|The Sundowners Car Club had their beginning back one cold winter day in
January of 1992 when Larry and Pat Trusty thought it might be a good idea if
Northfield had a car club of their own. They had been driving to the Twin
Cities to a car club but knew there were others in Northfield who had their
same interests in cars. Four other couples were invited to their home to
discuss the formation of a car club. Interest was high, so an ad was placed
in the local newspaper inviting anyone with an interest in forming a car
club to a meeting. The response was overwhelming, and 42 members signed up.
Many ideas were discussed as to the name of this newly formed car club, and Larry Trusty's vision of a car driving into the sunset was decided upon. The Sundowners Car Club was born. The members did draw the line that the car in the new logo not be Larry's '49 Lincoln, so a generic car was decided upon.
In September of 1992, this six- month-old car club put on their 1st Defeat of Jesse James Days Car Show with over 190 cars in attendance. This show has continued to grow in attendance every year.