One of LCOC’s most popular spring events, the Huntington Beach Concours was held Sunday June 4 and a diverse group of eight Lincoln owners converged on Surf City’s Central Park to join in the fun. The jewel tones and pastels of the mid-century vehicles were in full view and, of course, basic black which is never out of style!
One of the best aspects of this annual event is the ability to enter and display excellent pristine examples along with daily drivers or works in progress. Awards are given in “Concours” and “Street” categories so all owners who elect to be judged have a chance to win an award. First place winners each took home a trophy keepsake along with a large bucket of show sponsor Mother’s car cleaning supplies. Second and third place winners each received trophies.
This year five Lincolns at the show carried home awards. Topping the Concours category was Don Torrence’s 1970 Mark III, followed by Elayne Bendel’s 1964 convertible and Halsey Posadas’ 1972 Mark IV. Among Street entries, Ron Anast took home first place for his 1977 Town Coupe and second place was awarded to Bill Herbly with his 1959 Mark IV.
New LCOC member Robert Adamo displayed a lovely original 1973 Mark IV obtained from a member from the LCOC Northstar Region. How nice to continue the LCOC tradition with this beautiful car.
Bill’s 1959 Mark IV was obtained recently at auction. HIs plan is to keep it stock during the restoration process. We look forward to seeing Bill at future events to see how this work in progress is moving along.
A pair of Mark VIIs shown by Jim Ayres and Bob Blevins were crowd pleasers.
Of course, there was much to see outside the Lincoln display. British cars from Bentleys to MGs to Jaguars and others are always prominent at this show and a real treat. Antique fire vehicles added even more to the ambiance. A 1953 Cadillac looked like a treasured artifact from The Godfather. Racers, Corvettes, BMWs, Italian sports cars, Fords and Thunderbirds were on hand, with a large motorcycle display and over 200 cars in all registered for the show.
With mild weather keeping folks comfy and adoring crowds, no doubt a good time was had by all.