THEY never thought it would get as big as this.
Chryslers on the Murray, which started with 24 cars 21 years ago, attracted more than 650 cars at the weekend and dragged more than 10,000 car lovers to the Albury-Wodonga event.
“It’s been a steady growth,” Albury-Wodonga Chrysler Club member Brett Saggers said.
He said the event was a great money-spinner with most participants staying on the Border for a week.
Club treasurer, Wodonga electrician Troy Holt, said an Australia-wide passion for Chryslers had turned the show into the biggest in the southern hemisphere.
He said nostalgia — “goods times when we had muscle cars” — drove the show.
“It’s about lost youth. You look back to simple times, especially in this day and age when things are so complicated.”
Mr Holt, 44, said most Chrysler lovers had a parent who owned one.
Mr Holt spent three years restoring his father’s old work car, a 1976 VK 770 Charger that had done 486,000 kilometres.
“It all good memories,” Mr Holt said.