When was your Crossfire Made?

Had a quick chat with Chuk Colombani on the American Crossfire Owners group on Facebook and he gave me a quick way to check when your pride and joy was made, not when first registered which is a different story altogether.

I will use Mr Gray our Crossfire as an example of how easy it is once you know where to look.

Firstly open your drivers door and locate the data badge, this is normally by the drivers door here in the UK.

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Then look for the Vehicle identification Label.

Look at the Date of MFR (Manufacture) on the top left of the label

Ours reads 01/05 which is the date format which is Month/Year

Therefore Mr Gray was manufactured in January 2005

The second piece of information is MDH (Manufacture Day an Hour) which in directly under the previous information.

Mr Gray reads 013110 This format is Month/Day/Time

Therefore ours is January 31st at 10.00am

So from now on we will have a bit of a party for its birthday.

When was yours manufactured?

Let us know.

Safety Warning, Fuel Line Check

A motorist was left devastated after his Chrysler sports car burst into flames and was completely destroyed just half an hour after he bought it.

Paul Gregory spent £3,700 on the convertible Crossfire, which he bought from a used-car dealer in Sevenoaks, Kent. Just three miles into the 250-mile journey back to his home in Manchester, the 10-year-old car suddenly caught fire.

Karl Edmundson Had an issue with his fuel line several months ago. He found an issue with a pressurised fuel line near to the fuel pump and filter. The line had been chaffing against the bodywork and was almost worn through.

Photo by Karl Edmundson

Given the fact a Crossfire suddenly caught fire due to a fuel problem it may be worth checking your cars. All you need to do is jack up the rear offside wheel, take off the wheel then you can check the lines all around the fuel pump and filter. Don’t just look at the lines feel the lines for signs of any wear.

If it does wear through you will have pressurised petrol spraying around the area of the catalytic converters. Karl has said that he knows of at least one person who did check their car after he posted and did find they had the same issue.

Crossfire Successes at the Starts and Stripes Show at Tatton Park

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Mick Allsopps Winning SRT6 Roadster

Mick Allsopp’s SRT 6 Roadster swept the boards at the Stars and Stripes American Car Show last weekend. He won 1st place in the show and shine competition, 2nd place best standard car and 2nd place best in show. He wasn’t the only winner.

Jo and Michael Ramsey won the farthest distance travelled to the show. They travelled from Sunderland in the North East. They should have also got the prize for packing the most kit in a Crossfire Roadster. They managed to get a five man tent, a camping stove, sleeping bags, clothes and a table into the boot and still get the hood down. Impressive to say the least.

Taking second place in the Show and Shine was John Gillen and last but not least was Karl Edmundson who picked up 3rd prize for best standard car with his SRT6 Coupe.

Karl Edmunson, Mick Allsopp and John Gillen with the trophies

New member Eddie Betts got a prize for 3rd place Best Modified with his Crossfire Roadster fitted with Lambo doors.

Eddie Betts NA Coupe with its Lambo Doors

The show is one of the UK’s premier events for lovers of all things American! Huge Fins ‘n’ Chrome cars from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s including Muscle cars from all eras to the very latest models! Corvettes, Mustangs, Cadillacs, Hot Rods, Custom Cars and more plus the famous Wall of Death. Over 100 memorabilia, American lifestyle and general trade stalls. Live music and even a `Wild West Shoot Out’ and lots more entertainment for all the family. This year the UK Crossfire Club teamed up with the Chrysler Enthusiasts and Owners Club to make an even bigger impression with a fantastic range of vehicles on display. Karl the organiser of the UK Crossfires said ‘Joining forces with the Chrysler Enthusiasts and Owners Group was a great experience , they are an absolutely brilliant group of people and a huge thanks to them for helping making the event highly enjoyable’. A big thanks to everyone who turned up over the weekend.

Friday 15th May 2016 – 25th Anniversary Laon Historique

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Laon Historique is the biggest Classic Car pilgrimage into Europe with over 500 cars expected to attending our 2016 event!  Join us on the 25th anniversary tour to the ‘annual Laon Historique’, a non competitive event dedicated to any type of vintage, classic, sports and kit car.

The city of Laon will hosts this classic car parade of over 1000 classic and vintage cars from all over Europe.  On Saturday the fun begins as all of the participants make their way to the registration point to sign on for the weekends events.

Here you’ll collect your rally plate and joining instructions for Saturday’s organised run.  Then on Sunday morning, all of the participating cars assemble in the old town ready for the highlight of the weekend, the ‘closed street run’.  

As the name suggests all of the streets are closed to traffic. The route extends over 6kms and includes a hill climb  with hairpin bends as you make your way to the old town centre . Spectators line the streets to watch the biggest cavalcade of classic cars and sports cars in Europe.

  • Return P&O Ferry Crossing (upto 5 Days)  from Dover/Calais*

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Laon & Surrounding Area

  • Buffet Breakfast each Morning

  • Entry Fee to the 2016 Laon Historique

  • Participation in Saturday Rally

  • Participation in Sunday ‘Closed Street Parade’

  • Optional Participation in Monday Morning Run

  • Commemorative 25th Anniversary Rally Plate

The Crossfires on the 2015 Laon Historique

The end of the event our group lined up before the trip back to our hotel.

The Laon Historique is the biggest UK Classic Car pilgrimage into Europe with over 280 cars attending the 2015 event!  The event is a non competitive event dedicated to any type of vintage, classic, sports and kit car with cars coming from all over Europe.

On Saturday the fun begins as all of the participants make their way to the registration point to sign on for the weekends events. After collecting a rally plate and joining instructions for Saturday’s organised run. you then navigate your way through over 100 miles of beautiful french countryside, passing through small villages and driving on great open roads.

Then on Sunday morning, all of the participating cars assemble in the old town ready for the highlight of the weekend, the ‘closed street run’.  As the name suggests all of the streets are closed to traffic. The route extends over 6kms and includes a hill climb  with hairpin bends as you make your way to the old town centre .

Spectators line the streets to watch the biggest cavalcade of classic cars and sports cars in Europe. This year Crossfires were in attendance. Steve Walsh in his SRT6 Karl Edmundson in his SRT6 and John Eccles in his NA and Thomas Griffiths in his NA all had a great weekend.

Steve Walsh’s SRT6
Karl Edmondson’s SRT6

 

John Eccles in his Crossfire NA

 

Thomas Griffiths in his Crossfire NA