2015 Lecture Series: The Shipwreck Graveyard of Northern Lake Michigan

This year’s series will be a journey “on the road to history” as guest speakers captivate museum visitors with stories of the Mysteries of the Gilmore Car Museum, the World of Coca-Cola, Driving the American Road, the Wonderful World of Radio Theater, War Stories from the First Golden Age of High Performance, Shipwreck History, and more!

All presentations will take place on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. Each lecture is just $5.00 per person, or FREE with regular admission. FREE to GCMMembers.

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Skillagalee: The Shipwreck Graveyard of Northern Lake Michigan
Ross Richardson – Shipwreck Hunter & Author

2015 Lecture Series: The Wonderful World of Radio Theater

This year’s series will be a journey “on the road to history” as guest speakers captivate museum visitors with stories of the Mysteries of the Gilmore Car Museum, the World of Coca-Cola, Driving the American Road, the Wonderful World of Radio Theater, War Stories from the First Golden Age of High Performance, Shipwreck History, and more!

All presentations will take place on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. Each lecture is just $5.00 per person, or FREE with regular admission. FREE to GCM Members.

Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Wonderful World of Radio Theater
Don Ramlow – Radio Theater Historian, Director & Author -

Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum’s Fall Festival

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Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum’s Fall Festival
Sunday, September 27, 2015 Time: TBA

As a recent addition to the Gilmore Car Museum in Fall 2014, the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum will host their first ever National Meet in Hickory Corners, Michigan, drawing hundreds of Cadillac and LaSalle enthusiasts and their beloved automobiles! Additional information to be announced, please check back for more updates coming soon.

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE
Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.

Ford Model A Day

Ford Model A Day
Saturday, September 19, 2015 9am – 4pm

Gilmore Car Museum is the proud home of the Model A Ford Museum, the world’s largest museum dedicated solely to the Model A Ford! On Sunday, September 19th, hop in your Model A and head out to the Gilmore Car Museum for the 3rd annual Ford Model A Day and celebrate the heritage of a trusty American car with friends and family. Bring your Model A or come as a spectator, this show and swap meet will be sure to please as hundreds of Model A’s gather in Hickory Corners, Michigan on the Gilmore’s Historic Campus.

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE
Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.

For more information or to register your car for Model A Ford Day, please contact the Model A Ford Foundation at fordyhorses@aol.com or visit their website, www.maffi.org.

West Michigan Muscle Cars PLUS Show & Swap Meet

West Michigan Muscle Cars PLUS Show & Swap Meet
Sunday, September 13, 2015 9am – 6pm

The 20th annual Muscle Cars PLUS Show & Swap Meet at the Gilmore Car Museum is West Michigan’s largest gathering of Muscle Cars, featuring classic muscle and hundreds of special interest vehicles!

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE
Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.

For more information or to register your car in the Muscle Car Show, please contact the Gary Trama with the West Michigan Muscle Car Club at (269)345-2202.

1st annual Emergency Vehicle Meet

Sunday,  August  30th
9:00am – 5:00pm

Come spend the day enjoying antique & modern emergency vehicles on display on the Gilmore Car Museum’s beautiful 90-acre Historic Campus, including fire engines, ambulances, police cars, specialized units, as well as static and working displays!

More information will be announced as it comes available.

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE
Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.

Pierce-Arrow Gathering At Gilmore

Pierce-Arrow Gathering At Gilmore
Sunday, August 23, 2015 10am – 3pm

Did you know the very first car in the Gilmore Car Museum’s collection was a 1921 Pierce-Arrow, given to Donald Gilmore by his wife Genevieve in 1963? Come check out this special make and enjoy the company of the Pierce-Arrow Society as they celebrate their 12th annual car club meet. This special day will draw Pierce-Arrow members and automobiles from across the country to the Gilmore Car Museum, home of the Pierce-Arrow Society Museum.

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE
Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.

For more information or to register your car in Pierce-Arrow meet, please contact Dave Stevens with the Pierce-Arrow Society at davenstevens@msn.com or visit their website, www.pierce-arrow.org.

Relix Riot: Traditional Hot Rods, Customs & Motorcycles

Relix Riot: Traditional Hot Rods, Customs & Motorcycles
Saturday, August 15, 2015 9am – 6pm

Drive on out to the Gilmore Car Museum for a show you won’t forget — the 7th annual Traditional Hot Rods, Customs and Motorcycles Show! You WON’T find neon lights, billet wheels or modern megawatt stereos on these relics, just good old fashion hot rods like they built them in the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s. Plus, check out live bands, enjoy the pin-up contest, and more throughout the day!

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE
Show Car Registration Fee: $20.00 per vehicle, also allows admission of 2 people
Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.

Questions? Looking to register your vehicle or reserve vendor space? Please contact Mike Boerma at (616)890-9347 or send your email inquiry to gasaxegarage@yahoo.com.

Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum’s 1st Annual National Meet

Saturday,  August  8, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm

As a proud partner of the Gilmore Car Museum, the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and Lincoln Motor Car Foundation will hold their first ever Lincoln National Meet in Hickory Corners, Michigan. This National Mid America Meet will be hosted by all four sponsoring Lincoln Clubs: the Lincoln Owners Club, the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club, the Road Race Lincoln Registry and chaired by the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club.

Meet Registration is open to all Lincoln Club members, plus any Lincoln owner is invited register and attend this grand event. This National meet will draw hundreds of Lincoln enthusiasts and their beloved automobiles!

Meet information can be obtained by contacting Bob Johnson via email: arborbob41@aol.com or calling 651-257-1715. Download the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum’s 1st Annual National Meet Registration Form and Banquet – where the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club Mid America National Meet Hickory Corners, Michigan, August 6 – 9, 2015.

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE

Red Barns Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet

Red Barns Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet
Saturday, August 1, 2015 8am – 4pm

Brought to you by the Gilmore Car Museum and the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club, the RED BARNS SPECTACULAR turns 35 this year! Hailed as West Michigan’s “Grand Daddy” of all antique, classic and special interest car shows, it is one BIG day with two HUGE shows! The Judged Car Show and Driver’s Choice Show are both open to all vehicles through 1990, including cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, vintage campers, military vehicles, fire trucks and boats! And, all car clubs are welcome, with special parking for those arriving as a club in your feature cars!

Thousands of cars will be on display, along with special areas for antique campers & RVs, fire trucks, classic boats, and bicycles. And, find collector cars for sale, car parts, tools, literature, antiques, arts, crafts and more in this year’s largest swap meet!

General Admission: $12.00 per person – children 11 & under are FREE. Includes all museum exhibits at no extra charge.

2015 Red Barns Flyer & Registration
2015 Red Barns Boats at the Barns Flyer & Registration

Questions? Looking to register your vehicle or reserve vendor space? Please contact the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club and Red Barns Chairman, Jim Holland, at (269)377-7756 or visit www.KAARC.org.