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 most of you 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.