Re­stored clas­sics go on dis­play

The Advertiser - Motoring - - News -

THIS year marks the 30th an­niver­sary of the Chryslers Re­stor­ers Club of SA and to cel­e­brate the mile­stone a dis­play of club ve­hi­cles will be held to­mor­row at Col­ley Re­serve, Glenelg, from 10am to 4pm.

The club will have a broad range of ve­hi­cles on show, rep­re­sent­ing a key part of the state’s au­to­mo­tive his­tory. The club says that as far back as the 1920s, Chrysler used the Holden Mo­tor Body com­pany at Woodville to as­sem­ble ve­hi­cles, switch­ing in the late 1930s to body builders T.J. Richards and Sons.

In 1951, the Chrysler Cor­po­ra­tion bought out the T.J. Richards Com­pany and formed Chrysler Aus­tralia. This saw the com­pany move to the pur­pose-built Ton­s­ley Park plant in 1963.

Chrysler prod­ucts were pro­duced there un­til 1981, but a year be­fore a small group of Chrysler en­thu­si­asts formed the Chrysler Re­stor­ers Club.

Mem­ber­ship has grown to more than 300, with more than 200 cars. The dis­play will fea­ture Chryslers, Dodges, De So­tos, Ply­mouths, Im­pe­ri­als, Maxwells and Gra­ham Broth­ers, with Valiants, Hill­mans and Sim­cas. En­try is free.

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