2020 Lincoln Homecoming Will Celebrate Lincoln Centennial

2020 Lincoln Homecoming Will Celebrate Lincoln Centennial

The seventh annual Lincoln Homecoming will celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Lincoln Motor Company to build passenger cars. The Homecoming will be held August 6 – 9 at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and Research Center in Hickory Corners, Mich. The Homecoming will be pre-ceded by optional “pre-Homecoming” events in Dearborn, Mich. on August 2-5.
The Lincoln and Continental Owners Club will host the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming. The LCOC and members of the Home-coming committee have spent months developing a special schedule of events. Co-chairs of the 2020 Homecoming events are LCOC members, Dennis Garrett and Bob Johnson.
It must be emphasized that participation in most of the tour-ing events is limited; when they’re full, they’re full. Registra-tion is now open; updates will be posted on the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation web site—www.LincolnCarMuseum.org. A new online credit card processing feature is added as another way to register in 2020. Our online registration system will be up-dated with the status of all activities and banquets when sold out.

“If ever there was a year to bring your Lincoln to a Homecom-ing, this is it,” said David Schultz, chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation. “We encourage Lincoln owners to bring their cars in any condition—restored, original, partially restored, or somewhere in-between. We want to see Lincolns on display.”
Every Lincoln owner is encouraged to attend and display their Lincoln. To be judged on the show field, you must be a mem-ber of the appropriate four Lincoln clubs sponsoring this Homecoming, which you can join while when registering for this meet.
The fun begins in Dearborn on Sunday evening, August 2, with a cocktail party at the host hotel, the historic Dearborn Inn, built in 1929 by Henry and Edsel Ford as an airport hotel.
On Monday, August 3, several tours will be offered: the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the original Ford Piquette factory, and the Lincoln Continental assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. Din-ner will be on your own that evening.
On Tuesday, the Monday tour schedule will be repeated, with the added tour to the Detroit Historical Society and the Muse-um Motown. That evening there’ll be a gala dinner inside The Henry Ford Museum. Attendees may tour the museum from 6 to 11 p.m. The guest speaker will be Joy Falotico, President of the Lincoln Motor Company and Ford Motor Company’s chief marketing officer.
On Wednesday morning, all Lincolns in attendance will gather at Ford World Headquarters for a display that will last into ear-ly afternoon. Attendees may enjoy lunch at the Ford Motor Company cafeteria and visit the Ford/Lincoln gift shop. Follow-ing lunch, attendees will depart for Hickory Corners and the host hotel, the Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo.
Thursday and Friday will be driving tour days. The committee has scheduled several interesting tours: the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, a cruise on Lake Michigan departing from Saugatuck, the historic village of Marshall, the Vicksburg Historical Village, and the Kalamazoo Air Zoo.
On Thursday evening, there’ll be a “Welcome” buffet at the Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo hotel.
On Friday evening, there’ll be a cocktail reception for all Homecoming attendees at the Lincoln Motor Car Museum and Research Center, followed by a banquet and the traditional auction of Lincoln parts and memorabilia to benefit the LMCF Endowment Fund.
The big day will be Saturday—a display of 100 years of Lin-colns adjacent to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and Research Center. All four Lincoln clubs will have cars on display and will do their own judging. That evening, a gala dinner will be held, at which time awards will be presented. Tentatively scheduled to speak that evening is Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company’s Executive Vice President and President, Global Mar-kets. Several Lincoln and Ford executives are also expected to attend.
On Sunday, the celebration will continue with a display of all Lincolns on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln museum, with a parade of Lincolns on Gilmore Car Museum grounds.
Our host hotel in Dearborn is The Dearborn Inn-Marriott, 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124. This hotel offers excellent rooms and fine dining in an urban oasis spanning 23 landscaped acres. The room rate is $164 plus tax. A limited

number of rooms are available at this rate; please reserve rooms and register early. To make room reservations, you must call 313-271-2700 and use the code “Lincoln 100” to ob-tain this special rate. Room reservation cut-off is July 1. Trailer parking is available in a separate hotel lot during your stay.
Our host hotel in Kalamazoo is the Four Points Sheraton by Kalamazoo, 3600 E. Cork Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001. This hotel offers excellent accommodations, fine dining, and exceptional amenities. The hotel is just over 15 miles from Hickory Corners. Complimentary hot breakfast for two is in-cluded in your room rate of $120.00 plus tax. To make room reservations, call 269-385-3922 and use the code “Lincoln Club” to get this special room rate, which is good for three days prior to and after the meet. We have added a second hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, 3630 E Cork St., Kalamazoo, Michigan. The room rate is $120. Call 269-373-0770 and use the code “Lincoln Club” to get this special room rate. Room reservation cut-off for both Kalamazoo hotels is July 1.
Detailed information on the 2020 Homecoming will be available in January 2020, including the day-by-day itinerary and registration forms, which will be published on the LMCF web site—www.LincolnCarMuseum.org. For more information, con-tact Bob Johnson, e-mail: arbortbob41@aol.com, or call 651-257-1715.

The Coronavirus and the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming

As most people are aware, the Coronavirus—COVID-19—has caused the cancellation of a number of automobile events. At this time there are no plans to cancel the 2020 Homecoming.

If you are planning to join us for the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming please register, since many of the optional trips and activities are limited. In the event that the Homecoming is cancelled complete refunds will be issued.

David W. Schultz
Chairman, Lincoln Motor Car Foundation

See Ford blue in Kalamazoo with Lincolns, Mercurys and Edsels too!

See Ford blue in Kalamazoo with Lincolns, Mercurys and Edsels too!

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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Tour and Tasting Class at Culinary Institute of America

Tour and Tasting Class at Culinary Institute of America

Tour and Tasting Class at Culinary Institute of America

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)

LCOC Show Cars Celebrate Continental Nameplate’s 80th Anniversary at LCOC’s Eastern National Meet (Part 2)

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.