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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The classic car show wasn’t the only event exhibiting good taste at the LCOC Eastern National Meet in Hyde Park, N.Y. On the Friday before the meet, over 60 club members toured the Culinary Institute of America facility in small groups and then reunited to take a tasting class. Participants toured behind the scenes at the most prestigious cooking school in America. Watching students master a variety of culinary skills was humbling for even the most accomplished of amateur chefs. Their curriculum includes labs in food science and prep; mincing, slicing and dicing; menu creation; sauces and the latest cooking techniques; baking bread; making desserts; and creating chocolate masterpieces and exotic decorations for cakes beautiful enough to be in an art gallery. The aromas wafting through the halls were beyond enticing. Students in the hospitality program learn skills in that field in addition to their cooking program. At different points in their education, the students work in the kitchens of the various restaurants on the campus that are open to the public. Those of us lucky enough to snag a reservation had the treat of our lives.
Our dining experience was enhanced by what was learned in our tasting class, conducted by one of the master chefs who lectured on the physiology of taste to a packed house. Chef David Bruno walked us through 8 different tests related to how we taste, confirming that Taste + Aroma = Flavor. Our sensory experience of flavor is enhanced by seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling and, not surprisingly, emotional memory. Additionally, our learnings about what different items can enhance flavor will inform both future cooking and dining experiences.
LCOC Show Cars Celebrate Continental Nameplate’s 80th Anniversary at LCOC’s Eastern National Meet (Part 2)
There were so may excellent late 20th century Lincolns and Continentals at the Eastern National Meet that I am glad not to have been a judge!
Latter-year Continentals from Mark IIIs to Mark VIIIs were on display (and early ones too) along with Town Cars, Town Coupes and LS models. See below for some lovely examples.
Town Cars and Town Coupes were popular with entrants as well. Here are a few photos of those models.
Even post-2000 Lincolns were there—2002 and 2004 LS models owned by Mike Bradley and Charles Beatrice, respectively. They joined a 2018 Continental owned by Erling Onsager. Thus, all the generations of Continentals were represented at the Eastern National Meet.
LCOC Show Cars Celebrate Continental Nameplate’s 80th Anniversary at LCOC’s Eastern National Meet (Part 1)
Nine decades of Lincolns and Continental models graced the show field at the LCOC Eastern National Meet held in September at the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y. From Tony Russo’s 1927 Model L roadster to Erling Onsager’s 2018 Continental some of America’s finest luxury vehicles provided a kaleidoscope of colors and styles covering nearly all eras of Lincoln history. What an impressive sight!
Beautiful first-generation Continentals were among the most admired entries along with John Talbourdet’s ’37 sedan and Danial Falco’s ’41 Zephyr. Others were Paul Wilson’s ’40 Continental, Tony Rosso and Franklynn Koehler’s ’41 Continentals and Bruce Anderson’s ’46 Continental.
Rare and elegant ’56 and ’57 Mark IIs, a ”59 Mark III and other ’50s Lincolns delighted spectators. James Dunn’s ’55 Capri and Rusty Rentsch’s ’56 Premiere were there as was William White’s ’59 Mark III, Walter Blankenship and Dave Kirkpatrick’s 54 Caprils were shown along with ’56 Mark IIs owned by Peter Mann, Kenneth Lewis, John Keesee, Lawrence Durocher, Joseph Armstrong, and Keith Collana and ’57 Mark IIs owned by David Kraus and Edward Avedisian. Below are some prime examples of these coveted vintage cars.
Several iconic slab side Continentals of the 1960s—both sedans and convertibles—were on hand for the fun. Among these were Mid-Atlantic Region host Owen Clarke’s ’63 convertible, Wayne Sawyer’s ’63 sedan, Jeanne Talbourdet’s ’67 convertible, and a ’66 Lehmann-Peterson limo owned by Joe Columbe. Ray Mastronuzio’s ’65 Continental was on display along with David Moyer’s ’66 convertible. See below.
Great cars and scorching Colorado weather added sizzle to the centerpiece car show of the LCOC’s 2019 Western National Meet in Grand Junction. But triple digit temperatures failed to wilt the enthusiasm of LCOC members on hand to show off their beauties. Eight decades of Lincolns and Continentals made it to this year’s meet, with cars from the 1970s and newer predominating—perhaps because they were equipped with A/C? No matter, all that were on the show field were spruced up and looking their best!