The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Fourteenth Issue April 21, 2014
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Out The Door

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Spring has arrived and with warmer weather on tap, the deadline is getting near for our spring meet in Mystic, CT. Take a minute and make your plans to attend.
In this edition we feature Jack Wiltse's video of our 1999 meet in Carmel. I've seen Jack at many meets with his camera, and I am glad he took the time to make this tape. I look forward to more of his tapes too!
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Club Events

Spring 2014. Don Cole is our host as we celebrate the 50th birthday of the 300K with our annual spring meet June 11-14, 2014 in Mystic, Connecticut. Our host hotel is The Quality Inn, 9 Whitehall Avenue, Mystic, CT. The hotel phone: 860-536-4281, the rate: $99.00 plus applicable taxes. Mention the Chrysler 300 Club to get this rate. You can come up to 3 days early and stay up to 3 days late for this rate.
The deadline for hotel reservations is May 14th, the deadline for meet registration is May 6th.
Mystic is close to many New England attractions such as the Mohegan Sun Casino and shopping center , the Nautilus Museum, and the Mystic Seaport & Aquarium. Click here for details of events, activities, and the meet registration form.

Future Meets:
Fall 2014: This will be a joint meet between the 300 clubs hosted by Bill Allen. The date is September 17 - 21, 2014 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Alamogordo, 300 Panorama Boulevard, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310. Take advantage of the $94 rooms/$99 suites available to us if booked by July 1, 2014.
The White Sands Balloon Invitational will be early Saturday morning September 20th and early Sunday morning September 21st. Click here for more information.

Spring 2015: To Be Announced.
Fall 2015: In Macungie, PA, hosted by Mark Souders, Tony Rinaldi, and Tony Bevacqua. August 5-9, 2015 for a Joint Meet celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Chrysler 300 Marque.

Spring 2016: In Holland, Michigan with Keith and Judy Boonstra.

For more information, contact our meet coordinator Ray Jones at
Feature Stories
Blasts From The Past
From newsletters of the 1970's and 80's, here are stories that haven't seen the
light of day for years and deserve another look.

Paul Mallwitz's speech at the Pittsburgh
meet in 1982 with new comments
from Burt Bouwkamp.

Murray Park by Jane Park

In the next issue, we re-visit Jack Chrysler's 300B.
Tech Articles

J and K Parking Brake Cables
FGHJ Seat Back Springs
(Video 5:38)

We are looking for new technical articles. Please send whatever you think is helpful to

Video Corner
We have four videos by Jack Wiltse of Larry Jett's Newark California meet in 1999. Jack did a great job recording the event. The four videos break the meet into easy to watch pieces. If you attended the meet, you will enjoy seeing familiar faces once again. If you missed the meet, you have four new adventures to enjoy.

Click here for Part 1, about 19 minutes long. See sites along the way, meet & greet of club members at the hotel, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and more.

Click here for Part 2, 13 minutes. The group gathers at the hotel for the trip and the visit to the Blackhawk Museum.

Click here for Part 3, 11 minutes. We have the cook out at the Jett Ranch and the Newark parade and car show.

Click here for Part 4, 18 minutes. Gil Cunningham conducts the awards presentation. Our meet hosts Larry and Sandy Jett speak at the banquet. Jack and Marlou drive back to Michigan.
Members Say
Carl Bilter writes:
Todayís project on the J was to remove the rear seat cushions, rear door panels and associated trim in preparation for interior detailing and refinishing of the original leather rear seat cushions with Leatherique. Upon removing the rear seat back, I find a build sheet intact and tucked under the seat springs. However, upon extricating the build sheet and reading it I find it is not for a 300J! Clearly a careless screw up on the assembly line. From what I can tell the build sheet is for a Cyprus Tan (YY1) Newport 9 pass wagon. The body code (559) makes no sense but the power tailgate clearly means itís a wagon. The scheduled build date is 3/12/63, which is one day after the scheduled build date on my J data plate (3/11). Oh well. [Click photos to enlarge.]
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