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The Grand Experience, CCCA Museum

Perhaps you've heard that the Classic Car Club of America has a terrific museum but, unless you’ve been there, you probably don’t know much about it. It all started around 1983 when Dick Gold began to encourage the club to look for a location for a museum. Dick’s vision was to have a place to perpetuate CCCA Classic cars and idealize the Classic Era for future generations. Another club member, Norm Knight, thought the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, would be an ideal spot. Norm happened to be the Curator of the Gilmore Museum, and got the Club together with the Museum folks. The result was the Classic Car Club of America Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Its mission was simply stated as: “Dedicated to the discovery, procurement and preservation of automobilia, notable automobiles, artifacts and documents from the Classic Era.” In fact, that’s just what it does.

The main event for the Classic Car Club of America Museum is called “The Experience.” It’s held on the first weekend of June. Our Museum has organized a Concours d’Elegance that brings together many of the cars you see at Pebble Beach and Amelia Island. The Experience is organized in a friendly, low-key manner, and provides a great chance to relax, look at fabulous cars and have fun.

Years Invited: 1999, 2006