Restored classics go on display
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.