Club Day Out RoadTrip!
On October 20th,2012 we’re putting together a road trip to the Gilmore Car Museum on Hickory Corners Michigan.
The Gilmore Car Museum began in1963 as the hobby of Donald S. Gilmore when his wife, Genevieve, gave him anantique car for his birthday —a 1920 Pierce-Arrow “project car.” With the helpof some friends, the auto was placed under a tent and a full restorationfollowed. The hobby soon grew into a collection of over 30 automobiles. Mr.Gilmore purchased 90 acres of farm property and had several historic barnsdismantled piece by piece and moved to the site. It was Mr. Gilmore’s wife whosuggested the idea of turning the collection into a museum where futuregenerations could enjoy the restored cars for years to come. The Gilmoresestablished a non-profit foundation, and opened the museum to the public forthe first time on Sunday, July 31, 1966. Donald Gilmore passed away in 1979,and Mrs. Gilmore in 1990, but the legacy they began continues to grow.
Today, the site includes eighthistoric barns, a re-created 1930s service station, a small town train station,and nearly three miles of paved roads. It isn’t uncommon for guests to catch aglimpse of one of the vintage cars or the authentic London double-decker bus inmotion. And if you visit on a weekend or special show, don’t be surprised ifthe driver asks you to hop in for a nostalgic road trip! Besides experiencingthe wonderful collection of automobiles, you might find yourself reliving (oreven making a few) childhood memories viewing the nearly 75 vintage pedal carson exhibit. One of North America’s largest displays of automotive hoodornaments and name badges can also be found in the combined collections of TheGilmore and CCCA museums.
It’s 240 miles from Indy, about 4hours. We’ll be leaving between 7:30 and 8 AM , rendezvous pointto be determined as soon as we know who all is going. Anyone interested ingoing contact me at: