SCC Home - SoCal Challengers Car Club Sun, 07 Apr 2023 01:21:52 -0700 SoCal Challengers Car Club en-gb SoCal Challengers Attended the 8th Annual Spring Festival of LXs

sf 2013 group sm 1SoCal Challengers (SCC) attended the 8th annual Spring Festival of LXs held at the old El Toro Marine base in Irvine, CA on Saturday, March 23rd 2013. It was an amazing event that started out with meeting our friends from NorCal Challengers and Central Coast Challengers at the Yardhouse building for the roll-in to Spring Fest.  This year SoCal Challengers had 44 members attend Spring Fest.  There was more than a mile of Challengers in line to enter the event.

Once at the event, we started to set up shop and sell our custom designed, limited edition, SoCal Challengers T-shirts that were designed by SoCal Challengers member Jon Sibal. All proceeds from T-shirt and lanyard sales will go to benefit our charity which is the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. We ended up raising more than $2,000 for our chosen charity.  The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund benefits the men and woman of our military that have been wounded in battle. All of the members of SoCal Challengers would like to thank you for your purchases and allowing us to give back to our charity.

sf 8 twitter ad404Other key moments at Spring Fest was having the head of SRT Design, Mark Trostle, sit with us under our canopy and speak with us for a bit. This is where Mark Trostle signed up for Twitter and sent out his first ever tweet.  

SoCal Challengers member Chris Sawyer ended up winning the raffle for a 4 piece roll cage worth $1,200.00!  During our group photo we were privileged to have the President and CEO of SRT Ralph Giles present. All of us know how down to earth Ralph is, and we appreciate all he gives back to the LX community.  Another amazing experience at Spring Fest was having SoCal Challengers member Israel Magana's mom's tamales. I think 100 tamales were eaten in a matter of minutes, with no exaggeration on that number. Please thank your mom for all of us Israel . The last thing I would like to mention was having one our club's founding fathers, Jeff Lowe, attend SF with us.  Most of us didn't even he was attending so he pulled off quite a surprise. Jeff has moved to Washington and his presence has been truly missed.

sf 8 shirt a9504SoCal Challengers would also like to welcome the 4 new members that joined our family at Spring Festival. Jose Martinez-Gonzalez, Michael Williams, Richard Taylor and Randy Brambila. All of us in SoCal Challengers welcome you and we all look forward to having you guys around for the various events that are planned for this year.

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SoCal Challengers 2013 Election Results

group 2013At our annual meeting in February we elected new officers. David McIntosh is the new club President, Jason Ford is the new club Vice-President and Israel Magana has been elected club Secretary. Greg Smith will remain as club Treasurer and Phil Bowdoin will remain Director of IT. To our outgoing officers, we would like to extend a big thanks. To our newest club members, Ron Durham, Andy Durham, and Stanley Chau, we would like to extend a big welcome. Feel free to use the contact us link to get a hold of any club officer.

The potluck that was put together by the members and their families was truly amazing. Quite an assortment of foods.

Congratulations to SoCal Challengers longtime member, friend, and Dodge Challenger owner Karl Schello for making it on the cover of Mopar Muscle Magazine (May 2013 issue) with his 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT/8. Talk about another SoCal Challengers car club exclusive! There is a good article in the magazine about Karl and his mission to excite Mopar fans. Be sure to grab a copy of the magazine. If you didn't know, Karl built the first Modern Mopar Challenger to run over 200 MPH in the standing mile.

This club is not just about speed, it's about the Dodge Challenger and people sharing information about the car they love.

SoCal Challengers members Michael Barry, David McIntosh, Sam Covelli, Jon Sibal, Tom Burger and Israel Magana attended the 2013 Rotary - CARe Show. Take a look at our media gallery for some photos from the show.


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SoCal Challengers Car Club in the Year 2013

blk joka d1b9fThe year 2013 looks to be another great year for SoCal Challengers car club.  Our first get together for the year has been scheduled for Sunday, January 13, 2013, 10:00am - 12:00am.  Please see SoCal Challengers Breakfast Meeting on our event calender for full details.  SoCal Challengers members please log in to this web site and let us know if you plan to attend by checking the box next to "Attend", on the event page.  This is a great opportunity for people that are thinking of joining the club to meet us and hang out. Stop by and grab a bite to eat if you can make it.  For more information on membership please see Join the Club.

If you have an event you would like to see put on the club's calender please post it in the forum or use the Contact Us link in the menu on the left.

SoCal Challengers elections are coming up in February.  The date has not been announced, but we will let you know as soon as possible so that you can make plans to attend and vote.  The position of President, Vice-President and Secretary are open, so think of who you would like to nominate for those positions.

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Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Spring Fest 2012As this year comes to a close, we'd like to take a moment to thank you for your continued support of SoCal Challengers car club. On behalf of the officers of SoCal Challengers, we wish all members of our SoCal Challengers family a safe and joyous holiday season, and a prosperous New Year.  To see our Facebook year-in-review page please see: 2012 Year in Review.

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SoCal Challengers Member Karl Schello runs 201.7 MPH!

karl 201 mphOn Saturday, September 29, 2012, SoCal Challengers member Karl Schello set a Modern Mopar record at the Mojave Mile.  The Mojave Mile is a one mile, standing start, timed event.  Karl drove his 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to a speed of 201.7 MPH.

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SoCal Challengers Members Attended the 13 Annual Cruisin' for a Cure Show

crusin for a cureOn Saturday, September 22, 2023 SoCal Challengers went to the 13th annual Crusin for a Cure car show.  Our members had a great time socializing, and at the same time supporting a good cause - CITY of HOPE's Prostate Cancer Program.  SoCal Challengers members present at the show were Brian, Jim, Phil, Chris, Mellow, James and David.

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SoCal Challengers Attends the 5th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show

Wounded Warriors Car ShowOn Sunday, August 12, 2012 SoCal Challengers attended another great charity event at WyoTech's 5th Annual Wounded Warrior Car Show in Long Beach.  It was a great day to have a show near the beach to stay cool.  The brass band playing music was a special touch.  I think Karl may have convinced some of us to come out to Mojave Mile in September!  Nice job!  There were so many great classics at the show and the highlight of the day was the presentation of a 2012 Jeep Wrangler to Sgt Matt Amos, a combat veteran who was wounded in Iraq in 2006.  He reminds us all of the sacrifices our men and women make everyday to protect us and preserve freedom. Congratulations to Sgt Amos!  In attendance was the Sawyers, James, Phil, Alex, Tom, Dave, Karl, Brian, Mike & Michael and Israel.

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SoCal Challengers Attends the San Dimas Sheriff's Booster Club Annual Car Show

San Dimas car show 2What a great time SoCal Challengers had at the San Dimas Sheriff's Booster Club Annual Car Show on Sunday, July 29th 2012.  The SoCal weather was great and we had a lot of shade trees so we didn't even have to put up the canopy.  There were many great classics at the show.  One favorite was the completely restored Dodge Power Wagon.  We had a delicious pancake breakfast with bacon on the side.  Later in the day, we all got bacon-wrapped hotdogs for lunch.  Gotta love the food!  We made some new friends and Diceman came by to chat and hang out for the day.  Members in attendance were Dave McIntosh, James Schaap, Jim Diess and Chris Sawyer.

SoCal Challengers is actively seeking new members.  If you would like to know more about the club, check out this link.

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SoCal Challengers had a Busy Weekend - Racing, Car Show and Cruise

lapd car showWow, what a weekend, July 13th through the 15th, SoCal Challengers had. Drag racing at Famoso Raceway on Friday night, where Rob and Jeremy broke into the 13's! The Los Angeles Police Department's Rollin' South Traffic Style car show on Saturday was a blast. Our former President Jeff Lowe was also in attendance. It was fun hangin out with him again, just like old times! Finally our Palomar Mountain - Julian cruise on Sunday. We would like to thank Justin from Arcadia, CA and Richard from Lakeside, CA for joining us on the cruise. We look forward to seeing you again!

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