Events Calendar

We host many unique events that for you to take advantage of.  Come see why we have been named one of the Nation’s TOP FIVE car museums and recently listed as the #1 Great Historic Auto Site in Michigan by Pure Michigan.  Many of our events include admission to our museum campus, so check them out and plan your visit!

Click here to download and print our 2017 Event Schedule!

Jun
4
Sun
Classic Car Club of America Museum Grand Experience
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Classic Car Club of America Museum Grand Experience @ Gilmore Car Museum / Classic Car Club of America Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Classic Car Club of America Museum will host their 31st Anniversary Experience at the Gilmore Car Museum on Sunday, June 4th. The 31st annual event will bring the best of the best to the Southwest Michigan, including some of the nation’s most stunningly restored Classic automobiles. Visit the CCCA Museum website at www.cccamuseum.org or click here for details and registration.

Inviting all Full Classics® and American & European Roadsters, Sports, & Touring Cars 1915-1965

Admission Rates
Spectator Admission: $12.00/person
*Please note: Gilmore Car Museum memberships are not valid for show car admission*

Jun
8
Thu
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Jun 8 all-day
Model T Driving School - SOLD OUT

Go Back To Driver’s Training at the Gilmore Car Museum…Old School!

Thursday, June 8th
ALL SESSIONS FOR THIS DATE ARE SOLD OUT. Please click here to view other course dates.

Secure a seat behind the wheel of an AUTHENTIC Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 — right out of the Museum’s fleet of vintage vehicles — and drive the 2.5 miles of paved roads within our historic campus with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. This is truly a fun and memorable hands-on experience that’s perfect for multi-generational family groups, couples, corporate team building, or anyone who wants to take a step back in time and learn how to drive, or get a refresher, in one of the 15 million “Tin Lizzies” built by the Ford Motor Company over 100 years ago.

Classes are open to all licensed drivers but are limited to 18 students each and SELL OUT fast! Registration is $105 per student, discounts are available for Gilmore Car Museum members. Payment is required at the time of registration. To register please click the link below or call the Museum’s main line at 269-671-5089

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE and view available class dates

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made by calling the Gilmore Car Museum at 269-671-5089 and leaving a recorded message as needed to receive registration refunds. Refunds, less a $25.00 administration fee, will be made for all cancellations received at least 48-hours prior to the course date. Cancellations made after that time, or no-shows, will forfeit all registration fees and no refund will be issued.

Jun
10
Sat
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Saturday Ride
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Saturday Ride @ Ride Starts at the Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Kick off the Gilmore Car Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Weekend by participating in our 10th annual Vintage Motorcycle Ride!  The ride is open to all vintage motorcycles 25 years and older and is led by experienced riders from the Wolverine Chapter of the AMCA and the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club.

Register your bike between 9:00-10:00am at the Gilmore Car Museum then ride approximately 70 paved miles through scenic Barry County, with a lunch stop halfway through the tour (purchased on own). Riders will receive an extra 5 points added to their score tally at Sunday’s show AND turn in your ride ticket for an extra chance to win the Exhibitor’s Grand Prize – a Klinger Motorcycle Trailer!

CLICK HERE to view the route for this year’s ride.

Admission to Participate: FREE OF CHARGE! (no pre-registration)

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Motorcycle Show Flyer!

Jun
11
Sun
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Show & Swap Meet
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 22nd annual Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet (9am-4pm) will feature hundreds of motorcycles and vendors on the Gilmore Car Museum’s Historic Campus! The judged show field is open to all motorcycle 25 years and older, plus spectators arriving on motorcycles will park their rides in a special lot inside the Museum’s Campus making this one gigantic bike show, held rain or shine!

Spectator Admission: $12.00/person, children 11 and under free

Exhibitor Admission*:
Day of Registration: $15.00 – unlimited bikes
Vendor/For Sale Lot: $25.00/space
*All registration rates include admission for two people – additional guests are $10.00 per person

Don’t miss the start of the Gilmore Car Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Weekend on Saturday, June 10th with our annual Vintage Motorcycle Ride! Riders will receive an extra 5 points added to their score tally at Sunday’s show and turn in your ride ticket for an extra chance to win the Exhibitor’s Grand Prize – a Klinger Motorcycle Trailer!

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Motorcycle Show Flyer and Registration Form!

Jun
13
Tue
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Jun 13 all-day
Model T Driving School - SOLD OUT

Go Back To Driver’s Training at the Gilmore Car Museum…Old School!

Tuesday, June 13th – THIS DATE IS SOLD OUT. Please click here to view alternative course dates. 

Secure a seat behind the wheel of an AUTHENTIC Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 — right out of the Museum’s fleet of vintage vehicles — and drive the 2.5 miles of paved roads within our historic campus with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. This is truly a fun and memorable hands-on experience that’s perfect for multi-generational family groups, couples, corporate team building, or anyone who wants to take a step back in time and learn how to drive, or get a refresher, in one of the 15 million “Tin Lizzies” built by the Ford Motor Company over 100 years ago.

Classes are open to all licensed drivers but are limited to 18 students each and SELL OUT fast! Registration is $105 per student, discounts are available for Gilmore Car Museum members. Payment is required at the time of registration. To register please click the link below or call the Museum’s main line at 269-671-5089

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE and view available class dates

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made by calling the Gilmore Car Museum at 269-671-5089 and leaving a recorded message as needed to receive registration refunds. Refunds, less a $25.00 administration fee, will be made for all cancellations received at least 48-hours prior to the course date. Cancellations made after that time, or no-shows, will forfeit all registration fees and no refund will be issued.

Jun
17
Sat
7th Annual Air-Cooled Gathering
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
7th Annual Air-Cooled Gathering @ Gilmore Car Museum / H.H. Franklin Club Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 7th Annual ALL Air-Cooled Car Gathering will feature rare air-cooled cars including early examples Franklins, Frayer-Miller, and Holmes, all the way through modern air-cooled cars including VW, Corvair, Tatra, Porsche, Citroen, and more!

Visit the H.H. Franklin Collection display in the vintage Franklin Motors dealership on the Gilmore Car Museum’s Historic Campus for a whole showroom of air-cooled cars. Questions? Please contact Phil Weisenbarger (419) 358-4651 or visit www.franklincar.org. And, don’t forget to follow the H.H. Franklin Club Inc. on Facebook at “Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners.”

Admission Rates:
Show Car Admission: TBA by the H.H. Franklin Club
Spectator Admission: $12.00/person

*Please note: Gilmore Car Museum memberships are not valid for show car admission*

Jun
24
Sat
Ultimate Vintage Truck Show
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

picture1On Saturday, June 24th the Gilmore Car Museum’s 90-acre Historic Campus will be a sea of TRUCKS for the first-ever “Ultimate Truck Show.” For this event, all types of trucks, utility vehicles, military vehicles, and emergency vehicles are welcome to the Museum’s show field.

Spectator Admission: $12/person, children 11 and under are free. Members are free.
Exhibitor Admission: $10/vehicle entered in the show, includes admission for 2 people

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for show car admission.

Click Here to download the 2017 Truck Show Flyer!

 

Jun
29
Thu
2017 Great Race Mid-Day Stop
Jun 29 all-day

route-mapGreat events don’t happen by accident and they certainly don’t happen in the blink of an eye. It takes a lot of work to develop, organize and run an intricate event such as The Great Race and the Gilmore Car Museum is extremely proud to welcome the 2017 race contestants to the Museum for a mid-day stop on Day #6! Over 120 pre-1972 autos will be traveling more than 2,200 miles from Jacksonville, FL to Traverse City, MI—much of it along the historic Dixie Highway—in a nine-day vintage car endurance rally competition.

What is the Great Race?

The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car competitive controlled-speed endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator team’s ability to follow precise course instructions and the car’s (and team’s) ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times.

Gilmore Car Museum Director of Education Fred Colgren recently announced that a team of high school students from the Museum’s Gilmore Garage Works program, an after-school program that provides hands-on involvement with maintaining and restoring vintage cars, will be running in the 2017 Great Race! The Gilmore car selected to run the Great Race is a 1935 Packard that was donated to Museum’s Garage Works program by Bea Dinger as a restoration project.ggw-students

Come meet the race teams and cheer on the Gilmore Garage Works crew during their mid-day stop at the Gilmore Car Museum on Thursday, June 29th! Regular admission rates apply to enter the museum’s campus.

To learn more about the Great Race and the Museum’s involvement in the 2017 run, please click here.

 

Jul
8
Sat
Deutsche Marques: A German Auto Event
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Deutsche Marques: A German Auto Event @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Bring your friends and family out to the Gilmore Car Museum as we being a weekend of “foreign invasions,” beginning with the 6th annual Deutsche Marques, an ALL German Auto Event on Saturday, July 8th! This car show will feature all of you favorite German marques and everything from daily drivers to weekend treasures, including BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.

For more information regarding the German Auto Show at the Gilmore Car Museum, please contact Pete Hamlett with the Deutsche Marques Club at 586-212-8449, or visit www.deutschemarquesag.com or visit the Club on Facebook. Exhibitor information will be available soon, please stay tuned for registration fees and sign-up details!

General Admission: $12/person, children 12 and under are free

Jul
9
Sun
Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s British Auto Faire
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s British Auto Faire @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Come on out and enjoy the Mad Dogs and Englishmen’s 27th annual British Car Faire at the Gilmore Car Museum! The Car Faire is open to all British made vehicles and will also include a swap meet area! Enjoy people’s choice judging, car games, bagpipers, and British Tea Time, too! For more information or to register for the British Car Faire at the Gilmore Car Museum, please visit http://www.maddogsandenglishmen.org/mde/registration.cfm.

2017 Features and Exhibitor Fees – TBA!

Spectator Admission: $12.00/person, children 11 and under free