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
Fall Tour - Routes now available!!
Almost here! Tomorrow is Oktoberfest!
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
Official Brew of Deutsche Marques and Oktoberfest!
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
Oktoberfest! Let's see the fall colors!
We are excited about all the interest our October 9th OKTOBERFEST is generating!
Get Dressed Up and WIN!
Gentlemen, dust off your lederhosen!
Gentlemen, dust off your lederhosen!
ChauHaus! Delicous German Food while you check out the Gilmore during Oktoberfest!
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Details on our Facebook page and at DeutscheMarquesShow@gmail.com.
Monday, July 12, 2021
A Spectacular 2021 Return for DeutscheMarques!
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
Pre-Registration Passes 200 Cars!
WOW! More than 200 vehicles are now pre-registered for Saturday! Pre-registration closes tonight at 6:00 PM (Thursday, July 8). It only takes about a minute and will save you a wait in line Saturday morning.
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!”
DM9 Almost here!
Super Excited! DM9 presented by Garage Kept Motors is almost here! A few days away and we are expecting a huge turnout. We have many goodies to give away from Griots and Stoner Car Care.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Stoner Car Care once again sent us a bucket of amazing products! I love the Invisible Glass cleaner and the Coating Car Wash! Several Stoner products including the bucket with a grit guard will be going home with a lucky Deutsche Marques attendee!
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
Our friends at Griot's Garage sent us a bunch of goodies to give away at Deutsche Marques! Keep your car's factory shine with these awesome products from Griot's!
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Weather is starting to warm up! If you are looking for car care products, check out some of our sponsor's! Griots Garage and Stoner's
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
DeutscheMarques Returns in 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!
2021 GCM Admission Charges:
Show cars: Driver PLUS first passenger $16
10 and under free
11- 17 Years- $11
Adult/ Senior - $16 general admission
Active military is free - including in a show car