Western Region Lincoln & Continental Owners Club Event Calendar
Upcoming Event Calendar for the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club Western Region.
We present our club events and other events we think you may be interested in. If you have an event you would like listed here please contact us through the contact us link on this page.
The LCOC will be at The 2018 California State Fair on July 27th this year. Our members are encouraged to register their pre-1975 cars for this outstanding event. In fact, all pre-1975 Lincoln’s are welcome to participate whether their owners are in LCOC or not . The Early Ford V8 Club also will participate on the same day. The fair runs from July 13th. through the 29th at the Cal Expo in Sacramento. This will be a lot of fun and best of all it’s free!
We meet in the morning outside the fair and all go in together. We can bring as many people as we can fit in our cars and our own food and drinks. We show our cars in a roped off area near the race track. The fair provides us with a nice big shade tent. Bring your own chairs and ice chest. You can roam the fair and see all the exhibits and shows or hang out by the cars in our own private tent. It’s really nice to have a place at the fair to take a break with your friends.
The event is open to all pre-1975 cars. You and your guests will have free in and out privileges and you can even get free parking for a modern car but your Lincoln has to stay until 7 p.m. or the end of the last race. Contact Steve Walker for more info; firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Lincoln Homecoming will Recognize the 50th Anniversary of Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club
The 2018 Homecoming is being hosted by the Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club and all four Lincoln clubs are invited to attend the annual Lincoln Homecoming: Road Race Lincoln Register, Lincoln Continental Owners Club and the Lincoln Owners Club. Any Lincoln owner who is not a club member is also encouraged to register and attend this event. The 1936- 1948 V-12 Lincoln-Zephyr plus pre and post-war Lincolns will be featured.
Please join us and celebrate on the rolling prairies of northern Indiana August 6-9, concluding with a Golden Jubilee Heritage bash at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Automobile Museum on Thursday, August 9,” said Tom Brunner, LZOC president.
On Friday, August 10, we tour to Kalamazoo to enjoy our Fifth Lincoln Homecoming at Hickory Corners on Saturday and Sunday. We will have a People’s Choice All Decades Lincoln car show on Saturday, August 11, for all Lincolns. It is anexhibition show only with no point judging. The presentation of People’s Choice awards will be Sunday, August 12, featuring awards for each decade–the 1920s through the 2000s; Best of Show and First, Second and Third Places will be awarded for each decade.
“Best of all, “ Brunner continued, “we will have luxurious motor coaches for all of our tours in Indiana. All tours will leave from the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Elkhart, Indiana. On Tuesday, August 7, bus tour # 1 will go to South Bend and the glorious National Studebaker Museum where you will see the carriage that took President Lincoln to Ford’s theatre. You will see the ‘36 Studebaker that looked like a ‘36 Zephyr, visit the Notre Dame Football Room, and see the Oliver Victorian Home that will transport you to another era. Enjoy a delightful lunch at the Victorian castle of the Studebaker family called Tippecanoe Place.
On Wednesday we will have three bus tours. Bus tour #2 will feature a Brown Bag Tour to Amish cottage industries. On bus tour # 3 you will visit the “Real Housewives of Amish Country. On bus tour #4 we will ride to Shipshewana and see the old fashioned Amish livestock and home furnishing auction. There will be plenty of good things to eat. If you choose, you may visit the Hostetler Hudson Museum on your own.
“On Thursday’s bus tour #5 we will travel the route of the original 1913 Lincoln Highway through the farm country of northern Indiana, to visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, the National Automotive and Truck Museum(NATMUS), the Early Ford V-8 Foundation’s re-creation of the Ford Rotunda, and the DeKalb County courthouse. Thursday night will be our Founders Dinner and LZOC history celebration and Golden Anniversary Bash at the Auburn-Cord-Dusenberg Automobile Museum.
The number of seats on our tour buses are limited so it will be first come, first served, until rooms and tours are filled. We have coordinated with three different Elkhart hotels, each with different rates. Each hotel has complimentary breakfast and trailer parking.
We have coordinated with three different Elkhart hotels each with different rates. Each hotel has free breakfast and trailer parking. Room reservations start December 1, 2017 and cutoff is July 1, 2018. Indiana Hotels are:
- Hilton Garden Inn, 3401 Plaza Court, Elkhart, Indiana, 46514, Phone 574-970-4444. We have 20 rooms for four nights, August 6,7,8,9, which could become 30 if we need them. Each night there are five kings and 15 standard queens. The rate is $115/night. Use the code “Lincoln Car Clubs” to get the special rate at each hotel.
- Fairfield by Marriott, 3501 Plaza Court, Elkhart, Indiana, 46514, Phone 574-970-1688. We have 30 rooms which could become 40 if we need them. Each night there are 15 kings and 15 standard queens. The rate is $104/night.
- Microtel by Wyndham, 3301 Plaza Court, Elkhart, 46514. Phone 574-970-0420. We have 41 rooms, which could become 55 if we need them. They have no kings, but have 1 or 2-bed queens, and queens with sofa bed. Rates are $65 per night and $75 per night. Minimum of 26 rooms must be reserved to qualify for the rate to get a discount; otherwise, the rate will be $90 and $100.
Friday morning we will travel to Kalamazoo to get ready for our Friday evening festivities that will take place at Four Points Sheraton Kalamazoo our host hotel, beginning with a happy hour followed by a buffet and then a lively Lincoln parts auction.
Register early to ensure getting the tour that you want.
Meet registration will close on July 1. Help us by registering before this date.
LZOC President, Meet Host and Meet Chairman
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People’s Choice All Decades Lincoln Car Show to Highlight Lincoln Homecoming Event
The 2018 Homecoming is being hosted by the Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club and all four Lincoln clubs — Road Race Lincoln Register, Lincoln Continental Owners Club and the Lincoln Owners Club—are invited to attend. Any Lincoln owner who is not a club member is also encouraged to register and attend this event. The 1936- 1948 V-12 Lincoln-Zephyr plus pre and post-war Lincolns will be featured.
The week begins in Aug 6 in Elkhart, Indiana. (see Homecoming Part 1 calendar item) On Friday, August 10, we tour to Kalamazoo to enjoy our Fifth Lincoln Homecoming at Hickory Corners on Saturday and Sunday. We will have a People’s Choice All Decades Lincoln car show on Saturday, August 11, for all Lincolns. It is an exhibition show only with no point judging. The presentation of People’s Choice awards will be Sunday, August 12, featuring awrds for each decade–the 1920s through the 2000s; Best of Show and First, Second and Third Places will be awarded for each decade.
Friday evening festivities take place at Four Points Sheraton Kalamazoo our host hotel, beginning with a happy hour followed by a buffet and then a lively Lincoln parts auction.
This year at Hickory Corners we will again feature a Saturday 2018 People’s Choice All Decades Lincoln Car Show(non judged), a Lincoln car auction, Lincoln swap meet, Lincoln car corral area and Lincoln Museum dedications. Then on Sunday a Lincoln car display by the Lincoln Motor Car Museum, Lincoln swap meet, Lincoln car corral area and awards for All Decades Lincoln car show held on Saturday..
Our host hotel in Kalamazoo is the Four Points Kalamazoo by Sheraton, 3600 E Cork Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001. This hotel offers excellent accommodations, fine dining and is in the process of refurbishing all hotel rooms. The hotel is just over 15 miles from Hickory Corners. A complimentary hot breakfast for two is included in your room rate of $116 plus tax. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate; please reserve rooms and register early. To make room reservations, call 269-385-3922 and use the code “Lincoln Club” to get this special room rate. The room reservation cutoff is July 1, 2018. Trailer parking is available at the Gilmore Museum Trailer Area during your stay.
The 14th annual Rock and Roll Cruise in/Car Show will be held Saturday August 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rock-Ola Jukebox factory, 2335 208th Street, Torrance. American made classics, hot rods and muscle cars are all welcome along with exotic sports cars. Gates open at 8 a.m. Take the Crenshaw exit from the 405 Freeway and head south about 1 mile. Turn east onto 208th Street to get to the event.
Rock-Ola is the oldest jukebox company in the country. (since 1927 the year Babe Ruth his 60 home runs). Participants can get a tour of the factory and those who tour will receive a chance to win prizes. Goodie bags will be a available. See the flyer below for more information.
The event is free for participants and no pre-registration is required. Come and join us to get some of that old time rock and roll and a great time.
The Grand Opening celebration of Lincoln South Coast, Orange County’s newest Lincoln dealership has been scheduled for Monday Aug 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the dealership, !Service Manager Jim Parsons said vintage Lincoln owners are welcome to bring their cars and enjoy the event. The beautiful new dealership offers 21st century amenities in terms of sales and service. Parsons said, “We are working tirelessly to ensure that we are able to deliver on our pledge, to be “Something Extraordinary” when it comes to purchasing or servicing your Lincoln vehicle.”
LZOC members have invited LCOC to participate in a joint dual event on Aug 26. The first activity will be a tour of the Lyon Air Museum adjacent to the John Wayne Airport in Orange County. We will meet at the Lyon Air Museum at 10:00 AM, then on to Crevier Classic Cars at 12 noon.
The Lyon Air Museum exhibit is comprised of authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century – World War II. Through captivating and thought provoking exhibits based in historical scholarship, visitors gain a better understanding of the important role the United States plays in shaping world history. http://www.lyonairmuseum.org/
The nearby Crevier Collection features beautiful classic and modern supercars offered for sale. For more info visit http://www.crevierclassiccars.com/. We can have lunch on our own at Acapulco Restaurant, or reserve an area for our group in advance. The Thunderbird Club may also join us.
Mark your calendar for the first ever “Big Three” Meet at Laguna Niguel Regional Park, shelter 4 on Sept. 22nd. LCOC and the Cadillac & LaSalle Club will be joining the Southern California Imperial Owners, Inc. for a day of cars, food and fun!
We hope that with the success of this first joint meet it will become a car club staple of the fall calendar every year! Who wouldn’t want to share a laugh or two with owners of the traditional top-of-the-line American classics? All Lincoln, Continental and Zephyr owners, family and friends are welcome. But reserve early because space is limited. Contact Marc Hampton at email@example.com, or Nanette Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know you’ll be attending.
The Imperial Owners have invited us to their January BBQ in Palm Springs for the last few years, and the event always gets rave reviews. This year they’ve invited us, as well as the CLC, to their BBQ in Laguna Niguel. Click the link below for flyer and details.
“October in the High Desert, Atoms, Balloons, and Cars”
October 17– 21, 2018
The 2018 Western National Meet is sponsored by the LCOC National and is hosted by the New Mexico Region. Albuquerque is an oasis in the high desert, full of rich history and inspiring museums. Albuquerque features diverse cultures, authentic art, and vibrant traditions, which have helped to shape a modern city that is set against a backdrop of the stunning Sandia Mountains, displaying century-old relics along historic Route 66 and endless blue sky.
Arrive Wednesday and join other LCOC members at a welcome reception that evening and get a head start Thursday’s events. Especially attractive to visit are the Albuquerque shops and restaurants located in Old Town, just off Central Avenue. On Thursday we will start with a driving tour to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.
This Calendar of Events will be updated regularly. To locate more events near you, go to https://motionu.com/
Also, be sure to check out the Lincoln Experience Center at http://lincolnexperiencecenter.com/ for more fun and events.