Garage Kept Motors

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A great beginning!

What a great day. Thanks to all of the German car owners who shared the show field at the Gilmore Car Museum, the inaugural DeutscheMarques event was a huge success.

It was great meeting all of you, and seeing so many wonderful German cars. The selection of new models, brought by Harold Zeigler BMW of Kalamazoo, Delta Porsche (Fox Imports) of Grand Rapids, and Orrin B. Hays Mercedes-Benz, was great to see. Remember, without the support of those three dealers, there would have been no DeutscheMarques.

PLEASE send us an email at with your comments about the show. We'll pass them on to the sponsors as feedback. We're already planning for next year's Gilmore Museum gathering, so please add your suggestions, too. Your comments will help insure sponsorship for upcoming events.
DeutscheMarques officials, including Brad Pines, hat, Michael Betz, in blue,  PJ Hamlett in black, and Lindsay Draime, announce awards during the inaugural DeutscheMarques German auto event at the Gilmore Car Museum on July 7.

We'll be posting photographs of the Best of Show winners soon, with the other award winners soon after. Please check back in a few days. Thanks for all of the great comments on our inaugural poster.

We still have a few chic black uber-slimming t-shirts and posters available, and we're working on a way to make them available to order right here on our website. Please stay tuned for more information soon.

Again, on behalf of all of us organizing our inaugural event, thanks for making it a great start to a new tradition at the Gilmore Car Museum. Special thanks to the great team of judges and volunteer officials manning the registration and keepsake table. Without your help, DeutscheMarques gathering would have not been possible.

If you're an officer or member of a German car club, please send us an email so we may help create a common calendar of events for all car fans to enjoy. We'll also add a link to your club website, if we haven't already done so.

DeutscheMarques fans, let's stay in touch!

- Brad Pines
Communications Director