CEMA Charity Car Show 2014

CEMA Charity Car Show 2014Presenting one of MCG’s favorite Motor City events: the annual CEMA car show at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum. Here’s the story with a big photo gallery. 

 

 

CEMA is short for Chrysler Employees Motorsports Association, a worthy organization made up of Chrysler workers, past and present, who also happen to be racers and car enthusiasts (CEMAclub.org). This marked the 25th edition of the club’s annual charity car show, which this year was held in support of Leader Dogs for the Blind in Rochester, Michigan, and Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers in Centerline, Michigan.

Traditionally, the show is held on the grounds of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum at Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills.  Although the museum is no longer open to the public, unfortunately, Chrysler management continues to make the grounds available for the show and opens the museum’s doors for the day.

Chrysler brands are well-represented at the CEMA show, not surprisingly. However, the show is open to all makes and models and features a fabulous variety of automotive eye candy. You’ll find a very small fraction of the many hundreds of vehicles at this year’s event in the gallery below.

 

2011 Dodge Challenger Kevin Smith
1965 Ford Falcon Sprint Vincent Porcelli
1964 Plymouth Belvedere Petty Tribute Ray Mrosewske
1953 Bentley R Saloon Mark Kretz
1965 Plymouth Belvidere II Convertible
2001 Plymouth Prowler Michael J. Tomlin, Jr.
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe Bob Fulkerson
1932 Ford Roadster Jerry Parent
CEMA Charity Car Show 2014
1934 Dodge DR Convertible Coupe Diran and Joyce Yazejian
1912 Ford Model T Speedster
Mazda RX7 Lou Rhodes
1941 Plymouth PT125 Pikcup Mary and Patrick Opipari
1961 Chrysler 300G Mark Davis
Dodge Touring Car truck
1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder Joe Moch
1969 Dodge Charger Daytona RHD John Pappas
1952 Nash-Healey Al Ruckey
1952 Jaguar XK120 replica Lou Schneider
1935 Chevrolet Standard Coach Randy Martin
1968 Dodge Dart Hemi LO23 Joe Hilger
1970 Plymouth GTX Jeff Dowbenko
1926 Ford Model T Roadster
1921 Doge 4Dr Touring Don Marentette
1986 Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo Kevin Stepinski
1971 Plymouth Barracuda Duane Walczak
1972 Demon Ramchargers Funny CarJim & Julie Matuszak
1972 Plymouth Duster Kevin Hagle
1970 Dodge Coronet RT Convertible Ted Smith
1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Stan Ashcraft
1961 Chrysler 300G engine Mark Davis

2011 Dodge Challenger Kevin Smith

1965 Ford Falcon Sprint Vincent Porcelli

1964 Plymouth Belvedere Petty Tribute Ray Mrosewske

1953 Bentley R Saloon Mark Kretz

1965 Plymouth Belvidere II Convertible

2001 Plymouth Prowler Michael J. Tomlin, Jr.

1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe Bob Fulkerson

1932 Ford Roadster Jerry Parent

CEMA Charity Car Show 2014

1934 Dodge DR Convertible Coupe Diran and Joyce Yazejian

1912 Ford Model T Speedster

Mazda RX7 Lou Rhodes

1941 Plymouth PT125 Pikcup Mary and Patrick Opipari

1961 Chrysler 300G Mark Davis

Dodge Touring Car truck

1963 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder Joe Moch

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona RHD John Pappas

1952 Nash-Healey Al Ruckey

1952 Jaguar XK120 replica Lou Schneider

1935 Chevrolet Standard Coach Randy Martin

1968 Dodge Dart Hemi LO23 Joe Hilger

1970 Plymouth GTX Jeff Dowbenko

1926 Ford Model T Roadster

1921 Doge 4Dr Touring Don Marentette

1986 Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo Kevin Stepinski

1971 Plymouth Barracuda Duane Walczak

1972 Demon Ramchargers Funny CarJim & Julie Matuszak

1972 Plymouth Duster Kevin Hagle

1970 Dodge Coronet RT Convertible Ted Smith

1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Stan Ashcraft

1961 Chrysler 300G engine Mark Davis

3 thoughts on “CEMA Charity Car Show 2014

  1. Thanks for joining us Bill. We had approximately 500 vehicles onsite, a record for us. The museum was enjoyed by 2200 people during the day. Thanks to the donations may the charities will benefit by the generosity of those who attended and CEMA. See you all next year!

  2. It was painful to be reminded of the Prowler. Such a great idea gone bad. They didn’t have to put a V8 in it but they should have made it big enough for one to be installed. The H. R. Giger grille and headlight treatment didn’t do it any favors either. Damn regulations.

    Nice to see a Model T that proves they weren’t really all black.

    I would never have guessed in 1970 that I’d eventually be nostalgic over a lowly Duster.

  3. From about 1964 to about 1974, Chrysler, well Dodge and Plymouth, turned out some really neat cars. They made those late 50’s and early 60’s models look like cartoon cars with the streamlined styling of the mid 60’s and early 70’s cars. I always wanted a 71-73 Cuda or Challenger.

    It’s too bad that quality and styling went downhill in the late 70’s and 80’s. I think it turned a lot of people against Chrysler for a long time.

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