Posted on July 19th, 2019The Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club (KAARC) is pleased to present the 39th Annual “Red-Barns Spectacular” car show! Join thousands of other local classic car enthusiasts as they fill the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 from 7:00AM- 4:00PM. Participants are treated to hundreds of privately owned local classic cars on display on the museum’s show fields in addition to the Gilmore’s beautiful historic barns full of classic cars, all surrounded by pristine rural countryside on M-43, just north of Gull Lake.…
Posted on June 24th, 2019
LANSING, MI — Michigan Humanities announces $203,101 in grants to 16 Michigan organizations in support of public humanities programming.
The Gilmore Car Museum was awarded $3,850 for the educational program titled Birth of the Automobile: Horse-drawn Buggy to Horseless Carriage.
1909 Holsman in the Museum’s collection
The educational department will work with a small team of participants, both on site and at select schools, to transform a horse-drawn buggy into a gasoline-powered horseless carriage which resembles a 1909 Holsman High Wheel motor buggy.…
Posted on June 18th, 2019
Trucks of all kinds: Vintage, Military, Special Interest and Custom Trucks as well as all Emergency Vehicles are welcome at the Gilmore Car Museum’s Ultimate Truck Show and Swap Meet to be held on Saturday, June 22nd.
The one-day family event runs from 9am to 4pm and is open to all Trucks including pickups, commercial trucks, fire trucks, and semi tractors—thus the name Ultimate Truck show.…
Posted on May 24th, 2019
Make memories with Dad as he enjoys these great events! Click on the event to learn more.
RIDE THE CLASSICS – by donation
ADOPT A CAR UNVEILING
BOOK SIGNING – Art, Architecture & the Automobile by David Lyon
DIVING DEEPER in the Cole Exhibit by Kevin Fleck, Cole historian and owner. Kevin will be available to give a deeper look, opening the hoods, and sharing the history of these fascinating autos spanning 1909-1925.
Posted on April 26th, 2019The Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show and Swap Meet Saturday May 18th
Hickory Corners, MI –
The Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show and Swap Meet on Saturday May 18th is not your “typical” car event. It’s actually authentic “time travel” back to the early days of motoring.…
Posted on April 25th, 2019Rare Cole Motor Cars Gather at the Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase By Kevin Fleck JJ Cole and his family in a 1909 Cole High Wheeler. The only known example is registered for the event!
Seeing one Cole at a car show is rare, seeing two Coles at the same car show is unheard of, and seeing more than five at the same car show has not happened in many decades. …
Posted on October 5th, 2018
The Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Halloween Spooktacular is a FUN and SAFE place to have a GHOULISHLY great time with the entire family! The open-house style event will be held on Thursday, October 25, from 4:00-7:00pm, rain or shine.
The Gilmore SPOOKTACULAR is an event exclusively geared towards kids ages 12 and under and draws thousands of costumed trick-or-treaters throughout the museum galleries.…
Posted on August 29th, 2018Museum receives $115,000 grant from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to support youth-centered exhibits
The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan has received a grant of $115,000 from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to support youth-centered exhibits.
The funding will be used to design and fabricate a new exhibit pathway located throughout the Museum.…