Chrysler 300 Club International
Fall Meet in Pittsburgh, PA
August 17-19, 1989
Billy Korbel, Bill Worden, Candy Bryant, Eleanor Riehl
Jeff’s 1967 Hemi B-bodies
Billy Korbel, Gay Winegar, Eleanor Riehl, Jim Krausmann, Bill Worden
George Riehl looking for a place to park
"Where is everbody?"
Bill Elder washes his K convertible
Sue & Brian Jewhurst, Don Rook, Rene Kroeger, Mark Rayner, Tom Turner
Vern Graber's K
Val Jeffers' G
300C of Bill Spear
300E convertible of Al Vannice
C300 owned by Dick Shelar
300H cvt owned by Ron Wenger
Under the hood of the C300 owned by Jeff Diehl
300 Hurst owned by Roman Robaszewski
Bill Elder and George Riehl
Photos by Bill Elder
Fall Meet, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Justin Miklas (age 9)
started when Don and Pat Cole showed up at our door one week before
the meet. Don hung around all week and helped organize. Thursday
was awesome! Tons of classic cars parked in my yard. Someone even
did a burnout up my driveway – twice. Get real you may say.
Wrong! George Riehl. Everyone was invited and we had tons of food.
Plus, all the kids had a mega-awesome time.
the judge’s meeting, but mostly standing around waiting for
arrivals. That night was a business meeting that was not for me.
dawned pouring. Bogus! Wait a minute, why do I care? We have a
drive through shelter and by noon it cleared up for outdoor
activities. The banquet at Michelle’s was superb. Too bad we
gave the wrong directions. “Bummer!” To our expectancy,
it rained Saturday night. Sunday was warm and sunny. The meet was over
but we had all of the leftover food for all the leftover people. We
had great cruises planned for both nights. Darn, it rained. As the
dash plaque said, - Pittsburgh – America’s most liveable
city – it forgot to mention, only if you are a duck.
I pity anyone who washed their cars.
Annual Fall Meet Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jeff and Leslie Miklas
What more can
we say? Thanks for coming. The lack of planned activities was
deliberate. This was to be a totally laid-back beer and bullshit
weekend. Some folks kindly even voiced their approval. The sights
and sounds of Pittsburgh and the numerous facilities of South Park
were there to enjoy at anyone’s leisure.
THANKS GUYS –
hotel was in close proximity to Pittsburgh’s largest “cruise
area”. We had hoped to “cruise the park” both
Friday and Saturday night, but naturally, it poured with a vengeance.
Our 1982 meet was in the Spring and it poured, so we got smart and
scheduled this meet in the Fall – and it poured. Tell you
anything about Pittsburgh?
activity that became quite popular was that age-old favorite “getting
lost”! Yes, meet hosts did give the wrong directions! Some of
the die-hard members, with an enthusiasm fueled only by the thrill of
the unknown, actually thrived on their efforts and energies expended
to finally find the banquet; however, … some did not.
We had a
great time, seeing old faces and new. In quantity, the turnout was
very poor for a club this size, but it was quality.
thanks to George Riehl for resurfacing our driveway Thursday night!
It’s been a good six weeks since the meet and the new rubber
surface has not dulled a bit.
to Gil Cunningham. He not only washed down our driveway on Sunday
with anti-freeze, he even resealed it with a good amount of rear axle
300s at the Meet
Diehl, Dick Shelar; 300B: Ron Berkheimer; 300C: Bruce Brownell, Scott
Kettering, Jeff Miklas (cvt), Bill Spear; 300D: none; 300E: Al
Vannice; 300F: Mike Burke; 300G: Gabe Knapp, Val Jeffers, Billy
Korbel, John Rebolj; 300H: Candy Bryant, Bob Crawford, Gil Cunningham
(cvt), Ron Wenger (cvt); 300J: George Riehl; 300K: Jerry Kocur (cvt),
Ray Clark, Vern Graber, Bill Elder (cvt); 300L: Lew Fraser, Jeff
Hurst: Ray Jones, Allan Moon, John Pflugfelder, Roman
1st Place Vern Graber 300K 832.5 points
Dick Shelar C300 650 points
Jeff Diehl C300 517 points
2nd Place Albert Vannice 300E cvt 782 points
3rd Place William Spear 300C 762 points
1st Place Billy Korbel 300G 884.25 points
2nd Place Val Jeffers 300G 790 points
3rd Place Rod Wenger 300H cvt 776 points
1st Place Bill Elder 300K cvt 870.25 points
1st Place Roman Robaszewski 869 points
3rd Place Ray Jones 703 points
People’s Choice Bill Elder – 300K cvt
Long distance Gil Cunningham – 300H cvt – 966 miles,
Luck Gabe Knapp – 300G – distributor problems, towed in
Thanks to Bill Elder for typing this article for the web