March 25 Tours of 2 Great Palm Springs-Area Private Car Collections and Lunch are Planned by LCOC; Sign Up Now

If you have been a member of LCOC for any length of time you have probably heard of both Jack and Linda Rosen and John Burge and Mike Steiner. These legendary couples have wonderful car collections and now we have an opportunity to tour both of them on the same day and enjoy a catered lunch to boot!

The cost for both tours and the luncheon is $40/person. Registration deadline is Saturday March 18.

Please contact: John Burge at 760-409-4651 to register and email epbendel@sbcglobal-net.
Make checks payable to LCOC, c/o John Burge, PO BOX 1965, Palm Springs, CA 92263

Our newest Western Region Board member Scott Balanda has arranged for us to visit the Rosen collection first. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. we will view Jack and Linda’s Lincolns and their other vehicles at 73660 Dinah Shore Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211. You’ll enter at the security gate and find ample parking on either side. Then enjoy touring their facility, seeing their great cars and work area.

Jack and Linda’s ’57 Premiere is one of their gorgeous mid-century Lincolns.

Then we will head to nearby Desert Hot Springs at 16723 Atlantic Ave. for lunch and our tour of John Burge’s and Michael Steiner’s collection.

Directions to 16723 Atlantic Ave Desert Hot Springs, CA:  Take Gene Autry over I-10 turning into Palm Drive.  Go north to the light at Dillon Road.  Turn left.  Go one mile to Atlantic Ave, Turn right.  We will have a directional sign for LCOC at Dillon and Atlantic. 

John and MIke’s Versailles is just one of many Lincolns in their collection.

John and MIke will welcome you to the Cadi-Linc Ranch, so named by several friends. Yes, it is a mixture of mainly 70’s
Cadillacs and Lincolns. Not since its 2016 LCOC Western Region board meeting has the Ranch hosted the region. They are glad you have accepted their invitation.

There are over a dozen Lincolns and about two dozen Cadillacs to view. Their warehouse is a working building. They have just finished the paint on a 1977 Lincoln Town Car in Burnt Emberglow. They have started the sanding and engine refresh on a 1976 Mark IV Black Diamond package. Once those are back together, their attention is shifting to a 1974 Cadillac Fleetwood Talisman. Eventually when they feel their skills are honed much better, they will attack the restoration on one of their two Cadillac Fleetwood Castilian wagons.

They will gladly walk you through some of their restorations—even one where they converted a variable venturi carburated Lincoln to a Holly fuel-injected one.

Come sit among the cars, our stars, with them and share an outstanding meal provided by Lynn Hammond Catering. Join in the fun; register early as seating is limited.

Dine among the classics with a great catered lunch.

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