I recently visited a car museum out of town. A friend and I planned several hours to visit the museum because, after all, we didn't want to miss anything.

When we arrived and walked in, we realized it wouldn't take long. The museum was built into a storefront. It was great, nevertheless, but we realized we didn't need the time we thought we would for the tour.

I got to thinking about it later: Our expectations were set high by the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners. Go there and you will need several hours; it's huge! Our bar had been set by the Gilmore and its vast expanse of buildings, barns and cars.

One of the other great things about the Gilmore Car Museum is the amount of rare cars you can see there. Case in point: The 1936 Stout Scarab. Something like a minivan or SUV concept of the day, there were very few made. Gilmore Car Museum has not one, but two Stouts - the 1936 (seen above) and a 1946, seen here.

Courtesy Gilmore Car Museum

The Gilmore is the only place in the world with two Stouts on display! Just an example of how great the museum is, and why others - while great - may seem small.

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