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Greatest Generation: The Evolution of America's Sports Car

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,…

Building Heritage Center - Main Gallery
Dates April 2021 - March 2022
# of Vehicles 24
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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.

Building Larry and Earlene Baum Muscle Car Gallery
Dates Permanent
# of Vehicles 23
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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…

Building Heritage Center Annex
Dates Permanent
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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.

Building 50s/60s Gallery
Dates Permanent
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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…

Building 20s/30s Gallery
Dates Permanent
# of Vehicles 150+
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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.

Building Motorcycle Gallery
Dates April - November
Exhibits Pedal Cars

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…

Building “G” Barn
Dates April - November
# of Vehicles 100+ Pedal Cars
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Automotive Mascots

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.

Building Train Depot Building and CCCA Museum
Dates April - November

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.

Dates April - November

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Visit

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