Annual Air-Cooled Gathering

6865 West Hickory Road

The 7th Annual ALL Air-Cooled Car Gathering will feature rare air-cooled cars including early examples Franklins, Frayer-Miller, and Holmes, all the way through modern air-cooled cars including VW, Corvair, Tatra, Porsche, Citroen, and more.

Visit the H.H. Franklin Collection display in the vintage Franklin Motors dealership on the Gilmore Car Museum’s Historic Campus for a whole showroom of air-cooled cars.


Jenny Van Kampen

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Very fun place to visit, even for someone like me who's not a super fanatic. Lots of interesting exhibits, especially loved the pedal car barn and the Checker cab barn. The motorcycle barn is pretty cool too. The diner has great food and excellent service. The Shell station is pretty neat too.

Daniel Lemons

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

What a great automobile collection. I have visited the Louwman museum in the Hague, Netherlands which is rated as one of the top 5 automobile museum's in the world. I think that the Gilmore museum is a very close contender. You will not be disappointed, so plan on spending the day to see everything.

Mike Kennedy

Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018

This is not just a car museum, it's an experience you will never forget. The staff is the best. The collection is amazing. The setting is extraordinary

Elyse Storey

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

A must see, even if you're not a car person. We visited during the winter, so only about half of the buildings were available for us to tour, but there was still so much! We weren't expecting a lot given its location, but this museum greatly exceeded our expectations. If we're ever back this way during the warmer season, we will stop again.

John Laswell

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

I enjoyed the visit very much. Be careful when you go. Large sections close down for the winter. We got in just in time. The people were very nice. A large focus sends to be on phaeton style cars with running boards. They have other stuff as well.