The Huntington Beach Concours d’Elegance is now in its 34th year and once again LCOC will be an important presence at the event. Registration is now open. The 2-day event begins on Saturday June 1 with the Rod and Custom Show and continues on Sunday June 2 with the Concours Car and Motorcycle Show, where LCOC has been a cherished participant for many years. Registration for the show will be $40, with a $10 admission for spectators with children under 16 free with an adult. For 2019 our friends from the Thunderbirds of Southern California will hold a reciprocal “People’s Choice” award for their favorite Lincoln or Continental/Zephyr, while our members will select their favorite Thunderbird.
Traditionally, this event has been a time for LCOC members to gather and socialize with other members with anywhere from 15 to 20 LCOC cars on display. Our collector cars are collocated in a beautiful shaded area near a scenic pond that is perfect for photos. The day usually kicks off with coffee and donuts for our exhibitors and may end with one of the many 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards granted by the show committee. Full details and registration forms are available here.
After registering please contact JIm Ayres at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Below is the full schedule for the Sunday event. We hope to see you there!
This year on June 2nd there will be a Salute to Pony Cars (1964 – 1972), all “Z” Cars, Datsun and Nissan, and BMW. Also Saluting Honda 750 Four Motorcycles and BMW /2 (’55 to ’69) Motorcycles.
Grand Marshal: Dave Kunz, KABC-TV, Automotive Specialist.
6:15 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. Arrival and placement of entries
9:00 A.M. Concours opens to the public
9:30 A.M. Concours judging begins
10:00 A.M. Opening Ceremonies – Dave Kunz – Main Stage
Aprile Deanne Entertainment/DJ – National Anthem – Main Stage
Children’s activities throughout the day, see below…
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. FREE balloons, face painting, and slot car racing for kids, 10 & under…
11.15 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. VIP Luncheon – Dave Kunz
11:30 A.M. VIP Luncheon – Upper parking lot
1:00 P.M. Drive By – Line-up begins – Don’t move until told
2:00 P.M. Concours Awards Presentation
4:00 P.M. Sunday Concours Ends – Drive home safely
The 2019 LCOC Western National Meet will be held in Grand Junction, Colorado and hosted by the Rocky Mountain Region. Monuments, Mesas, and Memories is the theme of Mesa County, and it truly embodies these words. The Grand Valley was chosen for its scenic beauty, and offers something different than what we have experienced at previous meets.
The host hotel is the Double Tree, Grand Junction, located at 743 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 80106. The room rate is $119.00 per night (plus taxes) for a standard king or double queen. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, pool & whirlpool, fitness center, Bistro 743, and a lounge. To reserve your room call the hotel directly at (970)-241-8888 and ask for the “Lincoln and Continental Owners Club” rate. The cutoff date for room reservations is Wednesday June 19, 2019. If you wish to arrive before the 10th or stay later than the 14th, please call Alex at 970-241-8888.
For more information and for meet registration please contact George Malesich at 303-909-2853 or Jake Dout at 970-201-1644. Registration packets will be available soon so please check the website at www.LCOC.org for updates. We are still finalizing the events and other details, and more information will follow in the next issue of Continental Comments.