2021 Lincoln Homecoming will Celebrate Two Lincoln Car Shows

2021 Lincoln Homecoming will Celebrate Two Lincoln Car Shows

The eighth annual Lincoln Homecoming in August 2021 will feature two different car shows.  The first will be a virtual Lincoln car show, which will extend from April 1 to July 28. It will have its own People’s Choice awards by decade, voted on by all persons registered for the virtual car show.

The second event will be a live one—the annual Homecoming at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich. on August 12 – 15.  That show will also have People’s Choice awards by decade.

All Lincolns registered for the virtual car show will also be registered for the live car show for the price: $25; one registration for two car shows.

The theme of the 2021 Homecoming is “Marks Through the Ages,” which will recognize all Lincoln Continental Marks, from the first in 1940 to the Mark VIII.  Although Continental Marks will be the feature in 2021, Lincolns from all eras are welcome.  Four major Lincoln clubs will be represented–the Lincoln Owners Club, Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club, Road Race Lincoln Register and Lincoln and Continental Owners Club.   However, one need not be a member of those Lincoln clubs to display a car at the annual Lincoln Homecoming.

The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming weekend event will include a countryside tour, dinners, auction and car show. The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming will be hosted by the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum.  Meet information should be available by the end of March.  Here’s a quick look at the weekend plans.

Most participants will arrive on Thursday.  That evening will be on your own.  Enjoy one of the Kalamazoo areas restaurants with your friends.

On Friday, there’ll be a motoring tour.  It will travel beautiful Michigan back roads to  Fenn Valley Vineyards on the beautiful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Region.  There, we can park our Classic Lincolns and enjoy a tour of the winery and vineyards and a delicious tented luncheon.  Afterwards, participants may wish to visit nearby Saugatuck and its unique shopping district. That evening, there’ll be a special presentation and cocktail party at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum followed by dinner “under the stars” (big tent) adjacent to the museum.  The traditional auction of Lincoln parts, literature and memorabilia will be held that evening.  Funds raised will benefit the LMCF Endowment Fund.

The big day will be Saturday—a display of all Lincolns adjacent to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum.  Cars will be arranged according to era.   That evening, dinner will again be served under the stars.  Car show awards will be presented after dinner.  A special bonus will be a concert  by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra a short walk from our dinner.  Participants may purchase tickets or call it a night.

On Sunday the weekend fun will continue with a display of all Lincolns on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln museum. Included in the activities will be a parade of Lincolns on the Gilmore Car Museum grounds.

For the virtual car show visit the LMCF web site: www.LincolnCarMuseum.org.  You‘ll find complete instructions on how to submit photos and a description of your Lincoln.

Our host hotel in Kalamazoo is the Four Points Sheraton by Kalamazoo, 3600 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001. This hotel offers excellent accommodations, dining, and amenities. The hotel is just over 15 miles from Hickory Corners. A complimentary hot breakfast for two is included in the room rate of $120 plus tax. For room reservations call 1-269-385-3922; use the code “Lincoln Club” to receive the special room rate.  Room reservation cut-off is July 12, 2021.  (Note: the special room rate is good for three days prior to and after the meet at the Four Points Sheraton.)

Detailed information on the 2021 Homecoming, including a complete daily itinerary and registration form will be available in February 2021.  It will also be published on the LMCF web site—www.LincolnCarMuseum.org.  Information will also be published in Lincoln club magazines and on club websites.  For more information contact Bob Johnson at arborbob41@aol.com or 651-257-1715.