Thank you to our Sponsors!
2019 Collaborative Sponsors
2019 Supporting Sponsors
24th Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show
June 8 and 9, 2019
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.
Gilmore Pre 1942 Showcase & Driving Tour
May 17 and 18, 2019
Matinee Feature – Herbie: The Love Bug
March 23, 2019
8th Annual Pint with the Past
February 16, 2019
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.
New Year’s Eve, 2018
Ringing in the New Year at the Gilmore Car Museum! This classy museum event features an evening of fun and frivolity complete with a wide selection of appetizers, drinks, dancing, a car-themed photo booth complete with costumes and props, a champagne toast at midnight, and a stellar “ball” drop inside the museum!
Barry County Festival of Trees
November 16 to December 31, 2018
Celebrating the Holidays with Barry County Businesses and the Barry County Chamber of Commerce, this event features holiday trees decorated by businesses throughout the museum. Visitors “vote” for their favorite trees with non-perishable food donations for local distribution through the Barry County Fresh Food Initiative and the Food Bank of South Central Michigan.
Alpha Women’s Center
Barry County Christian School
Barry County Libraries
Barry County United Way
Bay Pointe Inn
Chamber of Commerce
Chief Noonday Chapter, North Country Trail
Delton Kellogg Cheer
Delton Moose Lodge
Delton Post Office
Habitat for Humanity
Hastings Community Child Care/Preschool
Hastings Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Michigan Career and Technical Institute
NAPA of Delton
Performance Plus Quick Lube
Spectrum Health Pennock Health and Wellness Center
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
Thornapple Credit Union
Thornapple Kellogg Schools
Walker, Fluke, & Sheldon, PLC
Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center
YMCA of Barry County
8th Annual Gilmore Spooktacular
October 25, 2018
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 organizations!
Cars, Barns, and Blues
October 13, 2018
NEW FOR 2018! Gilmore Car Museum ends the summer cruise-in season with a blues concert, featuring Big Dog Mercer of Chicago. Classic cars parking cruise-in style, food, and family fun will make this a memorable evening.
All-Years Corvette Show and Swap Meet
NEW FOR 2018! Gilmore Car Museum’s all-years Corvette Show and Swap Meet featured more than 270 cars.
Exhibit Sponsor, Michigan Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association: Seasonal exhibit, open April 1 – Nov 30, in the lower level of the Campania Barn.
As car culture developed, Americans became increasingly concerned about safety. Step into our 1950s-era driver education “classroom” and check out how early traffic safety concerns transitioned into the “driver’s ed” we know today.
MDTSEA – Lansing, MI MDTSA has a long and proud history of involvement with Michigan driver and traffic safety and provides materials and resources for both driver education instructors and students.
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.