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Gilmore Car Museum - Congress of Motor Cars

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With everyone starting to plan their car events at the beginning of the year, I figured it was a perfect time to add in the Congress of Motorcars Tour, Show and Swap Meet at the Gilmore Car Museum in May. This was previously called the Donald Gilmore Classic which started in 2016 and has been a great event for the pre-War crowd. Each year the tour has taken the participants to a number of interesting sites and the show has been a lot of fun in a great setting, so put it on your calendar this year and help keep this event going strong.

https://www.gilmorecarmuseum.org/category/car-show-and-events/

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The Congress of Motorcars Show and Swap Meet features vehicles produced in 1942 and earlier, just like the cars Museum Founder Donald Gilmore was known for collecting. Only original stock vehicles will be eligible to participate, no modified or hot rod style vehicles please.  The show weekend will also include a Driving Tour on Friday, May 15th, show on Saturday, May 16th, and club day on Sunday, May 17th.

NO NEED TO PRE-REGISTER! Join us Friday May 15 for the Driving Tour or Saturday May 16 for the show and simply register then!

See early Gas, Steam and Electric autos, take a ride in an antique car and discover autos normally only seen on static display actually driving around the historic campus! An award ceremony will be held at 3:00pm and will honor the Oldest Vehicle, Best Vintage Attire (best period attire worn by a vehicle's owner), plus two very special awards - a Preservation Award for the best unrestored original car, Best of Show and Gilmore Award.

Activities will also take place throughout the day, including demos including STEAM CARS, and very early cars, a whimsical Gilmore 1 - 2 cylinder Motor Challenge and a Pass in Review parade .

 

A few shots from last year....at the Diner was just after the Friday tour and grabbing some food.  The other two are during the Saturday pass in review.

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and a couple more...one on the tour and one during the show.

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I attended the show last May and had a great time.

From the Baker Electric car - to the Cole's and the Stanley Steam cars, I thought it was an excellent show.

 

I always love the Gilmore Car Museum. I took the model T Driving School class a few years ago too. Learned a lot.

Hope to be there again this year.

 

Bill

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I too always attend this event. It is a really great show. Probably the best photo ever taken of me and my '26 Touring was snapped by master photographer John Lacko along the route last year. I plan to take at least one of my cars to the event.  The photo below with the top up was taken on the grounds a couple years ago. You will not be disappointed in this event!

Eric

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Excellent event and my son and I will be attending again this year for the tour and the weekend show.  It is not just a show either as you can drive around the campus, participate in car games, and see lots of demos.  My son loved driving the 1923 Cole giving people rides all day on the Saturday.  I highly recommend attending this weekend event!

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i WILL CERTAINLY BE THERE. I SPEND A LOT OF TIME AT GILMORE AS I HAVE BEEN AN INSTRUCTOR IN THE MODEL T DRIVING COURSE FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS. I FINALLY GOT MY MODEL T PAINTED LAST WINTER AND IT LOOKS GREAT NOW.  THE PICTURES SHOW MY GRAY FORDOR ALONG WITH A CANADIAN FORDOR THAT MY SON-IN-LAW AND I RESTORED WITH HELP FROM ERIC MacLEOD.  MY SON-INLAW LATER BOUGHT IT FROM ME.

 

 

Jim Brand

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16 hours ago, JIM BRAND said:

i WILL CERTAINLY BE THERE. I SPEND A LOT OF TIME AT GILMORE AS I HAVE BEEN AN INSTRUCTOR IN THE MODEL T DRIVING COURSE FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS. I FINALLY GOT MY MODEL T PAINTED LAST WINTER AND IT LOOKS GREAT NOW.  THE PICTURES SHOW MY GRAY FORDOR ALONG WITH A CANADIAN FORDOR THAT MY SON-IN-LAW AND I RESTORED WITH HELP FROM ERIC MacLEOD.  MY SON-INLAW LATER BOUGHT IT FROM ME.

 

 

Jim Brand

1926 Model T Fordor

1984 Zimmer project

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That '26 Fordor (in red) was fun to work on. It will be nice to see it again.

 

I am thinking I may take my Fordor over as well.

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