Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Showcase to include 1912 Sears

HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ In 1912, a car purchased out of a Sears catalog arrived by train in Waupaca County, Wis. In the 105 years since, the car is not believed to have ever left that county. The original family used it for decades and it eventually went to Chet Krause, founder of the Old...

Gilmore Museum takes trip back in time

Second Annual Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase on Saturday, May 20 HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _  On Saturday May 20, The Gilmore Car Museum, near Kalamazoo,  will hold its second annual “Donald Gilmore Pre-1942 Showcase,” a one-day event which welcomes original vehicles 75 to 125 years old to spend the day driving within its historic campus. “You’ll...

Automotive patents donated to Gilmore Car Museum

The most comprehensive assemblage of automotive related patents in existence, both foreign and domestic and dating back to 1790, has been transferred to the Gilmore Car Museum’s Research Library near Kalamazoo, MI. The unique collection consists of almost 1,400 archival boxes containing more than 396,000 patents, representing some of the automobile industry’s most important...

2017 at the Gilmore Car Museum

2017 Event Schedule Now Available The Gilmore Car Museum’s 2017 Schedule of Events is completed. CLICK HERE to view and download the full schedule. Winter Lecture Series Begins January 15th The Museum’s annual Winter Lecture Series is a set every Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. from January through April. Gilmore Car Museum 6865 W Hickory Road...

Gilmore Museum offers chance to drive Model T

The Gilmore Car Museum is offering car enthusiasts a chance to learn to drive the Model T Ford. The Model T Driving School Experience is $105 per student and allows students a chance to drive over three miles of paved roads with an experienced and enthusiastic instructor. Enthusiastic instructors will teach: Use of spark and throttle control...

Gilmore Car Museum high school students to compete in Great Race

Hickory Corners, Mich. – During next June’s running of the esteemed Great Race of vintage automobiles, competitors will make a stop at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI. Over 120 pre-1972 autos will be traveling more than 2,200 miles from Jacksonville, FL to Traverse City, MI—much of it along the historic Dixie Highway—in...

Artprize entry donated to Gilmore Museum

Hickory Corners, MI – Artist Paula Blinco Collins, best known for her more than 200 bas-relief brick sculptures on display throughout the country, has donated her recent 2016 ArtPrize competition entry, “Mom’s Favorite Car,” to the Gilmore Car Museum. “It’s a 1940 Pontiac that will never rust”, explained Collins. That’s because her entry is a...

Gilmore Museum features Joplin and Cage cars

“The Golden Age of Sports Cars, 1949-1967” is the title of a new exhibition opening at the Gilmore Car Museum that will run until April 2017. This exhibit showcases nearly two dozen of the rarest and most sought-after sports cars in the world including: Janis Joplin’s 1964 Porsche 356, Nicolas Cage’s 1967 Ferrari 275/GTB 4,...

Gilmore Museum set for big weekend

This weekend will be a busy one for the Gilmore Car Museum in  Hickory Corners,Mich., beginning Friday with a Movie Night Under the Stars featuring the car lover’s classic “American Graffiti.” Festivities will continue through Sunday with the 22nd annual Muscle Cars PLUS Car Show and Swap Meet. The museum is also featuring the final week of...

Road Race Lincoln to highlight 2nd Annual Lincoln Homecoming

The only known surviving “Road Race Lincoln, “a 1954 Lincoln Capri, will be the highlight of the 2nd Annual Lincoln Homecoming. The car is on loan from the National Automobile Museum/Harrah Collection, where it is part of the museum’s permanent collection. The 2nd Annual Lincoln Homecoming will held August 10-14, 2016. It is expected...