Thank you to our 50th Anniversary Sponsors!


AAA of Michigan


Hagerty Classic Car Insurance – Traverse City, MI

Newell Rubbermaid – Kalamazoo, MI

Newell Rubbermaid


Cole-Gilmore – Kalamazoo, MI


Consumers Concrete Corporation – Kalamazoo, MI

Consumers Concrete

Hop Head Farms – Hickory Corners, MISponsor - Hop Head

NEDs on Gull Lake – Hickory Corners, MI


Post Community Credit Union – Richland, MI

Post Community Credit Union

TuJax Tavern – Delton, MI

Sponsor - TuJax

United Rental Party & Event Services – Kalamazoo, MI

United Rental

PNC Services Group – Kalamazoo, MI


Millennium Restaurant Group – Kalamazoo, MI


Snappers Brass and Gas Touring Region

Snappers Brass and Gas

West Michigan Buick Club



Cedar Crest Dairy, Inc. – Hudsonville, MI

Cedar Crest Dairy

Go-Power Systems – Novi, MI


Thornapple Credit Union – Delton, MI

Thornapple Credit Union


Douglas & Son, Inc. – Kalamazoo, MI

Douglas & Sons

MEI Telecom Services – Delton, MI

MEI Telecom

5th annual Pint with the Past, February 2016

Pint with the Past is the Museum’s annual Beer-Tasting Fundraiser featuring Michigan craft brewers, live music, hors d’oeuvres and of course, and of course, vintage autos.

United Rental – Kalamazoo, MI

Sponsor - United Rental

Newell Rubbermaid – Kalamazoo, MI

Sponsor - Newell-Rubbermaid

TuJax Tavern – Delton, MI

Sponsor - TuJax

WWMT Newschannel 3 – Kalamazoo, MI

Media Sponsor - Channel 3

NEDs on Gull Lake – Hickory Corners, MI

Sponsor - NEDs

Hop Head Farms – Hickory Corners, MI

Sponsor - Hop Head

Post Community Credit Union – Richland, MI
PCCU logo

West Michigan Games

Sponsor - West MI Games

21st annual Vintage Motorcycle Show, June 2016

The Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Show is an annual summer event featuring over 250 vintage motorcycles on the show field, a variety of vendors, and over 4,000 spectators who ride in on their motorcycles, making this one of West Michigan’s largest cycle event. 

Zeigler Motorsports – Kalamazoo, MI


NAPA of Delton – Delton, MI


Battle Creek Harley Davidson – Battle Creek, MI

CYCLE - BC HD (small)

Checkered Past Cycles – Galesburg, MI

CYCLE - Checkered Past (small)

British Only Motorcycles & Parts, Inc. – Garden City, MI

CYCLE - British Only Motorcycles

Cycle Source – Paw Paw, MI

CYCLE - Cycle Source

CYCLE - Crown Advertising


Exhibit Sponsor: “The Negro Motorist’s Green Book: Racial Discrimination and the Automobile in America

The Gilmore Car Museum is proud to announce a partnership with the PNC Foundation that will offer an insightful and educational story that predates the Civil Rights era. Decades after the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery, African Americans continued to suffer unequal treatment, especially in the South. The Jim Crow philosophy discriminated against blacks in nearly every aspect of public life, including travel. Although the roads and highways were free for all to use, doing so was not easy for blacks. The Green Book, written by Victor Green, provided guidance for African American travelers to find safe locations to sleep, eat, shop and purchase gas.

PNC (Kalamazoo, MI)   PNC Financial Services Group operations include a regional banking franchise operating primarily in nineteen states and the District of Columbia with more than 2,700 branches, online and mobile services together with 8000 ATM machines, specialized financial businesses serving companies and government entities, and asset management and processing businesses.

Educational Sponsor: Gilmore Garage Works

Garage Works (6)Backed by generous donors and fueled by the passions of a team of mentors, we launched the Gilmore Garage Works after-school enrichment program in the Fall of 2009. Today our mentors provide insightful instruction in automotive technology, to provide students with experience in welding, painting, and fabrication.

20th Century Automotive Endowment Their Mission is to exhibit antique, classic and collector vehicles in museums to educate the public about the dynamic 20th century automotive industry. They seek donations of classic vehicles for exhibit, and also donations of cars and trucks that can be sold to raise funds to support the exhibits.