Extraordinary Opportunities to “Time Travel” at the Gilmore Car Museum on May 19th

Posted on May 9th, 2018
Written by Jay Follis, Director of Marketing The Gilmore Car Museum, near Kalamazoo, MI puts more than a hundred pre-WWII vehicles in motion during its annual Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show held on Saturday, May 19th. The show is dedicated to all motor vehicles built in 1942 and earlier representing both the first fifty years of the automobile as well as cars that established the Gilmore Car Museum collection when it opened to the public in 1966.…

Members of Six Local Attractions Share Membership Benefits in May

Posted on May 9th, 2018
Six area attractions offer FREE ADMISSION during the month of May to each other’s members. “By partnering in the Cultural Exchange,” says Christopher Shires, Executive Director of the Gilmore Car Museum, “we all feel that we can make each organization more accessible to a broader segment of our community.” The Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts are once again partnering for a fifth year as part of the Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange.…

First Four Time INDY 500 Winner and His West Michigan Connections Featured in New Special Exhibit

Posted on April 5th, 2018
In celebration of the 102nd running of the famed Indy 500 the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, Michigan has announced a special exhibit honoring auto racing icon A.J. Foyt, opening on April 14, 2018.  “A.J. Foyt: A Legendary Exhibition,” which originally debuted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum last year, will arrive at the Gilmore Car Museum with a twist­­­—it will feature West Michigan’s connections to the race and the iconic driver.…

Gilmore Car Museum Holds First Job Fair February 24th

Posted on February 14th, 2018
Gilmore Car Museum Holding First Job Fair Hickory Corners, MI – Are you looking for a seasonal* part-time job? The Gilmore Car Museum is hiring! The Gilmore Car Museum, North America’s Largest Auto Museum, is just north of Gull Lake and will be holding its first open house-style Job Fair on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.…

Popular “Pint with the Past” Returns February 17th

Posted on January 22nd, 2018
  If you’re like most people you may have cabin fever, be yearning for spring, or looking for something fun and unique to do in honor of Valentine’s Day. One very popular annual event that is certain to help any of these is “Pint with the Past” at the Gilmore Car Museum. It’s a Michigan craft beer tasting event and Museum fundraiser held on location in Hickory Corners, northeast of Kalamazoo.…

Remembering #MLK at the Ford Pavilion Magic Skyway

Posted on January 15th, 2018
As we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  we’re taking a look back at the King family’s visit to the 1964 New York World’s Fair. The Civil Rights leader rode Ford’s Magic Skyway at the New York World’s Fair on a trip with his family in 1964. His wife and two other children followed in the next electronically controlled car.…

Museum’s 5th annual Speaker Series Highlights Variety of Topics

Posted on January 11th, 2018
Did you know that Henry Ford had experimented with what many consider an “oddball” X-8 engine layout to replace the simple 4-cylinder Model T? Or that Walt Disney had a connection to Kalamazoo and the early development of the Gilmore Car Museum? Have you ever heard or even experienced some of the surprising yet true tales surrounding the muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s?…

Dec 4-10 ONLY! Glimpse UNDER THE HOOD of MUSCLE CARS

Posted on November 30th, 2017
Looks are often very deceiving. During the mid-1960s a “Plain Jane” Pontiac may have looked more like something your parents would drive or perhaps you assumed a low-optioned Dodge was nothing more than someone’s daily driver. “That was until they left you in their dust at the stoplight,” explained Gilmore Car Museum spokesperson Jay Follis, “or until you got a glimpse under the hood!” That is exactly what the Gilmore Car Museum’s special yearlong exhibit, “Born to Perform – The Era of the Muscle Car” offers along with its exclusive OPEN HOODS week running exclusively December 4 – 10, 2017.…

Ultra-Rare Mercedes-Benz Featured at Gilmore Car Museum thru April 2018

Posted on November 3rd, 2017
Two ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz automobiles, considered by many to be among the most valuable in existence, will be showcased through April 2018 at the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, Michigan. Both vehicles are German-built Mercedes-Benz 540 K models. The 540 K was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1936 and featured a supercharged 8 cylinder that could easily propel it down the German Autobahn at speeds exceeding 100 mph.…

Gilmore Car Museum “Gears Up” for Back to School

Posted on September 5th, 2017
While many tourist destinations dread the end of summer and associate “back to school” with a season that’s wrapping up, the Gilmore Car Museum, near Kalamazoo, MI, embraces it by continuing to impact both students and communities throughout the state—and beyond. Student admission is free for all pre-arranged K – 12 school field trips to the Museum and educators are encouraged to schedule their outings as early as possible.  A group of highly motivated and creative Museum instructors combine automotive history and “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) benchmarks as the automobile has impacted all phases of culture.…