Cars, Campers and boats highlight 27th REd Barns car show
Hickory Corners, MI
The “Granddaddy” of all West-Michigan car shows, The RED BARNS SPECTACULAR, turns 27 with this year’s event, Saturday, August 4, 2007. The 90-acre show grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum, northeast of Kalamazoo, will be filled with several hundred antique, classic, and special interest vehicles from all eras, as well as customs and street rods.
An array of vehicles spanning the first nine decades of the Twentieth Century will be featured in two different show fields. Both a Peoples Choice Show and a Judged Car Show will take place during the Saturday event. A Model Car Contest—always a highlight for both children and adults—and special displays this year will include vintage travel trailers, antique and classic boats and a restored GM Futurliner. Antique bicycles, including the famed High Wheeler, a very popular means of transportation pre-dating the automobile, will also be showcased.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Brush Motor Car of Detroit, which was built from 1907 - 1911, there will be at least eleven of these rare cars on display.
There’s a little something for everyone at this very popular family event, which is open to the public from 8am to 4pm. Visitors will have the chance to step back in time and take a ride in an antique car, locate those hard-to-find parts for their restoration project, or even purchase a collector vehicle from the large “car corral” area. They’ll also find several vendors selling vintage auto-related items, general antiques, and arts and crafts. Guest will enjoy the variety of old-time food concessions and the Museum’s recently opened George & Sally’s Blue Moon Diner—an authentic 1940s roadside eatery, formerly of Connecticut.
Whether you’re interested in the antiques, classics, muscle cars of the 1960’s, or prefer trucks, customs, or street rods, you’re sure not to be disappointed at this event. The Gilmore Car Museum, located northeast of Kalamazoo, MI, will have its own collection of over 200 extraordinary vehicles and special exhibits, including the all-new “Michigan Dream Garage – the Ultimate Muscle Cars,” open at no additional charge during the RED BARNS SPECTAULAR. Special admission for the day is $8.00, with those under 11 admitted FREE.
To learn more about the Gilmore Car Museum visit
GilmoreCarMuseum.og or call the Museum at 269-671-5089.