17th Annual Gathering at Gilmore

Gathering at the Gilmore 2020

August 21-23, 2020

On the long weekend of August 21-23, 2020, the Pierce-Arrow Museum at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI will again be a focal point of this annual Pierce-Arrow Society Meet. Our two full tour days will again have new sights to enjoy, but we’ll also enjoy favorite spots from earlier years. Join fellow Pierce-Arrow Society members ‘Gathering at Gilmore’ to celebrate, socialize, tour in and show our special vehicles to each other and to an interested public. Bring your Pierce, ride along, or drive modern, but come have fun…and Ice Cream!

The West Michigan area offers a blend of country scenery, rich history, quaint villages, good low traffic country roads, antique shops, attractive lake and river waterfronts, private car collections, occasional boat rides & great food. If you haven’t yet been to the Gilmore Car Museum and your Pierce-Arrow Museum in Hickory Corners, MI, this is an opportunity to visit the best automotive museum complex in the world. CCCA, Cadillac, Franklin, Ford Model A and Lincoln clubs also have their museums here with over 400 vehicles on display on beautiful park-like grounds. Gilmore is just NE of Kalamazoo, MI, only 13 miles off both I-94 and I-131.

Earlybirds will enjoy a delicious event Thursday evening the 20th in Plainwell. Friday and Saturday’s driving tours will be about 100 miles each. Friday’sTour will visit Holland on Lake Michigan with a car collection, a boat ride and lunch on Lake Macatawa plus a 1st time visit to the beautiful Nellis Dutch Village Park. The casual Friday Dinner will be near the hotel. Saturday’s Tourwill visit two 1st time car collections, the longest covered bridge in MI, and have lunch on the shore of Fisher Lake.  The Saturday Banquet will be at the Comfort Inn.

The Friday & Saturday tours will begin and end at the Comfort Inn with designated parking. The activities and meals are for Pierce-Arrow Society Members & Guests only, but the PAS Sunday Show Day for the Public is on the green in front of the Pierce-Arrow Museum. An awards luncheon will be in the Pierce-Arrow Museum building. Then there will be more time for some ‘drive & ride’ experiences and further exploring the fabulous Gilmore Car Museum campus.

Come enjoy the people, scenery, history, car collections, antiques, shops, food, wineries and many fabulous vehicles. Room reservations can be made now, but don’t wait too long as the block ends July 30. Registration Forms will be available in April, inserted in a PAS mailing and be posted on the PAS website Announcements and Activities areas.

Put this fun event on your calendar now. You’ve read about it in the Arrow.  Start the summer at the Annual Meet in Pennsylvania. At summer’s end, come enjoy an extra helping of Pierce-Arrow Society fun touring in West Michigan. Ask anyone who’s attended before!

Contact Dave with questions about the event or to request a registration form when available in April.

Dave Stevens
(231) 740-3610  
PO Box 309
Whitehall, MI 49461

Accommodations

Comfort Inn
622 Allegan St.
Plainwell, MI 49080
(231) 740-3610 

US-131, Exit 49, 13 miles west of Gilmore

Rooms are $126 blocked under “PIERCE ARROW SOCIETY