A club for restoring, driving old cars


we love antique cars

The Lafayette Indiana Historic Auto Club is a non-exclusive, mixed social group of people that have a common interest in restoring, preserving, and driving all makes and models of old cars. We currently have over 100 members with more than 400 cars. We enjoy visiting new places, arranging driving tours, and displaying our cars at places like retirement communities where we know people will appreciate seeing them. We welcome families, people of all ages, and walks of life to become members of LIHAC.

Having an old car is NOT a requirement for membership. Dues are currently $15 a year per family.

Our dinner meetings are the first Tuesday each month with dinner at 5:30 and a meeting following dinner.  For information on the meeting place please check the monthly events listing or the Events tab.


A Word From the President

Greetings club members,

 As September rolls in, and the cooler days return, my thoughts harken to the tours we take with the turning of the leaves and the beautiful scenery. I also enjoy the fact that ,as a less than stellar mechanic, I can worry a little less about my ride overheating and the dreaded vapor lock. As with August, we have a lot going on. A long time member and great friend Gene Gangwer will be celebrating his 90th birthday with a party. Our annual University Place car show will be occurring. We will also be discussing re- introducing the annual auction. This will possibly happen during the Christmas party. We'll see what input the members have at the meeting Tuesday night. Regardless, be thinking about what items you would be willing to donate for the benefit of the club. Make it meaningful. Along with the regular activities ie the Men's breakfast and the Ladies luncheon, September looks to be another enjoyable one. Come join us!!  Paul
detail of the inside of an antique car

Sunday September 18th.  University Place Car Show.  Eldon Fredericks Memorial show.  Times are 11am to 3pm.  Lunch will be served. Please bring your lawn chairs.  Sign up at the meeting or by calling Tom & Linda Cobb at 765-426-7400 or 765-426-7300

Featured Event


monthly event list

Tuesday September 6th.  Regular meeting at Arni's at 5:30 pm.

Thursday September 15th:  Gosma's tour Watch your email for details.

Friday September 16th:  Mens Breakfast at Cristo's on Teal Rd at 8:30am

Sunday September 18th:  University Place car show.  11am to3pm

Sunday September 18th. Gene Gangwer's 90th birthday party.  2pm to 5pm.  

Tuesday September 27th:  Ladies Lunch at Digby's.  11:30am

Members Cars For sale

Gene McKinley is selling a 1934 touring sedan with dual side mounts; has a foot bar across the back of front seats like you find in limos - 4 door (suiside doors) - fully restored   ---- Gene says he would like to get $30,000 --  he looked on the OLDS line and some were selling for more - any questions call 574-297- 5728 .


Our Next LIHAC meeting will be Tuesday, September 6th, at Arni's in Market Square.  Dinner first followed by the meeting.  The room will open at 5:30 for dinner with the meeting following at 6:30.

Meeting Minutes

Missed a meeting? Get the details from every meeting. Must be logged in as a member to access them.

let's hit the open road together

interested in joining lihac?

Download the application form, complete it, and join us at our next meeting! Or mail it to PO Box 191, Lafayette, IN 47902.

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