Gilmore Car Museum’s Schedule of Events

Jun
30
Sat
Ride the Classics
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will take place from 10am-1pm and will give visitors the opportunity to take a ride in cars right out of the museum’s collection! Additional dates in June 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 or at the Blue Moon Diner on the days of the program. Ticket pricing is in addition to general admission and will be as follows:
Individual Ticket / One Car – $10.00
Group of Four or Less / One Car – $15.00
Group of Four of Less / Choose Four Cars – $35.00

Today, guests can choose to take a 10-15 minute ride in:
1909 Thomas Flyer 670 Flyabout
1929 Bentley Speed 6 Vanden Plas Tourer
1932 Duesenberg Murphy Victoria 
1935 Austin Taxi
1951 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
1964 Checker Taxicab

Jul
7
Sat
Deutsche Marques: A German Auto Event
Jul 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Deutsche Marques: A German Auto Event @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Bring your friends and family out to the Gilmore Car Museum as we being a weekend of “foreign invasions,” beginning with the 7th annual Deutsche Marques, an ALL German Auto Event! This car show will feature all of you favorite German marques and everything from daily drivers to weekend treasures, including BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. ALL YEARS WELCOME!

For more information regarding the German Auto Show at the Gilmore Car Museum, please contact Pete Hamlett with the Deutsche Marques Club at 586-212-8449, or visit www.deutschemarquesag.com or visit the Club on Facebook. Exhibitor information will be available soon, please stay tuned for registration fees and sign-up details!

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $13.00/person

Jul
8
Sun
Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s British Auto Faire
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s British Auto Faire @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Come on out and enjoy the Mad Dogs and Englishmen’s 28th annual British Car Faire at the Gilmore Car Museum! The Car Faire is open to all British made vehicles and will also include a swap meet area! Enjoy people’s choice judging, car games, bagpipers, and British Tea Time, too! For more information or to register for the British Car Faire at the Gilmore Car Museum, please visit http://www.maddogsandenglishmen.org/mde/registration.cfm.

Show cars must be on the field by 12pm (onsite registration 8am-12pm).

2018 Featured Marque: Lotus
2018 Rare Gem: American-Powered British Cars (Sunbeam Tiger, AC Cobra, etc.)

Download the 2018 Mad Dogs Flyer HERE!

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: TBA
Vendor Admission: TBA

Jul
15
Sun
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Jul 15 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!

Sunday, July 15, 2018 – SOLD OUT (click here to view other course date options)
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.

Jul
21
Sat
Club Meet: Volvos at the Gilmore VII
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Volvo Club of America will be hosting their biannual meet at the Gilmore Car Museum. Volvos at the Gilmore welcomes ALL automobile enthusiasts interested in all years and models of Volvo cars to their meet!

General Admission: $14.00
Club Meet Members (Great Lakes Chapter, Volvo Club): $13.00

There is NO need to preregister for this event. Volvo’s will be parking on the C-Barn Lawn across from the Diner. More details will be available on the club’s website: http://www.greatlakesvolvoclub.org

Jul
22
Sun
NEW SHOW! All-Years Corvette Show & Swap Meet
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
NEW SHOW! All-Years Corvette Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

NEW IN 2018! Join us for the Gilmore Car Museum’s FIRST EVER all-years CORVETTE SHOW & SWAP MEET on Sunday, July 22nd from 9am-3pm. 

Click here to download the Corvette Show Pre-Registration Flyer (pre-registration deadline 6/29/18)

Spectator Admission: $14.00 per person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $15 pre-registration / $20 day of show (includes driver and passenger admission)
Vendor Admission: $25 / 20’x20′ space in swap or for sale lot

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

Jul
26
Thu
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Jul 26 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!

Sunday, July 26, 2018
Morning Session, 9:30am – 12:30pm – AM Session SOLD OUT (click here to view other course date options)
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.

Jul
28
Sat
“Mopars at the Red Barns” Show & Swap Meet
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
"Mopars at the Red Barns" Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 30th 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.

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $20/vehicle for show or fun field (includes 2 people)
Vendor Admission: $20/vehicle (includes 2 people and 1 trailer) — Please no tarps, metal signs/hoods on the grass. 

Additional persons for Exhibitor/Vendor admission is $5 per person.

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

 

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

Visit the LARGEST car show and swap meet of the season on Saturday, August 4th — the 38th annual Red Barns Spectacular! During the show, 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.

Red Barns Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 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 the show field, along with special areas for antique campers brought to you by the Tin Can Tourists, cars for sale, antique boats, and vintage bicycles. Plus, check out over 300 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.

2018 Flyer and Registration form will be available soon!

And, don’t miss the 12th 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: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Show Vehicle registration: (Day of show) JUDGED CLASSES $25.00 or DRIVER’S CHOICE (includes Campers and Boats)  $20 (both includes 2 people), extra people $5.00 each, under 11 free
Vendor Space / Vehicle For Sale registration: $20.00 each