Dog n Suds asks for donations to restore car

Dog N Suds hopes to raise $5,000 to restore car.
Dog N Suds hopes to raise $5,000 to restore car.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A piece of nostalgia could be coming back to life for Lafayette area residents forty and older.

The Lafayette Dog n Suds is raising donations to bring its two-headed Crosley back to life. The car currently sits behind the drive-in restaurant and has sat there since the 1970s.

Dog n Suds wants to raise more than $5,000 to restore the car.

Over the years, Dog n Suds owner Dan Washington said many customers have asked him if he would ever have it running again.

“It means a lot. It means that we’re a part of something here in the community that they would like to see continued and that hopefully we can help continue that,” said Williams.

The car last ran during one of former Lafayette Mayor Jim Riehle’s campaigns.

Washington said he will match every dollar donated for the cars restoration and plans to show the car at schools and other local events.

For more information about the car, click here and here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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