LCOC 2017 Grand National Meet at the Fourth Annual Lincoln Homecoming

LCOC 2017 Grand National Meet at the Fourth Annual Lincoln Homecoming

LCOC 2017 Grand National Meet at the Fourth Annual Lincoln Homecoming at Hickory Corners, Michigan, is sponsored by the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum; Hosted by LOC, will feature the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Motor Car Company.

For 2017 LCOC will replace our traditional yearly three national meets, the LCOC Eastern National Meet, the LCOC Mid-America National Meet and the LCOC Western National Meet with ONE 2017 LCOC Grand National meet to be held at Hickory Corners, Michigan   

This fourth annual Lincoln Homecoming will recognize the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Lincoln Motor Company, which was created in 1917 to build Liberty V12 motors for the Allied Forces during World War One

The 2017 Homecoming is being hosted by the Lincoln Owners Club, but all four Lincoln clubs are sponsoring this annual Lincoln Homecoming: Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club, Road Race Lincoln Register, Lincoln Continental and Owners Club and the LOC. It will feature Judging and Display /Exhibition only classes.

In addition to the traditional weekend events (Wednesday through Sunday), there will be optional events in Dearborn, Michigan, home of the Ford Motor Company, on Monday thru Wednesday, August 7-9.  Planned for Monday thru Wednesday in Dearborn are:

–visit to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

Bus tour of the Ford Rouge automobile plant, and other areas of interest — parking in front of Ford World Headquarters, lunch in Cafeteria, shopping in employee store and photo taking.

Host hotel at Dearborn will be the historic Dearborn Inn, built in 1929 by Henry Ford as an airport hotel for his nearby airfield.  We will have buffets on Monday and Tuesday night at the hotel.

This meet will feature LCOC and LZOC/LOC judging and Exhibition/Display Classes. There will also be People’s Choice Best of Show and Ladies Choice Best of Show Awards voted by participants. This meet is open to members of our four Lincoln clubs as well as non-club Lincoln and Continental owners who can register for this meet and be eligible for Judging in Primary, Touring and Junior classes. They will be eligible for award plaques or can be entered in Exhibition/Display class.

Our host hotel is Kalamazoo’s Four Points Kalamazoo by Sheraton located at 3600 E Cork Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001. The Four Points Kalamazoo offers excellent accommodations, fine dining, and exceptional amenities.  The hotel is just over 15 miles from Hickory Corners.  A complimentary hot breakfast for two is included in your room rate of $116.00 plus tax. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate; please register early. To make room reservations, call 269-385-3922 and use the code Lincoln Club to get this special room rate (which is good for three days prior to and after the meet).  Room reservation cut-off is July 5th, 2016. 

With this 2017 Meet being a Lincoln Homecoming, 100th Anniversary, and the one and only MEET,  we are anticipating 250 Lincoln Cars to be shown and over 500 persons from our Lincoln Clubs. This will be the will the biggest Show ever.  We have a limited number of Hotels rooms and limited size of tours. It will be first come till filled, we will have a waiting list. Hotel reservations will begin January 1st 2017 and Registration will begin about February 1st 2017.

This year at Hickory Corners we will again feature for Saturday and Sunday— a Lincoln car auction, Lincoln swap meet and Lincoln car corral area on the Gilmore Car Museum grounds.  Each part swap space or car corral space will be $30 for a 10 x 30’ space plus $20 for one registered person. There will be more information in the registration packet.

At Kalamazoo on Wednesday evening, we will have two free events for you to choose from. You can drive out to the Gilmore Car Museum to enjoy Gilmore’s free weekly cruise-in night or you can enjoy free Hors d’oeures and refreshments at the hotel

Thursday will have a full day with a choice of three different driving tours to choose from.

Kellogg Manor House  50 persons

Bill Parfets Auto Collection  60 Persons

Meijer Gardens 60 persons

Thursday night will feature a meal at Kalamazoo Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Center

Friday will have a choice of three different driving tours to choose from.

Kellogg Manor House  50 persons

Bill Parfets Auto Collection  60 Persons

Meijer Gardens 60 persons

Friday evening festivities will begin with a happy hour, then a Buffet dinner at the hotel featuring Chicken Marsala and Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, followed by a lively Lincoln parts and memorabilia auction.  (We need merchandise for the auction; please check your garage for unused Lincoln parts that our fellow Lincoln enthusiasts will be interested in bidding on.) Please bring plenty of cash or your checkbook and take home some great items for your Lincolns. 

On Saturday morning, we will drive to Hickory Corners for our Lincoln car show, with the Lincoln Owners Clubs 1920 to 1930’s model Lincolns displayed front and center in front of our beautiful museum. All cars must be on the show field by 9:30 AM and remain until about 3:30 PM 

Lincoln Car Auction will be held at 2 PM

LMCM Dedication of —— will be held at 3 PM

Saturday night festivities will begin with a happy hour and banquet at the Hotel.   Enjoy the plated dinner featuring Grilled Salmon or Sirloin Steak.  LOC and LZOC will present Awards.  LCOC Awards will be done on Sunday

Sunday morning we will again drive to Hickory Corners to begin our Sunday Car Show and Awards program from10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The LCOC Awards and People Choice Awards presentation will begin at 10:30 AM. All vehicles must be on the show field by 10 a.m. Pictures will be taken after completing presentation of awards—then, it’s time for saying “goodbye” to old and new friends.

While you are at the 90-acre historic Gilmore campus on Saturday and Sunday, explore the nooks and crannies of this great institution.  See—and have your car photographed by—a 1930s Shell gas station.  Enjoy strolling the campus that is filled with classic automobiles. Other car museums are the Classic Car Club of America Museum, H.H. Franklin Museum, Pierce-Arrow Museum, Cadillac-LaSalle Museum and Ford Model A Museum. Eat lunch in the authentic Blue Moon diner. Gilmore is America’s Signature Collection for Classic Motor Cars. This is the ultimate experience for everyone in your family. For more information, go to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum website: www.lincolncarmuseum.org, and the Gilmore Car Museum website: www.gilmorecarmuseum.org

Please contact Bob Johnson, Meet Registration Chairman, at 651-257-1715, or email arborbob41@aol.com if you are considering attending our Fourth Annual Homecoming in Hickory Corners. By doing so you’ll be placed on our list to contact you via email or USPS mail with your meet packet as soon as it becomes available. You may download PDF forms from www.lincolncarmuseum.org.

Meet registration will close on July 21st.  Help us by registering before this date.

Dennis Garrett, Chairman

Fourth Annual Homecoming Meet

734-536-8007  dgarrett@lincolnsrus.com