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!

Mar
25
Sat
Gilmore Car Museum Movie Night: BULLITT
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM featuring BULLITT

Saturday, March 25th from 7:00-10:00pm

See the iconic 1968 film BULLITT starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, and Robert Vaughn on the Gilmore Car Museum’s big screen in the Automotive Heritage Center Banquet Room!bullitt_2

San Francisco has been the setting of a lot of exciting movie car chases over the years, but this police thriller is still the one to beat when it comes to high-octane action on the steep hills of the city by the Bay! The outstanding car chase earned an Oscar for best editing in 1969. “Bullitt contains one of the most exciting car chases in film history, a sequence that revolutionized Hollywood’s standards.” -Emanuel Levy, Film Critic

Movie Admission: $5/person, children 12 & under free
Details: Doors open at 7:00pm, movie begins at 7:30pm. Concessions and a cash bar will be available at the Heritage Cafe! 
Runtime: 1 hr 54 min
Rated: PG (adult situations, language, violence)

Viewing rights by Swank Productions

Mar
26
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “Pan-American Racing of the Early 1950s: The Ray Crawford Story”
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "Pan-American Racing of the Early 1950s: The Ray Crawford Story" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

March 26, 2017
“Lincoln Carrera, Pan-American Racing of the Early 1950s: They Ray Crawford Story”
Presented by Andrew Layton, Racing Historian and Author

Apr
9
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “Vintage Views of Michigan Roadside Attractions”
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "Vintage Views of Michigan Roadside Attractions" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

April 9, 2017
“Vintage Views of Michigan Roadside Attractions”
Presented by Christine Byron and Tom Wilson, Authors of the “Vintage Views” series. 

Apr
16
Sun
Easter Sunday – Museum CLOSED
Apr 16 all-day
Easter Sunday - Museum CLOSED

The Gilmore Car Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Apr
23
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “Studebaker, Packard, Nash, and Hudson: How They Started and Where They Went”
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "Studebaker, Packard, Nash, and Hudson: How They Started and Where They Went" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

April 23, 2017
“Studebaker, Packard, Nash, and Hudson: How They Started and Where They Went”
Presented by Russell Dore, Author and Historian

Apr
30
Sun
2017 Lecture Series: “The Amazing Adventures of the Abernathy Brothers”
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2017 Lecture Series: "The Amazing Adventures of the Abernathy Brothers" @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a highly anticipated event! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January-April, guests can enjoy a different guest lecturer each weekend speaking on a variety of intriguing topics.

April 30, 2017
“The Amazing Adventures of the Abernathy Brothers”
Presented by Rick Cahow, Teacher and Historian, and with musical assistance by Robin Nott

Come hear the amazing tale of a 1910 cross country journey told through story and song.

May
13
Sat
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
May 13 all-day
Model T Driving School - SOLD OUT

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

Saturday, May 13th
9:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm – 4:30pm

THIS CLASS DATE IS SOLD OUT! PLEASE CHECK OUT OTHER AVAILABLE DATES HERE.

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.

May
19
Fri
Gilmore Car Museum Members’ Reception
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a Member Exclusive event on the evening of Friday, May 19th as we celebrate our proud museum supporters!

Not a Member of the Gilmore Car Museum? Join today by clicking here!

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May
20
Sat
Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Driving Tour & Car Show
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Driving Tour & Car Show @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Celebrating the first 50 years of the automobile!

The Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase is a special show featuring Pre-War Vehicles, 1896-1942, just like the cars Museum Founder Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. The show weekend will also include a Driving Tour on Friday, May 19th. Only original stock vehicles will be eligible to participate, no modified or hot rod style vehicles please.

An award ceremony will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday and will honor the Oldest Car, Furthest Driven, and Best Dressed (best period attire worn by a vehicle’s owner), plus two very special awards – the Genevieve Gilmore Preservation Award and the Donald & Genevieve Gilmore Award (Best of Show).

Activities will also take place throughout the day, including start up demos featuring some of the earliest cars in the Museum’s Collection and a “Parade through the Decades” will take place during the show, featuring each decade represented on the show field.

Admission Rates:
Show Car Admission: $10.00/car
Vendor Admission: $20.00/space
Spectator Admission: $12.00/person

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

Download this year’s show flyer and pre-registration form by clicking here!

May
21
Sun
Susan G. Komen Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure®
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Susan G. Komen Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure® @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 2017 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Southwest Michigan will be held at the Gilmore Car Museum on Sunday, May 21st! Since it started in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure has grown from one Race with 800 people to a global series of more than 12017 Komen Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure®50 Races per year and nearly 1 million people participating across four continents. Walk, jog or sprint and help us beat breast cancer.

For more information on this event organized by the Susan G. Komen Foundation or to register, please visit CLICK HERE.

RACE DAY TIMELINE

11:00 AM -1:30 PM: Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up
11:00 AM: Race Site Open to the Public
12:30 PM: Kids for the Cure Sprint
2:00 PM: Race Starts 5K Run/Walk & Community Walk
Don’t forget: Racers get half-off admission to the museum on race day!

Ford Warriors in Pink is proud of our 23 year commitment to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure series and is honored to have the Ford Motor Company brand so uniquely incorporated into this year’s race location and pace car through the generous support of the Gilmore Car Museum and their historic site.” – Tracy Magee, Ford Warriors in Pink, Brand Manager