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.
You won’t want to miss one of the best early fall car events Sunday September 8, 2019 at Laguna Niguel Park. It was a sellout in 2018 and this year it will be bigger and better with the addition of Packards to last year’s lineup of Lincolns, Cadillacs and Imperials! See below for registration information:
Laguna Niguel Regional Park – Shelter #4
Sunday, September 8, 2019 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
28241 La Paz Road
Laguna Niguel, 92677
This year will be a Pot-Luck where each club is responsible for a different food item. Details of what each attendee will bring will be coordinated with attendees by each club organizer based on the final headcount within the following guidelines:
The SCIOI will bring the main course food items with enough food for 8 people.
LCOC – Salad and side dishes,
Cadillac and LaSalle Club SoCal – appetizers and drinks,
Packard clubs – desserts
There is a $5 pre-registration fee per person to attend and you can register either by mail (using the registration form below with check to Nannette Clark) or, if you wish to use a credit card, go to www.clcsocal.com, click on ‘Upcoming Events,’ and pay via CLC So Cal’s PayPal account (you don’t need a PayPal account). If you do pay online, please also send an email to Betsy Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the year/make/model car you plan to bring, food item, and contact number (preferably cellphone).
What to bring: An additional $5 for the park entrance fee (paid to the park), your name badges, lawn chairs/picnic tables, and your club designated food item.
Directions to the Park: FROM I-5 take the LA PAZ exit WEST. Go 4 miles to the Park entrance. Shelter #4 can be seen on your left from the entrance as you pay to enter. There is “NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED IN THE PARK” and “DOGS ON A 6 FOOT LEASH ARE OKAY.”
*******RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE ONLY*******
Please mail the registration form below with check to Nannette Clark, or register online www,clcsocal.com
Please Register me/us for the Picnic_____________________________________________________________
Email:______________________________Cell #:___________________# Attending:____ X – $5 =________
Car (year, make, model, body style):____________________________________________________________
Check payable to: SCIOI Mail form with check to:
Nannette Clark, 7178 Forum Street, San Diego, CA 92111
LCOC members and their cars are receiving a cordial invitation from the Earlybirds and Thunderbirds of Southern California, to be the Honor Club for the 45th Annual Pageant of the Thunderbird to be held at La Palma Park in Anaheim on Saturday Sept. 14. All Lincolns and Continentals are eligible to participate. Each entrant will receive a goodie bag and the first 100 registrants will receive a free T-shirt. A trophy will be awarded to a selected Lincoln and Continental. This event has been a Southern California tradition for close to half a century. So plan on adding your name to SoCal car culture history by participating in this outstanding event.
Besides the Lincolns, all Thunderbirds from 1955 to 2005 may register. Trophies will be awarded in several classes. Click here for more information and to access a registration form.
At first glance it may seem odd for LCOC to be the Honor Club at a T’bird event. However, Lincolns and Thunderbirds are first cousins, having been manufactured on the same assembly line at Ford’s famous Wixom, MI, plant, often with similar or, in some cases, identical parts. More than 6 million cars were built there over the plant’s 50-year production life.
Wikipedia notes that the Wixom plant was one of Ford’s largest and oldest manufacturing sites. It opened April 15, 1957, and was ultimately expanded to encompass 4.7 million square feet, and replaced the former Lincoln Motor Company Plant located at 6200 West Warren Avenue (at Livernois). Over the plant’s 50 years of operation it produced 6,648,806 automobiles. The first car manufactured August 1, 1957 was the Lincoln Capri, and the last car produced was a white chocolate Lincoln Town Car which rolled off the line at 12:55 p.m. on May 31, 2007.
The plant was mainly used for the manufacture of Lincolns and the Ford Thunderbird. The Lincoln Town Car and the Ford GT were also produced there. Production of the Lincoln LS ended in early April 2006 and production of the Ford GT stopped on September 21, leaving the Town Car as the plant’s final Ford Motor Company product.
Wixom was the most profitable plant in the industry during the 1980s when Cadillac downsized its lineup and lost ground to Lincoln. Due to Lincoln’s falling sales, Ford announced on January 23, 2006 that the Wixom plant would be sold in 2007 as part of The Way Forward. Some analysts argued that the plant might not be closed. A report in The Oakland Press stated, “The fate of the Wixom plant, however, will depend on the shape of Ford’s future product plan, which seems to be currently in flux.” Michigan governor, Jennifer Granholm, reportedly offered $115 million in tax cuts to keep the plant open. The plant was nonetheless sold in 2007, and by mid-June 2008, while Ford was able to find buyers for other idled plants, Wixom remained unsold until 2008 buyout by General Motors.
A couple of alternative energy uses were announced, but none came to fruition. In 2012, Ford began tearing down the old plant. The next year the Baidas family, owners and operators of General RV Center, sought and were awarded mixed use zoning permits in an area nearby of the Wixom property. In 2014 the family broke ground on 33 acres near the old Ford Wixom property to build a new corporate headquarters and RV Dealership. A Menards outlet has also been built on the site.
The beautiful and historic Hudson River Valley is the site for the 2019 LCOC Eastern National Meet, Sept. 19-22.
You will want to be sure to attend this year’s meet based in Dutchess County, New York. The Hudson Valley region is near New York City and is rich in beautiful scenery, iconic estates, presidential homes, a renowned culinary school, and numerous other interesting historic sites.
But you must act quickly to reserve your room—-and this is no marketing hype. One hotel being used by our group is already sold out for those dates.
The Holiday Inn Express, Poughkeepsie, has rooms available for LCOC at our group rste but these are selling out quickly also. Best to call the hotel directly at 845-473-1151 and speak with the Sales Manager, to request rooms at the LCOC special rate. The group code is LCO.
More information is available about the meet itself on the national LCOC Website where meet registration forms and other info will be posted soon.