2018 – 2019 Schedule of Events
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Apr
28
Sun
2019 Lecture Series – ROUTE 66
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2019 Lecture Series - ROUTE 66 @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Gilmore Car Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is highly anticipated every year! Every Sunday afternoon at 3 pm January through April visitors can enjoy a different guest presenter speaking on a variety of intriguing topics. Admission to each lecture FREE for members, included in general admission and is just $5/person if you’re only coming to take in the Lecture!

TODAY’S LECTURE:

“Route 66: Adventures, Stories And Photographs, From Chicago To Santa Monica” by John Lacko — Photo Journalist and Historian

 

2019 Lecture Series Flyer

 

May
4
Sat
7th Annual Kentucky Derby JULEP GALA
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for the
7th Annual Julep Gala!

 

A relaxing, fun-filled Kentucky Derby style evening fundraiser with ALL proceeds supporting the Spectrum Health CenteringPregnancy® at Pennock.

Derby or cocktail attire is highly encouraged… will you be awarded for Best Chapeau?

As our special evening begins, you will be greeted with fine music, while stepping back in time as you stroll through the fantastic vintage automobile collection in the Museum’s Heritage Center.

Make a stop for a complimentary Mint Julep and a few delicious appetizers and place a wager on your favorite horse before having your photo taken next to one of the incredible automobiles.

Then watch the 145th running of the KENTUCKY DERBY!  Known as the Best Two Minutes in Sports!

The aroma of the meal, prepared with Derby Flair, will let you know it’s time for dinner. Sit down, relax and enjoy your meal and music.

This year we are focusing our work and philanthropy on maternal and infant mortality rates that are shockingly high in the United States, Michigan and here in West Michigan. In fact, maternal mortality rates have dramatically increased in the last ten years throughout the United States. In West Michigan also, infant mortality rates are no better than average. The most disadvantaged of our society suffer an even more disproportionately negative impact. The 7th Annual Julep Gala funding can improve maternal and infant mortality rates, and save the lives of mothers and babies by addressing premature birth rates here and now.

Evening Schedule

5:30 p.m.  Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, Photos and Heritage Center Stroll
6:34 p.m.  Kentucky Derby Race
7:00 p.m.  Dinner
7:30 p.m.  Welcome and Sponsor Thank You
7:45 p.m.  Donor Recognition & Program
8:25 p.m.  Best Chapeau, People’s Choice Winners announced
8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Dancing and Social

Purchase your Julep Gala Tickets Here

 

May
17
Fri
Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Driving Tour
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase Driving Tour @ Tour will depart from the Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

A Driving Tour Celebrating the First 50 Years of the Automobile!

Join us for the 4th Annual Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Driving Tour open to all pre-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 Driving Tour will gather and stage at the Museum at 9:00 am and depart at 9:30 am on Friday, May 17th. This year’s tour route will be announced soon!

Just $10 for the weekend!   Tour, Just 10 Bucks… Show, Just 10 Buck!  Both for only $10!!

Please check out the Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase for exhibitor information for Saturday’s car show or download the informational flyer HERE.

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.

Special 2019: Welcoming the COLE REGISTRY REUNION and the remarkable 1909- 1925 Cole Motor Cars!

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 for the 2019 Showcase Pre-1942 event flyer!

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 exhibitor or vendor admission*

Jun
1
Sat
Classic Car Club of America GRAND CLASSIC
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Classic Car Club of America GRAND CLASSIC @ Gilmore Car Museum / Classic Car Club of America Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Classic Car Club of America will host a GRAND CLASSIC 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: General Museum Admission Rates apply
Exhibitor Admission: TBA

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for exhibitor or vendor admission*

Jun
2
Sun
CCCA Museum THE EXPERIENCE
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
CCCA Museum THE EXPERIENCE @ Gilmore Car Museum / Classic Car Club of America Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

The Classic Car Club of America Museum will host The 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.

Spectator Admission: General Museum Admission Rates apply
Exhibitor Admission: TBA

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for exhibitor or vendor admission*

Jun
8
Sat
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Saturday Ride & Swap Meet
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend: Saturday Ride & Swap Meet @ Ride Starts at the Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

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 for Information on the 2019 Vintage Motorcycle Weekend !

 


VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE RIDE: 10am-12pm
Free Admission

Kick off the Gilmore Car Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Weekend by participating in our 12th 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.

Click here for Information on the 2019 Vintage Motorcycle Weekend !

 

 

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 for the 2019 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

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for exhibitor or vendor admission*

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 – 4:00 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 Museum Memberships are NOT valid for exhibitor or vendor admission*

Jun
22
Sat
ULTIMATE All-Years Truck Show
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
ULTIMATE All-Years Truck Show @ Gilmore Car Museum | Hickory Corners | Michigan | United States

Join us for our 3rd Annual ULTIMATE All-Year Truck Show and Swap Meet! This show is open to Every type and ALL YEARS of Trucks –  Antique, Vintage, Military, Emergency, Commercial, Pickup trucks, Utility vehicles, Semis are ALL welcome to the Museum’s show field.

Spectator Admission: $14.00/person, children 11 and under free
Exhibitor / Show A Truck: $10/truck, 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

Click here for the 2019 flyer!

*Please note Museum Memberships are NOT valid for exhibitor or vendor admission*