DeutscheMarques board member Matthew Short has designed a beautiful fall color tour for us. Here are the northbound and southbound routes. We will have printed maps available, and will provide you with a card to re-enter the Gilmore Car Museum grounds following the tour.
Friday, October 8, 2021
You might be wondering if we have a parking plan for OKTOBERFEST. Of COURSE we do!
John Lacko will direct cars to the appropriate parking area (Note - unlike DeutscheMarques we are NOT parking by marque). Cars arriving for the OKTOBERFEST will make a right turn at the Lincoln museum. Cars going on the color tour will go straight toward Nancy Lacko.
Nancy will have drivers and passengers sign a waiver and will give them a printed map of the color tour route. Drivers will also get a card allowing reentry to the GCM following the tour.
Touring cars will proceed to the second right turn, and park on a diagonal with their noses to the road. We will have a driver's meeting at 9:45 fill in any tour details.
We will send out three groups of 20 cars each at 10:00, 10:15 and 10:30. When you return to the GCM, please park where you were staging earlier.
And keep your eyes peeled for the Model A's that will be driving on the campus for the last day of their season.
Comment any questions here, or Message us! 73-degrees and partly sunny. It's going to be a GREAT day!
Monday, October 4, 2021
We are THRILLED to have Haymarket Brewing as our official beer sponsor for Oktoberfest! Look forward to trying out their German beers in our beer tent! Also be sure to stop by their Bridgman MI location as you head to the west side of the state, as well as visit their second location in Chicago's West Loop!
Thursday, September 30, 2021
We are excited about all the interest our October 9th OKTOBERFEST is generating!
Gentlemen, dust off your lederhosen!
Gentlemen, dust off your lederhosen!
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
Calling DM9 "spectacular" is an understatement. Thousands of visitors admired a record-setting number of beautiful German cars on a picture-perfect July day.
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
2021 DeutscheMarques Schedule:
8:00 AM Gate opens, show cars enter, parking and registration begins
9:00 AM Show starts for visitors
10:30 AM Our Oom-Pah band begins delighting visitors!
12:00 PM Gate closes for show cars – SHARP!
Plenty of food options are available, including German brats, burgers, hot dogs and some exciting food truck options. Plus German beer, wine and soft drinks.
1:45 PM Group “family photo” in front of Shell station
2:00 PM Awards Presentation
2:30 PM "Best in Show" photo of ALL six winners – in front of Shell Station
3:00 PM DM9 comes to a triumphant close. Come back tomorrow for
“Mad Dogs & Englishmen – A British Car Faire!”
Monday, June 28, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Ready for DeutscheMarques 2021 presented by Garage Kept Motors? This year's show will be held at the Gilmore Car Museum on July 10th. To get pre-registered click here. Gates open for show cars at 9am. Show ends at 3pm although you are welcome to stay until the museum closes.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
We are Back for 2021! The DeutscheMarques team would like to thank all of our sponsor's for 2021. Our show continues to growth and without the support from our automotive community we would not have the success!
This year's show is presented by Garage Kept Motors!
Car care goodie giveaways are provided by Griot's Garage !
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Like a lot of other events, DeutscheMarques had to take a break. But we're coming back in 2021. Coronavirus relief efforts are starting to have a real impact, so plan to join us on Saturday, July 10 at the Gilmore Car Museum. If you've attended previous shows, you know what to expect.
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!
Questions? Reach out to us at DeutscheMarquesShow@gmail.com . Our Facebook page is also an excellent place to get current information and to connect with us!