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2021 Lincoln Homecoming will Feature  Two Car Shows, Tour and Symphony

2021 Lincoln Homecoming will Feature Two Car Shows, Tour and Symphony

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The eighth annual Lincoln Homecoming in August 2021 will feature two different car shows. The first will be a virtual Lincoln car show, which will extend from now through July 28. It will have its own People’s Choice awards by decade, voted on by all persons registered for the virtual car show.

The second event will be in person---the annual Homecoming at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in Hickory Corners, Mich. on August 12 - 15. The Homecoming will also have People’s Choice awards, by decade.

All Lincolns registered for the virtual car show will also be registered for the in-person car show for the $25 price; in effect, one registration for two car shows. (Complete details on the virtual car show appear below.)

The theme of the 2021 Homecoming is "Marks Through the Ages," which will recognize all Lincoln Continental Marks, from the first in 1940 to the Mark VIII. Although Continental Marks will be the feature in 2021, Lincolns from all eras are welcome. Four major Lincoln clubs will be represented--the Lincoln Owners Club, Lincoln-Zephyr Owners Club, Road Race Lincoln Register and Lincoln and Continental Owners Club. However, one need not be a member of those Lincoln clubs to display a car at the annual Lincoln Homecoming or participate in the virtual car show.

The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming weekend event will include a countryside tour and luncheon, dinners, an auction and car show. The 2021 Lincoln Homecoming is being hosted by the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum; Homecoming Co-Chairs are Dennis Garrett and Bob Johnson.

Most activities take place outside, to address any ongoing concerns about the COVID virus. For attendees’ own benefit as well as to protect others attending the annual meet we strongly encourage attendees to have received vaccinations, maintain social distancing and, of course, wear a mask.

(We're all aware that Covid 19 remains a serious problem; a number of car events have been cancelled or delayed. At this stage, we are continuing to plan for this year’s Homecoming Meet. We will, of course, continue to monitor recommendations and requirements from Michigan Health Department authorities and certainly, if necessary, will cancel our event in response to unfolding events.

Although we hope this will not be necessary, attendees’ health and well being are our primary consideration in making such decisions. Should the event be cancelled or if you decide not to come because you or someone in your family becomes infected with Covid 19 within a three-week period prior to August 12, 2021 you may notify the Homecoming registrar to cancel your reservations and receive a full refund of any amount paid to attend the event.)

Here’s a quick look at the weekend plans.

Most participants will arrive on Thursday. That evening will be on your own. Enjoy one of the Kalamazoo areas restaurants with your friends.

On Friday, there’ll be a motoring tour. It will travel beautiful western Michigan back roads to Fenn Valley Vineyards in the beautiful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Region. There, participants can park their Classic Lincolns and enjoy a tour of the winery and vineyards, wine-tasting and a delicious luncheon. Cost is $30 per person. (Afterwards, participants may wish to visit nearby Saugatuck and its unique shopping district.) At 5 p.m. there’ll be a “cocktail” parts and special presentation at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum followed by dinner “under the stars” (big tent) adjacent to the museum. The traditional auction of Lincoln parts, literature and memorabilia will be held that evening. Funds raised will benefit the LMCF Endowment Fund.

The big day will be Saturday—a display of all Lincolns adjacent to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum. Cars will be arranged according to era. That evening, dinner will again be served under the stars. Car show awards will be presented after dinner. Cost for dinner is $50 per person. Following dinner, attendees may attend a special performance of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum featuring trumpeter Winton Marsalis. Cost for the symphony is $30 per person. Seats are limited.

On Sunday the weekend fun will continue with a display of all Lincolns on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln museum. Included in the activities will be a parade of Lincolns on the Gilmore Car Museum grounds.

A professional photographer will be on the museum grounds on Saturday morning to take photographs of individual Lincolns by appointment. Complete details are included in the registration forms.

The host hotel in Kalamazoo is the Four Points Sheraton by Kalamazoo, 3600 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001. This hotel offers excellent accommodations, dining, and amenities. The hotel is about 15 miles south of Hickory Corners. A complimentary hot breakfast for two is included in the room rate of $120 plus tax. For room reservations call 1-269-385-3922; use the code “Lincoln Club” to receive the special room rate. Room reservation cut-off is July 12, 2021. (Note: the special room rate is good for three days prior to and after the meet at the Four Points Sheraton.)

Detailed information on the 2021 Homecoming, including a complete daily itinerary and registration form is available on the LMCF web site—www.LincolnCarMuseum.org. Information will also be published in Lincoln club magazines and on club websites. For more information contact Bob Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651-257-1715.

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About the Virtual Car Show

Entering a car in the virtual car show is easy. All you need to do is log on to https://vlmcmhomecomingmeet.cornerstonereg.com/ You may register for only the virtual car show if you cannot attend the 2021 Homecoming in August.

You’ll find tutorials that will guide you through the process.

  • How to register your car
  • How to update your car’s information and upload photos
  • How to “attend” the virtual event and view photo

In preparation, you’ll need photographs of your car. In addition to posting photos you’ll also be asked to supply a description of your car—up to 200 words. You can visit the virtual car show now and see what other Lincoln owners have posted to give you some ideas.

Once the $25 registration fee has been paid for the virtual car show there’s no need to pay the fee again when you register for the live show—the 2021 Homecoming. One fee covers both events. Participants may enter as many cars as they like for the virtual car show (and for the live show) for the $25 per car fee.

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2020 Lincoln Homecoming Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Virus; 2021 Plans Announced

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The impact and uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus has forced cancellation of the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming, which would have celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Lincoln Motor Company in 1920.

As most of you know, automotive events—nationally, regionally and locally—have been cancelled or postponed.

Although we initially received strong registrations for this year’s event, those have tapered off in recent weeks as concern over the COVID-19 virus deepened.

The Lincoln Motor Car Foundation Homecoming committee made this decision now because it did not wish to jeopardize the health of attendees and because it did not wish to hold a less-than-stellar event. There is also the issue of financial exposure for the Foundation.

"This decision was made after long and thoughtful discussion by the leadership of the LMCF Homecoming Committee, which included our host club, the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club,” said David Schultz, LMCF Chairman. “All of us were looking forward to the centennial celebration."

Refunds will be issued for reservations made for the 2020 Lincoln Homecoming. Attendees are personally responsible for cancelling their hotel reservations.

Some participants have generously donated their refund. If you would like to donate some or all of your refund to the Maintenance Fund, which helps to pay for the ongoing cost to operate the Museum, it's not too late. Please click here to go to the Contact Us page so that you can send us your instructions or ask questions.

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