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Ride of the year 2021!!

Sidney Dugas Jr - 2815
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8%
Ellis Tufts - 1549
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7%
Art Winn - 2123
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4%
Ewelina Kucharczyk - 2704
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11%
Alex Funkhouser - 2690
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1%
Keith Jarvis - 569
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14%
Scott Geary - 872
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7%
Ken Wesley - 2305
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15%
Antonio Carbonera - 495
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3%
Ryan Severance - 2282
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17%
Monique Taylor - 2727
9
13%
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 #389957  by KxWarrior
 
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Congratulations to all of our Ride of the Month winners for 2021!

The time has come for us to choose the 2021 Chrysler 300M Enthusiasts Club Ride of the Year. The Ride of the Year contest will consist of all the Ride of the Month winners from 2021. This contest will run for the next 15 days, and will end at the same time it was started.

The nominees for the Ride of the Year are encouraged to post here with additional information about their Ride. Please try to post early so everyone has an informed decision to make.

All other posts will be deleted.

Here are the monthly winners in the order selected throughout the year!
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January:

Name: Sidney Dugas Jr.
Member Number: 2815
Forum Name: sdugasjr
City, State: Milwaukee, WI
Car Specifications: 2000 Inferno Red 300M'

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February:

Name: Ellis Tufts
Forum Name: monte4
Member Number: 1549
City, State: Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
Car Specifications: 2002 Light Almond Chrysler 300M

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March:

Name: Art Winn
Forum Name: artwinn
Member Number: 2123
City, State: Tacoma, Washington
Car Specifications: 2004 Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Chrysler 300M Special

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April:

Name: Ewelina Kucharczyk
Forum Name: 300MPoland
Member Number: 2704
City, State: Belchatow, Poland
Car Specifications: 1999 Chrysler 300M

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May:

Name: Alex Funkhouser
Forum Name: Alex Funkhouser
Member Number: 2690
Location: Millerstown, PA
Car Specifications: 2003 Bright Silver 300m Special

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June:

Name: Keith Jarvis
Forum Name: M-Pressive
Member Number: 569
Location: Summerville, SC
Car Specifications: 2002 Black 300M Special

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July:

Name: Scott Geary
Forum Name: IS300M
Member Number: 872
Location: Dedham, MA
Car Specifications: 2004 Bright Silver Metallic 300M

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August:

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We have left August out, as this is John's car, but we still wanted to let people know that this car was indeed a ROTM winner.
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September:

Name: Ken Wesley
Forum Name: KxWarrior
Member Number: 2305
Location: Enola, PA
Car Specifications: 2001 Dodge Intrepid R/T Motorsports

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October:

Name: Antonio Carbonera
Forum Name: 300MITloveR
Member Number: 495
Location: Pavia, Italy
Car Specifications: 1999 Bright Silver Metallic 300M

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November:

Name: Ryan Severance
Forum Name: Sneke_Eyez
Member Number: 2282
Location: Norwood, MA
Car Specifications: 2002 Snakeskin Green Pearl Dodge Intrepid

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December:

Name: Monique Taylor
Forum Name: mrsdrmopar69
Member Number: 2727
Location: Cardington, OH
Car Specifications: 2001 Dark Garnet Red 300M

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GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
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 #389959  by Alex Funkhouser
 
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 #389960  by KxWarrior
 
Hi there, my name is Ken and this is my 2001 Intrepid Motorsports Edition.

I bought it in 2015 from a guy about a hour from me on Craigslist. As it turned out, he was a Mopar enthusiast at heart, with a big heart for the car. From the moment of owning it, it's been a love (mostly love) hate relationship. Throughout the years it's been the car I've learned a lot of things on, from brake lines, to a transmission swap as of recent. In 2019, I struck a deer with it and had I not negotiated a bit, that would be the end of this tale. However..I got them to not total the vehicle, and began to piece it back together. It was a lot of sweat, no blood, and a good bit of tears, but after two and a half years, the car has matching color body panels. After almost 7 years, 50k miles, and a transmission, it's easily my favorite car to drive.

Over the years, I started out modifying whatever I could. It went from cloth seats, to Leather Pro Am seats, from adding cold air intakes, to the 1st gen LHS rear speaker grilles. It has slowed down considerably over the years, as I just enjoy driving it nowadays, but in the future, I do hope to add the intake spacer I've had for a while, as well as potentially hooking up the heated seats.

I've learned a lot from this group, and being here I've come to have grown as a person as well. This place is a gift, having this extended family to lean on, to count on, no matter what goes on in the world. I appreciate all who have read this, as well as those who haven't, and happy voting to everyone.

Mod List!
--Exterior--
- Debadged Emblems/Doors
- Shaved Door Lock/Antenna
- Spyder Black Housing Headlights
- 300M Special Mirrors painted in PXR Brilliant Black
- LED bulbs throughout (also an interior mod)
- Faux Dual Exhaust (MagnaFlow 1 in 2 Out Muffler)

--Interior/Engine--
- K&N Cold Air Intake
- Custom Wrapped Steering wheel by RedlineGoods
- Android 7.2 inch Radio
- Custom Double Din Dash piece
- Million Color LED Kit installed under foot panels
- LED shift bezel
- Dodge Intrepid Interceptor Gauge Cluster
- Vinyl Dodge Logo on Moonroof
- 300M Pro Am Seats
- Black A Pillars / EVIC Cover
- 300M EVIC (No TPMS+IMPG)
- 4 Courtesy Lights Wired (Had none due to decontenting in 01)
- Painted 1st gen LHS rear speaker covers
- Trunk Strap
- JBL 6.5/6x9 Component Speakers
- Amplifier Bypass
- 2 12" Alpine Type S Subwoofer
- 6000W Rockville Monoblock Amplifier
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 #389963  by Sneke_Eyez
 
I am honored to participate in the Ride of the Year contest among a group of beautiful cars!
It was an honor to win Ride of the Month in November and to have the opportunity to have my car in this contest!

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I purchased my 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES in May of 2005 with 35k miles on her from a local Dodge dealership.
She is my first car, purchased at the age of 16.

The car has been through a lot with me. My wife and I dated in it in high school. Then it was in our wedding in 2017.
Going on 17 years after I bought it (now more than half my life!), I am still dreaming up mods and changes for it.

2002 Dodge Intrepid ES
Current mileage ~75,000.

Stock Options
3.5L Non-HO V6
Alloy Wheels
PS2 Bright Silver Metallic/Dark Slate
Side Airbags
Cloth Interior with Power Driver's Seat
Manual Temperature Control
Tape Player/120W "Midline" Amplifier

Here she is bone stock shortly after I purchased her:
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My Intrepid ES was a low-optioned car, and unlike an M or an LHS, I had to add Automatic Climate Control, Leather, Autostick, the 360W Amp and wiring, and convert the 3.5 to a 3.5HO.
But it has been a labor of love with the help of good friends from this Club!

Mods!

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Exterior
Dodge Viper Snakeskin Green Pearl Paint.
Blaze Yellow Plasti-Dipped Calipers.
2006 Dodge Magnum 20x9 SRT8 Wheels.
Spoilerdepot.com Custom Spoiler.
300M Special Turn Signal Mirrors with Clear Signal Lenses and the "Remi" turn signal modules.
"Black Diamond" aftermarket headlights with custom built projector conversion.
Smoothed Gas Door.
White Cree LED Panel License Plate Light.

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Performance
2002 Chrysler 300M Special Engine Upgrade:
2002 300M Special PCM.
2002 300M Special Intake Plenum, Smoothed and Painted Snakeskin Green Pearl
2002 300M Special 3.89 Transmission Gears.
1 3/8’’ Intake Spacer.
K & N FIPK Intake System.
Autostick Added.
Single-In Dual-Out Magnaflow Stainless Steel Rear Muffler.
Dual Stainless Rolled Exhaust Tips.

Handling
Hankook Ventus Evo2 245/35/20 Tires.
Eibach 1.5'' Drop Lowering Springs.
KYB Struts.
300M Special Front and Rear Swaybars.
300M Special PHP Brake Rotors.

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Interior
Chrysler Concorde Limited Pro-Am Edition Two-Tone Leather Heated Side Airbag Seats.
2002 AG EVIC IMPG & PSI.
Black Suede Wrapped Headliner.
Black Suede Wrapped Rear Shelf.
Automatic Temperature Control System Added.
Automatic Headlights Added.
White LED Lighting Inside.
Chrysler 300M Special Gauge Cluster.
Lighted Key Ring.
Chrome Door Handles.
Chrome Window/Door Lock Switches.
Billet Aluminum ATC Knob.
98 Intrepid Dash/Gauge Bezel, custom painted in Snakeskin Green Pearl.
Black A-Pillar Covers.
Power Outlet in Console Added.
Trunk Lid Carpet Cover.
2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T Shifter Bezel smoothed and painted in Snakeskin Green.
2002 Chrysler 300M Leather Wrapped Console Lid.
2001 Chrysler 300M Chrome Shift Knob.
2001 300M Dark Slate Vinyl Wrapped Knee Bolster.
2001 300M Dark Slate Vinyl Wrapped Glove Box Door.
2003 300M California Walnut and Leather Steering Wheel.
Black Painted Grab Handles.

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Audio
Double Din Conversion with Kenwood DDX 9704S Receiver with Android Auto.
Hyundai Azera Amp Conversion.
6½ Infinity Kappa Front Speakers.
3½ Infinity Reference Sail Speakers.
6x9 Infinity Kappa Rear Speakers.
Rockford Fosgate 250W Amp.
Rear deck mounted Kicker 8’’ Sub.
3 Rockford Fosgate 10'' Subs in a Custom Built and Snakeskin Green Pearl Painted Box.

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Throughout the years I have modified the car with the assistance of many people from this Club, including, in no particular order and certainly leaving some out: my wife Ashley, Keith, Lindsey, Scott, Bobby, Jimmy, Derek, and Steve.
I have a lot of people to thank for their help along the way, including everyone who has made Carlisle such a treat to attend!

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Best of luck to everyone in this year's contest, it is an honor to be a part of it!
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 #389972  by M-Pressive
 
It is always an honor to participate in the contest and this month I get to feature Midnight M.

You are looking at my Black 2002 Chrysler 300M Special with the light taupe/dark slate interior. I purchased it in the spring of 2015 from another member on the forum so it could become my daily driver. It was transported to me by two other members and delivered at my wedding in May. I was looking for a car that I could enjoy and drive daily while my other M became a full time show car.

The car currently sits at about 219,000 miles. It has had a few repairs that were needed, but they all do at this point.

I had made a promise to myself that I would not mod it and just drive it. That promise was quickly broken and I started to change the look of it with some smaller modifications.

Exterior-
20” Chrysler 300 Varvatos Edition Wheels
Wicked Wine Plasti-Dipped Lower Cladding
SpoilerKing Rear Window Spoiler
OEM Trunk Spoiler
Clear Front Turn Lenses w/ Switchbacks
Clear Signal Mirror Lenses
Audi Projector Lenses in the Special Housings
LED Fog Lights w/ CREE Bulbs
LED High Beam Bulbs
Slotted/Drilled Rotors
Ceramic Brake Pads
Tinted Windows
Graphite Plasti-Dipped upper and lower grills

Interior-
Mopar RB1
Mopar Satellite Radio Module
UConnect
6 Disc DVD Changer
Full Wood Trim Including Wheel
Wood Shift Knob
Concorde Limited Wood Shift Bezel
Padded Bolster and Glove Box
Visor Plaques
2004 Dual Color ATC
Polished ATC Knob
Black Evic Cover & Visor Pulls
Winged Clock Bezel
Mopar Trunk Carpet
Concorde Trunk Pull
Embroidered Rear Headrests
PT Cruiser Embossed Front Headrests
Rear Shelf Speaker Grills
Chrome Switches
White LED lighting
DRL Module

Engine Bay-
K&N Intake Kit
V3 Intake Spacer
Cummins Tan Valve Covers
Wood Grain Hydro-Dipped Plenum
Sight Shield

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Thanks for looking! All the contestants this month are worthy of the honor of being Ride of the Year!
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 #389973  by IS300M
 
My 2004 300M was not my first experience with the LH Platform, As a teenager my parents had a White 1994 Chrysler New Yorker with a blue cloth interior. My parents replaced that with a 1998 Candy Apple Red Dodge Intrepid ES and when it was time to get my first car it was a 1999 Cinnamon Glaze Dodge Intrepid ES. The 1999 Intrepid was what got me addicted to the mod bug, but it was only around for about a year before I got rear ended and the car was totaled. I was addicted to the LH at this point and replaced it with a 1999 Deep Slate 300M. I drove that car through college and when I got my first job I replaced it with a 2004 Chrysler 300M with 10,500 on the odometer. It has been with me through the last 140,000 miles and countless modifications.

Interior
Chrysler 300M Chrome Shift Knob
Chrysler LHS EVIC with IMPG
Chrysler 300M Padded Vinyl Wrapped Knee Bolster
Chrysler 300M Padded Vinyl Wrapped Glovebox Door
Chrysler 300M Special Speedometer
Chrysler LHS Winged Clock Bezel
LED Interior Overhead Lighting.
Chrysler Pro-Am Seats
PT Cruiser Platinum Series Embossed Chrysler wing Headrests
Suede Headliner
Black EVIC Cover
Black Roof Grab Handles
Black Moonroof Pull
Chrome Window Switches


Audio/Entertainment

300M Special Speedometer
Rb1 Navigation
UConnect Handsfreee
Town & Country 6-disc DVD changer
605-watt Infinity® Logic 7® surround sound audio Amplifier
Infinity BassLink
Infinity Kappa 6X9" Speakers
Infinity Kappa 6.75" Speakers
LED Interior Lighting

Exterior

Chrysler 300C Jon Varvatos 20" Rims
Underhood Sight sheild
300M Special Mirrors
Custom Bi-Xenon300M Special Headlights
LED Hi-Lens High Beam Retrofit
Custom Projector Fog Lights
Pentastars on C-pillar
Sebring Wing Covering Trunk Keyhole
Round Slant Stainless Exhaust tips
LED Plate Light
Low Profile 2006 Sirius Antenna
LED Third Brake Light
Octane Read Painted Intake Plenum


Performance/Engine

K&N FIPK Cold Air Intake
Mobil 1 10W30 "Factory Fill" Oil Cap


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 #389977  by sdugasjr
 
Howdy peoples!

I've got myself a 2000 Chrysler 300M with a 3.5L V6, finished in Inferno Red Pearl.
The car currently has 161,xxx (ish) miles on it.

I picked the car up in June of 2020, as the second owner, with only 146,000 miles on it! The car was very well maintained by the previous owner, replacing the timing components before selling and even a new radiator a few years prior! The only issue with the car was that the 5 disc changer wasn't working. Since owning I have only had to do oil changes, struts, and now a developing exhaust leak (thank you road salt lol), with it being my daily I'm trying everything in my power to keep it safe and reliable for as long as I can.

Since purchasing the car, I have done some things to it, for looks and more practicality.

Exterior Mods:
- 300M Special Projector Headlights
- New Style "Jeweled" Tailights w/ Brake Light Mod
- SyneticUSA LED 3157 Bulbs All Around, from dt-autotech on eBay
- Custom LED 3rd Brake Light (purchased from In-trepid)
- 300M Special Turn Signal Mirrors, refinished in Chrysler PX8
- 30% Tint All Around (excluding windshield)

Soon I plan on purchasing a set of 18x7.5 2015-2019 Chrysler 300C wheels, while also installing rear lowering springs to give the car a "level" look.

Interior Mods:
- '01-'04 300M "Real Wood" Grain Steering Wheel
- New Style "Winged" Dash Clock w/ White LED
- Lighted Key Ring from 1st Gen Intrepid
- Sylvania LED Map Light, Dome Lights, and Courtesy Lights
- 300M Special 150mph Speedometer
- RB1 Nav Radio w/ Sirius Satellite and 6 disc CD/DVD Changer
- Hyundai Azera Amp w/ Kicker 10" SVC Sub
- Upgraded Alpine S-Series 6.5" and 6x9 woofers
- Added 12v Plug in Back of the Center Console

I haven't done much of anything "performance" oriented, other than adding a 300M Special Dual Exhaust and some preventative maintenance.

I hope to have this car for many more years to come, with the help of this group. I am also hoping to have the car finished to my liking sometime this coming spring. Currently, I am looking at getting some rust repair done on my lower driver's door and the "lip" of my hood, followed up with some PDR work, and a nice paint correction and ceramic coat to top it off.

Thank you all for the nomination and may 2022 bring you many blessings!

also, hopefully i can meet some of you at carlisle this year!

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 #389978  by monte4
 
Thank you for the ROM nomination. Every car that enters the ROM is a winner. It is members like us that keep these cars in the terrific condition that they are in. I admire the work and effort put into maintaining a 20 year old vechile. The LH platform ages so gracefully that most people can't believe these vehicles are 20 years old.
My uncle bought my M brand new in 2002. He buys every 5 years as he is now in his 80's and doesn't drive a vehicle that's not under warranty. He also buys a new mini van at the same time. Until I bought the car from him the car was stored in his garage every winter as he winters in Florida and takes his mini van. So I bought the car in 2007 with just under 30,000 miles on it. Since I bought it the car has only seen about 2000 miles total of winter driving as I mostly drive my pick up truck during winter. Since I'm a retired senior ( I hate being called that but it is what it is) :eek I only put about 4000 miles on it per year.
My car has every available Canadian option including full size spare on a twin 6 rim, luxury group, performance handling package, cold weather group (block heater and battery warmer) and full EVIC overhead display.

2002 Chrysler 300M
Paint is Almond Pearl Metallic Clearcoat
Current mileage is 147,000 kilos or just under 90,000 miles
I have done a few mods to the car making it a little more personal to me.
Windows tinted 25%
Chrysler 300S HID headlights
LED third brake light
Fumoto oil drain valve
Custom bent all stainless steel exhaust system
Custom embroidered 300M front floor mats
688AC amp and Infinity mesh front sail speakers
Lighted key ring
Sight Shield
I have 2 complete sets of wheels and tires. Winter set is General Altimax Artic on factory aluminum twin sixes. Summer set are a set of Michelin's on factory chrome twin sixes. All have TPMS sensors.
I'm proud to say that the car has previously won ROM a few years ago and also placed second in the John Benjamin virtual car show last year.
Once a year usually late spring the car gets a full detail using a Porter Cable buffer and several coats of paint sealer.
Pictures are from last summer as we currently have over a foot of snow and the car is safely tucked away in the garage on a battery tender.

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 #389980  by 300MPoland
 
Hello everyone,
I would like to thank you for the nomination. It is amazing that my car was in the competition.
Below are some photos taken quickly and a description of the modifications that were made in the car.

Brand: Chrysler
Model: 300M
Year of production: 1999
Version: European
Color: PS4 Bright Platinum Metallic

Interior modifications:
- Special version seats
- Polift steering wheel
- wood on the dashboard and door panels
- chrome window buttons, door locks, rear window locks
- RB3 radio
- navigation instead of a central watch
- glasses storage on the "B" pillars
- the gear knob from the "Wall Street" version
- polift armrest

Exterior modifications:
- new paintwork for the entire car
- chassis repair and maintenance
- front bumper, rear bumper, side skirts and door moldings from the Special version
- transparent covers of the front turn signals with two-color LED bulbs
- front grill from the Special version
- LED bulbs in the rear lamps
- "Chrysler" logo on the tailgate
- exhaust system from the Special version
- all dark elements are painted in the color "Piano black"
- change of HB4 bulbs to HB3
- 20 "Startech wheels with 255/35 tires
- polyurethane elements of the front suspension
- tinted side windows
- chrome door frames

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 #389982  by mrsdrmopar69
 
Hey everyone my name is Moe and this is my 2000 Dark Garnet Red 300m me and my husband bought from club member Mike Stepp in January of 2021 for $1200. She is immaculate and very well taken care of and I couldn’t ask for anything more.

So far she had the 300m Special rear bumper rims and exhaust so my husband and my wonderful kids decided to continue working on the car to make her into a Special and that was fulfilled in May 2021. She looks so good and I look forward to many memories with the car and club members alike in the years to come

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Thank you for looking at My Lady Charlemagne ❤️