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Frederickdav

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Holy crap! Sorry I didn't post back sooner but I figured it would be at least a month to get a reply. ;-)

Yeah, the Gilmore is a great museum. They have a rotating exhibit and the Muscle Car one ended last winter or spring. There were a bunch of pristine rare muscle cars on display. They also had a great AJ Foyt exhibit with a bunch of his race cars on display from sprinters to Indy cars and sports cars. The current rotating exhibit is Dusenburgs if you're into that. They still have some cool 60's and 70's cars on display. You can spend a day there. Or do 1/2 day at Gilmore and a 1/2 day at the Air Zoo. Air Zoo is cool, especially if you have kids with you. Or if you're a plane buff. I'm ex-USAF so I can look at planes for hours. Bores the shit out of my wife.

Wednesday night is the regular cruise night at the Gilmore. 190 cars last Wednesday and there must have been over 400 a week or two before. Last week was hot with a threat of rain so the car count was down. Usually a live music act and a outdoor bar set up. Plus the old 50's diner for food and ice cream. The SW Mich Muscle Cat Club has their show in September. Red Barns Spectacular Show and Swap Meet is coming up in early Aug. I think it's the 3rd. Never been to Woodward. I'd like to make a pilgrimage there.
Where is the SW Mich Muscle Cat Club located?
 

granitestategn

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Sorry, it's West Michigan Muscle Car club, not "Southwest". Not sure where they are based but they are active in the Kalamazoo area.

From the Gilmore event listing: "Gary Trama with the West Michigan Muscle Car Club at XXX-XXX-XXXX or by emailing gtowner69@aol.com"

I don't know Gary and I'm not gonna post his phone number here but you could email him or check out their FB page.
 

granitestategn

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The group from West Michigan Muscle Car Club was at the Red Barns show two weekends ago at the Gilmore. They are based out of Kalamazoo. Tonight at the Gilmore Wednesday Night Cruise, Street Rodder Magazine is supposed to show up. Should be another good night for car count. Last week was down a little but still over 200 cars easy. We've had a couple Wednesday night cruises with over 600 cars. That's pretty incredible for a weeknight cruise-in out in the sticks. Mine is still generally the only turbo Buick at the cruise. I did see one nice 87 GN leaving the Red Barns show a couple weekends ago but I didn't get a chance to flag the guy down to talk. Looked really clean from a distance. Of course, so does mine...... from a distance. I don't think I can go over to Woodward this year. I have weekend call and 2+ hours away is too far to wander.