2017 Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Tour, Show, and Swap Meet
Over 60 cars including an unrestored 1909 Cadillac took on a 92-mile tour south of the Gilmore Car Museum into three counties and made stops at a former Ford Dealership, a working 1870s water powered mill and a restored historic village and museum. They were also likely the very last group of automobiles to ever cross the 1887s Langley Covered Bridge north of Centreville — the state’s longest remaining covered bridge at 282 feet — which will soon be open to pedestrian crossing only.
The SHOW and SWAP MEET – Saturday, May 20, 2017
Despite a chilly wind and treat of an afternoon shower,over 75 cars arrived for the 2nd annual Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase. Demonstrations were given by an 1886 Benz – representative of the world’s first automobile, a 1911 Stanley steam car, a 1916 Detroit Electric, and an unrestored 1914 Ford Model T. The public and participants enjoyed seeing vehicles, such as a chauffeur-driven 1917 Hudson Limousine complete with the occupants dressed in period attire to a 1941 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven within the historic campus.
Each of the cars that passed by had their … Read More