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Fri Oct 15 - 16

Congress of Motorcars

  • Location Campania Barn Lawn
  • Time 9:00am - 4:00pm

Congress of Motorcars

October 15, 2021

Adult/Senior (18+)

$16.00
Includes admission to both the museum and car show.

Youth (11-17)

$11.00
Includes admission to both the museum and car show.

Child (10 and Under)

$0.00
Includes admission to both the museum and car show.

Active Military

$0.00
Please be prepared to present military ID. Includes admission to both the museum and car show.

Vehicle Registration

$0.00
Price includes admission for two people (driver + guest). Only open to pre-1942 vehicles.

Vendor Registration

$25.00
Register to sell related goods or products. Price includes admission for two people (vendor + guest) for the show and museum.
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Celebrating the first 50 years of the automobile

Event Sponsored By:
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Congress of Motorcars features vehicles produced in 1942 and earlier, just like museum founder Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. Only original, stock-appearing vehicles are eligible to participate. No modified or hot rod style vehicles, please. The show will include:

Friday, October 15th:

  • Driving tour will meet at the Museum in the morning and depart for an 80 mile drive at 9:00am or 9:30am through the countryside surrounding the Museum.

Saturday, October 16th:

  • Early gas, steam and electric autos driving around the historic campus
  • Rides for museum guests in antique cars
  • Gilmore 1- and 2-cylinder motor challenge
  • Era-appropriate music
  • A Pass In Review parade at 1:00pm

Awards at 3:00pm, honoring:

  • Oldest Vehicle
  • Best Vintage Attire (best period attire worn by a vehicle's owner)
  • Preservation Award (best unrestored original car)
  • Best of Show
  • Gilmore Award

*Please note museum memberships provide for free spectator admission, but not free participant or vendor admission.

Participants

Register Your Vehicle
  • FREE for pre-1942 vehicles - includes driving tour on Friday and show on Saturday
  • Includes admission for 2 people (driver + guest) for both days
  • Participant gate opens at 8:00am
  • Pre-registration online recommended

Visitors

Come See The Show
  • Includes admission to the museum as well as the show
  • Adults / Seniors: $16
  • Youth (ages 11-17): $11
  • Children (10 and under): FREE
  • Active Military (must present ID): FREE
  • Consecutive two-day passes: $28
  • Free parking

Vendors

Be Part of the Show
  • $25 per space
  • Space size is approximately 20' x 20'
  • Includes admission for 2 people (vendor + guest)
  • Space assignments are on a first come, first serve basis
  • Vendor gate opens at 8:00am
  • Please call (269) 671-5089 to reserve your spot or register online
  • Pre-registration online recommended