Registration Deadline for Big 4 Picnic Extended to Sept. 21

A technical glitch that had LCOC’s Western Region Website offline for about a week has resulted in the registration deadline for the Oct. 1 Big 4 American Luxury Car Potluck Picnic joint event being extended to Sept. 21.

Although this event has been very popular this year, as in the past, there are still some spots available, so get those classics ready for a great day of good food and tire kicking with friends.

The Big 4 Picnic is also open to club members and their family and friends who wish to socialize, but not display their collectable cars.

The picnic management rotates among the sponsoring clubs. This year LCOC is the lead organization assisted by the Southern California Cadillac & LaSalle Club, 2 Packard Clubs and the Southern California Imperial Owners, Inc.

Big 4 Picnic Summary
Sunday, October 1, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
William R. Mason Regional Park, Shelter #4
18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

A special surprise not seen at prior Big 4 Picnics awaits one lucky car owner this year!

Since the parking is limited, registration is in advance only.  When the registration limit is reached, registration will close.  Register NOW at

When you register, please specify year, club, make and model of your car for the event and what food item you’re planning to bring (enough to feed 8 people) within the category assigned to your club:

SCOI – Salads and Appetizers

CLC SoCal – Main Dishes

Packard Clubs – Desserts

LCOC – Silverware, cups, napkins, plates, tablecloths, drinks

The fee is $5 PER PERSON payable to LCOC Western Region, additionally you’ll need to pay $5 per car to the park when you enter. You may also send your per-person payment to Elayne Bendel at 27955 Nev ado, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 or by Zelle at With the low per-car admission charge we encourage you to invite friends and family and carpool to the picnic.

Bring your folding chairs and tables and portable shade, if convenient, so you can visit and eat lunch with everyone.


Directions to the Park:
From Greater L.A., Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley or Inland Empire, enter I-405, toward San Diego. Take Exit 5, Culver Dr. Turn right on Culver .8 miles to University Drive. Turn right on University .2 miles to park entrance on left at San Juaquin. Once inside the park, follow the road to the first stop sign. Turn left and follow the road as it curves left to Parking Lot C. Turn left and enter Parking Lot C. and begin parking in the row farthest away from the access road. Shelter 4 will be on the right of Parking Lot C across a grassy and treed space. Restrooms are left of the parking lot and across the access road.

From south Orange County or San Diego area take the 5 Freeway toward Los Angeles and then the 405 Freeway at the fork. Take Exit 5 at Culver Drive. Turn left onto Culver. Then follow directions above to University and beyond.

Hope to see you there!

Email or call/text Elayne Bendel with questions (contact information below)


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