Celebration of Brass IV

Welcome to our Celebration of Brass IV on-line registration!

This is the fourth summer that Brass-era car enthusiasts will gather at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, to celebrate pre-1916 cars, trucks, motorcycles, and this year’s feature, race cars!  Celebration of Brass IV, hosted by the Museum of the Horseless Carriage, has become a not-to-be missed tradition.  Arrive on Thursday afternoon for our welcome reception, enjoy mingling with fellow enthusiasts, pick up registration packet and settle in.  On Friday and Saturday, we are featuring a car show, pre-WWII swap-meet, car games and demonstrations, vintage fashion review, ice cream social with special presenter, and ending with a Celebration banquet.  Following Friday and Saturday’s Celebration event, we hope you will join the Museum of the Horseless Carriage on its HCCA member National car tour that begins Sunday morning and ends at noon on Tuesday.  All new venues and routes are being planned which will also include the option to test your skill at Galesburg Speedways half-mile, paved, flat oval track that also contains a figure eight!  The tour will begin and end each day at the Gilmore Car Museum.  Whether you are returning participants, or this is your first Celebration with us, we are truly delighted with your decision to travel the distance.  Please read on for important information to plan your trip and to complete the on-line registration and payment process.


Event Dates

Welcome Reception: Thursday, July 18th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ice Cream Social & Presentation: Friday, July 19th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Presentation 7:00 pm
Car Show: Friday & Saturday, July 19th -20th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Swap Meet: Friday & Saturday, July 19th – 20th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Banquet: Saturday, July 20th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Featured Marque

Stoddard-Dayton and Pre-1916 Race Cars & Speedsters



Car show and pre-WWII swap meet:  All automobiles (any number of cylinders, steam or electric), motorcycles, and bicycles made before 1916 are welcome.  You DO NOT need to be a member of HCCA to participate.

Car tour:  The car tour is a designated HCCA National Tour.  As a result, you DO need to be an HCCA member.


If you are traveling and plan to get a hotel, RV site, or Rig Parking learn more about our group rate and other information here!


Lets get started!


Welcome Reception

Thursday, July 18th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy food & drinks, mingle, tour MHC’s museum & collect registration packet
May purchase additional wristbands day of for BBQ

Price: $0.00
Price: $20.00

Car Show

Friday & Saturday, July 19th -20th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Includes 2 days admission for 2 people per vehicle, pre-1916 vehicle display, swap meet, driving campus grounds, activities, demonstrations & more

Price: $40.00
Price: $80.00
Price: $120.00

Car Show Vehicle Information

Car Show Vehicle 2 Information

Car Show Vehicle 3 Information

Vendor Space For Swap Meet

Friday & Saturday, July 19th – 20th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Vendor registration for 12’ X 25’ space

Price: $25.00

Ice Cream Social & Presentation

Fundraiser for MHC held @ the Gilmore Car Museum Friday, July 19th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Presentation 7:00 pm

Price: $20.00


Saturday, July 20th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Price: $60.00
Price: $0.00

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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