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KAARC yearly activities!!!

January

Winter Banquet - The KAARC club member's social.  Held on the last Saturday in January.  Club members come together celebrate and recognize outstanding members.

MURRAY AWARD - Presented to the outstanding club member of the year

BAILEY AWARD  - Presented to the outstanding new club member under three years

HARD LUCK AWARD - SPONSOR; MORRIS ROSE – A famous salvage yard in Kalamazoo, awarded to the member with the most trouble on a tour

JOHN BRIGHT AWARD - Presented to the outstanding K. A. A. R. C. member contributing to the Gilmore Car Museum.

KNIGHT AWARD - Presented for outstanding contributions both articles and photographs for the club news letter “the ark & spark”

 
Detroit Auto Show -  A club member full day bus tour to the Auto show.

February

KAARC Winter Swap Meet - The largest swap meet in the Midwest, is held on the first week-end in February at the Kalamazoo Expo and Fairgrounds. It is known for the slogan - “This ain’t no flea market!” - click here to download flyer -

March

The March Winds - A club member bus tour - A full day event visiting museums, private automobile collections, or related automobile historical sites.

April

The Garage Hop - A vintage car tour to the garages of area automobile enthusiasts.

May

Mendon Dust Off, Mendon, Mi.

Dr Lapenna's Garage

The Garage Hop - A vintage car tour to the garages of area automobile enthusiasts.

June

KAARC Summer Picnic
- Family Potluck, an evening of fun, is celebrated at the Gilmore Car Museum. Also a can drive to support local charities.

“Ladies Only” bus trip.

July

The July 4th celebration is a traditional picnic and parade.

August

Red Barns Spectacular - Always the first Saturday in August.  The KAARC is proud to present one of the oldest car shows and swap meets in Michigan. It is held at the Gilmore Car Museum, in Hickory Corners.  The 2014 event will be Saturday August 2nd.  Gates open at 7:00 AM.  Vendors are encouraged to preregister and setup on Friday August 1st" - click here to download flyer-

September

The KAARC Overnighter
-  An automobile tour and related activities, an overnight stay visiting museums and automotive heritage as well as interesting local sites.

October

The KAARC Color Tour, is our traditional FALL tour in vintage cars to view the colors of the season. The scheduled date is  October 20th

November

Nomination of Officers

December

HOLIDAY Pot Luck Dinner -
and election of officers for next year. Also a can drive for local charities