[Chrysler300] Our Holland Meet - Less than a month away!
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Hello Everyone,
 
Looking forward to our upcoming Holland, Michigan Meet, hosted by Judy and Keith Boonstra, that will include a [car] cruise on Saturday to the Gilmore Car Museum in nearby Hickory Corners, MI for our car show.
 
Coincidentally, yesterday I received the following email from Gilmore. I know many of you have visited it, as have I, but for those of you who haven't been to it yet, you're in for a real treat! White rail fencing surrounding acres of beautiful grounds with many buildings full of cars and automobilia. Even an iconic black-over-bronze '63 Chrysler Turbine Car. And a photo op with your 300, or other Mopar, in front of a period Shell Gas Station.
 
Check out Gilmore's website - http://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/ - for more information.
 
See you there! I'm still collecting registrations,
 
Noel Hastalis
Burr Ridge IL
F coupe


From: "Gilmore Car Museum" <brittanywilliams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: cpaviper@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:05:05 PM
Subject: We're Kicking Off Our 50th Anniversary Season!

Help us kick off our 50th Anniversary with a brand new car show, "The Donald Gilmore Classic!"
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Celebrate the first 50 years of the automobile at The Donald Gilmore Classic!

Saturday, May 21st   9am-4pm

New to this year's line up is “The Donald Gilmore Classic,” a special show featuring Pre-War Vehicles, 1896-1942 just like the cars Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. This new show will kickoff our 2016 show season on Saturday, May 21st and be part of a year-long celebration commemorating the Gilmore Car Museum’s 50th Anniversary! 

Special awards will be given for Oldest Car, Furthest Driven, and Best Dressed (best period costume worn by a vehicle’s owner) will be given, plus two very special awards – the Genevieve Gilmore Preservation Award and the Donald & Genevieve Gilmore Award (Best of Show) – will be presented. And special activities will also take place throughout the day, including start up demos featuring Steam Cars and Model Ts, plus a “Parade through the Decades” will featured each decade represented on the show field.

Admission Rates:
Show Car Admission: $10.00/car
Vendor Admission: $20.00/space
Spectator Admission: $12.00/person

*Please note: Gilmore Car Museum memberships are not valid for show car admission*

Pre-registration (click here to download registration form) is now available and will end on May 13th. Only original stock vehicles will be eligible to participate, no modified or hot rod style vehicles please. Cars must be on the show field for judging by 10:00am, an award and presentation ceremony will be held at 3:00pm. A Driving Tour will be held for participating vehicles on Friday, May 20th in addition to the show on Saturday, May 21st.

There is also a room block available at the Four Points by Sheraton (3600 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI) for our out of town guests for Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 19, 20 & 21.  The block will be held until April 29 and then rooms will be released. Standard room with breakfast for two is $118 plus tax, dual room with breakfast is $146 plus tax (Normally $166 plus tax). To make hotel reservations please call (866) 961-3003 and reference “Gilmore Car Museum.”

The Donald Gilmore Collection:
Celebrating 50 Years

In honor of our 50th Anniversary, this year-long Special Exhibit showcases the automobiles that started it all – some of museum founder Donald Gilmore’s first collector cars! What started in 1963 as a hobby for Donald S. Gilmore, a retired executive of pharmaceutical giant The Upjohn Company, soon grew to over 45 cars.  At the urging of his wife Genevieve, the non-profit Gilmore Car Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time in 1966 with Otto Kneble of Star City, IN as our first paying customer.

Who could have envisioned fifty-years ago that the Gilmore Car Museum would become one of largest and most respected auto museum in the nation? Today, more than 500 amazing automobiles ranging from horseless carriages to classic Duesenbergs, the elusive Tucker to the Model T, and even Muscle Cars are showcased throughout the 90-acre Historic Campus. 
Plan Your Next Visit Today!

2016 Lecture Series Ends May 1st

“Runabout Renaissance – The Rebirth of the Wooden Pleasure Boat”
Sunday, April 24th  3:00-4:30pm
Presented By: David Irvine 

The Producer of the “Runabout Renaissance” Documentary Series will discuss the wooden pleasure boating industry, restoration shops, research available on these historic boats, as well as other resources available to both those with a casual interest, as well as wooden boat enthusiasts.
“The Earliest and Oldest Automobiles Dealerships in Michigan”
Sunday, May 1st  3:00-4:30pm
Presented By: Jay Follis

The final installment of the 2016 Gilmore Speaker Series wraps up on Sunday, May 1 with a look at “The Earliest and Oldest Auto Dealerships in Michigan.” It will be presented by Jay Follis, the Museum’s Director of Marketing and author of a recent Michigan History Magazine article on the subject, and promises a few surprises.
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