LAFAYETTE INDIANA HISTORIC AUTOMOBILE CLUB

A club for restoring, driving old cars

About LIHAC

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.

We normally have a regular meeting including dinner each month.  However due to the Corona-19 scare, monthly meetings are changed. Each month we do something different.  We announce these meetings in advance through our email system.  We plan to go back to regular monthly meetings at a local restaurant as soon as possible.  

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A Word From the President

At the September meeting I shared some information from a VMCCA article by Rick Thomas of their Brighton , MI chapter, which is part of the Great Lakes Region. For this message I will attempt to extrapolate that information for our club. The article wonders if the club can stand a year without activities. It mentions that small local outings have become the norm. Harold Williams has been preaching the need to keep active with the cars and planned a few outings. I know some of us get our cars out for evening trips. The thing is these little excursions are getting a lot of thumbs up and interested people including youngsters. Keeping safe with the health concerns keeps many of us from socializing except on electronic media. The younger folks use these connections more than most of us and it may prove to be a means of us connecting. So try to offer up some images of our cars, outings and connect with those interested. Be prepared to share information about the club with interested folks you meet along the way. Who knows the pandemic just might help us learn new ways to keep our hobby up to date. As always stay safe as best you see fit. The article suggests cruises with Instagram Moments as a means of getting younger enthusiast involved. Personally I am unfamiliar with what that means, but maybe some of the rest of you do. On September 20 we have a chance to get engaged. We will have a driving tour to Frankfort , IN to visit the Goodwin/Miller car museum. Eat before the tour and dessert will be furnished based out of their newly installed vintage soda fountain. So plan on driving your vintage auto and having a good time. Bring your mask for social distancing

detail of the inside of an antique car

The featured event is Saturday Sept. 19th. Boni & Joe Goss lead a tour to the Goodwin/Miller museum in Frankfort. Meet at Meijer's (East Side of Lafayette) at 1:30. Tour back roads enjoy some Ice Cream and tour back to Lafayette

Featured Event

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monthly event list

Sunday September 6th.  Dog & Suds and Silver Dipper.  4:30.  West Lafayette Dog & Suds

Wednesday September 9th.  Ladies Lunch at Grindstone Charlies in Lafayette.  Pat Fieleke hostess. Time is 11:30am

Friday September 18th.  Mens Breakfast at the Downtowner in Market Square at 8:30am

Saturday September 19th.  Boni & Joe Goss lead a tour to the Goodwin / Miller Auto Museum in Frankfort. Leaving from Meijer (East Side) at 1:30pm

Members Cars For sale

Dwayne Ward is selling his low mileage 1953 Chevy 4/door Bel Air.  68,000 miles, powerglide transmission.  Asking $10,000

You can contact Dwaine at 765-564-8306 or 765-268-2302 See photos below.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

The October meeting will be on Tuesday October 6th at 5:30pm at the Red Bird Cafe in Dayton Indiana.  We will be the only people in the restaurant and we will be socially responsible. The place can hold 100 people so there is no problem with our group. 

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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