Joint Events and LCOC National Meeting Highlight Early 2019 Activity

Joint events and LCOC National’s Annual Meeting highlight early activity for the LCOC Western Region in 2019.  The first event is the annual Southern California Imperial Club’s Palm Springs barbecue, which was scheduled for Jan. 12, but postponed to the following Saturday Jan. 19 due to the possibility of rain on Jan 12.  The barbecue  has grown in popularity over the years and besides attracting vintage Imperials, it affords owners of many classic brands throughout southern California a first-in-the-year opportunity to display their vehicles, socialize and enjoy some good food. See below for photos from last year’s barbecue.

LCOC members traditionally have been active participants in this barbecue and we hope to see another good turnout from our members and their classic Lincolns. Our calendar item on the event has more details and RSVP information.

Responding to complaints from some of our members that our traditional mid-February Kickoff Brunch usually conflicts with a similar event from the Cadillac and LaSalle Club, our Director Jim Ayres arranged to hold a joint kickoff event with the Cadillac group at the Lakewood Country Club.  We expect a great turnout from both clubs and some beautiful vintage cars to be displayed on the golf course lawn, as well as a guest speaker in addition to brunch.  View our calendar item for details about this event and instructions for registration.

Regretfully, the Imperial Club barbecue has been rescheduled to the same weekend as our LCOC National Meeting in Tuscon, so some of our Western Region board members will be going there. I understand the agenda package covers 53 pages so a lot of hard work is certainly ahead for the attendees. Items sure to be discussed are national meet scheduling, regional structure, membership recruiting and retention, and means of increasing value to our members. We will provide a full report following the meeting.

March 16 and 17, we will be participating in the annual Classic Auto Show which has been moved to a new location at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa and shortened to a 2-day weekend event.  Save the dates for this. Last year we had 8 of our members’ cars representing several Lincoln eras displayed at the L.A. Convention Center. Details of this year’s show are evolving, so visit our Calendar of Events section often for the latest information about LCOC’s participation.


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