** A DETAILED & PICTURE FULL STORY OF THE VALIANT CHARGER FROM IT'S INCEPTION TO IT'S DEMISE.
Chrysler enthusiasts will delight in this comprehensive book on the Australian Chrysler Valiant Chargers. The book is the result of two years of joint effort between Adelaide based motoring writer Gavin Farmer and New Zealand Charger enthusiast Gary Bridger.
Packed with around 70,000 words and 200 fabulous black and white and colour photos, including previously unpublished photos of the original designs by Bob Hubbach, the clay model and even some concepts that never made it to production.
Hey Charger contains all the information a Chrysler enthusiast could ever need to know: A complete history from concept to production; competition record; technical specifications for all models; production numbers; decoding the ID tags and engine numbers; option, paint and trim codes; R/T and six pack model description are just some of the details that are included within the pages of this book.
Also included are two chapters devoted to the Charger's New Zealand assembly and competition record where they remain the most successful production racecar in New Zealand’s history.
Hey Charger has the blessing of the DaimlerChrysler Corporation who have officially approved the use of their carefully guarded trademarks in this book - a first for any book written on the Australian Chryslers.
“My congratulations to Gavin Farmer and Gary Bridger, who have worked together to produce a masterpiece. I’m eagerly anticipating the day I’ll have a copy of my own. Hey, Charger!” Bob Hubbach, principal exterior styling designer for the Chrysler Valiant Charger
“This is the definitive book on the Chrysler Charger, revealing project secrets never before divulged. The Charger was an important, exciting and successful car in Chrysler Australia’s long history. The uniquely Australian Hemi six-cylinder engine in its various developments played a most important part in the Charger’s history. Gavin Farmer tells the story of the Charger’s design, development, production and racing history in great detail, using first-hand accounts from Chrysler employees and others involved in all phases of the Charger’s history, while Gary Bridger has added a similarly detailed narrative of the car’s success in New Zealand. It is a book I highly recommend.” Mike Stacy, Former General Manager, Power Train Engineering, Chrysler Australia Limited
“Just brilliant! This book is a must for every Chrysler enthusiast.” Chris Hays, Technical Advisor, Queensland Charger Club
“Extremely well researched and accurate.” Leo Leonard, Champion New Zealand touring car driver
"It is a delight that a complete book on the Chrysler Valiant Charger has at last been written. Hey, Charger is the result of intensive research covering all aspects of the Charger’s history, including its assembly and competition record in New Zealand. The book accurately describes the way it was — well done!" Mike Todd, Former Marketing Manager, Todd Motors Ltd, New Zealand
"With its meticulous research, cogent interviews, detailed appendices and references, rare models, many colour plates and a wealth of detail, no Chrysler, Valiant Charger or NZ racing fan should miss this one – it’s the last word." Mark Webster, NZ Classic Car magazine - book of the month
"A landmark publication about an important Australian vehicle and definitely our book of the month." Patrick Quinn, Australian Classic Car magazine
"While Hey Charger is undoubtedly an enthusiasts read specifically and will appeal to lovers of classic cars generally, it’s the fact that it chronicles the brand, model reputation and history at all that gives it added and much broader value and perspective. It is bound to become like the Charger itself – a collectors item." Sandy Myhre xtramsn.co.nz/motoring/
"The authors clearly love the Chargers and this exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated book is the result. New Zealanders will be gratified that their side of the story is fully told and is not just an afterthought tacked onto and Aussie production. A must for everyone nostalgic for the muscle car era." Colin Jewell, Northern Advocate, Whangarei NZ
A" superb addition to the motoring and motorsport archives." Roger Moroney, Hawkes Bay Weekend, NZ
"It’s one of the most comprehensive works of its type. In the same way that no toolbox is complete without a couple of crescents, no enthusiast’s bookshelf is complete without Hey Charger." Peter Gill, Sunday News, NZ
"Hey Charger is certainly the definitive work on the Aussie two door coupes and there is unlikely to be anything said after this book." Allan Dick, Driver Magazine, NZ