Usually open year-round in the red barns of Hickory Corners, Gilmore Car Museum is innovating like everyone else and premiering its first-ever virtual car show.

Owners won't need those signs that say "don't touch" or have to worry about the threat of rain for this car show. Gilmore Car Museum, the world's largest auto museum with its collection of about 400 cars, is now closed, like many other Michigan businesses. In an effort to "stay connected and show our love of cars," gearheads, collectors, restorers and fans of all ages are invited to check out the premier of Gilmore's virtual car show on April 11 at 9:30, at GimoreCarMuseum.org.

More than 900 cars have already been registered for the show. Trophys will be awarded for vehicles in 11 categories:

  • Pre-1920
  • 1921 to 1942
  • 1945 to 1960
  • 1661 to 1970
  • 1971 to 1980
  • 1981 to 1990
  • 1991 to 2000
  • Projects
  • Customs
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles

Overall awards will also be given for:

  • Best in Show
  • Pre-war
  • Post-war
  • President's Choice
  • Farthest award
  • Preservation award

The show is free. Wherever you are, hit up GimoreCarMuseum.org and enjoy the show from 9:30-9:30 on Saturday. Awards are scheduled for 2 pm.

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