Gilmore Car Museum

Muscle cars come to Gilmore Museum

  HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _  During the mid-1960s a “Plain Jane” Pontiac may have looked more like something your parents would drive or perhaps you assumed a low-optioned Dodge was nothing more than someone’s daily driver. “That was until they left you in their dust at the stoplight,” explained Gilmore Car...

‘Check Under the Hood’ at Gilmore Museum

Check out the engines behind Born to Perform: The Era of the Muscle Car Monday, December 4th – Sunday, Dec. 10 Gilmore Car Museum 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday / 9:00am-6:00pm Saturday & Sunday FEATURED CARS WILL INCLUDE 1962 Chevrolet Bel-Air 409 1964 Pontiac GTO 1965 Plymouth Belvedere 1966 Oldsmobile 442 1967 Shelby GT500 1969 AMC AMX 1969 Pontiac...

Rare Mercedes cars on exhibit at Gilmore Car Museum

  HICKORY CORNERS, Mich. _ Two ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz automobiles will be showcased through April 2018 at the Gilmore Car Museum. Both vehicles are German-built Mercedes-Benz 540K models, which were introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1936. The Mercedes-Benz 540K models displayed at the Gilmore Car Museum include an original 1936...

MoPar event at the Gilmore Car Museum

Hickory Corners, MI – The resounding answer will be “YEAH, its got a Hemi!,” during the very popular MOPARS at the RED BARNS car show and swap meet that takes place at the Gilmore Car Museum on Saturday, July 29 from 9am to 3pm. Presented by the West Michigan MoPar Club for its 29th...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...