Kokomo loves cars.

And considering its deep automotive heritage, it’s not hard to see why. That heritage started in 1894 when Elwood Haynes made the first successful trial run of his “horseless carriage” on Pumpkinvine Pike, which is now Boulevard east of Indiana 931.

Today, the community is home to several car clubs that host annual car shows throughout the year.

The Pioneer Auto Club was founded in 1951 with the goal of preserving antique, historical and vintage automobiles. The club gives classic car lovers the opportunity to join in events and activities with similar clubs.

The City of Firsts Volkswagen Club is dedicated to the preservation of the Volkswagen. The group annually puts on the annual Roger S. Wright-Oktoberfest Volkswagen Cruise-In.