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 done and a ribbon cutting 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 which now is on display in Jay Leno’s garage. See www.JayLenosGarage.com for more info. 2018 The show featured Futureliner #10 on display that was restored locally in Beaverdam, MI.
Please note that this year the 25th Annual VerHage Car Show at the MOPAR musuem is changing format. There will no longer be class awards, goody bags or raffles. It's simpliefied to just benefit charities that will receive all proceeds. The DJ will be located on the west end of the property near the MOPAR musuem. Food will be offered by sponsoring charities. Click here for a show flyer with more details. We hope you can participate in these our 25th year events.
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||241||100||4-door||Gray|
|1934||Chrysler CV Airflow Sedan||323||130||4-door||Black|
|1949||Chrysler T &C Woody||323||135||Conv.||Red|
|1953||Chrysler Imperial||331||180||2-door HT||Green|
|1964||Plymouth Cuda||273||180||Fast Back||Gold|
|1968||Plymouth Cuda||340||275||Fast Back||Gold|
|1969||Plymouth Cuda||440||375||Fast Back||Yellow|
|1970||Plymouth Cuda||340||390||AAR 2-dr||Blue|
|2005||Chrysler PT Turbo||2.4||250||Conv.||E. Blue|
|2006||Chrysler PT RT66||2.4||150||StaWgn||Yellow|
|2009||Chrysler Sebring LTD||3.5||235||Conv.||White|