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WELCOME TO CHRYSLERS ON THE MURRAY
The 28th annual Chryslers on the Murray will be held on 13 & 14 March at Gateway Lakes Wodonga, where the ‘spotlight’ is on US Muscle – the all American muscle cars from around 1962 – 1974.
It celebrates an era where all the manufactures were in a ‘big horsepower’ race, releasing wild colours and options that became famous. We saw them feature in classic shows such as Dukes of Hazard and movies like Vanishing Point.
Albury Wodonga is home to the biggest annual Chrysler show in the Southern Hemisphere, held in March each year.
Hundreds of proud Chryslers owners from across Australia travel often hundreds of kilometres to attend the event, formed and hosted by the Albury Wodonga Chrysler Car Club since 1992.
Chryslers On The Murray annual celebration of Chryslers is a family friendly event, held near the banks of the Murray River at Gateway Lakes in Wodonga.
From humble beginnings in 1992, the event has grown to attract several hundred Chrysler enthusiasts and their families from across Australia. While numbers continue to grow, the event has remained true to its core, still run and organised by passionate Albury Wodonga Chrysler Club members.
Chryslers on the Murray was created by the Albury Wodonga Chrysler Club, a social club formed in 1990, dedicated to Chrysler produced vehicles of Australia and American design across all eras.
The first car show, Mopars on the Murray was held in 1992. Now known as Chryslers on the Murray, the show has grown to become the largest Chrysler show in the Southern Hemisphere.
The first annual car show was called Mopars on the Murray and was an initiative of the Albury Wodonga Chrysler Club in 1992. A one day Show ‘n’ Shine, the event saw 60 Chrysler vehicles in attendance on the banks of the Murray River at Hovell Tree Reserve in Albury, NSW.
In the following years the Show ‘n’ Shine was expanded to a two day event and included a number of drives or ‘Runs’ to the local tourist attractions and wineries. A swap meet was added to the show in 1995 and has been successful in attracting specialist Chrysler vendors from across Australia. Entrants and enthusiasts alike now travel to Albury in the hope of finding that elusive part.
Chryslers on the Murray continues to grow, due to it being professionally run, even though all work is carried out by volunteers. Costs are kept to a minimum through sponsorship and support from businesses and corporate partners, as well as grants and support from Local and State Government.
Over the past few years, in excess of 700 Chryslers have journeyed to the Albury-Wodonga area to celebrate the Chrysler breed, making this event the largest Chrysler show in the Southern Hemisphere. A mighty effort and one of which we are proud, considering our club is one of the smallest Chrysler Clubs in Australia.