R & S Chrysler Valiant Car Club Of Victoria

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  THE R and S CHRYSLER VALIANT CAR CLUB of VICTORIA The R and S Chrysler Valiant Car Club was formed in 1982 to cater exclusively for R and S Series Valiants sold in Australia in 1962 and 1963.  We have approximately 115 members who share the common interests of owning, maintaining, or restoring an R or S Series.  Our family oriented club meets 11 times a year on the last Tuesday of the month except December, and conducts regular outings throughout the year.  We also attend events organised in conjunction with other car clubs.  We strive to enlighten and inform members with technical information, workshops and have a stock of spare parts. We are affiliated with sister clubs in NSW, QLD, SA, WA and the AOMC (Association of Motoring Clubs). CLUB OBJECTIVES Cultivate and promote an interest in R and S Series Chrysler Valiant Cars Encourage family and social participation in all club activities Assist and encourage members in the maintenance and restoration of their cars Promote our club and liaise with other classic car clubs who have similar aims and interests Newsletter 'R & S Torque' is sent to all members every two months and minutes are sent following each monthly general meeting.   CLUB MEETINGS Held on the last Tuesday of the month, excepting December, at 310 Burwood Highway, East Burwood (Melway 62 B7). Meetings commence at 7:30pm. Visitors and guests are most welcome. THE CARS The R Series Chrysler Valiant caused a huge sensation amongst the Australian motoring public when it came on to the market in January 1962 due to its uniquely sculpted space-age profile and outstanding performance. The dramatic and attractive styling featured unusually shaped mudguards, four headlights, tail fins and a distinctive dummy 'spare tyre' boot lid.  The vehicle had a tough 3.7 litre six cylinder in line engine, the famous 225 cubic inch 145 horsepower slant six, which out-powered and out-performed its direct rivals, the XK Falcon and EK Holden. The R Series Chrysler Valiant road-handling, braking and overall comfort beat most of the popular sports cars at that time.  Dubbed the 'road-rocket' by motoring journalists, only 1,008 of the R series were produced in a short two month period before a quick revamp.  About half were three on the floor manuals and the rest were Torqueflite push button autos.  They are now a most sought after collector's item. The R Series Valiant, and sister S Series Valiant, arrived in kit form from North America and were assembled at Chrysler's plant in South Australia.  When the last of the S series rolled off the assembly line in 1963, Chrysler had produced 10,009 of this outstanding creation. ENQUIRIES Enquiries about the R & S Chrysler Valiant Car Club of Victoria can be made to: - Paul Miller (Club President) on 0402 225 993 - Wayne Jensen (Secretary) on 0407 281 301 or email randsvaliantcarclubvic@gmail.com - Geoff Sarkies (Public Relations) 0404 689 028

Executive Committee

Paul Miller
Chris Maver
Wayne Jensen
Vice President:
Cathryn Jensen

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Full Membership

$65 per annum

New members also pay a $65 joining fee. One fee covers member and partner.

The constitution of the R & S Chrysler Valiant Car Club of Victoria
includes the following: "An applicant for membership shall own an R
or S Chrysler Valiant or intend to purchase an R or S Chrysler