2020 Lincoln Homecoming Cancelled due to COVID-19 Virus
The impact and uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus has forced cancellation of the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming, which would have celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Lincoln Motor Company in 1920.
As many Lincoln enthusiasts know, automotive events—nationally, regionally and locally—have been cancelled or postponed. Although we initially received strong registrations for this year’s event, those have tapered off in recent weeks as concern over the COVID-19 virus deepened.
The Lincoln Motor Car Foundation Homecoming committee made this decision now because it did not wish to jeopardize the health of attendees and because it did not wish to hold a less-than-stellar event. There is also the issue of financial exposure for the Foundation.
"This decision was made after long and thoughtful discussion by the leadership of the LMCF Homecoming Committee, which included our host club, the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club,” said David Schultz, LMCF Chairman. “All of us were looking forward to the centennial celebration."
Refunds will be issued for reservations made for the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming. Attendees are personally responsible for cancelling their hotel reservations.
Looking ahead, the Foundation will celebrate the Lincoln centennial in 2022, when the Ford Motor Company and its Lincoln Motor Company division celebrate Ford Motor Company’s acquisition of Lincoln in February 1922. The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming will highlight the Continental Mark II.
2020 Membership Dues are now past due
Non-renewing members will not receive the award-winning Fork & Blade magazine nor will they be listed in the 2020 LOC Member Directory. If you've not renewed, please do so today.
Homecoming Registration Form now available on LMCF website
Registration forms for the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming are on the LMCF website: www.LincolnCarMuseum.org
Hotel reservations may also be made at the Kalamazoo host hotel--Four Points by Sheraton as well as the Dearborn host hotel, the Dearborn Inn.
2020 Homecoming will Honor Lincoln Motor Company's 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 & Research Center in Hickory Corners, Mich. The Homecoming will be preceded by optional “pre-Homecoming” events in Dearborn, Mich. on August 2-5. The 2020 Homecoming is hosted by the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club.
“If ever there was a year to bring your Lincoln to the Homecoming, this is it,” said David Schultz, Lincoln Owners Club president, who also serves as chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation. “We encourage Lincoln owners to bring their cars in any condition—restored, original, partially restored or anywhere in-between. We want to see prewar Classic Lincolns on display in 2020.”
The LCOC and 2020 Homecoming committee have created a very special schedule of events.
The fun will begin in Dearborn on Sunday evening, Aug. 2, with a cocktail party at the host hotel, the historic Dearborn Inn, opened in 1929 by Henry and Edsel Ford as an airport hotel.
On Monday, and Tuesday several tours will be offered: the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the original Ford Piquette factory,and the Lincoln Continental assembly plant. (Flat Rock, Mich.)
On Tuesday evening there’ll be a dinner inside The Henry Ford Museum. Attendees may tour the museum until 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 will gather at the Ford World Headquarters for a display that will last into the early afternoon. Attendees may enjoy lunch at the Ford Motor Company cafeteria. Following lunch, attendees will depart for Hickory Corners and the host hotel, the Four Points Sheraton in Kalamazoo, where a buffet supper will be available for attendees.
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, the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, the historic village of Marshall and the Vicksburg Historical Village.
On Friday evening, there’ll be a cocktail reception for all Homecoming attendees at the Lincoln Motor Car Museum & Research Center followed by a banquet and the annual auction of Lincoln parts and memorabilia to benefit the LMCF Endowment Fund.
The big day will be Saturday—a display of 100 years of Lincolns adjacent to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & 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. The tentative speaker is James Farley, Ford Motor Company Executive Vice President and President, Global Markets.
The display of Lincolns will continue into Sunday adjacent to the Lincoln museum. There will also be a parade of Classic Lincolns that afternoon.
Detailed information on the 2020 Homecoming, including the day-by-day itinerary and registration forms, will be published on the LMCF web site—www.LincolnCarMuseum.org--and on the LOC website—www.LincolnOwnersClub.com
Lincoln Owners Club Members will have Spaces at AACA Fall Meet
Although there won't be an official Lincoln Owners Club space at the AACA Fall Meet in Hershey, Pa., there will be again be an "unofficial" gathering spot at LOC Fork & Blade Editor Greg Bilpuch's spaces on the Green Field--GBI 26-29. LOC East Coast VP Ray Theriault will also have his spaces on the Chocolate Field--C2A 43-46. Both Greg and Ray will be have a significant number of Lincoln parts and literature. Just down the row from Ray, on the Chocolate Field, is LOC President David Schultz--CA2 35. There may be other LOC members with spaces but we don't know of them. And--don't forget the annual LOC dinner and business meeting on Thursday evening, Oct. 10. Details are on the web site and in The Fork & Blade.
Lincoln Motor Company Centennial: 1920 - 2020
The centennial of the Lincoln Motor Company will be celebrated in August 2020 with a special Lincoln Centennial Homecoming at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The celebration at Hickory Corners will be preceded by events in Dearborn, Michigan. Watch this web site as well as the club magazine, The Fork & Blade, for updated details.
They shall be remembered....
Sadly, the Lincoln Owners Club has lost several long-time members in recent months.
Jim Lamont of Barrie, Ontario, who served for many years as LOC treasurer. He is survived by Cathy.
Dick Kughn of Dearborn, Michigan. His wife, Linda, died several years ago.
Byron "Barney" Olsen of St. Paul, Minnesota, a regular contributor to The Fork & Blade. He is survived by his wife, Alis.
Robert Hanson of North Potomac, Maryland.
Lincoln Owners Club Annual Dinner Meeting October 10 in Hershey
The annual Lincoln Owners Club dinner meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10 at the Hershey Lodge. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner. Complete details are included in the fall issue of The Fork & Blade. Cost is only $35; your club subsidizes a portion of the cost! Plan on joining fellow LOC members for an evening of fellowship. It's a great time to visit with fellow LOC members,share information about your cars and locate parts you may need to complete repairs or restoration. Make reservations as soon as possible!
2019 Lincoln Homecoming at Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum
The 2019 Lincoln Homecoming will be held August 7-12 at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center. The event will be hosted by the Road Race Lincoln Register, a Lincoln club that keeps alive the memory of Lincoln's winning performances in the PanAmericana Road Races of the early 1950s. Featured speakers for the weekend are Gale Haldeman, retired Ford designer, who was in involved with the design of several Ford and Lincoln automobiles, most notably the Mustang. During the weekend there will be several driving tours as well as special evening events. For more information click on the links below. You can also visit the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation web site: www.LincolnCarMuseum.org2019 Hickory Corners ArticleRRLR Ford Meet Flyer
CCCA Museum Announces 2019 "Trio of Events"
The Classic Car Club of America Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan (a sister museum of the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center) has announced a "Trio of Grand Events" for 2019--a CCCA Grand Classic, a CCCA Museum Grand Experience and a six-day CCCA Museum Mackinac Island/Grand Hotel driving tour.
The CCCA Grand Classic will be held on Saturday, June 1, followed by the CCCA Museum Experience on Sunday, June 2. The CCCA Grand Classic is open to all Classics, including Classic prewar Lincolns. The Museum Experience will feature automobiles from all of the museums on the Gilmore Car Museum campus--Lincoln, Franklin, Pierce-Arrow, Cadillac/LaSalle and Ford Model A as well as all recognized Classic automobiles. (Note: CCCA membership is required for the CCCA Grand Classic on Saturday.)
On Monday, June 3, the tour will leave Hickory Corners for Mackinac Island, departing on June 6 and arriving in Hickory Corners on Saturday, June 8.
Details on all events, including the tour itinerary, are available at www.cccamuseum.org or by contacting CCCA Museum Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincoln L Data Base Project Underway
A data base of all surviving Model L Lincolns is being compiled by LOC member Linus Tremaine of California, who also serves as the club's West Coast Vice President. Linus's goal is to record information on all surviving L Lincolns, whether or not they are owned by LOC members. Some of these cars have "gone missing," while others are still being discovered. If you know of a Lincoln that's not in the LOC data base please contact Linus at email@example.com
Have You Renewed Your LOC Membership?
Dues notices for 2019 have been emailed to LOC members with email addresses. A printed membership renewal form will be included with the December 2018 issue of The Lincoln Owners Club NewsLetter.
Please send in your renewal promptly. It will save your club the added expense and time to send out a reminder. Also-- make certain that your email address is correct!
Questions pertaining to membership may be directed to Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Renewals should be sent to:
LOC Membership Secretary
102 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Remember--send in your LOC dues renewal today!
The Lincoln Link, official publication of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, has been sent via email to all members of the Foundation. The Lincoln Link contains news and information about the Foundation as well as the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center. The current issue includes articles on a 1922 Lincoln camp car from The Henry Ford collections that is now on display at the Museum as well as a new Continental concept car and clay model that are on loan from the Lincoln Styling Division. There's also a photo of a 1954 Lincoln Capri that has been donated to the Museum as well as a profile of LMCF Trustee Earle Brown. If you'd like to become a LMCF member you can join at the LMCF web site: www.LincolnCarMuseum.org
Fall/Winter 2018/19 Issue of The Lincoln Link Now Available
The second annual Concours d'Elegance at Copshaholm will be held on July 13, 2019 on the grounds of the Studebaker family mansion in South Bend, Indiana. The 2019 event will include a grouping of prewar Classic Lincolns entitled "Precise Luxury: Classic Era Lincolns." Interested in displaying your Lincoln? Contact the concours or LOC President David Schultz. The concours web site is: www.concoursatcopshaholm.org
Classic Lincolns Sought for 2019 Concours d'Elegance
The 2018 annual AACA Fall Meet at Hershey, Pa. is history. It is the largest automobile flea market and car show in the United States. Vintage automobile enthusiasts from throughout the world descend on Hershey in search of antique automobiles and parts. Several Lincoln Owners Club members have vendor spaces in the flea market, offering Lincoln spare parts for sale. The Lincoln Owners Club holds a dinner and brief business meeting every year at the Hershey Lodge. This year, attendees came from as far away as Spain and Germany. The most engaging part of the evening is when each Lincoln Owners Club member introduces himself or herself and lists the Lincolns in their collection. It is a good evening for Lincoln enthusiasts.
2018 Annual Meeting at Hershey
Spring/Summer 2018 Lincoln Link available Lincoln Homecoming 2018
The Spring 2018 edition of The Lincoln Link is available at https://www.lincolncarmuseum.org/images/pdf/LincolnLink-Spring-2018.pdf. Besides including news of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation this edition features a fascinating article on the famous Liberty V-12 motor built by the Lincoln Motor Company, which helped to bring about the end of World War I and eventually led to the creation of ta new Lincoln Motor Company to build passenger cars. There is also a fascinating look at the success of the Lincoln brand in China, including photos of retail showrooms.
Future issues of The Lincoln LInk will be available only to members of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation. Please join this important group that supports our world class automotive museum and helps to perpetuate and preserve the Lincoln brand.
The fifth annual Lincoln Homecoming was held August 10-12 at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Rsearch Center, on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich. The highlight of the 2018 event was the celebration of
the 50th anniversary of the Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club.
The meet featured two distinct venues - northern Indiana and the Lincoln museum. The northern Indiana portion was organized by the LZOC to recognize the 50th anniversary of the club. A number of special tours were held, including a visit to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
The big event at Hickory Corners featured a fine display of Lincoln-Zephyrs and early Continentals in addition to the usual gathering of Lincolns, from 1929 to 2018. Two dinners were held. On Friday evening, an entertaining live auction was held. On Saturday evening, dinner was held at the Gilmore Conference Center. Following dinner, a spontaneous fund-raising event secured more than $41,000 for the LMCF endowment fund.
During the Homecoming the museum unveiled three new additions: the original 1922 Lincoln camp car used by Henry Ford, and the Vagabonds--Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone Sr. and John Burroughs--in the 1920s, from the collections of The Henry Ford; an original, unrestored 1954 Lincoln Capri from the original family; and the clay model and prototype of the 2018 Lincoln Continental, from the Lincoln Styling Studios.
Lincoln Motor Car Legacy Society Created
All four Lincoln clubs, including the Lincoln Owners Club, have joined with the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation to create the Legacy Society to recognize those who make provisions to provide support to the Lincoln Museum through bequests.
Our beautiful museum, built and paid for by members of our club as well as the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club, the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club, and the Lincoln Road Race Register have endorsed the effort by the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation to continue fund raising efforts to maintain our Museum.
Our museum is completely paid for and we've raised over half of our goal of providing an endowment of $1.5M for the ongoing maintenance of the museum.
Please click on the "Documents" tab to the left to find and read the invitation from the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation President, David Schultz to join the Legacy Society.
2018 Membership Roster
The 2018 printed edition of our LOC membership roster has been produced. We strive to make the information as accurate as possible. However, every time we produce a roster we receive complaints that it contains inaccurate information. More often, the problem is with the information we receive from members! Please be certain that we have your current address, telephone number(s) and email address. And, equally important, make sure we have accurate information on your Lincolns. Here is how to describe your Lincoln: 1931 Lincoln type 214 convertible sedan by Dietrich. And, include the serial number. That helps all of us keep track of these special cars.
Here's how to do it: Log into your account with your user name and password. If you have forgotten it, the user name can be sent to the email that you have on file. Then check to see if all the information in your profile is correct.
If all else fails, contact the LOC membership chairman directly by clicking on Rick Parker and ask that he assist you. He'll be glad to do so.
Fork and Blade Photo Index
Fork & Blade Editor Greg Bilpuch has created for us an index of more than1,400 photos printed in The Fork and Blade from 1995 through 2012. You can search for any year and body style from this Excel spreadsheet. Click on the "Documents" tab to the left to view this index.
Welcome to the
Lincoln Owners Club web site!
Please take a few moments to browse around and see what we have done. The old site was developed long ago and served us well but was very difficult to maintain. Hopefully, this is a vast improvement.
Please consider joining more than 450 members from around the world who own or simply have an interest in these Classic Lincolns produced between 1920 and 1939.
Membership is easy and inexpensive. Joining entitles you to receive our award-winning club magazine, The Fork and Blade, which is published four times annually. In addition, we produce a membership directory bi-annually. Additional pages on this website are available as well, including an up-to-date membership directory listing all our members and their automobiles.
An annual Lincoln Homecoming is held at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich. In addition there are regional Lincoln events.
Finally, you will have access to our members who are the best resource for information about the history and restoration of these fine automobiles.
You can join online by clicking on "Become a Member!" using any major credit card. The site is secure so your credit card information is safe.
Or, if you prefer, you can go to the "Documents" tab at the left, and navigate to the application for new membership. You can print it out and mail it with your check.
Notes on our web site
If you are a member you will be able to access the Membership Directory and search for your personal information. Please check this over for accuracy. Sometimes this information becomes dated or has not been verified. You will find that you can make changes to your personal information (but not your membership expiration date).
The site currently has room for only five cars per member and we have some members with more than five cars. We have retained that information and plan to add it to our site when Club Express modifies this part of their program.
Some of you have second homes that you migrate to in the winter. If this is the case, you may change your address when you move. Don't forget to change it back again so that you continue to receive your Fork and Blade and other communication from us.
If you have an email address, add it. Some of us are reluctant to put our addresses on the site, but I can tell you that this information is able only to be accessed by current members. We will never sell or give your membership information to outsiders without your permission.