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!

“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.


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

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!



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.