2017-2018 Events Calendar

 

Jan
21
Sun
2018 Lecture Series: Henry Ford’s X Engine – Replacing the Model T
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2018 Lecture Series: Henry Ford's X Engine - Replacing the Model T @ Gilmore Car Museum  | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is highly anticipated every year! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January through April visitors can enjoy a different guest presenter speaking on a variety of intriguing topics. Admission to each lecture is just $5/person or FREE with general admission or museum membership card.

Jan. 21st
Henry Ford’s X Engine – Replacing the Model T

Don LaCombe, Automotive Historian      

Don LaCombe spent 36 years in Ford Product Development, taught a course in Automotive Product Development at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and was a frequent lecturer at other universities and automotive conferences. After retirement he began concentrating on his passion for

history by supervising the Model T program at The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village. He now works at the Ford Piquette Plant Museum in Detroit.

This year will be his third year presenting at the Gilmore and this year’s topic is “Henry Ford’s X Engine – Replacing the Model T.” This was an all-new low-cost car with an eight cylinder engine with the cylinders in an “X” configuration. The story includes a 5-year race with Charles Kettering, head of GM Research in the development of a low-cost Chevrolet.

Jan
28
Sun
2018 Lecture Series: Can-Am 50th Anniversary: the Best Stories and Photos
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2018 Lecture Series: Can-Am 50th Anniversary: the Best Stories and Photos @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is highly anticipated every year! Every Sunday afternoon at 3pm January through April visitors can enjoy a different guest presenter speaking on a variety of intriguing topics. Admission to each lecture is just $5/person or FREE with general admission or museum membership card.

Jan. 28th
Can-Am 50th Anniversary: The Best Stories and Photos

George Levy, Author     

Former Autoweek editor George Levy will share the best images and funniest behind-the-scenes stories from his and acclaimed photographer Pete Biro’s 2017 AMC Gold Medal-winning work Can-Am 50th Anniversary: Flat Out with North America’s Greatest Race Series 1966-1974. Levy will have copies of the 1 of 300 Collector’s Edition of the book at a special sale price for attendees.

“George Levy is a great writer and an exhaustive historian. He combines what has to be the most complete history of the Can-Am with a perfectly wonderful collection of photos from the time.”

Autoweek, November 2017

Feb
1
Thu
Gilmore Car Museum at the Michigan International Auto Show – Grand Rapids
Feb 1 – Feb 4 all-day
Gilmore Car Museum at the Michigan International Auto Show - Grand Rapids @ DeVos Place | Grand Rapids | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum has presented a stunning array of automobiles at the Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids since 2004. This year the Museum will present “Autos on the Eights,” showcasing some of the greatest autos and automotive innovations spanning over 100 years of transportation history.

See a selection of autos from the Gilmore Car Museum at the 2018 Michigan International Auto Show held at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids February 1st-4th. Please visit the MIAS website for venue details, parking information, and more by clicking on the following link: https://www.showspan.com/MAS/home/dates-times-admission/.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A $2.00 OFF DISCOUNT COUPON to the 2018 Michigan International Auto Show!

(coupon must be printed and brought to the box office – digital coupons will not be accepted)

Tickets for the Michigan International Auto Show may be purchased on-site at the box office at DeVos Place or online in advance through Ticketmaster by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button on the MIAS website listed above. 

*PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOT HELD AT THE GILMORE CAR MUSEUM. MUSEUM MEMBERSHIPS DO NOT APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE AUTO SHOW*