Events Calendar

We host many unique events that for you to take advantage of.  Come see why we have been named one of the Nation’s TOP FIVE car museums and recently listed as the #1 Great Historic Auto Site in Michigan by Pure Michigan.  Many of our events include admission to our museum campus, so check them out and plan your visit!

Click here to download and print our 2017 Event Schedule!

Jul
29
Sat
“Mopars at the Red Barns” Show & Swap Meet
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
"Mopars at the Red Barns" Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 29th annual MOPARS at the Red Barns Show and Swap Meet will be sure to please as West Michigan’s largest all-Chrysler products car show, featuring over 350 muscle cars, plus antiques and special interest vehicles!

The exhibitor gate opens at 8am on Saturday and the show begins at 9am. Show vehicles can park by class or in the fun field. Early swap meet setup is from 5 to 7 pm on Friday evening. The WMMC does not hold pre-registration, spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis, but with 90-acres there is plenty of room for everyone! The swap meet and craft area saw over 100 vendors including a large car corral. New and used parts galore die cast, collectibles, tools, crafts and more.

Admission at the show gate is $20 per vehicle for show or fun field, which includes 2 persons. Show cars may be trailered. Please, no parts or vehicles for sale on the show field. Swap, car corral and craft space admission $20 per vehicle which includes 2 persons and one trailer. Please, no tarps or metal signs/hoods on the ground! Additional persons are $5 each with show car or swap/car corral entry. Children under 12 are FREE.

“Mopars at the Red Barns” is a registered service mark of the Western Michigan Mopar Club.

 

Aug
5
Sat
Red Barns Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Red Barns Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Brought to you by the Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club, the RED BARNS SPECTACULAR is the most anticipated show of the season! Hailed as West Michigan’s “Grand Daddy” of all antique, classic and special interest car shows, it is one BIG day with two HUGE shows! Both the Judged Car Show field and Driver’s Choice Show field are open to all vehicles 25 years or older, including cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, vintage campers, military vehicles, fire trucks and boats!

Thousands of cars will be on display, along with special areas for antique campers and the Tin Can Tourists, cars for sale, antique boats, and vintage bicycles. Plus, check out over 250 onsite vendors and shop for those hard to find car parts, tools, literature, antiques, arts, crafts and more in the season’s largest swap meet! For more information, check out the Red Barns Spectacular’s Facebook page.

Click here to download and print the 2017 Red Barns Spectacular information flyer and registration form!

And, don’t miss the 11th annual Boats at the Barns at the Red Barns Spectacular! All wooden and pre-1985 fiberglass boats are welcome to join! Click here for more information.  

Spectator Admission: $12.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $20.00 (includes 2 people), extra people $5.00 each, under 11 free
Vendor/Vehicle For Sale Admission: $20.00 per space

Aug
10
Thu
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Aug 10 all-day
Model T Driving School - SOLD OUT

Go Back To Driver’s Training at the Gilmore Car Museum…Old School!

 

ALL SESSIONS FOR THIS COURSE DATE ARE SOLD OUT! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW OTHER COURSE DATES.

Secure a seat behind the wheel of an AUTHENTIC Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 — right out of the Museum’s fleet of vintage vehicles — and drive the 2.5 miles of paved roads within our historic campus with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. This is truly a fun and memorable hands-on experience that’s perfect for multi-generational family groups, couples, corporate team building, or anyone who wants to take a step back in time and learn how to drive, or get a refresher, in one of the 15 million “Tin Lizzies” built by the Ford Motor Company over 100 years ago.

Classes are open to all licensed drivers but are limited to 18 students each and SELL OUT fast! Registration is $105 per student, discounts are available for Gilmore Car Museum members. Payment is required at the time of registration. To register please click the link below or call the Museum’s main line at 269-671-5089

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE and view available class dates

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made by calling the Gilmore Car Museum at 269-671-5089 and leaving a recorded message as needed to receive registration refunds. Refunds, less a $25.00 administration fee, will be made for all cancellations received at least 48-hours prior to the course date. Cancellations made after that time, or no-shows, will forfeit all registration fees and no refund will be issued.

Aug
12
Sat
Lincoln Motor Car Museum Meet, Day 1
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lincoln Motor Car Museum Meet, Day 1 @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

As a proud partner of the Gilmore Car Museum, the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum will host the 3rd annual Lincoln Homecoming Meet in Hickory Corners, Michigan, drawing Lincoln enthusiasts and their beloved automobiles! More information will be provided soon, stay tuned!

Aug
13
Sun
Lincoln Motor Car Museum Meet, Day 2
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lincoln Motor Car Museum Meet, Day 2 @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

As a proud partner of the Gilmore Car Museum, the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and Lincoln Motor Car Foundation will host their 3rd annual Lincoln National Meet in Hickory Corners, Michigan, drawing Lincoln enthusiasts and their beloved automobiles! More information about this event will be coming soon, stay tuned!

Aug
19
Sat
Relix Riot Traditional Hot Rods & Customs Show
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Relix Riot Traditional Hot Rods & Customs Show @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Head out to the Gilmore Car Museum for an event you won’t forget — the 9th annual Traditional Hot Rods, Customs, and Motorcycle Show!

You WON’T find neon lights, billet wheels or modern megawatt stereos on these relics, just good old fashion hot rods like they built them in the 1940s, ’50s and early ’60s. Plus, check out live bands, enjoy the pin-up contest, and more throughout the day! For more information, please visit www.relixriot.com or visit the Relix Riot Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RELIXRIOT/.

Spectator Admission: $12.00/person, children 11 and under free

Registration and exhibitor information coming soon, stay tuned!

Aug
26
Sat
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Aug 26 all-day
Model T Driving School - SOLD OUT

Go Back To Driver’s Training at the Gilmore Car Museum…Old School!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

ALL SESSIONS FOR THIS COURSE DATE ARE SOLD OUT! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW OTHER COURSE DATES.

Secure a seat behind the wheel of an AUTHENTIC Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 — right out of the Museum’s fleet of vintage vehicles — and drive the 2.5 miles of paved roads within our historic campus with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. This is truly a fun and memorable hands-on experience that’s perfect for multi-generational family groups, couples, corporate team building, or anyone who wants to take a step back in time and learn how to drive, or get a refresher, in one of the 15 million “Tin Lizzies” built by the Ford Motor Company over 100 years ago.

Classes are open to all licensed drivers but are limited to 18 students each and SELL OUT fast! Registration is $105 per student, discounts are available for Gilmore Car Museum members. Payment is required at the time of registration. To register please click the link below or call the Museum’s main line at 269-671-5089

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE and view available class dates

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made by calling the Gilmore Car Museum at 269-671-5089 and leaving a recorded message as needed to receive registration refunds. Refunds, less a $25.00 administration fee, will be made for all cancellations received at least 48-hours prior to the course date. Cancellations made after that time, or no-shows, will forfeit all registration fees and no refund will be issued.

Aug
27
Sun
Pierce-Arrow Society Gathering
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pierce-Arrow Society Gathering @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Enjoy the company of the Pierce-Arrow Society as they celebrate their 14th annual Club Meet at Gilmore! This special day will draw Pierce-Arrow Society members and and their Pierce-Arrows, America’s Premier Luxury cars built in Buffalo, NY between 1901-1938. For more information please visit www.pierce-arrowmuseum.org or call Dave Stevens at (231) 740-6610.

Regular Admission Rates Apply:
$13/adults
$10/children ages 7-17
Free/children ages 6 and under

Exhibitor Admission: Show field open to Pierce-Arrow Society Members ONLY

Aug
31
Thu
Model T Driving School
Aug 31 all-day
Model T Driving School

Go Back To Driver’s Training at the Gilmore Car Museum…Old School!

Thursday, August 31st
9:30am – 12:30pm / The afternoon session for this course date is SOLD OUT!

Secure a seat behind the wheel of an AUTHENTIC Model T Ford built between 1908 and 1927 — right out of the Museum’s fleet of vintage vehicles — and drive the 2.5 miles of paved roads within our historic campus with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. This is truly a fun and memorable hands-on experience that’s perfect for multi-generational family groups, couples, corporate team building, or anyone who wants to take a step back in time and learn how to drive, or get a refresher, in one of the 15 million “Tin Lizzies” built by the Ford Motor Company over 100 years ago.

Classes are open to all licensed drivers but are limited to 18 students each and SELL OUT fast! Registration is $105 per student, discounts are available for Gilmore Car Museum members. Payment is required at the time of registration. To register please click the link below or call the Museum’s main line at 269-671-5089

Click here to REGISTER ONLINE and view available class dates

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations must be made by calling the Gilmore Car Museum at 269-671-5089 and leaving a recorded message as needed to receive registration refunds. Refunds, less a $25.00 administration fee, will be made for all cancellations received at least 48-hours prior to the course date. Cancellations made after that time, or no-shows, will forfeit all registration fees and no refund will be issued.

Sep
9
Sat
Kalamazoo’s Insane Inflatable 5K at the Gilmore Car Museum
Sep 9 all-day
Kalamazoo's Insane Inflatable 5K at the Gilmore Car Museum @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum and TownSquare Media are proud to announce … the Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to Kalamazoo! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice!

Read More and Register: Insane Inflatable 5K Obstacle Fun Run – Kalamazoo, MI | Insane Inflatable 5K

COURSE DESCRIPTION

All of our venues offer a different and unique running experience. For the most part, we run off-pavement and on grass as much as possible. Certain venues have more grass than others, but we promise to make our course all about the inflatables!

  • Approximate 5K (3.1 miles) on combination paved and grass course
  • 1-2 water stops depending on the weather (feel free to bring your own water on course with you)
  • Start and Finish lines are located next to each other in the Insane Midway

EVENT INSTRUCTIONS

Get the scoop on everything INSANE. Where should I park? When should I arrive? What should I bring? Is there bag check?

Here are a few key points:

  • All participant parking will be in dedicated lots around the area. Please follow event parking signs. Parking fees may apply depending on the event venue.
  • Arrive one hour prior to your wave time to ensure you have enough time to: park, check in at the Registration Tent, get your bib and wave time wristband, check your bag at our complimentary Bag Check Tent and head to the Start Line.
  • Please note that you will be given a colored wristband that corresponds with your specific wave time. Wristbands must be worn and the correct color will only be allowed in the starting line corral. All others will be turned away. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Credit card purchases will be possible for merchandise, food and beverage at the event.
  • Bring your Driver’s License/State ID. You will not be allowed to pick up your bib and wave time wristband without it.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing/footwear to get you through the race. Shoes are ok to be worn on all of the inflatables.
  • You may bring a lawn chair or blanket. You may not bring weapons, drugs, coolers or outside alcohol. You may bring your own water (including on the course).

REGISTRATION FEES

The most insane obstacle course! Registration Includes:

  • Custom Insane T-Shirt
  • Custom Insane Medal
  • Custom Runners Bib
  • Access to the Insane Midway
  • The most fun you’ve had in a long time!

PRICING GUIDES AND REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT: http://insaneinflatable5k.com/kalamazoo-mi

MINIMUM HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: 42″|NO MINIMUM AGE