Red Barns Spectacular - Always the First Saturday In August

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“Red Barns Spectacular”

Be a part of over 1000 cars… Bring your ride and find fellow owners… Brag about that barn find… Tell the tale of how you painstakingly look for that perfect option… 5-7,000 car folks enjoying the day.

August 7th, 2021. Held on the Grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum.   6865 Hickory Road, Hickory Corners, MI

Vendor Gates – Friday 10:00AM  – Saturday 7:00AM,  $25 a space – 20 front x 30 ft deep – See Vendor Rules – Preregister form below

Show Cars Gates Saturday 7:00AM – 1:00PM, Judged Show $25, Drivers Choice, $20, Vintage Campers $20, Cars For Sale $25

Spectators – 9:00AM – See the Gilmore Car Museum website –

Question;   or    Call Jim Holland 269-377-7756

Judged Show

The Judge show is a collection meticulous automobiles competing for trophies in 16 classes. You will witness originals and unique customs to rare cars that you have only heard about or have not seen in years…

This is NOT your Ice cream parlor  cheese car trophy

You want some stiff competition… Bring your A game.  With a 16 different classes and 100 point judging sheet… This get right down to “Do you have the right brass tacks to compete?”

Best of Show

Best in Class (16)

Honors in Class (16)

Directors Choice

Photographers Choice

Historical Award

Click – Judge Show Classes

Click – Judged Show Rules


Drivers Choice Show

Have you wandered though the Drivers Choice Show… A sea of cars, trucks vans, station wagons, convertibles, coupes to sedans… Each year, an eclectic showing of art on wheels. Restro Rods, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Summer Drivers, Car Clubs and groups!!! With friends and laughter echoing though out…

Antique Camper Show

If you happen across the “Tin Can Campers”, don’t be surprised. Oh yes they are there. I’m sure they will invite you to step inside their spacious campers… Come and see all there is to see of these beautiful adventures of the past

Swap Meet

Vendors from all over the state and the Midwest know that this the place to be in August.  Many have their spot staked out from our KAARC Winter Swap meet…

What will you find???… Engines to that rare chrome hub cap… Fenders to seats… Rusty gold and fine collection of glittery things… 

Cars For Sale

There are also antique cars for sale… So once you have ignited that fire to own your dream cruise… head over and negotiate for that project car…

Most every year there are 100 plus cars that are looking for the just right owner…

From drive away in your dream cruise to “You’r dreaming if all those baskets are a vehicle” 

The Red Barns Spectacular and swap meet is West Michigans Premier Event – Celebrating the cars from all year, types, models.  Since 1981 this show has set the standard.  

What type of car is allowed… Any vehicle that is 25 years and older… This year we are allowing in all years of Street Dynamic cars… (Gate approval required). What rolls in is the Midwest finest of Originals, Barn Finds, Hot Rods, Drag racers, Fully restored, Customized, and just plain unique vehicles.  Over the years, some of the rarest and unusual vehicles have graced the 90 acres of the Gilmore Car Museum grounds. 

Swap meet – Over 200 vendors typical from all over the Midwest – 275 vendor spaces over 12 Acres of rust and stuff – Many vendors  are setting up on Friday – Come Shop early!! 

So the question begs… What ride are you bringing… 


Vendor Preregistration Is Closed... Now First Come First Served Vendor area Opens; Friday 10:00 AM - Saturday 7:AM

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