Gilmore Car Museum’s Schedule of Events

Jul
18
Wed
Ride the Classics – July 18th
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - July 18th @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will take place from 10am-1pm and will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter or at the Blue Moon Diner on the day of the program. Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

Today, guests can choose to take a 10-15 minute ride in***:

1948 Packard***
1951 Cadillac***
1936 Cadillac***
1932 Duesenberg***
1935 Austin Taxi
1964 Checker Taxicab

***NOTE: In the best interest of these historic vehicles, vehicles available for rides may vary depending on weather conditions.

Jul
21
Sat
Club Meet: Volvos at the Gilmore VII
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Volvo Club of America will be hosting their biannual meet at the Gilmore Car Museum. Volvos at the Gilmore welcomes ALL automobile enthusiasts interested in all years and models of Volvo cars to their meet!

General Admission Rates Apply
Club Meet Members (Great Lakes Chapter, Volvo Club): $13.00

There is NO need to preregister for this event. Volvo’s will be parking on the C-Barn Lawn across from the Diner. More details will be available on the club’s website: http://www.greatlakesvolvoclub.org

Ride the Classics – July 21st
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - July 21st @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter or at the Blue Moon Diner on the day of the program. Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

Today, guests can choose to take a 10-15 minute ride in***:

1948 Packard***
1951 Cadillac***
1936 Cadillac***
1932 Duesenberg***
1935 Austin Taxi
1964 Checker Taxicab

***NOTE: In the best interest of these historic vehicles, vehicles available for rides may vary depending on weather conditions.

Jul
22
Sun
NEW SHOW! All-Years Corvette Show & Swap Meet
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
NEW SHOW! All-Years Corvette Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

NEW FOR 2018! Join us for the Gilmore Car Museum’s FIRST EVER all-years CORVETTE SHOW & SWAP MEET on Sunday, July 22nd from 9am-3pm. Dash plaques to all pre-registered cars and to the first 100 after! Car themed lawn games behind the Shell Station including a hub cap and piston ring toss.

Awards presented at 2:00pm for:
Director’s Choice
Club Trophy (club or group with the most cars on the field)
and Preservation Award (best all-original survivor)

Click here to download the Corvette Show Flyer
(pre-registration closed 6/29 – day of registration begins at 8am)

Spectator Admission: $14.00 per person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $20 day of show (includes driver and passenger admission)
Vendor Admission: $25 / 20’x20′ space in swap or for sale lot

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for exhibitor or vendor admission

Jul
25
Wed
Ride the Classics – July 25th
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - July 25th @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter or at the Blue Moon Diner on the day of the program. Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

Today, guests can choose to take a 10-15 minute ride in***:

1948 Packard***
1951 Cadillac***
1936 Cadillac***
1932 Duesenberg***
1935 Austin Taxi
1964 Checker Taxicab

***NOTE: In the best interest of these historic vehicles, vehicles available for rides may vary depending on weather conditions.

Jul
26
Thu
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Jul 26 all-day
Model T Driving School - SOLD OUT @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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

Sunday, July 26, 2018
Morning Session, 9:30am – 12:30pm – AM Session SOLD OUT (click here to view other course date options)
Afternoon Session, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

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 administration office (M-F 8am-5pm) 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.

Jul
28
Sat
“Mopars at the Red Barns” Show & Swap Meet
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
"Mopars at the Red Barns" Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 30th annual MOPARS at the Red Barns Show and Swap Meet will be sure to please as West Michigan’s largest all-Chrysler products car show, featuring over 350 muscle cars, plus antiques and special interest vehicles!

The exhibitor gate opens at 8am on Saturday and the show begins at 9am. Show vehicles can park by class or in the fun field. Early swap meet setup is from 5 to 7 pm on Friday evening. The WMMC does not hold pre-registration, spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis, but with 90-acres there is plenty of room for everyone! The swap meet and craft area saw over 100 vendors including a large car corral. New and used parts galore die cast, collectibles, tools, crafts and more.

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $20/vehicle for show or fun field (includes 2 people)
Vendor Admission: $20/vehicle (includes 2 people and 1 trailer) — Please no tarps, metal signs/hoods on the grass. 

Additional persons for Exhibitor/Vendor admission is $5 per person.

“Mopars at the Red Barns” is a registered service mark of the Western Michigan Mopar Club.

 

Jul
29
Sun
Ride the Classics – July 29th
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - July 29th @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter or at the Blue Moon Diner on the day of the program. Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

Today, guests can choose to take a 10-15 minute ride in***:

1948 Packard***
1951 Cadillac***
1936 Cadillac***
1932 Duesenberg***
1935 Austin Taxi
1964 Checker Taxicab

***NOTE: In the best interest of these historic vehicles, vehicles available for rides may vary depending on weather conditions.

Aug
1
Wed
Ride the Classics – August 1st
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - August 1st @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter or at the Blue Moon Diner on the day of the program. Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

Today, guests can choose to take a 10-15 minute ride in:

Today, guests can choose to take a 10-15 minute ride in***:

1948 Packard***
1951 Cadillac***
1936 Cadillac***
1932 Duesenberg***
1935 Austin Taxi
1964 Checker Taxicab

***NOTE: In the best interest of these historic vehicles, vehicles available for rides may vary depending on weather conditions.

Aug
4
Sat
Library Sale – Red Barns
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Library Sale - Red Barns @ Gilmore Car Museum Library | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Visit the LARGEST car show and swap meet of the season on Saturday, August 4th — the 38th annual Red Barns Spectacular! During the show, the Gilmore Car Museum Library will be hosting a duplicates sale featuring books, magazines, brochures, and manuals. The sale will take place inside the Automotive Heritage Center in the Research Library from 9am-4pm.

All proceeds support the Gilmore Car Museum Library and Archives.