October 17, 2018 – October 21, 2018 all-day
2018 Western National Meet – Albuquerque, New Mexico

“October in the High Desert, Atoms, Balloons, and Cars”
October 17– 21, 2018

The 2018 Western National Meet is sponsored by the LCOC National and is hosted by the New Mexico Region. Albuquerque is an oasis in the high desert, full of rich history and inspiring museums. Albuquerque features diverse cultures, authentic art, and vibrant traditions, which have helped to shape a modern city that is set against a backdrop of the stunning Sandia Mountains, displaying century-old relics along historic Route 66 and endless blue sky.

Arrive Wednesday and join other LCOC members at a welcome reception that evening and get a head start Thursday’s events. Especially attractive to visit are the Albuquerque shops and restaurants located in Old Town, just off Central Avenue. On Thursday we will start with a driving tour to the National Museum of Nuclear Science

and History. This museum was established in 1969 as an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The Museum presents exhibits and quality educational programs that convey both the past and the future. At 1 p.m. we will tour to Sandiago’s Grill on Tramway Road for lunch and then take a trip on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway transport. You will be above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain covering a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset, the desert skies produce a spectacular array of color and your vantage point from the observation deck atop the 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment. This area is located on the eastern edge of Albuquerque in the Sandia Foothills. Thursday evening is open for you to explore this beautiful area on your own.

On Friday our driving tour will be to the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, This is a museum dedicated to the worldwide history, science, and art of all types of ballooning and lighter-than-air flight. The museum opened in 2005 and has since welcomed over 1 million visitors. Their mission is to present to visitors experiences that will engage them in the history, science, sport, and the art of ballooning and other innovative forms of flight.

The rest of Friday afternoon is for mechanical judging or shopping on your own. Friday night begins with a cocktail reception followed by the traditional banquet and auction.

Saturday will be our traditional daylong Lincoln car show with judging or exhibition and then followed by the awards banquet that evening.

On Sunday morning John Walcek will be photographing the winners, and we will say our farewells from what is sure to be an exciting weekend.

Please join us for “October in the High Desert, Atoms, Balloons, and Cars” in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Our host hotel is the Crown Plaza, Albuquerque; the room rate is $131.00 per night (plus taxes) for a standard
king or queen single or double occupancy room. Vouchers for two buffet-style breakfasts each day is included in the price. Call the hotel directly at 844-356-6178 and ask for the “Lincoln and Continental Owners Club,” rate when reserving your room. The cutoff date for making your room reservation is Wednesday, September 19, 2018

To register for this meet, go to the LCOC website; www.lcoc.org and click on the Western National Meet.

Please contact Jeanne Talbourdet, Meet Registration Chairman, at 978-774-0123 or email;jandjt1941@gmail.com, if you are considering attending our 2018 Western National Meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. By doing so, you will be sent a meet package via email or USPS mail if you need a printed copy. You may download PDF forms at www.lcoc.org. This is the only website that will have the registration packet for you to download. Register early to ensure getting the tour and day that you want.

Meet registration will close October 2, 2018. Please help us by registering before this date.

For more information, please contact either New Mexico Region Director, Danielle Dupont, 915-845-1776, email; dmd@staybridge.space, or Meet Chairman Bob Johnson, 651-257-1715, email; arborbob41@aol.com.

2018 Western meet Event Schedule and Registration Form