Chrysler Challenge – “Piston Broke Trophy Challenge” Sunday 18th June

Early on Sunday morning,  an enthusiastic group of 19 members met on a chilly morning at Repco in Preston, sadly our events leader Clara was unwell and unable to join us.  

We planned our travels for the day and set off towards the Lane 88 Auto Museum in Wantirna, stopping on the way to warm up with a hot beverage at the Mitcham Hotel.

On arrival at the museum we were greeted by the Chrysler Restorers Club and given a quiz sheet to complete, both at the museum and on a rally back to their clubrooms.

Lane 88 Auto Museum is a small private collection of vehicles owned by John “JD” and Margaret Dymond, who have owned Penrite Oil since 1979. The collection has been accumulated over many years and was inspired by JD’s own mechanical interest, and his love of classic cars and historic motor racing. 

JD and Margaret bought many cars over the years, but always had a soft spot for Vauxhalls and European touring cars. As such, the collection features cars from Mercedes Benz, BMW, Bugatti, and Riley, alongside several historic racing cars. In addition, they have several short-term loan vehicles to compliment the collection.  Most of the cars are driven regularly, so you will often see these vehicles on the open road or at car shows and even on the track.

A recent addition and one of the loan cars in their collection, is a custom restored car that really turned heads, a 1959 Cadillac Coupe De Ville, that’s hard to miss and really caught the attention of all members on the day.

After viewing all the magnificent cars and hearing the story of the Dymond Family and their collection, we started on the rally back to the Chrysler Clubrooms, which was only 15 minutes down the road.  On arrival, we were treated to a delicious BBQ feast and homemade desserts and given an update on the scores so far.  Lucky for us the MRADMC were ahead by 6 points going into the ‘Spark Plug Challenge’ which was to be the best of 3 rounds. The outcome ended 2 to 1 in favour of the MRADMC, who were then crowned winners of the “2023 Piston Broke Challenge” and presented with the trophy.

It was a brilliant effort by the 19 members who attended and we all agreed, it was a fabulous day all round.

Thank you to the members who participated ~

John P & Adam FFord Everest
Alan & Kerry MFord Granada
Simon P, Gino S & Steve PValliant
Robbie G & Pam AFG Falcon
Peter S & Jenny MFord Focus
Gary DFord Falcon
Neil & Lisa BCorvette
Ian & Fay BXE Falcon S pack
Trevor ESS Holden Ute
Mick & Kate TFord Mustang