2023 Eastern National Meet
The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Knoxville West – Cedar Bluff Road. Rooms are $119 per night plus tax, which also includes 2 breakfasts per room per day. The rate is available Monday, May 29th through Tuesday, June 6th. Hotel reservations can be made on-line by clicking here.
2023 Mid-America Meet
Registration for this event will open around June 20, 2023.
Ford Product Development Center (PDC) Truck and Car Show
The staff of the annual Ford Product Development Center (PDC) Truck and Car Show is pleased to announce its addition to the calendar of official events celebrating the Company’s 100th Anniversary of Lincoln! The Lincoln Anniversary Team would like to invite all Lincoln owners to this exciting show, the only Company-sponsored, internal event of its kind. The PDC Show is unique in that it emphasizes the product development aspect of the participant vehicles and includes a wide variety of models of many makes and types. Company staff and management from all areas of product development attend to learn, and draw inspiration from, the heritage, features, and lessons associated with the field of vehicles on display.
The grounds in Dearborn cover nearly a half mile of Rotunda Drive along the PDC Staff Buildings’ lawn frontage. All Lincolns – as all vehicle classes in the event – will be parked in a single area (includes Lincoln entries normally distributed between Pre-War Cars, Post-War Non-Ford FoMoCo-Branded Cars, and Trucks). The PDC Show is comprised of vehicles owned by collectors and museums from throughout the United States and Canada (and occasionally from other countries, as well).
We are extending the invitation for Lincoln owners until May 31, 2022. Details below:
When: Friday, July 15, 2022
Where: Product Development Center, 20000 Rotunda Drive (for GPS purposes), Dearborn, Michigan
Feature Cars (To Be Identified) Setup at 5:00am to 6:30am
– General Arrivals from 6:30am to 8:30am (sharp)
– Executive Tour at 11:30am (approximately)
– Participant Raffle at 12:30pm (approximately)
– Lockdown ends 1:15pm (approximately)
– Most vehicles leave by 3:30pm (estimate)
– Complementary calendar of each vehicle in isolation (via photo station; photos taken by WHQ Archive photographers)
– Pre-printed owner card
– Dash plaque
– Automatic entry in participant raffle (one chance per each participating vehicle)
– Lunch for low purchase price
– Trailer parking
– On-site clean portable toilets and washing stations
– On-site security
– Separate dedicated lane on Rotunda Drive for entry to the show grounds
– Others to be announced
– Complete vehicles in presentable to concours condition to fulfill the primary goal of education and inspiration
– Representative historical example of the model
– Preferably in factory appearance, though not mandatory
– Owners can nominate and, upon confirmation, participate with multiple vehicles
Instructions for registration:
– Simply send the following information, along with any questions, via email (DGLICKM1@FORD.COM) for each desired entry:
o Mailing Address (kept confidentially)
o Phone (kept confidentially)
o Any significant fact or equipment (optional)
o One front picture minimum reflecting current appearance of vehicle
– Show staff will send confirmation within a week of receipt
– Owner replies to complete the confirmation process
Thank you in advance for your interest in joining Ford Motor Company’s 100th Anniversary of Lincoln celebration at PDC Dearborn!
Western National Meet – Palm Springs, California, May 4-8, 2022
“A Martini Lifestyle, are you ready?”
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Pull out the suntan lotion, your sunglasses, gloves and hat. Get that gallant Lincoln serviced and ready. It is time to head down the road to the “Playground of the Stars”. A week of movie stars, classic cars, fresh air and fun await you. You may see Ann Hathaway (The Devil wears Prada) or Leonardo DeCaprio (Titanic) visiting their homes in the area. John Travolta’s plane, grey with a large orange “T”, can be seen hanging at the airport from time to time. Suzanne Somers (Three’s Company) and Barry Manilow are often seen out together for dinner at one of the local restaurants. If you want to live in one of the star’s homes, Sylvester Stallone’s house is currently on the market. However, if the glamour of stars does not appeal to you, and you would rather spend time on a golf course, there are about a hundred available, with all different levels of difficulty and beauty. If you have a more rugged nature side, there are over a hundred hiking trails around canyons and through groves of native palm trees or maybe a scenic horse ride along one of the many beautiful oases appeals to you. The famous Pioneertown is only a short drive away. Walk down Main Street just as Roy Rogers and Dale Evans did along with Son’s of the Pioneers in their TV series. The point being, there is plenty to see and do while you are in the area.
This highly anticipated Car Show Meet takes place Saturday, on the Desert Princess Country Club and Golf Course in Cathedral City adjacent to the Double Tree Hotel, our host hotel. It will be a gathering of some of the very finest cars our members have to offer, in a picture-perfect desert setting. Featured car classes will meander down the golf course set aside for our use. What better way to feature those glamorous Lincolns.
Plans are being finalized to add technical seminars to the list of activities. The renowned “Lincoln Whisperer” is ready to help you understand the hallowed secrets to making that convertible top work more than once. There will also be a technical program on a/c systems and repairs, what works best to keep you cool. Who knows, there may be our own version of “Click and Clack” questions and answers to those other car issues too. Some slight changes are in progress to the standard weekend format, such as Friday Night’s event will take place at a large warehouse housing several private collections of cars. Friday night’s event will include adult beverages, food plus a silent auction. We understand the fabulous jazz singer Kathryn White will be performing there for your enjoyment that night too. Our drive tour will take you by homes of several stars culminating at yet another large private automotive collection. We have not forgotten those less car crazed among us, which I call “Car Widows”. We are preparing other great events to choose from. We have 24 exciting ideas we are narrowing down to which ones will fit into our schedule.
Even though the dates state May 4-8, you will need more time to take in and enjoy all the fun.
Registration will be open this December. Go on line now to reserve your room at www.doubletreepalmsprings.com while we still have some rooms in our reserved block for LCOC. Be sure to mention the LCOC name for the best room rates. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at WelcomeToPalmSprings@gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Palm Springs, for “A Martini Lifestyle”, a weekend years in the making.
John Burge & Ron Cressy, co-chairs
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