The Mulvane Marauders Car Club was originally founded in 1958 by a bunch of kids who thought it would be "cool" to start a real car club. It started with about a dozen members, some of whom didn't even own a car, and a small shop in downtown Mulvane, Kansas. The club only lasted a few years before shutting down.
In June 1999, a handfull of local friends thought it would be "cool" to have a car club, only this time, do it right with a logo, T-shirts and jackets. After contacting more of the local car guys, the Mulvane Marauders were resurrected. Since that time, the club has continued to grow with members from all around the area, including 4 of the original members and one of the original jackets!
The Marauders have regular meetings on the third Thursday of each month at the Mulvane American Legion. In the off season on the first Saturday of each month, we have a breakfast run at different surrounding restaurants. The club also has an official newsletter in both printed, e-mail, and website form.
Each year, we host the "Showdown in the Valley" Car Show in Mulvane, and each year over 300 cars, bikes, and special interest vehicles are on display. The car show is a fundraiser with proceedings going for the city of Mulvane beautification program and 3 area charities. Past charities have been: The Boys & Girls Club, Toys for Tots, Kansas Food Bank, Wichita Childrens Home, Honor Flights for Veterans, and many others. The club focuses on family-oriented, communitys, and charitable events. Each year a catered family picnic is held for all Marauder members. The picnic includes lots of cars, people and good times.
During the car show season, activities and events are scheduled for most weekends. From Friday and Saturday night cruises to Saturday and Sunday car shows. Club members like to tour together and for out-of-town shows; we meet somewhere and cruise together. Additionally, we are the host club for two other major car shows in the area each year.
Club members range from teenagers to retirees and from original restored cars to true hot rods, customs, muscle-cars, pick-ups and all. Membership is $25 per year, $15 for Under 21, payable in June and pro-rated for memberships throughout the year. We also have an arrangement of club "stuff" including jackets, T-shirts, hats and especially aluminum license plates with our logo. For more information about our club, including membership and our newsletter, please click the appropriate links on the menu.