Car Tour COB IV

July 21st – half day July 23rd, 2024


Please register for the Celebration of Brass IV Car Show/Events & Pre-WWII Swap Meet (July 18th – July 20th, 2024) on its separate form.


Following the Celebration of Brass IV Show/Events & Pre-WWI Swap Meet is the 2.5-day Museum of the Horseless Carriage HCCA National Tour with ALL NEW venues and routes!

Sunday, July 21st   (Approximately 80 miles)

We will be visiting Leila Arboretum for our coffee stop. This gorgeous destination is a horticulturist and outdoor enthusiast’s dream on over 70 acres. Next we will travel through the beautiful Michigan countryside to Cornwell’s Turkeyville. This unique place will be having an Arts & Crafts Show on its grounds during our time there as well as further shopping opportunities in the huge Country Junction Gift Shop. It is also where we will be having our included buffet lunch. Then it’s off to the Galesburg Speedway where you will have the option to drive on their quarter mile, paved, semi-banked, oval track! NOTE: You may attend just the Sunday tour if you wish. You can also sign up for the track experience without going on the tour. See the eligibility requirements below.

Monday, July 22nd   (Approximately 115 miles)

Our second day’s coffee stop will be at Tillers International. This farm transports you back in time by teaching the historical skills of working with draft animals, blacksmithing, and woodworking. Next we go to a private museum owned by Bill McDaniels. Highlights of his collection are cars (of course), motorcycles, a model train layout, and more. There is a vintage gas station just down the street for a great photo op. Our included lunch will be a real treat at Melvin Hostetler’s farm where we’ll be served an Amish family-style homemade meal. On the way back to Hickory Corners, there will be an optional ice cream stop at the Chicken House.

Tuesday, July 23rd   Half day. (Approximately 55 miles)

Our journey will take us to E. Leet Woodworking for our coffee stop. This company does custom design and fabrication of unique and specialized wood products with the use of 2D and 3D machining. Then we will continue on to Duncan Aviation. This is a full-service MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) facility for jet airplanes located at the Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field. Lunch is on your own today. We will pass antique shops and an opportunity for ice cream along the scenic return trip to the Gilmore Car Museum.

Whether you are a returning tourist, or this is your first time, we are happy that you are coming on the tour! Here is important information to help plan your trip and to complete the online registration and complete the payment process.



All pre-1916 automobiles/trucks/motorcycles (any number of cylinders, steam, or electric) are welcome. If you have any questions about eligibility or registration, refer to the contacts under ‘inquiries’ below. We are glad to help!

You DO need to be a current member of the HCCA to go on the tour. The tour starts and finishes all 2.5 days at the Gilmore Car Museum.

You are NOT required to be a HCCA member to participate in the racetrack only option at the Galesburg Speedway on Sunday afternoon/evening, July 21st.  

You are NOT required to attend the Celebration of Brass IV Car Show/Events & Pre-WWII Swap Meet to go on the tour. But if you are planning to, you need to sign up for its separate registration on this website.




Accommodations & Logistics

Host Hotel: Springhill Suites, 850 Trade Center Way, Portage, MI, 49002. Group rates are $154/$164 plus taxes and fees. The ‘Celebration of Brass’ contract is a 55-room block with a cut-off date of June 6th, 2024. It is 20 miles southwest of the Gilmore Car Museum, about a 30-minute drive. Call 269-238-3254 or link to book online:

Book your group rate for Celebration of Brass – Museum of the Horseless Carriage


RV Sites: Contact the Gilmore Car Museum (a Harvest Host member) at 269-671-5089 to make your campsite reservations on the museum grounds. Visit for more information.


Rig Parking: Complimentary parking at the Gilmore Car Museum is available on the east side of the grounds. Plan to keep your rig parked at the museum for the duration of all event and tour dates you are registered for.

The Museum of the Horseless Carriage is located at the Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 West Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI 49060.


Due Dates & Cancellation Policy

Online Registrations: Due no later than June 25th, 2024 to be included in our published printed material.


Cancellations: No refunds after June 25th, 2024 due to the expenses affiliated with planning and material production.


Hotel: The special room block rate ends June 6th, 2024.


Contribution option: If you cancel after June 25th, 2024, you may request a donation letter from the Museum of the Horseless Carriage. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations are deductible according to IRS limits, rules, and regulations.





Event Committee:  Chris Paulsen (Chair), Rusty Berg, Jim Bloomstrand, Kim Brodhagen, Terry Cole, Joyce Edfors, Tom Edfors, Mike Howard, and David Stevens.


On behalf of the Trustees of the Museum of the Horseless Carriage and the Celebration of Brass IV Event Committee, thank you!

HCCA National Tour sponsored by the Museum of the Horseless Carriage Touring Club

HCCA Members Only
Sunday-Tuesday, July 21-23

Includes 3 coffee stops, 2 lunches, excursions, Tuesday is half day tour; Departs from Gilmore Car Museum each day

Sunday, July 21st

80 miles approx.

Leila Arboretum – coffee stop

Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA – Arts & Crafts Show & Country Junction Gift Shop. ‘All things turkey’ buffet lunch with desert (vegetarian items available)

Galesburg Speedway with optional on-track driving experience

Monday, July 22nd

115 miles approx.

Tillers International – coffee stop

Bill McDaniels private museum

Amish family style homemade lunch at Melvin Hosteler’s farm

Optional ice cream stop

Tuesday, July 23rd

55 miles approx.     Half Day

E. Leet Woodworking – coffee stop

Duncan Aviation jet airplane facility

Lunch on your own

Price for Drivers: $170.00
Price per: $110.00
Price per: $0.00

Sunday only tour

80 miles approx.

Leila Arboretum – coffee stop

Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA – Arts & Crafts Show & Country Junction Gift Shop. ‘All things turkey’ buffet lunch with desert (vegetarian items available)

Galesburg Speedway with optional on-track driving experience

Price: $90.00
Price: $50.00

On-track Driving Experience

Sunday July 21st, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM


Four car classes, take some laps on their quarter mile, paved, oval track

Price: $25.00
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Vehicle Information

Required for all car show and/or tour registrants

Owner/Driver Commitment/Release Statement

I hereby agree to enter the vehicle described in the HCCA/Museum of the Horseless Carriage Celebration of Brass IV event. In consideration of the right to enter this event and for other valuable considerations, I (we) do hereby agree to indemnify, protect, defend and hold harmless the Museum of the Horseless Carriage, The Gilmore Car Museum, and HCCA-designated National Tour, their Chapters and/or Regions, Officers, and Representatives from and against any and all claims, costs, liabilities and attorneys’ fees arising from damage or injury, actual or claimed, of any kind or nature, to property or persons, resulting from my (our) participation in any of the Celebration of Brass events. The owner/driver certifies that the described vehicle(s) or substituted vehicle(s) entered in this event has duly passed the requirements of the motor vehicle authorities, or other governing bodies of the state in which the vehicle is registered, and the vehicle is legally registered and or licensed. These entities and their representatives will not, and cannot, be held responsible for the “safety certification” of any participating vehicle.

*State of Michigan requires that the registration & proof of insurance be in the vehicle*

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