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 130 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).
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; and
Issue our club newsletter 'R & S Torque' to all members following each monthly general meeting
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 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 about the R & S Chrysler Valiant Car Club of Victoria can be made to:
- Greg Eade (Club President) on 0422 167 348
- Geoff Sarkies (Secretary) on 03 9563 1773 or email email@example.com
- Wayne Jensen (Public Relations) 0407 281 301, or
- The Secretary, R & S Chrysler Valiant Car Club of Victoria Inc. 8 Oxford Street, Oakleigh Vic. 3166