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Chrysler cars were featured at the 2013 Classic Car Club of America Museum

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chryslerChrysler automobiles will be featured at the Classic Car Club of America Museum's 2013 “Experience,” scheduled for Sunday, June 2 on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum – home of the CCCA Museum.

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

The public is welcome to all weekend events.

In addition to Chrysler cars, Full Classic® automobiles owned by CCCA members may be displayed on the show field on Sunday.

Chief sponsor of the 2013 Experience is Gooding and Company. Other sponsors are Hyman Ltd., Worldwide Auction Group and Hagerty Insurance.

The weekend events will start on Friday evening with a “Get Acquainted” barbecue on the grounds of the Gilmore Museum campus, adjacent to the CCCA Museum.

On Saturday, there will be a driving tour that will include a cruise on Lake Macatawa. An automotive art show will be held throughout the weekend and will include an introduction to automotive art by artist Tom Hale. On Saturday 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, there will be a ribbon-cutting of a new addition to the museum as well as the unveiling of a new Classic automobile. Highlight of the day will be a narrated awards “pass-in-review,” followed by a farewell supper. Another silent auction of unique automobile-related items will take place on Sunday.

“Experience” attendees will also be able to see the new Gilmore Car Museum conference center and library, which opened in 2012.

The Gilmore Museum campus is host to several additional automotive museums. Attendees may visit the CCCA Museum, the Gilmore Car Museum, the H.H. Franklin Museum, the Pierce-Arrow Museum and the Tucker Archives—and the latest addition, the Model A Ford Club Museum, which will formally open in May 2013

That same month the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation will break ground for its Lincoln Motorcar museum. And, the Cadillac-LaSalle Museum and Research Center will also be built on the Gilmore campus. Both organizations have announced their museum building plans.

The CCCA Library and the Gilmore Car Museum library are also available by appointment. The CCCA Museum contains not only a fine collection of Full Classic® automobiles but a world class radiator mascot collection.

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

Host hotel is the Radisson Plaza-Kalamazoo Center in downtown Kalamazoo. All weekend events are open to the public, although some events will require ticket purchase.

Automobile entry applications for the 2014 Experience are available from the CCCA Museum, including its website:

Applications will also be published in the CCCA Bulletin.