LCOC Western Region Event Calendar

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The “Land of Lincoln” will Host the 2023 LCOC Mid-America National Meet Sept. 20 – 24 at Springfield, IL @ Crowne Plaza Springfield
Sep 20 – Sep 24 all-day
The "Land of Lincoln" will Host the 2023 LCOC Mid-America National Meet Sept. 20 - 24 at Springfield, IL @ Crowne Plaza Springfield

The “land of Lincoln” will host the 2023 LCOC Mid-America National Meet at  Springfield, Illinois, Sept.  20 -24. Mark your calendars! The host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Springfield, 3000 S Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62703. The hotel phone is (217) 529-7777.  Details about the meet and registration information will be available soon. Check back here or visit 


LCOC Hosts 2023 Big 4 Car Show and Picnic Sunday Oct. 1`at New Location; Register Now @ William R. Mason Regional Park
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LCOC member favorite Big 4 Car Show and Picnic returns for 2023 on Sunday Oct 1. It is the same great event, but due to road construction at our regular park, it will be at a brand new location, William R. Mason Regional Park, Irvine. The new spot is a bit closer to LA metro and the areas where most of our participants live. So that should even increase both interest and attendance! With the low per-car admission price, we encourage you to carpool with friends and family.

A special surprise not seen at prior Big 4 Picnics awaits one lucky car owner this year!

This event is always a crowd pleaser and normally sells out early as owners of  4 American luxury car brands—Lincoln, Cadillac, Imperial and Packard—gather to socialize and celebrate our collector car hobby.  Since the parking is limited, registration is in advance only.  When the registration limit is reached, registration will close.  Register NOW at

When you register, please specify your club, year, make and model of your car for the event and what food item you’re planning to bring (enough to feed 8 people) within the category assigned to your club:

SCOI – Salads and Appetizers

CLC SoCal – Main Dishes

Packard Clubs – Desserts

LCOC – Silverware, cups, napkins, plates, tablecloths, drinks

Beautiful Mason Park was once part of an original Mexican land grant. The hills take their name from Rancho San Joaquin, owned by Jose Andres Sepulveda. Formed in 1842 by the merger of two smaller ranches, this ranch included the northern part of the hills and likely had Laguna Canyon as its southeastern boundary. Rancho San Joaquin later became part of the Irvine Ranch.

The park often hosts model sailing events on weekends sponsored by the Orange County Model Sailing Club that may be part of our park experience on Oct 1. The  park and its sailors were featured on a Huell Howser program a few  years ago.

Organization of the Big 4 Picnic rotates among the participating sponsors and this year it will be managed by the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club Club, supported by the three other American luxury brand clubs, So Cal Cadillac & LaSalle Club, Earle C. Anthony Packard Club, and the Southern California Imperial Owners, Inc.

The fee is $5 PER PERSON payable to LCOC Western Region, additionally you’ll need to pay $5 per car to the park when you enter. You may also send your per-person payment to Elayne Bendel by Zelle at

Bring your folding chairs and tables and portable shade, if convenient, so you can visit and eat lunch with everyone.

Big 4 Picnic
Sunday, October 1, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
William R. Mason Regional Park, Shelter #4
18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612


Directions to the Park:
From Greater L.A., Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley or Inland Empire, enter I-405, toward San Diego. Take Exit 5, Culver Dr. Turn right on Culver .8 miles to University Drive. Turn right on University .2 miles to park entrance on left at San Juaquin. Once inside the park, follow the road to the first stop sign. Turn left and follow the road as it curves left to Parking Lot C. Turn left and enter Parking Lot C. and begin parking in the row farthest away from the access road. Shelter 4 will be on the right of Parking Lot C across a grassy and treed space. Restrooms are left of the parking lot and across the access road.

From south Orange County or San Diego area take the 5 Freeway toward Los Angeles and then the 405 Freeway at the fork. Take Exit 5 at Culver Drive. Turn left onto Culver. Then follow directions above to University and beyond.

Hope to see you there!

Email or Call/text Elayne Bendel with questions (contact information below)




23rd Annual Elvis Festival and Classic Car Show Return Oct. 8 to Garden Grove @ Coastline Community College Center Parking Lot
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
23rd Annual Elvis Festival and Classic Car Show Return Oct. 8 to Garden Grove @ Coastline Community College Center Parking Lot

The 23rd annual Garden Grove Elvis Festival returns for 2023 at Acacia Pkwy and Euclid Streets.   Both the festival and the accompanying classic car show are free for registrants!

The car show is from 10am to 2pm. Load in begins at  8 a.m. and the awards ceremony is scheduled for 1:15 p.m.

The Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free as well as parking, which is available at the Concorde Career College and Coastline College lots adjacent to the event, which is on Main Street between Acacia Parkway and Garden Grove Blvd.

As many car buffs know Elvis was an avid car collector and numerous Lincolns were among his prized vehicles.  All Lincolns 1977 and older are invited to participate in the upcoming festival car show. In addition to stage entertainment the festival will include the King of Cadillacs and Other Elvis Classics such as Thunderbirds, Panteras, Lincolns and other passenger cars from 1977 and earlier as well as any “pink” car honoring Presley’s favorite color.

Contact Robert Dean by Sept. 30 at to register your vehicle. 

If you decide to participate please click here to copy Elayne Bendel on your registration information, so LCOC members can pre-stage and enter together.

Click here to open registration flyer for more information.

Elvis fan clubs: Jailhouse Rockers of California and Blue Suede Shoes of California; vendors with memorabilia and collectibles; stilt Elvis; Abbit the Average Elvis; food trucks with special “Elvis” menu items and Main Street restaurants and merchants and an Elvis Life Story display by Dignity Memorial™ , the Festival’s returning presenting sponsor.

The adjacent festival is planned as a day-long salute to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, returns Sunday, October 8, 2023 to Historic Main Street Garden Grove.

A full slate of entertainment includes Scot Bruce’s Rockin’ Tribute to the King, Neil Morrow and the Memphis 54: a Tribute to Sun Records Artists, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies with Kirk Wall performing Bluegrass Elvis songs and more, The Decades with Lil Joe Banuelos singing a variety of 50’s and 60’s hits.

Elvis Tribute Artist, Martin Anthony performing with “Friendship” , the gospel choir, featuring Grammy nominated Sonya Griffin as well as with actress Tanya Lemani, the belly dancer from the Elvis movie “Little Egypt.” Lemani will also be on hand for autographs and photo opportunities during the festival.

Fans will also have an opportunity to win a 16-day trip for two on the Grand Princess to Hawaii for the 2024 The Princess and the King Music Cruise. Information and how to enter the drawing will be available at the JRW Group Entertainment booth during the festival.

There are a limited number of paid reserved seats for stage entertainment and can be purchased online at Eventbrite under 23rd Annual Elvis Festival. A free section of seating is also available.

LCOC Western Region Annual Meeting Oct 21 to be Part of Special Event at Lincoln South Coast, Sanra Ana @ Lincoln South Coast
Oct 21 all-day
LCOC Western Region Annual Meeting Oct 21 to be Part of Special Event at Lincoln South Coast, Sanra Ana @ Lincoln South Coast

LCOC will return to the Lincoln South Coast dealership after a five year absence for a special event sponsored by the dealer and our Western Region annual meeting. Check back here for time and details as they become available, but save the date. You will not want to miss this unique chance to tour one of SoCal’s finest facilities and see the new Lincoln models on the showroom floor.

67th Annual Silverado Days Classics on the Green Car Show Returns to Buena Park Sept. 22 @ William Peak Park
Oct 22 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

The Orange County Mustang Club presents the Classics on the Green Car Show on Sunday Sept. 22 at William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Drove, Buena Park, CA.  The show is open to all makes and models.

The proceeds benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which funds programs benefitting

  • – Helping kids battle life-threatening illnesses
  • – Supporting organizations that provide medical assistance
  • – Funding scholarships in automotive education
  • – Supporting educational programs in automotive and related fields

Show participants will receive a free pancake breakfast and a commemorative T-shirt marking the event. Click here for more information and to register your car.




Veterans Day Classic Car Show @ Veterans Sports Park
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This event will be held on November 11th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Veterans Sports Park. The address is 1645 Valencia Avenue. This fun-filled day will include a ceremony to honor Veterans, speeches, live music, a beer garden, food trucks, and more. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (714)573-3326 or email Garrison De Vine.

LA Auto Show Returns Nov. 17-26; Get Tickets Now @ Los Angeles Convention Center
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm
LA Auto Show Returns Nov. 17-26; Get Tickets Now @ Los Angeles Convention Center

The Los Angeles Auto Show, also known as the LA Auto Show, is an auto show held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. It is open to the public for ten days, filling 760,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®), is one of the most influential and best-attended auto shows globally and spans more than 1,000,000 square feet. Each fall, show creator ANSA Productions gathers the who’s who of the auto industry to unveil the future of mobility in the car culture capital of the world.

Delivering worldwide media exposure, industry networking, and experiential marketing, our Media and Industry Preview Day called AutoMobility LA® draws more than tens of thousands of auto industry decision-makers and influencers, including nearly 5000 media and journalists from 50+ countries. It brings together the entire ecosystem driving the convergence of technology and the automobile.

Following AutoMobility LA, the show opens its doors to the public for the LA Auto Show, where hundreds of thousands of qualified car shoppers, enthusiasts, and auto fans come together for ten exciting days in the nation’s largest car-buying market.

Click here for ticket information.