Annually on a long weekend in August, the Pierce-Arrow Museum at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI is a focal point for an annual Pierce-Arrow Society mini-meet. The Pierce-Arrow Foundation has built a fantastic ‘field of dreams’ with a large display area for the cars, memorabilia, and art related to the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company. The building, the displays and the location next to the CCCA Museum on the Gilmore campus are great. Join fellow Pierce-Arrow Society members 'Gathering at Gilmore' to visit with Pierce enthusiasts and to celebrate, tour in and show our Pierce-Arrows to each other and to an interested public. Please put this on your calendar!
'Gathering at Gilmore' tours explore many different parts of the region. There are scenic drives, tourist attractions, car collections and unique shopping in every direction -- so many that there is seldom duplication from one year to the next.. If you haven’t yet been to the Gilmore Car Museum and Pierce-Arrow Museum in Hickory Corners, MI, now is the time to visit what has been described as one of the ten best automotive museums in the country. The Gilmore is thirteen miles northeast of Kalamazoo, MI. Our host hotel each year is a nearby resort or historic inn. This area -- central to Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis -- offers country scenery, rich history, quaint villages, good low traffic country roads, nice art and antique shops, attractive lake and river waterfronts, interesting history, superb private car collections, the occasional boat ride, and great restaurants.
The Friday tour -- usually about 85 miles of scenic touring -- is followed by a Welcome Party Dinner. The Saturday tour is a somewhat longer memorable scenic drive, often to the shore of Lake Michigan. This area has been an artist haven for more than a century and the shops and galleries are really special. You’ll enjoy harbors and quaint cottages. After return to the headquarters inn, there is the Saturday Banquet. The PAS Sunday Show Day is on the green in front of the Pierce-Arrow Museum with an awards luncheon in the museum. The tours will begin and end at the headquarters inn, which varies from year to year. You’ll enjoy the people, scenery, history, car collections, antiques, food and fabulous Pierce-Arrows. Ask anyone who's attended before!
CONTACT: Dave Stevens (231) 894-2281
RESERVATIONS: Detailed information is provided in response to your inquiry, and on the Pierce-Arrow Society website (www.pierce-arrow.org). Reserve early as rooms and choices are limited. . Events start Thursday evening. Come early or stay late to enjoy this area.
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