2021 Lincoln Homecoming will Celebrate Two Lincoln Car Shows

2021 Lincoln Homecoming will Celebrate Two Lincoln Car Shows

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 April 1 to 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 a live one—the annual Homecoming at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich. on August 12 – 15.  That show will also have People’s Choice awards by decade.

All Lincolns registered for the virtual car show will also be registered for the live car show for the price: $25; one registration for two car shows.

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.

The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming weekend event will include a countryside tour, dinners, auction and car show. The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming will be hosted by the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum.  Meet information should be available by the end of March.  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 Michigan back roads to  Fenn Valley Vineyards on the beautiful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Region.  There, we can park our Classic Lincolns and enjoy a tour of the winery and vineyards and a delicious tented luncheon.  Afterwards, participants may wish to visit nearby Saugatuck and its unique shopping district. That evening, there’ll be a special presentation and cocktail party 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.  A special bonus will be a concert  by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra a short walk from our dinner.  Participants may purchase tickets or call it a night.

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.

For the virtual car show visit the LMCF web site: www.LincolnCarMuseum.org.  You‘ll find complete instructions on how to submit photos and a description of your Lincoln.

Our 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 just over 15 miles from 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 will be available in February 2021.  It will also be published 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 arborbob41@aol.com or 651-257-1715.

North Star Region LCOC Virtual Car Show People’s Choice Results

North Star Region LCOC Virtual Car Show People’s Choice Results

After running for a month the 2020 North Star Virtual Car Show was ended on the 28th of December.  We had a successful show, with 41 Lincolns entered from 10 different states.  The Winner of Best of Show voted by our registered participants was a 1948 Blue Continental Cabriolet, owned by John McCarthy, Crystal Lake, IL.  The Pre War Class was won by a 1931 Black Lincoln K Town Sedan, owned by David Schultz, Massillon, OH. The Post War Class was won by a pale turquoise 1960 Continental Mark V Convertible owned by Gerald Seibert, Chatham, IL.  The Contemporary Class was won by a White 2017 Continental Sedan, owned by David Gustafson, Burnsville, MN.  The Custom and Modified Class was won by a black 1997 Mark VIII, Owned by Laurie Morganthal, Fresno, CA.  The complete list of winners will be shown on the web site.

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.

2021 Eastern National Meet

2021 Eastern National Meet

The Philadelphia Region of the
Lincoln & Continental Owners Club Proudly Presents the
2021 Eastern National Meet

June 9th through June 13th, 2021
RESCHEDULED TO  October 20 – 24, 2021

Celebrating One Hundred Years of Lincoln Luxury

Western National Meet 2021

Western National Meet 2021

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

New Member Benefit

New Member Benefit

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.