2018 – 2019 Schedule of Events
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May
18
Sat
Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Car Show
May 18 @ 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 17th.

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.

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

The 24th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet will feature hundreds of motorcycles and vendors on the Gilmore Car Museum’s Historic Campus! The judged show field is open to all motorcycles 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!

Exhibitor gate opens at 8:00am
Public Show gate opens at 9:00am

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 8th 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
15
Sat
All Air-Cooled Gathering
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
All Air-Cooled Gathering @ Gilmore Car Museum / H.H. Franklin Club Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The  Annual All Air-Cooled Car Gathering presented by the H.H. Franklin Collection will feature rare air-cooled cars including early examples Franklins, Frayer-Miller and Holmes … 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.”

Exhibitor gate opens at 8:00 am – Fees to be announced
Public Show gate opens at 9:00 am – General Admission Rates apply

*Please note: Gilmore Car Museum memberships provide free General Admission but does not include show vehicle or swap space registration fees *

Jul
6
Sat
Deutsche Marques: A German Auto Event
Jul 6 @ 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 for a weekend of “foreign invasions,” beginning with the 8th 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: $14.00/vehicle, Gilmore Car Museum memberships NOT valid for show car admission

Exhibitor gate opens at 8:00am
Public Show gate opens at 9:00am

Jul
7
Sun
Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s British Auto Faire
Jul 7 @ 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 29th Annual British Car Faire! 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!

Show cars must be on the field by 12:00pm (onsite registration 8am-12pm).
Public Show gate opens at 9:00am

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.

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: $25/vehicle, Gilmore Car Museum memberships NOT valid for show car admission

Jul
21
Sun
All-Years Corvette Show & Swap Meet
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
All-Years Corvette Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Join us for the 2nd Annual Corvette Show & Swap Meet on Sunday, July 21st from 9:00am-4:00pm. Dash plaques to all pre-registered cars and to the first 100 after! Car themed lawn games behind the Shell Station including a hub cap and piston ring toss.

Awards presented at 2:00pm for:
Director’s Choice
Club Trophy (club or group with the most cars on the field)
and Preservation Award (best all-original survivor)

Click here to download the Corvette Show Flyer
(pre-registration closed 6/29 – day of registration begins at 8am)

Exhibitor gate opens at 8:00am
Public Show gate opens at 9:00am

Spectator Admission: $14.00 per person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor Admission: $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
27
Sat
“Mopars at the Red Barns” Show & Swap Meet
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
"Mopars at the Red Barns" Show & Swap Meet @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The 31st Annual MOPARS at the Red Barns Show and Swap Meet , sponsored by the Western Michigan Mopar Club, 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 8:00am on Saturday and the show begins at 9:00am. 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. 

 

Aug
3
Sat
Red Barns Spectacular Car Show & Swap Meet
Aug 3 @ 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 the regions “Grand Daddy” of antique, classic and special interest car shows, it is One BIG Day, Two HUGE Shows –a Judged Show field & Driver’s Choice Show field. Both are open to any vehicle 25 years or older, including cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, vintage campers, military vehicles, fire trucks and boats!

More that 1,200 show vehicles 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 380 Swap Meet Vendors Onsite 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.

Bottom line, the name says it all… its
SPECTACULAR!

2019 Registration form will be here soon!