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!

Farewell to the Sports Cars
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

farewell-flyer-imageThe Golden Age of Sports Cars, showcasing nearly two dozen of rarest and most sought after sports cars in the world, is wrapping up on April 30th. “This amazing exhibition was assembled by guest curators Tom Kayser and John Lacko,” stated Museum Marketing Director, Jay Follis. “It highlights the ‘Golden Years’ of sports cars with several exceptional vehicles including Nicolas Cage’s 1967 Ferrari 275/GTB 4, the race inspired 1955 Mercedes Benz Gull Wing, and an authentic Shelby Cobra 427.”

On Sunday, April 30th, the Gilmore Car Museum will host a “Farewell to the Sports Cars” open-house where visitors will have a chance to get a last look at these iconic cars and mingle with the vehicle owners that help make this exhibit possible. Then, at 2:00pm the cars come to life as they are driven out of the exhibit gallery in a final salute to the Golden Age of Sports Cars.

General museum admission is required to attend the event.

The special exhibit, which opened in October of 2016, is sponsored in part by the Mad Dogs & Englishmen British Car Club and was designed by guest curators Tom Kayser and John Lacko.

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.

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


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.