The seventh annual Lincoln Homecoming will celebrate the centennial of the founding of the Lincoln Motor Company to build passenger cars. The Homecoming will be held August 6 – 9 at the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center in Hickory Corners, Mich. The Homecoming will be preceded by optional “pre-Homecoming” events in Dearborn, Mich. on August 2-5.
The 2020 Lincoln Homecoming will be hosted by the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club. The LCOC and members of the Homecoming committee have spent months developing a special schedule of events. Co-chairs of the 2020 Homecoming events are LCOC members Dennis Garrett and Bob Johnson.
“If ever there was a year to bring your Lincoln to a Homecoming, this is it,” said David Schultz, chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation. “We encourage Lincoln owners to bring their cars in any condition—restored, original, partially restored or somewhere in-between. We want to see Lincolns on display.”
The fun begins in Dearborn on Sunday evening, Aug. 2, with a cocktail party at the host hotel, the historic Dearborn Inn, built in 1929 by Henry and Edsel Ford as an airport hotel.
On Monday, August 3, several tours will be offered: the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, the original Ford Piquette factory, the Detroit Historical Society, the Motown Museum and the Lincoln Continental assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. Dinner will be on your own that evening.
On Tuesday, the Monday tour schedule will be repeated. But--that evening there’ll be a gala dinner inside The Henry Ford Museum. Attendees may tour the museum from 6 to 11 p.m. The guest speaker will be Joy Falotico, president of the Lincoln Motor Company and Ford Motor Company’s chief marketing officer.
On Wednesday morning, all Lincolns in attendance will gather at Ford World Headquarters for a display that will last into early afternoon. Attendees may enjoy lunch at the Ford Motor Company cafeteria and visit the Ford/Lincoln gift shop. Following lunch, attendees will depart for Hickory Corners and the host hotel, the Kalamazoo Sheraton Four Points.
Thursday and Friday will be driving tour days. The committee has scheduled several interesting tours: the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, a cruise on Lake Michigan departing from Saugatuck, the historic village of Marshall, the Vicksburg Historical Village and the Kalamazoo Air Zoo
On Thursday evening, there’ll be a “Welcome” buffet at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel.
On Friday evening, there’ll be a cocktail reception for all Homecoming attendees at the Lincoln Motor Car Museum & Research Center followed by a banquet and the traditional auction of Lincoln parts and memorabilia to benefit the LMCF Endowment Fund.
The big day will be Saturday—a display of 100 years of Lincolns adjacent to the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum & Research Center. All four Lincoln clubs will have cars on display and will do their own judging. That evening, a gala dinner will be held at which time awards will be presented. Tentatively scheduled to speak that evening is Jim Farley, Ford Motor Company's Executive Vice President and president, Global Markets. Several Lincoln and Ford executives are also expected to attend.
On Sunday the celebration will continue with a display of all Lincolns on the grounds adjacent to the Lincoln museum, with parade of Lincolns on Gilmore Car Museum grounds
Detailed information on the 2020 Homecoming, including the day-by-day itinerary and registration forms, will be published on this website.