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                                                                                                    March, 2010 – Volume 28 - Issue 3




                                         Feature Member Carl Samudio
   Carl is a native of Arizona. He has two dogs, a cat and fish. He works as a cryogenic service technician for an industrial gas company.
Last year he went to his 30th high school reunion and won a prize for having the most unique job.
   Besides cars, his interests or hobbies includes drums. While in high school, Carl was a drummer in a rock and roll band. He had a
hobby shop in his garage that he called his jam room. It was sound proof and full of drums, guitars and a piano.
   One day, while he was out fishing with a buddy he mentioned a car he had in high school. It was a 1975 Dodge Dart Swinger 225.
His friend remembered the conversation and in 2006, he found the car he has now.
    Some of his buddies told him about a car show at Bill Luke’s
Chrysler Dodge and Carl decided to check it out. He started talk-
ing to others at the show and decided to join Mopars Unlimit-
ed of Arizona. Carl is member #327. Who has 340? Will trade! A
faithful member, he tries to make as many club functions, cruise
nights and meetings as possible. 60/40%, not bad! “The tech ses-
sions have been very informative and helpful,” Carl says.
    2009 was a good year. In February, Carl (with the help of Rob
Restorations) was able to completely restore the front end prior
to “Mopars at the Strip” and the Swinger ran great! He had the
upholstery done in all black, carpet and seats in June. Thanks to Miller Racin’. In July through January 2010 he was just cruisin’ any and all
shows. Carl hopes to upgrade the rear end, leaf springs and finish up the interior in 2010. His ’75 Swinger is a work in progress.
   Carl says, “The best part of belonging to this club are the connections I’ve made to fix some of ‘we feel your pain’. Other advantages
are finding out where to get the work done and of course, the conversations at 9:00 pm in the parking lot after the meetings.”
     He hopes to see all of you at “MOPARS at the Strip” in 2010.

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                                                                                These are photos of the clay models for the 1966 Chrysler 300
                                                                            coupe–Ron & Shirley Talley’s model. The photos have been signed by
                                                                            the designer but unfortunatley the signature is illegible. The photo of
                                                                            the dash is dated Jan ‘64 and the photo of the interior is dated May ‘63.
                                                                            This reveals how far in advance they had to create is model in those
                                                                            days. In the final production model the seats are slightly different but
                                                                            the dash is exactly like the model released in September ‘65 except the
                                                                            speaker grill is in the center of the dash.




Photos found on Ebay, 2005 • The seller was a retired em-
ployee of the Chrysler design department until his retirement
in 1975. He could not identify the signature. His supposition
was that the signer was a part of the clay modeling team.
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                                                              Chrysler 300-Hurst: A limited edition 1970                  throughout his long career. He built the first                                                                                                                                Chrysler will take part in arbitration;
T HOW TO SPEAK
 he Steering Column:                                            HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
                                                              Chrysler two-door hardtop coupe that was cus-             Chrysler Trivia
                                                                                                                          successful rear engine dragster after a 1970           Club Members Discounts                                    C & R TIRE-TATUM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            409 rejected dealers ready
Notes from the                                                tomized by the Hurst Shifter Company and sold               explosion in a front engine dragster took half
                                                                                                                        1. What was the name of the company that preceded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   15% Discount to Members Phoenix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           17225 N Tatum Blvd,
                                                              through Chrysler dealers. All 500 coupes were               his foot.                                              Bill Luke Chrysler Jeep Dodge                             602-867-7466                                                Automotive News, January 28, 2010
Leadership Team                                               white with gold trim.                                     the Maxwell Motor Company? 2. In 1920 Maxwell
                                                                                                                          General Lee: The name of the defect?
                                                                                                                        had a glut of unsold cars with whatorange (with a
                                                                                                                                                                                 2425 W. Camelback Rd - 602-249-1533                       10% off on parts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Weaver Quality Shuttersand laborall tire purchases    (up to $50.00 Total            Bradford Wernle and Neil Roland
                                                                                                                                                                                 Racer Net or Trade Price on all parts including           Discount) and 10% off on                                         DETROIT – Chrysler Group will proceed with ar-
Message from the President                                    Chrysler, Walter: Founder of the Chrysler Cor-               In what year the roof ) 1969 Motor Company
                                                                                                                        3.rebel flag on was the Maxwell Dodge Charger                                                                                                                                  bitration in the cases of 789 dealerships it cut during
                                                                                                                                                                                 Mopar Performance. (Typically lower than %                to all club members. (Club members must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Carl
                                                                                                                                                                                 off pricing) Show club membership card whenWashburn
     Greetings everyone in Moparland. We are look-            poration. He was previously General Manager                 driven the jumped by Bo
                                                                                                                        reborn asand Chrysler Corp. and Luke Duke on the                                                                                                                               bankruptcy last spring. 409 former Chrysler dealers
      IN 2 EASY LESSONS
ing forward to our new Phoenix in the Spring Car              of Buick and President of Willys-Overland. He
                                                              bought the Maxwell Motor Corporation in 1923
                                                                                                                           The 1955 Chrysler Falcon was one of Idea alert:
                                                                                                                        4.cult TV show Dukes of Hazzard. SpoilerCars ofthe
                                                                                                                          car going up and the car coming down were
                                                                                                                                                                                 ordering. For Mopar Parts, call Joe @ 602-336-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           present club I.D. at time of purchase to receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Employee Owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           discount.)                                                  have filed for arbitration as of January 28, 2010.
Show at the Brass Armadillo at I-17 and Cactus Road.                                                                    who?                                                     1553 Don’t forget they now sell TIRES and can 267-7000
                       Lesson One
As you know we are trying something new. This is an           and used it as the foundation of Chrysler. The            5.two different cars. built 50 turbine cars which
                                                                                                                           In the 60’s Chrysler                                                                             (602)                                                                            In response to pressure from rejected Chrysler
                                                                                                                                                                                 special order most brands.                                Superstition Springs Chrysler Jeep - Mesa.                  and General Motors Co. dealers, Congress passed a
  AAR ‘Cuda: A 1970-only, This will be a great time
all American brand car show.mid-year introduction             first Chrysler branded car appeared in 1924. He           were tested by 200 customers. What year did it enter
                                                                                                                          Govier, Galen: Noted Mopar authority who                                                                          Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            218 S 15thParts advisor Brian Hileman will give our club
                                                              bought Dodge and originated Plymouth and                                                                                                                                                                                                 bill allowing dealers to appeal their franchise termi-
to meet and talk to all classic car enthusiasts.compete
  special model built so Plymouth could Please                                                                          regular production?
                                                                                                                          specializes in authenticating Chrysler products        www.radiatorclub.com                  Phoenix, AZ 85034-2305
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           members a discount on Mopar Performance
                                                              De Soto.Shannon Crosier ............. 3/1                                                                                                                                                                                                nations through arbitration. President Barack Obama
be sure to pre-register youracetonight. AAR stands
  in the SCCA Trans-Am car series. Only $10.00                                                                             What company
                                                                                                                        6.and options. built the bodies of the turbine?                                               www.weavershutters.com at the dealership at 10% over
                                                                                                                                                                                 Call John Thys (Yogi) 888 874 0551x 231 or                Parts thru him
                                                                      Michael Staff .................... 3/1                                                                                                                                                                                           signed the bill into law in late December. In a state-
  for All American Racers, which was the name
and an unwrapped toy for Andreas Closet. Have fun             Cross Ram Induction: A style of dual four-barrel          7. What factor kept the turbine car from production?     e-mail: JohnT@1800radiator.com make sure and
                                                                      Don Austin ....................... 3/2              Landy, Dick: Legendary Dodge drag racer                                                                          cost. You can reach Brian at 480-293-0243                   ment, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.,
and Dan Gurney’s race teams. Gurney fielded an
  of support a great organization.                            intake manifold that places the carburetors side          8. What was the average mpg rating?                      mention you are a Mopars Unlimited of Arizona
                                                                      Lois Brutsche ................... 3/3               known as Dandy Dick Landy. He was instru-                                                                                                                                    applauded Chrysler’s decision. “By reaching this
  AAR ‘Cuda team. The cars were powered by a                  by sideJames Price .................... 3/24
                                                                       instead of inline.                               9. What was the advantage of the turbine?
     If you haven’t heard we are also sponsoring an-
  special 340-ci V-8 with a tri-power. Total AAR
                                                                                                                          mental in the altered wheelbase “funny cars” of
                                                                                                                        10. Finish this advertising phrase from the 60’s Join
                                                                                                                                                                                 member.  Y can put your ad here . . . business card size free to members.
                                                                                                                                                                                           ou                                              SUPERCOUPS DIRECT MAIL                                      conclusion, Chrysler is affirming its commitment to a
other police dog by providing funds to buy another            ‘Cuda: A contraction of Barracuda used to des-
                                                                      Joseph Glasek................ 3/28                  1964. He was a successful match racer and was                                                                    Club members pay just $225 (equal to the slant              strong dealer network that keeps Americans on the
  production was 2,724 units.                                 ignate the highest....................... 3/27            the Dodge Rebellion and?                                 Rod’s Carburetor Repair, INC.
vest like we did for Jake a while back. Because of the                Ron Talley performance models.                      an early Fro–Stock driver. He was a very popular                                                                 6 225 engine in my 63 dart) for a standard 1                job and gives its products the best chance at success
                                                                                                                                                                                 10% off carburetor kits OR 10% off complete
                                                                                                                        Dodge in your garage
  A-Body: The retirement has been moved back.
cut backs, Jake’sdesignation for rear-wheel-drive                     Robert Reynolds ........... 1974
                                                              Direct Connection: The original3/30 name for                member of the—traveling Dodge Performance                                                                        sided 4 color coupon to 10,000+ homes in the                so the company can return to profitability.”
                                                                                                                                                                                 carburetor rebuilds. MUST SHOW CLUB
                                                                                                                        unbelievable smoothness, low maintenance 10. Put a
  compacts such happening to a lot of us Demon,
Kind of like what isas Dart, Valiant, Duster,elderly           Chrysler’s high performance and racing parts               Clinics.                                                                                                         valley. Call Peter at 480-860-4050                              Filing for arbitration will cost dealerships $1,625
                                                                                                                                                                                 MEMBERSHIP card for discounts! 2718 W.
                                                                                                                        7. Poor fuel economy 8. 11.5 mpg 9. Quiet operation,
  and
folks. first generation Barracudas                                                                                       Leal, Butch: Successful sixties Mopar Super
  A/FX: The NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
      I hope you have been enjoying your monthly
                                                             Calendar of Events
                                                               program. It was an expanded version of Chrys-
                                                               ler Performance Parts. Direct Connection spon-
                                                                                                                        axles. 3. 1925 4. Virgil Exner 5. It never did 6. Ghia
                                                                                                                         Stock racer known as the “California Flash” for
                                                                                                                                                                                 McDowell Rd #2. North West corner of 27th Ave             ONLY OLDIES CLASSIC AUTO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       apiece. A filing signals intent but does not obligate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the dealer to actually pursue arbitration. Dealers
                                                                                                                                                                                 and McDowell. Rod Martinez @ (602) 272-4992.
                                                                                                                        1. United States Motor Company 2. Defective rear
club meetings. WeA/Factory Experimental. This
  class known as have been trying a few new things             sored many successful seventies drag racers and           his prowess with a four-speed.                                                                                    We Don’t Restore ‘em, We Keep ‘em Running                   can get a 50 percent refund of the filing fee if they
                                                             Mar. 6-12th Annual Motorsports Day – Tempe. Info: Bill
like the classsome old Chrysler tapes, and Mopars
  is showing where altered wheelbase this month                                                                                                                                                                                            Right. Specializing in general service of all
                                                               outstanding
                                                             (602) 320-4921 performance seminars. The Direct            Letter Cars: High performance                                                                                                                                                  withdraw their submission in time.
opening up our thepresentation to makes other than
  competed in car sixties.                                   Mar. 8 Moparcatalog was an industry leader. The
                                                               Connection Officers Meeting, 7pm, Bill Luke’s            Club Leadershipluxury Chryslers T eam
                                                                                                                        that began in 1955 with the C-300. The designa-
                                                                                                                                                                                 Southwest Reproductions Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                 29042 No 166th Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           American vehicles built prior to 1972
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Call Club Member Ward Thompson with your                        Listing arbitrators
Mopars, ‘70 and older. Many in our club have these
  A100: The model designation for compact, cab-                name was changed to Mopar Performance.
                                                             Mar. 6-9th Annual Melrose on 7th Ave. Street Fair, Info:    tion changed to 300-B in 1956 and 300-C in              Surprise, AZ 85387                                        problems at 480-966-9887, 1842 E. 3rd St. #104,                  The American Arbitration Association, which
classics and here is half-ton vans and pickups built
  forward Dodge their opportunity to show them               Bill or Gwen (602) 265-6743 original 1974 name for
                                                               Direct Connection: The                                   President letter cars ended with the 1965 300-L,
                                                                                                                         1957. Early                                             623-975-2738                                              Tempe, AZ 85281, Rio Salado & McClintock Dr.                is overseeing the process for terminated Chrysler
to us. Remember the club voted at the last meeting
  between 1964 and 1970.                                       Chrysler’s high performance and Swap parts
                                                             Mar. 6-Cars of the North Car Showand racingmeet –              John Ford • 602-978-2213
                                                                                                                         but the designation was
to do this. I think it is great. If you have any ideas for                                                              Vice Presidentin 1999 on the                                                                                       Offering 10% off to all club members on the                 and GM dealerships, has started assembling lists
                                                               program. It Steve (602) 909-5200
                                                             Phoenix. Info: was an expanded version of Chrys-            used again                                              Year One
  Airflow: The revolutionary streamlined body style                                                                                                                                                                                        total bill (Parts and Labor)                                of dozens of potential arbitrators in each state. The
future meetings please let me know.
  used from 1934 through 1937 on Chrysler, De
                                                             Mar. 6-3rd Annual Charity American Legion Rider Car
                                                               ler Performance Parts.                                       Mike 300M • 602-997-4384
                                                                                                                         ChryslerWilson (no hyphen).                             Just wanted to remind everyone that club                                                                              association is sending the lists to the two parties in
                                                             and Bike Show – Chandler. Info: Justin (602) 570-0881      Secretary
      If you haven’t renewed your club membership
  Soto, and Imperial sedans and coupes. The look               Dodge, Horace and John: The two brothers                  Lift-Off Hood: Fiberglass                               members can receive a 10% discount on all                 Jax Wax Distributor of AZ, LLC                              particular cases. Both parties ultimately must agree
                                                             Mar. 6-March Men’s Madness – Phoenix. Info: Jason              Adam Mehlhaff • 623-444-9850
  was do far ahead so you can continue to receive
pleasetoo so tonight of its time and didn’t sell well.         that founded the auto company that bears                  hoods with huge scoops                                  YearOne purchases. The discount is available on           Automobile detailing and cleaning products.                 on a single arbitrator after reviewing arbitrators’
                                                             (602) 499-2408                                             Treasurer
our great newsletter.                                          their name. They originally made engines for              that were McDaniel • 602-284-8307                       mail, fax or phone in orders. It is not available         Offers 10% discount to club members. 623-866-               backgrounds, expertise, potential conflicts of interest
  Air Grabber: The pop-up, driver-activated hood             Mar. 13-Duane Ellsworth Post 129 Extravaganza –                Robert used on 1969�                                                     Support our great sponsor, Bill Luke, whenever possible.
      John Ford                                                Henry Ford and were Ford shareholders. Walter             Road Runners and Super                                  on their website, however. Just tell them you’re          8175 or www.jaxwaxofaz.com Jim and Patti                    and availability.
  scoop introduced on the 1970 Plymouth Road                 Queen Creek. Info: Craig (602) 469-1225                    Newsletter Editor
                                                               P Chrysler bought out the brothers in 1928 and            Bees equipped with 440-6                                a member of Mopars Unlimited of Arizona..                 Price or orderwax@jaxwaxofaz.com
  Runner and GTX. Dodge called their version the                                                                            Jenella Crosier 480-990-7458




                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bill Luke
                                                             Mar. 14-Valley of the Sun Kiwanis Club BBQ and Char-                                                                                                                                                                                          If they can’t agree, the association will try to pick
      Vice President’s Message
  Ram Charger.                                                 merged their company with his. E-Body: The                engines.
                                                                                                                        Membership Coordinator                                                                                                                                                         an arbitrator in each case.
                                                             ity Car Show – Tempe. Info: Leo (602) 571-0786
    Well, you didn’t go to the Russo and Steele
 AlteredifWheelbase: Dick Landy pioneered the
                                                               designation for 1970 and later “pony cars” such
                                                             Mar. 20-The Good Ole Days – Casa Grande. Info: Sandi        Li’lSue Keller • 602-978-4239 impact, limited
                                                                                                                              Red Express: Dodge’s high
                                                                                                                                                                                       Mopars Unlimited of AZ is Invited to                Tidbits                                                         Let arbitration begin
                                                               as the Plymouth ‘Cuda and the Dodge Chal-                Tech Session Coordinator pickup introduced
                                                                                                                         production performance
                                                                                                                                                                                          Special Show in California
 forward placement of the front lot rear wheels
Auction, you really missed out on aandof fun and for         (520) 876-8930                                                                                                                                                                    Chrysler To Retire Sebring Name & Use Fiat
                                                               lenger.                                                                                                                You are invited to our 2nd Annual Benefit All                                                                     Tammy Darvish, a founder of the Committee to
surprises.
 better weight transfer and greater tration. These           Mar. 20-All American Car and Truck Show – Sands                 Dave It was powered by a 360 V-8
                                                                                                                         in 1978. Henriksen • 602-938-4364 that was                                                                        Platform for Successor . . . call it the chopping
                                                                                                                        Club Photographer for the truck’s final year, 1979.      Car/Truck/Motorcycle/bicycle Show. 100% of the                                                                    Restore Dealer Rights, said she thinks many Chrysler
 non-stock changes led to was A/FXof fun with free             Elastomeric: Flexible, body color bumper cover-
                                                             Chevrolet-Surprise. Info: (602) 843-3545                    slightly detuned
    Like always, the auction the a lot Mopars.                                                                               Mike Keller • 602-978-4239                          proceeds go to our non profit organization to help        block!                                                  dealers will win reinstatement through arbitration.
food and drink. The prices on for rear-wheel-drive a
  B-Body: The designation the cars seemed to be
                                                               ing 20 Phoenix in the
                                                             Mar. introduced in 1970.Spring – All American               Little Red Wagon: Credited with being the               with the funding for the physically disabled, mentally                                                            Her family’s Darcars Automotive group, based in
                                                                                                                        Webmaster                                                                                                              TURIN, Italy — Some familiar nameplates, includ-
bit lowerand year (due to thesize cars such as Coro-
  sixties this seventies full economy). The real eye          Elephant Motor: Armadillo. Info: Rick engine,
                                                             Car Show – Brass A Chrysler 426-ci Hemi(623)                first wheel-stander in 1965, the Little Red             impaired, victims of abuse, elderly and youth-at-risk                                                             Silver Spring, Md., lost three dealerships during the
                                                                                                                             Adam Mehlhaff • 623-444-9850                                                                                  ing Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger, will likely
  net, Belvedere, damage to the Road Runner, and
opener was all the GTX, Charger, cars from the wind          847-2490 for its huge displacement and tremen-
                                                              so called                                                  Wagon was a Dodge A100 pickup powered by                programs. All money paid out to the show is a tax         disappear soon from CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the U.S. market as Fiat continues bankruptcies of Chrysler and GM: a Dodge store in
                                                                                                                             Shows Coordinator
                                                                                                                        Car426 Hemi. The bed-mounted engine helped
storm which tore down the tents. It looked likethat
  Super Bee. Billboards: Oversize graphics a bad              dous power. It was much more powerful Glen-
                                                             Mar. 20-HRD 82th Anniversary Car Show – than                a                                                       write off because it is a non-profit organization. www.   to draw the future of Chrysler closer to its own Lancia Jacksonville, FL,; a Chrysler store in Fairfax, VA,; and a
day for some of the owners and insurance carriers.
  covered virtually all of the rear quarter panels            Chevy mouse motors (small-blocks) and rats
                                                             dale. Info: Tony (602) 397-7134
                                                                                                                             Rick Kaufman • wheel-stands.
                                                                                                                         produce full-track 623-847-2490 Bill “Maverick”         sofininc.org                                                                                                      Chevrolet outlet in Lanham, MD. Darcars has applied
                                                                                                                        Newsletter Graphic Design                                                                                          and Alfa Romeo brands.
  and part like some cars were totaled.
Sure lookedof the doors on high performance                   (big-blocks).                                              Golden was the driver.                                                                                                                                                    for arbitration in all three cases. Darvish is waiting
                                                                                                                             Ron Talley • 623-535-0524                               Date: Sunday July 25th, 2010 at the World War 2
  1971 ‘Cudas. our car show is this month at the
     Remember,                                               Classifieds
                                                             Exner, Virgil: Highly influential Chrysler de-              Magnum 500 Wheels: Optional chrome
                                                                                                                        Bill Luke Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealer Laison five-        Aviation Museum in Camarillo, California. Show time/                                                              to see what kind of posture Chrysler will adopt as it
Brass Armadillo, March 20th. Please that up early and
 Billboards: Oversize graphics sign covered vir-               signer whose styling of fifties Chrysler products         spoke wheels made by the Motor Wheel Corpo-
                                                                                                                             Tony Kostelac • 602-336-1558                        judging starts: 11:00 A.M till 5:00 PM Move in time:                                                              goes through the cases.
                                                             For Sale
bring a friend. the rearShow is open to all American
 tually all of The Car quarter panels and part of              was known as the “Forward Look.” He was made              ration. Chrysler called them chrome styled road
                                                                                                                             email: service@billlluke.com                        6:00 A.M.                                                                                                                  “Are they going to go forward and do the right
                                                             Mopar Perf. SFI flex plate P4529751 for 6 bolt crank
 the doors the word. We would like this to be a big
Cars. Spread on high performance 1971 ‘Cudas.                  the first Vice President of Styling in 1957.              wheels.                                                                                                                                                                       thing?” she said. “Or are they going to go forward and
                                                             with 7/16” bolt converter. $35.00 Call Rick @ (602)                                                                      We will have Dash Plaques for Pre-registrations.
show, 150+ cars. Don’t forget the unwrapped toy for
 Carter AFB: A popular Mopar four-barrel carbu-                Fargo: Canadian Dodge trucks marketed from
                                                             841-4595.                                                   Max Wedge: A high performance engine pack-              All Cars/Trucks/motorcycles/bicycles are welcome.                                                                     raise as many obstacles as possible?”
Andrea’s Closet. If you would like to help with the Twin
 retor. AFB stands for aluminum four-barrel.                   1936 to 1972 and Ply Spirit $25.00. 69’ Valiant
                                                             Instrument Panel 71’sold by Chrysler-Plymouth                            drag racing that was
                                                                                                                         age aimed at 1971 Dodge Swinger offered from            Venders, Raffles, 50/50 raffle and a kiddie’s corner.                                                                               Condensed and Submitted by: Jenella Crosier
 Carter AFB Kaufman street Hemi engines.
show, see Rickcarbs fed or call 623-847-2490.                  dealerships (Dodge trucks were sold in Canada
                                                             Signet 273 Auto 2 door Sedan, $800.00 or Best Offer.        1962-1965. Displacement was 413-ci in 1962              WW2 airplanes on display and lot’s to see!
     Next month is also the “Mopars at the Strip” car
  Charger: Dodge’s highly successful full size                 Front Fenders for 64’ Ply Belvedere, no the $400.00
                                                             2 by Dodge-DeSoto dealers). They’re rust. same              and upped to a Stage II 426-ci in 1963. Perfor-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Pre-Registration: by March 10th, 2010 $20. By
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Chrysler Sebring nameplate may not survive
show in Las(and fast¬back styled) B-Body thaton
  fastback Vegas. This is a great time. It all starts
                                                               exceptStanFargo emblems and tailgates.
                                                             Pair. Call for Hanson 602-315-1501                          mance was upped again in 1964 with the Stage
                                                                                                                                                                                 July 10th $20 and $35 onsite registration. Bicycles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2010, as the Detroit Free Press reports that a refresh
Thursday, March 25th with a caravan originating at the       Bob Strenge, one of our members from Flagstaff has
                                                               Formula S: A handling-based option package                III 426.                                                                                                          planned for later this year will result in a new name
  combined performance and                                                                                                                                                       $10 by March 10th 2010, $15 by July 10, 2010 and
Scottsdale Pavilion’s. Last year the caravan had over          friend selling a slant Barracudas transmission
                                                             a for first generation 6 engine and(V-8s only).             Mod Top: A rare flower pattern vinyl roof                                                                         and extensive chassis updates for the midsize sedan.
                                                                                                                                                                                 $20 at the gate.
  hundred 500: This 1969 limited production
a Charger cars driving together from Scottsdale to           out of a 71 or 72 Demon for sale. They are putting          covering that was optional on 1969 and 1970                                                                            “We’ve rolled up our sleeves and have torn apart
  Dodge Charger was the Charger Daytona and                    Garlits, Don: Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is con-                                                                          We do have indoor spacing but it’s limited. So
Las Vegas with a few pit stops including a Show              a V-8 in it so the engine and tranny is for sale for        Barracudas. Plymouth listed the unusual roof as                                                                   that architecture,” Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Mar-
  predecessor. The Charger 500 was built specifi-              sidered the greatest drag racer of all time. He                                                                   the first 30 pre-registration that need and request an
Shine at the Dodge Dealer in Kingman. Don’t miss             $300.00   His contact number is 928-526-9432.               floral vinyl roof.                                                                                                chionne told the Free Press. “You’ll see a completely
  cally for NASCAR. It had a flush mounted rear                built his first Hemi-powered “Swamp Rat” fuel                                                                     indoor spot will get it. Spectators: $10 (children 12
out, sign up now.                                            Wanted                                                                                                                                                                        different animal. We’re having a discussion about
  window and grille for improved aerodynamics.                 dragster in 1956 and continued to race Hemis                                                                      and under free)
     Mike Wilson                                             Wanted: 1963-1966 Valiant Signet or Dart GT in solid,                                                                      Don’t forget, Bill Luke sells tires                                       clubs and Discount Tires!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           what name this animal should have. The the discount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           at prices competitive withjury is still
  The Charger 500 designation was also used in               drivable condition. Call Kurt at (623)399-6193.                      Lesson Two Next Month                              Thanks,                                               out.”                                The radiator emblem from
  1970 on middle trim level Chargers.                                                                                      By Ron TalleyDivision Promotional Photo 1970
                                                                                                                                Dodge from Mopar Milestones Magazine/2009
                                                                                                                                                                                     Capt. Tiffany Vague
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Call Kostelac • 602.336.1558 and mention you’re a club member.       the 1931 Chrsyler Imperial.
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                                                                                  January Mopar Alternator                                      February Power Steering                            assembly to find the missing bearings. Dan found
                                                                                    Rebuild Tech Session                                          Rebuild Tech Session                             them by using the magnet in all of the transmission
                                                                                                                                                            By Michael Wolf                        oil that (someone along the way) had put into the
                                                                                                                                                           February 20, 2010                       steering system. This is when we discovered that
                                                                                 On January 16 , Dave Hendriksen hosted
                                                                                                th
                                                                                                                                                                                                   there were two missing bearings on both sets Upper
                                                                            an Alternator Rebuild Tech Session that featured
                                                                                                                                              This month’s tech session was to rebuild/reseal      & Lower). The housing was cleaned and reassembly
                                                                            nine members bringing their old alternators for a
                                                                                                                                         power steering boxes and pumps. The day started at        began replacing seals, gaskets and o-rings, then
                                                                            re-charging. The freshening up started off with disas-
                                                                                                                                         8AM with a few members present. Paul Sullivan, Dan        came the fun part of putting ALL the needle bearings
                                                                            sembly and a thorough cleaning. The wire wheel got
                                                                                                                                         Widmar, Frank Insana SR & JR, Jack Johnson, Don Aus-      in their prospective place and keeping them in place
                                                                            quite a lot of action during this session as the chalky-
                                                                                                                                         tin, Bill Stevenson and late arrivals Mike Wilson and     until reassembly was complete. All 3 steering boxes
                                                                            gray tarnished front and back cases were cleaned up
                                                                                                                                         his brother and Jim Wade.                                 were completed about the same time.
                                                                            so that their date codes could be read once again.
                                                                                                                                             Frank SR & JR brought 2 power steering boxes               I then tore into the pump assembly and started
                                                                                Some members learned how to read that funky
                                                                                                                                         and I brought one and a pump to rebuild. Frank SR         the internal cleaning and replacement of seals, gas-
                                                                            symbol that looks like a sun with rays coming from it.
                                                                                                                                         &JR started the tear downs on their box’s while I had     kets and o-rings. This is when I discovered that the kit
                                                                            Some of the alternators were from 1966, 1972, 1973,
                                                                                                                                         to do a lot of cleaning on the box and pump before        I purchased was not the correct one. So next week,
                                                                            1978 and even a shiny chrome one. The 1978 alterna-
                                                                                                                                         disassembly. This took a lot of time but, was able to     I have to acquire the correct kit and finish the pump
                                                                            tor was a 100amp version that was pretty cool to take
                                                                                                                                         catch up with them in the rebuilding process. During      at home. This tech session gets me one step closer to
                                                                            apart and see the differences from it and the others.
                                                                                                                                         the disassembly of the steering box I brought, we         restoring the car they are intended for.
                                                                                We all learned the differences between the
                                                                                                                                         noticed that the housing had two sets of needle               The attending members jumped in and helped
                                                                            windings of the different amp alternators, as well as
                                                                                                                                         bearings for the sector shaft to ride on. The other two   where needed all day and really provided support.
                                                                            how to change the rectifier diodes, field brushes and
                                                                                                                                         housings did not have this feature as they just used      Oh, and I think Dan charged me for his advise and
                                                                            bearings. We also discovered that not all years and
                                                                                                                                         copper washers for the sector shaft to ride on. Not       help. Every thing was to cost me $5 dollars! Watch
                                                                            particular cases can be swapped out directly, even
                                                                                                                                         sure of the differences but, gathered that the needle     him in future tech sessions!
                                                                            though they look the same.
                                                                                                                                         bearings were a plus in the feature category!                  Thanks to Dave Henriksen for providing the shop
                                                                                 To finish off the successful rebuild, many
                                                                                                                                               I started the reassembly process and was rein-      supplies and putting on these tech sessions! The tech
                                                                            members baked their painted pulleys in Dave’s oven,
                                                                                                                                         stalling the needle bearings when I discovered that       sessions provide a wealth of knowledge to be passed
                                                                            giving the paint a terrific finish, as well as giving it a
                                                                                                                                         I didn’t have ALL the needle bearings in place. Dan,      on to members that have a desire to perform repairs
                                                                            hardened protection for the time it will spend in the
                                                                                                                                         Paul and I started searching for the missing bearings     on their cars and may have thought they could not
                                                                            front of a hot Mopar engine. Thanks to Dave for his
                                                                                                                                         when Dave stated that lunch was ready. We worked          perform in the past. For me, they help with restoring
                                                                            time, information and patience, while we worked a
                                                                                                                                         a little longer but, gave up and went for the lunch.      the items needed to get me further toward the total
                                                                            full day without a lunch. Next time the grill will be
                                                                                                                                         After lunch we decided to remove the Worm & Piston        restoration of my dream car! Thanks Again!
                                                                            fired up!




Some of Dave’s
“spare” parts.
                                                                                               If you haven’t been to a Mopars Tech Session you’re missed a great opportunity to
                                                                                               learn, have fun and get your hands dirty. Dave Henrickson is an excellent teacher!
                                                                                               He is very, very knowledgeable and has a ton of patience. Dave also has a lot of
                                                                                               parts in his collection. He might even have the part you need to get the job done.
                                                                                               He charges a very small amount for the parts from his personal inventory. Even
                                                                                               though you might not have a part to rebuild or repair, it’s worth the time to just go
                                                                                               to the Tech Session and observe. You never know, someday you might need to use
                                                                                               what you’ve seen and learned. Ask anyone who has attended one of the these ses-
                                                                                               sions and they will tell you what a great time they had. They will say they learned a
                 Scenes from the January Alternator
                                                                                               lot, accomplished a lot and had a great time with fellow MUAZ members. The next
                       Rebuild Tech Session
                                                                                               time Dave passes the sign-up sheet around at the meeting, sign up! You’ll really be
                                                                                               glad you did. Thanks a million Dave for your great help and support of the club.

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                                                                 Chrysler 300-Hurst: A limited edition 1970                  throughout his long career. He built the first                                                                                                                                      Chrysler will take part in arbitration;
   T Steering SPEAK                                                    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!                                                                                                   Club Members Discounts
    HOW TOthe
    he
   Notes from
                Column:                                          Chrysler two-door hardtop coupe that was cus-
                                                                 tomized by the Hurst Shifter Company and sold
                                                                                                                                Chrysler Trivia
                                                                                                                             successful rear engine dragster after a 1970
                                                                                                                             explosion in a front engine dragster took half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 C & R TIRE-TATUM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 17225 Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               15% Discount to N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix                                                 409 rejected dealers ready
                                                                 through Chrysler dealers. All 500 coupes were               his 1. What was the name of the company that preceded
                                                                                                                                  foot.                                                  Bill Luke Chrysler Jeep Dodge                           602-867-7466                                                  Automotive News, January 28, 2010
   Leadership Team                                               white with gold trim.                                           the Maxwell Motor Company? 2. In 1920 Maxwell           2425 W. Camelback Rd - 602-249-1533                     10% off on parts and labor (up to $50.00 Total                Bradford Wernle and Neil Roland
                                                                                                                                                                                         Racer Net or Trade Price on all partsWeaver Quality Shutters on all tire purchases
                                                                                                                                 had a Lee: The name of the orange (with
                                                                                                                             General glut of unsold cars with what defect? a                                                                                                                                        DETROIT – Chrysler Group will proceed with ar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               including         Discount) and 10% off
   Message from the President                                    Chrysler, Walter: Founder of the Chrysler Cor-                  3. flag on the was ) 1969 Dodge Charger
                                                                                                                             rebel In what year roofthe Maxwell Motor Company                                                                                                                                  bitration in the cases of 789 dealerships it cut during
                                                                                                                                                                                         Mopar Performance. (Typically lower than %              to all club members. (Club members must
                                                                 poration. He was previously General Manager                 driven and jumped by Bo and Luke Duke on the
                                                                                                                                 reborn as the Chrysler Corp.                                                                           Carl WashburnI.D. at time of purchase to receive                       bankruptcy last spring. 409 former Chrysler dealers
         Greetings everyone in Moparland. We are look-
    IN 2 EASY LESSONS
                                                                                                                                                                                         off pricing) Show club membership card when             present club
                                                                 of Buick and President of Willys-Overland. He                   4. The 1955 Chrysler Hazzard. one of alert: the
                                                                                                                             cult TV show Dukes ofFalcon wasSpoilerIdea Cars of                                                             Employee Owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               have filed for arbitration as of January 28, 2010.
    ing forward to our new Phoenix in the Spring Car                                                                                                                                     ordering. For Mopar Parts, call Joe @ 602-336-          discount.)
                                                                 bought the Maxwell Motor Corporation in 1923                     going
                                                                                                                             carwho? up and the car coming down were
    Show at the Brass Armadillo at I-17 and Cactus Road.                                                                                                                                 1553 Don’t forget they now sell TIRES and can                                                                               In response to pressure from rejected Chrysler
    As you know weLesson One
                      are trying something new. This is an
                                                                 and used it as the foundation of Chrysler. The              two different cars.
                                                                                                                                 5. In the 60’s Chrysler built 50 turbine cars which     special order most brands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (602) 267-7000
                                                                 first Chrysler branded car appeared in 1924. He                                                                                                                                 Superstition Springs Chrysler Jeep - Mesa.                    and General Motors Co. dealers, Congress passed a
AAR ‘Cuda: A 1970-only,show. This will be a great time
    all American brand car mid-year introduction                                                                             Govier, Galen:by 200 customers. What year did it enter
                                                                                                                                 were tested Noted Mopar authority who                                                                   218 S 15th Street Brian Hileman will give our club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Parts advisor                                                 bill allowing dealers to appeal their franchise termi-
special model built so Plymouth enthusiasts. Please              bought Dodge and originated Plymouth and
    to meet and talk to all classic car could compete                                                                        specializes in authenticating Chrysler products
                                                                                                                                 regular production?                                     www.radiatorclub.com                       Phoenix, AZ 85034-2305
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 members a discount on Mopar Performance                       nations through arbitration. President Barack Obama
in the sure toTrans-Am race series. AAR Only $10.00              De Soto. Shannon Crosier ............. 3/1
    be SCCA pre-register you car tonight. stands                               Michael Staff .................... 3/1
                                                                                                                             and options.
                                                                                                                                 6. What company built the bodies of the turbine?        Call John Thys (Yogi) 888 874 0551x 231 orwww.weavershutters.com dealership at 10% over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Parts thru him at the                                         signed the bill into law in late December. In a state-
    All an unwrapped toy for Andreas the name
for andAmerican Racers, which was Closet. Have fun               Cross Ram Induction: A style of dual four-barrel
                                                                               Don Austin ....................... 3/2
                                                                                                                                 7. What factor kept the turbine drag racer
                                                                                                                             Landy, Dick: Legendary Dodge car from production?           e-mail: JohnT@1800radiator.com make sure and            cost. You can reach Brian at 480-293-0243                     ment, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.,
    and Gurney’s race organization.
of Dan support a great teams. Gurney fielded an                  intake manifold that places the carburetors side                8. What was the average mpg rating?                     mention you are a Mopars Unlimited of Arizona                                                                         applauded Chrysler’s decision. “By reaching this
                                                                               Lois Brutsche ................... 3/3         known as Dandy Dick Landy. He was instru-
AAR ‘Cuda team. The cars were powered by a                       by side instead of inline.                                      9. What was the advantage of the turbine?
         If you haven’t heard we are also sponsoring an-
special 340-ci V-8 with a tri-power. Total AAR
                                                                               James Price .................... 3/24
                                                                 ‘Cuda: A contraction of Barracuda used to des-
                                                                                                                             mental in the altered wheelbase “funny cars” of
                                                                                                                             1964. He was a successful match from the 60’s Join
                                                                                                                                 10. Finish this advertising phrase racer and was
                                                                                                                                                                                         member.        ou
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Y can put your ad here . . . business card size free to members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SUPERCOUPS DIRECT MAIL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Club members pay just $225 (equal to the slant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               conclusion, Chrysler is affirming its commitment to a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               strong dealer network that keeps Americans on the
    other police dog by providing funds to buy another                         Joseph Glasek................ 3/28
production was 2,724 units.
    vest like we did for Jake a while back. Because of the       ignate the highest performance models.
                                                                               Ron Talley ....................... 3/27       an the Dodge Rebellion and? was a very popular
                                                                                                                                 early Fro–Stock driver. He                              Rod’s Carburetor Repair, INC.                           6 225 engine in my 63 dart) for a standard 1                  job and gives its products the best chance at success
A-Body: The Jake’s retirement has been moved back.
    cut backs, designation for rear-wheel-drive                                                                                                                                          10% off carburetor kits OR 10% off complete
                                                                                                                                Dodge in your garage
                                                                               Robert The original 1974 name
                                                                 Direct Connection:Reynolds ........... 3/30 for             member of the—traveling Dodge Performance                                                                           sided 4 color coupon to 10,000+ homes in the                  so the company can return to profitability.”
compacts like whatDart, Valiant,to a lot of us elderly
    Kind of such as is happening Duster, Demon,                                                                                                                                          carburetor rebuilds. MUST SHOW CLUB
                                                                                                                                unbelievable smoothness, low maintenance 10. Put a
                                                                 Chrysler’s high performance and racing parts                Clinics.                                                                                                            valley. Call Peter at 480-860-4050                                Filing for arbitration will cost dealerships $1,625
and first generation Barracudas                                                                                                                                                          MEMBERSHIP card for discounts! 2718 W.
                                                                                                                                7. Poor fuel economy 8. 11.5 mpg 9. Quiet operation,
    folks.                                                       program. It was an expanded version of Chrys-               Leal, Butch: Successful sixties Mopar Super                                                                                                                                       apiece. A filing signals intent but does not obligate
A/FX: The NHRA (National Hot Rod Association)
         I hope you have been enjoying your monthly
                                                                    Calendar of Events
                                                                 ler Performance Parts. Direct Connection spon-
                                                                                                                                axles. 3. 1925 4. Virgil Exner 5. It never did 6. Ghia
                                                                                                                             Stock racer known as the “California Flash” for
                                                                                                                                                                                         McDowell Rd #2. North West corner of 27th Ave           ONLY OLDIES CLASSIC AUTO                                      the dealer to actually pursue arbitration. Dealers
                                                                                                                                                                                         and McDowell. Rod Martinez @ (602) 272-4992.
                                                                                                                                1. United States Motor Company 2. Defective rear
class known as A/Factorybeen trying a few new things                                                                                                                                                                                             We Don’t Restore ‘em, We Keep ‘em Running
    club meetings. We have Experimental. This                        Mar. 6-12 Annual Motorsports Day – Tempe. and
                                                                 sored manythsuccessful seventies drag racersInfo: Bill      his prowess with a four-speed.                                                                                                                                                    can get a 50 percent refund of the filing fee if they
is the class where altered wheelbase Mopars month                outstanding performance seminars. The Direct                                                                                                                                    Right. Specializing in general service of all                 withdraw their submission in time.
    like showing some old Chrysler tapes, and this                   (602) 320-4921                                  Letter Cars: High performance luxury Chryslers                      Southwest Reproductions Inc.
competed in the sixties.
    opening up our car presentation to makes other than          Connection catalog was an industry leader.Luke’s
                                                                     Mar. 8 Mopar Officers Meeting, 7pm, Bill The               Club Leadership Team
                                                                                                                     that began in 1955 with the C-300. The designa-                     29042 No 166th Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 American vehicles built prior to 1972
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Call Club Member Ward Thompson with your                           Listing arbitrators
A100: The ‘70 and designation for compact, cab-
    Mopars, model older. Many in our club have these                 Mar. 6-9 changed to Mopar Performance.
                                                                 name was th Annual Melrose on 7th Ave. Street Fair, Info:
                                                                                                                     tion changed to 300-B in 1956 and 300-C in                          Surprise, AZ 85387                                      problems at 480-966-9887, 1842 E. 3rd St. #104,                    The American Arbitration Association, which
    classics and here is their opportunity to show them
forward Dodge half-ton vans and pickups built                        Bill or Gwen (602) 265-6743
                                                                 Direct Connection: The original 1974 name for           President
                                                                                                                     1957. Early letter cars ended with the 1965 300-L,                  623-975-2738                                            Tempe, AZ 85281, Rio Salado & McClintock Dr.                  is overseeing the process for terminated Chrysler
between 1964 and the club voted at the last meeting
    to us. Remember 1970.                                        Chrysler’s high performance Showracing parts –
                                                                     Mar. 6-Cars of the North Car and and Swap meet           John Ford • 602-978-2213
                                                                                                                     but the designation was
                                                                                                                         Vice President                                                                                                          Offering 10% off to all club members on the                   and GM dealerships, has started assembling lists
    to do this. I think it is great. If you have any ideas for       Phoenix. Info: Steve (602) 909-5200
                                                                 program. It was an expanded version of Chrys-       used again in 1999 on the                                           Year One
Airflow: The revolutionary streamlined body style                                                                                                                                                                                                total bill (Parts and Labor)                                  of dozens of potential arbitrators in each state. The
    future meetings please let me know.                          ler Mar. 6-3rd Annual Charity American Legion Rider Car
                                                                     Performance Parts.                                       Mike Wilson • 602-997-4384
                                                                                                                     Chrysler 300M (no hyphen).
used from 1934 through 1937 on Chrysler, De                                                                                                                                              Just wanted to remind everyone that club                                                                              association is sending the lists to the two parties in
                                                                                                                         Secretary
                                                                     and Bike Show – Chandler. Info: Justin (602) 570-0881
         If Imperial sedans and coupes. The look
Soto, andyou haven’t renewed your club membership                Dodge, Horace and John: The two brothers            Lift-Off Hood: Fiberglass                                           members can receive a 10% discount on all               Jax Wax Distributor of AZ, LLC                                particular cases. Both parties ultimately must agree
                                                                     Mar. 6-March Men’s Madness – Phoenix. Info: Jason        Adam Mehlhaff • 623-444-9850
    please do so tonight time and continue well.
was too far ahead of itsso you candidn’t sellto receive          that founded the auto company that bears            hoods with huge scoops                                              YearOne purchases. The discount is available on         Automobile detailing and cleaning products.                   on a single arbitrator after reviewing arbitrators’
                                                                     (602) 499-2408                                      Treasurer
    our great newsletter.                                        their name. They originally made engines for        that were used on 1969�602-284-8307                                 mail, fax or phone in orders. It is not available       Offers 10% discount to club members. 623-866-                 backgrounds, expertise, potential conflicts of interest
Air Grabber: The pop-up, driver-activated hood
         John Ford
scoop introduced on the 1970 Plymouth Road
                                                                     Mar. 13-Duane Ellsworth Post 129 Extravaganza –
                                                                 Henry Ford and were Ford shareholders. Walter
                                                                     Queen Creek. Info: Craig (602) 469-1225
                                                                                                                              Robert McDaniel •
                                                                                                                     Road RunnersEditor
                                                                                                                         Newsletter and Super
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Support our great sponsor, Bill Luke, whenever possible.
                                                                                                                                                                                         on their website, however. Just tell them you’re        8175 or www.jaxwaxofaz.com Jim and Patti                      and availability.
                                                                 P Chrysler bought out the brothers in 1928 and      Bees equipped with 440-6                                            a member of Mopars Unlimited of Arizona..               Price or orderwax@jaxwaxofaz.com
Runner and GTX. Dodge called their version the                                                                                Jenella Crosier 480-990-7458                                                                                                                                                         If they can’t agree, the association will try to pick




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bill Luke
                                                                     Mar. 14-Valley of the Sun Kiwanis Club BBQ and Char-
         Vice President’s Message
Ram Charger.                                                     merged their company with his. E-Body: The          engines.
                                                                                                                         Membership Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                an arbitrator in each case.
Altered Wheelbase: Dick Landy Russo and Steele
         Well, if you didn’t go to the pioneered the
                                                                     ity Car Show – Tempe. Info: Leo (602) 571-0786
                                                                 designation for 1970 and later “pony cars” such     Li’l Red Express: Dodge’s high impact, limited
                                                                     Mar. 20-The Good Ole Days – Casa Grande. Info: Sandi     Sue Keller • 602-978-4239
                                                                                                                                                                                               Mopars Unlimited of AZ is Invited to                  Tidbits                                                        Let arbitration begin
                                                                 as the Plymouth ‘Cuda and the Dodge Chal-               Tech Session Coordinator
                                                                                                                     production performance pickup introduced
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Special Show in California
forward placement of the front andarearof fun and
    Auction, you really missed out on lot wheels for                 (520) 876-8930
                                                                 lenger.                                                                                                                      You are invited to our 2nd Annual Benefit All              Chrysler To Retire Sebring Name & Use Fiat                 Tammy Darvish, a founder of the Committee to
better weight transfer and greater tration. These
    surprises.                                                       Mar. 20-All American Car and Truck Show – Sands in 1978. It was powered by a 360 V-8 that was
                                                                                                                              Dave Henriksen • 602-938-4364                                                                                          Platform for Successor . . . call it the chopping
                                                                                                                                                                                         Car/Truck/Motorcycle/bicycle Show. 100% of the                                                                        Restore Dealer Rights, said she thinks many Chrysler
non-stock changesthe auctionA/FXaMopars. with free
                        led to the was lot of fun                Elastomeric: Flexible, body color bumper cover-
                                                                     Chevrolet-Surprise. Info: (602) 843-3545            Club Photographer
                                                                                                                     slightly detuned for the truck’s final year, 1979.
         Like always,                                                                                                                                                                    proceeds go to our non profit organization to help          block!                                                    dealers will win reinstatement through arbitration.
                                                                      introduced in 1970.
                                                                 ingMar. 20 Phoenix in the Spring – All American              Mike Keller 602-978-4239
                                                                                                                     Little Red Wagon: •Credited with being the
B-Body:and drink. The prices on the cars seemed to be a
    food The designation for rear-wheel-drive                                                                                                                                            with the funding for the physically disabled, mentally          TURIN, Italy — Some familiar nameplates, includ-      Her family’s Darcars Automotive group, based in
                                                               Car Show – Brass Armadillo. Info: Rick (623)              Webmaster
sixtieslower seventies fullto the economy). The real eye Elephant Motor: A Chrysler 426-ci Hemi engine,
    bit and this year (due size cars such as Coro-                                                                   first wheel-stander in 1965, the Little Red                         impaired, victims of abuse, elderly and youth-at-risk       ing Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger, will likely       Silver Spring, Md., lost three dealerships during the
net, Belvedere, GTX,damage toRoad Runner,the wind so called for its huge displacement and tremen-
                                                               847-2490                                              WagonAdam Mehlhaff • 623-444-9850
                                                                                                                               was a Dodge A100 pickup powered by
    opener was all the    Charger, the cars from and
Super Bee. Billboards: Oversize graphics that a bad
    storm which tore down the tents. It looked like
                                                                                                                         Car Shows Coordinator
                                                           dous power. It was much more powerful thanGlen- a 426 Hemi. The bed-mounted engine helped
                                                               Mar. 20-HRD 82th Anniversary Car Show –
                                                                                                                                                                                         programs. All money paid out to the show is a tax
                                                                                                                                                                                         write off because it is a non-profit organization. www.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CHRYSLER JEEP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     disappear soon from the U.S. market as Fiat continues     DODGEof Chrysler and GM:in Dodge storeand a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               bankruptcies                         a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jacksonville, FL,; a Chrysler store Fairfax, VA,;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in
                                                                                                                              Rick Kaufman • 623-847-2490                                                                                            to draw the future of Chrysler closer to its own Lancia
covered virtually all of the rear quarter panels
    day for some of the owners and insurance carriers.         dale. Info: motors (small-blocks)
                                                           Chevy mouseTony (602) 397-7134 and rats                   produce full-track wheel-stands. Bill “Maverick”                    sofininc.org                                                                                                          Chevrolet outlet in Lanham, MD. Darcars has applied
                                                                                                                         Newsletter Graphic Design                                                                                                   and Alfa Romeo brands.
and part of the doors on high performance
    Sure looked like some cars were totaled.               (big-blocks).                                             Golden was the driver.                                                                                                                                                                    for arbitration in all three cases. Darvish is waiting
                                                                                                                              Ron Talley • 623-535-0524                                      Date: Sunday July 25th, 2010 at the World War 2
1971 ‘Cudas.
         Remember, our car show is this month at the                Classifieds
                                                           Exner, Virgil: Highly influential Chrysler de-            Magnum 500 Wheels: OptionalDealer Laison
                                                                                                                         Bill Luke Chrysler Jeep Dodge chrome five-                      Aviation Museum in Camarillo, California. Show time/                                                                  to see what kind of posture Chrysler will adopt as it
                                                                     whose
Billboards: Oversize graphics that covered vir- and signer Sale styling of fifties Chrysler products
    Brass Armadillo, March 20th. Please sign up early          For
                                                                                                                     spoke wheels made by the Motor Wheel Corpo-
                                                                                                                              Tony Kostelac • 602-336-1558                               judging starts: 11:00 A.M till 5:00 PM Move in time:                                                                  goes through the cases.
tually alla friend.rear quarter panels and part of
    bring  of the The Car Show is open to all American     was known as the “Forward Look.” He was made                        Chrysler called them chrome
                                                                                                                     ration. email: service@billlluke.com styled road                    6:00 A.M.                                                                                                                  “Are they going to go forward and do the right
                                                               Mopar Perf. SFI flex plate P4529751 for 6 bolt crank wheels.
                                                                 first Vice President of Styling
theCars. Spread the word. We would like this to be a big thewith 7/16” bolt converter. $35.00 in 1957. @ (602)
     doors on high performance 1971 ‘Cudas.                                                       Call Rick                                                                                   We will have Dash Plaques for Pre-registrations.                                                                 thing?” she said. “Or are they going to go forward and
Carter AFB: A cars. Don’t forget the unwrapped toy for Fargo: Canadian Dodge trucks marketed from
    show, 150+ popular Mopar four-barrel carbu-                841-4595.                                             Max Wedge: A high performance engine pack-                          All Cars/Trucks/motorcycles/bicycles are welcome.                                                                     raise as many obstacles as possible?”
    Andrea’s Closet. If you would like to help with the
retor. AFB stands for aluminum four-barrel. Twin           1936 to 1972 and sold by Chrysler-Plymouth
                                                               Instrument Panel 71’ Ply Spirit $25.00. 69’ Valiant                        1971 Dodge was offered from
                                                                                                                     age aimed at drag racing thatSwinger                                Venders, Raffles, 50/50 raffle and a kiddie’s corner.                                                                               Condensed and Submitted by: Jenella Crosier
    show, see Rick fed street call 623-847-2490.
Carter AFB carbsKaufman or Hemi engines.                       Signet 273 Auto 2 trucks were sold in Canada
                                                           dealerships (Dodgedoor Sedan, $800.00 or Best Offer. 1962-1965. Displacement was 413-ci in 1962                               WW2 airplanes on display and lot’s to see!
                                                               Dodge-DeSoto dealers). They’re the rust. $400.00 and upped to a Stage II 426-ci in 1963. Perfor-
                                                           by 2 Front Fenders for 64’ Ply Belvedere, no same                                                                                                                                             The Chrysler Sebring nameplate may not survive
         Next month is also successful full size
Charger: Dodge’s highlythe “Mopars at the Strip” car       except CallFargo emblems and tailgates.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Pre-Registration: by March 10th, 2010 $20. By
fastbackin Las Vegas. This is a great time. It that
    show (and fast¬back styled) B-Body all starts on           Pair. for Stan Hanson 602-315-1501                    mance was upped again in 1964 with the Stage
                                                                                                                                                                                         July 10th $20 and $35 onsite registration. Bicycles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2010, as the Detroit Free Press reports that a refresh
    Thursday, March 25th with a caravan originating at the Formula S: A handling-based option package has III 426.
combined performance and                                       Bob Strenge, one of our members from Flagstaff                                                                            $10 by March 10th 2010, $15 by July 10, 2010 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     planned for later this year will result in a new name
    Scottsdale Pavilion’s. Last year the caravan had over  for a friend selling a slant 6 engine and transmission
                                                                first generation Barracudas (V-8s only).             Mod Top: A rare flower pattern vinyl roof                                                                                       and extensive chassis updates for the midsize sedan.
Charger 500: This 1969 limited production                                                                                                                                                $20 at the gate.
    a hundred cars driving together from Scottsdale to                            Demon for sale. They are putting
                                                               out of a 71 or 72 “Big Daddy” Garlits is con-
                                                           Garlits, Don: Don                                         covering that was optional on 1969 and 1970                                                                                           “We’ve rolled up our sleeves and have torn apart
Dodge Charger was the Charger Daytona                                                                                                                                                         We do have indoor spacing but it’s limited. So
                                                               a V-8 the greatest drag racer of all for sale for
    Las Vegas with a few pit stops including a Show and sidered in it so the engine and tranny is time. He           Barracudas. Plymouth listed the unusual roof as                                                                                  that architecture,” Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Mar-
predecessor. The Charger 500Kingman. Don’t miss                                                                                                                                          the first 30 pre-registration that need and request an
    Shine at the Dodge Dealer in was built specifi-            $300.00   His contact number is 928-526-9432.
                                                           built his first Hemi-powered “Swamp Rat” fuel             floral vinyl roof.                                                                                                               chionne told the Free Press. “You’ll see a completely
cally for NASCAR. It had a flush mounted rear                  Wanted 1956 and continued to race Hemis                                                                                   indoor spot will get it. Spectators: $10 (children 12
    out, sign up now.                                      dragster in                                                                                                                                                                                different animal. We’re having a discussion about
window and grille for improved aerodynamics.                                                                                                                                             and under free)
         Mike Wilson
The Charger 500 designation was also used in
                                                               Wanted: 1963-1966 Valiant Signet or Dart GT in solid,
                                                                                                                               Lesson Two Next Month                                         Thanks,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Don’t forget, Bill Luke sells                tires at prices competitive with the discount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                clubs and Discount Tires!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      what name this animal should have. The jury is still
                                                               drivable condition. Call Kurt at (623)399-6193.                                                                                                                                        out.”                                The radiator emblem from
1970 on middle trim level Chargers.                                                                                    By Ron Talley fromDivision Milestones Magazine/2009
                                                                                                                                  Dodge Mopar Promotional Photo 1970
                                                                                                                                                                                             Capt. Tiffany Vague
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Call Kostelac • 602.336.1558 and mention you’re a club member. the 1931 Chrsyler Imperial.
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Members’ Participation Needed

   The club’s leadership team is planning several events for
2010. Two of the important events are:
                                                                                        What:
     Phoenix in the Spring All Makes Car Show                                                      A Show
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     March 20th • Brass Armadillo                                                                         a
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           PO Box 82873
         Phoenix, AZ 85071

         Next Club Meeting
            April 1, 2010
        Next Officer’s Meeting
           March 8, 2010

				
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