February 20, 2021
The Winter Motoring Meet will include scenic rides around the snow-covered Gilmore campus in several of the museum’s antique cars and trucks, a special exhibit of vintage snowmobiles, a professional ice carving exhibition, and outdoor games. Guests will also be able to warm up by an outdoor fire, with available food & beverage options to include homemade soup, gourmet hot chocolate, winter beer, a glass of wine, or a favorite cocktail. If we’re lucky enough to have fresh snow on the day of our meet, guests are welcome to bring their own snowshoes or cross-country skis for a trek across our beautiful 90-acre campus.
FREE “glorified sleigh rides” through the snow-covered Gilmore campus will be offered to museum guests, riding on bench seats in the bed of a classic Ford Model AA pickup truck, and in other classic “open air” cars and trucks from the museum’s collection. Guests should consider bringing their warm coats, hats, gloves, and perhaps even blankets. Rides will be provided one guest/family/group at a time, masks will be required, and the each vehicle’s seating area will be sanitized between each ride.
A special one-day-only exhibit of antique, vintage, and racing snowmobiles will be on featured display at the Winter Motoring Meet. The snowmobile exhibit has been coordinated with help and support from Vintage Snowmobile Michigan (@VintageSnowmobileMichigan), and its Facebook community of 4,000 passionate snowmobile enthusiasts from across Michigan and the Great Lakes region (
The all new Winter Motoring Meet at the Gilmore Car Museum provides for a day of outdoor family fun in Michigan’s winter weather, plus full access to the museum’s remarkable indoor collection of more than 400 classic vehicles. Access to the Winter Motoring Meet and related activities will be included in standard daily admission to the museum on February 20th.
Adults/Seniors – $16
Youth (1-17) – $11
Children 10 and Under – FREE
Active Military – FREE