Wichita Section

Deutsche Marques Car Show at the Gilmore Auto Museum

Saturday, July 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W Hickory Rd
Hickory Corners
Ed Matushek

After a year's hiatus, we’re joining with the local Western Michigan Section and more MBCA members to show our cars on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at the 9th Annual Deutsche Marques: a gathering of German cars, owners, and enthusiasts at the Gilmore Auto Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. New and old friends will converge for an All German Auto Event that will feature everything from daily drivers to weekend treasures on the museum grounds, with unlimited access to one of the nation's most fantastic auto museums.

Also, on Frday July 9, the evening before the event, we are seeking interested members to join us for dinner in Kalamazoo at  Webster’s Steakhouse and/or other available venues, and we are waiting to confirm details for dinner.  We have also secured a discounted room block at the Radisson Hotel in Kalamazoo, which offers indoor parking for our cars. Please confirm directly with the hotel if you need a room ASAP, and reply to us so we can keep count.

The Gilmore Car Museum is just twenty minutes from I-94 and US-131, located midway between Detroit and Chicago and a short drive from Kalamazoo. Contact [email protected] to register and confirm your participation. If you're just finding out about DM, here are a few highlights:

  • Hundreds and hundreds of beautiful German cars!
  • Thousands and thousands of beautiful people (not all German)!
  • Dozens and dozens of awards, including beautiful crystal 'Best in Show' trophies!
  • German music, German food, German beer and German wine!
  • A fun, fun day for the entire family!

Show cars can arrive beginning at 9:00 AM. The entry gate closes at noon. Trophies will be awarded around 2:00 and we expect to wrap things up at 3:00 (though you are welcome to stay until the museum closes).

2021 GCM Admission Charges:

Show cars: Driver PLUS first passenger $16

10 and under free

11- 17  Years- $11

Adult/ Senior - $16 general admission

Active military is free - including in a show carand we will provide you with registration forms and hotel and restaurant details as soon as they are available. it will be a great event!

If there is interest, Chicagoland Section may also be offering MBCA Silver Star Certification for Mercedes-Benz 25 years old or older that are largely original and have been unrestored since new, to provide special recognition to driver-quality cars that have withstood the ravages of time, climate and daily driving, but aren’t “concours queens.” Contact Ed Matushek, Chicagoland President, if you have a car that may certify.