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Australia holds Valiant wake

by David Zatz on

Australians have held a wake for the death of the Valiant, and along with it the remains of Chrysler Australia Ltd, since the 20th anniversary of the last Australian Valiant (produced in 1981, resulting in a 2001 wake).  The inaugural “Chrysler Wake Run” started with a meeting outside the Sydney Cricket Grounds, proceeded through Sydney, across the harbor bridge, and up through the Hunter Valley region to Cessnock, 80 miles away. This even thas now become an annual affair.

Noel Keenan detailed this year’s “wake” and Chrysler Australia show for Allpar, providing photos of once-common and always-rare cars, a restored Valiant police car, a classic truck, and other Mopars Down Under. Click for more.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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