The Philadelphia Region of the
LCOC Western Region presents the Western National Meet,
Palm Springs, California, May 5-9, 2021,
“A Martini Lifestyle”
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 Mane 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 six 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 5-9, you will need more time to take in and enjoy all the fun.
I’m writing this in June, by the time you read this article about August, we should be ready to finalize our registration form for your review and registration. 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
As most of you know, automotive events—nationally, regionally and locally—have been cancelled or postponed.
Although we initially received strong registrations for this year’s event, those have tapered off in recent weeks as concern over the COVID-19 virus deepened.
The Lincoln Motor Car Foundation Homecoming committee made this decision now because it did not wish to jeopardize the health of attendees and because it did not wish to hold a less-than-stellar event. There is also the issue of financial exposure for the Foundation.
“This decision was made after long and thoughtful discussion by the leadership of the LMCF Homecoming Committee, which included our host club, the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club,” said David Schultz, LMCF Chairman. “All of us were looking forward to the centennial celebration.”
Refunds will be issued for reservations made for the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming. Attendees are personally responsible for cancelling their hotel reservations.
Looking ahead, the Foundation will celebrate the Lincoln centennial in 2022, when the Ford Motor Company and its Lincoln Motor Company division celebrate Ford Motor Company’s acquisition of Lincoln in February 1922. The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming will highlight the Continental Mark II.
Lincoln & Continental Owners Club members can receive complimentary bidder registrations, giving the bidder and a guest access to each auction day. For more information or to register, go to the LCOC Member Area.
Hudson Valley NY Meet 2019 Photos – John Walcek
See Ford blue in Kalamazoo with Lincolns, Mercurys and Edsels too!
By Mike Denney
The Road Race Lincoln Register hosted 2019’s Lincoln Homecoming, August 7th through the
12th, 2019. The decision was made early on in the planning that we wanted to change it up this
year by inviting all Ford products to the show. We welcomed 125 members and their families from
all four Lincoln clubs plus Ford, Edsel and Mercury for this first time event featuring all Ford-built
automobiles. All in all, the event was a success, however we were a little disappointed in the turn
out of non Lincoln cars. The non-Lincolns that did show were high quality and pretty diverse.
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