For over 50 years the K.A.A.R.C has been at the core of the West Michigan's antique auto enthusiasts.

The Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club (KAARC) was organized by John Bailey in 1962.  The early meetings were characterized by the exchange of auto parts and restoration tips.   In 1963, the club members organized their first swap meet at the corner of Westnedge and Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo.  Our Swap meet is known nationwide.  Then In 1967, Norm Knight decided to publish a monthly newsletter, which he named the Arc N Spark.  Read by car enthusiasts across the country.  it is still published today.  In 1980, the club created and sponsored the Red Barns Spectacular Car Show. Held each year at the Gilmore Car Museum.  Now in it's 35 year it draws show cars from all over the mid west.

JOINING OUR CLUB IS EASY. Just complete the membership application.  For over 50 years we have met on the Third Tuesday of every month.  Our members go back generations.  We encourage anyone with an interest in the history, restoration, modification or just like to be around car guys and gals to come join!!!

A sponsorship is not required, but is encouraged.   An active member traditionally introduces the applicant at a regular meeting of the club.  Ownership of a Vintage Automobile is not required for membership. However, if you do have a vehicle 25 years or older, we will happily place that information in our KAARC club directory.

Come join.  You will be glad you are part of a great tradition and a very active club!!!

Click here to download a copy of the application form