Lincoln 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 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 magazine. He is survived by his wife, Alis.
Robert Hanson of North Potomac, Maryland.
Lincoln Owners Club Annual Dinner Meeting on 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 p.m. followed by dinner. Complete details will be included in the fall issue of The Fork & Blade, which will be mailed on or about August 30. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.