Thank you to our Sponsors!

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2019 Collaborative Sponsors

Discover Kalamazoo – Kalamazoo, MI

United Rental Party & Event Services – Kalamazoo, MI

United Rental

2019 Supporting Sponsors

Thornapple Credit Union – Delton, Hastings, and Middleville, MI

8th annual Pint with the Past, February 16 2019

Pint with the Past is the Museum’s annual Beer-Tasting Fundraiser featuring Michigan craft brewers, live music, and of course, the best vintage autos.

Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo, MI

Denso – Battle Creek, MI

Discover Kalamazoo – Kalamazoo, MI

United Party & Event Services – Kalamazoo, MI

Founders Brewing Co.- Grand Rapids, MI 

Fresh Coast Auto Detail – Kalamazoo, MI

NEDs on Gull Lake – Hickory Corners, MI

Seber Tans, PLC – Kalamazoo, MI

New Year’s Eve, 2018

Ringing in the New Year at the Gilmore Car Museum! This classy museum event features an evening of fun and frivolity complete with a wide selection of appetizers, drinks, dancing, a car-themed photo booth complete with costumes and props, a champagne toast at midnight, and a stellar “ball” drop inside the museum! 

Kalamazoo Wings – Kalamazoo, MI

Seasonal Grille – Hastings, MI

United Rental Party & Event Services – Kalamazoo, MI

Barry County Festival of Trees, November 16 to December 31, 2018

Celebrating the Holidays with Barry County Businesses and the Barry County Chamber of Commerce, this event features holiday trees decorated by businesses throughout the museum.  Visitors “vote” for their favorite trees with non-perishable food donations for local distribution through the Barry County Fresh Food Initiative and the Food Bank of South Central Michigan.

Alpha Women’s Center
Barry County Christian School
Barry County Libraries
Barry County United Way
Bay Pointe Inn
Chamber of Commerce
Chapple Realty
Chief Noonday Chapter, North Country Trail
Delton Kellogg Cheer
Delton Moose Lodge
Delton Post Office
Education Station
Goldsworthy’s Inc.
Habitat for Humanity
Hastings Community Child Care/Preschool
Hastings Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
Hungry Howies
Michigan Career and Technical Institute
NAPA of Delton
Performance Plus Quick Lube
Spectrum Health Pennock Health and Wellness Center
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
Thornapple Credit Union
Thornapple Kellogg Schools
Walker, Fluke, & Sheldon, PLC
Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center
YMCA of Barry County

8th annual Gilmore Spooktacular, October 25, 2018

A howling good time for the entire family, this event geared for kids 12 and under includes truck-or-treating throughout the museum, vintage car rides, and participation from local businesses and organizations!

All-Weather Seal of West Michigan – Lowell, MI

Sweetwater’s Donut Mill – Kalamazoo, Plainwell, and Battle Creek, MI

Wesco, Inc.  – Michigan

Cars, Barns, and Blues, October 13, 2018

NEW FOR 2018! Gilmore Car Museum ends the summer cruise-in season with a blues concert, featuring Big Dog Mercer of Chicago.  Classic cars parking cruise-in style, food, and family fun will make this a memorable evening. 

All Weather Seal of West Michigan – Lowell, MI

Sherriff-Goslin Company – Battle Creek, MI

WQXC FM 100.9 – Otsego and Kalamazoo, MI

WZUU FM 92.5 – Otsego and Kalamazoo, MI

Thornapple Credit Union – Hastings and Delton, MI

All-Years Corvette Show and Swap Meet, July 2018

NEW FOR 2018! Gilmore Car Museum’s all-years Corvette Show and Swap Meet featured more than 270 cars.

Heritage Chevrolet – Battle Creek, MI

23nd annual Vintage Motorcycle Show, June 2018

The Museum’s Vintage Motorcycle Show is an annual summer event featuring over 250 vintage motorcycles on the show field, a variety of vendors, and over 5,000 spectators who ride in on their motorcycles, making this West Michigan’s largest motorcycle event. 

Battle Creek Harley Davidson – Battle Creek, MI

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BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids, MI


Custom Connection Motorsports, Battle Creek, MI


Dirty Boyz Motorcycles – Plainwell, MI

NAPA of Delton – Delton, MI

Zeigler Motor Sports – Kalamazoo, MI


Exhibit Sponsor, Michigan Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association: Seasonal exhibit, open April 1 – Nov 30, in the lower level of the Campania Barn.

As car culture developed, Americans became increasingly concerned about safety. Step into our 1950s-era driver education “classroom” and check out how early traffic safety concerns transitioned into the “driver’s ed” we know today.

MDTSEA – Lansing, MI  MDTSA has a long and proud history of involvement with Michigan driver and traffic safety and provides materials and resources for both driver education instructors and students.

Exhibit Sponsor: “The Negro Motorist’s Green Book: Racial Discrimination and the Automobile in America

The Gilmore Car Museum is proud to announce a partnership with the PNC Foundation that will offer an insightful and educational story that predates the Civil Rights era. Decades after the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment ended slavery, African Americans continued to suffer unequal treatment, especially in the South. The Jim Crow philosophy discriminated against blacks in nearly every aspect of public life, including travel. Although the roads and highways were free for all to use, doing so was not easy for blacks. The Green Book, written by Victor Green, provided guidance for African American travelers to find safe locations to sleep, eat, shop and purchase gas.

PNC (Kalamazoo, MI)   PNC Financial Services Group operations include a regional banking franchise operating primarily in nineteen states and the District of Columbia with more than 2,700 branches, online and mobile services together with 8000 ATM machines, specialized financial businesses serving companies and government entities, and asset management and processing businesses.