News and Current information from Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum and the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation.
The 2019 Lincoln Homecoming was held in August and our focus is now on the Lincoln centennial, which will be observed in August 2020. The Lincoln Motor Company, originally founded in 1917 to build Liberty motors for the war effort, was re-incorporated in 1920 to build luxury motor cars.
Six years after its official opening in 2014, the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center is “world class.” Thousands of people have visited. What they see is an attractive, professionally-designed and outfitted museum that “tells the Lincoln story.”
Recent additions to the museum include a 2019 Lincoln Aviator, a loan from the Lincoln Design Studio, which has been a wonderful partner to the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation. In addition to the Lincoln centennial, our current focus is the museum’s endowment program. The board continues to work at raising $1.5 million that will ensure the continued operation of the museum. To date, we have achieved just over $1 million—or 68% or our goal. To assist those efforts a Legacy Society was created in 2018, by which individuals and businesses can make provision in their estate plan or establish life-income gifts to benefit the Foundation. An article on the Lincoln Legacy Society appears in this issue.
A special donor pin was created for those individuals who have become members of the LMCF Fabulous Fifty group—individuals who’ve donated $5,000 or more. Pins were personally presented to those donors who attended the 2018 and 2019 Lincoln Homecoming events.
Thank you for all you do for our Foundation and Museum.
Lincoln is offering an additional $750 Bonus Cash on the entire lineup of impressive new Lincoln Vehicles. As a benefit of being a Life Member of the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Foundation, Life Members are eligible for the Ford Motor Company X-Plan, a partner discount program for new Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
A 1922 Lincoln camp car used by Henry Ford Sr. and his friends is now on display at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Ford converted two Lincolns into camp cars for use by he and his friends, known as “the Four Vagabonds”, between 1915 and 1924.
Ford is offering an additional $500 Bonus Cash on Ford SUV’s for the Fourth Quarter for X-Plan Participants. As a benefit of being a Life Member of the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Foundation, Life Members are eligible for the Ford Motor Company X-Plan, a partner discount program for new Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
A Lincoln owned by the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum was invited for display at the annual Concours d'Elegance at St. John’s on July 29, 2017.
May 26, 2017
Jack Telnack, retired chief of design at Ford Motor Company, will be the guest speaker at the annual Lincoln Homecoming dinner on Saturday, August 12.
February 10, 2017 by David Schultz, LMCF Chairman
The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum ended the year on a high note, with the donation of two automobiles to the museum’s growing group of classic Lincoln motorcars. Of equal significance three separate groups from the Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company visited the museum.
December 22, 2016
We are sorry to report the passing of Lincoln Motor Car Foundation board member Hank Dikkeboom, who was also a Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club (LZOC) past president and LZOC trustee. He died December 20, 2016 in the presence of his family in Wisconsin.
July 19, 2016
The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum is excited to have the only existing Road Race Lincoln in existence on display and at our Homecoming event August 10-14, 2016
July 6, 2016
The only known surviving “Road Race Lincoln,” a 1954 Lincoln Capri that took first place in the 1954 Carrera Panamericana race, is on display at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum from July 15 through September 15.
June 15, 2016
As a long-term LMCF member, former editor of the Road Race Lincoln Register publication and archivist of the RRLR it seemed to me a little extra effort for this summer’s homecoming might pay off. Maybe I had a premonition. I suggested to Jack Eby and David Schultz that a significant car to have at the 2016 homecoming would be the Carrera Panamericana car (1954 Lincoln) that’s displayed at the National Automobile Museum/Harrah Auto Collection in Reno, Nevada.
October 1, 2015
The Jack Passey Jr. Memorial Fund has been established by the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation to honor the well-known vintage car collector and enthusiast, who died on August 22, 2015 at the age of 88 in his home in Watsonville, California.
August 25, 2015
The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum has two new automobiles on display.
August 6-9, 2014
Lincoln car aficionados gathered at the Gilmore Car Museum to join the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation members for the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum. Events for those Lincoln fans began on Wednesday, August 6th with a welcome party at the host hotel.
Hickory Corners, Michigan – June 24, 2014
The walls are up and the new Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum space is now enclosed, all accomplished since ground was broken for the Museum on June 1, 2013.
April 15, 2014 – Hickory Corners, Mich.
All four of the major Lincoln clubs will be present when the new Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum is dedicated on August 9. The museum is located on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.
December 25, 2013 – Hickory Corners, Mich.
Construction is underway on the new Lincoln Motorcar Heritage Museum being built on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan.