50th Anniversary of the Valiant Charger

In August 1971, the very first Valiant Charger rolled off the production line at Tonsley and quickly established itself as one of the most iconic Australian designed cars of that era. They were sleek, they were fast and they were Chrysler’s top selling car.

In October 2021, the Chrysler Car Club of SA is holding a 3 day event and we would like your Charger to be a part of it.

Check out the Chugtober Presentation here or the rest of this post below for more information.

Want a commemorative Chugtober T-shirt? Check the link here for details of how to order yours today: How To Order Chugtober T-Shirt

Friday 8th October – Cruise to The Bend for laps and lunch. Departing 9:30am to arrive at The Bend for 12 noon

Gather on the corner of Greenhill Road and Portrush Road on the lawns of Burnside Village. Enter via Portrush Road carpark. Gather from 9.00am for a departure at 9.30am SHARP. Grab a coffee from the café at Burnside Village and check out your competition for the track laps at The Bend. Our track time is booked for 12.00noon and you MUST pre-register. Bookings are essential – CLICK HERE for details and to book.

Following the laps, we will have Lunch in the Rydges Hotel overlooking the track before returning to Adelaide at your leisure.

From 5.00pm there will be an informal gathering at The Tonsley Hotel for a beer, or hang around for a meal. It could be your last chance to visit the Tonsley before it is demolished for the widening of South Road

Saturday 9th OctoberScenic Cruise to the Barossa for lunch. Departing 10.00am

Cruise through the majestic Adelaide Hills  on a scenic route to the Barossa Valley and park in safe surrounds for Gather on Wakefield Road in the Adelaide parklands at 9.30 am for a scenic cruise to the Barossa via the long route ! Fill your tank with juice and follow the cruise route up through the Adelaide Hills. CLICK HERE FOR THE CRUISE ROUTE.

Display your car at front of Penfolds Cellar Door and Stein’s Taphouse at Nuriootpa whilst you have lunch at either Ember Wood Oven Pizza or Stein’s Taphouse . Return to Adelaide via Mallala for a Charger line-up photo shoot on the race track start line.

If you plan to come for lunch, please SMS the Club phone (0412 426 360) to advise whether you wish to eat at a) Ember Wood Oven Pizza, or b) a Burger and Beer at Steins taphouse, and the number of people attending.

Sunday 10th October50th Anniversary display day. Kings Reserve, Thebarton. 10.00am-3.00pm.

Enter from 8:30am via Ashwin Parade at Thebarton, opposite the Brickworks Market shopping Centre. Cars will be displayed for the day on the oval. Enjoy lunch at one of the café’s in the shopping centre or the West Thebarton Hotel.

Adelaide’s Coast FM will be broadcasting live from the event on the day.

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