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Foreign Cars will be Featured at 2012 CCCA Museum “Experience” June 3

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Foreign automobiles will be featured at the Classic Car Club of America Museum’s 2012 “Experience,” scheduled for Sunday, June 3 on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum—home of the CCCA Museum—in Hickory Corners, Michigan. 

Both Full Classic® andnon-Classic foreign automobiles through 1965 will be welcome. Car owners need not be CCCA members to display their foreign cars at the “Experience.”

In addition to the Experience on Sunday, a CCCA Grand Classic® will be held on Saturday, June 2. Only Full Classics® owned by CCCA members may be displayed.

The public is welcome at all weekend events.

Many Full Classics® were foreign-built—Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Horch, Renault, Daimler, Peugeot and Panhard—to name just a few.

In addition to foreign-built cars through 1965, Full Classics® owned by CCCA members may be displayed on the show field on Sunday.

“For CCCA members who have not visited the CCCA Museum and Library, this is an excellent year to do so,” said Howard Freedman, CCCA Museum president.  “There is really nothing else like it in the world; this is the only museum devoted solely to Classic automobiles.”

Major sponsor of the 2012 Experience is Gooding and Company.

The weekend events will start on Friday evening with a “Get Acquainted” barbecue on the museum grounds. 

On Saturday, there will be a CCCA Grand Classic and automotive art show.  The latter will be held throughout the weekend and will include an introduction to automotive art by artist Tom Hale. That evening a gala dinner will be held at the Radisson Plaza in Kalamazoo, preceded by cocktails and a silent auction.

Sunday events, in addition to the Classic automobiles on display, will include junior judging and a silent auction of unique automobile-related items.  A narrated awards presentation will take place on Sunday afternoon, followed by a post-show farewell supper hosted by the Gilmore Car Museum in recognition of their 25 year association with the CCCA Museum.

2012 “Experience” attendees will also see the new Gilmore Car Museum conference center and library.

In addition to viewing the Classic automobiles and foreign motorcars on display that weekend, attendees can visit the CCCA Museum, the Gilmore Car Museum, the H.H. Franklin Museum, the Pierce-Arrow Museum and the Tucker Archives. The CCCA Library and the Gilmore Car Museum library are also available by appointment. The CCCA Museum contains a fine collection of Full Classic® automobiles as well as a world class radiator mascot collection.

The Cadillac-LaSalle Museum and the Model A Ford Club of America club have presented plans for their new museums on the Gilmore campus. The Lincoln Motor Car Foundation has chosen the Gilmore Car Museum campus as the site of its museum.

Host hotel is the Radisson Plaza-Kalamazoo Center located in downtown Kalamazoo. All weekend events are open to the public but an entrance ticket to the Gilmore Museum campus must be purchased. Tickets are also available for individual weekend events.  

Applications for the 2012 Experience and Grand Classic are available on the CCCA Museum web site as well as the CCCA Bulletin.

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