After celebrating America’s independence on the Fourth of July, the Gilmore Car Museum will welcome an invasion of sorts by our European friends from across the pond. On Saturday, July 11th the Museum will feature the 4th annual all-German Car Show, followed by the 25th annual British Auto Faire on Sunday, July 12th.
“Deutsche Marques,” which translates to “German Makes,” is a true all-German auto event—featuring cars such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche and others.
When Karl Benz applied for a patent in 1886 for his “vehicle with a gas engine,” little did he realize that his invention—recognized as the world’s first automobile—would change the world. It wasn’t until 1893, seven years after Benz unveiled his invention to the world, that the Duryea brothers produced the first American built automobile. The Museum displays a Benz built recreation of that first auto in the Main Automotive Heritage Center Gallery.
The 4th annual German Car show will welcome Sharpe BMW of Grand Rapids, Hayes Mercedes-Benz of Kalamazoo, and Delta Porsche of Grand Rapids as exclusive marque sponsors of DeutscheMarques Auto Group in 2015. Additional support comes from Bob & Kay’s Carwash, Foreign Car Service, Spring Valley Motors and, new … Read More