Gilmore Car Museum’s Schedule of Events

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.

Rules relating to show vehicles as set by the Western Michigan Mopar Club:
Allowed on the show field will be any car, truck or other forms of transportation of any year manufactured by or for “Chrysler” including, but not limited to, Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Desoto, Ram, Jeep, etc. This does not include vehicles manufactured by another automaker before being acquired by “Chrysler.” (AMC etc) or vehicles manufactured by companies with controlling interest in “Chrysler” (Daimler/Benz, Fiat etc) unless built for & badged as a Chrysler product.

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. All exhibitor and vendor admission fees collected benefit the Western Michigan Mopar Club. 

 

“Barn Finds” Book Signing with Ryan Brutt
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This weekend is the debut of the Gilmore Car Museum’s latest special exhibit, “Hidden Treasures: Barn Finds and Their Stories!”

On Saturday from 1-3pm, visitors are invited to check out this all-new display, chat with some the owners of these authentic and original-condition cars, and meet acclaimed author and photographer, Ryan Brutt!

Ryan is THE automotive archaeologist, having published photographic books featuring some of the best barn finds in the country. His two books featuring photos of these ultra-rare finds – Amazing Barn Finds and Roadside Relics and Muscle Car Barn Finds – will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Purchase a copy or bring your copies from home for Ryan to sign* at the indoor-gallery entrance to the exhibit on Saturday from 1-3pm!

*Book signing and exhibit viewing included in purchase of general admission. Books to be signed must be brought in by the visitor or purchased from the Museum Store.

Jul
29
Sun
Ride the Classics – July 29th
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - July 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 or at the Blue Moon Diner on the day of the program. 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

Today, guests can choose to take a 10-15 minute ride in***:

1948 Packard***
1951 Cadillac***
1936 Cadillac***
1932 Duesenberg***
1935 Austin Taxi
1964 Checker Taxicab

***NOTE: In the best interest of these historic vehicles, vehicles available for rides may vary depending on weather conditions.

Aug
1
Wed
Ride the Classics – August 1st
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - August 1st @ 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

Today, guests can choose to ride in***:

1948 Packard***
1951 Cadillac***
1936 Cadillac***
1932 Duesenberg***
1935 Austin Taxi
1964 Checker Taxicab

***NOTE: In the best interest of these historic vehicles, vehicles available for rides may vary depending on weather conditions or availability of drivers.

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.

Click here for the 2018 Red Barns Spectacular registration flyer
(pre-registration ends July 15th)

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

Day of Show Registration
JUDGED CLASSES: $25.00
DRIVER’S CHOICE (includes Campers):  $20.00
Vendor Space / Vehicle For Sale registration: $25.00

All registrations include admission for 2 people, extra people $5.00 each, under 11 free

Aug
7
Tue
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
Aug 7 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!

Tuesday, August 7, 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
8
Wed
Ride the Classics – August 8th
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - August 8th @ 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

Today, guests can choose to ride in***:

1948 Packard***
1951 Cadillac***
1936 Cadillac***
1932 Duesenberg***
1935 Austin Taxi
1964 Checker Taxicab

***NOTE: In the best interest of these historic vehicles, vehicles available for rides may vary depending on weather conditions or availability of drivers.

Aug
11
Sat
Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum Meet
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum Meet @ Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum will host their 5th annual Lincoln Homecoming Meet on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in August 2018.

All admission proceeds will benefit the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum foundation.

For information about this event, please visit https://www.lincolncarmuseum.org/our-museum/events/10-events/21-2018-annual-lincoln-homecoming or contact the Lincoln event chairman using the contact information above.

Aug
15
Wed
Ride the Classics – August 15th
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ride the Classics - August 15th @ 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