Classic Car Museum
The VerHage collection began in 1969 when a ‘29 Plymouth was traded in on a new ’69 Plymouth Fury III convertible at our then Chrysler Plymouth franchised dealership. The ensuing MOPARS added in the early years were stored in the garages of various rental properties owned by Lloyd VerHage near the dealership. In 1982, the collection outgrew this arrangement and a new 50’ by 64’ metal pole building was built that held a dozen cars comfortably along with some space for detailing and reconditioning. By 1990, the VerHage collection had outgrown this structure, requiring some storage in other locations as the collection continued to expand. The larger museum was built in early 2007 to display the collection of 30 plus MOPARS and in 2014 it was sold to Holland BPW for their new energy park. In late 2014, VerHage expanded the original 50’ by 64’ pole building to 100’ by 64’ to accommodate the 27+ MOPARS in the collection. In early spring 2015, the finishing touches on the museum exterior were completed and a ribbon cutting took place with the West Coast Chamber of Commerce.
The VerHage MOPAR Museum car show event has had a variety of special guests and vehicles over the years including Galen Govier in 2012 and the Silver Bullet ’67 GTX of Jimmy Addison (owned by Harold Sullivan) in 2005. In March of 2006, VerHage sold a vehicle from their collection, a ’34 Air Flow CX, to comedian Jay Leno that now is on display in Jay Leno’s garage. See www.JayLenosGarage.com for more info. In 2018, the show featured Futureliner #10 on display that was restored locally in Beaverdam, MI.
Please note that this year the 26th Annual VerHage Car Show at the MOPAR Museum changed format. There were no class awards, goody bags or raffles. It was simplified to just benefit charities. This year, Red Rivet Hot Dogs offered food.
Results for 26th Annual All Makes Car Show
The 2020 event at the VerHage MOPAR Museum was held on Thursday, September 24th. A total of $1,414.00 was raised. The Holland Rescue Mission received $710 and Grant Me Hope received $704 - thank you to all participants. 104 participants signed in this year which was an increase of three from last year's 101. This was a strong turnout since we were under Michigan phase three Covid-19 executive order guidelines.
The Food "truck" vendor at this year's event was Red Rivet Hot Dogs & Catering and we appreciate their support of the 2020 event.
The 2021 show date is Thursday, September 23rd for the 27th Annual VerHage MOPAR Museum All Makes Show & Cruise In. We're looking forward to seeing you then.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and contributed, an enjoyable evening was had by all including the VerHage Family.
We are looking forward to next year’s event and hope you can participate in the 27th Annual Show on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
We hope to see you at the annual VerHage Motors all-makes car show with your MOPAR or other classic this show season!
Norm & Blaine VerHage
|1929||Plymouth Deluxe Roadster Coupe||175||45||2-door||Cream|
|1934||DeSoto SE Airflow Sedan – on loan at the Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI||241||100||4-door||Gray|
|1934||Chrysler CV Airflow Sedan||323||130||4-door||Black|
|1948||Chrysler New Yorker||323||135||4-dr Sedan||Black|
|1949||Chrysler T&C Wood||323||135||Conv.||Red|
|1953||Chrysler Imperial||331||180||2-door HT||Green|
|1964||Plymouth Cuda||273||180||Fast Back||Gold|
|1967||Plymouth GTX Convertible||440||375||Conv.||Red|
|1968||Plymouth Cuda||340||275||Fast Back||Gold|
|1969||Plymouth Cuda||440||375||Fast Back||Yellow|
|1970||Plymouth GTX||440||375||2-door HT||Blue|
|1970||Plymouth Cuda - Barn Find||340||390||AAR 2-dr||Blue|
|2009||Chrysler Sebring LTD||3.5||235||Conv.||White|
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