The COVID-19 virus has claimed another event. Unfortunately, the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation in conjunction with host club LCOC has cancelled the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming after extensive planning. See below for a description of what we are missing.
“If ever there was a year to bring your Lincoln to a Homecoming, this is it,” said David Schultz, chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundafion. “We encourage Lincoln owners to bring their cars in any condifion—restored, original, parfially restored, or somewhere in-between. We want to see Lincolns on display.”
Every Lincoln owner is encouraged to attend and display their Lincoln, but all are welcome with or without a display vehicle. To be judged on the show field, you must be a member of the appropriate four Lincoln clubs sponsoring this Centennial Homecoming, which you can join while when registering for this meet.
The Homecoming is the only national meet sponsored by LCOC this year. The 2-part event will begin Sunday in Dearborn and then migrate to Kakamzoo on Wednesday. See below for the event schedule.
Make your hotel reservation(s) first and then complete your meet reservation.
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 obtain 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 included 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.
Click here to register for the Homecoming. Scroll to the bottom of the page to complete the Online Form or to Register by Mail. You must complete each page of the Online Form to access subsequent pages. The grand total of charges will accrue during the registration process.
Schedule of Events: The fun begins in Dearborn on Sunday evening, August 2, with a cocktail party at 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. Dinner 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 Museum 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 early afternoon. Attendees may enjoy lunch at the Ford Motor Company cafeteria and visit the Ford/Lincoln gift shop. Following 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 Lincolns 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 Markets. 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.