Greatest Generation: Corvette
The Corvette was born as a prototype “dream car,” named for a class of fast naval warship, and unveiled at General Motors’ Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City in January 1953. Due to a very enthusiastic public response,…
Hemmings Motor News described American Graffiti as, “one of the most car-saturated movies that is not explicitly about cars.” The cars are the stars of this exhibit.
Born to Perform: The Era of the Muscle Car
From Super Bees to Chevelles and everything in between, step into an era where the engines were big and their performance was bigger.
Dust Bowl: The Great Migration
The images of long lines at soup kitchens, farms buried by dirt, and gaunt faces peering from dilapidated vehicles illustrate only part of the story. This special display takes visitors beyond the dust bowl, with a revealing display of automobiles…
The Negro Motorist Green Book
Though roads and highways were free for all to use, doing so was not easy for people of color. The Green Book, written by Victor Green, provided guidance for African American travelers to find safe locations to sleep, eat, shop and purchase gas.
Realistic to Whimsical: Tin Toy Cars of Yesteryear
Donated to the Gilmore Car Museum in 2017 from the collection of Jack & Joanne Nottingham. This exhibit of over 150 post-WWII tin toys features some of the rarest and most sought-after toys produced in occupied Germany and Japan. From the…
A Century of Motorcycles
The Gilmore Car Museum collection boasts more than cars! The motorcycle gallery features rare examples of bikes from the past, including a 1947 Indian Chief and the 1952 Triumph Trophy TR5 ridden by the famous Fonz on the 1970s sitcom, Happy Days.
Disney Magic and More
From Disney Magic to a beautiful collection of pedal cars, there’s something in this exhibit for every kid and all the kids at heart! Over 100 pedal cars adorn this exhibit including cars, tractors, airplanes, anniversary models, police cars, fire…
From iconic trademarks to custom-designs for drivers from a bygone era, you’ll find one of North America’s largest collections of hood ornaments and automotive mascots at the Gilmore Car Museum.
1930s Shell Station
An authentic re-creation complete with a vast display of memorabilia from the days when gas was only 18 cents a gallon. Inside, you will find a vast display of Shell and gas station memorabilia.
Future Events & Exhibits
Corks & Crafts Tasting Event
Join us on the lawns of Gilmore Car Museum for our first Corks & Crafts tasting event!
Vintage Travel Trailer Rally
Make plans to display and camp overnight in your vintage travel trailer or RV on the main show fields of the Gilmore Car Museum.
Vintage Motorcycle Weekend
A Gilmore Car Museum classic with thousands of motorcycles, from rare and iconic rides of the past 100 years, to the newest models driven by spectators, rumbling into Hickory Corners, MI.