• Mar 26, 2007
Click the above image for a high-res gallery of Drew Phillips' photos from the event

Spring Festival of LXs – that's the official name of the event, but we doubt many will make the connection to Chrysler's current crop of Hemi cars – you know, the hot-selling, multi-configurable, rough-and-tumble Charger/Magnum/300C platform. It would probably be better to rename it as the Modern Hemi Car Event or some derivitive thereof. Well, whatever they call it, close to 400 cars were in attendance (340 registered cars) at the DaimlerChrysler west coast headquarters in Irvine. Lots of SRTs in the group, too.

Besides all of the proud owners, special guests included Burke S. Brown (chief engineer of the LX vehicle program), Kris Pakizer (Chrysler 300 brand manager), Zoran Bogdanovic (Charger and Magnum brand manager), MOPAR's drift master Sam Hubinette, and of course, DUB, with several of their modified LXs including one of only two officially approved Barbie Edition specials with pink-over-silver paint and Swarovski crystal highlights. The event even hosted a wedding between two LX owners.

Saturday was the fun shine and show, but on Sunday class reconvened at California Speedway in Fontana. The participants had a lot to choose from during their track day. They were allowed to run on the road course (which includes part of the Speedway oval), they could do an autocross session, try their foot at the burnout contest, or even take a lick at the donut competition. We love when manufacturers rally the troops and treat them to a special day enjoying their vehicles they way they were meant to be.

[Source: Muscle Car News]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      sooo. is this the small penis car show?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Re (Mr.) Orangedrink, post#5, you're boyfriend doesn't call you "stubby" because you are short in the height department. No doubt you are jealous that you cannot afford one of the great performance LX vehicles. Someday, when you grow up, you will appreciate the performance, power and styling of these vehicles. Until then, dream on...

      • 7 Years Ago
      FYI
      mull this one over...
      some of those "ghetto" cars were running lap speeds of 1:23 at the 1.5 mile infield track at the California Speedway yesterday...
      yep, no performance at all - all bling - not.
      not bad for 4,000 pounds and 4 doors...
      Can you race on the track during the day and then take your family of 4 out to dinner in the same night in the same car?
      As a comparison the fastest of the Porsche group in attendance yesterday was in the 1:10's.
      A completely tricked out Porsche GT3 Cup car - driven extremely well.
      Lates,
      cbutler32
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey Orange Woooseee, go check on your Prius, remember every gallon of gas you save, is one more gallon for me to use in frying my tires, and blasting by you at 150+ MPH. Better move your Prius over when you see me in your rear view mirror, you won't have time to think twice about it. Small Penis, only my wife would know that, but she's sleeping after being pleasantly satisfied. HEMI's Rule
      • 4 Years Ago
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      • 7 Years Ago
      Make that pin one go away... I have seen that car on the street 2 times in Irvine... If you can believe it the car looks even worse in person, and carries the plate BarbiLX or something... The rear still makes me cringe as it has glued on svortski crystals on it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      all I can Say Is WoooooooooooW
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'll take a Super Bee in B-5 blue or a silver SRT Charger with a carbon fiber hood and trunk, some M&H cheater slicks and a nitrous bottle in the trunk, heh, heh........
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stop everyone! Get rid of all of your performance cars now! Trucks too! From every make! Otherwise, Orangewus might think you have a little penis and we wouldn't want that now would we?? Go out and buy a base model accord and civic, camry and carolla too, so we can all have big penises!
      • 7 Years Ago
      First of all, they don't all have HEMIs. Most of the vehicles pictured are 5.7- or 6.1-liter cars, but there are a few 2.7s and 3.5s as well. Also, the car is a 300, the 300C has the HEMI. And yes, many of them are over the top, but there's no law against ruining a good design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like my black r/t charger without all the bling
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hard to become excited about any Chrysler car--even those that don't look like cars for pimps and/or drug dealers.

      Chrysler's parent has made it well known that it would like to rid itself of this bastard child. There's no reason to speculate on anything new or different from this company until it has a new owner.

      Nothing this company does means squat until its fate is known.
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