New Video: Exploring the Gilmore Car Museum Motorcycle show!
June 24, 2022
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A couple of weekends ago, Mitch and Kyle headed to Michigan for the Gilmore Car Museum motorcycle show. While they were there to run a booth with three Janus motorcycles, they also couldn’t pass up the opportunity to peruse the beautiful collection at the car museum.
Located in Southwest Michigan, the Gilmore Car Museum is spread out across 90 acres with multiple buildings, a fully functioning 1941 Silk City diner, and a recreated 1930s Shell Station. Below is an excerpt from the museum about page on its website:
“The Gilmore Car Museum started in the early 1960s when Donald S. Gilmore began collecting vintage automobiles. Some of the first vehicles in his collection included a 1927 Ford Model T, a 1913 Rolls Royce, and a 1920 Pierce Arrow. Restoring that classic Pierce-Arrow at his home on nearby Gull Lake ignited a passion. Over the years that followed Donald continued collecting some of the world’s most renowned automobiles.
To accommodate his collection he acquired 90 acres of land in southwestern Michigan in a small town known as Hickory Corners. It was his wife Genevieve who had the idea of turning the collection into a museum, providing future generations access to Donald’s one-of-a-kind collection. They established a non-profit foundation and opened the museum to the public for the first time on Sunday, July 31, 1966.
Today, the Gilmore Car Museum is North America’s largest auto museum with over 400 vehicles on display and over 190,000 square feet of exhibit space. The Museum’s 90-acre Historic Campus features numerous vintage structures including a restored and fully-functioning 1941 Silk City Diner, a recreated 1930s Shell Station, six onsite Partner Museums, and so much more.”
If you’re in the area, be sure to book a trip to visit the Gilmore Car Museum. More information can be found on their website.
And if you haven’t already, be sure to build out your own future classic with our motorcycle configurator.