The LCOC Western National Meet returns to California for the first time in seven years and registration is now open! The meet will be held May 4-8 in Palm Springs. An action-packed schedule of driving tours, parties, car collections, social events, technical seminars and, of course, the highlight concours celebrating our unique Martini Lifestyle is planned. Click here for a preview video to set the mood.
You will not want to miss this big event hosted by LCOC’s Western Region, but to exhibit you must be a member of LCOC. For this year, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s entry into the Ford Motor Company, dues for new members are just $25. Click here to join LCOC.
Click here to register your vehicle and for the meet events. See below for the detailed schedule. Registration closes April 15.
Meet HQ is the beautiful DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, which is adjacent to the Desert Princess Country Club, site of our Saturday Lincoln Concours. Click here for a direct link into the special hotel reservation site to reserve your room for our event. If necessary you may contact the DoubleTree directly at 760-322-6844.
2022 Western National Meet Detailed Schedule
Wednesday May 4
Meet Check-in 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Mechanical Judging 2 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Get a jump on this)
Event A: Technical Seminar, free 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. What Judges Look for in Judging a Car; Understand the Judging Criteria in LCOC Shows
Event B: Technical Seminar, free 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. How to Keep Cool With A/C
Event C: $25 pp 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Cocktails – Just a short drive away you will be treated to cocktails & hors d’oeuvres in true Palm Springs fashion with a large Studebaker car collection plus other grand cars to view, welcoming you at this get acquainted/reconnect event.
7:30 p.m. Dining on your own
Thursday May 5
Morning Run with Jim Finley 7 a.m.
Meet Check-in 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Event D: $20 pp 9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. Old Town Yucca Valley and Pioneertown Drive A scenic drive north of Palm Springs takes you to Old Town Yucca Valley followed by a catered lunch while you admire a private auto collection set in a great vintage car dealership. Who knows, there may be a car for sale. You are free to explore antique shops in Old Town or drive on to Pioneertown. You can walk down “Mane Street” just as Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and the Sons of the Pioneers did in their TV series.
Meet Check-in 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Event E: free 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Palm Springs Architectural Drive Tour/Homes of the Stars. Enjoy the beauty of the many mid-century neighborhoods in Palm Springs and motor by the homes of the stars who loved and played under the palms. Some of the most noted architects and developers like Donald Wexler, John Lautner, E. Stewart Williams, William Krisel, Barry Berkus and Hugh Kaptur designed homes here. (Same tour also available Friday)
Mechanical Judging 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Event F: Technical Seminar, free 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. What Makes That Convertible Top Go Up & Down? The Lincoln Whisperer unlocks the secrets to having it work more than once!
Event G: $25 pp 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Valdivia Way Car Collection Cocktail Party A short drive finds us sipping on delicious cocktails & nibbling on hors d’oeuvres while viewing some real classic beauties from several collections in one space.
Event H: free 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Palm Springs Street Fair offers a delightful opportunity to stroll the main drag of Palm Springs on your own to see local arts and crafts, a tradition for years. Yes, food, candies, chocolates and much more can be enjoyed. There are many great restaurants on this same street for dining enjoyment on your own.
Friday May 6
Morning run with Jim Finley 7 a.m.
Meet Check-in 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Event I: $25 pp 9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunnylands Visitor Center/Gardens and Shields Date Garden for lunch We’ll drive down the valley to Sunnylands Visitor Center and Gardens where presidents and royalty stayed while visiting the desert. The gardens are based on several of Monet’s paintings. Enjoy a short movie on its history. Then on to the Shields Date Garden with their 17-acre date grove and a throwback 60’s café for lunch (included). You might even want to try one of their famous date shakes or purchase some items to send home. There is a theater where you can view The Sex Life of Dates.
Mechanical Judging 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Event J: $11 pp 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Palm Springs Art Museum Designed by famed architect E Stewart Williams, this museum houses a varied collection of contemporary art, photography, art glass & Native American art. Note: The museum requires that you show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of entry.
Event K: free 2:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Palm Springs Architectural Drive Tour/Homes of the Stars In case you missed this tour on Thursday we have scheduled this drive again. Enjoy the beauty of the many mid-century neighborhoods in Palm Springs and motor by the homes of the stars who loved and played under the palms. Some of the most noted architects and developers like Donald Wexler, John Lautner, William Krisel, E. Stewart Williams, Barry Berkus and Hugh Kaptur designed homes here. (Repeat of Thursday’s tour)
Event L: Technical Seminar, free 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Click – Clack – Clunk general repair forum will be open to your questions on car repair.
Event M: $55 pp 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Mid-Century Cocktails, Dinner & Cars – You are invited to our own version of the Chi Chi Room for cocktails, dinner, slow jazz music and classic cars under the stars at Monstore Garage, home of the Prescott Collection and more. For decades the Chi Chi Room was host to the best musical acts in the country. We hope to inspire you with the sounds of those times, so put on your smart dinner attire and be transported back to an evening of martinis and merriment. During dinner there will be a Silent Auction. Whether it is a classic Lincoln item or a fabulous piece of art or a special gift basket, you’ll want to have your credit cards, check book or cash ready. You never know what might turn up!
Saturday May 7
8 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Cars Placed on Show Field – Concours Car Show & Car Corral (cars for sale) *CARS MUST BE ON SHOW FIELD by 9:45 AM
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Our Fabulous Lincoln Concours! The public is being invited to the concours, so all vehicles are expected to remain in place until the Chief Judge releases the field. Lunch on-your-own: there are several restaurants on the property or nearby.
Event N: $65 pp 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Gala Awards Banquet No host Cocktails start at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Recommended Attire: DRESSY. (Optional: cocktail dresses for the ladies and jackets for the gents). Entrée Selections: Grilled flatiron steak Oven roasted Chicken Vegetarian option Child’s meal
Sunday May 8
Morning run with Jim Finley 7 a.m.
Early AM – Photo shoot of trophy winners & their cars. The Time & location on the hotel grounds will be announced at the banquet. The resort provides a fabulous backdrop for your award photos!
ON YOUR OWN EVENTS:
Get a group together or go solo: Be sure to stop in at the Palm Springs Visitor Center designed by Albert Frey for the history of Palm Springs: https://visitpalmsprings.com/palm-springs-visitor-center-history/
Then head to the Aerial Tramway for a ride to the top and breathtaking views of the valley: https://pstramway.com/
Check out the numerous trails through the canyon: https://visitpalmsprings.com/7-hikes-in-palm-canyons/
Relax at the hotel spa and pool, or check out more area attractions.
Palm Springs Air Museum in Palm Springs: https://palmspringsairmuseum.org/
Find more things to do: https://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/plan/free-visitors- guide
More Optional Activities
Palm Springs Windmill Tours
The Palm Springs Windmill Tours is the only renewable energy wind farm tour that is endorsed by the Desert Wind Energy Association. Our tour will take you behind the fences onto our private grounds where no other tour will go. The tour starts at our tour headquarters where you will be given an overview of renewable wind energy, a history of our windmills since the inception in 1982 to today, which is the first commercial wind farm in the United States. Next, a private luxury bus takes you on the tour of the farms off property and ends with a free date shake at the Windmill Cafe. The windmills are an iconic feature of the area and is educational and fun for the entire family. The entire tour stops a few times where you can get up close to a windmill to see the majestic size and drives up to a vista for perfect picture taking. The tour takes approximately 2 hours. Comfortable shoes, hats and sunscreen are recommended.
Discounts are available
From $49 per adult for bus tour; $40 per vehicle for in-car tour
62950 20th Ave, Palm Springs, CA 92258
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, formerly the Living Desert Museum, is a desert botanical garden and a zoo located in Palm Desert, Riverside County, California, United States. They are in the Sonoran Desert of the Coachella Valley and Santa Rosa Mountains foothills near Palm Springs, California.
The Living Desert was established in 1970 by several trustees of the Palm Springs Desert Museum who foresaw the impact that resort development would have on their local desert ecosystem. This foresight led to an interpretive nature trail and preserve in Palm Desert.
For nearly five decades, The Living Desert has been engaged in the important work of preserving, conserving and interpreting the desert and all its varied plant and animal life. Even as we take immense pride in our accomplishments over the last 50 years, we remain as dedicated as ever to the goals that initially inspired us when we first began operations in March of 1970.
Address: 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260 – Reserve tickets in advance for prices below.
- GENERAL ADMISSION $27.95
- SENIORS (62+) $25.95
- CHILDREN (3-12) $17.95
- CHILDREN UNDER 3 FREE
- PARKING FREE