The 2018 Experience will be June 1-3. SAVE THE DATE!

Inviting all Full Classics®,  Cadillacs, and LaSalles (1915-1965) to the the 32nd annual Experience. 

The Classic Car Club of America's "Approved List" includes many Full Classic® Roadsters, Sport, and Touring cars. However, at the 2018 Experience, all Cadillacs and LaSalles, 1915-1965, will be able to participate in the event, which will include an overnight driving tour, boat tours of Gulf Lake aboard antique wooden boats, a CCCA Grand Classic®, an Experience Concours, a dinner gala, and much more.

Registration and Details Coming Soon

2017 Experience in Review

Each year during the first weekend in June, The Classic Car Club of America Museum hosts The Experience on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum. Many Full Classics® are displayed along with automobiles of a specific marque from the history of fine automobile manufacturing. Since the first event in 1987, The Experience has drawn thousands of visitors annually to Hickory Corners, Michigan, where visitors are also able to view over 200 fine automobiles on display on the 90-acre Gilmore Car Museum campus.

The theme for 2017 was all Full Classics® and American and European Roadsters, Sport, and Touring cars 1915-1965. Our Grand Marshal was is Clive Cussler, best-selling American novelist, renowned underwater explorer, and legendary collector of extraordinary classic cars.

2017 Photo Gallery

Previous Experience Galleries

2016 - All Full Classics® featuring Senior Classics

2015 - Packards and Full Classics®

2014 - All Cadillacs through 1962 and Full Classics®

2013 - Chryslers and Full Classics®

2012 - Foreign Cars and Full Classics®

2011 - Indiana-Built Cars and Full Classics®

2010 - Closed Cars and Full Classics®

Messages from CCCA Museum Board President, Howard Freedman

Welcome to the CCCA Museum! We invite you to visit our one of a kind museum in western Michigan to experience first-hand the automobiles from the Classic Era.

July update: Our Experience weekend June 2-4 was another opportunity to meet new people; new cars and great weather (most of the time) with a country tour through the magnificent Western Michigan farm lands, lunch at the Gull Lake Country Club, More...

And be sure to watch our latest videos:

Five new cars: Acquisitions in 2015.

A virtual tour of the museum.

Museum Musings

Museum Musings is now a regular feature by our Executive Director, Carol Vogt. Carol lives in Hickory Corners and has extensive experience in public relations and development. Her latest installments will let you know more about our 2017 Experience and this year's Grand Marchal, Clive Cussler. More...

Museum Receives Margaret Dunning's Packard 740 Roadster

The CCCA Museum has gratefully received Margaret Dunning's 1930 Packard 740 Roadster, donated to the Museum by the Margaret Dunning Trust. The Packard was featured along with Ms. Dunning in countless articles and videos. More...

Gilmore Car Museum

Thank you for voting for the Gilmore Car Museum, the winner of the 2017 USA TODAY 10 Best Reader's Choice Awards for Michigan Destinations! 

The final results are as follows:
1. Gilmore Car Museum - Hickory Corners
2. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary - Alpena
3. Mackinac Island
4. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Munising
5. Downtown Frankenmuth
6. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - Grand Rapids
7. Holland
8. Ludington State Park - Ludington
9. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Empire
10. The Henry Ford & Greenfield Village - Dearborn

The Gilmore Car Museum welcomes you to enjoy a unique experience among automobile museums in the United States. It is now the largest auto museum in North America with over 400 automobiles.

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Join the Classic Car Club of America

Members of the Classic Car Club of America enjoy outstanding publications, unequalled fellowship and friendship, and opportunities to show and admire Classic automobiles.

Click here for complete membership benefits and to join...