February 2-5, 2023
Gilmore Car Museum
The Gilmore Car Museum – North America’s Largest Auto Museum – located just 45 minutes south of Grand Rapids, has once again brought the Michigan International Auto Show an impressive collection of automotive history.
Gilmore Car Museum vehicles expected to be on display at the Auto Show include:
1954 Corvette Corvair Concept Car
At the 1953 Motorama—General Motors traveling auto show— a Dream Car named Corvette was introduced to the public. Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm of those that saw the concept car GM fast tracked production of 300 all-white fiberglass Corvettes for Summer 1953. For the 1954 GM Motorama GM followed up with two all-new Corvette Concept cars: NOMAD – a Corvette two-door station wagon and CORVAIR – an ultra-streamlined fastback Corvette. Between 1955 and 1958 General Motors produced a two-door station wagon with the name Nomad in the general Chevrolet line. Due to poor Corvette sales and to save the model, GM opted to install a V-8 engine for 1955. The Corvair name was given to the Chevrolet compact car produced from 1960 – 1969. A fastback Corvette wasn’t produced until 1963.
1959 Corvette – The Gilmore Car Museum features the special Exhibit CORVETTE – The Greatest Generation featuring one of every generation!
1961 Dink-Cycle Folding Motorcycle –Go fold it in a duffle bag, jump out of an airplane with it!