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Old 14th October 2014, 13:06   #1
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Default The Gilmore Car Museum @ Michigan, USA

Earlier this year, when the temperature was dropping lower than ever before, I made a longish trip to the cold cold wolverine state of Michigan. Believe me when I say that winters here will ensure you remember God in more ways than one.

Towards the end of my 3 month trip I visited the Gilmore Car Museum which wasn’t very far from the city of Portage where I was based. So the last Sunday of my stay in US, we took this smallish 20 mile trip passing open fields, where the grass was getting its first peak at the sun and some warmth.

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“On a 90-acre historic campus midway between Detroit and Chicago is the Gilmore Car Museum. Here, visitors shoot the breeze in an old-fashioned gas station. Children stand inches from a 1930 Rolls-Royce that’s from a Disney® movie. Grandparents share stories about a ’57 Chevy, as their smiles are reflected in the car’s chrome. Stroll the campus. Eat lunch in our authentic Blue Moon Diner. Walk right up to an amazing collection of over 300 vintage automobiles, motorcycles, and memories. It’s America’s Signature Collection. And the ultimate experience for everyone in your family.”

Yours truly in front of the building which houses the beauties.
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The museum has huge lawns and ample parking space. Ticket for an adult costs $12.

First off - The Worlds First Automobile

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Now come the Hudsons.

1952 Hudson - The Hornet convertible
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1937 Railton
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1927 Hudson Model O Roadster
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1934 Hudson - Deluxe Eight convertible Coupe

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1928 Hudson - Convertible sedan
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Default Re: The Gilmore Car Museum @ Michigan, USA

Moving the thread to our Classic Car section so that the fans don't miss it

Thanks for sharing!
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Awesome images, LSP!

Very disappointed that there were no photos of Dussenbergs. Maan, I love 'em!
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Awesome images, LSP!

Very disappointed that there were no photos of Dussenbergs. Maan, I love 'em!
Here you go Sridhu

1932 Duesenburg Model J Murphy Victoria

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1929 Duesenburg

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1932 Lincoln
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1930 Packard

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1934 Auburn

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1935 Duesenberg

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Them Doozies are sure classy! Loved them even more than Caddys.

Appreciate your responsiveness, LSP! Thanks a lot.

I have the Packard emblem as a paper weight - my wife give it to me for one of my birthdays.

Did you get to see any of the steam cars? Did they have the Scarab or the Tucker. Some of the most innovative cars I have ever seen
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1930 Packard
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1930 Cadillac (V16)
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1976 Chevrolet
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1958 Chevrolet
Corvette Concept car (Is it just me who thinks that the 58 concept looks better than 76 concept??)
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1963 Chevrolet
Corvette Z06 Coupe
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1963 Chevrolet
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1967 AC/Shelby
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All the Corvettes
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As sridhu mentioned, gotta love 'em Doozies. Easily one of the classiest cars among the collection. I learned about the Duesenberg brand thanks to one of the episodes on Jay Leno's garage (a few years ago) and have a lot of respect for the Doozies ever since.

Even the 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Concept car looks very interesting. Any more pictures of that?
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Nice snaps.
I guess you were not able to see the entire area (barns) since its mainly closed till end of March every year. The other barns have a lot of other cars such as the Lincoln, Ford, Rolls Royce, Pierce Arrow and they have recently opened new barns for Cadillac and LaSalle (during 2nd week of August 2014). I had been to this place at least thrice during my stay at Kalamazoo. Absolutely beautiful classic car collections. They also have a collection of hot-rods which is just fantastic! Would post my snaps soon.
BTW, did you get a chance to visit the Duesenberg-Cord Museum in Auburn?
If not, I can put some snaps from that place as well!

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1963 Chrysler Turbine
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1957 Ford Thunderbird
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1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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1956 Continental
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1957 Oldsmobile
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Nice snaps.
I guess you were not able to see the entire area (barns) since its mainly closed till end of March every year. The other barns have a lot of other cars such as the Lincoln, Ford, Rolls Royce, Pierce Arrow and they have recently opened new barns for Cadillac and LaSalle (during 2nd week of August 2014). I had been to this place at least thrice during my stay at Kalamazoo. Absolutely beautiful classic car collections. They also have a collection of hot-rods which is just fantastic! Would post my snaps soon.
BTW, did you get a chance to visit the Duesenberg-Cord Museum in Auburn?
If not, I can put some snaps from that place as well!

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Hi Sanket
I did visit the barns (except the newly opened) and those pics are coming on this thread shortly.
I did not visit the museum in Auburn nor am I aware of that. Please do start a thread for that museum. You are welcome to contribute to this thread as well.
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1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser
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1963 Studebaker
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19XX cadillac
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1958 Edsel
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1956 Packard
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1950 Ford Crestliner
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1954 Kaiser, Darrin
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1956 Mercury, Montclaire Hardtop Coupe
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1953 MG. TD Roadster
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1932 Ford Roadster
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