The 2024 CCCA Museum Experience

Power & Performance: Then & Now

May 31 – June 2, 2024 · Hickory Corners, Michigan

Host Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Kalamazoo Downtown,

303 North Rose Street,
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Make own reservations, please call 269-382-4000 or on-line at: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/azonegi-cccam-465ffef3-ad4a-439a-8e33-5b847383a5db/

Room rate: $169.00 (excludes tax). 

The deadline for the group rate is May 1, 2024

Event Schedule (tentative)

Friday, May 31

  • Registration
  • Driving Challenges
  • Cocktails
  • BBQ
  • Movie and Popcorn

Saturday, June 1

  • Registration
  • Concours Judging
  • Lunch
  • Concours Awards and Parade
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Banquet

   Friday, May 31

  • A car course challenge on the grounds of the Gilmore’s 90 acre campus. ~ Walk through our collection highlighting vehicles in our Power and Performance Exhibit running throughout the 2024 Season. 

  • Join us for a Power BBQ and the night will be topped off with a Gilmore/ CCCAM Movie night.

   Saturday, June 1

  • Experience Judging, with all Full Classic’s® welcome. ~ Relax for a Performance luncheon and the Awards Parade. ~ Join us at the Catalyst Center in Kalamazoo (near the host hotel) for a celebration Banquet.

Sunday, June 2-June 4

  • Join us for a driving tour of the Grand Traverse Bay and Mission Peninsula area. ~ Exploring the towns, wineries and beautiful scenery of the area.

   Sunday, June 2

  • Brunch and Tour of the W.K. Kellogg Manor House 
 

   Sunday, June 2 – June 4

  • Experience the Classic Era Tour – Plan to depart after brunch at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House for three days heading south into Indiana with stops at Classic Era Museums & Private Collections.  More details on this event will be coming soon.

DRIVING TOUR HOST HOTEL

Hampton Inn 1968 Lincolnway E, Goshen, IN 46526
$109/night plus tax, Breakfast Included
For reservations, please call 574-533-8800, use Group code “Driving Experience”or register online at:
https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/sbngshx-edt-30998a38-c216-4897-9492-b05e9edbf8d2/

 

If you have any questions, please contact:
Carol Vogt, Administrative Assistant at cvogt@cccamuseum.org or 269-671-5333
John Hansen, Executive Director at jhansen@cccamuseum.org or 269-671-5333

The Classic Car Club of America Museum will bring you The Experience, (June 2-5); a new exhibition of European Luxury cars, and a trip through the “Irish Hills of Michigan.”

Mark your calendars and join us here in Hickory Corners, MI for a great weekend of good food, entertainment, and a picturesque Michigan tour. Our 2023 European Luxury Exhibit will feature Classics not seen anywhere on the Gilmore Complex.

The Experiencing European Luxury will welcome you to the Gilmore Campus on Friday, June 2 for a “European style” BBQ, and a tour of the new 2023 exhibit that features 3 loaned Classics not seen anywhere on the Gilmore Campus. Friday evening will end with a VIP gathering on campus to hear the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Quartet, taking us through the sounds of Europe’s famous classical music composers.

Saturday will be filled with special events, including an on-campus luncheon, jurying of your great classic cars, and more music, and wine tastings. Also, at the CCCAM Banquet we will be gathering at the newest contemporary site in downtown Kalamazoo called The Catalyst Center. With floor to ceiling windows and a beautiful bright interior. This year each course will focus on a different European Country and the tastes that made each region famous! The same caterer from the Grand Opening will ensure this is a dining experience to remember.

Sunday we will leave from the Gilmore campus to the “Irish Hills of Michigan” for a two-day tour of this historic part of the state. Dan Cherry writes “As immigration into the newly christened Michigan state territory reached its peak, a small knot of Irish immigrants, some seeking new life in the United States, called a small portion of northern Lenawee County home. The rolling hills and crystal lakes, it is said, reminded them of their home country and they acquired that tangible reminder of Ireland. “

For those who want to experience this tour in luxury, we will be auctioning off the opportunity to tour this countryside in the newest addition to our collection, our 1937 Packard V12 Victoria Convertible coachwork by Rollston. The tour package comes complete with a chauffeur.

We will visit Ye Ole Carriage Shop, a collection of Michigan made cars as well as other eccentric memorabilia of the last 100 years. We will also dine at a local favorite restaurant situated on one of the many picturesque lakes in the region.