2017 Experience Concours

Each year during the first weekend in June, the Classic Car Club of America Museum hosts The Experience on the Gilmore Car Museum campus. This year's theme is all Full Classics® and in, addition, ALL 1915-1965 American & European Roadsters, Sports, and Touring cars.

Please mark your calendar now for this special event on the weekend of June 2 - 4, 2017.

Our Grand Marshal this year is Clive Cussler, best-selling American novelist, renowned underwater explorer, and legendary collector of extraordinary classic cars. Please join him for The Experience weekend activities:

Friday, June 2 we will host a Welcome Reception and a come-as-you-are Get Acquainted Barbecue Dinner.

Saturday, June 3 we will have our traditional country driving tour including a visit to OFF Brothers’ private collection, a lakeside lunch at the Gull Lake Country Club, completing the day with a gala banquet at the Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel. The benefit dinner will feature a silent and a live auction with several fine art pieces and great vacation trips.

Sunday, June 4 we will celebrate the 31st Annual Experience Concours (classic-era fashions are encouraged.) Also, on Sunday, be sure to attend and enjoy our Chocolate Making Demonstration and Tasting Event.

Our host hotel will again be the Radisson in downtown Kalamazoo. Watch for further news about our 31st Anniversary Experience as our plans unfold and be sure to SAVE THE DATE.

Register online here, download a printable entry form here, or call 269-352-9947

Scroll down to see Photo Galleries from previous years.

2017 Poster Artist Sue Steele Thomas

Sue Steele Thomas was selected to be the Poster Artist for The Experience Concours. She created an original gouache painting which is 36” X 24”. The painting includes a 1939 Delahaye, 1929 Lincoln L Sport Phaeton, 1948 Jaguar Mark IV and the CCCA Museum in the background.