The Northern Indiana Convertible Club was founded in 2002 by Dan Thompson and his wife, Laura. The club is based in Fort Wayne, IN and conducts a benefit car show in September to help raise money for the Fort Wayne Rescue Ministries. This organization operates the Charis House, a shelter for women and children and the Rescue Mission, which is a facility for men. Both facilities operate only on private and corporate donations to provide a Christ centered approach to recovery.
The club held it's first ever Spring Cruise In to help the Charis House raise money for their new building in May 2009.
At our car shows, the emphasis is on having a good time, enjoying being around friends and helping support a worthy cause. We do give out awards and are known for having some really cool door prizes and nearly everyone who registers their car does get something. However, we believe that an old car should be enjoyed and DRIVEN! For us, that is the ultimate prize a guy (or gal!) can get after spending many hours (and dollars!) on your ride is to get behind the wheel and drive it!
Some of our other interests include supporting the Fort Wayne Komets hockey team, which recently won the International Hockey League's Turner Cup Championship for the second year in a row!, having cookouts at each others homes, planning future projects and helping introduce the car hobby to people that want to learn more about it.
Owning a convertible or an old car is NOT required to join our club. For more information, contact either Dan Thompson, our club founder at (260) 637-4338 or Bob Brown, club president at (260) 484-5294.