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Gilmore Car Museum’s Dust Off, whos going? by solotwo
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Who's going to the Gilmore Dust off Saturday May 9th?
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Interested but need more info ( like where ) what town is it near or in ?
how much does it cost ?
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Near Kalamazoo just north by Plainwell

http://www.gilmorecarmuseum...-off/?instance_id=30

Directions

The Gilmore Car Museum is just twenty minutes from I-94 and US-131, located midway between Detroit and Chicago and a short drive from Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Lansing, Michigan.

From M-43 turn East on West Hickory Road, and signs will indicate the visitor parking lots.

VIEW MAP

Arriving From I-94
•Exit I-94 at Exit 80 – Sprinkle Road
•Travel north on Sprinkle Road 4.6 miles to the traffic light at Gull Road / M-43.
•Turn right (NE) onto Gull Road / M-43. Follow for 5.1 miles to traffic light in the village of Richland.
•Turn left (N) on to M-43 and follow 5.7 miles, winding around Gull Lake, to Hickory Road. (Note several large red barns on your right)
•Turn right (E) onto Hickory Road.
•Museum entrance is third drive on the right, enter at Automotive Heritage Center.

Arriving From US-131
•Exit US-131 at Exit 49A – Plainwell
•Follow Hwy M-89 (E) 12 miles to Intersection M-43 / M-89.
•Turn left (N) on to M-43 and follow 5.7 miles, winding around Gull Lake, to Hickory Road. (Note several large red barns on your right)
•Turn right (E) onto Hickory Road.

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The Gilmore needs some PR.

It is not what you think...if someone says 'private car museum in rural Michigan'. It has over 300 cars in about a dozen buildings. It has a Cadillac building...a Pierce-Arrow building.....a Ford dealership....and some of the most fantastic cars ever built. It has a building just for hood ornaments.

Donald Gilmore was part of the Upjohn drug fortune, and spent decades getting this place started. It is now one of the best auto museums in the world.

$8 to register your car, and $12 to get into all the buildings.

http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/
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Originally posted by Gall757:

The Gilmore needs some PR.

It is not what you think...if someone says 'private car museum in rural Michigan'. It has over 300 cars in about a dozen buildings. It has a Cadillac building...a Pierce-Arrow building.....a Ford dealership....and some of the most fantastic cars ever built. It has a building just for hood ornaments.

Donald Gilmore was part of the Upjohn drug fortune, and spent decades getting this place started. It is now one of the best auto museums in the world.

$8 to register your car, and $12 to get into all the buildings.

http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/


Last year when you "showed" your car you paid $8.00 and had access to all the barns. I think the $12.00 is for spectators who are not showing a car.
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So far only one Fiero from Grand Rapids is going.
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Report this Post05-07-2015 08:16 AM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well it looks like the caravan of one from GR will be leaving Northeast GR around 7:30 heading down 131 to exit just north of Plainwell.
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I'll be there with the family so I won't have the fiero. We're bringing my BMW. The car seats fit better in it.
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I'll be attending along with my 86 GT.
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Originally posted by ProNUNICAN:

I'll be attending along with my 86 GT.


Great are you going down 131? I'll be heading down around 7:30.

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I wanted to go ,and see the place but wife yad other plans. Going to Germantown ,OH to get
the puppy his shots. ( 3 hours one way )
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Originally posted by kendallville:

I wanted to go ,and see the place but wife yad other plans. Going to Germantown ,OH to get
the puppy his shots. ( 3 hours one way )


Isnt there any vets in your area?
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Report this Post05-09-2015 11:35 PM Click Here to See the Profile for kendallvilleSend a Private Message to kendallvilleEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sure but they want paid (far to much ) and it gets her out ( happy wife -well you know ).
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Took some pictures,but of the cars in the barns. Not many cars/people showed up. BUT it still was worth it to go through the barns! Some time this summer I am taking my wife as she has missed it. It wasnt raining in Hickory Corners. I discovered a problem when I arrived. Low trans fluid. Luckily Delton is real close by and they have a NAPA store.
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I saw your car didn't see you. We didn't stay too long because the boys were getting upset riding in the stroller. I think I might get the fiero out this week. I miss driving it.

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Originally posted by FieroMaster88:

I saw your car didn't see you. We didn't stay too long because the boys were getting upset riding in the stroller. I think I might get the fiero out this week. I miss driving it.



Sorry I missed you. I was going through the barns taking pictures. I now have my fathers camera and even though it is old it takes better pictures than the Nikon (cheap) that I have. So I was scurrying around to get to all the barns, buy my wife a coffee mug and leave by noon.
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