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1997 - our 18th year

OLD CHRYSLER CORPORATION AUTO CLUB
(OCC INC.)
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The Old Chrysler Corporation Auto Club was born in 1979 when it was clear that Chrysler abandoned the rear wheel drive performance vehicles of the 60's and early 70's. When they no longer built them, we purchased the vehicles of that era, restored and showed them.
Strong interest exists today by the "Baby Boomers" to purchase and enjoy the car from their youth. Many members couldn't afford to purchase these vehicles at that time, or we owned them but lost them due to new "family priorities". Many of us are sorry we ever sold "our" vehicles years ago. Today we have the money and will to purchase and restore these vehicles which tend to keep us forever young. They take us back to the era that we consider the most memorable yean of our lives.
In the early years the club had a strong affiliation with the former Roe·Hoiles Chrysler dealer in Cambridge· now Cambridge Chrysler.  As years went by Wellington Chrysler Dodge in Guelph became the major sponsor of the annual MOPARFEST show hosted by our club. Today Haffner Motors of New Hamburg is also involved as a major sponsor of the annual event.
Through the efforts of Ted Woods and family  10 additional local Chrysler Dealers come together for a day to support this major Chrysler show; Moparfest. We're now in our 18th year in 1997 many clubs don't last this long. Still today some of the original founding members remain committed to the club.
Since 1988 the O.C.C. Auto Club has raised money through MOPARFEST. These funds are directed to local youth work activities. This decision was made as additional help was needed as the show grew. Today 7 local youth work organizations are called upon to assist.
Initially the MOPARFEST show was held at the KW Optimist Camp Heidelberg grounds until it was relocated in 1993 to the New Hamburg Fairgrounds in favour of the larger facilities.
MOPARFEST grand prize give-aways began in 1989. Wellington Motors (Ted Woods and family) made this possible· for this the O.C.C. Auto Club is very grateful. Up to 1988 MOPARFEST was a club event only. It was then decided to open it to the public. and allowed anyone with a Chrysler vehicle, or an interest in Chrysler vehicles in general to enter.
Rebuilt engines were offered as Grand Prize for 3 years. In 1992 restored Chrysler vehicles were offered as GRAND PRIZE for those who would pre-register for the show. The following list of vehicles have been given away since:


Show Year          

Grand Prize Vehicle

1992

1972 Dodge Charger Rallye

1993

1970 Dodge Dart

1994

1973 Plymouth 340   Cuda

1995

1969 Dodge Super Bee

1996

1970 Dodge Dart 340 Swinger

1997

1974 Plymouth Road Runner

At our 15th Anniversary the club decided to offer a "Special Anniversary· opportunity draw this would allow those who attended Moparfest a chance to win an automobile as well. We approached the New Hamburg Optimist and a local Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation to be involved with this ticket draw.
In that year Chrysler introduced the new 1995 NEON. Collectively tickets were sold on the new NEON the proceeds from the draw went to these organizations. Since then the following list of vehicles have been ticket draw vehicles supporting these clubs:


Show Year

Ticket Car Prize

1994

1995 Dodge Neon

1995

1967 Coronet Convertible

1996

1970 Dodge Charger

1997

1970 Dodge Super Bee

               
With the continued yearly growth of the event it was necessary to keep accurate records. To ensure funding would be available to properly promote the event - annual show budgets were followed and show records kept. The following growth was logged each year:


Year

Vehicles on Display

Spectator Turnout

1988

109

N/A

1989

175

1000

1990

207

1400

1991

265

1800

1992

325

2500

1993

445

4800

1994

560

5800

1995

610

6010

1996

711

7060

Participants and spectators will always get their money's worth when they attend the show. Pre-registering a show vehicle with a chance to win another restored classic Chrysler is only S25.00. Spectators can attend the show for only $6.00 dollars children 12 and under are free. Live entertainment lots of children’s activities and major door prize opportunities are part of the event.
We promote MOPARFEST as not just another car show – but a family fun day. Consistently over 100 sponsors are involved with this yearly event with 40 awards offered each year. These awards are decided by the show vehicle participants who cast votes on their choices. Chrysler / AMC / JEEP / EAGLE vehicles 1985 and older are welcomed. These must be show vehicle quality   a very clean original or limited edition low production vehicle of special interest
We're extremely proud to say that since 1989the show has raised S 168,000.00 dollars for these 7 youth work related clubs. The goal in 1997 is to raise S65.000.00 dollars through MOPARFEST and its related activities.
Count on the OCC Auto Club to continue with our youth work focus  while restoring and displaying Chrysler vehicles of the past.
Dated· November 30 1996

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