The Philadelphia Region of the
June 9th through June 13th, 2021
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 now through 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 in person—the annual Homecoming at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan on August 12 – 15. The Homecoming will also have People’s Choice awards, by decade.
All Lincolns registered for the virtual car show will also be registered for the in-person car show for the $25 price; in effect, one registration for two car shows. (Complete details on the virtual car show appear below.)
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 or participate in the virtual car show.
The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming weekend event will include a countryside tour and luncheon, dinners, an auction and car show. The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming is being hosted by the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum; Homecoming Co-Chairs are Dennis Garrett and Bob Johnson. in the virtual car show.
Most activities take place outside, to address any ongoing concerns about the COVID virus. For attendees’ own benefit as well as to protect others attending the annual meet we strongly encourage attendees to have received vaccinations, maintain social distancing and, of course, wear a mask.
We’re all aware that Covid 19 remains a serious problem; a number of car events have been cancelled or delayed. At this stage, we are continuing to plan for this year’s Homecoming Meet. We will, of course, continue to monitor recommendations and requirements from Michigan Health Department authorities and certainly, if necessary, will cancel our event in response to unfolding events.
Although we hope this will not be necessary, attendees’ health and wellbeing are our primary consideration in making such decisions. Should the event be cancelled or if you decide not to come because you or someone in your family becomes infected with Covid 19 within a three-week period prior to August 12, 2021 you may notify the Homecoming registrar to cancel your reservations and receive a full refund of any amount paid to attend the event.
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 western Michigan back roads to Fenn Valley Vineyards in the beautiful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Region. There, participants can park their Classic Lincolns and enjoy a tour of the winery and vineyards, wine-tasting and a delicious luncheon. Cost is $30 per person. (Afterwards, participants may wish to visit nearby Saugatuck and its unique shopping district.) At 5 p.m. there’ll be a “cocktail” parts and special presentation 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. Cost for dinner is $50 per person. Following dinner, attendees may attend a special performance of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum featuring trumpeter Winton Marsalis. Cost for the symphony is $30 per person. Seats are limited.
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.
A professional photographer will be on the museum grounds on Saturday morning to take photographs of individual Lincolns by appointment. Complete details are included in the registration forms.
The 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 about 15 miles south of 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 is available 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-257-1715.
About the Virtual Car Show…
Entering a car in the virtual car show is easy. All you need to do is log on to https://vlmcmhomecomingmeet.cornerstonereg.com/ you may register for only the virtual car show if you cannot attend the 2021 Homecoming in August.
You’ll find tutorials that will guide you through the process.
- How to register your car
- How to update your car’s information and upload photos
- How to “attend” the virtual event and view photo
In preparation, you’ll need photographs of your car. In addition to posting photos you’ll also be asked to supply a description of your car—up to 200 words. You can visit the virtual car show now and see what other Lincoln owners have posted to give you some ideas.
Once the $25 registration fee has been paid for the virtual car show there’s no need to pay the fee again when you register for the live show—the 2021 Homecoming. One fee covers both events. Participants may enter as many cars as they like for the virtual car show (and for the live show) for the $25 per car fee.
By clicking on https://vlcocmeet.cornerstonereg.com you can view the virtual North Star Region LCOC Winter Lincoln CAR SHOW, Then click on the “Log on as a guest” box to view car photos. This site will up till the end of February..
This Virtual Car Show was a real learning experience, the timing was off as many of our northern cars were already put away for the winter and were not available for photos. Many of our members asked for training on how to upload photos to the web site. The small space for describing car and history, will be doubled and that was one of best features, finding out about each specific car.
We thank you for all your effort to make this a new way to see Lincolns that have never been to a live car show. We will use this feature in the future with better planning and advertising.
Again, thank you, from the North Star Region LCOC.
LCOC Western Region presents the Western National Meet,
Palm Springs, California, May 5-9, 2021,
“A Martini Lifestyle”
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED – MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
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
Lincoln & Continental Owners Club members can receive discounted 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.