2020 Lincoln Homecoming Will Celebrate Lincoln Centennial

2020 Lincoln Homecoming Will Celebrate Lincoln Centennial

The seventh annual Lincoln Homecoming will celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Lincoln Motor Company to build passenger cars. The Homecoming will be held August 6 – 9 at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and Research Center in Hickory Corners, Mich. The Homecoming will be pre-ceded by optional “pre-Homecoming” events in Dearborn, Mich. on August 2-5.
The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club will host the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming. The LCOC and members of the Home-coming committee have spent months developing a special schedule of events. Co-chairs of the 2020 Homecoming events are LCOC members, Dennis Garrett and Bob Johnson.
It must be emphasized that participation in most of the tour-ing events is limited; when they’re full, they’re full. Registra-tion is now open; updates will be posted on the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation web site—www.LincolnCarMuseum.org. A new online credit card processing feature is added as another way to register in 2020. Our online registration system will be up-dated with the status of all activities and banquets when sold out.

“If ever there was a year to bring your Lincoln to a Homecom-ing, this is it,” said David Schultz, chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation. “We encourage Lincoln owners to bring their cars in any condition—restored, original, partially restored, or somewhere in-between. We want to see Lincolns on display.”
Every Lincoln owner is encouraged to attend and display their Lincoln. To be judged on the show field, you must be a mem-ber of the appropriate four Lincoln clubs sponsoring this Homecoming, which you can join while when registering for this meet.
The fun begins in Dearborn on Sunday evening, August 2, with a cocktail party at the host hotel, the historic Dearborn Inn, built in 1929 by Henry and Edsel Ford as an airport hotel.
On Monday, August 3, several tours will be offered: the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the original Ford Piquette factory, and the Lincoln Continental assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. Din-ner will be on your own that evening.
On Tuesday, the Monday tour schedule will be repeated, with the added tour to the Detroit Historical Society and the Muse-um Motown. That evening there’ll be a gala dinner inside The Henry Ford Museum. Attendees may tour the museum from 6 to 11 p.m. The guest speaker will be Joy Falotico, President of the Lincoln Motor Company and Ford Motor Company’s chief marketing officer.
On Wednesday morning, all Lincolns in attendance will gather at Ford World Headquarters for a display that will last into ear-ly afternoon. Attendees may enjoy lunch at the Ford Motor Company cafeteria and visit the Ford/Lincoln gift shop. Follow-ing lunch, attendees will depart for Hickory Corners and the host hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo.
Thursday and Friday will be driving tour days. The committee has scheduled several interesting tours: the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, a cruise on Lake Michigan departing from Saugatuck, the historic village of Marshall, the Vicksburg Historical Village, and the Kalamazoo Air Zoo.
On Thursday evening, there’ll be a “Welcome” buffet at the Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo hotel.
On Friday evening, there’ll be a cocktail reception for all Homecoming attendees at the Lincoln Motor Car Museum and Research Center, followed by a banquet and the traditional auction of Lincoln parts and memorabilia to benefit the LMCF Endowment Fund.
The big day will be Saturday—a display of 100 years of Lin-colns adjacent to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and Research Center. All four Lincoln clubs will have cars on display and will do their own judging. That evening, a gala dinner will be held, at which time awards will be presented. Tentatively scheduled to speak that evening is Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company’s Executive Vice President and President, Global Mar-kets. Several Lincoln and Ford executives are also expected to attend.
On Sunday, the celebration will continue with a display of all Lincolns on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln museum, with a parade of Lincolns on Gilmore Car Museum grounds.
Our host hotel in Dearborn is The Dearborn Inn-Marriott, 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124. This hotel offers excellent rooms and fine dining in an urban oasis spanning 23 landscaped acres. The room rate is $164 plus tax. A limited

number of rooms are available at this rate; please reserve rooms and register early. To make room reservations, you must call 313-271-2700 and use the code “Lincoln 100” to ob-tain this special rate. Room reservation cut-off is July 1. Trailer parking is available in a separate hotel lot during your stay.
Our host hotel in Kalamazoo is the Four Points Sheraton by Kalamazoo, 3600 E. Cork Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001. This hotel offers excellent accommodations, fine dining, and exceptional amenities. The hotel is just over 15 miles from Hickory Corners. Complimentary hot breakfast for two is in-cluded in your room rate of $120.00 plus tax. 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. We have added a second hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, 3630 E Cork St., Kalamazoo, Michigan. The room rate is $120. Call 269-373-0770 and use the code “Lincoln Club” to get this special room rate. Room reservation cut-off for both Kalamazoo hotels is July 1.
Detailed information on the 2020 Homecoming will be available in January 2020, including the day-by-day itinerary and registration forms, which will be published on the LMCF web site—www.LincolnCarMuseum.org. For more information, con-tact Bob Johnson, e-mail: arbortbob41@aol.com, or call 651-257-1715.

The Coronavirus and the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming

As most people are aware, the Coronavirus—COVID-19—has caused the cancellation of a number of automobile events. At this time there are no plans to cancel the 2020 Homecoming.

If you are planning to join us for the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming please register, since many of the optional trips and activities are limited. In the event that the Homecoming is cancelled complete refunds will be issued.

David W. Schultz
Chairman, Lincoln Motor Car Foundation

Lincoln Motor Car Foundation Invites All Ford-Built Automobiles to Sixth Annual Lincoln Homecoming

Lincoln Motor Car Foundation Invites All Ford-Built Automobiles to Sixth Annual Lincoln Homecoming

Lincoln Motor Car Foundation Invites All Ford-Built Automobiles to Sixth Annual Lincoln Homecoming

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The Sixth Annual Lincoln Homecoming will offer a unique twist in 2019—not only will Lincolns of all eras be on display, but all Ford Motor Company-built vehicles are invited to join the festivities, which will be held at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan and the host hotel, Four Points Sheraton in Kalamazoo.

“We’re calling the 2019 Homecoming ‘See Ford Blue in Kalamazoo,’” said Mike Denney, president of the Road Race Lincoln Register, the Lincoln club hosting the 2019 Homecoming.

The RRLR is one of four major Lincoln clubs that comprise the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation. The others are the Lincoln Owners Club, Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club and the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club. However, all Lincoln owners are invited to register and attend.

The 2019 Lincoln Homecoming committee has planned interesting and enjoyable activities that encompass several days. Participants may participate in all or any of the scheduled events.

The events scheduled for the week include driving tours to the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, the W. K. Kellogg Gull Lake mansion, Vicksburg Historical Village and Bell’s Brewery and a VIP reception at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum for LMCF major donors.

After Friday evening’s banquet, Tony Russo will again conduct our live auction, so be ready to bid on all the items you think you need. On Saturday there will be an all-Ford Motor Company-built car show. That evening, a banquet will feature guest speaker Gale Haldeman, designer of several Ford and Lincoln vehicles, including the original Mustang. On Sunday, there’ll be a car display and awards presentation.
Something new has been added for Monday—an all-day visit to the U.S.131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, where individuals can run their cars or simply watch.

“You can just drive your car on the track or punch it for speed and time.  Our cars have the horsepower to move out at whatever pace you choose,” said Bob Johnson, LMCF trustee and meet coordinator.  “At the U.S.131 Motorsports Park, you can do it in a supervised and lawful environment. You will be able to do as many timing runs as the day will allow during our six hour time block.”

Festivities will begin Wednesday, August 7 and conclude Monday evening, August 12 but, as noted, you may register for all or individual events.

This meet will be non-judged for all cars; there will be People’s Choice awards for Best of Show, and Best of each Decade, as voted by participants. There will also be a Ladies’ Choice Best of Show Award. The meet is open to members of all Lincoln clubs as well as non-club Lincoln owners. In addition, owners of any Ford Motor Company-built product are invited to show their vehicle on both Saturday and Sunday—Lincoln, Ford, Edsel, Mercury, hot rod or custom car.

The host hotel is the Four Points Kalamazoo by Sheraton, 3600 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001. The Four Points offers excellent accommodations, excellent food, and fine amenities. The hotel is just over 15 miles from Hickory Corners. A complimentary hot breakfast for two is included in the room rate of $117 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 obtain this special room rate (which is good for three days before and after the meet). Room reservation cutoff is July 21, 2019.

Proposed Agenda

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a Lincoln and Ford products swap meet and car corral area on the Gilmore Car Museum grounds with major vendors in attendance. More information will be included in registration packets.

Wednesday evening, attendees may drive to the Gilmore Car Museum to enjoy their free weekly cruise-in night. A second choice is free hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at Four Points Sheraton Hotel (for hotel guests only). Attendees will be able to relax and have the opportunity to visit with some of your longtime friends and meet new enthusiasts.

Thursday will have a choice of a full day of activities with two driving tours from which to choose. One will be a tour to Vicksburg Historical village. The other will be to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and Kellogg Manor House (which includes a plated lunch) and the Bell’s Brewery in nearby Galesburg. Thursday evening will feature a special welcome buffet at the hotel.

Friday will also offer a choice of two different driving tours. First, is a driving tour to the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids (including lunch). The second driving tour will be to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Manor House (which includes a plated lunch) and the Bell’s Brewery. At 5 p. m. a LMCF Donor Reception will be held at the Lincoln museum for all LMCF Lifetime members.

Friday evening will begin with a Happy Hour at the Gilmore Car Museum Conference Center, with a Texas-style barbecue to be followed by a lively Lincoln and Ford parts and memorabilia auction.  Tony Russo will again conduct our live auction.

“We need merchandise for the auction; please check your garage for unused parts and literature that fellow enthusiasts will be interested in bidding on. Please bring plenty of cash or your checkbook and take home some great items for your Ford product. This auction helps maintain and support our beautiful Lincoln museum,” said Mike Denney.

On Saturday morning, we will drive to Hickory Corners for the car show, with Road Race Lincoln era cars front and center. All cars must be on the show field by 10 a.m. and remain until 3 p.m. At 3 p.m. there will be a car parade around the Gilmore grounds featuring all Ford Motor Company-built automobiles. Saturday night will begin with a happy hour and banquet at the Gilmore Car Museum Conference Center, where attendees will enjoy the company of fellow vintage car enthusiasts.

On Sunday morning we will again drive to Hickory Corners to begin our Ford Motor Company Products Car Show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All vehicles must be on the show field by 10 a.m. All People’s Choice Awards will be handed out at noon. At 1 p.m. we will have a car parade around the Gilmore grounds featuring all Ford products. Pictures will be taken after completing presentation of awards. Sunday evening will feature a Mexican buffet at the Four Points hotel.

Monday at 9 a.m. we drive to the U.S. 131 Motorsports Park for timing and drag racing. That evening will be our Farewell American Cook Out Buffet at the Four Points hotel
On Tuesday we bid farewell to our old, and new found friends and have a safe trip home.

“While you are at the 90-acre historic Gilmore campus 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,” said Mike Denney. “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, visit The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum: website. LincolnCarMuseum.org, and the Gilmore Car Museum website: www.GilmoreCarMuseum.org

If you’re considering attending the Homecoming

If you’re considering attending the Homecoming contact Bob Johnson, 651-257-1715; email arborbob41@aol.com or Mike Denney at 918-366-2034; email cosmo1946@hotmail.com. 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 at www.LincolnCarMuseum.org.

Western National Meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Western National Meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The upcoming Western National Meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico looks to be an exciting change of pace. Besides the usual car show and attendant events, the October 18-21 weekend will feature visits to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History and the Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, a scenic ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway, and opportunities for delicious regional cuisine. The area also boasts antique shops, a range of exciting art galleries with both contemporary and Southwestern art, and scenic vistas that will take your breath away.

For info, go to the Upcoming Events section of our home page and click on the meet box.

Be sure to register for the meet and its events soon. Our hotel block will be held until Wednesday, Sept. 19, so hurry and make your reservations.

Golden Jubilee Bash and Homecoming

Golden Jubilee Bash and Homecoming

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Join us for our Golden Jubilee celebration in 2018! This meet will combine the 50th Anniversary of LZoC with the Fifth Annual Lincoln Homecoming, and will take place in two locations: Elkhart, Indiana, and Hickory Corners/Kalamazoo, Michigan. The 2018 Lincoln Homecoming is sponsored by the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation and is being hosted by the Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club, but all four Lincoln clubs are invited to attend: Road Race Lincoln Register, Lincoln & Continental Owners Club, the Lincoln owners Club and the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club. Any Lincoln owner is invited to register and attend.