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Congress of Motorcars

Friday, May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W Hickory Rd
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
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Contact: Gilmore Car Museum
Email: motorcars@gilmorecarmuseum.org
Phone: (269) 671-5089

Celebrating the First 50 Years of the Automobile!

The Congress of Motorcars Show and Swap Meet features vehicles produced in 1942 and earlier, just like the cars Museum Founder Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. Only original stock vehicles will be eligible to participate, no modified or hot rod style vehicles please.  The show weekend will also include a Driving Tour on Friday, May 15th, show on Saturday, May 16th, and club day on Sunday, May 17th.

NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER! Join us Friday May 15 for the Driving Tour or Saturday May 16 for the show and simply register then!

See early Gas, Steam and Electric autos, take a ride in an antique car and discover autos normally only seen on static display actually driving around the historic campus! An award ceremony will be held at 3:00pm and will honor the Oldest Vehicle, Best Vintage Attire (best period attire worn by a vehicle's owner), plus two very special awards - a Preservation Award for the best unrestored original car, Best of Show and Gilmore Award.

Activities will also take place throughout the day, including demos including STEAM CARS, and very early cars, a whimsical Gilmore 1 - 2 cylinder Motor Challenge and a Pass in Review parade .

Fun for the entire family! In fact, come for FREE - just show your membership card for the Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary or Kellogg  Manor House!  During the month of May the Gilmore Car Museum takes part in the Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange where our membership is valid at 6 attractions!

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under FREE.

Exhibitor Admission: $10/vehicle, includes admission for 2 people with vehicle
Vendor Admission:$20.00 per space (approx. 20’ x 20’), includes admission for 2 people
Space assignments on first-come, first-serve basis
Early Set-up: Friday afternoon, Saturday 7:30 am

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for vehicle exhibitor or vendor admission*