Chrysler Museum site of charity car show

June 7 event benefits local organizations

Eric Kaminsky - June 03, 2014 09:00 AM


A variety of cars gather at the 2013 CEMA charity car show.

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Scene at the 2013 CEMA charity car show.

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Attendees at the 2013 show view the displays inside the Chrysler Museum.

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This is one of the few days a year that the Chrysler Museum is open to the public.

The Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan, will be the site of the annual Chrysler Employee Motorsport Association (CEMA) charity car show this Saturday, June 7.

All makes and models of cars and trucks are welcome.

The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the museum, which closed on December 31, 2012, will open its doors for car show participants and spectators. There is no charge to enter the museum, but it will be accepting donations for two charities: Leader Dogs for the Blind and Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers.

This year’s show, the 25th annual event for CEMA, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Dodge and 50th anniversary of the 426 Hemi. During the show, there will be two special presentations inside the museum. Starting at 9:30 a.m., members of the Chrysler Design Office will present “Birth of a Car.” They will highlight the early sketches and inspirations leading to the new 2015 Jeep Renegade and 2015 Chrysler 200. At 11:30 a.m., John Wehrly will talk about the “426 HEMI, the Early Years.” Wehrly is the retired engineering manager for the 426 Hemi and Dodge Motorsports. Both sessions will include a time for questions.

In 2013, more than 400 vehicles participated, with approximately 2,500 people in attendance. Organizers are expecting larger number this year.


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