This car show will will feature Ford Mustangs, with special emphasis on 80s/90s Fox Body Mustangs and other Ford vehicles, but is open to all classic car makes & models.
The memorial car show will celebrate classic cars and honor the life of passionate car enthusiast David J. Beeke, a Kalamazoo-area Foxbody Mustang restoration expert who sadly was lost to cancer a few years ago. David’s family and friends started the annual event as a tribute to David, and this year will bring the event – and David’s Mustangs – to Gilmore Car Museum’s historic 90-acre campus. A portion of event proceeds will be donated to the West Michigan Cancer Center, a 501c3 nonprofit based in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Please note museum memberships provide for free spectator admission, but not free participant or vendor admission.
- $20 registration per vehicle
- Includes admission for 2 people (driver + guest)
- Includes admission to the museum as well
- Participant gate opens at 8:00am
- Pre-registration online is recommended
- Includes admission to the car show as well as the museum
- 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
Dogs are allowed at outside events. They must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after. The only animals allowed inside any museum buildings are service animals and they must be working and in uniform.
Yes, tickets may be purchased at the door. We accept cash as well as credit card.
Smoking is prohibited inside any buildings. The designated smoking area is outside at least 25 feet away from buildings.
Yes, food is available. George & Sally's Blue Moon Diner is open daily during the summers. The diner serves delicious diner fare such as hot dogs, salads, soup, frozen custard, and more!
Bringing your own food is discouraged. Gilmore Car Museum relies on sales from food and beverage to stay in operation.
By order of Michigan’s governor, all museum visitors age 5 and over are required to wear a face mask in all indoor spaces, and in outside venues at any posted “mask required” areas or any time social distancing of 6’ cannot be maintained at any area of the museum.