Monday, March 31, 2008

Freeway & 300C

I tell you, women drivers are a hazard to traffic. Driving to work this morning on the freeway in my 300C , I looked over to my left and there was this beautiful woman in a red Chrysler 300C doing 90 miles per hour with her face up next to her rear view mirror putting on her eyeliner!
I looked away for a couple seconds and when I looked back she was halfway over in my lane.
It scared me so bad I dropped my electric shaver in my coffee, and it spilled all over my GPS unit!


Sunday, March 30, 2008

The 300C in Spain

The 300C is getting more popular everywhere, there is a new website in Spain devoted to the 300C called Foro300C it's written in Spanish of course. On the bottom left is a option for english and you can always use Google translator on the posts that need more translation.


Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nitrous Machine Gun Purge for a 300C ?

These are kind of kinky, but you got that nitrous enhanced 300C SRT8 and you want people to know you are around ! Two different styles of purge kits look like fun at the very least. I found this first one at Zex Machine Gun Purge Kit - Blue LED. These guys are closed March 28-to April 5th, orders can still be made I guess, just FYI. Any way they say

"Want to make them really take notice? Install the new ZEX� Machine Gun Purge Kit, and you�ll really get their attention. We even include a set of ear plugs to ensure your personal noise protection. The Machine Gun Purge Kit pulses any purge kit on the market, regardless of brand. Release nitrous with a �machine gun� blast of noise and color to let them know you�re nitrous equipped."
I don't know if you really need the ear plugs but it sounds good.
OK the videos aren't of Chrysler 300C s but it's all I could find. Without digging a lot.

Here is another flavor- a smoker


Friday, March 28, 2008

Unique Hemi Power machines

The Hemi is a wonderful power source for the 300C and apparently Chrysler had a few more Hemis laying around than bodies back in 2005 . I ran across this unique use for Hemis at Chrysler had a "What Can You HEMI?" contest. Until the event, the HEMI engine was only found in Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicles. With the power and torque of the 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI engine,

the grill can cook 240 HEMI dogs in three minutes and is covered by more than 330 square feet of steel. The contest involved people sending in concepts for machines that could be powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. Five of the best ideas became semi-finalists and Chrysler engineers then built working models of the concept machines. The event was won by a Hemi-powered trike with a custom 4-foot wheel (bottom left image) but some serious machinery filled the placings – such as the Hemi Snowblower (centre) and Hemi paper shredder. Check out the images of all the finalists inside.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Another 300C Speeding Stop

A friend of mine was out for a fast ride last week one sunny day in his Chrysler 300C SRT8. Luck would have it. When An officer showed up out of nowhere pulled him over and began to issue a traffic ticket. "How did you know I was speeding?" my frustrated friend asked.
The cop pointed somberly towards the sky.
"Oh no-- You mean that even He is against me?"
"Na", the cop told him, "we got a radar helicopter up there"


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2009 Challenger R/T & SE

I'll never get over it , 2008 is barely startedDodge presented the 2009 Challenger R/T and SE at the New York Auto Show. It's not a 300C but. Now that the big boy 425-horsepower Challenger SRT8 about to be on the street, now we get to see what most of us could afford. It's not that they are shabby in the least. The Challenger R/T is powered by the company's 5.7-liter HEMI V8, but revisions to the engine result in an output of 370 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. According to Chrysler, the new-generation engine's fuel consumption will improve by 5 percent.
The really good news to me is, 6-speed manual will be available with the 5.7 Hemi, which will be tuned to produce 375 horses and 404 lb-ft of torque. The R/T will be equipped with standard 18-inch wheels, and 20-inch wheels will be available. With the manual, the car is said to reach 60 mph (0-96 km/h) in under 6 seconds. Even the mighty SRT8 doesn't get the manual transmission.

The Challenger SE will be the base model, and will receive the 3.5-liter V6 that develops 250 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The 6-cylinder engine is mated to a 4-speed automatic. It will get you there with the look but not the power.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Best Custom Painters for 300C

If you want to give your 300C a super custom look these guys say they do the best custom paint, body, and interior work in the nation. That is a big statement. But a Chrysler 300 deserves the best !

News Headlines402 Motoring Builds the Ride of Your Dreams
As of July13th, 2007 402 Motoring not only does the best custom paint, body, and interior work in the nation, 402 Motoring has now added a performance divis..."

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Noisy 300C

Now in my experience Chrysler 300C owners as a group are a pretty savy and sharp group. But like any group the range of people in it has a bell curve. For instance this one young fellow brought in his 300C to a mechanic because of a constant clunking sound when going around corners. The mechanics report was thus;" Taking the car out for a test drive, I made a right turn, and a moment later I heard a 'clunk.'I then made a left turn and again heard a 'clunk.' Back at the shop after opening the car's trunk, discovered the problem. Promptly I returned the repair order to the service manager with the notation, "Removed bowling ball from trunk".


Friday, March 21, 2008

How not to Destroy a 300C

The car being utterly destroyed here is not a 300C and no matter how much I didn't like my boss. If he had a Chrysler 300C I would not be able to destroy a 300C in a manner like this. The power here is incredible


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Chrysler 300C in-car Internet Access

I am under the impression you will be able to put this in your 300C.

At the New York International Auto Show, Chrysler announced it would be the first car company to provide in-car Internet access.
The feature will be added to existing vehicles by dealers beginning this year and later be installed on the assembly line, said Frank Klegon, Chrysler's product development chief. The technology will allow passengers to search Web pages using signals from mobile phone towers. Consumers initially would need a subscription to a wireless phone carrier to ensure uninterrupted coverage.

"We want to make the radio itself a WiFi port," Klegon said.

The announcement came the same day that chief executive Robert Nardelli said Chrysler planned to expand sales in its Mopar parts division by targeting owners who want to customize their vehicles. via...Washingtonpost


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cooking in Your Chrysler 300C

Since we decided we don't want to eat in our nice Chrysler 300C cars any more. The next thing is don't continue to cook in your 300C car !
If you must cook I encourage people to use the motor to heat their hungry man meals .

I understand if you have a long commute to and from work, you may be tempted to cook food in your 300C. Mindless interior cooking can really lead to overeating. Don't wreck your beautiful car by cooking in it, if really hungry cook on the hemi 5.7 until you get home, better yet, don't stop at all and do all cooking for yourself at home. Before you know it, you'll break the habit of eating out or cooking in or on the hemi.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Eating Drinking in your 300C

Do you eat food or allow people to eat in your 300C? Drink in your 300C ? Not drink and drive of course , those old days of road tripping are pretty much over . What about fast food drive-through windows and eating in your car.
Modern eating practices tempts us to eat in our car as a habit: get over it. If you have a nice car like a Chrysler 300C you don't want the interior ruined by grilled chicken sandwich and french fries parts left over from lunch but it does happen occasionally if we're stuck in the car for a long time, long trip, or all day errand-running... little kids always seem to spill or drop something under the seat. I hate the smell of fast food, so it's a big pet peeve if my car smells like rotting fast food...
I don't keep my car perfectly clean, but I've learned that if I don't allow food in the car. As comfortable as the Chrysler 300 is I enjoy sitting down with my family and eating and relaxing. So even when we're on the road and eating fast food or real food I find a park or eat inside the fast food restaurant rather than in the car.

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patty's Day 300C

Here in celebration of St. Patty's Day is a real green greenish 300C


300C Power & Economy

Upscale power at a mainstream price is relatively recent according to some automotive pundits. Power is never cheap but the Chrysler 300C comes close to being inexpensive for what you get. All the computerized brains designing the autos and using computers in the auto managing today's engines optimize fuel use and deliver more power.
It's not just "Environmentalists" who are vocal and raise concerns but more and more of the rest of the public. Powerful sporty cars like the Chrysler 300C SRT8 have always been and remain a niche market. Automakers say today's big engines are techno-marvels that also deliver credible gas mileage. Today, everybody would like fuel economy and performance, but people are willing to pay more for one or the other Car companies aren't always focused on where consumers are going. Car companies need to get the hint this time !

Saturday, March 15, 2008

300C in the Middle East

If you are in the middle east looking for a Chrysler 300C there are dealers in these countries Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia I couldn't find a dealership in Israel, Syria, or Iran.
I don't know why but to me it is funny or maybe just weird that they emphasis the MDS over there used in the .5.7 - liter HEMI V8 engine with Multi-Displacement System (MDS), 340 horsepower 390 lb-ft of torque, the most horsepower in its class. MDS allows the engine to operate on four cylinders when power demands are minimal. This provides the power of a V8 with economy of a large V6.

Of course if one wants to move along quickly you should have a 300C SRT86.1 - liter SRT HEMI engine with 425 horsepower and 420 lb-ft torque (Standard on 300C SRT8).

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ole and Lena & Their 300C

Ole and Lena Had just signed the papers their new 2008 Chrysler 300C the other night and were trying to decide where they should go on a little road trip. Ole so asked Lena which is farther the moon or Florida ?
Lena's response was well Florida of course you can see the moon from here you can't see Florida.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Immortal 300C SRT8

Found this at the Noblesville Daily Times, written by one Casey Williams I think a true fan of what he calls the "Immortal Chrysler 300C SRT8" here are some excerpts:
Big and fast
"Zero to 60 in the low five-seconds, 0-100 mph in under 17 seconds, 0.89g on the skidpad, and four-wheel Brembo disc brakes to match. If the performance in question did not come from a full-size, five-passenger, rear-drive American road scarfer, you would think a Corvette or Mustang GT was lurking about. But, there isn’t. These numbers are from the elegantly rambunctious Chrysler 300C SRT8."

Eloquent and powerful
"Chrysler’s 300C SRT8 makes me want to put on a tuxedo, speak pretentious English, and go thrash pretenders at the drag strip while cackling out a window filled with smoked rubber. One look at the performance figures elicits that response. Open the hood and examine the car’s 6.1-litre HEMI V8, connected to a Mercedes-derived five-speed automatic transmission, to really get giddy. The power train puts out 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, or about 25 percent more power than the “baby” 5.7-litre HEMI in the non-SRT 300C. Fuel economy, not surprisingly, is less than economy car frugal at 13/18-MPG city/highway."

"These features are expected in most luxury cars. However, the 300C SRT8 is also available with Sirius BackSeat satellite TV (includes Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network), Sirius Satellite Radio (still loving the Elvis station), in-dash navigation, Infinity speakers, power adjustable pedals, remote starting (even better for cold weather), and LED lighting in door bins and cup holders. SRT8-specific seats grip every part of your body while a reconfigurable dash display shows performance data, including lateral gs during cornering. Cool carbon fiber trim dresses up the dash and console. Newly available adaptive cruise control allows drivers to set their speed and let the car adjust for traffic."

All Weather
"Last week, I awoke to 4 inches of snow under a layer of ice. After scraping the SRT8’s windshield, I began to tremble. The thought of piloting 425 horsepower connected to a rear-drive chassis and steamroller tires caused nausea. While ESP, traction control, and ABS brakes got a thorough workout (the dash light never quit blinking), the car was tame and manageable. Fortunately, the Interstate was plowed and well salted. All the better on which to give the engine a thorough workout."

"It is a type of muscle car, whose days are numbered, except in the garages of those who will proudly own them decades from now."


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Song of 300C SRT8 6.1supercharger w/nitrous

Although it is fun watching videos like this. It is too bad some of the language takes it from a G to a R rated video in my book.
Anyway, the song of power the Chrysler 300C SRT8 6.1 liter supercharger w/nitrous bottle gives off, is truly a song to enjoy. Cool


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Google's StreetView Preferred Vehicle

These are supposed to be part of Google's StreetView mapping initiative . Note they are not Chrysler 300s but some cramped little vehicle. They are used for an ambitious project to collect street level photographs of just about every road in the America,the cars are equipped with roof-mounted cameras capable of shooting 360° photos. Since the photo taking is automatic there are some real interesting photos that have shown up. I would much prefer a Chrysler 300C if I were going to spend my time sitting in a auto driving around the country.


Monday, March 10, 2008

The Future of Chrysler 300C

The rear-wheel-drive of the Chrysler RWD LX platform, will survive the new fuel-economy regulations as Chrysler is keeping its around for the next-generation Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger. According to a report by, Chrysler has big plans for the 300 and Charger including a major facelift for the 2011 model year. TCC insiders say that while big updates are planned for the HEMI engine Chrysler.
The cars will arrive in 2010 as a 2011 model year with bold styling, row roofline and a more updated interior.


Sunday, March 09, 2008

Best Choice of Chrysler 300Cs

Just for Fun today I did a Yahoo auto search for used Chrysler 300Cs for sale of any year across the country. Interesting results. It looks like the last place I would look for a used Chrysler 300C would be North Dakota. It seems the north east and east coast have the most for sale. The western states and central have fewer for sale but I think a lot of those states have so much distance between cities the 300C would be a ideal vehicle for those situations. They must keep their cars and California apparently they don't sell they customize. :)

Alabama 226
Alaska 3
Arizona 81
California 297
Colorado 57
Connecticut 389
Delaware 471
Florida 211
Georgia 333
Hawaii 6
Idaho 19
Illinois 539
Indiana 658
Iowa 393
Kansas 104
Kentucky 465
Louisiana 129
Maryland 118
Massachusetts 333
Michigan 429
Minnesota 204
Mississippi 118
Montana 3
Nebraska 49
Nevada 201
New Hampshire 261
New Jersey 514
New Mexico 30
New York 334
North Carolina 306
North Dakota 1
Ohio 384
Oklahoma 139
Oregon 79
Pennsylvania 473
Rhode Island 330
South Carolina 263
South Dakota 26
Tennessee 510
Texas 150
Utah 20
Vermont 307
Virginia 398
Washington DC 477
West Virginia 185
Wisconsin 502
Wyoming 49

Friday, March 07, 2008

300C Speed Trap

I was talking to this guy I know that had a real nice pimped out Chrysler 300C, two-tone light-dark green . He was saying a buddy and him were out cruisin one nite and got pulled over by a highway patrolman at a speed trap. He said the officer walked up, complemented him on the 300C and asked for his driver's license and registration, my friend didn't get it quickly enough, suddenly whacks the him on the head. Talk about negative attitude, "That's for not having your driver's license ready," he snaps. "I ain't got all day." After he issues my friend a ticket,then he walks around to the other side of the car and whacks the other guy in the head.
"Owwww!" hollers the passenger. "What'd you do that for?"
"That's to make your dream come true," replied the cop. "I know that when you'd gotten a half-mile down the road, you were gonna say to your friend here, 'Wish he'd tried that with me!'"...


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Interview with Chrysler 300C Creator Ralph Gilles

I came across this interesting interview with Mr. Ralph Gilles: How To Create Cool Cars

By Gary S. Vasilash, Editor-In-Chief/Automotive Design & Production/

“So, how does it feel to be a suit?”

And with that question, Ralph Gilles, the man who is undoubtedly the reigning rock star of U.S. car designers, a man who is lauded far and wide for his design of the breakthrough Chrysler 300, stares back with incredulity, arrayed as he is in something of a designer’s uniform, the obligatory black (sports jacket) on black (shirt) on black (trousers) on black (shoes), with nary a tie in sight.

“A what?!?”

“Well, you know, a suit—an executive—after all, you’re the vp of Jeep/Truck and Component Design for Chrysler Group. An exec. A suit.”


This isn’t going so well. Gilles is not in the least bit happy with this characterization. He’s been with the company since ’92 when he joined the Design Office as a designer, the year he received a BSc from the Center [now “College”] of Creative Studies in Detroit. In the following years he has been a manager (’98), senior manager (’99), and then director (’01) in the Design Office. In ’05 he was named director of the Truck Exterior/Interior Design Studio before quickly getting his present position. A meteoric rise for a man who turned 36 in January.

“A suit!”

Well, I guess that characterization is belied by not only what he’s actually wearing, but also what appears to be a Little Tikes TotSports Golf Set* he has in his office in the Chrysler Technology Center. He’d been told that people at his level are expected to play golf—well, suits do, anyway—so . . .

One of the things that Gilles emphasizes about the way work is done at Chrysler is that it is not the individual, but the team that matters. The entire group of people who are responsible for transforming ideas into sheetmetal. Simply stated: “One designer by himself with the greatest sketch in the world won’t mean a hill of beans if he doesn’t have the engineering people and the management behind him.”

He cites, for example, the experience that he’d had with the 300. He explains that about two years prior to his receiving the brief to develop the vehicle’s design, people were working on the vehicle, defining what the vehicle was to be. Fundamentally: “A V8-powered, rear-drive, five-passenger luxury sedan.” About which Gilles says, “In that lies the design of the 300. The idea of the car was already there.” Of course, that’s sort of like a sculptor who is presented with a block of marble and can “see” the finished work within.

But he points out that there are some key design drivers defined by those words: because it was to be a V8-powered vehicle, there needed to be a hood of certain dimensions. Because it was to be a five-passenger car, there needed to be a certain proportional area. Because it was to be a luxury vehicle, it required a classic silhouette.

But then, of course, Gilles needed the support of the executives in the organization to approve his approach as well as the support of the engineers who would be tasked with transforming the design into an automobile. (He observes that so far as he is concerned, the actual manufactured 300 is better looking than the 2003 concept car.)

This, of course, leads to a question of, simply, How? How do you get people to go beyond the ordinary, the expected? After all, there are cars that can be defined as “V8-powered, rear-drive, five-passenger luxury sedans” that don’t hold a candle to the 300. So how does Chrysler get the next one (or in the case of Gilles’ new position, the next Dodge Ram)? His simple answer: “Empower them. Support them.” Which are key things that he must do, now that he is in a position where he is no longer on the screen designing. He amplifies: “A beautiful part about Chrysler is the culture. Since this company’s been around it’s been a bit of an underdog culture, a scrappy, risk-taking culture.”

There is also an awareness of what it takes to be competitive in a market where there are a seemingly never-ending flow of new products to market: “Everyone does a decent product. So why would someone buy a Chrysler versus any other? It has to have an element of passion. I think the passion comes through loud and clear on a lot of our products because of the energy that starts at the design table—and obviously the engineers understood it because they did the layout. The end user can feel it.” All for one and one for all.
But there is another element to Chrysler’s history and its culture, which is a certain frugality. In other words, people within the company understand that they must be cost sensitive when they do their jobs. So how does that affect design? It could to a considerable extent, Gilles admits, but then goes on to explain that making their designs both possible and practical are computer-aided tools such as simulation. As he puts it, “When you have to invest cubic dollars into a tool, you might play it safe unless you have the data that says it’s OK to take this risk.” As an example of making something possible, he references the comparatively small windows on the 300, which he admits “was a tough one.” The question was whether they’d be found acceptable by the market. “We were able to show our management that the aesthetic pulls the car away from the crowd and makes the vehicle distinctive, sporty, and more interesting.” The simulation allowed the executives to see the way the car would look before it was actually built with some of the aforementioned stacks of cash.

This leads to another example, one that goes to the point of practicality or produce-ability. “In the old days we might have said that we’d calm a fender form down, take a radius out to simplify the design.” They’d be inclined to be more cautious because the only way they’d really understand what they had would be to create a stamping die and produce the actual part. But now they’re able to make the assessment while the design is in virtual form.

Providing simulation with the level of props that Gilles’ own design chops have been lauded with, he remarks, “Cars are approaching almost a conceptual look because of this technology.”

A suit? Maybe in position. Certainly not in practice.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

300C Poetry

I came across this cool poem at the Chrysler Blog a fellow by the name of Alvin Love, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, a Chrysler enthusiast sent this poem to the Chrysler Blog and was recently selected for publication by the International Library of Poetry, a vanity publisher, for his poem,

"My Chrysler 2006."

The car of the year is finally here
With a title that's very dear.

Chrysler 300C is the car for me.
It's the greatest car that ever will be.

It has gone the extra mile in its style,
With its delightful details make it all worth the while.

It takes off like an airplane jet.
There's no comparison to it yet.

It drives like riding on clouds of air.
It will take you from there to anywhere.

This smooth riding car has stood the test.
That's why it's considered to be the best.

My Chrysler 300C is the car with prestige and quality.
The most delightful car you ever will see.

It's the most stylish car one could ever buy
Because of its attraction to the very eye.

Alvin C. Love

A cool poem I do believe.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Pulled over in the 300C

Things I have never said to a policeman after being pulled over in the 300C and neither should you.
* So, uh, you on the take or what?
* Gee, Officer! That's terrific! The last officer only gave me a warning, too!
* Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
* What do you mean, "Have I been drinking? You're the trained specialist!"
* I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer.
* Sorry, Officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
* Aren't you the guy from the Village People?
* I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police \ officer.
* You're not gonna check the trunk, are you?
* Didn't I see you get your butt kicked on Cops?


Sunday, March 02, 2008

Chrysler 300C Hybrid in Future ?

I know the photo isn't a hybrid 300C but it could be. I saw a list recently of the top 10 cars that, if they were sold with an hybrid option their companies will have a benefit. They had the Chrysler 300C on that list. If the 300C sold with an hybrid option their image would not be affected in a negative way.. I think it would be a good thing for Chrysler. The hybrid could very be a legitimate power adder like turbo or supercharging. Think about it, if it were possible to add 100hp to a 400hp v8 with an electric motor that could only improve a cars image. Of course the battery technology has to come a lot further so that weight can be kept down, but power is power. I would take a future hybrid Chrysler 300C if it were able to outrun the current Chrysler 300C.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Wedding+Chrysler 300C= Champagne Start

"Make the perfect start to your journey into married life with our stunning, and luxurious Chrysler 300c's. We provide Champagne, a choice of colored ribbons and flowers. You can expect a professional and experienced chauffeur driver on your wedding day to ensure you arrive relaxed and on time." You find a lot of ads like this. The Chrysler 300C is a great Formal or Wedding Car! As they say "You will certainly make a statement when drawing up to your bridle or formal venue in this modern yet classic style comfortable 5 seat sedan." Or bring the whole wedding party in a super stretch 11 place 300C Limo.(Disclaimer:I do not rent-lease any autos) There are a lot of rental places that focus on the 300C as vehicle of choice for a special event. Not only in the U.S. but around the world, very popular in Australia and England for example.