Gilmore Car Museum’s Schedule of Events

Aug
18
Sat
Library Sale – Relix Riot
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Library Sale - Relix Riot @ Gilmore Car Museum Library | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum Library will be hosting a duplicates sale featuring books, magazines, brochures, and manuals. The sale will take place inside the Automotive Heritage Center in the Research Library from 9am-4pm.

All proceeds support the Gilmore Car Museum Library and Archives.

Relix Riot Traditional Hot Rods & Customs Show
Aug 18 @ 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 10th 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: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: TBA
Vendor Admission: TBA

Aug
19
Sun
Ride the Classics – August 19th
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - August 19th @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter from 9am-12:30pm on the day of the program. After purchasing tickets, riders must sign up for the vehicle(s) of their choice and 15 minute time slot for their ride, which must take place between 10am-12:45pm.

Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

 

Aug
22
Wed
Ride the Classics – August 22nd
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - August 22nd @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter from 9am-12:30pm on the day of the program. After purchasing tickets, riders must sign up for the vehicle(s) of their choice and 15 minute time slot for their ride, which must take place between 10am-12:45pm.

Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

 

Aug
23
Thu
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Aug 23 all-day
Model T Driving School - SOLD OUT @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Morning Session, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Afternoon Session, 1:30pm – 4:30pm

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 administration office (M-F 8am-5pm) 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
25
Sat
Ride the Classics – August 25th
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - August 25th @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter from 9am-12:30pm on the day of the program. After purchasing tickets, riders must sign up for the vehicle(s) of their choice and 15 minute time slot for their ride, which must take place between 10am-12:45pm.

Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

 

Aug
26
Sun
Pierce-Arrow Gathering at Gilmore
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pierce-Arrow Gathering at Gilmore @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Enjoy the company of the Pierce-Arrow Society as they celebrate their  15th annual Pierce-Arrow Gathering at Gilmore, held August 24-26, 2018 with their annual Showing at the Museum on Sunday, August 26. 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:
$15/adults
$10/children ages 7-17
Free/children ages 6 and under

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

Aug
29
Wed
Ride the Classics – August 29th
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - August 29th @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in July and August are available, be sure to visit our full events calendar to check them out!

Tickets for “Ride the Classics” can not be purchased in advanced and will only be available for purchase at the museum admission’s counter from 9am-12:30pm on the day of the program. After purchasing tickets, riders must sign up for the vehicle(s) of their choice and 15 minute time slot for their ride, which must take place between 10am-12:45pm.

Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / Choose One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / Choose One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

Sep
9
Sun
Muscle Cars PLUS Show & Swap Meet
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 24th annual Muscle Cars PLUS Show & Swap Meet at the Gilmore Car Museum will be West Michigan’s largest gathering of Muscle Cars, featuring hundreds of special interest vehicles! For more information or to register your car for the show, please contact the Gary Trama with the West Michigan Muscle Car Club at (269)345-2202 or by emailing gtowner69@aol.com.

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Show Car Admission: $20.00/car, includes admission for 2 people
Vendor Spaces: $20.00/space, includes admission for 2 people

Click here to download the 2018 Muscle Car Show Flyer!

More Information About the Show:

  • 2018 Feature: 1962-75 Mopar B-Body AND 1955-71 Chrysler 300
  • Class Structured Parking — this means NO, you can’t park with your car club or buddies out of class
  • Open to all classic cars, admission includes entry to the Gilmore Car Museum exhibit buildings
  • No canopies on the show field
  • Swap Meet Vendors — No tarps, metal signs, or car hoods on the grass!
  • Show officially starts at 9:00am — no exhibitor admittance until 8:00am
  • Dash plaques will be given to the first 200 show cars
  • Over 50 tropies will be awarded, Awards Ceremony will be held at 3:00pm
  • DJ all day long
  • Door Prizes
  • A large portion of all proceeds collected by the West Michigan Muscle Car Club from Exhibitors and Vendors will go to charities including Hospice of Southwest Michigan and the American Veterans Association
Sep
12
Wed
Artist’s Talk: The League of Retired Automotive Designers
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The League of Retired Automotive Designers “Spirit of Innovation”

A special exhibit has been featured at the Gilmore Car Museum this summer highlighting the spirit of innovation that has been part of the automotive industry since its inception, and the League of Retired Automotive Designers keeps that spirit alive. As an informal group of mostly retired automobile designers, their ability has been honed by years of experience. They have the creativity, passion, enthusiasm, energy, and ambition to design “new” cars and trucks, simply for the fun of it. Nearly 50 works of iconic “designers of dream cars” are featured in this special exhibit, and their original concept car art representing long-retired marques as well as automotive fantasies that are not tied-down to marketing and production constraints.

Meet the designers behind these incredible works, hear how the League challenges themselves to keep designing every year, and interact with the artist panel during this amazing session!

The event will take place in the museum’s Heritage Center Banquet Room, followed by the opportunity to walk through the “Spirit of Innovation” gallery with the artists following their talk and Q&A session.

Exhibit displayed May 1st – September 30th.