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.
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
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!
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