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Whatcha got under the hood? 'Hoods Up! Engines on Display' at the Gilmore

Now through March 20th The Gilmore Car Museum is giving you a look under the hood.

Hickory Corners, Mich. – It’s time for the annual event that serious gearheads won’t want to miss. For two special weeks in March, the hoods will be raised on all the vehicles inside the Gilmore Car Museum to showcase their engines! Whether 1960s big block muscle, inline fours, vintage V8s, or early air-cooled engines, they’ll all be on display for certified gearheads to explore and enjoy.

Special programming will include FREE Horsepower Tours of notable high-performance engines in vehicles throughout the collection, discussing their unique features, power, torque, and prowess. Special focus will be placed on legendary engines found in the Muscle Car and 1950s/1960s Galleries. Local muscle car restoration experts and engine builders will lead one hour tours focusing on specific manufacturers, vehicles, and engine technology of the era.

There are four available Horsepower Tours scheduled:

● Wednesday, 3/8 at 10:30 am – Studebaker & AMC Performance Tour

● Saturday, 3/11 at 1:00 pm – MOPAR & Pontiac Performance Tour

● Wednesday, 3/15 at 10:30 am – Ford & Shelby Performance Tour

● Saturday, 3/18 at 1:00 pm – Chevrolet & Pontiac Performance Tour

Adults / Seniors: $16
Youth (ages 11–17): $11
Children (10 and under): FREE
Active Military (must present ID): FREE

The departure point for the guided tours will be inside the Main Gallery, immediately past the museum entrance, next to the museum store.

Hoods Up! Engines on Display at the Gilmore Car Museum will run from Monday, March 6th through Monday, March 20th. The museum is open daily from 10am – 5pm ET.

For questions or more information, visit, call (269) 671-5089 or email

6865 Hickory Road | Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060

PH: (269) 671-5089 | FAX: (269) 671-5843 |

About Gilmore Car Museum – The world-renowned Gilmore Car Museum – North America’s largest auto museum with more than 400 vehicles on display – is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, just 20 minutes north of Kalamazoo, or 45 minutes south of Grand Rapids. The museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to tell the history of America through the automobile. Learn more at

6865 Hickory Road | Hickory Corners, Michigan 49060

PH: (269) 671-5089 | FAX: (269) 671-5843 |

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