Happy, but exhausted LCOC members, family and friends dined in style at the grand finale awards banquet following days of action-packed adventures at the 2019 LCOC Western National Meet hosted by the Rocky Mountain Region in Grand Junction, Colorado. Many left the July 14 banquet not only well-fed but smiling and toting some well earned hardware for their Lincolns and Continentals displayed at the meet’s centerpiece car show earlier in the day.
Numerous gorgeous trophies are at stake in the competition. Some are plaques, some are acrylic and the large ones are silver; striving for one is a most worthy activity. Of course, only LCOC members are eligible to win one.
Breaking the code of understanding for the various classes and trophies involved at an LCOC meet is something of a black art. Even experienced LCOC members do not fully comprehend the hierarchy and how the awards are determined. Fortunately, there is a “magic decoder“ on LCOC’s national Website. Not all the possible trophies in the various classes are awarded at every meet, since some classes may not be represented on the show field. For example, if you are a fan of 1970s and newer vehicles this was your show.
No one was more excited at Grand Junction than Jerry Seibert and Sue Sammons who carried off the Elliston H. Bell Founder’s Trophy for their Best in Show Senior Lincoln 1987 Lincoln Town Car.
Another proud senior class winner was the LCOC Western Region’s own Bruce Hutchinson who won the Robert H. Davis Trophy for his beautiful 1988 Mark VII. This covers Class 229: 1980-1983 Continental Mark VI; Class 230: 1980 Lincoln Continental, 1981- 1989 Lincoln Town Coupe & Town Car; Class 231: 1982-1987 Lincoln Continental and Class 232: 1988-2002 Lincoln Continental.
The Douglas W. Mattix Trophy for Class 309 went to Paul and Deb Andahl for their 1999 Lincoln Town Car.
The Dr. Erwin C. Ruth Trophy for Class 307 was awarded to Bill and Tessa Fletcher for their 1976 Mark IV.
Nine silver “ice bucket” Lincoln Trophies were awarded to winning Primary Division entries who are judged best across several primary classes. The good news is that winners of these beautiful trophies get to take them home for keeps, but their wins vault them into the much tougher Senior Division for their next competitions. A new “Resto-Mod” category was created by the LCOC National Board of Directors in January and Eli Darland was the first winner in this class with his 2006 Krystal Koach limo.
Separate stories on the car show and driving tours related to the meet will be published in the coming days. Stay tuned.
Our thanks to Continental Comments Editor Jeff Shively for the list below of the owners and cars who received awards. Don’t miss the next issue of the magazine for John Walcek’s expert portraits of the cars, winners and their awards.
Touring: Class 107 1973 MK IV Scott Crosby and Jeremy Davis;
Resto-Mod, 2nd 1978 limo Tony Carson and Ben Martinez; 1st 2006 Krystal Koach Eli Darland.
Class 206 1st 1941 Lincoln Club Coupe John and Toni Walker #6725
Class 215 1st 1956 Mark II Jacob Dout #6726
Class 216 1st 1959 Lincoln Capri Dave and Cindy Rose #6727
Class 219 1st 1965 Continental convertible Peter Daniluk #6728
1st 1965 Continental convertible Phillip Stowe # 6729 (turquoise shirt)
Class 225 1st 1978 Continental Town Coupe Ryan McGuire #6730 (solo in black shirt)
Class 227 1st 1977 Mark V George Malesich #6731; 1st 1978 Mark V Ryan and Hayden McGuire #6732, 6733
Class 229 1st 1981 Mark VI Jeff Brecht #6734, 6735
Class 230 1st 1987 Town Car Sail America Walahn and Bonnie Kilgore #6736, 6737
Class 233 1st 1987 Mark VII John Libby (NO PIC)
Class 237 1st 2006 LS Sport Jim Chantler #6738
Class 251 1st 2002 Blackwood John Boccardo and David Boccardo #6739
Class 307 1st 1976 Mark V Bill and Tessa Fletcher #6740
Class 308 1st 1987 Town Car Jerry Seibert and Sue Sammons #6741
1st 1988 Mark VII Bruce Hutchinson #6742
Class 309 1st 1999 Town Car Cartier Paul and Deb Andahl #6743
1st 2001 Town Car Executive Michael and Diana Vickery Tristan Hale and Trevor Hale #6744
1st 2003 Town Car Cartier Craig Moir (NO PICTURE)
Class 205, 206, 207 1941 Zephyr coupe John and Toni Walker #6745
Class 216 1959 Capri Dave and Cindy Rose #6746
Class 215 1956 Mark II Jake Dout #6747, 6748
Class 217, 219, 221 1965 Continental convertible Phillip Stowe #6749
Class 226, 227 1977 Mark V George Malesich #6750
Class 224, 225, 228 1978 Town Coupe Ryan and Hayden McGuire #6751, 6752
Class 229, 232, 233, 235 1981 Mark VI Jeff Brecht #6753
Class 230, 231 1987 Town Car Sail America Walahn and Bonnie Kilgore #6754
Class 237, 240, 251 2002 Blackwood John Boccardo and David Boccardo #6755
Original Award 1962 Continental sedan Lynn Thompson #6756
Touring 1973 Mark IV Scott Crosby and Jeremy David #6757
Resto-Mod 2006 Krystal Koach Eli Darland #6758
Dr. Erwin C. Ruth 307 1976 Mark IV Bill and Tessa Fletcher #6759
Robert H. Davis 308 1988 Mark VII Bruce Hutchison #6760
Douglas W. Mattix 309 1999 Town Car Paul and Deb Andahl #6761
Elliston H. Bell Founder’s Trophy 1987 Town Car Jerry Seibert and Sue Sammons #6764-6767
Class 501 1993 Mark VIII Jeff Stevens
Class 502 2001 Town Car Janice Eby )
Class 504 1992 Town Car Robert and Carolyn Parker
Regional – 1941 Zephyr John and Toni Walker
St. Jude – 1965 Continental Phillip Stowe