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The North America's Largest Auto Museum -- over 400 cars on display, nearly 190,000 sq. ft. Exhibit space, 90 acre historic campus and much more.
North America's Largest Auto Museum! The Gilmore Car Museum displays nearly 400 antique autos and motorcycles from all eras in over a dozen historic buildings throughout the 90-acre Historic Campus. Special features include a 1930s Shell Gas Station, 1941 Silk City Diner (open 11am-4pm daily), and many more! 2017 Admission Rates Adults/Seniors: $13 Youth, Ages 7-17: $10 Children 6 & Under: Free Groups and Car Club (must have 15 or more people): $11/person Active Military: Free with ID The Gilmore Car Museum is also home to the following partner museums: Classic Car Club of America Museum Pierce Arrow Museum H.H. Franklin Collection (https://www.facebook.com/FranklinAutomobileCollection?fref=ts) Model A Ford Museum Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum Midwest Miniatures Museum Want to stay up to date with all the latest information on the Gilmore Car Museum and our special events and car shows? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter at http://gilmorecarmuseum.us5.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=933d7c7590860472b487ef9f9&id=d3b5b52e1a
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Great photos from our 2 shows yesterday - orphan cars and street rods!
Stretched the legs on the ole 55 and headed up to Gilmore Car Museum for the day. Here are few pictures from the show today.
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Don't let the cooler temps fool you! We're still cruising tonight - hot chocolate and coffee on tap as well as the usual. See ya tonight!
We love getting great photos of the museum from people! So here's our contribution to adding to a little sunshine to this dreary day.
This is a photo of a hot air balloon coming in for landing last Saturday. It was a beautiful morning and if you were out this way you probably saw about 20 of them out for a morning ride. 😄
📸 credit: Larry Stevens
Happy Labor Day Gilmore Nation!
The auto industry has definitely played a big role in the labor movement. One of the biggest moments, The Battle of the Overpass, occured on May 26, 1937. As UAW President, Walter Reuther, Richard Frankensteen and other UAW workers were posing for a photo in front of the River Rouge Plant, members of Ford's security division arrived and began beating them. The incident was documented and shortly thereafter public opinion for Ford decreased significantly.
Gilmore Car Museum hosts Journey tribute band for second drive-in concert
The museum on Friday, Sept. 11, will play host to Michigan-based band The RockShow for the facility’s second outdoor concert of 2020.
Maybe the kids headed back to school this week? Or maybe you want to get out of the house for the last big weekend of summer? Either way you can take advantage of our Labor Day Weekend Promo!
Just show our Labor Day Weekend coupon (mobile or print) when you purchase your tickets for a special deal.
GET COUPON -> https://bit.ly/2QTvjh0
Only 5 more Cruise Ins for the year! Get out and enjoy a beautiful evening with us!
The new T barn is coming along. Make sure to stop by if Jim, our antique auto mechanic, is working on the fleet during your visit!
Sun’s out bike’s out. I think that’s how the saying goes. Thanks for coming out to the motorcycle show today!
We’re ready for you!! Come check out the bikes at our motorcycle show from 10a to 2p.
Help us help The RockShow put together their set list for Rock The Gilmore on September 11th! What Journey song do you just have to hear?
Btw album covers used to be so rad 🔥
Don't forget that the Motorcycle Show this year has been condensed into 1 day - Sunday, August 30th from 10a to 2p!
You can still register your bikes on GilmoreCarMuseum.org.
We've got Megan Dooley again on the mic tonight! Cruise In starts at 5p. 😁
These are the dog days of summer - let's see those pooches! A furry co-pilot is never a bad thing.
Make sure you let everyone know where you were in ‘62 when you visit our American Graffiti exhibit! It’s been fun reading the different responses. 🖊😃
If you didn't know it already, we're having another concert here featuring The RockShow and their Ultimate Tribute to Journey on September 11th! Perhaps you've asked some of the same questions as the heckler.
Tickets and information on GilmoreCarMuseum.org
Peter (Jimmy Fallon) tries to sing "Don't Stop Believin'" but keeps getting heckled by his heckler (Will Ferrell). Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring...
You may feel like summer is winding down, but we've still got a lot of car shows to go. And a concert to boot! More information on each event on GilmoreCarMuseum.org.
August 30 - Motorcycles
September 11 - Rock The Gilmore Drive-In Concert with The RockShow doing an Ultimate Journey Tribute
September 12 - Orphan Cars
September 12 - Street Rods
September 13 - Muscle Cars
September 19 - Fords ft. Mustangs
September 26 - Jeeps and Trucks
September 27 - Camaros
October 3 - Congress of Motorcars
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This is actually it. Last week we thought it was it, but this is it - perfect evening. Push the pedal and cruise in to the Gilmore!
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Women's Right to Vote - August 18, 1920! However, long before they could vote women were blazing new trails.
In our Women Who Motor exhibit you'll learn about Alice Ramsey who in 1909 was the first woman to drive across the United States. Joan Newton Cuneo was another trailblazer. Between 1905 and 1912 she raced against anyone anywhere, male or female.
Black cat appreciation day. Can you name all of them?
You may have heard the name Ray Evernham before and for good reason. He was longtime crew chief for Jeff Gordon and was instrumental in improving how pit crews operate. His success eventually landed him in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Outside of the track he has a vast car collection himself which includes the '58 Chevy Impala (the star of American Graffiti) that's been restored to original movie condition. Also on display are several of his well known hot rods. Thank you to Ray for allowing us to display these incredible vehicles and tell their stories!
Ray Evernham Enterprises
There’s even more to the story. Check it out in our featured exhibit Legenday Packard: From Light Bulbs to Luxury Automobiles!
After buying a Winton Automobile on this day in 1898, James Packard decided he could build a better car on his own.
No, really, this is the perfect evening for a cruise. Sunshine, fresh air, and custard. That's #PureMichigan!
"Where were you in '62?"
Yesterday was the 47th anniversary of cult classic, American Graffiti, an iconic coming of age film about the single night adventures of a group of recent teenage graduates and close friends. The film hits on topics like cruising, rock & roll, as well as teen life at the time. It served to launch the careers of more than a few big name stars.
Currently on display is the original 1958 Chevy Impala movie car, a 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe tribute car and a 1956 Thunderbird.
A new mini hot rod exhibit to compliment our American Graffiti exhibit! "The Chicken Coup" and the infamous Woody Lee T hot rod courtesy of legend Ray Evernham.
With the coming weekend’s hot rod show we wanted to get the juices flowing. Check out some of the beauties from recent NSRA Street Rod National shows.
That ‘63 AMC Rambler is 🔥. What’s your favorite?
NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, attracts 13,000 of America's best hot rods. Here are 25 more Street Rodder Magazine Top 100 award winners
Baby, let's cruise!
Ah summer, the time for student drivers. I think pretty much everyone has a great story from Drivers Ed. What's your favorite memory from learning to drive?
Mine was that my instructor always ate a bag of Cheetos in the car. 😂
Harvey Firestone was one of the infamous Vagabonds! We’ve currently got the Vagabonds’ camper car on loan from The Henry Ford in our Lincoln Showroom.
On Aug. 3, 1900, the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded in Akron, Ohio.
Harvey Firestone entered the rubber tire industry in 1890, making tires for carriages. In 1900, Firestone realized the potential of the automobile industry, so he established Firestone Tires. With just 12 employees, Firestone earned over $100,000 in its first year and started manufacturing its own rubber within three years.
Firestone's rapid growth continued with the start of a century-long relationship with Ford, after Harvey Firestone met Henry Ford while attending automotive expos. Ford put Firestone's tires first on his own car, then began using Firestone for Ford Motor Company in 1906. Firestone remained a top tire manufacturer for the rest of the 20th century, up until tire recalls led Bridgestone, who purchased Firestone in 1988, to begin de-emphasizing the Firestone brand. #ThisDayInAutoHeritage
Red, white or blue, there'll be something for you at today's Summer Saturdaze event going on from 10a-2p!
Sponsored by GR Auto Gallery, All Weather Seal of West Michigan, Sherriff-Goslin Roofing Contractors Battle Creek, Thornapple Credit Union, and Goldsworthy's C-Stores.
Happy 157th Birthday to the master innovator Henry Ford!
On July 30, 1863, Henry Ford was born in present-day Dearborn, Michigan.
Growing up on his family’s farm, Ford disliked the everyday labor of farm work, but showed an affinity for machinery from working on his father’s farm equipment. Eventually, Ford took a machine apprenticeship in Detroit, and later joined the Edison Illuminating Company as an engineer.
In his free time, Ford began experimenting with internal combustion engines. These experiments led to his first automobile, the Quadricycle (pictured). This achievement, along with support from Thomas Edison, led Ford to build more vehicles and found the Detroit Automobile Company in 1899, but that venture dissolved in 1901. Ford tried again with the Henry Ford Company (which eventually became Cadillac), but his automotive career really took off when he founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903.
From there, Ford became known as a pioneer of the auto industry, developing the Model T, perfecting a moving assembly line, standardizing the five-day work week and laying a foundation for one of the largest automakers in the world. #ThisDayInAutoHeritage
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Located in Michigan, North America's Largest Auto Museum! The Gilmore Car Museum displays nearly 400 antique autos and motorcycles from all eras in over a dozen historic buildings throughout the 90-acre Historic Campus. Special features include a 1930s Shell Gas Station, 1941 Silk City Diner (open 11am-4pm daily), and many more! Location: Hickory Corners, Michigan, USA
2018 Admission Rates Adults/Seniors: $15 Youth, Ages 7-17: $10 Children 6 & Under: Free Groups and Car Club (must have 15 or more people): $13/person Active Military: Free with ID
The Gilmore Car Museum is also home to the following partner museums: Classic Car Club of America Museum Pierce Arrow Museum H.H. Franklin Collection (https://www.facebook.com/FranklinAutomobileCollection?fref=ts) Model A Ford Museum Cadillac-LaSalle Club Museum and Research Center Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum Midwest Miniatures Museum Want to stay up to date with all the latest information on the Gilmore Car Museum and our special events and car shows? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter at http://gilmorecarmuseum.us5.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=933d7c7590860472b487ef9f9&id=d3b5b52e1a