Gilmore Car Museum

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Gilmore Car Museum turns 50

The Gilmore Car Museum’s upcoming “The Donald Gilmore Classic” will feature Pre-War Vehicles, 1896-1942 just like the cars Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. This new show will be held May 21 and be part of a year-long celebration commemorating the Gilmore Car Museum’s 50th anniversary. Special awards will be given foroldest car, furthest driven, and best dressed...

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Gilmore Car Museum pre-WWII event

Hickory Corners, MI – The Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo, MI celebrates its golden anniversary with an all-new event in honor of its founder with “The Donald Gilmore Classic.”  This pre-WWII car show and swap meet will be held Saturday, May 21st, with a driving tour taking place on Friday, May 20th. The Museum, which...

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Eldon Hostetler, noted Hudson collector, dies at 93

Eldon Hostetler, a noted Hudson automobile collector, inventor and philanthropist died Jan, 8 in Middlebury, Ind., at the age of 93. “Eldon became an icon in American automobile history, a giant to the collector car hobby and a hero to his local community,” said Michael Spezia, long-time friend and executive director of the Gilmore...

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Gilmore Museum hot rod tribute winding down

This month is the last chance for enthusiasts to see the  “American Legends: Hot Rods & Customs” exhibit, filled with some of the best hot rods of the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s, including the 1941 Ford purple tail dragger, which inspired one of Mattel’s “First Edition” Hot Wheels toys and the famous Lil Deuce Coupe...

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History of the Fruehauf Trailer Company to be told

The Gilmore Car Museum Presents: The Fruehauf Trailer Historical Society’s Special Presentation Sunday, October 11th 3:00-4:30pm With Ruth Ann Fruehauf, the youngest daughter of Roy and Ruth Horn Fruehauf of Fruehauf Trailer Company!   Encouraged by the interest of friends and motivated to answer the persistent question of “What happened to Fruehauf Trailer Company?”, Ruth Ann...

The new Ford Model A Museum at campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich.

New Model A Ford Museum to be world’s largest

A new Model A Ford Museum — touted as the world’s largest public museum dedicated to the 1928 through 1931 Ford Model A — will have its grand opening ceremony on May 18 in Hickory Corners, Mich., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The new museum is the result of more than $1 million...