Out of the Woodwork 2023
Kalamazoo, MI: July 7-9, 2023
TVRCCNA this year is bringing Out of the Woodwork to the Midwest. We will be having Woodwork in conjuncton with the Mad Dogs and Englishmen Events at the Gilmore Car Museum. Located in the rolling hills outside Kalamazoo, MI, the collection contains over 400 cars. Started as a hobby in 1963 by Donald Gilmore, chairman of the Upjohn Company at the time, it has grown from 36 cars to over 400! It opened to the public in 1966 as a non-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the automobile in America. It is situated on 90 acres outside Kalamazoo, MI and has a total of 190,000 square feet of exhibit space. It is housed in a recreated factory building from the turn of the century. It is within a historic campus of historic buildings including 8 restored barns, a working authentic 1940’s diner, a recreated 1930 Shell station and includes recreated dealerships for Franklin, Model A Ford, Lincoln, and Cadillac. There are nearly 3 miles of paved roads, on which antique cars as well as the Museum’s London Taxi, Checker Cab, Model T and London Double Decker bus can often be seen traveling around the grounds.
There are several dining options, the diner, indoor café, and several food vendors.
Be sure to pack your chair!
Cars are laid out by Marque. There is an autoX track on the property, car games, valve cover racing, parts, and cars for sale. English High Tea will also be served.
The Mad Dogs and Englishmen Car show on Sunday draws several hundred cars and all English clubs participate. Here is a short clip from last year. Register for the show and Saturday Rally on their website: Mad Dogs & Englishmen.
We are staying at the Four Points By Sheraton Kalamazoo, 3600 East Cork Street Ct, Kalamazoo, MI. 49001. We have a special room rate of $129 plus tax that includes a full breakfast. To get that rate you can use the link or call the hotel at (269)385-3922. Be sure to reserve early because all of the hotels fill up fast. Our room block will only be held until June 10.
Schedule of Out of the Woodwork 2022 (all times are approximate)
Wash the car - there is a do it yourself just west on Cork St, relax, meet friends.
This year we have several adventures to choose from on Saturday.
Rally: Meet your hosts Tom and Sandy Chambers at the starting point and receive your first clue. Teams complete various challenges as they travel around the countryside. Once teams complete their tasks they will receive the clue to the
Starting point: DeNooyer Jaguar, 5850 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo MI 49009
TIME: 10:30 AM Drivers Meeting, Teams depart 11:00 am
Rally Hosts Tom and Sandy Chambers, Phone (269)375-1000
Cost for the Rally $10 by July 5, register on Mad Dogs Show form
Gather at final destination- share your adventure with others, check your rally answers and congratulate the winners.
Airzoo: The Air Zoo holds many historical and rare aircraft, including the world's fastest airbreathing aircraft, the SR-71B Blackbird. Many of its antique planes are airworthy. Among its other attractions are a 180-degree theater that projects a 2-D film simulation of a B-17 bombing mission during World War II; and various amusement rides, including flight simulators of a rocket trip to Mars, a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet, a stunt biplane, a hot air balloon, a veteran U.S. Navy F-14A Tomcat that served aboard USS America, and more. Air Zoo is a Smithsonian Affiliate.
6:30-9:30pm: 2023 TVRCCNA Banquet and Auction
Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
3600 East Cork Street Ct, Kalamazoo MI 49001
6:30pm – Cocktail hour opens the festivities
7:15pm – Banquet
8:30pm – Auction
8am-4pm: Out of the Woodwork at the Mad Dogs and Englishmen XXXII Car Show
8:00am – Gates and registration open
11:00am - Motoring games begin
12:00pm - Gates and registration closes
1:00pm - Tech garage booth
2:00pm – Voting closes
3:00pm - TVR Awards Presentation
3:30pm - Mad Dogs awards presentation
Afterwards - Head home or back to the hotel
Wake up, eat breakfast, marvel (or quiver) at what you purchased during the auction last night, and then head for home.
Four Points By Sheraton Kalamazoo
3600 East Cork Street Ct, Kalamazoo, MI. 49001
Out of the Woodwork 2023 - A Meet for All Sports Car Nuts!
When: Sun, July 9, 2023, 8am-4pm
Where: Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Mad Dogs and Englishmen - $30
Woodwork vehicle registration -
Saturday Rally (Optional) - $10
2023 TVR Car Club of North America Banquet & Auction
When: Sat, July 8, 2022, 6pm-11pm
Where: Four Points By Sheraton Kalamazoo
3600 East Cork Street Ct, Kalamazoo, MI. 49001