July 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Ceremony to mark opening of automobile museum dedicated to Lincolns

A new automobile museum dedicated to Lincolns will open with a ceremony at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 in Hickory Corners, located northwest of Battle Creek.

The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum is located on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum. The new museum has been constructed in the theme of the P.J. Platte Lincoln dealership, which was located at 3700 E. Jefferson in Detroit.

The museum was put together through a coalition of the four major Lincoln car clubs, united as the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation.

About 500 Lincoln owners and enthusiasts, many driving historic Lincolns, are expected for the weekend opening. More than 250 classic and collector cars are displayed at the Gilmore Car Museum.