2017-2018 Events Calendar

 

Aug
5
Sat
Red Barns Spectacular: Library Sale
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Red Barns Spectacular: Library Sale @ Gilmore Car Museum Library | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Visit the LARGEST car show and swap meet of the season this Saturday, August 5th — the 37th 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.

Aug
12
Sat
Lincoln Motor Car Museum Meet, Day 1
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lincoln Motor Car Museum Meet, Day 1 @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

As a proud partner of the Gilmore Car Museum, the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum will host the 3rd annual Lincoln Homecoming Meet in Hickory Corners, Michigan, drawing Lincoln enthusiasts and their beloved automobiles! More information will be provided soon, stay tuned!

Aug
13
Sun
Lincoln Motor Car Museum Meet, Day 2
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lincoln Motor Car Museum Meet, Day 2 @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

As a proud partner of the Gilmore Car Museum, the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and Lincoln Motor Car Foundation will host their 3rd annual Lincoln National Meet in Hickory Corners, Michigan, drawing Lincoln enthusiasts and their beloved automobiles! More information about this event will be coming soon, stay tuned!

Aug
19
Sat
Relix Riot Traditional Hot Rods & Customs Show
Aug 19 @ 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 9th 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: $12.00/person, children 11 and under free

Registration and exhibitor information coming soon, stay tuned!

Aug
27
Sun
Pierce-Arrow Society Gathering
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pierce-Arrow Society Gathering @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Enjoy the company of the Pierce-Arrow Society as they celebrate their 14th annual Club Meet at Gilmore! 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:
$13/adults
$10/children ages 7-17
Free/children ages 6 and under

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

Sep
9
Sat
Kalamazoo’s Insane Inflatable 5K at the Gilmore Car Museum
Sep 9 all-day
Kalamazoo's Insane Inflatable 5K at the Gilmore Car Museum @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum and TownSquare Media are proud to announce … the Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to Kalamazoo! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice!

Read More and Register: Insane Inflatable 5K Obstacle Fun Run – Kalamazoo, MI | Insane Inflatable 5K

COURSE DESCRIPTION

All of our venues offer a different and unique running experience. For the most part, we run off-pavement and on grass as much as possible. Certain venues have more grass than others, but we promise to make our course all about the inflatables!

  • Approximate 5K (3.1 miles) on combination paved and grass course
  • 1-2 water stops depending on the weather (feel free to bring your own water on course with you)
  • Start and Finish lines are located next to each other in the Insane Midway

EVENT INSTRUCTIONS

Get the scoop on everything INSANE. Where should I park? When should I arrive? What should I bring? Is there bag check?

Here are a few key points:

  • All participant parking will be in dedicated lots around the area. Please follow event parking signs. Parking fees may apply depending on the event venue.
  • Arrive one hour prior to your wave time to ensure you have enough time to: park, check in at the Registration Tent, get your bib and wave time wristband, check your bag at our complimentary Bag Check Tent and head to the Start Line.
  • Please note that you will be given a colored wristband that corresponds with your specific wave time. Wristbands must be worn and the correct color will only be allowed in the starting line corral. All others will be turned away. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Credit card purchases will be possible for merchandise, food and beverage at the event.
  • Bring your Driver’s License/State ID. You will not be allowed to pick up your bib and wave time wristband without it.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing/footwear to get you through the race. Shoes are ok to be worn on all of the inflatables.
  • You may bring a lawn chair or blanket. You may not bring weapons, drugs, coolers or outside alcohol. You may bring your own water (including on the course).

REGISTRATION FEES

The most insane obstacle course! Registration Includes:

  • Custom Insane T-Shirt
  • Custom Insane Medal
  • Custom Runners Bib
  • Access to the Insane Midway
  • The most fun you’ve had in a long time!

PRICING GUIDES AND REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT: http://insaneinflatable5k.com/kalamazoo-mi

MINIMUM HEIGHT REQUIREMENT: 42″|NO MINIMUM AGE

Sep
10
Sun
Muscle Cars PLUS Show & Swap Meet
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Muscle Cars PLUS Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 23rd 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: $12.00/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 2017 Muscle Car Show Flyer!

More Information About the Show:

  • 2017 Feature: 1962 – 1971 Fairlane, Torino, Comet, Montego, includes all GTs, Cyclones, Thunderbolts, and Rancheros
  • 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
16
Sat
Ford Model A Day at the Gilmore Car Museum
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Ford Model A Day at the Gilmore Car Museum @ Gilmore Car Museum / Model A Ford Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum is the proud home of the Model A Ford Museum, the world’s largest museum dedicated solely to the Model A! On Saturday, September 16th, hop in your Model A and head out to the Gilmore Car Museum for the 5th annual Ford Model A Day and celebrate the heritage of a trusty American car with friends and family.

Special events and activities will be held throughout the day including a swap meet, a Model A Hall of Fame induction, special seminars, and more! Bring your Model A or come as a spectator, this show and swap meet will be sure to please as hundreds of Model As gather in Hickory Corners, Michigan on the Gilmore’s Historic Campus.

Spectator Admission: $12.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: TBA
Vendor Admission: TBA

For more information, please visit www.MAFFI.org.

Sep
23
Sat
Smithsonian Magazine’s MUSEUM DAY LIVE! Event
Sep 23 all-day
Smithsonian Magazine's MUSEUM DAY LIVE! Event @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country give entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, providing FREE ADMISSION FOR TWO PEOPLE. 

HOW MUSEUM DAY WORKS:

STEP 1: Find a participating museum here
STEP 2: Download your ticket here
STEP 3: Head to the museum on Saturday, September 23, 2017! 


RULES:

  • You MUST register for your passes on the Smithsonian Museum Day Live! website (linked above)
  • Only one registration per email address
  • Registered participants will receive an email valid for two admissions for 9/23/17 only
  • Passes MUST be printed or shown on a smart phone or table at the admission’s window
  • Non refundable, no cash value
  • Museum Day Live! is an event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, the Gilmore Car Museum is a participant in the event. 

Special thanks to the Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center for their support of the Gilmore Car Museum’s participation, please visit the car show field on 9/23/2017 to enjoy the annual CLCMRC Cadillac Fall Festival!

Nov
23
Thu
Thanksgiving Day – Museum CLOSED
Nov 23 all-day
Thanksgiving Day - Museum CLOSED

The Gilmore Car Museum is closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.