WELCOME to the UK Crossfires Club Web Site!
This is the home for UK drivers of the Chrysler Crossfire. It details events, news and more. If you own a Chrysler Crossfire, let us know and please come along to one of our events. We are a growing club, and we hope to expand our size to make future Crossfire gatherings bigger and better!
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If you own a Chrysler Crossfire, then please become a member of UK Crossfires Club! You can join or renew today, or sign up at one of our meets.
This has been a most successful year culminating in the largest gathering of our cars in Europe and only beaten by 8 cars from the USA. A truly fantastic effort and support from you all.
We started the year with our AGM, the best supported one so far, which saw the existing Committee members being re-elected for another year. We must be getting something right, so a big thank you for your confidence.
During 2018 we hosted a further 15 events around the country with 253 cars attending overall and an average turnout of 16 cars per event. Apart from the 15th anniversary event in October with 76 cars attending the National events saw an average of 16 cars with regional events having an average of 8 cars. Great support as always. We attended 4 new venues this year and re-visited Castle Howard House after a 6-year absence. The most popular venue was IWM Duxford, which was quite a surprise considering the issues the previous year, with 23 cars attending. However, this was well down on the normal 30+ cars in previous years.
We recently undertook a survey with members and the committee are now reviewing how we can implement some of your feedback. Generally, the feedback was very positive but key areas to address are:
- More regional events
- Ride of the Month to be only for UK based cars
- Develop the website to publicise events and information to non-Facebook members
- Create more discussion on Facebook between members and non-members
We thank you for taking time to complete the survey as it really helps us understand what you are looking for from the Club.
And so, as another year closes the work starts on the 2019 events programme. 2019 will also be a year of consolidation and review for the Club which has seen a phenomenal growth since the first informal meeting in 2008, when 6 owners met, to now over 600 owners on the mailing list today.
On behalf of my fellow committee members can I wish you and your family and friends a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and a huge thank you for your help and support during the year.
Mike Darby - Chairman
On Sunday 14th October 2018 a little bit of history was made for the UK Crossfires Club when it celebrated the 15th anniversary of the first cars registered in October 2003.
In what can only be described as awful weather conditions, 76 cars made the trip to Claydon House in Buckinghamshire to line up for a truly unique event in, not only the Club’s history, but also in that this was the largest gathering of the iconic car anywhere in Europe. Initially it was thought that this may have been the largest gathering anywhere in the world but on the 29th October our hopes were dashed as we were told that 84 cars assembled for the Tail of the Dragon drive in the USA in 2010. However, we know that if the weather had been better a further 10 cars would have been present, so a moral victory in our eyes. Particularly when you consider that the UK only registered c.4,500 cars out of the 76,000 totally produced, with the majority being registered in the USA.
By Mike Darby
Many of you may know that during my time with the Club I have been lucky enough to be able to re-unite the two Startechs that Chrysler UK used in 2004 to promote the Crossfire and both cars have been seen in many editorials with the, now, famous aerial shot.
In October 2011 Steve Walsh, the then Leader of the Club, wrote an article which is on the Club website under Owners’ stories. This is the latest on the journey of these two cars.
New MOT rules come into force on the 20th May 2018. This link details the new rules: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mot-changes-from-may-2018-guidance-for-mot-testers/mot-inspection-manual-changes
Joining UK Crossfires is going to be the best thing you’ve ever done for your car - you’ll get to meet new people, have access to a range of membership benefits, as well as meeting new people and having fun with your car.
We’ve got a great lineup of benefits that you will be able to access once you’ve joined. We’ll be able to tell you more about these very soon - final details are being put together.
Please read our club rules before joining. Please also read our data policy, which tells you how we handle your data. By joining, you agree to be bound by them. Membership is payable annually at the beginning of each year and covers a period of 12 months from 1st January to 31st December each year. Membership is £20 per year
Want to join or renew your existing membership? Join, or renew your UK Crossfires Club membership here. (Opens in a new tab or window)