Mulvane Marauders Annual Car Show – in April
The Marauders host the “Showdown in the Valley” Car Show at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, and each year over 300 cars, bikes, and special interest vehicles are displayed. The car show is a fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the city of Mulvane beautification program and area charities, including The Boys & Girls Club, Toys for Tots, Kansas Food Bank, Wichita Children’s Home, Honor Flights for Veterans, and many others. The club focuses on family-oriented, community, and charitable events. The next Showdown in the Valley will be April 20th, 2019.
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 handful 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!
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. 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. In the off season we meet each month for a Club breakfast at the Mulvane American Legion. We also have a club dinner in the spring and one in the fall.