Celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day this weekend at a museum

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Truck, tractor and commercial vehicle meet | OHTM Photo

Today at Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida, the museum celebrates the fifth annual National Collector Car Appreciation Day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is free to register for the event and trophies will be presented.

This weekend at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, Deutsche marques will take center stage at a German auto event on Saturday, July 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday July 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the focus is on British cars.

The Owls Head transportation Museum is celebrating the car enthusiasts weekend with a rod, custom and muscle car cruise-in Saturday and Sunday, from from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.

Next weekend, July 18-19, is the museum’s truck, tractor and commercial vehicle meet. Owners of pre-1995 vehicles are welcome to show at this event. Vintage commercial vehicles and trucks from marques including Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Mack, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Autocar, Diamond T and more will be represented at the truck meet. As far as tractors go, enthusiast can see classic brands such as John Deere, Farmall, Oliver and Case. The museum will also offer the Hagerty Youth Judging program in addition to demonstrations, and other family activities.

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The museum is offers a raffle for a 1960 MGA 1600 MK 1 roadster through the museum’s website.

Saturday at the America on Wheels Museum the Valley Moto Rally runs from noon to 4:00 p.m. The rally is a celebration of vintage, classic, custom, historic motorcycles, cars and other unique vehicles on wheels.

The following weekend the museum celebrates National Ice Cream Month and invites enthusiast out to make their own “Chip-Witch,” followed by a teacher preview tour day in July 25 and a KidVenture day on July 26.

The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is giving away a free GM Corvette Plant tour when you purchase an individual, family, or lifetime museum membership. Use the promo code, PLANTPROMO in the special instructions box or over the phone.

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