Celebration of Brass
This is the premier event put on annually at the Gilmore Car Museum by the Museum of the Horseless Carriage. This is an opportunity for brass era and horseless carriage enthusiasts to participate in a fun-filled, five-day program featuring a car show, swap meet, numerous on-site activities, and three days of touring the scenic country roads of western-lower Michigan.
In addition to the tour and swap meet, we will be showing both mama and baby REO courtesy of Scott Mrdeza, Executive Director of the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum. Come see baby REO which is running again with its original gasoline power plant!
Please note museum memberships provide for free spectator admission, but not free participant or vendor admission. For show questions please contact Kevin Fleck at (269) 830-6174 or HCCAMuseum@outlook.mail. For payment questions please contact Kim Brodhagen at (269) 366-7360 or email@example.com.
Please note museum memberships provide for free spectator admission, but not free participant or vendor admission.
- Includes admission for 2 people (driver + guest)
- Participant gate opens at 8:00am
- 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
- $25 per space
- Space size is approximately 8' 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
- Pre-registration recommended
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.