The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
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Issue 58 January 17, 2022
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
Members Say
Those Were The Days
Final Thought
Chrysler 300 Club International
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My memory is so bad
I hide my own
Easter eggs.
Tom Cox, our host for the spring meet, writes: "We are hard at work on the April meet in Greenville. You can make your reservations now, see below. We have events planned that I think you will find interesting. We will have details in future issues of the ENews and Club News, and you can also check the events page for updates."
Bob Jasinski and Rob Kern, our hosts for the fall meet, write: "The 51st Annual Fall Concours Meet will be held from Sunday October 9 to Thursday October 13, 2022 in California. The host hotel is the Double Tree Hilton Pasadena/Monrovia, CA. Rooms are $149/night. A fabulous agenda is planned with finalized plans to be announced at the Greenville, S.C. spring meet.
Charlie Vrana writes: I am one of the organizers for the Greenwich Concours car show which will be held June 5, 2022. This year we will have a special class for Chrysler 300 Letter cars. We are looking to have one of each year. I have a 55, C, F, G, and a L but I need the B, D, E, H, J, and K. Please contact Charlie Vrana at 718 683 0900 or email If possible call me first on my phone 8 AM-9:30 PM.
Now and then we mention the source list. We started this reference file more than 20 years ago and some of the information was outdated. Noel Hastalis took on the task of reviewing the 700+ entries, getting current information, and deleting expired businesses. Thanks go to Noel for providing this much needed update.
Have you ever been frustrated looking for something? Let's say you want to search the club website for references to Daytona. There is a trick: go to your browser and type the website URL followed by a space and then the search word. In this case it is Daytona         Bingo, you have your search results.
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Club Events

Spring 2022: April 27 - May 1, 2022 in Greenville, South Carolina. Hosted by Tom Cox and Jim Benson, our hotel will be the Greenville Marriott. The room rate is $135/night. You can make reservations by calling the hotel at 864-297-0300 and mention the Chrysler 300 Club name to receive the special room rate or use this link.

Fall 2022: Tentatively planned for Sunday October 9 to Thursday October 13, 2022 in Pasadena, California. Hosted by Bob Jasinski and Rob Kern, look for details in the next ENews.

Future Meets:
Spring and Fall 2023: These meets are available. Contact Ray Jones at or Carlton Schroeder at

Feature Stories

New Old Event Reports

Chicago, Il - May 15 - 18, 1996

Spencer, NC - September 25 - 28, 1996

Tech Articles

1957-1959 Gauges

by John Grady
300F Console Survey


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

Video Corner
Coupe2 license plate light

Coupe2 map light

Coupe2 driver door

Grille Medal Install

Members Say

Ken Mack writes:
I read your article on the 64 300K and 4 speed. You mentioned that only 82 Ks had a 4 speed. I have a 64 300 sport, 413 4 speed, 355 posi. leather seats, pw, AMFM. Does anyone know how many 64 300 Sports had a 4 speed?

Charlie Valentine writes:
I love my new pneumatic bladder jack that I bought on Amazon. On my 4 post lift it will be quick and easy to jack up my 300's or my 65 Barracuda. Tire up off the lift in 4 seconds and I still have 4 more inches of lift. It's 6.5" tall and it will extend to 16". Very easy to also use it on the floor.

They are still out there.
These pictures are from just last month as a "barn-find" 300G is hauled to its new owner.

Michael Alexander writes:
Hello all, I just have to share this very unusual and special happening. I was privileged to receive Terry's/Mark's Terra Cotta 300 F for my 75th Birthday. Last evening was a wonderful party by my family (very special!). And the edible pastry chef recreation of the 300 F below is the most special, beautifully beastly, clever cake ever! Kindest of holiday regards to all, "In 300's We Trust"

Noel Hastalis writes:
Along with a few other fellow 300 Club members, I had the pleasure of meeting Jack Child this past Tuesday, when he was in town here in Chicago. Andy Mikonis, Frank Troost, Allan Pozdol and I met with Jack, who came to see Frank Troost's collection of Mopars. Jack had seen some of the 'mycarstorywithlou' videos of Frank's cars, produced by Lou Costabile who also joined us there, and reached out to Frank to set up the visit. With my 300-F also sitting in Frank's building for the winter, I welcomed our mini get-together.
Richard Huss writes:
I wanted to share my story. 2 1/2 years ago while logging onto RM Sotheby’s action site to bid on a 63 Corvette ( I did not win} I inadvertantly and unaware, bid on and won a Chrysler 300G. Monday after the action I was notified of my purchase. My first reaction was that it was a scam and I contacted Sotheby’s to report it. After many emails and conversations and a few weeks later my “new” car arrived. Clyde was in need of a total restoration. Clyde gave me a purpose for the next 2 1/2 years. After removing all the trim interior and engine, I hand stripped (aviation Paint Remover), repaired rust while removing and repairing many prior “repairs”. I followed this with 2k primer and single stage paint in original Alaskan White. I sent the engine out for restoration while I started the interior work. Materials from Quirey”s, sent the bumpers to be re-chromed. Sourced polished or repaired most of the damaged trim while I sorting and rebuilding the instruments and electrical. Got the whitewalls from Coker. This past weekend drove it around the block. I am sorting the brakes now. Take a look.

Jim Birr writes:
I am excited to announce that I have finally started restoration on my 300F after way too many years of it sitting in the garage. The car was transported to a shop and is totally stripped down for full on rotisserie restoration.

Michael Alexander writes:
My 1963 300 Pace Car just won 1st at the Sunshine (Ocala, Florida) show. My Terra Cotta 300 F did not...... It won Best of Show. Oh Yeah!
Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
Those Were The Days

Allan & Lloyd Moon with their F circa 1972.
A few pages from the 1958 Motor Life. It is interesting to read their predictions.
We also have a review of the 1958 Chrysler. Click here.
Something a little different

Noel Hastalis writes:
I was at our Club member Frank Troost’s working on my F today, and his mechanic happened upon a curious attachment bolted to the underside of Frank’s ‘57 NYer TorqueFlite. It appears to be a trans fluid leak drip pan, with an Allen head bolt on the end that actually did allow a little fluid to drain out. The NYr is an early build - #1057 - placing it in the 1st 6% of ‘57s, judging by our NewsFlite #164 listing. Has anyone ever seen one of these?