Gilmore Car Museum’s Schedule of Events

May
19
Sat
Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Celebrating the First 50 Years of the Automobile!

The Donald Gilmore Showcase is a special show featuring Pre-War 1942 vehicles, just like the cars Museum Founder Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. Only original stock vehicles will be eligible to participate, no modified or hot rod style vehicles please.  The show weekend will also include a Driving Tour on Friday, May 18th.

See early gas, steam and electric autos, take a ride in an antique car and discover autos normally only seen on static display actually driving around the historic campus! An award ceremony will be held at 3:00pm and will honor the Oldest Vehicle, Best Vintage Attire (best period attire worn by a vehicle’s owner), plus two very special awards – the Genevieve Gilmore Preservation Award and the Donald & Genevieve Gilmore Award (Best of Show).

Activities will also take place throughout the day, including start up demos featuring some of the earliest cars in the Museum’s Collection and a “Parade through the Decades,” featuring each decade represented on the show field.

CLICK HERE to download the 2018 Pre-1942 Showcase Flyer and Registration Form!

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $10/vehicle, includes admission for 2 people with vehicle
Vendor Admission:$20.00 per space (approx. 20’ x 20’), includes admission for 2 people
          Space assignments on first-come, first-serve basis
          Early Set-up: Friday afternoon, Saturday 7:30 am

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for show car admission.

Library Sale – Gilmore Showcase
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Library Sale - Gilmore Showcase @ 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.

May
22
Tue
Model T Driving School – SOLD OUT
May 22 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, May 22, 2018 – SOLD OUT
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.

Jun
3
Sun
Classic Car Club of America Museum Grand Experience
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Classic Car Club of America Museum Grand Experience @ Gilmore Car Museum / Classic Car Club of America Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Classic Car Club of America Museum will host their 32nd Grand Experience at the Gilmore Car Museum bringing the best of the best Full Classics® to the Southwest Michigan, including some of the nation’s most stunningly restored Classic automobiles. Visit the CCCA Museum website at www.cccamuseum.org for show details and vehicle registration information.

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

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for show car admission.

Jun
5
Tue
Model T Driving School – June 5th
Jun 5 all-day
Model T Driving School - June 5th @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Morning Session, 9:30am – 12:30pm – ONLY TWO SPACES REMAINING!
Afternoon Session, 1:30pm – 4:30pm PM SOLD OUT (click here to view other course date options)

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.

Jun
6
Wed
Ride the Classics
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

We have a fun program for museum visitors today! “Ride the Classics” will take place from 11am-3pm 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:
1912 Packard Model 30 Seven Passenger Touring Car
1935 Austin Taxi
1936 Cadillac V-16 Series 90 Convertible Sedan
1958 Chevrolet Corvette
1956 Chevrolet Impala
1964 Checker Taxicab

Jun
9
Sat
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Saturday Ride & Swap Meet
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

SWAP MEET: 9am-4pm
General Admission applies to access swap meet area on museum’s campus
$14/person, children 11 and under and museum members free

The Vintage Motorcycle Weekend SWAP MEET FIELD will be open on Saturday from 9am – 4pm! Come get first pick of tools, parts, merchandise and more! Interested in having a space on the vendor field to sell your products or parts? Check out the flier below for registration and set-up information. 

CLICK HERE to download the 2018 Vintage Motorcycle Weekend Flyer and Registration form!


VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE RIDE: 10am-12pm
Free Admission

Kick off the Gilmore Car Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Weekend by participating in our 11th annual Vintage Motorcycle Ride!  The ride is open to all vintage motorcycles 25 years and older and is led by experienced riders from the Wolverine Chapter of the AMCA, the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club, and the Battle Creek BMW Chapter.

Register your bike between 8:00-10:00am at the Gilmore Car Museum (no pre-registration) then ride approximately 70 paved miles through scenic Barry County, with a lunch stop at the Blue Moon Diner to end the tour (purchased on own). Riders will receive an extra 5 points added to their score tally at Sunday’s show AND turn in your ride ticket for an extra chance to win the Exhibitor’s Grand Prize!

 

Jun
10
Sun
Library Sale – Motorcycle Show
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Library Sale - Motorcycle Show @ 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.

Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Sunday Show & Swap Meet
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Sunday Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 23rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet (9am-4pm) will feature hundreds of motorcycles and vendors on the Gilmore Car Museum’s Historic Campus! The judged show field is open to all motorcycle 25 years and older, plus spectators arriving on motorcycles will park their rides in a special lot inside the Museum’s Campus making this one gigantic bike show, held rain or shine!

CLICK HERE to download the 2018 Vintage Motorcycle Weekend Flyer and Registration form!

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

Exhibitor Admission:
Day of Registration: $15.00 (unlimited number of bikes)
Swap Meet Space: $25.00 (spaces approx. 20’x20′)
For Sale Bike Corral Space: $15.00

Pre-registration for this event has CLOSED! Day of registration will begin at 7am at the Shell Station

*Please note: Gilmore Car Museum memberships are not valid to show a bike on the exhibitors field or to rent a space on the vendor field*

Don’t miss the start of the Gilmore Car Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Weekend on Saturday, June 9th with our annual Vintage Motorcycle Ride! Riders will receive an extra 5 points added to their score tally at Sunday’s show and turn in your ride ticket for an extra chance to win the Exhibitor’s Grand Prize!

Jun
16
Sat
All Air-Cooled Gathering
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
All Air-Cooled Gathering @ Gilmore Car Museum / H.H. Franklin Club Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 8th Annual ALL Air-Cooled Car Gathering will feature rare air-cooled cars including early examples Franklins, Frayer-Miller, and Holmes, all the way through modern air-cooled cars including VW, Corvair, Tatra, Porsche, Citroen, and more!

Visit the H.H. Franklin Collection display in the vintage Franklin Motors dealership on the Gilmore Car Museum’s Historic Campus for a whole showroom of air-cooled cars. Questions? Please contact Phil Weisenbarger (419) 358-4651 or visit www.franklincar.org. And, don’t forget to follow the H.H. Franklin Club Inc. on Facebook at “Franklin Automobile Collection at Hickory Corners.”

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

*Please note: Gilmore Car Museum memberships are not valid for show car admission*