The Electronic Newsletter of the Chrysler 300 Club International
This Newsletter is published for the members of the Chrysler 300 Club International. All rights reserved. Publication will be at irregular intervals. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Ninth Issue June 28, 2013
In This Issue
Club Events
Feature Stories
Tech Articles
Video Corner
New Items
Members Say
Final Thought
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I was taught to respect my elders.
It is getting harder to find one.
Edition number nine of the 300 "e" news will have your head on a swivel as we look back, look at the present, and look to the future. Looking back, we have Blasts From The Past, a re-visit of articles from years ago. Looking at the present, we have the meet report from St. Louis. Looking forward, we have all the information you will need to plan for the Blacksburg meet in August.

This newsletter is for you. Let us know what you'd like to see. Your opinions are always welcome and you can click here for the feedback form. Hiho!
Club Events

Click here for the Meet Event Report from St. Louis. We have coverage of the cars, the people, and the events. Our thanks to host Ed Lanfer for a great meet.

Our fall meet will be in Blacksburg, VA hosted by Thomas DeBusk, August 21-24, 2013.
The host hotel is the Mountain Lake Lodge. The cutoff date for our special room rates is July 5, 2013.
Click here for more information.
Click here for the meet registration form. Contact Thomas DeBusk at for more details.
Future Meets:
Spring 2014 in Massachusetts hosted by Don Cole for the 50th anniversary of the "K". Date to be announced.
Fall 2014 in the White Sands area of New Mexico. Hosted by Bill Allen, September 17 - 21, 2014 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott of Alamogordo, NM.
Spring 2015 OPEN.
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.

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.

Carl Kiekhaefer
by Duane DeButts

The Second Life of a G Coupe
by George Riehl

In the next issue of 300 "e" news , Blasts From The Past will present Gloria Moon's explanation for why she is as she is, Chic Kramer discusses the EFI D
and Gil Cunningham will experience "Green Death". Don't miss it!

Tech Articles

Video Corner
#1: This video is of the 1996 Chicago meet by Dave Schwandt. The cookout at John Doko's, parade of 300's by year, the show at Catigny Park, and the George Riehl banquet surprise. 12 minutes.
#2: Don Verity presents a trip to the Charlotte Motor Speedway at the 1996 North Carolina meet. 15 minutes.
New Items

Doug Mayer has replica panels
for the L dashboard
Jean-Yves Chouinard has new choke pots available for Ram Cars

With the help of Bob Merritt, Don Cole and Jamie Hyde, the 1964 K convertible sun visors have been reproduced and are now offered for sale by Legendary Auto Interiors. Bob provided the samples to be patterned from, Don suggested that the most popular color was white, and Jamie Hyde paid for the first set to be built. These visors are of the highest quality, look exactly like the factory parts, and they will pass Concours judging. The visors even include the small chrome end clips, stitching pitch, with the correct thread diameter. The visors do not include the chrome mounts, you must reuse yours. If you want to order a set for yourself please contact Chris Robbins at Legendary 800-363-8804 extension 222, and mention that you are in the 300 club. Legendary stated that they are going to be listed in their retail catalog for $129.00 a pair plus shipping and will be offered in all the other factory colors. Upon actual inspection you will be very impressed with the quality of these replacement visors, and you should not be disappointed.

Members Say

Jeff Miklas writes:
Here is a link to a review of a book entitled
WE WERE THE RAMCHARGERS. Anyone who enjoyed the FULL JEWELED book would probably like this also. I certainly did. There is mention of the influence of the early hemis, Bob Rodger and the 300 ram induction system in the development of the max-wedge and 426 Hemi racing cars, plus interesting insight to the workings of Chrysler Corporation in the 60's.

Write us with whatever might be on your mind.
If you like picture puzzles, here are new ones. Take your pick of a drag race with 300Ls, guess who with a 300E, and a challenging puzzle of the F.

Jeff Miklas writes
I found this item while shopping for a DVD player at Walmart. The 300C profile literally jumped out at me. It is just a toy, but in this economy, this is all I might be able to soon afford!! Fun! I wonder if anyone has a photo of the real thing from back in 57 ?
Don't delay! Make plans to attend the fall meet in Blacksburg. Do it today!