LCOC Western Region Event Calendar
Crank up those classic Lincolns and get ready for a very special event. The LCOC Western Region is excited to announce a Lincoln meet-up and outing at the newly refurbished San Diego Automotive Museum, inside beautiful Balboa Park on Saturday May 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. All area Lincoln owners and their cars are welcome, so share the details with your family and friends!
Plan to arrive between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. for the reserved parking and impromptu car show.
Admission to the park is free and museum officials have generously offered free admission to the Automotive Museum for drivers and one passenger per vehicle for our group members. This is a substantial benefit, as normal admission is up to $14 per person.
We’ve reserved 20 spaces for our group so you must RSVP to email@example.com as soon as possible to ensure your parking spot and qualify for free museum admission.
Our own Tony Mondini, a docent at the museum, and Western Region board members Arv Larson and Halsey Posadas will be our hosts. The address is 2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego. The museum has been extensively renovated during the COVID-19 closure and we are eager to see the changes and updates. Among these is addition of shaded tables in the plaza in front of the entrance. Gorgeous art deco details have been added to the museum facade and exhibits updated within. We can’t wait to see what’s new! See below for a sample of exhibits.
Get lunch at one of the park’s restaurants or bring your own and enjoy the new shaded tables on the plaza on a first come first serve basis or your own chairs and seating options. After visiting with friends and touring the museum check out other nearby Balboa Park attractions. The late-May weather should be ideal for enjoying the outdoors and park amenities such as the Organ Pavilion, Japanese Garden and other museums and exhibits.
See you there!
The Ford Car Club Council returns one of the best attended events of the year in June after a year’s absence due to the covid-19 pandemic. The gathering of Ford products down through the ages will be held at the Irwindale Speedway, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale, CA on Sunday June 13th! More than 1,500 cars ranging from Model T’s to Ford GTs are expected.
With vaccinations increasing and the virus effects abating show officials anticipate an excellent event at a fabulous new venue.
This year’s show celebrates anniversary milestones of legendary Ford products including the Lincoln Continental. LCOC is encouraging owners of Continentals spanning the decades from the early 1940s forward to register. Sign up soon, as five from different Continental generations will be selected for a featured VIP display at the show. Some will join other Lincolns in the larger display area including Non-Continentals, Marks and other Ford vehicles ranging from Model T’s, Edsels, Galaxies, Cougars, Mercurys, Panteras and Mustangs, among many others.
LCOC will have a booth and is seeking volunteers to staff the booth and greet visitors as well as to register their cars for display. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to assist at the booth or register your Continental or other Lincoln.
Click here for registration details on the FFF Website. The fee to register your Ford-related vehicle is $45 and to enter as a spectator $15 with children under 16 free. We encourage all LCOC members, family and friends to attend. See you there!
The Huntington Beach Concours returns for 2021 at the same venue, Central Park adjacent to the Central Library, but on a new date, Sunday August 1st. One of the most popular events on the LCOC calendar will be a celebration of classic cars and hot rods and customs. Normally the concours is a two-day event but this year the customs show will be combined with the classics on the same day.
As in prior years driver classes and concours vehicles will be judged . Classes and details of the event are being finalized. We will publish registration information as soon as it is available. Check back here for updates.
The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming is planned for August 12 – 15 at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan, on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum. The weekend event will include countryside tours, dinners, auction and car show. Watch for details on this site as well as in Lincoln club publications.
The theme of the 2021 Homecoming will be “Marks Through the Ages,” which will recognize all Lincoln Continentals, from the first in 1940 to the most recent Continental. Although Continentals will be the feature in 2021, Lincolns from all eras are welcome. Four major Lincoln clubs will be represented: the Lincoln Owners Club, Lincoln-Zephyr Club, Lincoln and Continental Owners Club and the Road Race Lincoln Register. However, one need not be a member of those clubs to display a car at the annual Lincoln Homecoming.
Complete registration information will be posted on this site as it becomes available. It will also be published in the four Lincoln clubs’ publications.
Looking ahead to 2022, we’ll be celebrating with Ford Motor Company the centennial of that company’s acquisition of the Lincoln Motor Company in 1922. That will be a nearly-weeklong celebration in Dearborn, Mich. and Hickory Corners.
|The San Marino Motor Classic Board of Directors voted to change the date of next year’s event to August 22, 2021. The reason for the change of date is two-fold. First, the board did not want to reschedule the event as the June date neared if the COVID-19 restrictions be continued. Second, as a prerequisite to hosting the event, it is felt that a period of 6 months of “blue sky” must exist before the event so that everyone has confidence that the show will go on and can plan accordingly. |
Thus, the Board of Directors and our major partners, Classic Car Club of America, The Ferrari Club of America – Southwest Region and Packards International have agreed that it would be in the best interests of the event to move the date to August 22, 2021. This will move the 6 month “blue sky” window back to March 1, 2021. Hopefully, by that date we will have a clear assessment of the requirements that our event must meet in order to obtain a permit from the City of San Marino and all will have a greater level of confidence that the show will go on and decide to support the event.
The new date falls the week after the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance and we hope that our car friends will look forward to extending Monterey Car Week to an additional weekend in sunny Southern California. Accommodations for the storage of cars and the parking of trailers and transporters will be available for those bringing cars from the various events in Monterey. The weekend will start with our Symphony of Cars Gala on Saturday Evening August 21st and the San Marino Motor Classic on Sunday August 22, 2021.
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact Aaron Weiss at 818-606-0638.
The third American luxury car owners display of vintage Lincolns, Cadillacs, Imperials or Packards and picnic. The event is planned at Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel, Shelter #4 on Sunday, October 26, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
By fall we expect a busy slate of car shows and events as the effects of the pandemic wind down. The Big 4 event has proven vey popular and we look forward to even greater participation than in prior years, which sold old quickly. Save the date and get your cars ready!
This year the primary sponsor will be the Cadillac and LaSalle Club assisted by the Southern California Imperial Owners Inc., LCOC and local Packard owners clubs.
There is ample shade at the site so plenty of room for comfortable dining with social distancing. But the best part of this event — as always—will be the chance to exercise our classic cars and meet up with friends.
We will publish advance registration information and other details as they become available. So save the date and check back here for the latest news.
The LA Auto Show® held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center will move forward six months into the spring of 2021. Originally planned for November 20-29, 2020, the Public Show will now be held on May 21-31, 2021. Press Days (also known as AutoMobility LA™) have been rescheduled from November 18-19, 2020 to May 19-20, 2021.
“We are appreciative for the continued support from the LA Convention Center, the City of Los Angeles and all of our automotive partners,” said Lisa Kaz CEO of the LA Auto Show. “Memorial Day Weekend is a fantastic time for enhanced outdoor activations and product debuts. The LA weather creates exciting new opportunities for a spring show.”
Tickets for the show will go on sale soon, Click here for more information.
The beautiful Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs will be the headquarters for the 2022 LCOC Western National Meet sponsored by the LCOC Western Region. We cordially invite members and friends from around the world to soak up our plentiful California sunshine May 4-8, 2022 while enjoying the playground of the stars like Frank Sinatra and Liberace amid our relaxed Palm Springs vibe. You’ll tour some outstanding private car collections, sample fusion cuisines from famous chefs in gorgeous settings, experience desert vistas, tours and optional events and see some of the best collector Lincolns displayed on the links of the Desert Princess Country Club.
The hotel is open and now accepting reservations for the meet period. Call the hotel sales manager Lorrie Miller at 760-322-6844 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time. Say you are with LCOC and request the club’s special rate. Two rate options are being offered—$149 per night and $169 per night. The higher rate is for rooms with more outstanding mountain views.
Email reservation options will be added here soon
Meet registration information will be posted when ready. Check back here; we’ll post details as soon as they are ready for publication.