Thank you to our Sponsors!

AAA of Michigan



United Rental Party & Event Services – Kalamazoo, MI

United Rental


Welsh & Associates – Kalamazoo, MI

6th annual Pint with the Past, February 2017

Pint with the Past is the Museum’s annual Beer-Tasting Fundraiser featuring Michigan craft brewers, live music, and of course, the best vintage autos.

 NEDs on Gull Lake – Hickory Corners, MI

Sponsor - NEDs

Goldsworthy’s Marathon – Hickory Corners, MI

Arcadia Brewing Company – Kalamazoo, MI


22nd annual Vintage Motorcycle Show, June 2017

The Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Show is an annual summer event featuring over 250 vintage motorcycles on the show field, a variety of vendors, and over 5,000 spectators who ride in on their motorcycles, making this West Michigan’s largest motorcycle event. 

NAPA of Delton – Delton, MI


Battle Creek Harley Davidson – Battle Creek, MI

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Checkered Past Cycles – Galesburg, MI



7th annual Gilmore Spooktacular, October 2017

A howling good time for the entire family, this event geared for kids 12 and under includes truck-or-treating throughout the museum, vintage car rides, and participation from local businesses and organization!

Kzoo Kids – Kalamazoo, MI

All-Weather Seal of West Michigan – Lowell, MI

Exhibit Sponsor: “The Negro Motorist’s Green Book: Racial Discrimination and the Automobile in America

The Gilmore Car Museum is proud to announce a partnership with the PNC Foundation that will offer an insightful and educational story that predates the Civil Rights era. Decades after the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery, African Americans continued to suffer unequal treatment, especially in the South. The Jim Crow philosophy discriminated against blacks in nearly every aspect of public life, including travel. Although the roads and highways were free for all to use, doing so was not easy for blacks. The Green Book, written by Victor Green, provided guidance for African American travelers to find safe locations to sleep, eat, shop and purchase gas.

PNC (Kalamazoo, MI)   PNC Financial Services Group operations include a regional banking franchise operating primarily in nineteen states and the District of Columbia with more than 2,700 branches, online and mobile services together with 8000 ATM machines, specialized financial businesses serving companies and government entities, and asset management and processing businesses.

Education Sponsor: Gilmore Garage Works

Garage Works (6)Backed by generous donors and fueled by the passions of a team of mentors, we launched the Gilmore Garage Works after-school enrichment program in the Fall of 2009. Today our mentors provide insightful instruction in automotive technology, to provide students with experience in welding, painting, and fabrication.

20th Century Automotive Endowment Their Mission is to exhibit antique, classic and collector vehicles in museums to educate the public about the dynamic 20th century automotive industry. They seek donations of classic vehicles for exhibit, and also donations of cars and trucks that can be sold to raise funds to support the exhibits.