Lap start time = 14:59 Lap time 62.0
Lap start time = 15:00 Lap time 64.1
Lap start time = 15:01 Lap time 62.6
Lap start time = 15:02 Lap time 77.3
Driver Leigh Haberl Charger (Cream) Car number = 8
Lap start time = 10:46 Lap time 71.7
Lap start time = 10:47 Lap time 69.9
Lap start time = 10:48 Lap time 69.9
Lap start time = 10:49 Lap time 69.9
Lap start time = 11:59 Lap time 67.2
Lap start time = 12:00 Lap time 67.3
Lap start time = 14:01 Lap time 70.6
Lap start time = 14:03 Lap time 68.0
Driver Rebecca Klein 4 Door(Green) Car number = 9
Lap start time = 14:09 Lap time 91.5
Lap start time = 14:10 Lap time 85.8
Driver Matt Kemp 2 Door(Red) Car number = 10
Lap start time = 11:50 Lap time 68.9
Lap start time = 11:51 Lap time 69.8
Lap start time = 11:52 Lap time 71.0
Lap start time = 12:26 Lap time 71.0
Lap start time = 12:27 Lap time 70.5
Lap start time = 12:28 Lap time 66.4
Driver Chris Muller Charger(Orange) Car number = 11
Lap start time = 11:33 Lap time 70.8
Lap start time = 11:34 Lap time 68.4
Lap start time = 11:35 Lap time 65.7
Lap start time = 11:36 Lap time 67.7
Lap start time = 12:20 Lap time 66.9
Lap start time = 12:21 Lap time 66.4
Lap start time = 12:22 Lap time 66.4
Lap start time = 14:24 Lap time 67.4
Lap start time = 14:25 Lap time 66.9
Lap start time = 14:26 Lap time 63.4
Lap start time = 14:27 Lap time 64.5
Lap start time = 15:31 Lap time 67.0
Lap start time = 15:32 Lap time 71.9
Driver ?? Torana(Blue) Car number = 16
Lap start time = 14:06 Lap time 71.0
Lap start time = 14:08 Lap time 70.3
Lap start time = 14:09 Lap time 78.8
Lap start time = 14:10 Lap time 69.0
Lap start time = 15:07 Lap time 71.6
Lap start time = 15:09 Lap time 69.5
Lap start time = 15:10 Lap time 69.6
Lap start time = 15:11 Lap time 69.3
Lap start time = 15:59 Lap time 71.7
Lap start time = 16:00 Lap time 70.8
Lap start time = 16:01 Lap time 72.3
Lap start time = 16:02 Lap time 69.9
Driver Bruce Muller Ute (Red) Car number = 17
Lap start time = 11:28 Lap time 70.1
Lap start time = 12:07 Lap time 71.8
Lap start time = 14:15 Lap time 70.8
Lap start time = 14:16 Lap time 70.6
Lap start time = 14:18 Lap time 69.3
Lap start time = 14:19 Lap time 69.6
Lap start time = 14:20 Lap time 70.1
Lap start time = 15:00 Lap time 68.9
Lap start time = 15:01 Lap time 69.7
Lap start time = 15:02 Lap time 68.8
Lap start time = 15:03 Lap time 69.6
Lap start time = 15:44 Lap time 70.4
Lap start time = 15:45 Lap time 69.7
Lap start time = 15:47 Lap time 69.4
Lap start time = 15:48 Lap time 68.9
Driver Bruce England Mercedes(Red) Car number = 18
Lap start time = 12:07 Lap time 72.1
Lap start time = 14:24 Lap time 74.7
Lap start time = 14:25 Lap time 74.0
Lap start time = 14:27 Lap time 72.3
Driver Darren Jake Rebovic Jeep(Black) Car number = 19
Lap start time = 12:20 Lap time 59.8
Lap start time = 12:21 Lap time 59.8
Lap start time = 12:22 Lap time 60.1
Lap start time = 13:52 Lap time 60.6
Lap start time = 13:53 Lap time 58.0
Lap start time = 13:54 Lap time 59.4
Lap start time = 13:55 Lap time 60.6
Lap start time = 15:07 Lap time 64.2
Lap start time = 15:08 Lap time 59.0
Lap start time = 15:09 Lap time 59.1
Lap start time = 15:10 Lap time 58.8
Lap start time = 15:11 Lap time 61.3
Lap start time = 15:44 Lap time 58.8
Lap start time = 15:45 Lap time 57.9
Lap start time = 15:46 Lap time 57.2
Lap start time = 15:47 Lap time 59.9
Driver Layne van Smaalen 2 Door(Green) Car number = 20
Lap start time = 11:24 Lap time 60.8
Lap start time = 11:26 Lap time 61.1
Lap start time = 11:27 Lap time 62.3
Lap start time = 11:28 Lap time 62.7
Lap start time = 12:13 Lap time 63.2
Lap start time = 13:52 Lap time 57.8
Lap start time = 13:53 Lap time 57.8
Lap start time = 13:54 Lap time 57.1
Lap start time = 13:55 Lap time 56.7
Lap start time = 14:59 Lap time 57.6
Lap start time = 15:00 Lap time 59.8
Driver Brett Roberts Charger(White) Car number = 43
Lap start time = 11:32 Lap time 60.4
Lap start time = 11:35 Lap time 66.6
Lap start time = 11:36 Lap time 63.8
Lap start time = 12:33 Lap time 60.0
Lap start time = 12:34 Lap time 63.8
Lap start time = 12:35 Lap time 60.7
Lap start time = 12:36 Lap time 64.9
Lap start time = 13:59 Lap time 59.8
Lap start time = 14:00 Lap time 62.4
Lap start time = 14:59 Lap time 58.2
Lap start time = 15:00 Lap time 62.2
Lap start time = 15:01 Lap time 59.0
Lap start time = 15:02 Lap time 58.9
Lap start time = 15:44 Lap time 60.6
Lap start time = 15:45 Lap time 58.7
Lap start time = 15:46 Lap time 59.4
Lap start time = 15:47 Lap time 58.8
Driver Ron Gower 4 Door(Green) Car number = 70
Lap start time = 10:40 Lap time 65.8
Lap start time = 10:41 Lap time 60.4
Lap start time = 13:32 Lap time 58.5
Lap start time = 13:33 Lap time 60.3
Lap start time = 13:34 Lap time 60.8
Lap start time = 13:35 Lap time 61.6
The Charger Club of WA Inc. conducts, annually, an instruction day on a tarmac track. Members of other car clubs are welcome to our event.
It is important that we are aware of the numbers attending - please contact John Urquhart on or before Friday, 8th
Our club BBQ trailer will be at the track so a sausage sizzle will be available for a reasonable outlay.Entrants must ensure they have sufficient fuel for the trip to Collie (200km from the CBD) and track time. Fuel is not available at the track.
The other major cost is the entry fee which we try to keep to around $120.00. Join in a parade lap.
Here are some pictures from the Mundaring Weir Run thanks to Kylie Sewell!
More pics available at Facebook!
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Charger Club Of W.A – Super Cruise
1st February 2014
Preparations are well in hand for the clubs biggest event for 2014 the Chrysler Super Cruise.
All owners and enthusiasts with a passion for all things Chrysler are welcome to join us for this special event.
A big effort has been made to ensure that the run will be different, fun and the best way to share the Chrysler experience.
As with our previous super cruise's we will start and finish at the main carpark, Lathlain Oval. This will give everyone a chance to share and take in some of best Chryslers around. The "Show n shine" component starts at 2pm and the cruise will kick off at 4pm. Cost for entry is $20 per car.
Entry form here (73 kb)
Refer to poster for more information.
For the first time we have the support of sponsors for our super cruise. We welcome and appreciate their involvement and include.
-Hemi 6 Pack.Com Australia's Online Chrysler Community
-Chrome Street Cars
-Zacks Commercial Artists
-Demons - Perth Football Club
We would encourage everyone to consider and support these sponsors when next requiring any of their services.
The charger club of WA looks forward to a huge turnout and the opportunity to join together for all those that share the common interest in Chryslers.
"Welcome Everything Chrysler"
We've just posted some new pictures to Facebook. Some pictures from Narrogin Revheads and pics of the elusize 1970 Plymouth Superbird that was rumoured to be in Perth.
You don't have to be on Facebook to see the albums... but you will if you want to post comments or keep in touch there, why not join just for that?!
DATE: SATURDAY, 7 th DECEMBER 2013
NORTH & SOUTH OF THE RIVER.
NORTH - BUNNINGS JOONDALUP CARPARK
SOUTH - GATEWAY SHOPPING CENTRE
(CRUISE DETAILS –REFER SEPARATE SHEETS)
TIME; MEET AT 8.30 AM DEPART 9.00 AM
DESTINATION: STIRK PARK. KALAMUNDA – KALAMUNDA RD
ENTRY JUST AFTER KALAMUNDA BOWLING CLUB
TAKE CARE AT ENTRY AND ON PARK GRASS AREAS
JOIN WITH THE STUDEBAKER CAR CLUB FOR A COMBINED CAR DISPLAY AT THE PARK
ALSO INVITED-R@S SERIES VALIANT CLUB &RAMBLER CLUB VISIT THE RENOWNED KALAMUNDA MARKETS FOR THOSE LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFTS PICNIC & PLAYGROUND FACILITIES AT THE PARK BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR USE THE PARK BARBEQUES
VISIT THE VILLAGE FOR A VARIETY OF TASTY TREATS INCLUDING THE NEW “ DOME “ ON CANNING RD
CHECK OUT THE NEW BIG “AUTO ONE “ STORE JUST NEAR THE DOME
VISIT THE HISTORY VILLAGE AT THE TOP OF THE TOWN AND THE NEW ZIG ZAG GALLERY & CAFÉ
STIRK COTTAGE EST’ 1881 NEAR STIRK PARK
RELAX AND ENJOY A CLUB DAY OUT
MEMBERS-KIDS FREE ICE CREAM
RETURN HOME DOWN THE “ ZIG ZAG ”
WELCOME EVERYTHING CHRYSLER
Some pics from the Night Owl Cruise are up at Facebook! You don't have to be on Facebook to view... but if you want to comment you need to join..
Video coming soon here
Whiteman Park Motor Museum - Cruise -Lunch
Date: Saturday 26 th October 2013
Meet: Perth Football Club Car park - 9.30am depart 10.00am
Venue: Cruise to Whiteman Park Motor Museum
Visit and take in the motoring history items on display at the
Museum and other attractions at the Park.
Entry: As we are a Motoring Club, members attending will gain free entry
to the Museum and use of the adjacent facilities.
Lunch: Coin operated bar- be- que's are available for our use (BYO) and a cafe
at the park can provide meals.
Hope to see as many members as possible attending.
Looks like some great weather coming up this weekend!! Great for the cruise out to Bodallin Motor Museum with the Rambler Club on Sunday (25th August)
A couple of weekends away (Sunday September 8th) is the cruise to Mundaring Markets and Chidlow Tavern. A great day to bring your pride and joy and your family and friends!!
More information on the 'Calendar of Events' on the website or at the official facebook page or 'unofficial' facebook discussion group
Seeya out there!!
July 7th Sunday Dwellingup run - Lunch
-Meet at two locations.
First meet at Perth Football Club Car park at 10.00 am for a departure at 10.30 am
and head to Armadale
Second meeting place the Narrogin Inn car park Armadale about 11.15 am
-Depart Armadale approximately 11.45 am heading to Dwellingup.
-Meet at the Dwellingup Pub for lunch.
Dwellingup Pub Run - Update
The club has been in touch with the owner of the Pub - John who is keen for the club to visit his recently refurbished pub.
He will promote our visit in case there are some locals that want to catch up with our club.
In order to help him with catering he would like to have some idea of numbers attending.
Anyone wishing to attend can confirm numbers by sending a text or leave a message on the Club's phone 0459325340
or Paul's phone 0409092537
Looking forward to a good turn out.
It was a perfect day for cruising down the highway to get some great pub grub. About 40-45 cars made it for the lunch.More pictures are over at the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ChargerClubofWA)
June 9th Sunday Ron's Breakfast run Mandurah.
- Meet at Bunning's Car park Cockburn Central - South Central 71 Armadale Rd Jandakot
(heading south on the freeway exit at Beeliar Drive as in previous years but turn left on to Armadale Rd.
Bunning's is just past Soltoggio Bros truck yard. Meet in car park)
- Time meet at 8.00 am. Depart about 8.30 am. Arrive approx' 9.15 am.
- Take an easy drive to Mandurah for breakfast with Ron leading the way.
- At Mandurah over the big bridge exit left at Sticks Bvd head to the end and right into Quay Dr
- Arrive at Keys Resort car park.Breakfast at the resort.
Its on again this Sunday 21st April.
Come join in on a great day of nostalgia racing with the WA Charger Club at the Kwinana Motorplex . The "dial in" racing format guarantees competitive, close racing irrespective of vehicle performance level, so you can race that old slant 225 or stocky 245hemi against a Big Block bad boy and still win!!.
This has become a very popular race day for Chrysler racers and spectators alike over the years with a large number of chrysler marque competing each year with consistant wins in various classes.
Check out specific info below at the Motorplex website for costs, gate opening times and race schedule, its a top day, see you there.
Steel Bumper Car Cruise no.10
Date: 14th April 2013
Start – 10am – Hillarys boat harbour, boat ramp side
Departing at 11am Sharp
Destination – Chidlow Tavern, Chidlow
THE CHIDLOW CRUISE IS BACK AGAIN!!! Bigger Than Ever!
Come cruise with Steel Bunber Cruises from Hillarys to Chidlow.
Sausage sizzle, Beef gravy rolls or a full meal available for purchase with refreshments at the finish line
There will be a live band for your entertainment whilst admiring Steel Bumpers
Also Steel Bumper Merchandise will be available for purchase to support the cruise
It is normally our biggest cruise, hope to see all you cruises there, its going to be a good one!
Steel Bumper Cruise Contact: Mark aka "Happy" 0448175200
*Please note this is not a Charger Club run event so please respect any rules and directions given by Steel Bumper Car Cruises WA*
TRACK DAY UPDATE.
The Charger Club is pleased to advise that motor racing legend Mr Leo Geoghegan will be attending the Clubs track day.
this Saturday the 18th May at Collie Motorplex.Leo will be happy to share his experiences with everyone both on and off the track. He will have on hand some of his poster and collectibles for sale. We hope to arrange for Leo to be taken around the track.
This is a special event considering it is the clubs Doug Chivers Memorial Track Day.
The club will have it's trailer at the track and a members coffee van to provide catering through out the day.
We will be awarding a few trophies for the best presented cars both on and off the track.
There will be a special event for the non track cars that will be revealed on the day.
The Banksia Hotel at Collie 97345655 is doing special deals for anyone attending the Clubs Day.
If you need a fire extinguisher or one checked try Eversafe Fire Protection Maddington 94932044
Anthony From Chrome street Cars eMagazine will be there to cover the event.
There are still some spots available for track cars but you need to confirm as detailed below and remember to check your car as per the list of items. We welcome Chryslers and non Chryslers on the day.
There is something for everyone on the day so come and support the club and enjoy. Remember the camera.
Time to start getting ready! One of our most popular annual Club events, The Doug Chivas Memorial Track Day, this Saturday 18th May at Collie Motorplex.
Bring your newly built race car, your streeter or even mums shopping trolley, (yes its been done before) and see if you can find its limits, or yours, all in a safe enviroment, do 1 lap or 50 or just come and spectate from many vantage points all around this recently upgraded and improved venue.
There's also camping facilities or Hotel accommodation for those interested in arriving the night before or staying after the event.
It's important that the Charger Club has some numbers to make sure the track day is viable for everyone. If you are coming along, please let us know,
contact Paul Monkhouse and leave a message or text on 0409092537 or the club mobile 0459 325 340.
Heres a teaser from a previous events, Collie track or Collie incar
Give it a GO.
Starting at Lathlain Oval Car Park and finishing at the R&S Club Rooms in Balga
Saturday 16th Feb 2013
Gather at Lathlain Footy Oval Carpark at 3.30 for a 4.00pm Depart
You will be given a route to follow or just follow the pack.
Destination – R&S Series HQ in Balga.
The Club trailer will be there for a sausage sizzle and drinks will also be available for a small fee
CHRYSLER EXPO 2013
WE WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL EXPO ENTRY FORMS TO BE SENT IN WITHOUT DELAY SO THE CLUB HAS TIME TO PROCESS AND RETURN FORMS.
THIS INCLUDES ALL JUDGED AND NON JUDGED CARS,TRADE DISPLAYS,MERCHANTS,BUY SWAP AND SELL STALLS.
ANY SUPPORT OR HELP TO MAKE THE EXPO A HUGE SUCCESS WOULD BE MOST WELCOME.
EVERYTHING CHRYSLER, CCWA
Download ShowVehicleEntryForm2013.pdf (279 kb)
Download VendorPackages2013.pdf (48 kb)
Download VendorBookingForm2013.pdf (232 kb)
IMPORTANT NOTICE DECEMBER CHARGER CLUB MEETING
THE DATE AND VENUE HAS CHANGED
THE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER
AT M'MATES PLACE FORRESTFIELD
ADDRESS; UNIT 2-32 HARRISON RD FORRESTFIELD
COMPLEX &CARPARK OPEN FROM 6.00PM
COMMITTEE MEETIG 6.30 PM-7.15 PM
CLUB MEETING STARTS AT 7.30 PM
SOFT DRINKS CAN BE PURCHASED AT VENUE
A LIGHT SUPPER WILL BE SERVERED AFTER THE MEETING
SALE - CLUB MERCHANDISE- ALL EXISTING STOCK WILL BE
SOLD AT HEAVERLY REDUCED PRICES
REMINDER - CLUB MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION OF INTERESTED PEOPLE, CLUBS OR BUSINESS'S THAT CAN BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE EXPO 2013. ALL CONTACT DETAILS REQUIRED
EXPO 2013 ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING.
NOTE- THERE WILL BE NO CLUB MEETING ON MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER AT THE FOOTBALL CLUB.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME FOR THE END OF THE YEAR MEETING AND CHRISMAS CHEER
Time is running out to enter Motorvation 2013. Entries close on 30 November, so get in quick!
Darren Witte is looking for any and all WA Charger Club members who want to join us for 3 days of legal hooning, burnouts and general good times.
is run over 3 days - January 18th, 19th and 20th and has plenty of driving
events, 6 super cruises and 3 days of burnout competition.
Go to http://www.motorplex.com.au/motorvation to enter (online is the fastest and cheapest option, paper based entries cost an additional $20.00).
Online entry is currently $130.00 - remember you need to supply pictures of your car.
Camping on site (several of us camp there) is an extra $60 and includes 2 breakfast vouchers. Buddy passes are available including camping, check the website for prices.
As part of our club entry we will organise a marquee to keep out of the sun and food/drinks and a BBQ. Keep checking these emails for more info as the event approaches.
We already have several entries lined up including, 2 VJ Chargers, VJ E48 Charger, VJ Sedan (Blown burnout car), 68 Dodge Charger, 71 Plymouth 'Cuda, 73 Dodge Challenger, VG sedan, VF Sedan, VH Charger, 2VH E38 Chargers, VH Coupe and CL Sedan.
But there is always room for more!
To be part of the best weekend you will have all summer, include the Charger Club on your entry as your club and include me as your club contact - Darren Witte Ph: 0427 301169. I can also be contacted at email@example.com
A manual entry form is attached, but manual entries attract an
additional $20 fee so we encourage you to enter on line.
Come on folks - get on board for a top weekend. We want the Motorplex overflowing with MOPARS!
Come join in on a great day of old school drag racing, wether it be participating or spectating theres always a good
turnout from WA Charger club members and Chrysler enthusiasts alike. Previous Nostalgia events have seen Chrysler vehicles out
in majority numbers, with wins in various classes over the years. All info here:Kwinana Motorplex
Sunday July 29th Official Charger Club Run
Starting at Lathlain Oval Car Park
Gather at 9.30 to leave at 10.00am
We will cruise from the car park to the WA Army Museum in Fremantle.
The Museum is open from 11am – 4pm.
Entrance Fees are – Adult $10.00 and Children $7.00 with a family of 2 x Adults and 2 x Children for $20.00
"You do not need to go inside the museum if you don't want to!"
Instead just come along for the Cruise and meet up with fellow enthusiasts.
It has been arranged for our cars to be parked on the parade ground inside the compounds of the Museum.
This will mean safety for the cars and give other Museum patrons the opportunity to have a look at the cars.
As the eofy comes to a close the Charger Club of WA is working on the next 12 months of proposed club events including the big one, Charger Club of WA Chrysler Expo 2013, which will be a great event so stay tuned, more info to come soon.
Its coming soon, so leave the kitchen empty on Sunday June 10th and join the cruise to Mandurah for Rons Breakfast Run, as this is a very popular event with numbers increasing each year we would like to give the restuarant an idea of people attending.
MEET AT GATEWAY SHOPPING CENTRE AT 8.00AM FOR A 8.30Am DEPARTURE.
CORNER BEELAIR AND KWINANA FREEWAY - HEAD RIGHT IF GETTING OFF THE
CRUISE SOUTH WITH THE CLUB TO MANDURAH QUAYS FOR BREAKFAST.
LOCATED ON STICKS BOULEVARD. HEAD PAST MANDURAH JUST OVER THE
BIG BRIDGE ON TO THE COAST ROAD AND LEFT AT STICKS BOULEVARD.
THIS YEAR EACH PERSON WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF THEIR
BREAKFAST,HOWEVER THE CLUB WILL HAVE AN EXCLUSIVE AREA SET
ASIDE FOR IT'S USE AND SERVICE.
ALL CLUB MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TOGETHER WITH THEIR FAMILY.
ANY NEW OR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US ON THE
CRUISE AND FOR BREAKFAST. THIS IS AN ANNUAL AND WELL ATTENDED EVENT
ON THE CHARGER CLUB CALENDER.
PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR BOOKING via our contact page or club mobile 0412 215 340 .
Start your engines......its on again, the Doug Chivas Memorial track day, 19 May 2012. Details below.
Its here again, the 2012 Nostalgia Drags at Kwinana Motorplex this Saturday 14 April.
Come join in on a great day of old school drag racing, wether it be participating or spectating theres always a good
turnout from WA Charger club members and Chrysler enthusiasts alike. Previous Nostalgia events have seen Chrysler vehicles out
in majority numbers, with wins in various classes over the years. All info here:Kwinana Motorplex
The WA Charger club is hosting a cruise to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the R&S series Valiant.
Come and join in on the cruise, particapants are encouraged although not compulsary to come along in anything
60's, Happy Days, Greased Lightning outfits, prizes for best dressed. The cruise will end at Camberwell Park
(details below) with a bit of a social gathering with cold drinks, duke box and hot roast beef gravy rolls and salads
for $12 each. For catering purposes, it would be appreciated if particapants could email Kylie at:
firstname.lastname@example.org with their intention of attendance along with any passengers.
Or check www.62valiantrally.blogspot.com for info on the 50th Anniversay or 5th National R&S Series Valiant Rally.
To Ron, Kylie and all Charger Club of WA members,
We would like to acknowledge and thank all club members for their support of the Make a Wish Foundation on the Supercruise day. The foundation, through the generous support of organisations such as yours, allows kids who have dealt with some tough times in their lives to experience some of the more fantastic aspects of life. All recipients of wishes are grateful for the opportunity the support of community groups provides.
On a personal note we would like to thank John for allowing Caidee and I the honour of cruising at the head of the procession, and for his fantastic engagement and patience with Caidee. Ever since that day I think we have a budding Charger owner in our midst! She has not stopped talking about it since (and wants to wear her t-shirt everyday).
Once again thankyou to all we talked to on the day and for your support of the fantastic Make a Wish Foundation.
Dale and Marnie Butler
On behalf of The Charger Club of WA "Everything Chrysler" I would like to
Thank everyone who attended the Super Cruise on Saturday 4th of February.
It was a great turnout - 124 awesome Chryslers, it was a wonderful sight to behold. The weather was perfect as was the atmosphere; I hope everyone enjoyed the day.
We also had the absolute pleasure of having little Katie our "Make A Wish" child attend, she was so excited to go on the cruise in a real muscle car.
Thanks John, she Loved the cruise and just loved the T-Shirt we presented her.
A huge thank you to Cheryl and Scott from Zach¡¦s Commercial Artists, for their very generous sponsorship. All the profits from the T-Shirt¡¦s go to the "Make A Wish" foundation.
Between entry fees, T-Shirts and donations we raised nearly $1450.00 for the
"Make A Wish Foundation" Thank you all for your generosity.
FYI: We also had 3 photographers from 3 National Magazines taking photos of our fantastic display.
Charger Club of WA
P.S. it's not too late to order a T-Shirt , remember all profits go to
"Make A Wish" the details are on our web site or contact me direct at
Mopar Australia would like to invite all Charger Club of WA members and Mopar fans alike to view the live web stream presentation of 75 years of Mopar. The presentation will be celebrating Mopar's past and the future direction of Mopar globally with exciting news being announced at the following details.
When: 12:30am February 1st (9.30am Perth WA time)
We hope you can join us in viewing the great brand we have and the direction we will be heading! Thank you for all your support.
Support the 'Make a Wish' foundation and buy a shirt to commemorate the 2012 All Chrysler Super Cruise.
Shirts are $25 each with part proceeds going to charity.
ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: FRIDAY 28TH JAN
Payment and collection of shirts will be prior to the commencement of the super cruise which is on Saturday Feb 4th Feb
download order form: 2012 Super Cruise T-shirt order form (896 kb)You can email the completed order form to: email@example.com
Or Fax it to: 9459 1214
Lets not forget this one.......TODAY
Entry forms here: Note, to streamline vehicle entry into the venue please print, fill in and sign
both forms and hand them in at the gate with your entry fee.
Super Cruise 2012 fill in entry (181 kb) Chrysler Super Cruise 2012 entry form (370 kb)
Note: entry forms will also be available at the gate on the day.
A BIG Congratulations to Paul Monkhouse on receiving the Trevor Hedge Trophy 2011 for his outstanding and tireless efforts in his position as club treasurer and also in organising and co-ordinating countless club events in his time at the club and in particular the last few years.
Well done and Thankyou Paul.
One for the Jeep people......
Lets get those Vals, Chargers, Dodges, Jeeps , AMC's, R/T's, Pacers, and anything else thats Chrysler powered or bodied down to the WA Charger Club Family day - Open day on Sunday 13/11/2011.
This is not a show. There wont be any vehicle judging, no trophies, so bring any Mopar thats a weekend cruiser, daily work hack, resto in progress, mums shopping trolley, street/strip/track beast and of course bring your show car as well, they all have a story to tell. There will be plenty to look at and admire in a casual atmoshpere whilst wandering around the Mopar metal and chin wagging at your leisure. Oh, theres no cost to get in!
To keep the family happy, there will be food, ice creams, soft drinks, coffee, merchandise, and a swap meet, so if you've got Chrysler related parts to sell or swap, bring them along
Come for an hour or come for five,
Specific info of the day is on our calender page.
Hope to see everyone there.
This is a Charger Club, so........
|Brakes||Four-piston Brembo calipers & Vented/slotted rotors|
|Wheels||20'' Lightweight forged & polished aluminium|
|Transmission||Paddle-shift technology w/ 5 Speed Automatic floor shifter|
|Type:||6.4-liter HEMI® V-8|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||392|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||465 hp|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||465 ib-ft|
|Tires F-R||3 or 4-season tires|
|Audio||900-watt, 19-speaker premium SRT performance audio surround-sound system from Harmon Kardon|
|Connectivity||8.4'' Uconnect® Touch-Touchscreen|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph s:||estimated high 4-second range|
|1/4 mile time||estimated high 12-seconds range|
|Skidpad||.88g on skidpad|
RON'S MANDURAH BREAKFAST RUN
SUNDAY MAY 29TH 2011
MEET AT GATEWAY SHOPPING CENTRE AT 8.00AM FOR A 8.30AM DEPARTURE.
CORNER BEELAIR DRIVE AND KWINANA FREEWAY - HEAD RIGHT IF GETTING OFF
THE FREEWAY SOUTH.
CRUISE SOUTH WITH THE CLUB TO MANDURAH QUAYS FOR BREAKFAST.
LOCATED ON STICKS BOULEVARD. HEAD PAST MANDURAH JUST OVER THE
BIG BRIDGE ON TO THE OLD COAST ROAD AND TURN LEFT AT STICKS BOULEVARD.
ALWAYS A GOOD TURNOUT AND GREAT CRUISE WITH GOOD FOOD TO FINISH OFF.
PICS FROM LAST YEAR HERE: HERE
Its almost here, One of our most popular annual Club events, The Doug Chivas Memorial Track Day, Saturday 7th May at Collie Motorplex.
Bring your newly built race car, your streeter or even mums shopping trolley, (yes its been done before) and see if you can find its limits, or yours, all in a safe enviroment, do 1 lap or 50 or just come and spectate from many vantage points all around the venue.
There's also camping facilities for those interested in arriving the night before or staying after the event.
Check out our calender page for more specific info and tips here , or contact John Urqhart on 9733 5533 or 0417 965 212. Heres a teaser from a previous event, Collie incar
Give it a GO.
Come join in on a great day of nostalgia racing with the WA Charger Club at the Kwinana Motorplex Saturday 26th March. The "dial in" racing format guarantees competitive, close racing irrespective of vehicle performance level, so you can race that old slant 225 or stocky 245hemi against a Big Block bad boy and still win!!.
This has become a very popular race day for Chrysler racers and spectators alike over the years with a large number of chrysler marque competing each year with consistant wins in various classes.
Check out specific info here at the Motorplex website for costs, gate opening times and race schedule, its a top day, see you there.
Club contact for more info on this event is John Urquhart on 97335533.
CHRYSLER EXPO 2011 UPDATE
PREPARATIONS ARE WELL IN HAND FOR THE EXPO 2011 WHICH IS BUILDING TO BE A FANTASTIC DAY FOR EVERYONE.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR SPONSORS FOR CHOOSING TO BE PART OF THE CHRYSLER EXPO 2011.
WANNEROO CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE IS ONCE AGAIN OUR MAJOR SPONSOR AND WE THANK THEM FOR THAT.
WE HOPE EVERYONE WILL REMEMBER ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS WHEN MAKING THEIR NEXT PURCHASE.
AN EVENING WITH LEO GEOGHEGAN
THE CHARGER CLUB OF W.A. IS HOSTING ANOTHER SPECIAL EVENT ON THE EVE OF THE CHRYSLER EXPO 2011.
SATURDAY 5TH FEB' 2011 7.30 pm PERTH FOOTBALL CLUB LATHLAIN OVAL.
WE WILL BE HOLDING A NIGHT TO MEET AND GREET MR LEO GEOGHEGAN AND OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS.
LEO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION AS HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ''CHARGER''PARTICULARLY ON THE RACE TRACK.
IT IS ALSO APPROPRIATE AS WE WILL BE CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ''CHARGER'' .TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT VARIOUS OUTLETS ACROSS THE CITY.
TICKETS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED AT THE NEXT CLUB MEETING ON THE 31st JANUARY 7.30 PERTH
FOOTBALL CLUB LATHLAIN OVAL.
NUMBERS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED SO GET IN EARLY.
EXPO ENTRY FORMS
WITH AUSTRALIA DAY LOOMING WHAT A GREAT TIME TO GET YOUR ENTRY FORM FILLED IN, POSTED
AND BE PART OF THE CHRYSLER EXPO 2011.
ANY BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL WISHING TO BE PART OF THE CHRYSLER EXPO 2011
ARE INVITED TO COMPLETE THE ATTACHED FORMS:
Download TOTHEPROMOTIONSMANAGERexpo2011.doc (68 kb)
Download CHRYSLEREXPO2011SHOWPACKAGES.doc (30 kb)
Download PromotionBookingForm.pdf (74 kb)
AND RETURN THEM WITH THE APPROPRIATE FEE TO THE CLUB FOR PROCESSING.
NOTE ; CONDITIONS APPLY.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP OR SUPPORT
THAT ANYONE CAN GIVE TO THE CHARGER CLUB OF W.A TO MAKE THE 2011 EXPO A HUGE SUCCESS.
The Chargers 40th!!!!!!
EXPO 2011 NEWS UPDATE
THE CHARGER CLUB OF W.A. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL HAVE A
VERY SPECIAL GUEST AT THE EXPO ON THE 6TH OF FEBRUARY 2011.
THE AUSTRALIAN MOTOR RACING LEGEND MR LEO GEOGHEGAN WILL BE IN
ATTENDANCE TO HELP MAKE THE EXPO 2011 AN EXTRA SPECIAL EVENT.
LEO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION AS HE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT
OF THE ''CHARGER'' PARTICULARLY ON THE RACE TRACK.
IT IS ALSO APPROPRIATE AS WE WILL BE CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE ''CHARGER'' . SO NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR CHARGER
AND CHRYSLERS READY FOR THE EXPO. MORE NEWS AND UPDATES TO FOLLOW.
Sunday 16 May - Guilderton/Moore River run and lunch
|»||Join in on the 16th May run to Guilderton/Moore River and lunch. Meet at Bunning's car park 2 Joondalup Dr cnr Ocean Reef Rd Joondalup.|
at 10.00 am depart 10.30am. Lunch at Cafe-a-Moore approx' $20.00.
WA Charger Club.
Retro Fest is on Sunday 14 March 2010 at Kwinana Motorplex, so not far now, check out the info and download your entry form here or see our calender.
Check out some photos from the last Retro Fest Drags here
Check out these great pics on video of the terrific afternoon of the WA Charger Club Super Cruise. Can also view on events page. (over 5 minutes)
Chrysler cruise feb 2010 from uncle dodgey on Vimeo.
Due to the large number of registrations and to help event organisers for the Super Cruise next weekend it is recommended to arrive as early as possible, from around 2.00pm but preferably by 3.30pm at the latest to ensure a smooth departure of the the Super Cruise just prior to 4.00pm
Thanks, and see you there.
Charger Club of WA Chrysler Super Cruise is getting closer, make sure you go here and register.
Thanks again to Todd Teasedale for the story and photos here of the Ravenswoos/Waroona run and Tech day at Galloway Engines.
The WA Charger Club track day at the RAC Driving Centre Perth has been rescheduled by one week for Wednesday 30 September. More info in the calendar page.
The Charger Club of WA is moving it's monthly meetings to Lathlain Oval as of the next meeting which is April 13th.
The meetings will be held at 7.30pm in the grandstand/clubrooms which are located on Goddard Street (off Orrong Rd). Parking is available in the carpark located directly next door to the grandstand. See you there!
Congratulations to Wayne Keating for posting a cracker of a time in his VG ute (actually piloted by nephew Sean Keating) on Friday night at Kwinana Motorplex.
The ute ran a time of 11.52 with a sixty foot time of 1.557. Wayne has passed on the details of the run and the specs of his Hemi 6.
40 thou over
Double valve springs
Roller rockers (1.7)
Larger inlet valves 2.02 I think
Some head work
Small cam 6.41 lift with I think 328 advertised duration
Fully manualised reverse pattern 904 (Prepared by AB Engines)
Borg Warner Centura diff housing 31 spline billet axles and mini spool
255x60x15 Mickey Thompson street radials (they do seem to be able to hang on OK)
Oh I almost forgot a sniff of Nitrous.
A dream fulfilled.
Charger Club photos from the 2009 Auto One Classic Car Show added to the Events Pictures section
Thanks to Darren Isaac for these photos taken at the Nostalgia Drags.
Check them out in the Event Pictures
The 2009 Chrysler Expo has been and gone and the weather, the new venue (Lathlain Oval) and the cars all looked fantastic.
Thanks to all Charger Club members who arrived early to help and also to those who helped throughout the day. An extra big thanks must go to the important people who have been working hard over the last few months to make the day happen - you know who you are..
170 photos from the day added to the Event Pictures
Photos from Motorvation have been added to the Event Pictures - thanks to all who flew the banner for the Charger Club of WA!
Thanks to Wayne Sewell for the photos
Only a few days to go until the 2009 Chrysler Expo! A balmy 33 degrees is predicted for the day so it should be a great day out for sampling some of WA`s finest Mopars.
WA Suspensions of Osborne Park has also come on board as one of the sponsors for the event and you can check out their website here - http://www.wasuspensions.com.au/
The new Charger Club BBQ trailer has just been finished in time for it`s first official appearance at this weekend`s MotorVation 29.
Special thanks goes to Bruce Muller, Michael Hidderly, Richard Randall and Layne van Smaalen for a great team effort.
General Motors Corporation, Chrysler LLC and Cerberus Capital Management LP have held preliminary talks about a merger or an acquisition of Chrysler by GM, according to a person familiar with the talks.
Chrysler, which is 80.1 percent owned by Cerberus, already has a joint venture with GM making a hybrid gas-electric powertrain, and has discussed a full merger or acquisition with GM, said the person, who did not want to be identified because the talks have not been made public.
The negotiations between 100-year-old GM and 83-year-old Chrysler began more than a month ago. The Times said its sources pegged the chances of a merger being completed at "50-50."
Full Story here
Source: Associated Press
The Charger Club trailer is almost ready. With a slide-out BBQ and bench along with heaps of storage space it'll be great for every club cruise. All it needs is a lick of paint - and by popular demand it will be painted Aussie Chrysler Hemi Orange.
2009 Motorvation is coming up, so get your entries in quickly.
Its on the 17th and 18th of January 2009. If you get your entry fee's in before 30/09/2008 its only $80.00! For further details and entry forms contact Wayne Sewell on 0417 913 994 or Home 94595306 or email.
The Charger Club of WA will change its club meeting venue from the Rivervale Hotel to the Belmont Tavern from 14/07/08 onwards.
For more information on the new venue including how to get there, check out the Calendar of Events page.
Meet at 8:00am for a 8:30am departure at Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre carpark, at the corner of Kwinana Freeway and Beeliar Drive in Success. We will cruise south to Mandurah Quay Function Centre for a 9am start (1 Marina Drive, Mandurah). Full buffet breakfast will cost $20-25 per person or $10-15 per club member.
This run is always a popular one with a good attendance. Last year had around 20 cars and about 40 people all up.
Directions: Go past the main Mandurah shopping centre (corner Fremandle Rd / Pinjarra Rd), continue on Manildra Bypass, continue on Old Coast Rd, turn left at Sticks Blv, at the roundabout turn right onto Marina Quay Dr.
Map of location (view detailed map):
Don't forget that the Charger Club's annual motorsport day is coming up very shortly on the 3rd of May 2008!
It is always a fantastic day for drivers and spectators alike so make sure you come down and support your club. If you are planning on bringing your car and driving in the event be sure that your vehicle meets the requirements for racing. If you are unsure, please contact John Urqhart on 9733 5533 or 0417 965 212. Spectators are welcome.
The pictures below are from the 2007 Doug Chivas Memorial Collie Race Day.
The 2008 Nostalgia Drags have come and gone. It was a great day! Check out some photos here.
The new 2008 Dodge Challenger is has been officially realised. With a starting price tag of just over $40,000 USD it makes for a reasonably priced muscle car. Putting out 425 HP and 420 LB.-FT of torque, and looks to boot, there is no doubt that this is some serious muscle.
Whats special about it? With its optional "Hard Core" package, it's pretty easy to figure out the idea behind the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR. This is one for the serious knuckle-draggers, the guys who somehow feel like a standard Viper with its 600-horsepower V10 engine just isn't extreme enough. They want more, although in this case they actually get less, as the ACR is essentially a lightweight, track-ready version of the standard car.
40 pounds of weight have been removed from the car, there is less deadening, no stereo, and in the place of the stereo a lap timer has been inserted. The drivetrain remains untouche and still runs the standard 600HP V10 motor. It comes with adjustable suspension, new front anti-roll bar, better brakes and an adjustable carbon fibre rear spoiler. There is a new variable-geometry front aero splitter that increases down force, with an optional extra centre piece that can be fitted for track only days that will increase the down force by one third.
The first production of the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8® Sold for $400,000. The proceeds from the auction are going to a charity.
The limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 features a 6.1-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, HEMI Orange paint, carbon-fiber-like hood stripes and a chrome fuel filler cap. Only 6,400 Challenger SRT8 vehicles will be produced for sale in the United States for 2008; more than 4,300 orders placed the first day the all-new Dodge Challenger SRT8 went on sale.
The winning bid was placed by Craig Jackson, Chairman/CEO of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company, who bought the first production Challenger without even seeing it. On display at the auction was the Challenger concept, which was introduced two years ago and still drew large crowds at the auction all weekend. Dodge is ecstatic that the sale of the first production 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to roll of the assembly line raised $400,000 for such a worthy cause," said Mike Accavitti, Director — Dodge Brand and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. "The introduction of an all-new, modern Dodge Challenger has generated a lot of excitement, and the enthusiasm for the new car was evident on the auction block."
I have just had my beautiful 440 Cuda stolen from Sydney and wanted to get the word out to all MOPAR lovers that these pricks have stolen my car so they can't sell it to anyone. The VIN/Engine number is, in case someone comes trying to flog parts etc... I personally imported her from Phoenix AZ so as you can imagine I am completely heartbroken. The car was stolen from Sydney on or about 14 Jan 08 and is an original Cuda.
BS23L48 271031 Vin number, the car was running a NOM 440 which had the VIN 271031 stamped on the top of the block. All sheet metal and window sticker, door tag were still on the car so there's a chance that these numbers may come up as parts as well. Some parts are stamped with the same VIN number, the doors have the VIN tags on them as well. Up on top of the dash (like new cars) there is also the VIN number under the glass.
Some less than intelligent car thieves may not know this and just remove the fender tag from under the hood and leave the rest... Don't know how they would steal it as a whole. More likely that they will strip it and try to sell as parts or worse still just rip the 440 outta it to use and destroy the rest. It's something that is of very little value to anyone except the rightful owner.
If anyone knows anything or hears of anything, please have them email me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 0422 255 930.
Thanks for your help.
The Nostalgia Drags at the Kwinana Motorplex are coming up shortly. Check out the Calendar of Events page for more information.
Important message regarding Motorvation 2008:
Can all club members that are displaying their cars at Motorvation on the 19th & 20th January please come to the next meeting on the 14th to make final plans for the weekend.
Alternatively you can contact Mike Ivanovski on 0430 035 758.
You may know that in our Production area we have a handful of useful decoders for our mopars such as VIN and Engine number decoders. I've now added to this, and created a new Option Code decoder that will decode all Australian Chrysler option codes. Check it out here.
As part of this update, our list of Option Codes has also been extensively increased. Check out the list here, and be sure to let us know if you know of a code that we don't have!
The 2008 All Chrysler Day is just around the corner. Entry forms are now available - check out the Calendar of Events page for more information.
2008 Motorvation is coming up, so get your entries in quickly.
Contact Mike Ivanouski for more information on 0430 035 758. Motorvation is on 19th/20th January 2008.
Charger Club run on 2nd September 2007. Check out the calendar page for more info.
A late addition to the website upgrade is a new Links page. Feel free to check it out here. If you want your site linked here just let us know.
The new version of the Charger Club of WA website has been launched as of 1st August 2007. What you see now is the new version of the site with many miscellaneous things added to the site. As you will see, the overall design of the site has changed only a small amount, as the main point of the upgrade was to make it so that the site is easier to maintain, but along the way a lot of pages have been redesigned and upgraded to look better and to be more user friendly. Hopefully as you browse the website you will notice some of these extra features and take advantage of them!
Whilst the official 'unveiling' of Tulsa`s buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere will not be until June 15, 2007 at 12:00noon (US time), authorities have already opened the vault containing the Belvedere in readiness for the official event.
The link below has up-to-date photos of the unearthing progress:
On Friday, June 15, 2007 at 12:00noon (US time), Tulsa`s Buried Plymouth Belvedere will finally be unearthed! It will be 50 years to the day that the big Plymouth was buried.
"On June 15, 1957, a new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The time capsule was part of Golden Jubilee Week: Tulsa's celebration of Oklahoma's semi-centennial. The car is buried under the sidewalk in front of the Tulsa County Courthouse, approximately 100 feet north of the intersection of Sixth Street and Denver Avenue"
"As part of the "Tulsarama!" festivities, citizens of Tulsa were asked to guess what the population of Tulsa would be in the year 2007. The guesses were then recorded on microfilm and sealed in a steel container buried with the car. When the car and artifacts are excavated, the person whose guess is closest to Tulsa's 2007 population is to be awarded the Belvedere."
For the full story on this amazing event go to www.buriedcar.com
Although there`s no hard evidence to suggest it will actually happen, an interesting article has surfaced suggesting how the new Challenger could be rebadged as a Charger for Australia.
More at www.carsguide.com.au
After months of speculation on the future of the troubled 'super' partnership between the Daimler and Chrysler brands, parent company DaimlerChrysler has announced it will sell an 80 percent stake in its U.S. Chrysler brand for US$7.4 billion to Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity investment firm.
Full story at www.cnn.com
Yet again, another great day at Collie just passed last weekend. There was a large turnout of cars estimated to be around 25 or 30 which made for a wide variety of metal at the track. New and old alike we all had fun - whether it be with twin turbos or with a lot of cubic inches.
Whilst heading down to Collie the rain was a little discouraging but overall the day was not too wet, often with areas drying up between light sprinkles of rain. A dry line appeared on the track after a period of time but that didn't stop a lot of us having traction issues. On the way back to Perth there was a fair bit more rain so really we were quite lucky to have a mostly dry day at the track.
Photos from the day (thanks to Keegan Rowe) can be seen on the Event Pictures page. Trevor Hedge also has some photos posted up on his website here.
Gentlemen, start your engines!
This coming weekend the Charger Club of WA is attending what hopes to be yet another great Collie Track Day. The event is a held every year, generally in early May, and allows club members to put their cars to the test on the Collie Race Track.
Friends and family are welcome, so feel free to come along and spectate. The event is held on the Saturday, 5th of May, with racing starting around 10:00am and finishing 2 or 3pm. Drivers and their vehicles will have to be at the Collie Raceway at 8:30am sharp. The weathe forcast is looking like a sunny 25°c day so hopefully this will be the case on the day.
So come down and cheer on your fellow club members and their cars putting the pedal to the metal - you will enjoy yourself! For contact information see the calendar page.
Please note: Earlier today I mistakenly put the date of the event as being the 6th of May, but it is definently happening on Saturday the 5th of May. My apologies for the mix up.
Coming up on the 20th of May is the National Motoring Day. It has been decided that this event will become a Charger Club run, so get your Mopar out of the garage and take it for a gentle cruise on what hopes to be a sunny Sunday.
We will be meeting at the Rivervale hotel carpark and then cruising to City Beach. More details to be advised soon.
Inspired by the 2003 Chrysler Airflite concept vehicle that was revealed at the Geneva motor show, the all-new Chrysler Sebring’s elegant lines evoke the exterior styling features of the Chrysler vehicle, bringing the Chrysler brand’s expressive design attributes to the mid-size segment.
The Chrysler Sebring includes a host of new technology and features, ranging from a cutting-edge information, entertainment and communication navigation audio system to a heated/cooled front cupholder for keeping hot beverages hot and cool beverages cool. A long list of safety systems includes an Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), advanced multi-stage front air bags, side-curtain airbags and front-seat-mounted side airbags.
Three engine options will power the 2007 Chrysler Sebring that will be sold in Australia: the new standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (dubbed the I-4 World Engine), a highly efficient 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, and at a later stage a 2.7-litre V6 petrol engine. Fuel economy is a high-priority for many of today’s car buyers, and the 2007 Chrysler Sebring rivals the best in the mid-size car segment. Sebring's 2.4-litre engine with dual variable valve timing is mated to a four-speed automatic transaxle and delivers 125 kW and 220 Nm, impressive fuel efficiency as well as smooth, quiet operation.
The available 2.7-litre V6 engine is coupled with a new six-speed automatic transaxle that comes standard with Auto Stick. The combination delivers excellent performance and fuel efficiency, as well as smooth quiet operation.
A state-of-the-art 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission will also be offered on the Chrysler Sebring. The diesel engine will deliver excellent performance and fuel economy, with an estimated 103 kW of power and 310 Nm of torque.
The new Chrysler Sebring is slated for a May 2007-onwards release.
Full details @ www.chrysler.com.au
Last weekend on the 8th of April (Easter Sunday) the club was invited to attend a track day by the Falcon GT Club of WA at Wanneroo Raceway (Barbagallo). 6 club members and cars turned up to wave the Mopar flag against 32 other cars of various brands, mostly Fords.
The way started off rather doubtful with it raining quite heavily up until about 11am. By the time we lined up to get on to the track it was almost dry, but that didn't stop Jake Rebrovic's VH Charger (with a supercharged 360 V8) from digging up the dirt (see pic).
The best time of the day (short track) was Andy Thompson in his Triumph with a 59 second time.
Photos from the day (thanks to Keegan Rowe) can be seen on the Event Pictures page.
The Chrysler Expo 2007 has been and gone and even with the temperatures soaring high on the day there was still a decent showing of Mopar diehards.
Photos from the day (thanks to Keegan Rowe) have been added to the Event Pictures page.
Chrysler won't say if the Nassau, revealed last Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is the next generation of the Chrysler 300C, (the Nassau is built on the same platform as the 300C) but the company said it often tests reception to new designs at the show.
More details aswell as high resolution images can be found here.
The company also unveiled the Jeep Trailhawk concept, a sleek new cross between the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee.
More details and high resolution images can be found here.
The new Chrysler Expo 2007 website is now up for all to see. It contains everything you need to know about the Chrysler Expo 2007 - including general information, entry form, photos from previous years, the trophy categories and more! Check it out here or by clicking the banner at the top of this page.
Paul Monkhouse Run to Greenhill Inn
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Brookton Old Time Motor Show 2023
Saturday 25 March 2023
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Steve Clark's 1958 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door sport Hardtop
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