“It’s a DUESY!” New Exhibit Showcases Most Valuable American Car Ever Built

Posted on November 9th, 2018
By Jay Follis – Director of Marketing
jfollis@GilmoreCarMuseum.org
269-671-5089 FAST FACTS
  • Duesenbergs were American-built motor cars from Indianapolis, IN produced by the Duesenberg brothers of German heritage.
  • 1920s & ’30s Duesenbergs became a status symbol as the choice of not those simply rich, but of the ultra-wealthy.

Gilmore Gears Up For Annual Family-Friendly Halloween Event

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.…

Gilmore Car Museum Receives $115,000 Grant from Margaret Dunning Foundation

Posted on August 29th, 2018
  Museum 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.…

‘Vettes on View at the Gilmore Car Museum, July 22nd

Posted on July 3rd, 2018
The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan has announced a new event for its 2018 car show season that is sure to get engines revving into Michigan from across the Midwest. The museum will open their 90-acre historic campus for their very first All-Years Corvette Show and Swap Meet on Sunday, July 22, 2018.…

2018 Vintage Motorcycle Show Winners Announced

Posted on June 12th, 2018
While the threat of rain attempted to put a damper on the Gilmore Car Museum’s 23rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Weekend, die hard spectators and vintage motorcycle owners made the most of the museum’s first two-day motorcycle event.  Special thanks to our 23rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Weekend sponsors:
Zeigler Motorsports
Battle Creek Harley Davidson
BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids
NAPA of Delton
Dirty Boyz Motorcycles
Custom Connection
Perrigo
NEDs
Discover Kalamazoo
Crown Advertising
and Klinger Trailers On Saturday, the Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet area open a day early than years previous, giving vendors and spectators alike the opportunity to shop leathers, products, and bike parts all weekend.…

Motorcycles Overtake Gilmore Car Museum June 9-10th

Posted on June 4th, 2018
Hickory Corners, MI – Written by Jay Follis, Director of Marketing The Gilmore Car Museum, well known for its world class collection of nearly 400 historic automobiles and as North America’s largest auto museum, will shift its focus entirely to motorcycles on Saturday June 9th and Sunday, June 10th.…

Best-selling novelist Clive Cussler Grand Marshal at Museum Event

Posted on June 1st, 2018
BEST-SELLING NOVELIST CLIVE CUSSLER GRAND MARSHAL AT CAR MUSEUM EVENT Hickory Corners, MI – Written by Jay Follis, Director of Marketing Best-selling novelist Clive Cussler will be at the Gilmore Car Museum this weekend as Grand Marshal of the Classic Car Club of America Museum’s Experience Concours car show.…

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.…